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    I dont know for sure but its possible that either...

    I dont know for sure but its possible that either could be suitable, i would have thought that even though its kwik fit that they would have accurate details on their database.
    Some vehicles its...
  2. Maybe the consumption is due to the car over...

    Maybe the consumption is due to the car over revving at changes, i wouldn't expect more than around 35mpg on this type of transmission.
    Difficult situation to be in but these are a very complicated...
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    Does sound like a key recognition issue, do you...

    Does sound like a key recognition issue, do you have a spare to try?
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    You will need to get the fault codes read with a...

    You will need to get the fault codes read with a suitable diagnostic code reader. You can buy one for around 50 that will do the job if you feel capable but it's not always easy as the code may not...
  5. Im guessing its gear oil that leaked out from a...

    Im guessing its gear oil that leaked out from a removed driveshaft when the clutch was changed.
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    The gauge does not tell you how much oil is in...

    The gauge does not tell you how much oil is in the engine it is a pressure gauge. I wont bore you with the details but i seem to remember them being erratic in the mx5 for some reason. When started...
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    If you have checked basics such as loose or...

    If you have checked basics such as loose or detached hoses and electrical connections etc then its probably time to look at some data on a suitable diagnostic scanner.
    If for some reason the coolant...
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    Not really a job for a novice this as it will...

    Not really a job for a novice this as it will require a press.
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    Start by checking the electrical connections to...

    Start by checking the electrical connections to the front oxygen sensor which is positioned in the exhaust system, exactly where i couldn't tell you on this engine.
  10. Thread: Simo

    by Pantera
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    Try a new belt as suggested, if that does not...

    Try a new belt as suggested, if that does not work then something is misaligned or moving slightly.
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    If there are no visible leaks then there is a...

    If there are no visible leaks then there is a high chance it is the head gasket. Check the oil for any signs of white emulsification.
    It will only get worse and may catch you out one day, once that...
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    Forget the above, plugged the code reader in...

    Forget the above, plugged the code reader in today when it would not start and it came back with P1570 which is immobiliser related.
    The air thing was a red herring as it decided to start when the...
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    Someone probably knew the car had a major issue...

    Someone probably knew the car had a major issue thats why it was at auction, the type r normally has a bomb proof engine if looked after well.
    Better to cut your losses and stick it on ebay instead...
  14. The belts run all of the time, get the auxiliary...

    The belts run all of the time, get the auxiliary drive belt checked first as its normally the one that makes the type of noises you describe.
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    2006 Seat Leon air in fuel system

    1.9 Pd engine.
    Work colleague purchased this car and the morning after getting it home it took quite a lot of cranking to fire up.
    This morning it would not start at all so i took the bleed screw...
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    If the VVT system uses activation solenoids these...

    If the VVT system uses activation solenoids these can have gauze type filtration in them which can block and stop working.
    Worth idenfifying if it has them and removing and cleaning.
    What...
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    Try changing the coolant temperature sensor...

    Try changing the coolant temperature sensor first, its cheap and causes a lot of these type of problems. Im guessing it maybe something more serious though which is why it was at auction in the first...
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    Check the connections and cables at the door...

    Check the connections and cables at the door hinge area where they pass from car to door. If they are the connector type these can be taken apart and checked for terminal corrosion, wd40 can be...
  19. Worth taking a look at the fuel pressures too...

    Worth taking a look at the fuel pressures too when cranking etc on a decent diagnostic kit.
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    What sort of journeys are you doing? Around town...

    What sort of journeys are you doing?
    Around town or some decent motorway runs?
  21. Thread: Corsa wont rev

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    Well done, make sure you buy a quality oe spec...

    Well done, make sure you buy a quality oe spec part when replacing or it wont last.
  22. Thread: Corsa wont rev

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    Are you saying that the car does not respond to...

    Are you saying that the car does not respond to the throttle pedal at all or just coughs and splutters when you try to rev it?
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    Coil packs are very common failures but i would...

    Coil packs are very common failures but i would have expected a fault code to be logged.
    What black box are you referring to?
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    The fuel system is the first thing to check,...

    The fuel system is the first thing to check, start by getting the fault codes read to see if anything has logged.
    Worth getting the fuel filter changed as well and just having a basic look around...
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    I would expect any change in engine noise to be...

    I would expect any change in engine noise to be related to either an exhaust leak, split/loose hose on the turbo system or air inlet system.
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