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About anchorman

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    RAV 4 SR 2.2 D4D 150 in Decuma Grey and Daihatsu Sirion 2008 with Yaris mechanics.
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  1. Hi - would very much appreciate the discount code for ECU repairs: Many thanks - Mary

    I have now heared from the UK specialist. They say they will give us a 10% discount on the £195 + VAT price for an ECU rebuild. Thats £212.26 all in.

    If anyone wants it done there pm me for the password.


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      Just use the password "Don" or "Anchorman" and tell them you got it from the TOC, you should be fine. 

  2. Brilliant. Thanks Frosty.
  3. Hello. Has anybody got a service data sheet for said vehicle? Regards Ancs
  4. Hey, do you have a link where I can buy the iPod connector you mentioned in your articel? Got a 58827 Radio/CD changer in my RAV4 2007.

    would be great!

  5. Hi anchorman,could you help me out with some info,on a 1997 MK1 Rav4 5door with Automatic transmission.My question is,"Does the transfer box,have its own separate supply of oil,or is it fed from the oil in the automatic transmission fluid from the auto box" ?.I cant seem to find any info on this.And what has got me thinking,is,i just changed the rear differential oil and was having a general look around,and thought i would look at the drain plug situation on the auto transmission box,found that ok,then i happened to notice what looked like another drain plug on the transfer box,what i could not find was anything resembling a filler plug,I would really be happy to hear your input on this.Thank you in anticipation,Ken62

  6. A lot has happened in the last few days. I suppose you could say that this all started when a moderator pointed out to Charlie the TOC rules regarding trading. He now posts regularly on another RAV forum. Hoovie also got banned by TOC Management as a result of the fallout.. I have resigned my post as a moderator as I cannot condone or agree to this action.
  7. Don't forget the 6 speed box has a synchro on reverse.
  8. There are 3 positions for the switch - off, on and door. It is set to door right?
  9. I don't see what can go while it is parked. I wonder if the HP pump or something fuel delivery has failed. I have heard engines miss and backfire down to fuel problems and fuel filters are back in the news. It can't harm to try one.
  10. Oh yes! For infor, the filter housing on the later 4.4 model is indeed plastic as Guy says!!!
  11. It is genuine folks.
  12. BK and me have the 0W/30 version which is much more expensive. It is what is fitted in the factory of the new "Optimal Drive" rated vehicles and these auto's need all the help they can get with fuel consumption. For anyone running a none Optimal Drive vehicle, the 5W/30 ESP is perfect. On the attached info sheet, click the tablets to navigate around the page. Kingo, what would you charge for the indicated 5l of 0W/30TGMO oil?
  13. I know where there is a red one for 6k.
  14. Sierra's were frightening on a windy day.
  15. Kev. I always lubricate the thread so the nut goes in with as little friction as possible - you want to measure the resistance of the seat and the resultant back pressure on the thread, not the crud making the nut tight on the thread. You can oil the face of a tapered nut but it will just push it out so I tend not to. On the F1 nuts, you oil between the washer and the nut but not the surface that contacts the wheel. This photo shows the washer and no, it isn't my fingers it is a pair of gloves! GJ I always brush a bit of grease around the hub spigot. I never use coppaslip crud.