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  1. Mike169

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Hi Jane. To check a cars history about MOT's takes seconds, just put in the vehicle reg. into this government site:- https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/?_ga=2.82065238.1399383865.1536910567-1894625439.1527597390 Good luck, Mike.
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    Site keeps logging me out.

    Hi Tony. Send this man a message, he is a modulator and should be able to sort your problem out. His name is Mike and a really decent bloke. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/profile/56444-frostyballs/ Good luck, Mike.
  3. Mike169

    Wing mirror indicator

    Hi John. Send this man a message, you will probably get a discount too. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/profile/34014-parts-king/ You just have to give him your reg. no. Mike.
  4. Mike169

    Clicking noise when pulling away when cold.

    C.V. joint on driveshaft?
  5. Mike169

    Trying To Trace Previous Owner

    Hi. Most modern locksmiths that advertise electronic car keys should be able to tell you the code. Since you have an existing keypad they should have a reader that tells them/you what the frequency is an should be able to supply you with a duplicate key. Before you pay for it try the new one works ok just incase. Mike.
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    Hi Kingo. Totally 100% agree with you! Mike.
  7. Mike169

    Newbie questions re 2018 Aygo...

    Hi Colin. May I suggest you book it in and take it back to the dealer with your snagging list and questions. As you have the newest Aygo on here some of your questions are hard to answer. Mike.
  8. Mike169

    Rav4 1999 2.0 GX 3dr Cambelt Problems!

    Hi Dave. I have many years experience in the car trade. Any car I have had with a cambelt each year I would change the cambelt when it was service and MOT time, doing it myself for the sake of a £10 cambelt I thought it was worth it. Nowadays i'm not as supple as I used to be so it's a main dealer job and luckily I have a chain on my car but cars are so much more complicated nowadays making it harder for the average man or even certain garages to repair their cars, I think it is all part of the governments master plan to 'up' the quality of repairs of cars, perhaps I am just cynical? Always good to read your posts, Mike.
  9. Mike169

    Coolant loss from expansion overflow

    Hi Jon. As I understand it, as I didn't have a Toyota 'then', if you took your 2.2d engine car, I say car as the same engine went into many models, the £7000.00 quote is for a brand spanking new engine off the production line, not a re-con that includes labour/fitting as well. I have read many stories of where 'back street' and main dealer garages fitting just new head gaskets or even total rebuilds but they failed again so Toyota went down the route of just fitting new engines as the internal dimensions were/are different. After 2009 all 2.2d engine's made were the newer spec and incidentally these were the 180 power ones not the newer 150 one's. A man I highly suggest you call is a top Toyota main dealer parts man nicknamed Kingo also Parts King, he is on this site https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/profile/34014-parts-king/ Above is his profile and his real name is John Devlin and his phone number is 01978 720074, I have contacted him several times and he is always helpful and polite and gives good advise. If you buy parts from him you always get a good price, discounted. So if and when you call him you will have to go through a main switchboard but they can put you through to him. You are welcome to say I gave you all his details and if I was in your very unfortunate situation I certainly would chat to him, he may even be able to help you with a new engine at a good price. So for a 100% accurate price just phone him, tell him you are on a thread on this site and you have sought my advise and I recommended him. Even if you only want parts, filters or whatever I am sure he can help you and may I suggest you store his phone number in your phone, you'll need it again probably. If he is on holiday or anything find out when he return's for his advise. It's been a pleasure to help you out, Mike.
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    Rav 4.3 - Possible Oil Leak

    Hi Bobby, how are you mate? In answer to your question, quote from the RAC: Oil leaks (engine, gearbox etc.) can be a major failure if they are deemed large enough. Mike.
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    Rav4 1999 2.0 GX 3dr Cambelt Problems!

    Hi Mate. If you have done one before you should be ok, worst case scenario is either you come on here for advise with photo's or you tow it to a garage and show them the engine is a non interference type. Mike.
  12. Mike169

    Rav4 1999 2.0 GX 3dr Cambelt Problems!

    Hi Neil. You haven't said what engine you have, petrol/diesel etc so...………………………………………….. Yours in a non-interference engine. Should be fine. Here's a list for future reference. Toyota • 1.5L (1A-C, 3A-C & 3E) Interference • 1.5L (3E-E & 5E-FE) Non-Interference • 1.6L DOHC (4A-F & 4A-FE) Interference • 1.6L DOHC (4A-GE & 4A-GZE) Non-Interference • 1.6L SOHC Non-Interference • 1.8L Diesel Interference • 1.8L DOHC Gasoline Interference • 2.0L Non-Interference • 2.2L Diesel Interference • 2.2L Gasoline Non-Interference • 2.4L Diesel Interference • 2.5L Non-Interference • 2.8L Non-Interference • 3.0L Inline 6 (Except 1998 2JZ-GE) Non-Interference • 3.0L Inline 6 VVT-i (1998 2JZ-GE) Interference • 3.0L V6 Non-Interference • 3.3L V6 Non-Interference • 3.4L Non-Interference * 3.5L V-6 Non-Interference • 4.7L Interference Mike.
  13. Mike169

    Trying To Trace Previous Owner

    Hi James and Sam. Surely the person's name was in the log book or just ask the Toyota dealer, there's 2 lines of enquiry for you. Mike.
  14. Mike169

    Coolant loss from expansion overflow

    Hi Jon. Between 2006 and 2009 Toyota made only a few bad 2.2 diesel engines within those years. Basically they got an internal measurement/tolerance too tight and when carbon built up on the pistons it would blow the head gasket. Within a certain time period or within just over 100,000kms or 7 years I believe it was whichever came first Toyota would change the engine FOC. Now i'm afraid it's down to the owner and even Toyota dealer repaired engines used to fail again so it became their own practise to either change the whole engine or a short block re-using your existing cylinder heads. As the price is very close I don't think it's an option, go for a new engine, that way you will get an engine with slight internal differences and that makes all the difference. Then the invoice would be around £7000.00, obviously I don't know your quotes but that's the way I would go. Good luck, Mike.
  15. Mike169

    Coolant loss from expansion overflow

    Hi Eason. Has the car had a 'sniff' test at a garage, any garage will know what that is? Something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BT-2-COMBUSTION-LEAK-TESTER-KIT-CO2-HEAD-GASKET-PETROL-BLOCK-TEST-FLUID-17d-/272706534162?clk_rvr_id=1599996717111&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=twenga&utm_campaign=twenga&utm_param=eyJlcyI6MCwicyI6OTcyMDIzNywiY2kiOiIwMzMzYTQ3MThiOGM1YThmMjIyYTc1ZTJkNzRlZWJiZCIsImkiOiIxMTc1MjQ0ODQ1NzY5NDk3MjUwIiwidHMiOjE1MzE3NDY4NzQsInYiOjMsInNvIjoxNTAwLCJjIjoxNzk0ODZ9&rmvSB=true Mike.