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  1. roks

    replacement keys

    Hi, Hope this helps:
  2. roks

    replacement keys

    What I did with my corolla was buy the blank on ebay £10, get it cut for £5 at the local locksmith, program the key it a seach for the thread or google for your model.
  3. Thanks guys, bit cautious as these Hybrids cost quite a bit of more than a pertrol Auris, they seem to be in the 10-12k+ price tags. Sorry OP, didnt mean to hijack your thread.
  4. Am I correct in the assuption that a high mileage hybrid would have worn or weaker battery compared to a lower mileage one? Also what kind of mpg do you get on the motorways? Thanks
  5. 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
  6. Thanks guys, hope everyone is safe and well. I've not had any long drives, just local 10miles round trips, not seen any further mark and no white stuff on the oil cap, no issue with the engine, coolant temperature 88-93'c. I dont know if its because I didnt push the engine hard enough ie motorway speed or the bleeding I did after seeing the marks (parked on a steep incline topped up to full mark). I did not see any marks along the seams, I did however noticed the coolant level drop about 2mm from the FULL mark. Regards
  7. 🙄 As bad as that? Man, thats the end of the corolla, I dont think I got the nack to change the head gasket.
  8. Hi, The radiator came with a new cap, when I noticed the spay of coolant, I thought it was faulty so I put back the original and that too it doing the same. Thanks
  9. Hi All, So I had a slow weeping lean on my radiator, I guess since I bought the car perhaps. Progressivly got worse to point I was losing expansion tank coolant over 6 months. I have changed the radiator now but now I see jet spray of coolant on the plastic flange of the radiator, directly below the radiator cap. Does the cap release some pressure? I this normal? I never seen this before...I guess because its been leaking out? Thanks in advance. 20200314_160425.mp4
  10. Hey nginx, Sorry for the late reply. Mine is still leaking after replacing the o-ring, I thought the o-ring should be more snug but its not. What I did notice though, when the oil drops to certain level its slows/stops, so I guess when it goes below the tensioner level? Either that or the leak is else where, its not the rocker cover, could be the top of the chain cover....couldnt be bothered anymore so left it.
  11. Found the lable underside of the hood, 490g +/- 30g, so with the lower limit, as for the oil it just says oil no. 8, I guess that will be within limit as well. Thanks guys.
  12. Thanks guys, I'll look for the sticker, there is one that has the type of gas, may have missed the small print.
  13. Hi All, Bit the bullet and went to Kwik Fit to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that "the hight side port was leaking and producing a little, re-tightening the valve sorted it." Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows how gas and oil its supposed to take, I thought it was 800g or so. Mine only took 470g and 15ml of oil, attached print out. AC is working and clutch is engaging etc and seems to be cold, just a bit curious did they set the machine right etc...knowing its KF. Cheers.
  14. No, nice clean lighter with each flush. Won't bother with chemical...took the heater core pipes off and pumped water in both ways and was clear with a hint of pink. Just going to flush it one more time and add coolant. Cheers oc
  15. Is it worth adding chemical cleaner like Holts Speed flush to clean the heater core and engine block? or am I asking for trouble? I get slightly better heat on the passenger side vents than the driver side.