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  1. Hi just bought a corolla t sport 1.8, pick it up Friday nice dark grey colour, my first ever Toyota, it's got 91,000 miles on it but everything felt nice n tight on her, hoping for lots more reliable miles to come...
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  2. Hi Guys just joined the Toyota owners club. driving a Auris SR180 in white. :)
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  3. Hi Ive just been looking around for sites to get info from experienced toyota owners. I hope to be able to assist as much as possible
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  4. Hi. My name is Richard. I've just picked up my new Rav 4 Excel. Second time I've owned a Toyota, the last one was an Avensis, a few years back, so now looking forward to getting to know this one better.
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  5. Hi Folks, I recently acquired a 1990 Corolla GL Executive 1.6 as a raffle prize. Thought joining the owners club was the right thing to do now. Car is pretty solid and seems to be mostly original, with around 95k on the clock. I've been using it to run back and forth to work and so far no technical hiccups, although I feel it may have been a bit neglected and is going in for a service on it's brakes and steering in a week or so. I also own a Porsche 924S, so I'm no stranger to the joys of owning older cars. The 924 is currently on the blink (no surprise), so I'm getting a lot of use out of the Toyota.
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  6. Hi Everyone Ive recently picked up a 1996 Corolla Saloon, shes a 1.3lx petrol model with auto gearbox and i think the 4e-fe engine. only has 86k miles but needs a bit of tidying up so im sure ill be looking for some help along the way. glad to be here Abe
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  7. New Prius Excel in Hypersonic Red delivered just in time for Easter. I hope I can master the multitude of features which come with this fabulous looking car. I'm just a little disappointed that there is no owner's and navigation manual supplied. It's a bit awkward to take my computer out to the car and I don't fancy printing off about 1000 pages!
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  8. probably 60 mpg , acceleration and hills dependent!
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  9. Good news Konrad. I swapped over the rear wiper motors and everything is okay now. Old unit was full of water and had been disconnected! Lots of water had got in. I have put a smear of clear silicon around rubber seal to help keep water out. I used the original rubber seal from the unit that worked. Rear wiper now functioning satisfactorily! Hopefully that is the end of the matter. Thanks again for your advice.
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  10. If is a common problem with the Mk1. If you can locate your old car, go and retrieve the wiper motor and wiper control stalk. I assume your old car was hatchback too! Make sure you retain the rubber seal too. Water ingress probably cause the motor failure of the wiper motor. The fuse is the same for both front and rear. Go through your current car and check for other issues, so you can get hard to get parts from the old car.
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  11. Looks like Decuma Grey. However, before you buy the touch up paint you will actually need the paint code not the colour name. If you have the reg.no a Toyota dealer should be able to check the colour code, or you could try sending Parts-King a personal message giving details on the car (reg.no as a minimum) and what you want - he may be able to check the colour code and order the paint for you.
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  12. I paid a deposit but otherwise the car was registered and ready for collection before I paid anything else. I paid the remainder after I inspected *the* car. If they insist that you pay for the whole car before collection, run away! Something is not right. If they go bust, they have your money AND the car!
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  13. Awhile ago whilst trying to fault find engine running condition, I cut into the signal output lead from the MAP sensor to try to up the output voltage. Why don't ask, it was a stupid idea. I joined the wire again with (very cheap)crimp connectors. All was well for quiet awhile. Just lately whilst pulling away / little acceleration applied engine would gently surge and jump as if dabbing accelerator pedal. On old cars with a worn mechanical distributor (advance/!Removed! centrifugal weights) this was common. I thought about a poor signal condition from MAP sensor could account for this. This day I soldered all the crimp connector and wire junction site. A totally redeemed smooth running was the result. Lesson!!! if using crimp connectors on a signal wire always buy good quality and the correct crimp tool (not pliers). I believe oxidation was the problem. Also had the occasion to snap the plastic engine oil dipstick (DIPSTICK am I) the plastic is drying out with time and therefore less resilient to rough handling. So I have about two inches of the stick in my hand and way down the tube the other twelve inches approx. I got it out easily with a bicycle wheel spoke with the nut removed, This allowed me to slide spoke, whilst rotating clockwise (the spoke that is) down past the lost twelve inches, pulled out and out shot the lost piece. As a confirmed tightubik I was able to fit a tight fitting tube splint over the break with the addition of a little ARALDITE. Superb. I was sweating for a few minutes though. I also have replaced the ignition switch starter module, £30 quid s/h from Japarts. Also fitted a hot button direct from battery via 40 amp fuse to starter solenoid just in case this or relay happens to fail in future. Fitted press to make button in the fuse compartment in engine bay. Good car though. I would not dare to drive one of these drive by wire or wireless high tech vehicles. Enough of me ranting on. Ta Ta
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  14. If toyota had priced the PIP reasonably, instead of trying to pocket the £5,000 grant, then they would have sold much better. I eventually looked seriously at buying one, because the Drive The Deal price ended up similar to that of the regular Prius T-Spirit. However, the combination of serious rattles (on a 10,000 mile demonstrator), and a drab colour range which SWMBO refused to consider. As the price of a 2016 Prius Excel turned out to be cheaper, without the rattles, and at least two acceptable colours. I took that route, as I suspect that the price of the new PIP will be as inflated as the last PIP. I don't think Toyota GB is capable of learning from its mistakes, and I don't think the current discount levels will last. So, much as a plug-in fits well with my driving patterns, I don't think the fuel savings will cover the likely extra cost.
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  15. Hi My old car was Auris 2.0 diesel. It has the same engine damage with 98000 km on the clock. Toyota replace the whole engine and after that, I drove 40000 km, without problems. Now I have new face-lift Auris Hybrid. I must say, it is fantastic! It is so silent and the eCVT is spectacular in urban drive. I do not belive, your engine can be fixed by replacing only the head gasket... The cylinder head require inspections and machinery.
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  16. the head gasket going on these engines is a symptom, it's not the underlying problem. unless he addresses that I don't see how he can say that it won't happen again.
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  17. Sounds like a multimode auto gearbox rather than CVT.....
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