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JayG

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JayG last won the day on August 17 2018

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About JayG

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  • First Name
    Jay
  • Toyota Model
    Audi RS4
  • Toyota Year
    2017
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    Essex

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  1. Please close, delete, remove, pirate or yoghurt this thread. Car is now sold! 😀 (Sadly not to a member here) 😞
  2. Just ... Wow. They must have been on drugs or something as no sane person could justify that any part of that plan was a good idea.
  3. JayG

    Car washes

    Living in a flat I can only ever use a locally run jet wash place. And even then I only use the lance, never the brush attachment. Once whilst waiting to use the jet wash I sat in disbelief as this guy's kid scrubbed the floor with the brush. RIP to anyone who uses that public jet wash brush.
  4. Hey Folks. The time has come for my cherished Celica and I to part ways as I've bought a new car which I'm picking up on Saturday. I wanted to offer you all first refusal before I list it elsewhere. I'd really like to see it go to a good home. I’ve owned a couple of Celiacs and I've always spared no expense in the upkeep and has been meticulously serviced each year and treated with mechanical sympathy. £2400 O.N.O - Car + All Camera / Multimedia / SatNav & spare parts I have £2xxx - Car with your selection of the tech or spares - make me an offer. £1750 O.N.O - Car
  5. Bit late to reply but yes. They warm pretty quick and with air con off, when the fans kick in they only run for say 20 or 30 seconds before turning off again. my fans only come on if I’m stationary for a while or slow moving traffic for a while. In normal driving they never come on. Unless you have air con on of course. how are you finding your new celica? Enjoying it I hope!
  6. Just a reminder that catalytic converter thefts are at all all time high right now. I just had mine stolen on Friday in broad daylight in about 2 minutes flat at around 6pm in the evening. They ripped off all the o2 sensors too which I had only just replaced last year with genuine denso ones. I'm gutted. Local police said they are primarily targeting Honda and Toyota, especially the Prius, Auris and Jazz. Even more so if it's hybrid. However they must be running out of Priuses as they are turning to just about anything with a Toyota badge on it irrelevant of the age of the car. Appare
  7. I'm very late replying but hopefully this will help others. Have to second Scarlet Arrows advice that there is no superior aftermarket light compared to the OEM lights. However, you can polish up even the most badly faded headlights! I got myself a foam disk drill attachment kit for about £7 on Ebay and with some cutting compound went over it with a cordless drill. It's worth noting the light on the right has been gone over by hand with two headlight polishing kits I had bought from shops and still wasn't happy with the results. the light on the left is after about 10 minutes w
  8. The mixed reviews you've read are likely due to the fact that a lot of cheap strut braces are no more than decorative trinkets and offer nowhere near enough rigidity to provide any significant benefit. Of course, a properly performing strut brace will add rigidity to assist in maintaining optimal camber angle and suspension geometry. Unfortunately, for me at least, there was no magical night and day difference with/without. On an older car that's seen some miles, adding some rigidity is never a bad thing. However, any benefits you'd likely gain will almost certainly be negated by the next
  9. Another test for the MAF is to unplug the connector to the MAF, it will idle rough but see if it's up on power when driving with the MAF unplugged. Another way to reset your ECU without messing around with the battery is to just remove and reinsert the ECU fuse. Based on the codes you got, I'd suspect fuel pump or the fuel pressure sensor based on what you've already tested.
  10. JayG

    Bumper Repairs

    As long as you key it up with 1200 / 2000 grit, you can add more clear coat. Just be sure to coat the entire bumper or there will be a difference in colour. Rattle cans always seem to have a dull finish, machine polish for best results to get that glossy shine.
  11. Not sure if you'll be back to check on this post as it's been a while. Most important for the Celica is evidence of regular oil changes, ideally every 5k. If there is missing service history and the mileage on the MOT history indicates it's been doing 10k plus a year, I'd likely walk away as I'd not trust that many folks service their car more than once a year. The risk here is that without regular oil changes it could have become an oil eater, although this was largely resolved in 03 models onwards, they are merely less prone to this problem and not immune. Regular oil changes are cri
  12. I forgot to add, Depending on your insurance or breakdown cover. Lost keys may be covered. Insurance, if covered, could overcome the cost of replacing the keys at the expense of your excess. Certain breakdown companies treat lost keys as a breakdown and will recover the vehicle.
  13. Sorry to hear about your predicament. What an absolute nightmare. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to overcome an immobilizer. Without a key fob which has a paired transponder chip inside that is read when your key is close to the ignition barrel, you're in a really bad situation. Do you have spare keys back at home? If so, that is going to be your best bet. That or getting it towed back home. Alternatively, if you have no other set of keys with a transponder, the options are a bit grim: You will need to order a new RFID key (ensuring it has a blank transponder) as many k
  14. If there is a leak it must be an incredibly tiny one if over the course of 1200 miles you lost such a marginal amount of coolant. As the pink crust is dried out, I'd perhaps remove that crusty stuff and see if it reforms. Or maybe just slap a chunk of cardboard under the car and see if any drops turn up. Although looking at how tiny that leak is I doubt you'll get anything. Personally, I wouldn't be bothered.
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