KermitTheYaris

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About KermitTheYaris

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  • First Name
    Dre
  • Toyota Model
    Toyota Yaris 1.3L CDX
  • Toyota Year
    2000
  • Location
    Greater London

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  1. Hi all, I have an intermittent check engine light with a single code P1349 on the 2NZ-FE. Seems to come on and stay on for a few days and then stay off for a few days. There is no noticeable change in performance but there is an occasional hesitation/lurching which has happened a few times but I'm not sure if that problem is related or even exists, it may be in my head. Done some googling and I believe the fault code is to do with the VVTi system, either the oil control valve or the actuator on the camshaft. Seeing as the valve is easier, I'm going to clean/test that first and maybe replace it before considering the actuator. Before all of that starts, I've always run the cheapest semi-synthetic oil and cheapest oil filter on all my cars and changed the oil twice a year. I read somewhere that on these Toyota engines the correct oil pressure may not be given if a non-OEM filter is used, so that may also be a possibility. Anyway, Is this the oil control valve?
  2. Hmm OK, I have noticed the engine is a little "tappy" after my last oil change but I think it needs a valve adjustment or maybe the oil I used is the wrong viscosity, the owner's manual seem to have all the common oils listed... hmm.
  3. Ebay and gumtree are your friends when it comes to wheels. Are those the ones around £80 - £90? They seem ok, I dont really use amazon because the descriptions are vague and doesnt specify which models they will fit. Its annoying how there are cheap lowering springs for other cars, they're like £40 for a VW Polo!
  4. If you do decide to get some alloys go for used ones and save some money, there's no point in getting new wheels for an old car in my opinion. I'm from West London.
  5. Haha, those wheel covers make it look like a lamborghini ;)
  6. yess!!! that wheel gap needs to be just right. Green's been my favourite colour since I was little :D . Got any more pics of your car?
  7. As you can see especially in the second picture, mine really needs to be lowered lol
  8. 2000 Yaris CDX in metallic green, hence the name Kermit. Whereabouts are you?
  9. Yep, I would also like to hear of other experiences before buying. I might take the plunge and buy them soon. Last week a used set of Tein's went on eBay for around the same price as new LOs if I remember correctly, I bid on them but I lost :( .
  10. I'm looking at those LO springs on eBay as well. Not sure if they're any good either, I did start a thread on here about it myself but it seems the Yaris isn't a very popular tuner car so the options are limited. There are more expensive Tein springs which are a more reputable brand but they don't lower the car that much and they're much more expensive. I'm on the verge of buying those LOs but I keep talking myself out of it because idk if its a good choice and I cant find any reviews. Also my car already scrapes on some speed bumps...
  11. Go ahead and modify it! You're only young once and you're first car should be memorable. I just turned 19 and got my Yaris when I was 18. Mine is a 1.3. I fabricated a custom back box delete pipe and its currently sitting on matte black BSA racing alloys. Doing the exhaust is definitely a good start, mine pops and bangs when I change gear, being a little boy racer is fun :). Check out my thread: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/159898-hello/ Here's my progress list: exhaust (done) wheels (done) suspension (still deciding on what springs to get) new steering wheel short shifter sports seats I would say you won't damage the car with an exhaust and springs. Just don't do one of those cold air intake things cos they let lots of dirt into your engine. Change the oil often if you drive it hard and you'll be fine.
  12. Yeah its unfortunate because they're a great product that makes the car much more responsive.
  13. Rules are simples... - year and model - engine and transmission - mileage - photo (optional) I'll start: 2000 Yaris CDX 1.3L manual 164,000+ miles
  14. That's the thing that gets me. "life of the vehicle". I can't find any used Yaris' (Yarii?) with mileage as high as mine.
  15. The seats in my first gen suck. They're very flat and don't offer any side support in the corners, but I've never had any pain from them.