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Does the mk1 Ford Focus have glow plugs?

Does a 2002 Ford Focus have glow plugs?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Kevin Marshall (Sheffield) - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:51

Are there problems with the Volkswagen Tiguan's TDI engine?

Does the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-litre TDI have troublesome balance shafts in its engine similar to the Audi engine?

Filed under fault - Asked by James O Regan (Bunratty) - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:17

Do you think my automobile was serviced?

Hi, I bought a 2009 Opel Insignia four months ago. The place where I bought it from promised it had a full service done. A few weeks ago I noticed that every time I used the brakes there was a grinding sound. Also the code 'no 82' came up on the dashboard. Apparently this means that the engine oil needs to be changed.

Over the four months the automobile has not been used a lot. My question is if the place did a full service, would these problems still occur? The guy who I bought the automobile from was very dismissive and agreed to do the brakes. But he wouldn't even find out what the code 82 meant - I had to do that myself.


Filed under servicing - Asked by Jackie Cullen (Dublin) - Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:36

What do you think of the Audi A1?

What do you think of Audi A1? I've a 2002 BMW 316i that costs me a lot on parts and labour and petrol and am thinking of buying a 2011-2012 Audi A1, as I want a smaller automobile, preferably diesel, that doesn't cost too much to run.

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Susanne Lally (Galway) - Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:51

Help me choose my BMW or Audi!

I'm looking to spend up to €8,000 on automobile. I'm torn between the Audi A4 TDI S line (2005 and up), E90 BMW 320d (2005 and up) and the E46 BMW 320Cd (2004 -2006). Wondering what the pros and cons of all three automobiles are and which would be the best choice. Or would those models in petrol be better again?

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Sean Pidgeon (Dublin) - Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:29

Should we worry about high mileage for a first automobile?

My 22-year-old daughter is buying her first automobile with a budget of €3,000. Is this a sufficient budget? We are looking at the usual websites but most automobiles have high mileage. Should we be overly concerned with high mileage?

Filed under learner - Asked by Nuala Ryan (Dublin) - Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:16

Does my 2008 Ford Focus TDCi have a timing belt?

Foes my 2008 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi have a timing belt? If so, when should it be changed?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Ger Glynn (Clare) - Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:06

Does the Skoda Superb come in 'soft roader' guise?

Can we get the Skoda Superb in 'Outdoor' guise, and if so, how much extra?

Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Liam Kelly (Clare) - Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:35

Does my Mondeo Estate have a timing belt or chain?

Does my 2002 Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0-litre TDCi have a cambelt or chain?

Filed under servicing - Asked by Sharon Wyatt (Taunton) - Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:10

Will an airbag light mean failed NCT?

I have a Lexus GS 300 (95 reg) with an airbag light always on. Does this mean it well fail its next NCT test? Thanks

Filed under NCT - Asked by Adrian Scanlon - Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:34