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Uncle Buck

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  1. Now sold ! Please feel free to remove this thread Mods .....
  2. I hope the mods don't mind as I sold my Auris a few months ago, but I have a used set of springs from my SR180 just sitting around. Hopefully they'd be of some use to an owner here ...... Toyota Motorsport springs - set of 4 - as fitted to an Auris SR180 (2008 model) - made by Eibach for Toyota. I fitted a set of Eibach Pro-kit springs soon after I got the car for a slightly stiffer ride, but for anyone needing stock replacements or a small upgrade these could be ideal. I'll post some pics up so you can see their condition, all are in usable condition with just the smaller 2 springs showing some surface rust at the bottom ends - hence the low price. Looking for a total of £35 - that's P+P included for mainland UK postal only. Feel free to ask any questions. *Please bear in mind these will only fit the 2.2 TD engine models because of their weight calibration & sizes.
  3. Well folks I guess the time has come for me to say farewell. My Auris is now sold & I've moved on to another Japanese make. I would have liked to stay with Toyota but unfortunately there was nothing that met my preferences or budget. I did try a 1.6 new-shape Auris, but I felt the ride quality was harsh for non-low profile tyres and the engine just felt dead to me. A great car in other respects, but it just didn't light my fire, so time to move on. No offence to those who have bought one, just each to their own and all that. I've enjoyed my time on this forum and would like to extend my thanks and best wishes to all the staff here. Plus of course all the members who made it so diverse and informative. I doubt the new forum will be as good, but who knows ..... :)
  4. Have to admit I'm more than a bit dubious Ben, but who knows ?
  5. Unfortunately mine's has never had the chance to show what it can do on a motorway, as there aren't any up here ! But I did manage to squeeze 480 mls out of the SR180 by accident, when a garage I was aiming for was closed & I had to carry on to the next one 40 mls away .....
  6. Mine says 'D-CAT' on the engine cover & it has a DPF, so I'd imagine yours does too ......
  7. Hi Clare, the only gearbox issue I know of with the Toyota Auris is a very notch 1st to 2nd change when cold. This seems to affect many of the 2.0 & 2.2 engined models. Some of us had the gearbox oil changed to improve matters, but it doesn't solve it completely. The only answer is to consciously change slowly & carefully when the gearbox is completely cold. Once warmed up, it's usually faultless. Do you know what exactly failed & why ? Did the garage give you any details ?
  8. Hi David - do you know if the garage checked the pressure differential pipe for 'breathability' ? They block up over time & cause poor running & restricted performance, quite possibly triggering the limp home mode. Might be worth checking ..... The 2.2 D4D is a complicated beast with dual mass flywheel, diesel particulate filter, catalytic converter & individually coded injectors. But when it's running right it should be very smooth & quiet. Mine thankfully was.
  9. Clever, but not before time. Nissan beat them to the bar this time. Should be great in the Yaris, but might still be a little underwhelming in the heavier Auris. A decent option at choosing time though & should be cheap to run.
  10. Welcome - another old shape RAV4 owner. You're joining a seemingly growing trend ! :)
  11. Welcome Suzanne - not far away from myself actually. Used to live in Elgin, but north of Inverness now. Enjoy the forum :)
  12. Price reduced to £125 & also available on flea bay :)
  13. To be fair, the 2.2 offers a very quiet & relaxed manner at dual carriageway/motorway speeds - it's just the MPG which isn't as good as competitors. Wind noise is very reasonable & the engine is virtually silent once cruising. As Smudge said, it's only really the bigger tyres which intrude a bit & even that's very dependant on the road surface. With 225/45/17's fitted, you're always going to have some road noise.
  14. Ditto - very similar findings to myself (with a TDI-Tuning Box). My MPG is also hovering around 41 MPG w/out the box, although this is Winter and it always drops 3-4 MPG compared to Summer.
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