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Open or Locked Diff in heavy rain

Hi everyone, I am currently in possession of a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, and am travelling long distances on a variation of motorways and country roads. I was just wondering if I could get some advice as to what is best in heavy rain when it comes to differentials. Would it be best to have it open or locked for the majority of my journey?

Hi everyone. Sorry I dont have a picture. I replaced the rear shock absorber bushes on my defender today. However one was slightly damaged in doing so, there is absolutely no play. The damaged shouldn't fail an mot should it?

Bad idle

Can i get any tips?
I recently bought a Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit ‘97, it ran perfectly when i bought it but when i got home(took it on a trailer) it didnt idle correctly, jumped between 900-1200rpm, and 1500-1700rpm when warm. after a short while sometimes seconds it just dies. yesterday i started it up and its idle was at 600 and barely wanted to start. The idle was still flexing and still died after a short time. Was at 1000rpm when warm yesterday. Anyone know what the problem may be?

Is replacing just one tyre ok?

Hi! I’m a new car owner, and I want to know if it is dangerous to replace just one tyre. Do I have to replace 2 at once? I just had a puncture and replaced it with a brand new tyre. The rest of the tyres still have a lot of tread, but are from a different brand. I don’t want to spin out in the road or anything. Thanks!

Breaks for my Fiesta.

I had my breaks done month ago , an this noise is happening whenever the wheel turns at certain points , the discs can’t be wrapped cause the break pads n discs are new?? What can I do ?

92 accord with f22a6 compression

I rebuild my head and replaced the top end gaskets and have new plugs and wires and get good compression on cylinders 1 3 4 and get 0 for cylinder 2 any advice please

Hi all, I'm looking for model name of these "ASA" wheels, if anyone knows anything or where I could find the information it would be deeply appreciated Specs: 15x7 4x100 ET38 (I bought them for a 6N2 Polo Gti) If that helps 🤷🏻‍♂️ Many t

Hi all, I'm looking for model name of these "ASA" wheels, if anyone knows anything or where I could find the information it would be deeply appreciated
              
              Specs: 15x7
              4x100
              ET38
              (I bought them for a 6N2 Polo Gti) 
              If that helps 🤷🏻‍♂️
              
              Many t - General Mechanical Advice

Is there someone who have had a situation as mine...Mazda key battery drains out in 4days. Have been changing different manufacturers and even buying from ebay. Seems like car don't want to sleep. 😄

EP3 Civic Help

My Dad’s trying to name a part on his 05 EP3 Civic Type R
It’s getting quite rusty so he’s thinking of replacing it
It’s visible from the engine bay and wheel arch. It looks like a brace running parallel with the steering rack.
Any help is appreciated 👍👍

Citroen XM

Hello I’m looking to buy a Citroen. Cm and i wonder what are the common failing points ? I currently drive a Xantia and the hydrolic suspension totally failed witch is a common problem. Did t xm have the same problems?

Corsa B Gearbox electronic wireing plan

Does anybody know where to find a wireing plan for the Corsa B AF13 auto-transmission including the ECU?