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  1. To quote gov.uk.... "The only vehicles that do not have an emissions test as part of the MOT are: vehicles with fewer than 4 wheels vehicles with 2-stroke engines hybrid vehicles quadricycles hydrogen fuel cell vehicles electric vehicles" I would imagine that if testing hybrid vehicles becomes part of the MOT in the future, VW will be the ones to find the 'software solution'!!
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  2. Hi, Is there a way to make the following settings stay the way I set them? Auto break hold Sport mode Cruise control Lane assist I am going trough all of them each time I start the car. Thanks, Sharon.
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  3. This is my 4th Toyota and always wanted an MR2 just for throwing about on some track days etc to keep my eye in...but will keep her for many years. Will certainly keep this post active with advancements! G
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  4. Once it is downloaded and copied to usb stick, there will be another paint to watch drying when installing it in the car 😁
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  5. You would probably switch off lane assist unless on the motorway / duel carriage way for a long trip, because on normal rural twisty roads, it is always misreading the road edge and pushing you into the middle of the road. So a bit pointless, but on duel carriage way, it can stop you wandering across the lane by accident. Adaptive cruise is fine, except it tends to slow down whenever you approach a slip road, which can be annoying!
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  6. The looks like a rocker cover leak, remove coil packs and check for oil around the spark plugs and clean while you're in there. Order the gastket from Mr T, and use the link Kenny provided for the joint bead. Rocker cover is quite easy, the bolts are tightened to 10Nm and 9Nm on the 2 centre ones, but double check for your model. Good luck
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  7. Brakes work fine at normal driving speeds there is no noticeable difference. The difference comes when transitioning to low speeds, suddenly there is less regenerative braking and it can feel like you have to press the brake pedal harder to obtain the same braking effect, and then back off for the final stop. Seems normal now for me, it was just the first few stops weren't to my normal smooth standards. I really don't think about the brakes now (other than wishing the brake hold button would remember your last setting) hybrid braking systems are a lot more complex than normal car brakes https://www.techtips.ie/Blue-Print/toyota-prius-hybrid-regenerative-braking-1.pdf https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake-by-wire The my20 Excel has gone to full leather seats. They have dimples in them, I've not had any overheating issues with them - I find them very comfortable. My previous car had Alcantara seats, I used to get a bit warm with them occasionally on long drives.
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  8. Had a look at my old Avensis there and the disks are smooth. The Corolla is booked in for service next week so I'll see what they say about it. Must ask them too about the android auto. Amazing how the best practice driving brings up its own problems with brakes. Thanks to everyone for their input. If I hear anything from the service I will let ye know
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  9. I would need a lottery win as around 10k short! I would have the touring sport. They seem to start from 22k used for hybrid in Icon Tech on a 2019 plate. Saying that though would I use some of the technology like park assist, Lane assist? Adaptive cruise would be nice. A nice Design. https://usedcars.toyota.co.uk/en/used-toyota/Toyota/Corolla/Estate-18-VVT-i-Design-Hybrid-mqcaub4 https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/cars-for-sale/details?id=toyota-corolla-2019-18-vvt-i-hybrid-icon-tech-5dr-cvt-ab92ffff 2020 Trek https://usedcars.toyota.co.uk/en/used-toyota/Toyota/Corolla-touring-sport/Trek-hkcazms James.
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  10. https://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-and-body-repair/adhesives/granville-silicone-sealant-clear-40g-173909.html I used this exact product for the resealing points and followed this guide, just skip the snapped part and it mentions the two bits for sealing. http://www.users.on.net/~nbenjamin/tech/liftbolts/ Don't need lots of sealant and just take care in doing up the cover very evenly. Also like you say avoiding the wind is ideal, work on a cold engine and make sure you can do the torque specs, I got myself a 5-25nm specifically for this.
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  11. That is pretty standard with all cars. The speedo is always higher than the actual speed. Before GPS it wasn't so obvious.
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  12. Its the full "streamtechdoc" text which you place in your browsers address bar replacing the DCU/MEU id with the version taken from your headunit
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  13. Crikey, Paul You have already worked wonders and it's so good to see another Toyota saved by somebody that actually cares... Well done, Buddy! Please keep us informed of all your great work, it's inspraitional to anybody on a limited budget that wants to bring a car back from the brink.....Hats off, Matey!!! All the best with all the hard work
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  14. Some enthusiastic work done there, very much needed by the looks of it. what may have made the engine bay cleaning easier is something I noticed you mentioned “elbow grease”, but you probably meant the had work rubbing and scrubbing. Well now you can buy Elbow Grease off the supermarket shelf. I think it’s Poundland I seen it in and bought it to clean the engine bay of my Auris Hybrid last May. It only cost £1, and is very strong chemical, I wouldn’t use it in a confined space! I protected any electrical connections with silver kitchen foil, sprayed an area, gave a scrub with the wife’s toothbrush (well I want going to use mine, was I), then just sprayed water to clean it away, then used paper kitchen towel to wipe dry. The water sprayer I used was a discarded spray you would use around the house ie lower pressure finger trigger spray. Shifted all the oily dirt wasily, then I used a automotive product or leave a shine on plastics and hoses etc.
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