What does OBD-II fault code P0087 mean?

Overview

Driving Impact: Reduced engine performance, potential for unsafe driving conditions

Potential Damage: Engine damage from running lean, possible damage to the fuel pump or injectors, harm to the catalytic converter from unburned fuel

Emissions Testing: Likely to fail emissions tests

Repair Costs: Costs range from moderate (filter replacement – around £100) to high (fuel pump replacement – upwards of £400)

Criticality: High – should be addressed promptly to avoid further damage

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Common Problems With The Ford Transit

The Ford Transit is a range of light commercial vehicles produced by Ford since 1965. The vehicle was initially produced at Ford’s Langley facility in Berkshire, England, but production soon moved to Southampton due to high demand (till 2013). The vehicle has been in the top 10 best-selling vans in the UK for the last … Read more

What does OBD-II fault code P0016 mean?

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Overview

Driving Impact: Engine misfires and rough idling. Poor engine performance and reduced power with risk of engine stalling.

Potential Damage: Possible damage to the engine if left unresolved. Increased wear on the timing components (belt/chain)

Emissions Testing: Likely to fail MOT emissions testing in the UK due to higher emissions.

Repair Costs: Costs can vary significantly based on the underlying cause (sensor replacement, timing belt/chain adjustment/replacement can cost £300 on average).

Criticality: High

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What does OBD-II fault code P0011 mean?

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Overview

Driving Impact: Engine performance may be affected, potentially leading to reduced power, rough idling, or stalling.

Potential Damage: Continued driving with this code unresolved could lead to damage to the engine components such as the camshaft, crankshaft, or timing chain.

Emissions Testing: The vehicle is likely to fail emissions testing with this code present.

Repair Costs: Repair costs can vary widely depending on the specific cause, but they could range from moderate to expensive, especially if major engine components need to be replaced.

Criticality: High

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Common Problems With The Ford EcoBoost Engine

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The Ford EcoBoost is developed by Ford for improved fuel efficiency and durability. Ford’s EcoBoost engine has been widely used across various models in the UK. Here are some of the popular Ford models that have been equipped with this engine: Ford Fiesta – The EcoBoost engine, particularly the 1.0-litre variant, is popular in the … Read more

How to Reduce Car Emissions

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This guide provides actionable steps and insights into making your vehicle more eco-friendly. Understanding how to reduce car emissions is important as a car owner, especially when preparing for the MOT (Ministry of Transport) test, addressing a failed MOT due to emissions, or simply seeking to minimise the environmental impact of their vehicle. What are … Read more

How to Test an Ignition Coil

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The ignition coil is an integral part of the vehicle’s ignition system, transforming the battery’s low voltage to the thousands of volts needed to spark the spark plugs and start the engine. This blog post aims to provide drivers with an understanding of ignition coils, including how to test them with a multimeter, their function, … Read more

What is a Dual Mass Flywheel and What Does it Do?

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Think of a flywheel in a car like a big spinning disc. When your car’s engine runs, it doesn’t give out power smoothly all the time. Sometimes it gives more power, and sometimes less. The flywheel helps by acting like a storage for spinning energy. When there’s extra power, it spins faster and stores that … Read more

How to Replace a Wing Mirror Glass

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Got a crack on the wing mirror glass and thinking of replacing it yourself? This guide will walk you through the steps of replacing wing mirror glass. How to Replace Wing Mirror Glass In many modern cars, the glass comes prefixed to the back panel which means it’s not as easy to replace as it … Read more

How Much Does It Cost To Refurbish Alloy Wheels

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Alloy wheels can be refurbished in different ways, depending on the type of wheel and the extent of the damage. Professional refurbishment is recommended and can cost from £50 per wheel for wheels under 20”, while a DIY repair can cost under £50 with an alloy wheel repair kit. Alloy wheels can corrode, and this must be monitored as it can have serious implications for the safety of the car if left ignored.

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