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Yaris Boot Leak - Taillight Gaskets
By Vitor Pereira
At this stage it is not news to anyone that the early Yaris units leak water into the boot. Some through the taillights, some through the stop light and some through both.
I believe this happens with some other models as well and the forums have a few posts from people asking about it and some others saying how they've fixed it, usually with silicone.
I just had to deal with this on my other half's 1999 Yaris (made in Japan fortunately), instead of going the silicone route I ordered new gaskets to see if they had changed their initial crap design and they had.
Attached are some photos of the original gasket and the new re-design ones. It's no surprise the old ones leak.
They're not cheap but here are the part numbers in case you're interested:
I can't remember which is right and which is left but google is your friend.
I hope the idiot that approved the design of the original ones has been sacked and made to work in a Fiat service garage.
Auris 2007 Losing Coolant?
I have a 2007 Auris petrol. I first noticed pink super long life coolant was low when I bought it from Toyota n Huddersfield after it had been supposedly 'fully serviced'. It was below the low mark, so I took it back to Toyota who looked at it and told me it was NOT low. A few months later I saw the sticker on the top of the bonnet which confirmed that it was actually low, why the Toyota dealership that service this car day-in-day-out did not KNOW this, I have no idea. But that meant that I it was too late to get Toyota to top it up for free as they must not have done it at the service. Because of this I will NEVER have my car serviced at Toyota Hudds!
Anyway, I bought a litre of SLL coolant from Toyota and filled it to the 'B' line (above full mark), probably putting in around 400 mls. I have noticed that after 12,000 miles it is below the low mark again, but I've only put in around 300mls to get it in between the low and full marks. So that's around 700mls of coolant in 12000 miles over 3 years.
Is it normal to loose coolant or this much coolant over 12,000miles/3yrs?
Correct Coolant For 2000 Avensis 7A-Fe
I have a 2000 Avensis 1.8 Auto 7A-FE. We have a small leak in the top housing of the radiator.
I intend to replace the hoses, clips and thermostat while I am fitting the new rad, so thought I would flush the system and fill with Red OAT.
The coolant I intended to use is the Triple QX from Euro car parts
Is there a known problem with using this type of coolant on the older Avensis?
Also, can anyone tell me where to find the engine block drain plug on this model? Haynes manual says there is one, the guy at Toyota does not agree.
Thanks for your time
Coolant Low - Help!
I've just been doing my regular checks (which I haven't done for a few months ) and discovered the coolant level is below the low mark (approx 7-10 mm below it) for my 2011 1.8 V-Matic (CVT).
What's worse is I've just had a family holiday with lots of driving, and have no idea how long it's been low.
So - am I likely to have caused any damage?
Also, I'd never noticed before, but it's pink, which I assume is something I can only get at the Toyota garage. Is it just the kind of thing you can pop in to Toyota to buy (and any ideas of likely cost)?
Is refilling just a case of taking off the reservoir cap and pouring in to the full line?
Apologies if these are really basic questions! In 15 years of motoring I don't think I've ever experienced the coolant go low.
Supposedly Overheating Yaris 1.0 Gls
umm.. so I have been handed down a 1999 Yairs GLS 1.0 which had been off the road for almost 2 years. I have been working on it to clean it and make it roadworthy.
the car went on an MOT yesterday but they returned without it saying they cant perform it as its overheating. I was like uh-oh
I was surprised as I could hear the fan working very loudly and it would turn off but came back on instantly. The coolant temperature light wasn't on but he said all the pipes are pressurized and its not safe for them to conduct the test.
Now during the time I was working on the car [cleaning interior etc] I would often start the car and leave it running as it had been sitting for well over a year. All fluid levels were fine and never needed to top up anything. In 2 months I had only heard the fan once maybe twice but never so constantly like it was running in the testing station. The mechanic said the car has done too many miles so its not worth it and I should get rid of it.
So I got the car back and read a bit and here is the situation: The car starts with half a crank, green coolant light on, after 10-12 minutes of idling it will go away and stay off, the fan then kicked in and sounds like a jet engine, which I believe means its running on full speed. So either its off or on full speed. I understand there is a slowish speed it can operate on but thats not happening.
I figured I should start from checking weather thermostat is working or not. I did a cold start with radiator cap off and let the engine run, my standing is once the engine warms up, the thermostat will open and water will start swirling in the neck of the radiator. it didn't. The fan came on full speed, but water stayed still, just rising a bit and overflowing. I tried locating the thermostat by taking off the bottom radiator hose and the top one too from the engine side but there was no thermostat there. Its a Jap Yaris with 1.0 1SZ engine. Am I looking at the wrong place?
One more thing, while the dash was still showing the blue coolant light, water level rose up a couple of mm and overflowed through opening. Is that bad?
To make sure I fix this overheating issue, I have taken the radiator off and this is what it looks like so it is going to be replaced for sure.
I love my Yaris! even though I have never driven it on the road but working day in day out during lunches has made it very difficult for me to part with it without giving it a fair chance. Pleaseeee help me get this back on the road..