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  1. They should have found that fault before they filled it up with gas. That is the most likely thing.
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  2. A simple and effective solution for anybody who needs a rear view camera. Solution is applicable to any vehicle. The system is very simple, it has a good quality HD camera with dynamic guidelines and a monitor installed over the interior mirror. When it’s not in use, monitor is an excellent heliomatic mirror. Camera is fitted above the plate number. It's hardly visible from a certain distance. Whole system is activated by the voltage taken from the reverse light. The big work is routing the cable from reverse light to the camera through the hatch door grommet and to monitor through the roof finishing.
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  3. Anyone converted a Front WD Avensis to Rear WD kit car style with locost type (?) spaceframe chassis? I am considering converting my excellent 2001 Liftback Auto 1.8L Petrol by extracting the engine, transmission and all usable fittings, instruments, loom, etc. and inserting into a RWD hand-built chassis i.e the engine behind the driver / passenger cabin. The steering links would have to be disabled / fixed. I am sure that I could offer some years of future TOC discussion as the task proceeds, but today I simply would like to know if there is anyone who has done this? If they have what are their overviews as to practicality, quality of drive, etc. and when was / will this be done? Has anyone been through the IVA process with such a car? Thanks for your input. LezLezLez (in Kent, UK)
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  4. That thought crossed my mind too. I suppose they just gassed it up. One other thing they could have done is asked me to bring the car back a week after the regas so they could visually check with their UV light whether gas had leaked. But I guess the fallout from coronavirus and lockdown has affected such proactive-type acts by car dealers.
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  5. Vehicles due their MOT from 1st August 2020 will no longer receive a six month extension to the MOT. See https://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/mot-tests-reintroduced-august-1-government-cancels-six-month-extension/196560
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  6. Certificates of Conformity are usually supplied by the manufacturer, in this case Toyota.
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  7. Maybe and maybe not. The problem is such updates (if they exist) are dependent on the dealership staff having some level of intelligence. Best thing to do is to try and contact Toyota EU/Denmark and see if they can give you a direct yes/no answer and then getting back in touch with dealership. My dealership experience last year was them trying to charge more than service price listed on Toyota UK site and also not even knowing what android auto was and telling me to do map updates in september....
    1 point
  8. Motorway roadworks where a temporary speed limit is in force backed up by average speed enforcement cameras. Where I live, there are also average speed enforcement cameras on the main routes into the city.
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  9. Yeah it's a riveting read. Keeps you guessing right through to the end. Turns out it was done by some bloke called Servicing Interval and I think he was a serial killer because he did it at least once every year. πŸ™‚
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  10. That was the point, Many aftermarket manifolds do not use the heatshield though thats whats odd? They are not coated or anything either PPE, TRD, Weapon R, DC
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  11. Update 13 August 2020: I really didn't think I'd be adding to this thread, but the A/C fix my dealer made in July didn't fix things at all. Last week, I noticed that no cold air was coming from the vents, just ambient-temp air, no matter what setting I dialled in to the controls. Deja vu - that's what was happening before. It turns out that there is a fault in the A/C system. On Tuesday I went to the dealer who examined the engine bay with a UV light and sure enough, you could see the dye that they'd added to the gas when they regassed the system last month visibly splattered in the bay. So less than a month on from the regas, the gas had escaped from the system. The mechanics told me that the cause was a broken pipe from which the A/C gas had leaked. Not sure which pipe; here's a photo of my engine bay: the pipe is one of the vertical ones on the left (I think) - Fixing the problem requires a new part to be ordered and then a repair undertaken that will involve removal of the front section of the car to gain access to the engine bay to effect the repair. And this part has to come from Japan so we're looking at early September at the earliest for the repair, which will be under warranty. Really disappointed with this turn of events. Looks like I have a new car with a 'Friday part'. Hoping the rest of the car is made with Saturday-Thursday parts! Reflective thought - the dealer told me that the A/C hadn't been properly gassed at the factory before it was delivered. What if, in fact, that was done entirely properly but the pipe fault being present at that time meant all that gas leaked out. That's what it looks like to me. So I wait for news from the dealer and, in the meantime, enjoy heatwave air 😞
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