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Manual 5sp.....

The change is a bit cranky TBH.... I have learned to CRUSH the carpet, with the clutch pedal, for 100% disengagement/non-graunch changes :wacko:

It was said it has had a clutch... so probably lost all the trans Oil.

I think Toyota recommend something like 40K/4 yr for changes.... that being said then 26Yr and 84K !!

 

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ZooM !! ZooM !! :ohmy: .....

3 bottles here thismorning = 2 days delivery !!

It would have taken longer to walk to a local factor [who might not have price matched] :unsure:

 

Of course it is now pouring down (only do work in my back lane).... BHol >> ofcourse :angry:

 

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Nope.... Not changed yet >> Still bloominn Raining!

Popped into my Poundland a scored a long, crinkly neck funnel to get the thing filled up, after :tongue:

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Just relaxing.... after a bit 'pootle about' around the Lakes....

2weeks ago

 

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Over on ToyotaNation I have been getting some odd observations... like my car isn't a Camry (5 lug wheels) & isn't a Corolla (4 lug wheels) = obviously its a Carina [Corona worldwide]. Seems my old crock doesn't fit! :argue:

The 1986 US Toyota Celica GT coupe (ST161) changed to front-wheel drive, utilizing the Toyota "T" platform associated with the Toyota Corona (AT171).

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My Carina 2 is a 'T' car.... AT171 ..... so thats OK then?

Reckon they would recognise the Celica..... :huh:

 

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My 60th today :laugh: ... Yanks a throwing a huge party!

Celebratory cruise mebbies... In the rain!

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See I always thought the 4th July was the American's celebrating liberation from Britain. But it turns out they just really like you!

Happy birthday bud.

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Visited Lidl yesterday and scored two tins of their highly regarded BAUFIX paint.

1 tin of Anthracite & 1 of Silver.

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Spending some of my birthday Amazon card I also popped for 4x Tins of this:-

 

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£23 delivered, and arrived at 11AM thismorning.... couldn't have walked to the shop sooner!!

 

That will be sill ends sprayed up (Anthracite might be just the job for them) and a good slosh INSIDE too! :wink:

 

..... if it ever stops raining

 

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Well..... I'll admit it!

My handy local garage will be refilling my tranny on Thursday AM. I cannot be ubikd with rolling around under the car, wrestling with recalcitrant drain plugs + having foul smelling tranny Oil run up my sleeve....:wacko:

I will give them my 3x1L bottles of GL4 and just wait outside >> first job up the 4post.

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Left it outside at 08:27..... 25 mins tops!!  ;-)

 

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@£20 !! (my own Oil)

 

Beats the hell out of gravel rash... AND some fairly intense windy gun action on something or other... mebbies the undertray... that would have meant even more hassles  :?

 

Winnah

 

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32 minutes ago, tooSavvy said:

Beats the hell out of gravel rash

As you know mine is up on stands surrounded by gravel. I can tell you that gravel rash isn't fun!

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Where (what else/similar fit/profile??) do I get one of these wings....? :tongue:

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CoolEst

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.... and why does the Toyota Carina Liftback 16V GLi have 5stud wheels...??

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... as if to answer my own question, some diligent Webbiemining has found this.....

For Sale, on Amazon:-

ABS 15990 Brake Discs - (Box contains 2 discs)

AND, fitting compatibility has this:-

L/R 15990 TOYOTA CARINA II (#T17#) (1987-1992) 2.0-16V Rear, L/R 15990 TOYOTA CARINA II (#T17#) (1987-1992) 2.0-16V Rear, L/R 15990 TOYOTA CARINA II Sedan (#T17#) (1987-1992) 2.0-16V Rear

So, it would appear the 2.0 car got the camry set-up.... :cool:

 

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One of the happy by-products of Toyota ownership is the lack of urgency, concerning day - to - day tinkering....

Today, after a quick Oil dip/check, I decided a splash was due... I have not had the top off the engine in all the year I have had it :smile:

Unscrewing the 4AF filler was exciting... It comes out like the stopper in a hot water bottle... and you can see the twin screw gears, for the twin cam/single belt drive.

The first thought that came to me was 'sparkling shiny clean!' :tongue: .... I couldn't help but imagine it looking exactly like the inside of a Tuna can, in Oil, after you fork the fish out.. GLEAMING!!

And on the subject of Oil.... My gearchange quality has been transformed by the new GL4 :cool:. I don't know if it was too low or too old... Sorted proppa now!

Gudd Gudd

 

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Just the other night, going through a local McD drive-thru, the pimply yoof taking the cash was full of praise for the 'auld crate' and complimenting me on "aye, you have the alloys [pokes head out of booth, earnest scour round] well nice, cool!"

Hmmmm....

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.... just on 52 Weeks with my Chariot of Understatement :artist:

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I'm looking forward to further years of, errrm, uninterrupted fiscal/mechanical harmony... :laugh:

 

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Ahhhhhhhh :balloon:

* logo is 'Toyota of Much Mintyness' copyrighted

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I'm having a quick break near Preston, just as a base for runs out to the surrounding area/places of interest. Will try to resist Blackpool :blink:

I needed something to hold my phone, as I am using SatNav to find my way around the area.

I bought this...

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VV3PVO0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cracking value @ £2.99 Delivered !!

 

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Very useful mate, are you having a holiday?

 

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I'm away week after next....

I asked, over on A$, '20 things to do in Preston?'. I got loads of places/eateries/drives out suggested :laugh:

Need to use my phone as a SatNav to find these places...

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This is an interesting topic... don't know if it has been highlighted in the Celica Section?

http://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=343568

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My Carina 2blank.gif has the same brakes as this Celica ST-182 ( I have cross checked the build spec for both the single pot Caliper + Carrier)

The Avensis parts are likely to be megga cheep.... absolutely every yard has a dead Avensis (and no one cares about the brakes anyhow!) Both calipers have a piston Dia of 57MM.

I would have to scare up some 4 stud discs... and perhaps adjust disc or caliper height location +/- , for centrality.

I'm considering giving it a bash..... :balloon:

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Skipton Castle, the other day....

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Your whip is looking well I must say

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Home just now, had a gr8 stay away....

Based in Preston (had to be somewhere!) but actually just to be able to go out in the local countryside and do visits/see sights.

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Clitheroe... lovely place!

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Lovely place for a walk about and go on the pier (you can see Blackpool Tower from here... as close I want to get!)

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Skipton Castle, the young granddaughter had a ball scampering about with the 'find the hidden whatever...' booklet :balloon:

Oh!.. The CAR? ....... Boring - Boring - Boring - refuel (repeat) :cool:

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.... here resting on our way home, at Burton-in-Kendal M6 Services Moto :wink:

I LOVE MY TOYOTA

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Nice pics, I can tell you really enjoy it! My friend was rolling in one as well few years ago, very stable and fun to drive car. Cheers

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