now a diesel head..
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Black smoke is almost certainly either boost leak or a dodgy vacuum hose, its overfueling so basically a bad fuel to air ratio, could also be EGR needs cleaning.
the door handle is a PITA to do ,I recently did mine with just a £7.99 hinge, its a shame the handle is broken as you now need the whole unit, try ebay for a used one otherwise its around £160 new. go to a specialist to replace as they do so many the labour will be around an hour or so, main dealers have it in the book at 4 hours and at their hourly rate its going to be around £500 including handle and VAT.
or do it your self for free, there is a great guide on here by Pubsinger I think.
steering sounds like a fluid leak leading to pump issues, I recently had a similar issue, slightly heavy steering and slight whine from pump at parking speed, leak found and fluid topped up, no problems since and that was 6 months ago, I hope its an equally easy fix for you.
re the other stuff don't have a clue but good luck getting it sorted, someone will be along with a answer soon i'm sure...