INDEX January-December 2012

A

Air-conditioning Supplement, May 12, p49-67

ALFA ROMEO

  • 156 Project:
  1. Pt6 Welding rust holes, Jan 12, p40-43
  • 147 2.0 TS, Electronic Diagnostics, Apr 12, p86-91
  • 166 1998-2007, Used Car Focus, Nov 12, p50-54

Antifreeze, on test, Jan 12, p34-37

AUDI

  • A3, Rejuvenating a 02-reg Pt 1, Mar 12, p24-27
  • A3, Rejuvenating a 02-reg Pt 2, Apr 12, p58-61
  • A4 1995-2001, Used Car Focus, Jul 12, p50-54

B

Balljoint Gaiter Change, Oct 12, p48-49

Bench Grinders, on test, Mar 12, p46-49

Bitter Lemon: Refund on a used car, Mar 12, p32-36

BMW

  • 5-Series, Airbag renewal, Aug 12, p48-49
  • 5-Series E34, 5-minute troubleshooter, Feb 12, p40-41
  • 5-Series E39, 1996-2003, Used Car Focus, Dec 12, p42-46
  • 525e E-reg. Service Bay, Apr 12, p66-70
  • X5 1999-2005, Survival Guide, Jun 12, p40-42

Borescopes, on test, May 12, p6-11

Breakdown Recovery Services: Which is right for you?, Mar 12, p6-10

Britain’s Best Bangers

  • No 8 Audi 80, Jun 12, p92-93
  • No 9 Volvo 740, Sept 12, p92-93

C

Catalytic Converters & DPFs, July 12, p6-12

CITROËN

  • Berlingo 2.0 HDI, Electronic Diagnositcs, Jul 12, p86-90
  • C3 2002-2009, Survival Guide, Oct 12, p36-38
  • C5 2001-2008, Survival Guide, Feb 12, p30-32

CM Visit

  • Aaron Radiators, Sept 12, p42-44
  • Autoglym, May 12, p96-97
  • Nissan Sunderland Pt 1, Jul 12, p26-29
  • Nissan Sunderland Pt 2, Aug 12, p32-35
  • Witter Towbars, Mar 12, p42-44

Cordless Angle Grinders, on test, Oct 12, p76-79

D

DAEWOO

  • Matiz Project:
  1. Introduction, Apr 12, p6-10
  2. Rear brakes, rear wheel bearings, CV boots, May 12, p74-77
  3. Front wheel bearings & front discs, track rod ends, exhaust, service, Jun 12, p46-49
  4. Cambelt, water pump, valve clearances, MoT, Jul 12, 46-49
  5. Steering rack gaiter, 12-pin diagnostics, tyres, tidy-up and road test, Aug 12, p36-39

Deeper DIY Diagnostics

  1. Basic Tests, Sept 12, p24-28
  2. Ignition Systems, Oct 12, p24-29
  3. Mixture and Timing Settings, Nov 12, p24-28
  4. EOBD Diagnostics, Dec 12, p6-10

E

Electronic Torque Wrenches, on test, Sept 12, p38-41

F

FIAT

  • Coupé 1993-2000, Used Car Focus, Aug 12, p50-55
  • Grande Punto Active Sport 1.4 8v, Service Bay, Oct 12, p84-88
  • Stilo 2002-2007, Survival Guide, May 12, p70-72

FORD

  • Ka 1.3-litre, Service Bay, Feb 12, p66-70
  • Ka, Survival Guide, Aug 12, p40-42
  • Transit 51-reg 2.4 Duratorq, Electronic Diagnostics, Jan 12, p85-89
  • Transit TDCi 58-reg, Service Bay, Sept 12, p68-72

G

Gear Oil, Jan 12, p6-11

H

Hand Cleaners, on test, Feb 12, p34-37

HONDA

  • S2000 1999-2009, Survival Guide, Jul 12, p60-62

I

Is It Worth It? Load Pro Test Leads, Feb 12, p92-93

J

JAGUAR

  • XK8 1996-2006, Survival Guide, Jan 12, p30-32
  • X-TYPE 2001-2009, 5-minute Troubleshooter, Jul 12, p74-75

JEEP

  • Grand Cherokee 1993-2004, Used Car Focus, Apr 12, p50-55

K

KIA

  • Cee’d 1.6-litre 58-reg, Service Bay, Mar 12, p60-64

L

LAND ROVER

  • Discovery 200 TDi K-reg, Service Bay, Nov 12, p66-72
  • Freelander: 1997-2006, Used Car Focus, Feb 12, p50-55

LEXUS

  • IS200 Project:
  1. Cat D purchase from Copart, Feb 12, p6-10
  2. Removing damaged panels, Mar 12, p38-41
  3. Servicing 2.0-litre engine, Apr 12, p30-33
  4. Finding used panels, May 12, p24-28
  5. Timing belt, tensioner and idler, Jun 12, p24-27
  6. Brakes, MoT, on the road, Jul 12, p32-36

Life as a Traffic Officer, Aug 12, p58-59

Load Lugging

  1. Roofbars, roof boxes, bike carriers, May 12, p30-33
  2. Towbar types, towbar wiring, fitting a towbar, Jun 12, p56-59
  3. Pt3: Which trailer, buying advice, towing trailers, Jul 12, p56-58

M

MAZDA

  • MX-5, Dismantling a Mk1 bodyshell, Apr 12, p24-27
  • MX-5 Mk1, Timing Belt Clinic, Sept 12, p32-36

MERCEDES-BENZ

  • A-Class 1997-2004, Used Car Focus, May 12, p42-46
  • M-Class 1998-2004, Survival Guide, Mar 12, p28-30

Mid-Life Crisis Man: Rides Again, Aug 12, p44-47

MG

  • ZT-T 1.8T, Electronic Diagnostics, Sept 12, p86-91

MITSUBISHI

  • Colt 1.5 DI-D, Service Bay, May 12, p84-88

MoT Supplement, Oct 12, p51-64

Multimeters, on test, Dec 12, p32-35

Understanding how they work, Apr 12, p34-39

N

NISSAN

  • Almera, Survival Guide, Nov 12, p30-32

O

Oscillating Multi Tools, on test, Jun 12, p36-39

P

PEUGEOT

  • 107 1.0-litre 3-cylinder 12v, Electronic Diagnostics, Nov 12, p84-88
  • 307 CC 2.0 16v, Electronic Diagnostics, Aug 12, p86-90

PORSCHE

  • 996 1997-2005, Survival Guide, Apr 12, p40-42

Product Review

  • Marque-specific laptop packages, Jul 12, p38-42

Product Tests

  • Antifreeze, Jan 12, p34-37
  • Bench Grinders, Mar 12, p46-49
  • Borescopes, May 12, p6-11
  • Cordless Angle Grinders, Oct 12, p76-79
  • Electronic Torque Wrenches, Sept 12, p38-41
  • Hand Cleaners, Feb 12, p34-37
  • Multimeters, Dec 12, p32-35
  • Oscillating Multi Tools, Jun 12, p36-39
  • Synthetic Paint Coatings, Aug 12, p26-29

R

R2R Tour of Romania

  • Pt5: Budapest to Brasov, Jan 12, p56-61

RAC Inspection: Just how good is a modern vehicle?, Oct 12, p6-10

Readers’ Motors

  • Audi A4, Nov 12, p90-91
  • BMW 330, Jan 12, p92-93
  • Mazda MX-5 Mk2, Aug 12, p92-93
  • Vauxhall Vetra, Mar 12, p78-79
  • Volvo C70 T5 convertible, May 12, p108-109

RENAULT

  • Laguna II Project
  1. 2005 model, BCA auction puchase for £1600, Nov 12, p6-10
  2. Cambelt and water pump renewal, Dec 12, p24-27
  • Scenic 1.9 dCi, Service Bay, Jun 12, p66-70

ROVER

  • 75 & MG ZT 1999-2005, Used Car Focus, Jun 12, p50-55
  • 820, 200k Club, Feb 12, p56
  • Metro/111, Clutch change, May 12, p36-40

Rustproofing Supplement, Dec 12, p51-66

S

S2N Project Jaguar XJ40 to Naples

  1. Purchasing our 1991 Jag Cat C write-off, Aug 12, p6-10
  2. Buying a donor XJ40 for £240, fitting new water pump, wing and bumper, Sept 12, p56-60
  3. MoT repairs, servicing, rally start from Calais to Switzerland, Oct 12, p70-75
  4. Switzerland to Italy, Nov 12, p56-60
  5. Arrive in Naples, Dec 12, p68-73

Scrapping Stuff: Best ways to buy scrap, Jun 12, p6-10

SAAB

  • 9-5: HOT, Electronic Diagnostics, Jun 12, p86-91

SEAT

  • Ibiza 1999-2008, Jan 12, p50-54

SKODA

  • Octavia 1.9 TDI PD, Electronic Diagnostics, Feb 12, p86-90

SMART

  • fortwo Project
  1. £800 2004 model introduction, Sept 12, p6-10
  2. Removing engine, Oct 12, p30-34
  3. Stripping down 3-cyl engine, Nov 12, p44-48
  4. Completing rebuild of engine, Dec 12, p36-40

Stuck, sheared or seized: Tips on removal, Jun 12, p28-34

SUBARU

  • Forester 1997-2008, Survival Guide, Dec 12, p74-76

SUZUKI

  • Alto 1.1-litre 4-cylinder, Timing Belt Clinic, Nov 12, p36-39
  • Wagon R+ 1.3-litre, Service Bay, Aug 12, p68-72

Synthetic Paint Coatings, on test, Aug 12, p26-29

T

Understanding Multimeters, Apr 12, p34-39

Towbar Fitting, Apr 12, p44-48

TOYOTA

  • MR2 1990-2000, Used Car Focus, Sept 12, p50-55
  • Prius 1.5-litre, Electronic Diagnostics, Dec 12, p100-104

Tyres

  • Pt3 Types and treads, Jan 12, p24-28
  • Pt4 Fitting tyres, balancing, fixing punctures, Feb 12, p24-28

V

VAUXHALL

  • Astra/Vectra 2.0 & 2.2 DTi fuel injector seals, Feb 12, p42-45
  • Astra H, 5-minute Troubleshooter, Nov 12, p34-35
  • Combo 1.4-litre dual-fuel, Electronic Diagnostics, May 12, p100-105
  • Meriva 1.6-litre, Service Bay, Jul 12, p68-72
  • Signum 2003-2008, Used Car Focus, Mar 12, p50-54

VOLKSWAGEN

  • Beetle 1998-2011, Survival Guide, Sept 12, p46-48
  • Golf MkV 1.6-litre FSI, Electronic Diagnostics, Mar 12, p85-89
  • Passat TDI auto 03-reg, Service Bay, Jan 12, p66-70
  • Polo 1.4 TDI Y-reg, Service Bay, Dec 12, p78-82
  • Polo, Front disc and pad change, Feb 12, p46-48
  • Touareg 2003-2009, Used Car Focus, Oct 12, p42-46

VOLVO

  • C70 2.4 petrol turbo, Electronic Diagnostics, Oct 12, p100-105