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If you need help or advise about anything automotive

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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
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Old 27.02.2013, 22:31
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Thanks for the very kind offer. I do in fact have (kind of) a question: the boot latch on my car has recently started to malfunction. It unlocks only after several tries. From what I read on the internets, it might just be gunked up, so I'll probably have to take it apart and clean it. If you're bored and want to join this operation, let me know, I'll provide the beer
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Thanks for the very kind offer. I do in fact have (kind of) a question: the boot latch on my car has recently started to malfunction. It unlocks only after several tries. From what I read on the internets, it might just be gunked up, so I'll probably have to take it apart and clean it. If you're bored and want to join this operation, let me know, I'll provide the beer
Are you talking about it unlocking as part of the central locking? If so, you may well find you need to swap out the solenoid. Not a big job - the hardest part will be removing the tailgate trim
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

Actually, it doesn't unlock with the key either. It unlocks after some tries either by key or remote. So I'm guessing the mechanism is just gunked up...

Oh yea and I can barely twist the key (but who unlocks their car by key in this day and age anymore)
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Actually, it doesn't unlock with the key either. It unlocks after some tries either by key or remote. So I'm guessing the mechanism is just gunked up...
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Oh yea and I can barely twist the key (but who unlocks their car by key in this day and age anymore)
have you tried using WD 40?
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

I wanted to try it last night as I was sure I had a can of it somewhere. Alas, all I could find was brake cleaner and bycicle chain oil spray . I think Jumbo sells wd40 so I'll probably go get a can during the weekend and douse the mechanism.
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Actually, it doesn't unlock with the key either. It unlocks after some tries either by key or remote. So I'm guessing the mechanism is just gunked up...

Oh yea and I can barely twist the key (but who unlocks their car by key in this day and age anymore)
If neither way unlocks it - then it is probably the solenoid. The funny thing with them is they don't just stop - they sort of fade out - so your 1 in 4 unlocks/locks will become 1 in 10 - then 1 in 20

Until you spend 15mins in B&Q car park trying to get the damn thing unlocked
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Re: If you need help or advise about anything automotive

It might indeed be what's happening. I want however to open it up first and check for gunk, just to be sure it's not that. Normally the car is in a garage, so it shouldn't be gunked up, and this is Switzerland, where one can eat off the pavement, but who knows...
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Thanks for the very kind offer. I do in fact have (kind of) a question: the boot latch on my car has recently started to malfunction. It unlocks only after several tries. From what I read on the internets, it might just be gunked up, so I'll probably have to take it apart and clean it. If you're bored and want to join this operation, let me know, I'll provide the beer

Hello

Yes it could be that it just collected dirt over the years.But it could be the mechanism it self.
The best way is to start with cleaning.
If not than you can stop by anytime over here at my place of work and i will have one of the techs take a look
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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
Do you happen to drive a E30 BMW?
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Do you happen to drive a E30 BMW?

I wish i was driving a E30 M3

I have a R32 Golf and some other toys
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I wish i was driving a E30 M3

I have a R32 Golf and some other toys
Which r32 is it? I drive a 25th anni myself
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Which r32 is it? I drive a 25th anni myself

I got a 2006 R32 with DSG
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I wish i was driving a E30 M3

I have a R32 Golf and some other toys
Haha, definitely my dream car. I sold my E36 M3 here and now I have a B7 RS4 Avant.

I take a few trips up to the Nurburgring, and will definitely be going as soon as it warms up a bit. You should join, if you dont go already.
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Haha, definitely my dream car. I sold my E36 M3 here and now I have a B7 RS4 Avant.

I take a few trips up to the Nurburgring, and will definitely be going as soon as it warms up a bit. You should join, if you dont go already.

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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
Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome to the forum.

ps. don't join the car-ad-replyers

Thanx

who or what are the car ad replyers??
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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
Thanks for the very kind offer, I may need your help after Monday, my car is going to have it's first MFK! Taking the advice from other threads, I decided to just put the car through and see what happens.
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Thanks for the very kind offer, I may need your help after Monday, my car is going to have it's first MFK! Taking the advice from other threads, I decided to just put the car through and see what happens.

Thats the way to go...Try and see what happens...
But they are very strict over here,you know that...
Lets hope for the best.
Im here for you if you need anythig.
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My car (2003 Audi A4 Estate) has just had it's MFK and failed. Generally the car is in good condition for it's age and the examiner even said as much. At this point I should also say that I found examiner very helpful and his English was also very good. Anyway most of the items on the list I will do myself but there are a couple where I don't have the experience / knowledge. The items are:

- Change Xenon headlight units - both sides
- Front brake pipes need replacing - both sides

1. Do you have experience in either of these items?
2. I need to keep costs down so wanted to buy secondhand headlights, do you know anywhere in or around Zurich that might sell them? I will try Ricardo and Ebay but do you have any other suggestions?
3. Do you have your own garage?

Any help is appreciated.



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Good Luck to you all and drive carefull
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