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  1. Another episode of my car show has just gone live. Thanks for watching.
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  2. Not to sound harsh but its a older car and well out of any warranty so any dealership will not be interested - no point in getting wound up about just move on these things happen for no reason, All marques have there issues with diesels inc bmw what can have catastrophic failures As for diesels of that age technology has moved on - and that is very low miles for a diesel im suprised it hasn't had to have a dpf regen/replacement, on another contentious point fuel quality may of been a issue has the fuel filter ever been changed ? you need to find the real cause of the failure, piston
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  3. Some seem to be getting a bit hung up on the 'moose' - we're unlikely to come across many of those on UK motorways! The test is simply to see how the vehicle behaves during a high speed evasive manoeuvre - and the new RAV doesn't appear to perform that well. In a previous car I had two 'bad' experiences of this kind before I simply got rid of the car. The first was when exiting the M25 (IIRC) when some ******* decided to leave the motor after missing the exit and use the piece of road I was in. An evasive manoeuvre was required to avoid getting side-swiped ... and to say that the car beca
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  4. Very interesting experiment and it validates what I have always thought about Toyota/Lexus hybrids, just bung it in D or R and let the computers do the rest.
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  5. 2 comments: the Hybrid system is less efficient in reverse than going forward because while reversing the MG alone has to propel the car and work against the engine while it is generating electricity due to the way the planetary gear system works, therefore it will take more electric energy to do the same distance in reverse than forwards. It obviously makes sense for this to be most efficient while going forwards. the 8th bar was possibly nowhere near full when you started your first test - the very few times I've seen the 8th bar lit, it's gone out very quickly too. The
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  6. I have been thinking about my Avensis Valvematic and a few other variables about cat thefts. These variables are, where a majority of the the thefts are happening? A lot are happening in Greater London and the South East, where there are a large number of cars like the Prius. Other makes of car are also targeted. Next is the access to the cat. The thieves want to be able to remove the cat within a few minutes, so the cat needs to be under the car with no obstructions to delay them. The one in your photo will hardly be touched, unless they have plenty of time and know that they will no
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  7. Hi Nick, sorry I couldn't say for sure if your EGR valve is different to mine. Matt
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  8. Personally i am not a fan of them, but it's yours and you make it your own 🙂 I get why you fit them as some people don't know how to park and just don't care about other people property. I tend to park the further point away as they are always the emptiest places. But I never take up two spaces... hate those people 😛
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  9. Fair enough. Everyone has different experiences. Let me share some more detail on why I will never buy Goodyear again myself. On my Gen3, I went from from 17" wheels on Michelin Primacy to 15" on Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance. Running both at my usual 39psi, fuel economy was immediately noticeably worse by around 5mpg, despite the reduction in size. This failed to improve after scrubbing in - I could only get close to the mileage I was getting on the 17" Michelins if I pushed them all the way up to 45psi which had the added benefit of improving the awful jelly-like handling. I am one
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  10. Goodyear efficient grip performance tyres are one of the best in its class touring tyres, they are quiet, comfortable and if car been carefully driven can last long mileage too. Yes , they have soft side walls but this is what actually make them different from most other tyres, and this has more benefits than negatives but different people likes different things. Despite are soft tyres they corner well, provide excellent grip in dry and particularly wet plus great water displacement, low aquaplaning risks , and braking performance is one of the best. If you push them to the limit they may loos
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  11. So, the computer recognised what was required, kicked in at 2 bars and put enough into the battery to keep you going. Computer programmers at Toyota must of been thinking of you, Mick, when they did the design.
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  12. I've been a keen collector of, Toyota workshop manuals, brochures and press packs for many years, some items take years to find, but the 2006 press pack i got from a brochure dealer , that had a contact at the launch of the new RAV4, as soon as he got his hands on it, he sold it onto me....at a price :) .
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  13. I have Press launch pack for the 2006 RAV4,a few quotes from the Body section..... 1) "All major body panels are now made of galvanised steel for better anti-corrosion performance" 2) "Wax is injected into closed outer panels" 3) "Anti-chip coating is applied to the bonnet edge, lower door sills and front edge of wheel arches" :) .
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