Car Mechanics January 2020

In this issue of Car Mechanics:

Welcome to the January 2020 issue of Car Mechanics! Our main feature this month looks at overhauling brake calipers and is it best to buy new, remanufactured or second-hand replacements? Our 2006 Honda Civic project car gets a used front bumper fitted – we consequently find evidence of previous crash-damage behind the original bumper. Steering boxes – used on some older models, like the Land Rover Defender – are shown being stripped and rebuilt. Plus, we highlight how to repair a catalytic converter with damage at the flexible end – with a new part – on the 2.7 V6 diesel engine found in many vehicles. In our buying guide we look at the BMW 3-Series E90 which was sold in the UK between 2005 and 2013. While the Ford B-MAX parts scene is searched. Our Electronic Diagnostics series probes at a 15-year-old Toyota Avensis 2.0 diesel and – in our servicing guide – we show you how to fully maintain a Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi. We also track the history of the diesel engine from when it was first invented by Rudolf Diesel.

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Car Mechanics January 2020