Category: MOT

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MOT now PASSED – thermostat, engine mounts and Engine Carbon Clean (VW Caddy 2009 – 129,567 miles)

πŸ“ 'So the Caddy SDI MOT was a FAIL on emissions… so had it carbon cleaned, was advised to replace thermostat, and what a difference, the van has now passed the MOT and its noticeable … smoother and quieter πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»' ⚠️ Spending too much on fuel? MOT or service due? Vehicle not as quiet, smooth, responsive or economical as it…

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Two 1990s classics – turning an MOT Fail into a PASS for this rare Pre-Production Aston Martin DB7 after an Engine Carbon Clean, plus a nice Subaru Impreza

⚠️ Struggling on emissions for MOT? 🎯 A rare pre-production Aston Martin DB7 now passed its MOT, plus a rather nice Impreza. πŸ“ 'After a narrow emissions fail at MOT followed an online recommendation to have my father's DB7 looked at, and had my own 1997 Impreza (with a post-pandemic layup misfire) treated at the same time. Adrian arrived bang…

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Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a Volvo XC90 (2009 – 179,939 miles)

πŸ“ 'I had Adrian come to run diagnostics and do a carbon clean on my Volvo XC90 a couple of months ago, unfortunately on the day he couldn't do the carbon clean as the diagnostics found quite a few fault codes that needed rectifying. Now knowing what problems I had I could get them repaired and Adrian told me to…

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Diagnostic Consultation and Engine Carbon Clean on a VW Caddy 2.0 SDI (2007 – 95,208 miles)

⚠️ Vehicle failed or struggling to get through emissions on MOT? Poor fuel economy, smoke issues and general poor performance? πŸš— Here we have a VW Caddy 2.0 SDI (2007 - 95,208 miles) booked in for diagnostic consultation and Engine Carbon Clean. ℹ️ The vehicle was booked in for investigation after failing emissions on the MOT. πŸ”Ž Initial inspection found…

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Failed MOT on emissions? Now PASSED – Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi (2007 – 129,329 miles)

⚠️ MOT due or already failed on emissions? Get it diagnosed and cleaned up. This one failed first time around, but after our diagnostic consultation and Which? Trusted Traders approved Engine Carbon Clean has now PASSED 🎯 πŸš— Here we have a Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi (2007 - 129,329 miles) booked in along with 3 other vehicles. This Astra had…

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Another misbehaving #thermostat (Ford Transit 2.4 TDCi) and giving the owner no clue that it is running cold

🌑️ Another misbehaving #thermostat (Ford Transit 2.4 TDCi) and giving the owner no clue that it is running cold ❄️ ℹ️ A cold running engine will not run efficiently, will lower #MPG and raise #emissions levels. ❗ This will cost you money in wasted fuel, dirty up your engine causing it to get noisy and shaky and the increase in…

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MOT Emissions Fail – diagnostic and Engine Carbon Clean – Saab 93 1.9 TDi (2009 – 128,628 miles)

⚠️ MOT Fail on emissions? πŸš— Here we have a Saab 93 1.9 TDi (2009 - 128,628 miles) booked in for diagnostics and Engine Carbon Clean after failing on emissions. The garage plugged in and found no codes present so they recommended us to the owner to see if we could help. πŸ”Ž Initial inspection of the engine bay found…

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⚠️ With the weather getting colder we are starting to see lots of vehicles with faulty thermostats causing no end of issues with DPF lights coming on, increased levels of black smoke and poor MPG

⚠️ With the weather getting colder we are starting to see lots of vehicles with faulty thermostats causing no end of issues with DPF lights coming on, increased levels of black smoke and poor MPG. ❄️ Vehicles running cold due to lazy/sticking/stuck thermostats won't trigger engine codes so simple diagnostic code reads won't identify the issue. You need to know what to…

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Power loss and/or black smoke? Diagnostic consultation on a Range Rover Sport (2010 – 70,384 miles)

⚠️ Running issues? Lack of power or black smoke issues? ❗ NO CLEAN on this booking due to the diagnostic pre-work identifying an issue. πŸš— Here we have a Range Rover Sport HSE 3.0 TDV6 (2010 - 70,384 miles) originally booked in for diagnostics and Engine Carbon Clean after the owner was reporting lack of power on acceleration and black…

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