Saab Story – Saab 9-3 – Engine Oil Leak, Just In Time

Leaking Sensor What Happens On the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles, a common item to leak oil is the engine oil pressure sensor. Located behind the engine starter motor, we've seen this leak time and time again. Often misdiagnosed as a defective crankcase breather box (which do leak as well), the sensor requires removal of the starter motor to access for service. Struck Oil? See the oil in the photos? Aside from the engine oil leak making a mess in your garage or parking space, and possible engine damage from low oil level, that oil has a nasty [...]

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BMW Engine – When Good Oil Pans, Go Bad – Oil Leaks

Drive Oil Level Data I title this when "Good Oil Pans Go Bad" to illustrate a point, 99% of the time, the engine oil pan does nothing but hold your engine's oil, but when the gasket between the engine block and pan fails, it's a bad thing. What Aside from the engine oil leak making a mess in your garage or parking space, and possible engine damage from low oil level, that oil has a nasty habit of finding it's way to your engine's catalytic convertor. Oil on a very hot item like a convertor at speed, aside [...]

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Headlight Lens Refinishing – We Do That – Save Money And See Better

Tech Tip - Headlight Lens Refinishing – Save Money And See Better – Headlight refinishing - Volvo. We can do the same on Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Saab and Lexus. How many of you get in your car that’s a few years older now and find that your headlights are no longer shining like they used to? More and more cars have gone from glass headlight housings to plastic ones for cheaper production costs and weight reduction. One side affect we see more with lights of this type is heavy pitting and discoloration from the natural elements we [...]

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Porsche Cayenne – Leaking Coolant Tubes Damage Starter Motor – Update Kit

Porsche water tube update kit If only we had been the ones servicing this car earlier, might have saved this customer some heartache and expense. Chasing a mystery coolant leak? If your 2003-2006 Cayenne is losing coolant, odds are you can trace it to the original plastic coolant pipes located beneath the intake manifold. Porsche Cayenne V8 models from 2003-2007 came from the factory with plastic coolant tubes located beneath the intake manifold that are notorious for leaking. The problem is widespread, and we’ll show you the fix. On the earlier Porsche Cayennes, when the coolant tubes on [...]

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BMW Service – Taillight Wiring Electrical Problem

BMW E60 (528Xi) - The car presented with an intermittent turn signal and brake light, warnings being received on the dash mounted iDrive system. Examination by our BMW Service techs quickly reveled that the fault was the rear rear circuit board, and wiring harness for the passenger side. BMW electrical connector, noted melted ground contact pin. You will note that the ground lead wire and electrical connector have melted into the plastic wiring plug, damaging both the wire, the connector, and the taillight circuit board. BMW has had an issue with this on the E60, and on other BMW [...]

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