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Old 24.03.2013, 20:37
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I have hired a new Peugeot 107 (auto) whilst my car is being fixed and I don't get the fuel gauge at all! There is a little LED screen on the dash with several bars on it with E on one end ... I have been driving it for several days now and nothing seems to have changed. Anyone?
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Old 24.03.2013, 20:57
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Either you have a car with excellent fuel efficiency - or the guage is broken.
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Old 24.03.2013, 21:23
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I have hired a new Peugeot 107 (auto) whilst my car is being fixed and I don't get the fuel gauge at all! There is a little LED screen on the dash with several bars on it with E on one end ... I have been driving it for several days now and nothing seems to have changed. Anyone?
If your in Malta distances are small so you have probably used very little.
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Old 24.03.2013, 21:26
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Either you have a car with excellent fuel efficiency - or the guage is broken.
I'm hoping it's the former ...
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If your in Malta distances are small so you have probably used very little.
he he - yes, and I guess I am used to my own car, where I can literally watch the fuel being consumed by the km!
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Thanks for your offer and i will take it up. I have done plenty of research and there are a number of aftermarket kats available. The Problem is that in order to satisfy Swiss vortfuren standards, the part has to have an accompanying certificate certifying it is an approved alternative to the oem part. The oem kat number is VW93440A. For a 1999 new beetle with a 2.0 liter engine. If you can somehow procure a new aftermarket part with the proper certification, a thousand thanks would be directed your way.
It would be an original Vw one as deanmachine works for AMAG. Good offer!
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Old 28.03.2013, 10:26
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Thanks for your offer and i will take it up. I have done plenty of research and there are a number of aftermarket kats available. The Problem is that in order to satisfy Swiss vortfuren standards, the part has to have an accompanying certificate certifying it is an approved alternative to the oem part. The oem kat number is VW93440A. For a 1999 new beetle with a 2.0 liter engine. If you can somehow procure a new aftermarket part with the proper certification, a thousand thanks would be directed your way.

I need you to call a VW dealer and ask them how much this part costs.Then let me know.Dont wanna do it too much from over here.
I can then apply my discount for you as a family member.
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Hi,

Perhaps you can help out with this one. I had my car broken into yesterday. It's a 2003 Honda Crv. They broke the driver side door lock and handle trying to get in. When that didn't work they smashed the right rear door windows (both fixed and adjustable).
Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover the damage so I am considering replacing the parts myself. It doesn't look too complicated. Questions:

1.Where can I buy these parts if I want to do that? I live in Nyon, Vaud.

2. Roughly how much would it cost to have it done if I chose to take it to the repair shop?

Any other thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Ethan
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

not had time to stop by the STVA office to ask so maybe someone here knows ?

EC/TUeV certificates for parts except wheels - heard there was a law change sometime ago and they are accepted instead of the swiss version paperwork.

true or not and any link for official confirmation, i couldnt find it on the STVA website
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Hey Friends.
If any of you needs help with anything Car related,you may contact me.I will be more then happy to help you.
I have experience in this area...(work in the automotive field)

Good Luck to you all and drive carefull
hi,
i have a small problem with my bmw 316i model 2001, i just came from the garage and they told me that they have to change the front brake pads, and im wondering if i can find maybe a second hand brakes pads or buy new brake pads but not so expensive.?do you knowwhich websight i can look? or shop maybe who sells second hand parts. thanks in advance
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Old 28.03.2013, 14:29
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hi,
i have a small problem with my bmw 316i model 2001, i just came from the garage and they told me that they have to change the front brake pads, and im wondering if i can find maybe a second hand brakes pads or buy new brake pads but not so expensive.?do you knowwhich websight i can look? or shop maybe who sells second hand parts. thanks in advance
Is this a joke?

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Old 28.03.2013, 14:56
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Do you know how to fit brake pads to your car Densky??

If not - get someone to do it and supply the correct, quality, replacement parts.
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hi,
i have a small problem with my bmw 316i model 2001, i just came from the garage and they told me that they have to change the front brake pads, and im wondering if i can find maybe a second hand brakes pads or buy new brake pads but not so expensive.?do you knowwhich websight i can look? or shop maybe who sells second hand parts. thanks in advance
Second hand brake pads are a bit like second hand underwear.......nobody wants them ! New ones aren't expensive, far less than new tyres for a wheelchair...
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Old 01.04.2013, 13:10
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Hi,

Perhaps you can help out with this one. I had my car broken into yesterday. It's a 2003 Honda Crv. They broke the driver side door lock and handle trying to get in. When that didn't work they smashed the right rear door windows (both fixed and adjustable).
Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover the damage so I am considering replacing the parts myself. It doesn't look too complicated. Questions:

1.Where can I buy these parts if I want to do that? I live in Nyon, Vaud.

2. Roughly how much would it cost to have it done if I chose to take it to the repair shop?

Any other thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Ethan
Sorry about that.If you want D.I.Y breakers yard is the cheapest way.
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Old 15.04.2013, 11:56
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

How can I tell what wheels I have?

Situation, I have a Mercy Viano, with 16' alloys. I want to by some another set to so that my tyres can be permanently mounted. Can I just get any old 16' alloys that fit Mercs or do I need a specific one to match the tyres I have?

Current tyres: 215/65 R 16 C

Also, should there be any checks I should do before buying second hand?

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Old 15.04.2013, 18:37
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Usually the size is stamped on the rim somewhere (interior side, near the hub maybe?). I would say normally you don't need to worry about the rim size, unless you're running some "sport" rims/tires they should fit. But, to be 100% sure, check the stamped rim size and get an identical one (J and ET numbers need to match).

Checks? Well, normally I'd say one needs to check if the rims are round or if they've been welded. But given this is Switzerland where I've seen close to zero potholes, it shouldn't be that big of a concern.

If you have time, read this: http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg4.html

And, as always, ideally you can try them on, meaning go put the tires on them and drive on the highway for 10 minutes. If there are no strange vibrations or sounds, you should be fine
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1) the company I work for has "fleet" prices with most dealerships, I discovered yesterday - any one know if these apply to new vehicles only or pre-owned, too?

New Vehicles

2) Loaded top of the range car from *insert any brand here* is cheaper in Germany, often by a long shot. I read a lot about the 6 month rule on import tax and would like to know: if I go and buy a new car, does the 6m rule apply to it and will I be subject to import tax?
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6 Month Rule, that is for a car One has owned for at least 6 months prior to start date of work permit.
If less than 6 months then one pays import tax.

Best place to ask if you are un-sure is at the border office.
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I'm trying to get my 1990 TVR registered here. No chance. TVR no longer exist, so no certificate of conformity. However, a mechanic, and also a representative of the local department for road transport and shipping told me that all I need to do is 'move' the car along with all my belongings from the UK - this is called an UMZUGSGUT - then they will just give me the plates. Does anyone know anything about this? Seems too easy, especially when the other way seems impossible!
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Old 17.04.2013, 14:50
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TVR no longer exist, so no certificate of conformity.
What about all those who import classics that no longer exist?
There must be another method.
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Old 17.04.2013, 14:58
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

You CAN do it without the COC, but it is more difficult and expensive, but possible unless it has never been registered.

PM me with a phone number, I can ask a friend who specialises in old British cars and bikes (Ticinese, but also speaks English). I'll probably see him on Saturday.

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Morning Everyone...hows everyone doing...
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