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These high-power cleaners can play havoc with a car's electrics while sluicing dirt out of the engine bay, and the damage could be severe enough to mean a hefty repair bill.
Too much food or alcohol just before bedtime can play havoc with sleep patterns.
Cat, 30, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, says: "A hectic lifestyle can play havoc with what you eat.
These high temperatures can play havoc with older versions of the modern burner unit (MBU) or MBUs that haven't been upgraded by MWO 7310-281-55-1.
Light and air are natural incubators for mold and they play havoc with climate control.
Broad laughs don't only drown out wry grins, they play havoc with characterisation.
RAIN continued to play havoc with the tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic, but the outlook was last night decidedly sunny for backers of New Orleans Classic favourite Phil Mickelson, writes Bruce Millington.
Many ice-hockey teams play on outdoor rinks, but a rule that games can't start if it is colder than minus 15 can play havoc with the schedule.