biggun

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    Les
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    Avensis T27 2.0 Diesel Sedan
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    2017
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    Lincolnshire
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  1. Thanks very much for your help everybody, yes 12 months/or mileage from the last service. I've now got it sorted and booked in. all the best to all.
  2. High there, I have booked my 2017 Avensis 2.0 ltr D4D car in for a full service on Friday. Toyota advised me to have the engine flushed and fuel treatment done at the same time. This puts the price of the full service up from £340 to £370 for the full service plus the two extra's. Has anyone got any views on whether it's worth the extra to have the two jobs done. The car has only done 8785 miles from new, and I am told the 2.0ltr BMW engine quickly blacks the oil any way. I would really appreciate any advice either way on this subject . Thanks again guy's.
  3. Many thanks Heidfirst for your reply, however I should have said, is it 12 months from the last service date stamped in the service book or on the anniversary each year of the 1st registration. As the first service was done after 10 months which was 2 months before the due date for the first years service. Hoping it's abit clearer and thank you for your reply. So we still search for an answer if anyone can help. Many thanks.
  4. Hi there. Servicing, is it 12 months from the last service date or on the anniversary, each year, of the 1st registration and is there a tolerance around the dates, to comply with warranty please? I would appreciate any advice on this to clear this matter up, many thanks to all.
  5. Hi there, thanks Scott (Hiedfirst) for your help, I am waiting for a reply from Toyota Shop and I will try Lindop Toyota for a price as well to see who is most competitive. Once again thanks Les. (biggun)
  6. Hi Mike Thanks for your speedy reply, I am now in contact with Toyota shop to find out how much for a full set (it looks like it won't be cheap) perhaps Santa will pay for them Ha Ha ! Anyway again many thanks. Les.
  7. Hi there, I am looking to fit mud flaps all round on my 2017 (67) Avensis saloon, could anyone steer me in the right direction as to where I can buy a set that will fit. I have tried to find a set on the net but when I ask about my specific model no one is certain about the exact fit. I have even tried to find original Toyota ( expensive) one's but no joy. I would be really grateful for any advice. THANKS Les
  8. Thanks a lot Konrad for replying so quick, I cannot find anything in my owner's manual about a "service mode", but I think I have found what you mean as there is a procedure for leaving the EPB off when shutting down the engine, so I will do that and take off the spring and then disconnect the Bowden cable so that I can clean and paint the calliper and free and lightly grease the pads. Again many thanks for your speedy help on this. Les I would like to wish you and your family A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. 2
  9. Hi there, I am asking for a little advice if anyone has any experience of this subject. I have just changed my car for a 67 plate Avensis 2.0 ltr D4D and would like to take off my rear callipers so that I can free the pads and clean and paint the callipers. I've had a look and see that the EPB (electric parking brake) has a Bowden cable and a spring connected to the calliper, can I remove these whilst the hand brake is in the released position, then remove the calliper. (The pads are still nice and thick) so I will not be putting new pads in, so I won't be altering the piston position in the calliper . Do I have to have the EPB re-programmed after putting everything back? Many thanks for any advice on this.
  10. Thanks a lot for the reply Nick. I just wanted to check with the club because that's where the owners are that run these cars. I did also ask a Toyota dealer on Saturday and he explained how the actuator works and that there was no springs compressed or electric current being used once the ignition is turned off. So he has also confirmed that it should be ok to leave it with the handbrake released. Thanks for taking the time to reply and putting my mind at rest. Cheer's Nick thanks again Les.
  11. Hi guys, Late 2017 avensis 2.0 d sedan. Sorry to bring up the dreaded electric h/b subject again, but I have a problem. Could anyone reliably advise me as to whether I will do any damage to the electric handbrake, if when I park the car safely on my drive, before I turn off the ignition, I release the hand brake and leave it like that maybe for a few months in the winter. Will it weaken springs or do any other damage? Also can I assume that the 2017 model will have the updated Bowden cable fitted from new, the one with the hermetical seal. Thanks again for any for any advise.
  12. Hi Lee thanks for that, I've looked hi and low on the net but couldn't come up with anything, it seems that my model verso is not so popular so a lot of brake stockists don't hold them. So I will get on to the Toyota garage and pick some up. Once again Lee, many thanks. Les
  13. biggun High guys does anyone know where I can buy brake nipples for my 59 plate Verso 2.0 D4D Tspirit ?, just in case I snap one trying to free them. I need a set of four. I have looked on the Net but cannot find my model. I wondered if any other model Toyota has the same brakes fitted. Many thanks for any info
  14. High guys does anyone know where I can buy brake nipples for my 59 plate Verso 2.0 D4D Tspirit ?,

    just in case I snap one trying to free them.  I need a set of four.  I have looked on the Net but cannot find

    my model.  I wondered if any other model Toyota has the same brakes fitted.

    Many thanks for any info         :smile:

     

  15. Thanks guy's for your prompt response and your suggestions. I'll give both your idea's a go. It will be a little while before I can have a go at it, but I will put a reply on here with my results. Once again many thanks.