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olddriver

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    UK Corolla 1.3
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    1998
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    Gloucestershire
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  1. Perhaps you should have concentrated more on your driving and kept your eyes on the road, and or got your eyes tested previously.
  2. I measured it up and it does appear to be a Corolla wheel, and after I washed it, I could see that it was stamped with the Dunlop symbol and amazingly made in England!
  3. I don’t know why differ materials should have any affect, but the small panel above my rear number plate is plastic and is a totally different colour, but I think it took many years to become noticeable, certainly a lot longer than 2 years. As Tony said, I would complain to your Toyota dealer.
  4. olddriver

    Oil plug

    I once used a red fibre washer on my Corolla and the sump plug was loose when I came to change the oil the next time. I don’t know what Toyota use on the Avensis, but hence I now always buy the aluminium washer from Toyota, it’s about a £1 but better than loosing all the oil. However, I think that it was oldcodger who says he just reuses the old aluminium washer.
  5. I bought a wheel rim over the internet that was said to have come off a Corolla, but it looks almost unused and has perhaps been in storage but the scratch marks adjacent to the hole for the valve indicate that it has been used. It looks similar to one off my Corolla, eg the stud holes centre lines are both on a 100 mm diameter circle: I will measure it up tomorrow to see if it appears to be the same and try the new one on the studs. They are identified with 3 sets of characters, and 2 are the same, they appear to have a Dunlop symbol followed by the number 1411 and both have the number 39
  6. Solved it, Safari was set to zoom and so compressed the header!!! I’m a bit fed up with the new mac they have added the ability to alter the presentation of all sorts of things and I find it totally unnecessary and totally confusing until you managed to sort it out.
  7. That’s not the problem as the club is set to “Request Desktop Site”. Another site I use now has the same appearance at the top as the club, but diynot.com is the same as it’s always been. EDIT: I’m getting yet another update tonight, so maybe that will fix it 🙏
  8. I will have to go onto a mac forum and ask what’s going on.
  9. Yesterday, I was able to repost something that I had already made and change the title, part of the title was gobbledygook
  10. Ah, I’m using an iPad, a couple of days ago it was updated, since then Safari has gone haywire and often when I visit a site it zooms in or out, that is a pain sometimes. The club is the only site where the presentation has changed though, I can’t find a mobile setting, is it on the club site? EDIT: somethings really strange, I posted the above some time ago, and then couldn’t see it, so went into the comments box and there it was, so after adding the screenshot I posted it again! I attach a screenshot.
  11. Ah, I’m using an iPad, a couple of days ago it was updated, since then Safari has gone haywire and often when I visit a site it zooms in or out, that is a pain sometimes. The club is the only site where the presentation has changed though, I can’t find a mobile setting, is it on the club site?
  12. The heading, the subs in the forum are not listed as before near the top of the page, it’s awful. I can’t understand why you can’t see the change, if I had a screen shot of the old setup, I would show you.
  13. Negotiating the new layout is a pain, the old set up was fine, there’s an old saying, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Somehow I posted this with typos in the title, but I was able to recover it thankfully.
  14. Yeah you are right, I ordered one from Toyota and assumed it would fit. I gave my registration number, but although the wiper is the right length and the fitting was in the right place, the fitting appears to have been updated and doesn’t really fit, however I jammed it on and it should be good enough to get through the MOT. It occurs to me that they have changed the fitting on the wiper AND the arm, and hence the mismatch. There is nothing wrong with the old fitting, so I wonder if they have just made it more complicated and patented it so that Bosch can’t copy it! My advice to anyone
  15. Thanks. It looks like fusebox in the engine bay “by the blower” contains the main fuses for the engine. You are probably correct about there being one fuse for the wipers, it is 20 amp, cream in colour, and it is in the fuse box that is situated behind the small storage box to the right of the steering column, which is just big enough to keep my small 20 yo mobile phone in for emergencies. The fuse was intact, the wiper refused to rotate by hand so I assumed that the gears were intact, taped a large sponge to the wiper, placed it upright so there was no friction on it, turned
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