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  1. 2 points
    I've used LPG systems more than 15-20 years ago...carburetor and single point injection cars. It was simple and I installed and adjusted them myself. Those years it was very cheep to use LPG. Now LPG systems are more sophisticated, gas injection computer controlled systems and more expensive as well. BTW what would happen if you install LPG system abroad, use it here and go to MOT?
  2. 2 points
    I will be waiting until start/mid November before thinking about putting them on the Leon, I wont bother with the iQ just no point doing two cars. I did have Vred Wintrac Extreme's which are very good, but last year I put some Kleber Quadraxer (all weather) to replace two and have to say much much better. They did move around a fair bit in the dry, but when on wet roads, in heavy rain they just gripped like glue. We didn't have much in the way of snow, but this year there's a road trip to the Alps where they have to be fitted. Fish
  3. 1 point
    Had my set of Dunlop Winter sport SP tyres on the iQ for just over a month now I guess. First impressions were, what have I done! I wheel spun so easily when leaving the tyre fitters and they were very slippery under braking. I think it was an oily or shiny coating on the tyres though as after a hundred miles or so they came to life and grip is much better now than my old, worn out Bridgstone B-250's were. They are a bit noisier but I don't notice it now. Would really like some proper snow to give them a good trial. :) Craig.
  4. 1 point
    Ok...had the winters on for 2 months, and they are spectacularly good. Initial slight tyre roar dared quickly. Now only great grip is what's apparent. Gives you a lot more confidence. Plenty of brake bite on wet slippery roads. Great decision.
  5. 1 point
    It's easy to test an alternator. First check the obvious things like belt tension, security of battery connectors and cleanliness / tightness of electrical connectors on the alternator. Connect a voltmeter across the battery terminals, start the engine and switch on main beam. Increase the engine speed slowly to 2000RPM - the voltage should rise and stabilise at around 14.2 - 14.7 volts. If the voltage doesn't increase - the alternator is strongly suspect. If the voltage rises to about 15 volts or more - the voltage regulator within the alternator is faulty. This will damage to the battery and result in premature failure of vehicle bulbs. Toyota is an expensive source of replacement starter motors and alternators - similar quality exchange units are available at less than half the price.
  6. 1 point
    Disconnect the car battery for half an hour or so to allow the locking module to revert to factory settings on reconnection. Often caused by interference from nearby electronics and can be exacerbated by multiple attempts of the fob.
  7. 1 point
    In gear because on a fuel injected car the fuel injection is totaly stopped and no fuel is used.
  8. 1 point
    Ok, I admit it: I had a panic and went to get the manual from the car. Panic over. It is 35 psi all round on yours and 42 (or 45/48 fully loaded) for speeds in excess of 100mph. So, 35 psi. Which is nice. (It was spotting that you are on 17 inch rims that got me flapping)
  9. 1 point
    Have you had a new doorbell for Chrimbo or has any of the family received RC toys or the like from the fat guy in the red & white suit?
  10. 1 point
    Just to repeat myself .... you can't convert a Toyota Avensis diesel to LPG Pete.
  11. 1 point
    Hi, Welcome to the club... Enjoy
  12. 1 point
    Its because Toyota tried to fit a 6speed into the size of a 5 speed box! Triple synco gubbins on the T180...
  13. 1 point
    Del min...... By way of the PM (PRIVATE Message) system, send me yer home address. I seem to have accrued a couple of rear wipers for reasons better known to me, if the 4.3 rear wiper is same as yours..........wife's identical to mineseez. oi tink they are probably aff wan o they artics whit park in his arfea. Hooever, they will fit wi the use o a hacksaw and a bit of weldin !!! ( emoticon)
  14. 1 point
    The EU combined consumption range for the Auris 1.6 is between 45.6 and 47.9 - but EU consumption figures are obtained in laboratory conditions, so not really applicable to the real world. Car dealers are only supposed to quote the official EU consumption figures - so this could well be where the salesperson's 45mpg comes from. The Honest John Real MPG section provides more realistic figures as to what consumption actual owners are acheiving - see http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/toyota/auris-2013/16-valvematic The Sport is mechanically identical to the other 1.6's - just differences in trim and equipment. Two other things to consider: 1). really at 7000 miles I would say the car is only just loosening up, and 2). the colder weather will have an effect on consumption - and will bring the consumption down, compared to the warmer weather of the other three seasons.
  15. 1 point
    Thanks for the replies, I usually go between 32-34 but was reading through the manual last night and was quite shocked by the figures in there. Mo
  16. 1 point
    As a general rule of thumb and this has always served me well.when i was in the tyre trade.Go by the size of the wheel.ie in this case 17inch then double it ..34 which gives you a MINIMUM psi,and then vary it accordingly on the weight you regularly carry,so lets say that you carry 2 passengers in the back and one up front increase the psi by 2 ort 3 psi,you wont go far wrong here.
  17. 1 point
    Yes there should be a plate/sticker on the base of the B pillar in the driver's door opening. Couple of websites I've checked this morning, both give the pressures as 34psi all round. See http://www.tyrepressurechecker.com/tyres/toyota/
  18. 1 point
    would have thought ~35psi but varies with load. There should be a plate/sticker in the door frame with the info on it.
  19. 1 point
    Low profile soaks up alot more road vibration though, anything over 46 psi is probably to much. So 42 psi sounds about right...
  20. 1 point
    The simple answer to the lpg conversion is it can't be done on your diesel car, the compression ratio on a diesel engine is far too high for gas. Feeding hydrogen gas into the air intake and diesel through the injectors may help but this is not normally economical with an onboard hydrogen producer as this saps power from the engine using as much power as it saves. If you want an Avensis that has good mpg buy a 2.0d4d or a 2.2d4d 147bhp NOT a T180, driving a T180 like a granny will lead to all manner of problems. The best combination of power and economy would be a 2.2 147bhp chipped to 180bhp, apart from that enjoy the T180 as its meant to be driven a suffer the cost. Best regards ..... Pete.
  21. 1 point
    See here: http://www.toyota.co.uk/insurance-and-warranty/toyota-warranty As a Toyota warranty administrator my view in relation to the VAG list: Items where the lifetime of the component is or can be influenced by driving style and external factors will only be considered under the terms of the warranty for a period of six months or 6,500 miles (whichever is soonest). Beyond that limit, the defects must be classified as wear and tear and will not be covered by the ŠKODA warranty. A very harsh term which absolves an awful lot Components subject to wear and tear are as follows: > Brake linings and disc pads Regardless of age/mileage if a defect exists it is covered > Clutch release bearings Regardless of age/mileage if a defect exists it is covered > Clutch pressure plates and centre plates Regardless of age/mileage if a defect exists it is covered > Tyres Tyres are not warranted by Toyota the tyre manufacturer is responsible > Wiper blades (wiper rubbers have no warranty owing to their conditions of use) if a defect exists up to 12months > Seat and backrest covers Toyota limit seat coverings to 3years/60k > Floor coverings Toyota limit to 3years/60k > Spark plugs Regardless of age/mileage if a defect exists it is covered up to scheduled replacement > Batteries for key fobs and alarms Same applies > Light bulbs up to 12months, HID/LED upto warranty limit > Shock absorbers Regardless of age/mileage if a defect exists it is covered
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  23. 1 point
    New winter tyres arrived. 4xNokian WR D3 175/65 R15 84T . Approx £220. Just got to get them fitted in the next week or two. Will report back once fitted and in use
  24. 1 point
    We own more than 1 car too, but this year I'm curious to find out how the IQ goes on winter boots. It's actually my main car now, so I'm keen to enjoy driving it in all conditions.
  25. 1 point
    I agree that snow tires had made winter driving safer for me over the last winter, but the 'ipike' 195/55/R16 did increase my gas milieage from 5.5 L/100km to 6.5L/100km. There could be other factors as well such as temperature, winter grade gasoline, and driving in winter road conditions.
  26. 1 point
    I used to run Nokian GR2's all year round on my Accord, couldn't say I noticed much difference in handling or increase stopping distances unless it was extremely hot (so maybe 2 or 3 days in the year). All other times the car was sure footed in all weather from snow through ice / slush, rain and sun. Plus they lasted over 30k miles, I have never had a tyre last that long before.
  27. 1 point
    Good idea! I put mine on when it starts getting frosty in the morning. So a bit to go yet but winter soon creeps up on you. John



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