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dash

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About dash

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    Dave

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  • Toyota Model
    iQ2 1.0 silver
  • Toyota Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Durham

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  1. Hi Matt This question has come up before. Have you done a search of this forum for 'leather seats' ? You'll find quite a few answers Dave
  2. Gtechniq G1 on mine and no judder. You need to use G2 to remove the excess after G1 application before polishing with soft cloth. 3 coats G1 recommended on the windscreen. It's expensive, but long lasting (and you can buy in very small quantities - 5mg - to reduce the pain !!). Rain water beads off, and above 50mph you can get away without using the wipers I would recommend you use the Gtechniq treatment after cleaning with the clay mitt
  3. Just passed another MOT - hurray !! Our iQ2 has covered only 15,000 miles since new and is still on the original Bridgestone Ecopia tyres. We have been getting advisories on cracked tread blocks. Is this unusual, or is it typical of tyres which have suffered years of ozone exposure? I know rubber can crack with age but I've never come across tyres doing this before and wondered if it was specific to Bridgestones. Front tyres are now reaching the legal minimum tread depth. Any recommendations for replacements (preferably quiet with good grip in all conditions)? Dave
  4. teapot

    Maybe it's a hybrid !! Sometimes they sell it with iQ plates and sometimes with Smart ones . The short overhang in front of the windscreen suggests the inspiration came from Smart.
  5. teapot

    Nice thought, but that's not an iQ. It's a Smart car I'm afraid !!
  6. I'm sure he'll see your post pretty soon and post a reply (unless he's on holiday)
  7. Hi Georgina Welcome to the forum. Seems you're in the right part of the country to get first hand help from David. In my case, I sent him the old interior light and he returned a modified version with the brighter LED. Why don't you send him a Private Message (click on his name to the left of one of his posts then click on the message icon) Best way to find out if he can help you Dave
  8. Do you mean the engine?
  9. Here's Taz's main thread (15 pages of good stuff showing development from stock Scion to fully customised; lots of pics 😉) Taz's Scion iQ I can hardly believe it's now 2 years since his last post. Hope it gives you some inspiration !! Dave
  10. Hope the manifold replacement sorts it... and welcome to the Club !! Dave
  11. That's a bummer. Any sign of fresh damage in the video to suggest the mechanic might have caught the radiator with a spanner while replacing the manifold? Perish the thought...
  12. Manifold/EGR valve replaced today by local dealer. Job took just over 3 hours. First iQ they've had in for fitting of the replacement parts on this 'campaign'. Can't say I've detected any improvement in drivability, but ours was never bad anyway, and have been using Redex regularly for the last 18 months. Important to me is that I no longer have the worry of a £900 repair bill hanging over me should performance have degraded at some point in the future due to clogged EGR valve. So a feeling of relief that this 'ticking time-bomb' is now resolved without any cost to me... Dave
  13. Parts are currently available in Toyota's UK warehouse and will be installed on mine next month. Full day job... Glad Toyota are now rectifying this 'ticking time-bomb' as it is this very issue which was affecting my confidence in long term ownership.
  14. You seem to be referring to a Prius which probably has a different design setup to the iQ. Additionally, if Toyota are changing these items as part of a service campaign (at no cost to me), why do a DIY 'fix'
  15. I trust I don't need a Toyota service history to qualify for this campaign. Last 2 services have been done independently. Can anyone confirm? Dave