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Free Google motoring tips, Warning lamp check lights

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Checking For Warning Lamps, Free Google motoring tips

ROAD TEST – Checking for warning lamps

PURPOSE
Warning lamps are designed to let the driver know of possible major problems
before they occur. The main lights are brake, oil, charge and temperature as
well as seat belt lights. Gauges will warn if a problem is starting or getting
worse. All warning lights are designed to turn on with the ignition and off
when the engine starts. Most gauges are designed to start ...

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Ignition Key Issues

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PURPOSE

The ignition switch has several functions which includes accessories, ignition on, start, ignition off. The ignition switch works best if the keys are not cut and recut because basically it will jam up the ignition. The ignition switch may also be connected to a steering lock mechanism.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR

The ignition key barrel and switch are subject to wear and there is a tendency is to get another key cut. Do not get another key cut because this key may cause the barrel to jam ...

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Buyer beware of the latest scam

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Buyer beware of the latest scam when buying a vehicle in Australia.

This is how it works.

A person will advertise a vehicle for sale in Melbourne, Sydney, or anywhere in Australia,
they will only use a mobile phone number, but they don’t actually own the vehicle to sell.
They will travel interstate and hire a late model vehicle and re-register the vehicle in the state they are selling the vehicle with new plates, and therefore the vehicle will show no record of any prior ownership, therefore its seems like its ...

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Toyota Prius, Prius V Recall

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Prius, Prius V

PRA No.2018/17091Date published17 Oct 2018Campaign numberPrius (LGG76), Prius V (LGG78)Product description

Toyota Prius (ZVW30)
Toyota Prius V (ZVW40)

This recall provides an additional remedy to the vehicles involved in the previous recalls in February 2014 (PRA2014/13991) and July 2015 (PRA2015/14822), because the remedy conducted then was found to be inadequate.

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)See attached VIN listPrius & Prius V Power Management ECU VIN list.pdf (2.39 MB)Prius & Prius V Power Management ...

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MY2014 to MY2016 Holden & HSV, VF Commodore & WN Caprice Recall

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GM Holden Ltd — MY2014 to MY2016 Holden & HSV, VF Commodore & WN Caprice

PRA No.2018/17201Date published19 Dec 2018Campaign numberA182193280Product description

Holden VF Commodore
58,731 affected vehicles

Holden WN Caprice
1,938 affected vehicles

HSV VF Clubsport, HSV VF Maloo and HSV VF GTS
5,525 affected vehicles

Select 2014-2016 models, built on or prior to 30 April 2015.

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)See attached VIN list.VIN List.xlsx (1.77 MB)

What are the defects?

Increased electrical resistance in a component within the Electric Power Steering system may result in a loss ...

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Water damage to your car

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With record rainfalls in some parts of the world including Australia, it’s possible that your vehicle has taken in water where I should not enter.
How is this possible ?.
Recently I received a question fro a motorist from Tasmania, with a concerning engine noise coming from the front wheels.
After several questions later the motorist revealed that they are hearing a sloshing of water noise within their vehicle.
I had to ask more questions to understand the situation further.
It turns out that this ...

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Recall Nissan Infiniti H15 Q30/QX30

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PRA No.2018/17194Date published12 Dec 2018Campaign numberPG8BQProduct description

Infiniti H15 Q30/QX30
April 2016 – February 2017 production

126 vehicles affected

What are the defects?

In certain vehicles, the Owner’s Manual supplied contains an error relating to the description of the rear door child lock function where the locked and unlocked positions are incorrectly indicated.

What are the hazards?

If the incorrect information within the Owner’s Manual is followed by the consumer, this may lead to potential misuse of the rear door child lock.

However on the vehicle itself, the ...

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Diesel Fuel Warning

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Do you own a diesel engine vehicle ?.
Gone are the days where you can just fill up anywhere or just leave your vehicle sitting around for months to years without starting the engine.
Filling up your vehicle will require a degree of diligence in the future, as your common rail fuel injection diesel will require more attention to detail.

Problem,
With electronic diesel injection systems that produce outstanding fuel economy, the engine itself is under pressure to maintain this result.
To do this a ...

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Valvoline product search wins my vote this month

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Well, don’t do what I did and go to the wrong website.
I was in a hurry and by mistake, I went to the US site, that is not so helpful for people in a hurry to search what is the most suitable product for their vehicle.

Here is the link to search for the correct product http://www.datateck.com.au/lube/valv_auMS/

It seems still popular for people of all ages to still maintain their own vehicle. As a qualified mechanic, I don’t have a problem with that as ...

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