MikeEH

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About MikeEH

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  • First Name
    Michael
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Toyota Avensis
  • Toyota Year
    2010
  • Location
    RhonddaCynonTaff
  • Interests
    Arts & Crafts

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  1. MikeEH

    Not as fast

    Thanks for replies. Yes I noticed it when going to overtake....T25 went like a rocket in 5th, have to drop to 4th in T27 for same acceleration. As you say, keeps up with traffic, nice to drive and very comfortable......so great car.
  2. MikeEH

    User Manual

    Thanks for all the replies. It does seem SLIGHTLY more complicated than my father's old Morris Minor back in 1958. Manual was about 10 pages if I remember . Yes, stages I think...starting with clock as it's an hour fast. Then probably the sat nav and associated stuff that you can get on the screen. Happy days.
  3. MikeEH

    User Manual

    Really, 772 pages??? Is one expected to take a week off work to read it I wonder? How am I expected to remember all that, and especiallly at my age? Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.
  4. MikeEH

    Not as fast

    Recently part exed my 2006 Avensis T25 for a 2010 T27 and although the T25 was 129bhp, it was far nippier than the T27 at 143bhp. Can anyone advise on this please? Don't get me wrong, the T27 is quick, but the T25 was quicker. For example, I have to go up a fairly steep hill to get to my home, and in the T25 it would glide up in 3rd no problem, whereas I have to go up in second in the T27 otherwise in 3rd it seems to struggle. Strange. As an aside, during my time with the T25 I was always trying to get the best mpg from it and during a return from Brighton two years ago, I was getting 49.9 mpg along the M4. Even with encouragement from my wife, the car absolutely refused to hit the magic 50mpg. But, last week, as we were driving along the M4 to Swansea to exchange the car for my new (to me) T27, the old girl started going into the 50+ mpg, hitting 53.6 mpg, and averaging 53.2mpg. Do you think she was having a strop, feeling un-wanted and upset at me? Could be..... (Photo was taken over my shoulder)
  5. MikeEH

    User Manual

    Recently bought a 2010 Avensis T27 and when I got home the only manuals in the pack were "Avensis Brief Guide", "SD NavigationSystem Owners Manual", "Toyota Parking Aid" and "Touch Screen Owners Manual" (For a different model Avensis). The only owners manual I could find on the net is nearly 800 pages at A4 long - I'm 70 at the moment and doubt whether I'd finish reading it before I pass on! Can someone advise me where I could EASILY obtain the relevant owners manual booklet that would have come with the car? Thanks.
  6. Thanks for the advice. The 2006 Avensis that I sold to get this one was 20x worse, with holes appearing in cross members, but the previous owner lived in Grimsby.......I reckon he must have parked it on the beach! I've been told that this is commonplace with Avensis's. I assumed they apply some sort of protective coating when new, but doesn't seem like it. Thanks again.
  7. Just bought a 2010 Avensis 1.8 with 55K on the clock, and when initially checking it over it was too dark to really see the underside, so judging by the visible external and internal condition of the car and full service history with one previous owner, I decided the buy the car. Now I've seen the underside I'm a tad disappointed. Can anyone please advise on the best way of treating the rust on the underside members. I was thinking of initially spraying all the bolt heads and nuts with WD40, and continuing to do so every couple of months, but dealing with the other rust I#m not sure. Has anyone treated rust successfully on the underside of their cars? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
  8. MikeEH

    EPB Query

    Thanks for replies. My brakes did fail on the 2006 Avensis that I've just sold. On the last but one MOT test, as the rear brakes were being tested on the rollers, the brake pipe burst shooting the car forward unexpectedly. Had to replace all the rear end pipes, so I'm just a tad pessimistic now when it comes to brake pipes! When I bought the new Avensis, with full service history, it was too dark to really see the underside, and now that I've taken some photos of the U/S I think it'll need some protective work done. I'll be asking for advice in another post. Thanks again.
  9. Thanks, appreciate the advice.
  10. I've just removed the Sony aftermarket CD/Radio from my T25 and replaced the original as I'm selling the car to get a 2010 Avensis Saloon. Like a drip, I've left a CD in the player. Not wanting to take it apart to remove the CD, I was thinking of connecting the live and earth pins on the plug to a spare battery I have in my garage. I want to power it up just long enough to eject the CD. There are 2 live pins in the plug, live and switched live. Any idea which live I should connect to? Thanks.
  11. MikeEH

    Sat Nav Update

    Thanks. I'll check the status of the sat nav when I get the car tomorrow.
  12. Hi, I'm in the process of buying a 2010 Avensis Saloon 1.8 V-matic and it will be my first car with a Sat Nav. I assume updating would not be free, so what would be the best way of updating it? I have read on other posts advising to get one from the internet....not sure what that means. Any advice would be welcome.
  13. MikeEH

    EPB Query

    Hi, I'm in the process of buying a 2010 Avensis Saloon 1.8 V-matic and it's my first car with an EPB. I must say that after reading all the EPB problems on this forum, I'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing - especially as there seems to be many possible car parts involved in finally sorting the problem....and at such a cost! I suppose I'll just have to wait and see. My prime query is, if, for example, I'm travelling down a steep hill and the brakes fail, there is no handbrake to help to stop the car. Can the EPB be used in a similar fashion as a handbrake in this situation, or will damage occur? Nikola Tesla allegedly said, "There's technology and there's progress. If the technology doesn't benefit the people, then it's not progress." Handbrake failure - new cables £15 to £25 plus fitting. EPB failure - take out a mortgage! Not progress in my opinion.
  14. Hi, about the 2006 Avensis 1.8 Petrol - Engine roughness did you able to find what was the issue? Cause I have absolutely the same issue and no one can figure it our from where it comes this vibrations.

    1. MikeEH

      MikeEH

      Hi, sorry for late reply, been having intermittant trouble with internet and just saw your post.

      I didn't clean or replace the oil control valve, as I am selling the car I haven't bothered, but after speaking to mechanics at a few garages, it very well could be the oil control valve. They all recommend changing, not cleaning as cleaning very seldom works.