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It's not just the cover that would need to be replaced. Normally they also have gaskets or rubber seals around them to stop any dirt getting into the engine itself or escaping from the engine. It may be you are being quoted for a cam cover, seal kit, oil and oil filter + labour. What you need to ask for is a breakdown of what the costs are from the ...


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For a car that has 4, 5, 6 and 7 gear options, if all else is the same, then your top speed will be the same; all that would change would be your acceleration: In each gear you have a range where power is at it's highest. Below this gear speed your power is low (have you ever tried to accelerate in 5th from stationary?) And above it you hit the speed ...


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I'm not sure it would be either mechanics fault, mainly because a crankshaft bolt is not something which is attended to during normal maintenance, either in checking or removal. It sounds to me like the bolt may have come lose on it's own (which does NOT happen very often), backed out, and allowed the main hub pulley to become displaced somewhat destroying ...


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Your glow plugs may be bad. "Check Engine" light may also mean faulty glow plug (checked that on 2009 SEAT Ibiza with Ross Tech VAG COM). Faulty glow plugs may be the case, but you can tell that from the way your engine works. If upon start your engine is shaking (not working very stable) or your revs are a bit jumpy, then it may indicate that fuel in some ...


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Time and time again when improvements are introduced, even minor changes to a vehicles spec, the ultimate end today is fuel consumption. Lower fuel consumption means lower emmissions. When you have a vehicle with say 7 speeds, you will find the engine RPM at 70 MPH on the motorway is down to around 1500 RPM. This slower engine speed allows the engine ...


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There are two main reasons auto manufacturers have started putting more gears into their cars: acceleration and gas mileage. The main purpose of it is to keep the engine in its torque band. This is the area where the engine is working at its most efficient (improved gas mileage) and since it doesn't have to build back up to its torque band after a shift ...


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Replacing a cam cover gasket is a straight forward job to do. Its simply removing the securing set screws, removing the cover(s), cleaning any residue debris from covers and cylinder header, fitting the gasket to the cover(s), and replacing the cover/gasket/screws, tighten evenly and finally check for leaks. If you do not have a compatable scanner for your ...



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