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About Lakeuk

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  • Toyota Model Aygo Blue Slate
  1. 10w40 engine oil

    Bargain basement, £10 for 4.5 litres - my car is coming to the end of it's life this year having done over 180k miles in itpaying double for the top recommended grade isn't a priority - I started topping up with oil at 100k miles with 5W-30 then switched to the 10w40 gradefrom 125k miles - I was expecting my mpg to reduce but that hasn't been the case, the sameconsistent peaks/troughsthrough each year.
  2. 10w40 engine oil

    I use10w40 oil in my aygo all the time, hardly makes any difference to my economy- my aygo has raked up themilesso not botherat using the preferred rating, happy to go with the next of the list in my toyota manual. Switched to this for similar reason to yourself, struggled to get it at my local supermarkets and didn't want to fork outfor the expensive stuff at halfords.
  3. Bluetooth Stopped Working

    Looked through my bluetooth hands-free system owners manual Hands-free system does not respond. UIM buttons not lit — check UIM connection — check the connection to the electronic module. Tomorrow I'll check the wire into the User Interface Module, but where will I find the electronic module
  4. Bluetooth Stopped Working

    Already unpaired on the phone, can't access the car side, no response from the Bluetooth button above the rear mirror, think no power is getting to it
  5. Bluetooth Stopped Working

    I hardly ever use the bluetooth in my 2008 aygo blue but noticed today that the light on the controller unit no longer glows and no response from the buttons, my phone can not see the Bluetooth device to connect to. Is there any trouble shooting I can do to try and pin down the issue, has the Bluetooth setup got a fuse I can check.
  6. Need To Replace Exhaust Back Box

    It's an easy diy job, only bit which may cause trouble is if you don't have the tools if the bolt to the bracket is rusted away, I had to get the angle grinder to make light work of getting the old bracket of. I got my backbox and bracket from my local europarts, they were out of stock on the rubber hangers at the time, I was worried that I wouldn't get the old rubbers off or they wouldn't be in good enough nick to reuse, but applying good gollop of washing up liquid get them of the enlarged nipple easily and looked as new. Hope all these photos I took at the time help
  7. Looking To Buy Aygo X-play

    Have a look a my fuelly page, have 160k miles of journeys logged, shows what range you can get motorway driving with a light foot.
  8. Toyota Service Kinda Sloppy

    Customer service is the number one thing I look at, closely followed by cost. I've had various bad experiences from main dealers of various brands, one memorable one was when a local company lost their franchise in the town to a new dealership to the town but large in the region had won it. I booked in my car for a service and MOT with the new guys, said my brakes needed looking as didn't feel right and that I needed a courtesy car to get me to work 60mile away. Problem one, they couldn't find my courtesy car, keys gone, one of the engineer gone awol - turned out with traffic outside being bad (roadwords) the engineer had decided without permission to give another customer a lift to his work, engineer took a hour to get back making me very late for work, didn't even get a simple apology. Next issue, get a phone call half way through the day "We've put you car in for MOT and it's failed because of the breaks", me: you don't say sherlock, when I said the brakes needed looking at which bit didn't you understand common sense. Needless to say I didn't use them again and it looked like I wasn't the only one as 12 months later they lost their franchise and closes up. My nearest toyota dealer has given me excellent customer service, they recently were bought out by the vantage group, was a little concerned service would be impacted, there was a blip at first when the new owner tried to centralise all service phone calls which was a little rubblish in that they messed up my booking but my normal local service manager spotted the cockup and reconfirmed with me, after that it was back to being managed locally. Sadly the previous owner still owned the land and has sold it for a supermarket so the dealer is shutting up at that location, think they'll be using there nearest other sites, so will bit a little unknown whether the service is to the same standard.
  9. Radioplayer Aygo Demo

    Ok not exactly an aygo demo but it's a demo presented from inside an aygo of a new box of tricks (looks like a prototype to me) from the Radioplayer UK guys. I love using the radioplayer app on my android phone and the web app at home, but not convinced to use it yet whilst mobile as tests I've done so far take too much of my allowance for regular use but mobile data signal can be ropey Not convince a car manufacture based system is the way forward in a world with updates are needed especially when DAB in cars still isn't standard.
  10. High Mileage

    I've currently passed the 145k mile mark on my aygo, maybe looking at a change next year, I wouldn't rule out another aygo, but I'm not sentimental on brands/models so will be casing the net open to what's out there (saw the new C1 last week - nice). Top 3 things I look for in order are reliability, running costs (maintainance/insurance/mpg), purchase price. Doing mostly motorway driving I probable should be including comfort, but my thinking is I can cope with a hours drive at a time in it no problem, also the noise has probable given be mild tinnitus :) Only problem I have at the moment is with the number of miles now on engine it likes it's oil, currently taking 1 litre every 500 miles which it a weekly topup for me
  11. New Aygo _ Chris Evans

    Agreed looks to be a big jump in pricing on the above basic models, they're pricing themselves into the next segment of cars on the market, I wonder whether they're get the level of buyers when there's more choice available in that price range. Comparing similar specs on the C1 / 108 and they're £1500 cheaper, for what I'd be interested in I could get for £10k in a C1 / 108. £1500 extra for aygo's styling looks steeps for me and C1 / 108 styling looks suitable for what I like.
  12. Scraping Sound On Full Lock

    If you get the metallic sounding noise when cornering then it maybe the heat shield rubbing against the brake disc Pop your head behind the wheel and you'll see'll it, just bend it back, it's quite common
  13. Aygo Oil Consumption

    My aygo drinking oil, been having to top up more and more often since last year, it's at the point where 2 weeks ago I topped up with 2 litres and yesterday 950miles later was below minimum again and I've had to top up again with another 1.5l to take it half way between min/max - which puts the consumption at the maximum the manual says my car could guzzle. My aygo is into high mileage territory just having passed 145K so wonder if this is the norm for the point the cars life. As with others have no oil showing on the ground, no obvious smoky exhaust gases, had the car jacked up yesterday, no oil showing up top, down below oil filter and oil plug are clean. Looked at the baffle plate, half I could see was clean, felt round the rest with no oil marks showing. I'm getting the same good mpg I normally get, I don't tank the accelerator - Bit of puzzle
  14. New Aygo _ Chris Evans

    Just read Chris's latest car column, comparing this review to his Aygo review I do wonder what make his car brain tick, as today's column is on the Peugeot 108 Allure 1.2 top and he's given it 4 stars - does 1.2lt engine change things or having wife/kid approval
  15. Wiper Bargain Of The Week

    Can't fathom how halford's can charge nearly £20 for a single bosch front wiper blade, ended up getting the same bosch blade from carparts4less for under £7 including free delivery.