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    Volvo vs toyota

    Hi guys looking for a new car for family and work, could do with a estate but large saloon or hatch would be ok. Been looking at volvo v70 and the toyota avensis both aound a 07 reg. out of thease 2 what would be most likely the most reliable? I know a few people with volvos and also toyotas and...
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    vectra, octavia hatch, superb? legroom/ boot space

    Hi guys, curently looking for a new car, was going to get a xtrail but to much of a risk with potentialy expensive repairs, however from talking to a taxi driver he rates skoda octavias realy highly. My main question is, i currently have a vectra hatch wich is fine for rear leg and boot space...
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    nissan xtrail possible purchace advise

    As title realy, Been looking at nissan xtrails as i could do with a more practical car and idealy 4x4 due to work but dont need a big serious offroader so the xtrail fits nicely. However iv read alot about turbos and intercoolers failing alot, this seems to be more 2003 + when the engine power...
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    new bellbox veritas panel and novagard box

    Hi guys quick question, need to swap my mothers bell box but not had chance to see it yet and study connections, however im planing on installing a Novagard 6 bellbox, panel is a veritas r8 i think, looked at connections online for veritas to older novagard then tried to interpret them into the...
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    whistling when turning on hot water, old system

    Hi guys, just a quick question on what can be causeing a whistling noise that travels though all they system when we have hot water on, doesnt matter wich tap we use or shower, still does it. Seems to happen when cold water tank level drops to top up the hot cyliner so maby ball valve related...
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    ex rental car yes/no

    Hi guys, just wanted a quick oppinion, Need to swap my car as its getting to tired, was offerd a 08 vectra Design spec (one below top?) for £1800. Looked at V5 and its had 2 owners, 1 was a ex rental firm for a few of years and the a private owner for the rest. It has 120,000 miles on with FSH...
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    New internal door but wrong size to match opening.

    Hi guys, need to hang a door at home but the problem i have is my opening is normal height 6'6" (fine) but the width is 28" (2'4") the doors i can get localy are 2'3" or 2'6", What would be the best way of making a door fit? get the larger and cut down and maby add more frame into the door, most...
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    astra H 1.3 cdti solid or dmf clutch?

    Hi guys, just a quick qestion, does anyone know or have experiance with the Vauxhall astra H (mk5) 1.3cdti clutch? i know the 1.7 and upward have DMF clutch but have heard that some 1.3s had solid ones but others say "no, all vx diesels have dmf's" so if anyone could help that would be welcome...
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    glowplug resistance, inc loss of steering- New battery?

    Hi guys, having Engine managment light coming on and off every few times i start car, been to garage and they checked it and code shows "undocumented error", anyway its come down to the glowplugs or relay. WHen i start the car usaly its fires up no problmes (though does sound rough as it always...
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    Beko washer wm5120s wont wash or drain

    Hi guys got a Beko WM5120s washer where the power on/off swich had gone so replaced that no problem, and the plastic rocker on the light/button assembley, so swapped that no problem. However usaly we put power on, turn dial to cotton 40 deg and press start but now it wont do anything. iv tried...
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    private company parking charges

    Hi guys this question is on behalf of the other half who is having problems with parking company. What happend is she had a job on a retail park, what is covever with a 3 hour max parking time with a private company on behalf of the land owner, she has since recived numerous letters demaing...
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    middle seat belt.

    Hi guys, got a Astra H estate with jammed seatbelt and so far hitting it and slaming seat hasnt dont anything, Any ideas what could be wrong? Anyway my idea is to coil up the belt hanging out and push behind seat out of the way, (belt all ready unbolted from under seat so i could get seat in its...
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    sofa in back of astra estate

    Hi guys, same as topic, Has anyone managed to get a 3 seat sofa (about 6ft give or take) in back of a astra Estate mk5 ? just a relative asked me to pick one up, not seen it so dont want to go and find i cant get it in. Thanks.
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    cowboy builders C5

    Is it me being grumpy or does anyone else feel the same about this tripe on chanel 5. every episode follows the same thing, go to someone house whos tanting cause the builder run off after they handed him £45,000 cash upfront.. then big tough man dom says he'l track them down and makes sure it...
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    adding weight to back of FWD

    hi guys, been driving a 2008 Astra estate, know its fwd and adding wright to rear only helps in a rwd car but wondred if adding 100kg to back (above wheels) would help stability? , as iv noticed that on the smallest of ice patches the back of the car just spins/ slides, even going very slowely...
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    socket set?

    Hi guys, just a quick question as to what people recomend, need a socket set, works quiet at the moment so moneys tight, so cant go spending as much as i would like but seen thease 2 sets and cant make my mind up as there both simalar, never used sealy stuff so cant say, but have used and got...
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    crash repair and pricing

    Hi guys, could do with bit of advise, had a scrap with another car other day, anyway no damage to mine but other car (skoda, but forgot what model) needs new front wing, anyway were sorting this privatly rarther than going through insurance and he called today and said the cost of the repair...
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    flourecent tube with thorn srs ballast not starting.

    Wonder if anyone can help with this issue, we curently have a 35+ year old 6ft t12 Thorn flourecent light with high frequency srs ballast, lately when switching it on it wont work, then if we turn off and on again it comes on right away no problems, Could this be the capacitor on its way out...
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    old (ish) system Back boiler, heating with "water only&

    Hi, wondering if anyone can help with this annoying problem, have a relative who was asking me about her heating, i know some about it but couldnt think whats causeing her problem, that is, its a 80s system, with back boiler replaced for another back boiler in 1994, with a Danfoss Randall time...
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    BT tool pouch

    Hi, Used to use one of the green/black tool pouches that the BT/ openreach guys use, for keeping my screwdrivrs and things like that in, however since its now in bits does anyone know where i can get hold of one? or who makes them? one i got came from a Ex bt guy who since moved away so cant...
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