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  1. It all depends how your car is driven if low mileage short journeys it will have carbon build up though at 105k I would only imagine it would benefit with a good clean. Mine is around 56k so yours is near enough double the mileage if your confident give it ago! Let me know how you get on...
  2. How do!? I registered a long time ago, when I owned an Auris however now sold that and purchased a Yaris MK2 58 reg for the Mrs so I am back on again. To the point after doing extensive research on google I really struggled to find a how to guide for cleaning the EGR Valve on the Yaris D4D 1.4 engine. I am not a mechanic, but will attempt a DIY where possible simply to avoid labour costs. With the other half doing very short trips to school, shopping etc I had a concern the diesel engine will cause issues, although I use it one a week & give the italian tune up once warmed up, a
  3. All diesel engines can be noisey espcially when cold is why proper petrol heads hate them because they sound like a tractor. Theres more advantages in owning a diesel than not for example better resale cost, torque driveability makes it effortless and of course fuel consumption. Providing your oil level is full dont worry about the diesel knockinh noise but learn to tell the difference beetween diesel knock and a rattle because these engines have a timing chain if the oil is ran low you can get rattle which means the damage is done.
  4. Pump brake.pedal a few times till pressure builds up.. Handbrake is self adjusting keep applying it, if nothing bleed the brakes and check the pistons are not leaking fluid check brake fluid.
  5. Cheers.. It became obvious when the EGR is clogged. No engine lights or warnings Flat spot around 2000rpm around 2300rpm & all of a sudden would boost hard rather than smoothly Excessive soot on acceleration Inspection of EGR valve revealed a clogged EGR valve This was after using Shell fuel & mixed motorway & local miles as well as occasionaly driven hard when safe to do so to prevent build up. Seems like a design fault or a common problem if ignored will cause head gasket failure due to carbon build up on the pistons. Maintenance is the key.
  6. H11 - BULB http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/h11-canbus-pro-hid-conversion-35w-kit/
  7. Sold my Auris a week ago, have to say one of the most reliable car I ever owned. Other than the usual service items oil & filters brake disc & pads didnt cost me a penny. Cleaned the EGR Valve twice in 20k miles as it clogged first at 59k then 72k sold it at 79k. Was kind of worried with the new model coming out the value would drop & mileage getting higher found a low mileage civic only done 48k better resale cost for future. MPG Local Summer - 38-39 Winter - 35-36 Motorway - 45-50 possible £40 would get 220 miles Mods: HID kit as the standard lighting was poor. Brakes: annoying s
  8. On a serious note Sell it and get a 535D BMW :) - no need for anything in standard form Everybody on here can only recommend the usual intercooler, exhaust system and a remap/chip which you already aware of.
  9. Not a known issue - every car can vary all depends on the mileage, driving style and pot holes in the road wont help. Likely to be the bushes, or suspension spring or even the shock absorber. Get it on a ramp to be sure?
  10. I dont know how true this is but at the time of installation I was recommended to put the ballasts somewhere they would cool of as they can become very hot? is the reason why I put them in a place where there is abit of air to cool them also the engine plastic trim covers hide them anyway& not had any issues since installation.
  11. You have to remove the surrounding trim first 10mm bolt if I remember correctly and then use a screw driver to unclip the carpet from its seating position.
  12. No drilling with mine, the ballasts are secured with the straight bracket it came with and a 10mm nut you can bend the bracket in shape so you can put it across the bar above the radiator. Use cable ties to secure it and prevent it from shaking around with engine vibration. No interfearnce with the radio either. Driver side secured next to the washer bottle, and passenger side secured next to the fuse box. Well worth the cost and effort & safety wise its much improved, I passed the MOT with no problem this year.
  13. Starting issues: Earth cable from battery poor Glow plugs Fuel filter Use a Better quality fuel (shell) etc Air filter Battery's in key immobiliser Battery charge Low oil or needs a service EGR valve Blocked diesel particulate filter Suction control valve blocked There's many variables but above are self diagnostics before going down the expensive route of paying a garage to check it.
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    Try the Cooper ZEON CS6 - Highly recommend them, good wear on them and brilliant grip in wet and dry. http://www.camskill.co.uk/m62b0s291p108377/Cooper_Tyres_Car_Cooper_CS6_Zeon_Cooper_CS_6_-_205_55_R16_91V_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_C_Wet_Grip%3A_C_NoiseClass%3A_2_Noise%3A_71dB
  15. AURISTR01


    Just had the recall done for the window switch at Rochdale brilliant service. I didnt expect them to wash and vac the car and provide a full safety report, for a 79,000 mileage car every box was ticked green meaning its in good condition apart from 2 advisory on the front tyres although they are at 4mm tread, it gives me peace of mind knowing the MOT is coming up & that its ready for winter.
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