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Hi, I am a recent owner of a lovely Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D, 2005.
When I bought the car a couple of weeks ago it had only covered 32,000 miles-ish (just under 3k a year) and I am thinking about changing the oil. Which oil would be best for performance/longetivity? I saw the manual recommended 5w30 semi-synthetic but read on here fully synthetic would be better?
Also should I get the oil flushed or just topped up? I'm unsure of what oil it's currently running on. Thanks for your help.
Hi! I recently bought a 1st gen 2005 Toyota Yaris d-4d and so far it's been a cracking little thing, especially for a first car.
After doing nearly 500 miles in my first week of owning it (yikes!) I had a question regarding the oil; which oil do I get?
I figured I should follow the manual's specification but does anyone have any pointers to high quality brands or types (fully/partial synthetic?) I am a car-mechanics newbie but am looking to DIY the oil business.
Should I get the car oil flushed? It was bought at 32000 miles and was well serviced every 9 months prior to ownership.
I forgot to mention that I don't know what oil it has now. Should I contact the trade seller to ask?
Proud owner of a Yaris 1.8 SR, it's my second yaris to date however not all is well in my Toyota world.
I have been experiencing a small knock (almost imperceptible) on the steering at low speeds on a diverse lock range. Took the car to Steven Eagell in Aylesbury where they advised me to replace the whole steering column at a whooping £1700!!!!
Apparently this is quite common issue with the Auris, Avensis and RAV4 but i haven't heard similar problems among the Yaris owners. I'm no expert but having to replace the whole steering column seems a bit overkill a suggests they haven't detect the problem probably (i could be wrong though).
Any suggestions? I'm told this could be the intermediate steering shaft. I will try to go to oxford to get a second opinion. I'm not a expert but this should be a faulty part not the whole system.
Hi all. I've had my Yaris Hybrid for just under a month now, nearly 700 miles. I've just started to notice what I can only describe as a low squeal noise when I'm driving between 5-10mph and 15-20mph. I don't think it's done this before, as a first time car owner I'm noticing every little thing almost immediately (pride and joy and all that).
The sound will only appear when I'm accelerating through those speeds, not when I take my foot off and never appears again once I go above 20mph. It does sound like a moving noise if that makes sense, kind of like when an old car has a bad fan belt but this is much much quieter. My passenger couldn't even hear it.
Anybody have any thoughts?