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There are advantages, but also disadvantages to using a smaller turbocharged engine with a higher power output. The pro's of smaller, turbocharged engines: When not on boost (below e.g. 3000RPM) the engine uses much less fuel. turbocharged engines have a flatter torque curve, meaning they're working closer to optimal level throughout a larger portion of ...


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Tyre depth gauges look something like this (amazon link) - you can buy them in any automotive store. You press the green bit against the tyre and push the middle bit into the tread groove. The slidy bit at the top will then tell you the depth. Buy one and have a play, it's easier to see than to explain! You should be able to see the 'wear bars' - raised ...


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The below are very easy checks you can do while buying a used car.(from anywhere for that matter of fact) Engine This is the most complicated/expensive part to maintain/replace. Head Gasket check: Open the oil filler cap or the dip stick for any milky white substance , like mayoneese ,if it is present then stay away , it means the head gasket is ...


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I would like to add two valid points to this discussion as well: 1) When producing engines like this which produce more power with lower CC's, they won't be as smooth as their bigger naturally aspirated predecessors. They will have to rev higher just to produce the same power. So lets say you are driving at 70 MPH with a 5.0 V8, you could comfortably ...


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This would not be a motor mount issue. What you are describing seems to be an issue with the transmission. IIRC, the C230 is a rear wheel drive vehicle. Only a front wheel drive vehicle would produce anything like what you are talking about with bad motor mounts, but then it will be far less noticeable. A motor mount problem will not create the jolt like ...


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In addition to size, weight and fuel economy, a small, highly tuned engine is going to be much more ecologically friendly. This is because a large engine producing 350 bhp can do it without being highly tuned - fuel is unlikely to be fully burned, emissions will be higher than with a smaller engine which can burn fuel more fully.


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There are several advantages to a lower displacement engine over a larger one. Firstly is weight, an engine of 2,000cc will weigh significantly less than a 3,000cc engine because it will have a smaller block, this in turn decreases inertia of moving parts (such as the cylinder head and cam shaft). Secondly we can factor in fuel economy, if an engine has ...


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I've checked a number of sources and they all state that the engines in these are Interference Engines so there is a good chance of contact between the valves and the piston crowns. A compression test once the timing has been re-set would be a simple way to check if this has happened without taking the engine to pieces.


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If the bolt is so obscured that vise grips and welding are not feasible, and so stripped that impact doesn't make sense (I am guessing it is too stripped), I usually do the following. If it's very stripped, you might want to skip ahead to step 8. (Look ahead to step four; you'll probably want to take one of your bolts to the auto parts store before ...


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I had a friend that wanted to convert her minibus (Renault Master) into a camper and her requirements where to remove the false floor in order to free up around two/three feet of headspace along three quarters of the length of the minibus. I helped her to remove the floor and it wasn't too difficult. I'm a fairly amateur diy enthusiast. I'm presuming you're ...


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Check to ensure you have enough fluid in the brake master cylinder. A lot of vehicles have the sensor which detects the level of the fluid in on the same circuit as the parking brake. If you find this low, you may want to check the condition of your brake pads. If the brake pads are thin, there is more fluid residing in your calipers which would in turn give ...


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It's probably a bad battery (low voltage), bad tensioner pulley (not allowing for proper grip on the alternator), or worn out serpentine belt. This is of course considering, one - it has a serpentine belt, and two - the noise you are talking about is a squeal on start-up (could also be a chirping noise). When the engine first starts up, it requires a lot ...


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Sounds like you need to look at the rear bushing of the front wheel control arms. These are made of rubber on most cars and don't last beyond 100k. The thunk you feel is because a normal bushing has firm hold of the connection with the control arm, where as your control arm is probably loosely held in place by worn rubber. When you accelerate, the forces ...


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In MB, the ignition key is inserted into a component called EZS which is basically an ignition key control unit which also doubles as an immobilzer control unit. E ngine control unit, EZS, transmission control unit and electronic steering lock control unit are all part of the immobiliser system. Based on your symptoms with respect to shifting, steering and ...


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I think this is because of the main bearings. The oil enters from above into the bearings. A worn bearing will cause the gap between the axle and the bearing to be larger, and more oil will escape, which leads to lower pressure. This effect is bigger when you press the accelerator because the crankshaft will then be affected by a downward force from the ...


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This is a typical problem for when your glow plugs are wearing out, or not heating as they should. If they are not heating properly, but are still heating, you'll not get an error code. Getting them replaced would be the first thing I'd look at doing.


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Your automatic choke has failed and is not closing as it should when cold. If you want very much to keep the car original or just don't want to deal with a manual choke, then you'll need to find a replacement automatic choke actuator that works for the Stromberg. If, on the other hand, you'd just like to get the car functional again, then you can easily ...


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The ESP is Electronic Stability Program. It requires the steering wheel angle sensor to work correctly. With it erroring, the ESP may make bad decisions as to your interest in which direction you want your car to go. Your MB may be smart enough to shut off the ESP when there is a problem in the system. If this is the case, or if you can shut it off manually ...


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agreed that this seems like a fuel problem. the easiest and most important things to check are the two fuel filters, one big, one small - replace them. it's also possible to have a clog in the strainer back at the tank.



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