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  2. Hi, I'm looking for a Toyota. I would consider anything thats got 4 doors really. I'm in Manchester and would be willing to travel 50 miles or so for the right car. Here is my problem and i hope i don't offend anyone here, but its just how it is....Every single Toyota i look at to buy is always being sold by an asian, often pretending to be a private seller of their own vehicle when really they are a car dealer. All of them are overpriced junk thats either been badly repaired or a car they have bought for a low price just to put up for sale at a much higher price. It seems like buying a genuine car off a genuine private seller is a thing of the past. Anyway, i am looking to spend between £1700 to £2600 and i would consider the following cars with manual gearbox only : 5dr Toyota Yaris 1.3 petrol 2007 or later and upto 80,000 miles Toyota Avensis estate 2.0 diesel D4D 2007 or later upto 120,000 miles Toyota Auris 2007 or later mileage depends on what engine it is. Toyotoa RAV4 2.0 diesel, not really decided what the maximum milage i would accept. Toyota Corolla Verso or estate. Again mileage depends on what engine it is. Condition: While i understand the money i have to spend is not going to buy me a car thats like new, the condition of cars i've looked at for the price being asked has been a joke. There is no reason that the money i've gt to spend shouldn't get me a car that looks good and is well worthy of a good pollish. I have been a model maker and a movie prop maker, so i'm fussy about paintwork and can spot a bad respray from a mile off. Thanks, Keith
  3. Update: the car has been checked over by the Toyota garage and an independent automotive engineer. The computer check found an error code which indicates a problem with the clutch actuator and associated kit. Cost to repair: £2400. The engineer says that it is highly improbable that the fault developed within just 6 hours of driving and the balance of probabilities is that the fault was present when we bought the car. The dealer has agreed to refund our money subject to receiving a copy of the engineer's written report, which should be middle of next week. I'll update then. We will still be heavily out of pocket due to all the expenses we have run up but I will just have to put it down to a learning experience, albeit a somewhat harsh one.
  4. Hello, How often do you need your air con refridgerant refilled? My 2006 2.2 D4D was regassed in June 2018 ar Kwik Fit. The mechanic told me there were no leaks and they could regas it. It's worked fine all through winter, I switch the air con on every week for a few minutes to mix refridgerants up. However today I switch the air con on and it's well not as cold as I remember. Even after 15 minutes of driving it's not that cold. i have regassed it twice in 9 years. As my car gets older does It need regassing every year? Matt
  5. I can tell by the Rev counter you have a 1.33 Petrol, there is a TSB for this issue: BE-0070T-0514 Subject: Combination meter lights flashing after Ignition OFF Models: AURIS; URBAN CRUISER; VERSO-S; YARIS Model codes: NRE150; NSP110; NSP120; NSP130; NSP90 DESCRIPTION OF PHENOMENON Some customers may experience and report that the lights of their combination meter start to flash after the ignition is switched to OFF. PRODUCTION CHANGE The ECO RUN Converter assy has been improved. Part numbers of the modified ECO run converter: G92C0-52050 ECO run converter £93.82 90159-50385 Screw £0.85 F1334-52020 Bracket assy £10.37
  6. To set the screen to dim with headlights on: Turn headlights on Press Menu Toggle Day mode on/off To increase outgoing call volume Whilst in a call Select "Transmit volume" from LH menu and increase as required. OM12L35E.pdf OM12L60E.pdf
  7. The so-called eCVT transmission in Toyota Hybrids is generally regarded as bullet proof and nothing like the CVT system in most other cars (including most Honda Hybrids) that have it. The Toyota system (sometimes called a planetary transmission) is fairly uncomplicated with a single central cog (Sun Gear), 3-5 (Planet) cogs around it in a carrier with a ring on the outside with its teeth innermost and meshing to the planet cogs. One is connected to the main electric motor, one to the petrol engine, the other to the wheels. Nothing slips, engages or disengages, swaps cogs etc. There's no clutch or torque converter, it's so simple it's beautiful. If one of the three pieces changes speed, one or both the others must change to compensate - for example: car is stationary, engine starts to charge the battery, the main Motor/Generator (MG) must spin the other way. car starts to reverse (engine not running), MG turns the other way. using cruise control at 60 mph, come to a steep upwards hill: engine revs increase (car stays at 60), MG must reduce rpm proportionally (or even spin the other way). hard acceleration, car speed increases, engine revs stay constant - MG slows (possibly reverses direction) proportionately to car's speed increase. Some nifty graphics are in this page: http://prius.ecrostech.com/original/PriusFrames.htm Conventional CVT gearboxes contain a system of cones with a flexible steel belt and as the cones move closer and further apart the band is squeezed and changes ratio continuously, but this systems needs a clutch or torque converter to handle being stationary with the engine running while in gear. There is a simple diagram in this explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuously_variable_transmission I've driven a number of cars with 'conventional' CVTs, including Mk2 Nissan Micra auto, Honda Jazz CVT, Honda Civic Hybrid and Honda Insight Hybrid and they behave uncannily like each other and the technically different Toyota eCVT in response to accelerator operation.
  8. Have you mentioned this before? If so can you remind us of your issue? (again there will be a full manual for the infotainment available to download foc)
  9. do you have the full manual https://d24bc9lyrt5en5.cloudfront.net/Customer-Portal-Admin/emanuals/TOYOTA/OM64596E.pdf ? Check page 57.
  10. Hi. I suggest you find out the exact name of the gearbox as there is one system that is troublesome and costs fortunes to repair. Regards, Mike.
  11. Hi. I really would like to suggest to you to phone Adrian Flux either phoning them directly or contacting Dan@AdrianFlux, his contact details are at the start of this thread. I drive a normal standard Rav 4 and Toyota insurance for some reason doing less than 4000 miles per annum and Toyota insurance virtually doubled my premium even though I have full protected NCB so I contacted Adrian Flux and they quoted £300 cheaper than Toyota insurance, it was a win/win situation, Dan and Adrian Flux insurance were very professional it doesn't matter which you choose, Dan or the company the price is the same, I personally went directly to Adrian Flux but looking back I wish I had gone through Dan as he is very active on this club as he is easy to message if you have a question. Regards, Mike.
  12. 17s won't help with roll as that's a suspension function. What does the manual give as options? I would expect 17s with a lower profile to keep the same rolling radius should fit though it will make the ride harder.
  13. Gentlemen I've no idea what you're talking about, its Chinese to me, but wish you were closer! I'm in Lisbon, Portugal. My 2008 DCAT is being troublesome since I replaced the DPF (with trusted but non-Toyota part), I get bursts of white and sometimes blue smoke. It's been to Toyota twice if not three times, they can't find anything wrong with it, they say all readings are correct. I can get clouds sometimes and have been flashed by cars following, other times it's fine. The only thing I can start to work out is that most of the clouds are at varied speed and more often than not in suburban environment; at constant speed on motorways it seems OK, and particularly over 2500rpm (4th at 120kmh); at 2000 (ie 6th, 120 kmh) I get a regular white puff every five seconds, which I assume is DPF regeneration.
  14. Drove both and only a minor difference on a short test drive. How about the CVT transmission? Nice and simple. Does it work well and reliable?
  15. Hi Peter. Here's something I would consider and it's not that expensive and I believe they will come to your house or if you Google them it should show you a local trusted garage that can do this treatment , also the technician might be able to give you some advise that I feel could benefit you. Keep us posted on here to let us all know how you are getting on. https://www.google.com/search?q=tetraclean+engine&oq=tetraclean&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.11591j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Regards, Mike.
  16. Hi. Glad we could help out with your insurance. Regards, Dan.
  17. Never heard of purge fluid. This fluid you've got: could you not just add it into the fuel tank?. Any fuel pipes you remove might, I say "might", actually allow air into the system, which you'd then have to bleed out. I used to use a Millers diesel fuel additive, which amongst other things, claimed to clean the injectors. It was added when filling up the tank.
  18. Great idea! Does it fit tightly in the original cup holder?
  19. TP49

    MOT

    Good you got the MOT. I've got Bosch wipers fitted I change them every year anyway what with all the crap off the roads. So don't expect them to be good after a year.
  20. 2005TSpirit

    MOT

    Good to see that Toyota engineering and reliability is making for happy ownership. Went through the MOT a couple of weeks back. Passed with an advisory about rear brake pads wear. No mention of the front suspension arm rubber bushes at all. I'll do the rear brakes in the summer. Thinking to flush the coolant too, it's supposed to be very long life but not sure when it was last changed. Maybe the brake fluid too. I have a couple of minor niggles with the wipers. Front wiper blade rubbers (Bosch fitted) so-so. Has anyone found anything better and a source? Rear washer arm spring seems not strong enough to ensure the top of the screen is properly wiped. I fitted a new arm/blade a couple of years back though it's a third-party part. Any suggestions?
  21. Hi mike169 thank you for replying to my topic. I appreciate your advice and will use it. I have some diesel purge fluid which I want to run through the engine. It apparently cleans injectors and removed a any build up of carbon on pistons/piston rings which I understand can lead to head gasket issues if left to build up on my engine. I’ve seen it performed on YouTube. 2 fuel pipes used from the top of the fuel filter and both submerged into the liquid cleaner creating a fuel/purge circuit. The engine is run for about 20 minutes or so at different RPM. That’s all I want to do. Thanks again mike169. peter
  22. I have just realised the answer is that the bolts are "step" bolts i.e. have a shoulder that takes the specified bolt torque and sets the springs at a pre-determined length and tension onto the exhaust gasket. Amazing that the Haynes Manual does not make this clear. I just set the bolt so that the spring compression looks about the same as the side with the proper bolt. The exhaust fitters that did my exhaust must have snapped one of the special bolts and replaced it with an ordinary bolt.
  23. I'm interested in buying a 2005 1.6 Toyota avensis petrol just wondering if it has a timing belt or chain
  24. I'm axt very impressed with the response someone from the Sheffield branch rang me. Apologised.. assured me they will make changes to the car park layout and the service dept. Offered me a 10% discount on my next service or spare part purchase I make. Gd to see a company that act show care.
  25. Hi. It looks like the pipes come off quite easily, poring them with hot water will make them more pliable and make them easier to remove, one by one i'd remove each pipe and refitting each one once you've purged that one just by cranking the engine over so one pipe will pour diesel out, the one from the tank and another will pour diesel from the pump and I am guessing the 3rd pipe will be a return back to the tank, a return pipe if you like. You may have to purge/bleed out the air at the injectors once you have purged the fuel pump as you will of introduced air into the system. Mike.
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