BarneyTT

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About BarneyTT

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  • First Name
    Barney
  • Toyota Model
    Toyota Celica T Sport
  • Toyota Year
    2002
  • Location
    Gloucestershire
  1. I'm having an issue with one of my T Sport side skirts, namely the section just after the front wheel where it tucks around from the wheel arch and starts to run down the sill. It's loose and not sat tight to the body work like the other side. Aside from the underside fittings, is there something I'm missing as I can't see anything around the wheel arch section and I'm at a bit of a loss as to how this part is fixed/held in place?
  2. After owning various Toyota's over the years, four Supra's, Gen4 Celica and a Carina 2.0 EX, I have been away from the Toyota fold for a fair few years owning various Lexus models (my current one is a 2006 GS430) I decided to buy a second car as a daily/hobby interest. My membership here was still active so I thought I'd pop in and say hello. I've bought a 2002 Gen7 Celica T Sport with 90k, massive Toyota history folder and same family owned for the last fourteen years (probably the best private buying experience I've ever had) I have a few questions which I will post up in due course but attached are a few of pictures (sellers pics not mine) of my Celica to be going on with.. Looking forward to involving myself with the club again.
  3. Looks like you have bought a really nice example Brings back memories of my Mk2, I always remember it being really comfortable.
  4. Far more to a MKIV Supra than just straight line speed ;)
  5. It seems to play up in spells, fine for ages then it becomes slightly eratic. A while after starting this thread it started working fine again so I have bottled it in regards of taking it apart But I have a replacement battery at the ready as it will need coming apart sooner rather than later I sure.
  6. Thanks Quartz, very helpful and informative. Have you found any improvement since the battery change and a clean up? I spoke to Toyota about the alarm fob whilst booking my Supra in for a service and basically Scorpion, the maker of the alarm system, is long gone and no spares are available, so the only solution is to replace the old system for modern day aftermarket one My solution will be to try and keep my fob working if at all possible!
  7. You need to keep checking ebay as new items are added by the hour. You could try scrap yards but if your going to travel make sure what your going to look at is good condition, some of their discriptions can be wildly off the mark. Local ads papers Such as Trade-it/Loot might be worth a look. You need to find the correct stud pattern etc for your Carina firstly then you can search for wheels which will fit. Found these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4-Alloy-rims-to-fit-a-Toyota-Carina-E_W0QQitemZ250602147072QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims_Car_Rims_ET?hash=item3a590d4d00
  8. I would have a look on ebay firstly, I'd be surprised if you can't find a set on there.
  9. Ah brings back memories of my MKII. Looks nice Bob, congratulations on it's 26th Birthday
  10. It would imply that the thermostat is working correctly, does the guage fluctuate at all? It might be worth checking the hoses in and out of your heater matrix to see if the hoses are getting warm.
  11. My key fob or remote to lock/unlock and arm the alarm system has started to play up by not always working. I'm hoping it's just the battery within the remote but suspect it might be the button itself. Anyway a couple of questions: How does the fob/remote come apart? I thought they just popped apart by gentle prising but mine isn't budging and as it's the only one I have so I don't want to break it. Are the remote fobs repairable or can they be replaced at Toyota (almost afraid to ask :o ) Attached a picture of remote fob in question (apologies for quality)
  12. Hi Gav. I would firstly get the turbo situation looked into and see what is actually required and if any damage has been caused, a second hand turbo shouldn't be too difficult to source (breakers or clubs) or a recon unit. One thing to check on a MK3 before you start spending money is the head gasket, they are prone to give way, having said that I had three Mk3's and never encountered the problem. Best of luck with sorting the car out.
  13. Update: I have now changed the thermostat for a new one (just under £9.00) and it has improved things no end, the heater gauge now rises to half way and stays there (before it fluctuated between cold and a quarter and the heater seemed to improve the more the temp gauge rose) and the heater is now much better, not quite a hot as I'd like but in fairness I like a cars heater to be very warm and I'm sure for most it would be fine. So my thoughts are, the thermostat was indeed faulty and the heater, whilst perhaps not brilliant, was/is ok. A pretty cheap try-out if anyone is suffering from similar symptoms. Thanks for everyones input and advice. Nilly: To avoid air locks raise the front of the car and run the engine with the rad cap off, this should get rid of any air in the system. As for the gasket I can't help you as I had the garage change the thermostat whilst in for for a few other jobs.