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Oil Leaks. What are the three types?

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Oil Leaks. What are the three types?
The most common oil leak is the one that you can see; also known is a major leak or more to the point the oil that you can see at traffic intersections. This is where an oil leak can become a dangerous road hazard into others, especially motor cycles riding in wet road conditions.
Oil leaks can also be an expensive item to repair so that’s why we see oil patches at major ...

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Buying A New Car in 2017

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Buying A New Car

From time to time I get invited to go along with someone to buy a new car. Why? Because some sales people have a special talent to apply pressure in order to get the sale.

Sales are important to the dealership, they keep the wheels running right…

So here is what I would do:

Research the car of your choice, and I mean research it like you’re going to sell this car yourself, get onto Mr Google and search all ...

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VM Service maintenance schedule analysis review, Mitsu Colt 2010

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VM Service maintenance analysis, Mitsu Colt 2010
Make Mitsu
Model Colt
Year 2010

The following vehicle is offered with a fixed priced service maintenance schedule
Mitsubishi is offering a 4 year or 60,000km capped price service (whichever occurs First) conditions apply.

The following spreadsheet will indicate the total cost of the capped price service.

15000Km $195.00
30000Km $195.00
45000Km $195.00
60000Km $195.00
 
Total Cost $780.00 but consider the following items

But it will not include the following items and please read carefully

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Under Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage ...

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WWW.Virtualmechanic.com.au, Worlds First, "VM Maintenance review" of all new passenger vehicles.

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WWW.Virtualmechanic.com.au, Worlds First, “VM Maintenance review” of all new passenger vehicles.

With the cost of almost everything increasing including the cost to fully maintain your vehicle, whether it be a fleet vehicle or a privately owned vehicle I believed its important to understand the true total costs of motor vehicle maintenance.

Mitsubishi Australia have been the first Car Manufacture to release motor vehicle maintenance information to allow me to provide a fair cost analysis

The first vehicle up for the VM Maintenance review  ...

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News when deciding on a new vehicle check if the spare is full size

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News when deciding on a new vehicle, check if the spare is a full size wheel, or a space saver wheel.
If you are unfortunate enough to get a flat tyre and find out that your spare tyre is a space saving wheel, there are precautions or limitations whilst driving with a space saver wheel.
Most space saver wheels are to be driven at a maximum speed of 80 km.
Most space saver wheels are to be driven at short ...

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Why do I need to check my spare tyre

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Why do I need to check the spare wheel
The best way to explain the need to check your spare tyre is take you back to my days working for the RACV in roadside service, I never minded changing wheels for anyone at any time. Most females were apologetic about the fact that they called someone to change a flat tyre.
The fact is changing a wheel can be dangerous especially if performing this task on a freeway so when ...

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Why do I need to check my engine oil

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It’s very easy for me to write about checking your motor vehicles 
engine oil especially between services because I’m the mechanic that gets 
to see the effects of driving a vehicle on low or even no oil showing 
on the dip stick.
Apart from premature wear and tear on the engine, the short term damage 
is overheating due to lack of lubrication oil performs many functions including transferring heat away from the cylinders, it also washes the engine holding acids ...

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Does your car make you feel safe ?

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Are you a safe driver is your car safe or does your car make you feel safe.
As a sign of getting older I see more on the road, and the part that’s concerns me is the speedy drivers darting down the freeway from lane to lane tailgating everywhere

I can remember my first love, sorry I mean my first car at 18 years old, but I started a lot earlier at 13 years old but lets go to my first ...

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Ford EA Idle problems too high too low NQR

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Ford EA idle problems are common.

The reason for high idle is the base idle needs to be reset, why I’m glad you asked.
The reason why Ford EA start to develop idle problems most of the time it starts with a flat battery, or a battery replacement
Why should this effect the engine idle speed, another great question?
The ECU has a RAM this is fantastic so long as you keep 12 volts supply the vehicles ECU is happy but ...

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Toyota Camry 1990 Temp gauge on high

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In all my time is founder of Virtual Mechanic the following issue with a Toyota Camy tempreture gauge reading high after a short drive would make most people think the repair may lead the a costly repair.
But I cannot take the credit for a very good outcome proving that the real problem was a poor earth connection.
It was Neil Gray of Brisbane that found this problem by going to the trouble of locating a vital earth connection that ...

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