INDEX January-December 2005

A

Accident Repairs

  1. Pt2 Dealing with small bodywork dents, Jan 05, p14-16
  2. Pt3 How to fill awful panels back to perfect shape, Feb 05, p28-31
  3. Pt4 Welding equipment, Mar 05, p28-31
  4. Pt5 The Art of making neat and tough welds, Apr 05, p16-19
  5. Pt6 Removing & replacing welded front wings, May 05, p32-35
  6. Pt7 Unbending rear wings, June 05, p10-13
  7. Pt8 Removing the rear quarter panel, July 05, p24-27
  8. Pt9 New Rear quarter wing welded in, Aug 05, p24-28
  9. Pt10 Serious Front End Damage on a Ford Ka! Sept 05, p22-25
  10. Pt11 Continual repairs to the Ford Ka, Oct 05, p42-45
  11. Pt12 Re-Skinning Car Doors, Nov 05, p28-31
  12. Pt13 Plastic Repairs, Dec 05, p30-33

Adaptive Cruise Control: How it works, Feb 05, p48-50

Air-Conditioning: How Climate Control works, June 05, p48-50

ALFA ROMEO

  • 156, 12k Service, Jan 05, p56-59
  • GTV Project Car
  1. Introduction, Apr 05, p4-7
  2. Start of a timing belt change, May 05, p16-18
  3. Cambelt change completed and engine service started, June 05, p24-26
  4. Underbody service plus a few more small jobs, July 05, p30-32
  5. Fixing the air-conditioning, Aug 05, p42-45
  6. Paintwork and a tidy up, Sept 05, p44-47
  7. The missing red key, Oct 05, p14-17

Alloy Wheels: Using a DIY polishing kit, July 05, p44-45

AUDI

  • A8, 10k/12 months service, May 05, p62-65

Automotive Glass: How it works! Dec 05, p48-50

AUSTIN

  • Montego, Buying one for £10 at auction, Apr 05, p26-28

B

Belts & Chains

  1. Replacing a timing chain & timing belt, Sept 05, p4-6
  2. Renault/Volvo 1.9 Diesel, changing the timing belt, Oct 05, p32-33
  3. Vauxhall Corsa 3-cylinder Ecotec Timing Chain, Nov 05, p44-45
  4. Citroën & Peugeot XUD, Changing the timing belt, Dec 05, p44-45

Bench Grinders, on test, June 05, p36-38

Bench Vices, on test, Oct 05, p34-36

Best Longterm buys under £2000, June 05, p4-8

BMW

  • 528i Touring, 10k Service and a few additional jobs, Feb 05, p58-61

Body Filler: How to fill awful panels back to perfect shape, Feb 05, p28-31

Bonded Chassis: How it works, Nov 05, p52-54

Brake Fluid Testers, on test, Aug 05, p34-36

C

Carsoft Software: on test, Oct 05, p54-55

Catalytic Converters: How they work, Oct 05, p18-19

CITROËN

  • Stop & Start energy saving, pollution busting system, Jan 05, p48-50
  • Xantia Project:
  1. Buying tips and list of jobs to be tackled, Mar 05, p4-6
  2. Suspension spheres renewed, Apr 05, p30-33
  3. Fixing the seized rear height corrector, May 05, p24-26
  4. Rear suspension arms, June 05, p32-34
  5. Cambelt change, July 05, p40-42
  • XUD, Changing the timing belt, Dec 05, p44-45

Climate Control air-conditioning updated, June 05, p48-50

D

DAEWOO

  • Nubira, Electronic Diagnostics, Nov 05, p70-73

Diagnostic Tester

  • Omitec Omiscan hand-held tester, Feb 05, p32
  • Tech 2 hand held tester, June 05, p52-53

Diesels: Dealing with reluctant starters, July 05, p12-14

DIY Garage: New facility in Aberdeen, Feb 05, p26-27

Drive Cleaning Compounds Evaluated, May 05, p38-40

E

ECU: Changing chips to improve performance, Dec 05, p63-64

Electronic Braking Control: How it works, Sept 05, p48-50

Electric Steering, May 05, p48-50

Engine Cranes, on test, Dec 05, p10-12

Engine Rebuild: VW VR6, Jan 05, p32-36

F

FIAT

  • Cinquecento, Electronic Diagnostics, July 05, p70-73

Fluid Renewal: Changing brake, power steering, gearbox, coolant fluids, Apr 05, p58-59

FORD

  • Granada MkIII diesel, Granny Taxi, Mar 05, p42-43
  • Galaxy TDi, Electronic Diagnostics, Mar 05, p74-77
  • Parts Price Survey, Aug 05, p54-55
  • Probe Project
  1. Introduction, Dec 05, p4-6
  • Scorpio Project
  1. Introducing the £50 project car, Oct 05, p4-8
  2. Repairing minor body damage, Nov 05, p4-6
  3. Final bodywork repairs, Dec 05, p52-54

H

Hand Cleaners, on test, Nov 05, p22-24

Heating for Workshops: 21 heaters tested, Jan 05, p4-9

Hoists tested and evaluated, Apr 05, p38-43

HYUNDAI

  • Where to get the best parts, Jan 05, p44-46

Hybrids: How dual fuel systems work, Apr 05, p48-50

J

JAGUAR

  • X300, Survival Guide, Dec 05, p34-36

JEEP

  • Parts price comparison, May 05, p52-53

K

Key Coding

  1. How machines work to keep your car secure, July 05, p48-50
  2. Common key types and their problems, Aug 05, p48-50

KIA

  • Shuma, Electronic Diagnostics, Oct 05, p70-73

L

LAND ROVER

  • Range Rover & Discovery V8, Cars to keep forever, Dec 05, p90-92

LOTUS

  • Parts Survey, June 05, p58-60

LPG: Cheap alternative to petrol and diesel, May 05, p4-8

M

MERCEDES-BENZ

  • ML, Electronic Diagnostics, Jan 05, p70-73
  • S Class Service, Aug 05, p62-65
  • 190, Cars to Keep Forever, Sept 05, p60-62

MITSUBISHI

  • Space Star, Electronic Diagnostics, May 05, p70-73

MG

  • MGB GT Project
  1. Pt9 Refitting brightwork, Jan 05, p40-43
  2. Pt10 Finish engine and inspect gearbox, Feb 05, p20-23
  3. Pt11 Lower engine & gearbox, fit windscreen & begin interior, Mar 05, p44-47
  4. Pt12 Door glass, chrome trim and tailgate refitted, Apr 05, p44-47
  5. Pt1: More fitting up, May 05, p42-45
  6. Pt14 Finishing touches, June 05, p42-45

MoT Testing: How to get your car through and how to become a tester, Mar 05, p16-19

N

NISSAN

  • Terrano, Electronic Diagnostics, Aug 05, p70-73

Non-Runners: Potential bargains and pitfalls of buying a car needing repair, Mar 05, p34-37

Nut Splitters, on test, Mar 05, p38-40

P

Peterborough to Peterhead

  1. Three sub-£100 cars are prepared, June 05, p90-92
  2. Peter, Phil and Martyn report on their 1000 mile drive, July 05, p90-94

PEUGEOT

  • Parts price comparison, Apr 05, p52-53
  • 106, Electronic Diagnostics, Sept 05, p70-73
  • XUD, Changing the timing belt, Dec 05, p44-45

PORSCHE

  • 944 (Non Turbo), Electronic Diagnostics, June 05, p70-73

PROTON

  • Parts Survey and price comparison, July 05, p54-55

R

RENAULT

  • 21 Savannah Turbo Diesel Service, June 05, p62-65
  • Laguna, Buying Guide, Feb 05, p4-8
  • Laguna Update, Apr 05, p36
  • Parts Price survey, Feb 05, p52-53
  • 1.9 Diesel, Changing the timing belt, Oct 05, p32-33
  • Clio 1.4, Electronic Diagnostics, Dec 05, p70-73

ROVER

  • Buying guide, Aug 05, p4-8
  • Parts Survey, Sept 05, p38-41
  • Sterling Coupe: Meet the Editor’s new car, Oct 05, p28-30
  • ROVER 75 Rectification
  1. Aircon Fan Replacement, Nov 05, p10-12
  2. Gearbox Removal, Dec 05, p22-24

ROLLS-ROYCE

  • Parts price survey, Mar 05, p58-60

Rust: Typical rust spots and how to rustproof your car, May 05, p58-59

S

SAAB

  • 9-3, Electronic Diagnostics, Feb 05, p70-73
  • 9-5, 12k Service, Mar 05, p62-65
  • 9000, Cars to Keep Forever, Oct 05, p90-92

Screwdrivers with Ratchets, on test, Feb 05, p34-36

Sheet Metal Folders, on test, July 05, p34-36

Switch Panel Repairs, Aug 05, p12-14

Starting Diesel-powered reluctant starters, July 05, p12-14

SUBARU

  • Impreza Project
  1. Pt4 Road test and internal refurbishment, Jan 05, p14-26
  2. Pt5 Brake calliper overhaul, Feb 05, p40-42
  3. Pt6 Repair to switchgear and final touches, Mar 05, p10-12

Striker kit car, Feb 05, p90-93

T

Tap & Die Sets, on test, Sept 05, p12-15

Towing

  1. The legalities of towing and how to modify your tow car, Jan 05, p28-30
  2.  How to fit a tow bar and service a trailer, Feb 05, p44-47

TOYOTA

  • Corolla, Service, July 05, p62-65
  • Supra Twin Turbo, Service, Nov 05, p58-61

Tyres: How they work, Mar 05, p48-50

V

VAUXHALL

  • Corsa 1.0, Service, Oct 05, p62-65
  • Corsa 3-cylinder Ecotec, Timing Chain changed, Nov 05 p44-45

VOLKSWAGEN

  • Golf Gti Project
  1. Our £600 bargain buy inspected July 05, p4-7
  2. Completing repairs for the MoT, Aug 05, p30-33
  3. Replacing the Suspension, Sept 05, p26-29
  4. Servicing the Engine, Oct 05, p48-51
  5. Paintwork revival & making the body beautiful, Nov 05, p34-37
  6. Stripping the interior, Dec 05, p38-41
  • Passat, Electronic Diagnostics, Apr 05, p74-77

VR6 Engine Rebuild, Jan 05, p32-36

VOLVO

  • V70, 10k Service, Apr 05, p62-65
  • S40/V40 Diesel, Service, Sept 05, p64-67
  • 1.9 Diesel, Changing the timing belt, Oct 05, p32-33
  • 440, Cars to Keep Forever, Nov 05, p90-92

W

Welder DHC 2000, on test, Dec 05, p42

Wipers & Washers: Keeping them in tip top condition, Jan 05, p52-54

Workshop Heaters, on test, Jan 05, p4-9