Paulscarbs

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About Paulscarbs

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  • First Name
    Paul
  • Toyota Model
    Estima ACR50
  • Toyota Year
    2006
  • Location
    Devon

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  1. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Hi Neil and Tony, I received the final response from iCarsoft today... "please read the description..." Well, my response was polite but blunt! Their website states "excellent customer service' Not from my experience it hasn't been. Sorry to hear about the technical issues Tony. Will keep you informed about the cheap Techstream gizmo.
  2. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Do keep us informed Tony. i have opted for Toyota Techstream software with OBD connector cable. I've been assured it can monitor the gearbox oil level and temperature and works on a Windows based computer. Price? £12.59 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264072293693
  3. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    They responded. This time they asked me to look at the specs on the website. I cannot believe the audacity! I really don't think much to their customer service. Three times I have requested the same information. Even on their website it states: "For more functions, please contact us for function list !" One more chance and I'm going elsewhere.
  4. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Many thanks for doing this Tony. I sent the company a specific request for information and received a reply from the company suggesting I look at this device: https://www.ultimatecarparts.co.uk/icarsoft-tyt-ii-toyota-lexus-isuzu-engine-diagnostic-tool-ecu-airbag-srs-service-abs-obd2-tyt-ii Trouble is that neither they nor the web page state the details I required so I responded requesting specifics.
  5. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Thanks Tony, I did consider making contact with them. If it does do as I require it would be a superb investment.
  6. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Hi Tony, im wondering whether you could tell me - does the reader also provide data in terms of oil levels within the gearbox? Does it also provide gearbox temperature? Hope so. My local Toyota dealer is reluctant to undertake a gearbox oil and filter change. Thought I might do it myself but need to know the precise oil level and temperature once refilled. thanks, Paul
  7. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Well done you.
  8. Paulscarbs

    CVT noise

    My CVT gearbox has started making a whining noise - most notably uphill. Any ideas?
  9. The Estima has come in many variations over the years. Trim levels vary so much because of dealer and customer options it is almost impossible to specify your exact requirements this way. Best option is to contact sellers to see what stock they have or can obtain. The Aeras version has exterior body skirts, different bumpers and, possibly, different patterned interior trim. Top spec is the G edition - though as stated before, the original purchaser may have opted for less optional extras than somebody purchasing an X edition.
  10. Paulscarbs

    Code Reader

    Following this thread.
  11. Paulscarbs

    Spare key

    Actually, I'm unsure whether mine has an alarm or not!
  12. Hi, and welcome to the ownership of an ACR50. I refrained from exchanging head units due to the features of my G spec (Park Assist, hard drive, three cameras) being lost if I did. Instead I have added a mirror link device to replicate my phone's display and a UK Digital TV unit which also picks up U.K. radio. On the positive side, if you did swap head units over then you'll likely have UK radio reception, MP3 capability and UK Sat Nav.
  13. Paulscarbs

    MOT

    Sourced easily via Megazip. £100 odd for the pair whereas Toyota UK wanted more than £100 for one! Fitting cost about £160 but I had to pay for another MOT due to slow delivery (this is not normally slow). I accepted the total cost as a reasonalbe one considering how little I spend on the vehicle during the year 😉.
  14. Paulscarbs

    MOT

    Mine needed new rear bushes for last month's MOT.
  15. Paulscarbs

    Spare key

    It's a volumetric key so can remain in my pocket. Locks by pressing a button on the door handle and beeps to indicate alarm is set.