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Exhaust System
Hello, thank you for writing in. The choice you make when deciding on an exhaust system upgrade are going to completely depend on what you are looking to achieve with it. You are correct that there are a choices in...
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Intermittent random faults showing up on dash and I drive system. One at a time. Mainly transmission error and lighting system err
Hello. When it comes to power issues while driving, it is typically related to the charging system in some way. A miscommunication with the battery would effect the performance. Before getting too technical, start with the simple stuff. Check the...
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What is the price range to reset and/or reprogram the computer?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to reset or reprogram a ECM (computer) for a 2008 Volvo S80 with a L6-3.0L turbo engine.
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A/C control messed up.
The system is controlled electronically and consequently the controller is a possibility. But, to condemn the controller, there is a long sequence of diagnostic steps (from the Factory Service Manual) that have to be performed. Typically, in diagnostics of this...
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Got wheels 19x9 245/35r19 front 19x10 275/30r19 back would that damage my transmission
I can't say with absolute certainty that transmission damage will or will not occur, but you may see some issues.The difference in rolling diameter between front and rear tires can effect the 4 wheel drive transfer case.You can also wind...
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Oil drain bolt leaking
Hi there. Unfortunately, these things do happen as the oil drain plug is removed and installed many times during the life a vehicle. Was there a drain plug gasket on the drain plug you installed? If not, this will definitely...
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After starting my car, the secondary fan suddenly turns on now, and a few minutes later, appears to be overheating. 2011 BMW 740i
Hello - the possibly "false overheating" symptoms you are experiencing may be caused by a faulty thermostat, which is electric, and linked to the engine management software on this engine. If the thermostat is sticking closed, the engine would overheat...
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Positive battery cable is corroded at junction point. Does the entire cable need to be replaced?
Hello, Depending on how severe the corrosion is and whether the corrosion has caused any damage to the cable itself, it may or may not need to be replaced. Corrosion can cause very minor damage and can be easily removed...
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My car idles very roughly on first start up of the day
The lean fuel mixture codes may explain everything. They frequently occur when there is an air leak in the intake system somewhere. Your engine has an Air Flow Meter (MAF) that measures the air going into the engine. The ECU...
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Responsibility for damaged alternator
Hi Dan. First off, without inspecting your vehicle or knowing all details about what occurred with the alternator and belt, it would be highly irresponsible of me or any other mechanical professional to assign blame or who is responsible in...
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When I go through bumps or sewer pot holes I hear like a jingle rattling loosen metal sound coming from the driver side wheels. 2012 BMW 535i GT
Hi there - a common cause of this problem with BMWs is loose sway bar links. It is also possible that one of the many heat shields has come loose somehow and is rattling. I recommend a noise inspection performed...
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The comfort access is going cuckoo.
This seems like the issue is the battery within the key fob. I recommend replacing the key fob battery and reprogramming the key fob to the vehicle. The battery in a key fob usually last about 8 years, however, if...
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Need an oil pan dropped or something else?
Hello there. Typically when this situation occurs, you will first drain the oil and change the filter before you remove the oil pan. You should recycle the used oil and check it for debris before properly disposing. You should also...
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Rough idle and shakes at stops
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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535 I high idling and reads engine malfunction reduce speed but my car was not running I just started it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle starts to run tests on the vehicle's systems the second the key is inserted. By the time you start the car, any issues the computer has detected are designed to alarm you...
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How much would it cost to replace oil filter housing on my 2007 BMW 335i and replace both rear shock absorbers?
Hi there. When it is possible, we prefer to secure OEM components for all of our replacement part services. When there are situations where aftermarket replacement parts are the only option, we always verify that they are recommended by the...
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Water pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in assuming the water pump may be to blame. You may also want to make sure the fans are turning on, and that your radiator and overflow tank both have the...
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So my car overheated and turned off on the street i took it to a local shop my first thought was that the water pump had gone bad
Hello, thank you for writing in. The water pump is harder to test, so we start with the cooling system components that are easier to check without invasive inspections. The fans being one that is easy to watch turn on...
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My BMW 335i n54 coolant line hose o ring needed to replaced. I think coolant is leaking from there.
The best thing to do is get a coolant pressure test and hook it up to your radiator or reservoir and pressurize the system to 15 psi. If there is a leak, it will appear under a pressure. If you...
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I have a 535i with a pseudo M package, regardless how do I know what the Rear Rotor size is (330mm or 345mm).
Hi Jim, Unfortunately, if the car was not a factory "M" package car (or a pseudo M car as you mention), there is not really a way to tell what size the rotors are without taking them off and measuring...

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