3,547 Irish motoring queries answered to date.

On changagoidem.ie there is no such thing as a silly question. No matter how small or complicated an issue seems, we'll help. Our experts will quickly answer your queries in a friendly and jargon-free manner. What are you waiting for? Ask us Anything!

Please remember that we offer advice, not gospel. We cannot be held responsible for recalls, a second hand automobile's history, acts of God, changes in automobile pricing or Government policy. We are here to help and offer independent, impartial and free advice. What you do with it is entirely up to you!

By submitting a question you are agreeing to this statement. Thank you.

Ask Us Anything

Please ask your question in the box below. We will answer it as soon as possible.

Please note that we may edit the text of your question and that, if you provide your name and town, these will appear with your question. No other personal or information will be displayed or made public.

How much should changing the crank sensor cost?

I arrived at your site when I was looking for information on crankshaft sensors. I have to have the crankshaft sensor replaced on my SEAT Leon TDI FR. The dealer said the gearbox will have to be removed and that the cost will be around £300. Is this correct and a reasonable cost?

CH Belfast

Filed under fault - Asked by Colin Harvey (Belfast) - Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:14

Why is my Skoda Octavia losing power?

Hi, my '05 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI is giving trouble lately. It loses power and even cuts out, but starts up again. I heard they have a wiring loom problem. Could this be the problem?

Filed under fault - Asked by Danny Duggan (Cork) - Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:11

How can I fix my rear demister?

I have a 2001 Skoda Octavia. The rear dimister does not clear all of the rear windscreen. Can you offer any advice?

Filed under fault - Asked by Brian May - Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:00

Can I bypass my interior heater?

Thanks for the last answer.

Could I take the heating pipes going through the bulkhead off and join them back to back with a bit of copper pipe? Wouldn't this bypass the radiator in the automobile and to hell with the heater as I think the dashboard has to come out to fit a new heater radiator. Or am I only looking for trouble?

Thanks again

Filed under fault - Asked by Ruairi Mc Automobilethy (Mullagh Co Cavan) - Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:17

Does steam coming out the air vents indicate a problem?

Hello, I started my '99 Citroen Berlingo 1.9 diesel this morning for the first time in a year. It was topped up with fresh diesel, water and checked oil and all ok, but when I turned on the heater steam started coming out of the air vents. Am I in trouble?

Thank you

Filed under fault - Asked by Ruairi Mc Automobilethy (Mullagh Co Cavan) - Sun, 16 Jan 2011 14:16

Should I worry about the coolant warning light in a Passat?

Hi, I'm currently looking to move to a diesel as my new job has me doing a far longer commute. I've spotted a second hand '03 VW Passat 1.9 TDI that I like the look of. I did a full history check on the vehicle and it seems genuine. Only issue is that the coolant warning light is flashing when the coolant level is fine. A friend suggested it could be the sensor needs to be replaced, but I don't want to buy if it's something more serious. Is this a common problem with VWs?

Thanks. Sean.

Filed under fault - Asked by Sean McDermott (Cork) - Tue, 09 Nov 2010 09:31

Does the Skoda Octavia have a problem with its fuel injectors?

My 2007 Skoda Octavia 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine seized because one of the fuel injectors broke and allowed diesel to be injected constantly rather than intermittently. Is this a common problem with this automobile?

Filed under fault - Asked by Gerard Flaherty (Dublin) - Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:02

Lower rev limit on diesel Focus?

I recently purchased a 2006 diesel Ford Focus and have noticed on a couple of occasions that the engine cuts out when I exceed a certain engine speed. This happened to me this morning as I was overtaking. As you can imagine, it was quite an unnerving experience. I understand that changing gear a bit earlier avoids the problem but I was wondering if this was normal behaviour or what might be causing it. It's happened three times and each time I'd estimate about 3,000rpm in second gear. On each occasion the engine cut out. Most recently was yesterday morning pulling out of the Maxwell Motors slip road in Blackrock heading south. I let the automobile glide to a halt and I restarted the engine.

Filed under fault - Asked by Paul Reilly (Blackrock, Cork) - Wed, 05 May 2010 20:51

Back to Question list