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I bought a used vw beetle 2001 gls 2.0 and I really need coolant. I don’t know what type of coolant I have in my car and don’t want to mix them and blow up my engine. What should I do?

My 2015 kia soul blew its engine on may 22. Thete was no advance warning, it was 800 miles overdue for its oil change. 71,400 miles on it. Bought it used in 2016 with 33,000 miles from a Ford dealership. There is no recall on the cars engine, although the symptoms of the failure are identical to those recalled. Warranty issued by Ford dealership did not ...

I'm a Certified Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist, I used to travel around 50 to 100 km on a daily basis for my job. I use a Honda CRV 2016 and it is running smoothly. But before 2 days I'm facing some irritating sound problems from my engine. I took to the service center and it works better but when I run 80km per hour that irritating sound ...

What are the recommended Denso or Ngk spark plugs ? for Toyota Celica 2001 1.8..140km I am asking for specific parameters the ignition on the second third cylinder and characteristic cracking of the engine is a normal thing? Toyota Celica .Many thanks Michael

I have a 2002 Subaru Legacy with 181,000 miles. The transmission is a rebuild, and the car is not accelerating. When the A/C is running, the car will stall while idling. It also blows air even when the fan is not actively on. The 'Check Engine' light is on and flashing. I want to get an idea of what I am looking at before I take it to a mechanic ...

please my engine is excessively overheating, the water pump and the fan is working and head gasket has just been replaced only for less than 4 days. what could be the possible cause. the engine smoke is blue what is that. finally would you recommend that i replace the engine with a used engine?

My car run perfectly when I start it but after 30 min from driving it become very weak and the engine sound become higher also the performance become very bad I checked the fuel pump pressure it is good


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