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Hi, I am about to buy a 2009 Opel Astra 1.4 five-door hatchback and I have just noticed that it has a lot of creamy stuff round the oil cap. I am buying the automobile from an Opel garage and they are saying this is meant to happen on newer automobiles as the engine is different and there is no temperature gauge in the automobile.
Even their engineer told me this and I also rang my local garage and they said the same. The automobile has only done 6,083 miles so may need breaking in as basically new... Is this right or are they just trying to sell me something dodgy? I am worried I will get a lot of problems with this as I have always been told to stay away from automobiles that have this problem. Please help!
Filed under miscellaneous - Asked by Chelsea Gard (BRISTOL) - Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:06
Although my 2001 Honda CR-V seems to drive very well and it starts easily from both hot and cold, the engine management light (EML) comes on; and from cold the rev counter does not operate. When the rev counter isn't working the engine is a little lumpy. After five minutes if I turn the automobile off and re-start, the rev counter works and the automobile drives perfectly.
This is an intermittent problem, sometimes the EML light isn't on, and sometimes it is. This problem has only occurred since the automobile has been parked up un-used for a couple of months. It doesn't appear to affect daily use once the automobile has been running for five minutes. The automobile does not over-heat. Any ideas what could be wrong? And will it be expensive?
Filed under fault - Asked by Ali Bluck (Bristol) - Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:07
I own a 2008 Hyundai Sante Fe with 117,000 miles on the clock; when should the timing belt be changed?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Marie Daly (Limerick) - Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:05
Hi, I have purchased a Honda FR-V. Annoyingly, neither electric wing mirror is functioning properly. One won't tilt side to side and the other up and down... Is it possible to just replace the motors? FR-V parts aren't abundant - would another Honda part do the trick? Don't want to relace the whole mirror if possible as very expensive!
Filed under electrics - Asked by Garry Albon - Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:46
Hi, I have a 2000 reg Peugeot 206 1.4 and in the last few months whenever I put my indicators on they flash as hazards and sometimes they even like to come on by themselves. I am not an expert in automobiles but a garage recently told me that I needed a replacement electrical box (not sure of the technical term) and that it would cost around €550 for parts and labour. Not sure if that is necessary as I have read that it could just be the indicator stalk, but I am unsure. I don't really want to pay that much for a repair as my automobile isnt even worth that much money anymore. Any help or suggestions as to what this problem could be or how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.
Filed under electrics - Asked by Sophie Holmes (Kent) - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:12
I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Automobileisma and the radio and clock are not working. How do I fix it?
Filed under electrics - Asked by Kieran Kavanagh (Meakstown) - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:16
I have a 2006 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi Estate. When the automobile goes it struggles up to 2000rpm and it seems as if the turbo is not kicking in. The automobile does not smoke; it just seems as if it has no turbo. Then when I leave it overnight it will turn over but won't start. I'm wondering whether to spend a lot on the automobile or part exchange it as it has done 143,000 miles.
Filed under fault - Asked by Brian Stokes (Swansea) - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:50
How much road tax would you pay a year on a 1.6 Ford C-Max?
Filed under taxation - Asked by Dave Gorman (Dublin ) - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:25
When should the timing belt be done in a 2000 Ford Focus 1.6?
Filed under servicing - Asked by Donald Holding (Wexford Town) - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:07
Why is the ASR light on in my Skoda Octavia?
Filed under fault - Asked by Michael Ryan - Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:20