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

The Costs of Charging an Electric Vehicle

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In recent months, the landscape of EV charging costs presents a mix of challenges and opportunities for UK drivers. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the costs associated with charging an electric vehicle, covering aspects such as EV charging cost, electric vehicle charging cost and how to calculate EV charging cost.

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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

Hiring a Car: A Guide

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Navigating Europe by car can be an exhilarating experience, offering the freedom to explore the countryside, bustling cities, and historical landmarks at your own pace. Whether you’re a tourist planning a road trip or a local requiring a temporary vehicle, understanding how hiring a car can help you have a great trip. This guide aims … Read more

A Guide to Understanding Used Car Warranties

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All new cars are generally sold with a manufacturer warranty of anywhere from 3-7 years. Once that warranty expires you are usually left without protection, however there is actually an alternative: a used car warranty.  Read our guide to learn all about used car warranties and how they can protect you from unforeseen repair costs. … 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 Does a Drum Brake Work

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In this article, we’ll explore how drum brakes work, and look at how they differ from the more modern disc brakes. What Are Drum Brakes? They are called “drum” brakes because the main component resembles a drum. They function through a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating drum-shaped part attached … Read more