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Does my Toyota Avensis have a timing belt?

Does my Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D have a timing chain or a belt drive?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Jonathan Garvey (Galway ) - Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:22

Thoughts on the 1.0-litre petrol Octavia?

Your comments on the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI petrol automatic please? Fuel consumption, power, spec level, or any other useful info.

Many thanks in advance


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Angela McIntyre (Co. Offaly) - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:12

How to change my Octavia's oil filter?

I was going to give my automobile a service, but before I start, I was wondering is the oil filter hard to gain access to, as there are two pipes running above it; it's a 2011 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI.

Any advice would be great


Filed under servicing - Asked by Kevin O Donovan (Dublin) - Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:34

Does my dad's automobile need a new ECU?!

Done the pedal test on my dad's 2001 Opel Astra (it was running slow and drinking petrol) and got the codes p1122, p1120 and p1155; we were told these are to do with the automobile's computer and will cost in the region of €1,000 to replace the computer and reprogram. Is this correct or is it easily fixed?

Filed under fault - Asked by Maebh Bushe (Dublin) - Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:19

Why an engine warning light in my VW Polo?

Why does my engine warning light come back on after I got the two lambda sensors changed, which it said was the problem? My automobile is a 2003 Volkswagen Polo.

Filed under fault - Asked by Danielle Automobileey (Delvin) - Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:02

What's up with my Mondeo's stereo?

I am having radio trouble with my 2008 Ford Mondeo 1.6, radio model 6000CD. The stereo goes to phone mode and won't go back to radio/CD; only way to get it to reset itself is after the automobile has been locked for over an hour.

Filed under infotainment - Asked by David Millar (Dublin) - Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:12

Should my Peugeot 3008 need new tyres?

I have a Peugeot 3008 with only 20,000 miles on the clock. Should I need four new tyres?

Filed under tyres - Asked by Coreen Bromly (Fairford) - Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:57

Will my Merc fail its NCT due to glow plugs?

The glow plugs on my diesel Mercedes are poor and it will not start easy when it's hot; with an NCT due in a month's time I worry it may fail due to the heat plugs. Will it?

Filed under NCT - Asked by Adrian Scanlon (Listowel) - Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:28

Serviceable items on this VW Passat?

Looking at a VW Passat with 77,000km on the clock. What should I be asking about timing belt replacment and/or air condition pollen filter replacement?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Joe Bishop (Dublin) - Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:13

Which automobile is best for motorway driving?


I am currently driving a 2005 Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre. Now I am planning to upgrade to a bigger automobile since I will be driving regularly on the motorway. My budget is around €3,500. What automobiles can you suggest that are comfortable to drive for longer distances? I have Suzuki SX4, Mazda3 and Skoda Octavia in mind.

Thanks in advance


Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Hariprasad Govindharajan (Shannon) - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:24