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You can not do that with Carista or with the throttle body, idle is automatically adjusted by the engine control unit as far as I know. If all is serviced and cleaned the car should work fine. All you can eventually do is to disconnect 12v Battery negative terminal and leave it like that for 20 min or more and then when connect again start the engine with all electric consumers off do not turn the steering wheel and let it run for 15 min , then drive as usual and after few starts and stops the engine should be running nice and smooth. 

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I just passed 1500 miles done since I bought the car. I paid 6.5k for it, but I wouldn't sell it for 8k. The only 2 things that are not right:

  • steering wheel sits a bit to right (i will do a wheel alignment when I will put new tyres on the car) 
  • the low idle rpm which makes the center arm rest vibrate a little (but i will clean the throttle body when the weather will allow me to do so)

Next thing that I am thinking to do is to change every interior light bulb with LED ones. 😄 

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You can center the steering wheel from the column inside the cabin. Not wheel alignment. Check the tire wear if the alignment is needed. There is a large bolt holding the column, loosen it and center it. 

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Hello people, I have an update.

I have regased the a/c today @ toyota delarship.

While doing that, they found a split track rod end gaitor. They quoted £150 to fix it.

I have checked and the part is £20.

How much do you think a corner garage would charge to change it?

(see the attched picture they took)

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56 minutes ago, dublap said:

Hello people, I have an update.

I have regased the a/c today @ toyota delarship.

While doing that, they found a split track rod end gaitor. They quoted £150 to fix it.

I have checked and the part is £20.

How much do you think a corner garage would charge to change it?

(see the attched picture they took)

Screenshot_20220331-151145_Samsung Internet.jpg

Well, you are lucky it’s the outer end as the inner is a whole new steering rack. buy a high quality part preferably original Toyota or blueprint or firstline, trw, moog, lemforder, but it’s not just replacing the rod but also front wheels alignment. If you go corner garage minimum £100 all together or £120. You can get a quote and decide. If it was me I will replace myself and take the car to local wheel alignment specialist they charge £30 for the front to check and adjust. 👍

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Hi Tony. I was thinking to change them myself and just go for aligment. Btw do you know an online store to have quality parts? If you can send me a link, dm me please. Thank you

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30 minutes ago, dublap said:

Hi Tony. I was thinking to change them myself and just go for aligment. Btw do you know an online store to have quality parts? If you can send me a link, dm me please. Thank you

Perhaps eBay or Amazon but you will need the part numbers. Here you can find your car and part number then search in eBay: https://japancars.ru/index.php?route=catalog/toyota

also you can order from here too. https://m.autodoc.co.uk/
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I found First Line Tie Rod End Outer Rh and Lh at £17 / piece. I couldn't find any other brand mentioned by you, Tony. Should I place the order for this ones? 

Here is a link.

Btw do you know where First Line products are made? 

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If you want to send me your reg I can check part number for you in the morning it’s no problem 

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33 minutes ago, dublap said:

I found First Line Tie Rod End Outer Rh and Lh at £17 / piece. I couldn't find any other brand mentioned by you, Tony. Should I place the order for this ones? 

Here is a link.

Btw do you know where First Line products are made? 

I sell first line there ok quality no the best but not the worst 

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Once I had fitted two different tie rod ends, one side was Firstline and the other was Delphi, after 30k miles or so I needed to replace control arm and on inspection the Delphi tie rod was very weak and needed a new one while the other side First line was still tight and good., since then I think first line does a good suspension parts, also been using suspension bushes from them and they seems as good as oem one and blueprint, febi are also good.

 
Please note a brand that you should avoid at any cost:

“Optimal “ - it’s called a German budget brand aftermarket parts, however the quality is poor, fitting difficult and some parts are even dangerous. 

 

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18 hours ago, dublap said:

Hi Eddie, I have DM you with my reg.

Hi , they first line numbers are ftr5438 front right , ftr5437 front left 

 

delphi - ta2469

blueprint adt387199 

febi 34311

optimal g1-1475

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