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Is your Mitsubishi Colt gearbox stiff?

8th November 2018 | Comments Off on Is your Mitsubishi Colt gearbox stiff?

Is your Mitsubishi Colt gearbox stiff?

Many new owners of the Mitsubishi find there gearboxes very stiff, this problem could be down to several things. If you are new owner you are probably not used to the Mitsubishi Colt Gearbox StiffMitsubishi stiff feel, but if you are used to the Mitsubishi’s stiffness or the problem has recently become worse, maybe check some of the following. 1)  Stiffness can come from lack of lubrication, so checking the gearbox oil should be the first stop. 2) If there is any kind of grinding while changing gears, this could be a sign of gear wear, this may need special attention, our advice would be to take it to your nearest garage or Mitsubishi dealer.

It maybe time for a Mitsubishi Colt gearbox oil change, this is one of the most common way to resolve any stiffness, simply find the correct oil and procedure via your owners handbook or via our downloadable workshop manual ( link below ).

Stuff you will need for an oil change for the Mitsubishi Colt :

1. 2 litre of gearbox oil ( 75W-90 GL4 )
2. Allen Key 8mm
3. Socket 8mm
4. Jack or ramps
6. If nuts too tight maybe some WD40
7. Funnel.
9. Protection for hands and eyes.

Would like more information on why the Mistubishi Colt gearbox is stiff?  You can now download the Mitsubishi Colt workshop manual from the link supplied, or you can click the buy now button below.

Future proof repairs and servicing on your Colt by downloading the official workshop manual, no need to have any mechanical or technical knowledge as this manual gives step by step instruction to get your project up and running again. Areas covered in this manual include General Information, Periodic Maintenance, Fuel System, Cooling System, Engine Lubrication System, Engine Removal & Installation, Crankshaft & Transmission, Wheels and Tires, Brakes Suspension and Electrical System.

These manuals are the same publications used by the official Mitsubishi dealers, thousands of pages of know how, photos and pictures that will help you get your Colt back on the road.  This manual is written in Englsih and is PDF based so will be view-able on most operating systems,



The Honda VFR1200F Suspension Settings – Resolved

31st October 2018 | Comments Off on The Honda VFR1200F Suspension Settings – Resolved

Honda VFR1200F Suspension Settings

If you are wanting to change how your ride feels, or is your VFR1200F rocking back and forth when you ride over bump or potholes, to resolve this common is would beHonda VFR1200F Suspension Settings to  to alter the Honda VFR1200F suspension settings, but this may not be the only way to resolve this problem.

The irritating rocking can be due to a multitude of things not just the suspension settings, for example if the tyre pressure is too high or too low depending on your body weight and ride style, this maybe the answer to this problem, consider inflating the rear tyre to 42 PSI and the front tyre should be around 36 PSI. But if you have checked the correct tyre pressure and the problem persists and you are sure it has vfr1200f dct problemssomething to do with the suspension setting, the settings are Front rebound ( 6 clicks out from full stiff)  Front preload (2 lines showing),  Rear rebound( 3/4 turns out from full stiff), Rear preload (11 clicks from full soft).

For more information on setting and servicing the Honda VFR1200F consider downloading our Honda VFR1200F service manual PDF, it comes with hundreds of pages of images, text and photos to get your bike back on the road. Why pay extortionate repair bills, when this instant download manual can give you step by step instructions to get you through any project, be it an oil change to an engine rebuild.

If you are in need of suspension or any other part such as Honda VFR1200F brake pads, tyres or even if you are looking for some Honda VFR1200F genuine accessories, please take a moment to check out Demon Tweeks, they are one of the largest motorcycle parts and accessories suppliers in the UK.

Download the Honda VFR1200F workshop manual or click the buy now buttons below to future proof all your VFR1200F and VFR1200F DCT problems.

Nissan Qashqai Manual Gearbox Problems ( Resolved )

27th October 2018 | Comments Off on Nissan Qashqai Manual Gearbox Problems ( Resolved )

Nissan Qashqai Manual Gearbox Problems

Are you having Nissan Qashqai manual gearbox problems ?  The Qashqai gearbox’s are known to have several problems, here at RepairBooks we get many email’s aboutNissan Qashqai Manual Gearbox Problems the amount of travel there is on the actual gear stick, this is a common issue with most Qashqai’s over 5 years old, this is due to wear and tear around the gear mesh. For a full detailed report on this and near every other Nissan Qashqai problem, consider downloading our official Nissan Qashqai workshop manual, this manual covers both the J10 and J11 models. There are many catagories covered within this workshop manual include General Information, Periodic Maintenance, Fuel System, Cooling System, Engine Lubrication System, Engine Removal & Installation, Crankshaft & Transmission, Wheels, Tyres, Brakes, Suspension, Frame, Electrical System, Fault Finding, Traction Control, ABS and lots more.

Nissan Qashqai  J10 Workshop Manual 

Nissan Qashqai  J11 Workshop Manual 

The Official Nissan Qashqai Readers Questions

22nd October 2018 | Comments Off on The Official Nissan Qashqai Readers Questions

The Official Nissan Qashqai Readers Questions

The Nissan Qashqai has been around since 2006 and is one of Nissan’s most popular models, the first generation of the SUV was called released in Australia and in Nissan 1 million cars SunderlandJapan under the name Dualis. The second generation was released around 2014 and is known everywhere as the Qashqa, other than in the US which it is called the Rogue Sport. The name Qashqai came from an indigenous people living in Iran.

Although launched in 2006 at the Paris motor show, it did not make its UK debut until 2007 Qashqai. The Qashqai main purpose was to be a replacement for the Nissan Mistral and now their are on average of 40,000 new Qashqai’s on the road every year. The Qashqai is produced in Sunderland and is only one of two models that comes out of the plant.

Late June 2011 saw the one millionth Quashqai roll out of Sunderland, just over four and a half years after the first one was produced, this monumental landmark made the Quashqai the most popular British built cars. 2009 we saw the first Qashqai+2 models hit the streets, the new larger body 7 seater soon became the car to have for larger families. The Nissan Qashqai is very environmentally friendly cars on the road, or at least within Nissan stable of cars. The Qashqai CO2 emissions less than 130g /km and a combined fuel consumption of 57.6mpg.



Q) Qhat is the meaning of Qashqai?
A) As mentioned in the above text, Nissan named the car after people in Iran.

Q) What are the best tyres for a nissan qashqai?
A) The Qashqai use 255/55 r19, try National Tyres for best prices.

Q) Where is the dipstick on a Nissan Qashqai?
A) The dipstick is normally in the middle of the engine, the cap in usually yellow.

Q1) Where is the EGR valve on a Nissan Qashqai?
Q2) What is the ground clearance of a Nissan Qashqai?
Q3) What is the tyre pressure for a Nissan Qashqai?
Q4) What oil for a Nissan Qashqai diesel?
Q5) Where are the glow plugs on a Nissan Qashqai?
Q6)Where does oil go in Nissan Qashqai?
Q7) Where does water go in Nissan Qashqai?
Q8) Where is the fuse box on a Nissan Qashqai?
A) For more information for the location of the EGR and other questions, download our Nissan Qashqai workshop manual.

Q) Where can I get roof bars for a Nissan Qashqai?
A) For best price roof bars for the Qashqai, take a look at Euro Car Parts.

Q) What insurance group is a Nissan Qashqai?
A) This may depends on the model, but generally between 15 and 21. For more details take a look at Devitt.

Nissan Qashqai  J10 Workshop Manual 

Nissan Qashqai  J11 Workshop Manual 

The Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review

20th October 2018 | Comments Off on The Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review

The Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review


As with all other products in the Uber range quality and finish are of utmost importance to Uber. When choosing a motorcycle jacket this top Uber Air Flow Vented Textile Motorcyclethings to look out for would be robustness, can it be used in different weather conditions and what the fit is like, it may look good when you stand in front of the bedroom mirror, but it ‘s no good if you are unconformable on long rides. This Uber motorcycle jacket like all other products in the range, has to be the best around for price and value for money, the robustness of the elbow and shoulder armour hold the CE approval, it also has a removable waterproof and thermal liner, which can come in handy when riding in colder weather. The fit of many motorcycle jackets can sometimes be a hit or miss, but this new range comes with volume adjusters on both the sleeves and waist. Uber are at the forefront in motorcycle clothing design and affordability and are making the larger name brands sit up and take notice. If you would like to take a look at the full range of Uber clothing and accessories click here.

Customer Reviews :

  • Owned many budget jackets over the years but non as tough as the Uber.

  • Great product would buy again.

  • Can’t complain – got my jack for less than £30

  • Have several products from Uber, can’t complain on value for money

  • Superb thermal jacket.

  • The only jacket I can find that actually fits me, so yes would recommend.

  • Uber in my option are far superior to most big brand’s which are 3 times the price.


Uber Motorcycle Jacket Review

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