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    I think doctors surgeries are a lot like garages....

    I think doctors surgeries are a lot like garages. There are good ones and there are bad ones. Some know what they are doing and some don't. Its a bit of a lottery really.
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    Just wondering if the DPF system is...

    Just wondering if the DPF system is malfunctioning? On the motorway the DPF will try to clean itself so maybe related? Just an idea.
    If you are fed up with it, trade it in and get rid. And don't...
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    Simply swap the relay with another one of the...

    Simply swap the relay with another one of the same type - that will soon eliminate the relay. Or check for a 12 volt feed to the plug on the compressor when you switch the aircon on. Then that...
  4. Check the wiring for breaks/bad connectors. ...

    Check the wiring for breaks/bad connectors.
    Using the diagnostic tool check the voltage from the sensor when the car is idling hot. Is the reading within limits?
    If yes then check at 3,000 rpm....
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    Possibly the aircon relay getting tired? Other...

    Possibly the aircon relay getting tired? Other than that it may be the control panel/unit itself.
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    Agree, that's a ridiculous price. And why would...

    Agree, that's a ridiculous price. And why would you flush the engine? Absolutely crackers.
  7. On the BBC this week in The Sheriffs are Coming,...

    On the BBC this week in The Sheriffs are Coming, I believe this company was featured? Again?
    After some threats towards the High Court sheriffs by the owner, the police were called and eventually...
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    On some Renaults the drive belt may have 4 ridges...

    On some Renaults the drive belt may have 4 ridges but the crank pulley may have 5. When fitting with this arrangement, the belt should be fitted towards the outside so the belt is away from the...
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    I have been fortunate and in good health most of...

    I have been fortunate and in good health most of my life so doctors are like aliens to me as I never see them. However, some years ago I had an accident at work where I fell and the result was a...
  10. Now I'm with you. No this does not sound like a...

    Now I'm with you. No this does not sound like a belt. More like a driveshaft, hub or brake noise.
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    It is an offence to distract a bus driver and as...

    It is an offence to distract a bus driver and as you say, must keep behind him. If you feel strongly, maybe an email to the local bus depot?
  12. The noise comes on when the engine is hot with...

    The noise comes on when the engine is hot with the steering straight ahead but goes off when the wheel is turned slightly?
    With the engine idling hot and wheel straight ahead, spray some WD40 on to...
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    Agree with Pantera. A compression check would...

    Agree with Pantera. A compression check would also reveal if the engine has any serious and mega expensive issues.
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    Clean out the throttle body and butterfly...

    Clean out the throttle body and butterfly properly to remove all traces of carbon deposits.
    Remove the breather pipes from the top of the engine where they connect to the rocker cover. Look inside...
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    Only so long as the buyer gives the correct or...

    Only so long as the buyer gives the correct or any address for that matter and the seller bothers to send off the V5. And if they do not want to comply they will not bother responding to any letters...
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    These may be of interest to you.

    http://www.recalluk.com/recalls/cars/volvo-v70-airbag-recall-2012.aspx

    http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2007/12/19/volvo-s-airbags-fail-in-two-crash-tests/26567/...
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    Agree with this. This is why I use the link I...

    Agree with this. This is why I use the link I put up earlier as it is the only one to tell you if the vehicle is taxed and tested at the same time plus its free. You can find out if a vehicle is...
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    I never said ALL dealers, did I? You never read...

    I never said ALL dealers, did I? You never read what people actually write. As usual.

    Some dealers ALWAYS surrender them. Some do not. End of.
  19. Yes except that I have 'generic equipment' that...

    Yes except that I have 'generic equipment' that can read these cars just the same as the dealer so there are many out there who can too. The Launch range which is very popular in garages gives...
  20. Find the nearest Bosch Service Centre for an...

    Find the nearest Bosch Service Centre for an accurate diagnosis.

    http://www.boschcarservice.co.uk/
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    This is the site I use. ...

    This is the site I use. https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/

    But it will not be up to the minute accurate especially as DVLA do not get the seller's V5c for a few days. So I doubt that...
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    Sounds like a split pipe which is altering the...

    Sounds like a split pipe which is altering the fuel mixture causing it to run way too rich. Check the EGR pipe which runs to the corner in front of the driver at the top rear of the engine. The...
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    I haven't done one so may well be wrong but my...

    I haven't done one so may well be wrong but my understanding is that you can just swap a divorced unit without the display. If it has not been divorced it wont work. Use Tech 2, Opcom or Vauxcom to...
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    This engine is probably the Ford Zetec one, as...

    This engine is probably the Ford Zetec one, as found in the Fiesta and Focus, in the Volvo. The belt will likely be not showing signs of deterioration but you need to bend the belt inside out to put...
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    If it was just the speedo that stopped working...

    If it was just the speedo that stopped working and the rest of the dash was good then maybe a faulty speed sensor. It would show up as a fault code, probably P0500 if it was duff.
    However, if any...
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