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craggle

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About craggle

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  • Gender* Male
  • Toyota Model iQ3
  • Toyota Year 2010
  • UK/Ireland Location Sussex
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. My new IQ.

    Is the tyre compressor in the car? There should be a black compressor like thing in a bag wrapped up under the seat. That contains the tyre sealant as well, it's an all in one type thing but I carry a couple of tins of extra stuff too. I do carry a spare though as well now. I too take the headrests off and stow them under the seat in a storage compartment there. I like the option of dropping the seats when I need too and the rear view is greatly increased with them missing. Enjoy the car Craig.
  2. My new IQ.

    All iQ's are indeed chain driven cam shafts, 1.0 and 1.33 versions. Craig.
  3. My new IQ.

    Yup, That's the Redex. I use it on my 1.33 version too although they don't seem to have any reported EGR problems it's still a good thing to do every few months. First time you try it you will notice a difference in the way the car drives. Not sure how much a replacement EGR valve is if your one does decide to play up but as the one you have fitted has already cover 55k miles in theory a replacement will do the same. Here is the bulletin that describes the differences and the symptoms. Craig.
  4. My new IQ.

    If the car still drives fine then don't worry about it. Stick a bottle of Redex fuel system cleaner through it occasionally and replace the valve if it plays up in the future. The Design was changed in the later models I believe to put the intake for the EGR after the catalytic converter and not before it and some owners managed to get Toyota to change all the bits to the later version which included the exhaust manifold hence the cost but I think at least one owner here has had issues even with the later style. You can also remove the EGR valve and clean it out to extend it's life. Craig.
  5. Red IQ? Any pictures?

    If you went for the stripes I'd loose the chrome strips. They are only self adhesive plastic so should pull off quite easily, maybe with some heat from a hair dryer to help. Once they are off a quick polish and it should be good to go. Craig.
  6. Red IQ? Any pictures?

    I've often been tempted to buy a car like that one, swap over the interior into my car and then sell it on again. If you got it for a good price you could probably get a free interior upgrade assuming it sells again for what you paid for it. Craig.
  7. Red IQ? Any pictures?

    I like it, Love the interior! The Chrome strip on the door and boot lid can be removed but I like them and they are not cheap options so be careful if you do remove them, someone on here will be keen to buy them and re-apply sticky tape to use them again. The door sill plates are a nice addition that I have just added to my car. How about removing the side chrome and getting some stripes on the side to break up the red like I did with my car. Maybe white stripes would work on the red and they only cost £16 a pair and can be removed later if you change your mind. Craig.
  8. reconditioned gearbox failure after 2000 miles.

    Ahhh, metal bits not so good then! Hope you get it sorted Craig.
  9. reconditioned gearbox failure after 2000 miles.

    Not sure how the Auris gear linkage works as I have an iQ but are you sure it's not just the linkage from the stick / cables from the stick to the gearbox that need adjusting? My iQ used to be a bit tricky to get 1st and 2nd butafter adjusting the cables a bit as described in the manual, it all works again. Craig.
  10. The lights should cast a horizontal line on the road then angle upwards at the nearside. This is quite evident if parked in front of a wall or fence. The horizontal line should be the same level on both sides and if they are not, they can be adjusted. The picture below shows two adjustment screws but I haven't looked at the lights to see if the image makes sense or not, At the minute, it doesn't. Craig.
  11. Should I be worried?

    Wouldn't worry about it too much but good to get a second opinion from your trusted garage at the next service. All but one of those items are rubber mounted bushes so designed to have a bit of movement in them. The rubber flexing takes out the shock loads and reduces noise transmission. If you have ever driven a car with hard polyurethane bushes fitted the ride deteriorates and noise increases. Be nice if garages would stop using the term "Shock absorber" as well. The proper name is damper! Craig.
  12. What do you guys think of my new wheels.

    Is a bit odd, normally wider tyres increase rolling resistance making them use more fuel. Maybe conditions were just different? Different temperatures, less windy, driving slower? I have just worked out the difference in diameter between the new tyres and the old ones and it's 2mm so doubt that is giving a false reading. Whatever it was though, good result. Craig.
  13. What do you guys think of my new wheels.

    I do like them, just prefer them in silver or white. Personal taste I guess. I always thought a set of these would look good on an iQ..... Craig.
  14. What do you guys think of my new wheels.

    Nice wheels and they seem to fit the car well but why black? I've never understood black wheels, you spend a lot of money on them then make theminvisible. In your third and fourth photo they simply can't be seen. Be much better in white to match the car I reckon. Just my opinion, at least they won't need cleaning in the future I guess. What size tyres are they? Craig.
  15. Hi Feije Welcome to the forum. There is a specific iQ section on this forum where we all hang out and chat about our little motors. Interested to hear about the cruise control as I'd like to do the same. Find the iQ forum here.... http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/forum/128-toyota-iq-club/ Craig.