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    Ive always avoided anything french like the...

    Ive always avoided anything french like the plague!
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    if its a common colour there is bound to be one...

    if its a common colour there is bound to be one in a scrap yard somewhere,easier to change the whole thing.
  3. Anywhere from 25 to 100 depending on where you...

    Anywhere from 25 to 100 depending on where you take it. A suitable diagnostic tool can be bought for the same money to diy but the fault codes that may show dont always point you to the exact...
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    Start by checking the battery connections are...

    Start by checking the battery connections are clean and nice and tight, also any visible engine earth straps or cables.
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    The light is telling you a fault has been logged...

    The light is telling you a fault has been logged in the engines computer, the norm is to plug in a suitable diagnostic code reader and retrieve the fault codes to aid diagnosis.
    A local garage may...
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    You could spray some wd40 in the door lock area...

    You could spray some wd40 in the door lock area first just to rule out any stiffness but im not too sure it will be that.
    The first place to start is checking for broken wires in the door hinge...
  7. Depends on how often you put your foot on the...

    Depends on how often you put your foot on the brake! :)
  8. Probably best to speak to the warranty company...

    Probably best to speak to the warranty company first and ask their advice on the matter, make sure you get any decision in writing as evidence.
  9. Are you sure that crank sensor isnt spaced out...

    Are you sure that crank sensor isnt spaced out too far giving an erratic signal?
  10. Thread: ABS light

    by Pantera
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    Usually this type of fault is down to an open...

    Usually this type of fault is down to an open circuit, ie corroded or dirty connections in the wiring harness connectors to the sensor.
    Some connectors may be hidden behind wheel arch liners etc so...
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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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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.
  20. Thread: Simo

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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...
  24. 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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