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  • First Name
    Peter
  • Toyota Model
    Avensis t spirit
  • Toyota Year
    2005
  • Location
    Lincolnshire

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  1. peter.ling24@gmail.com

    Rear brake pipe vulnerability

    Hi again jay. It was may 5th 2018. Hope this helps? Regards Peter
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    Rear brake pipe vulnerability

    Hi jay, About 4 months ago I posted the same problem concerning my 55 Avensis. What I did do then was to expose the brake pipe and rub down the pipe with a small wire brush and fine wet and dry paper. They did clean up quite well. I put black waxoil on the exposed pipes. The car is due its MOT in December. I did plan to replace the effected part of the brake pipe only. Sadly, I didn't, but planed too. My only concern is that the MOT examiner may fail the brake pipe due to it being covered with black waxoil. I will send previous post details. Regards Peter
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    Thinking of buying an older Prius?

    Thank you David, joe. I will do as you suggest. Will continue to look and research and have a test drive. appreciate your time and help. regards peter
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    Thinking of buying an older Prius?

    Thanks Chris, Joe. There is merit in what you both say. The staff at my local Toyota garage here in Boston have always given me excellent service. I've bought both in the past privately and from a dealership. Buying privately you hope the seller is honest and fair. That's a rare thing these day's? Buying from a dealership gives you the added advantage of hopefully buying warranty but will cost you more overall as they have to make a profit. As I intend to buy older maybe that option of warranty perhaps won't be available to me? Very much appreciate both your comments. Regards Peter
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    Thinking of buying an older Prius?

    Hi Joe, That seems a very reasonable price to me. Did the battery perform well? I do find the drivers seat cover material is often well worn and creased. Glad you found a genuine example. Regards Peter.
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    Thinking of buying an older Prius?

    Thank you Joe. A taxi driver told me that he has had 5. He wouldn't buy anything else. Prius drivers generally have their vehicles serviced at a dealership anually. I suppose perhaps the best thing would be to buy from a dealership and buying extended warranty? Appreciate your comments Joe. Regards peter
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    Thinking of buying an older Prius?

    Thank you Anthony appreciate your advice.
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    Thinking of buying an older Prius?

    Hello everyone, I would appreciate your advice on buying a Prius please. Have seen several vehicles for sale around the 2005, 2006 era with about 60-70,000 miles. I appreciate these are older cars. I drive about 4,000 miles a year. Have an Avensis and Aygo at the moment both older and very reliable cars. Obviously I'm buying an older car that's seen perhaps better days. Is this a viable consideration or shall I just keep saving?
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    MMT concerns

    Hello again, The Aygo has now a new clutch fitted by Listers Toyota Boston. They did an excellent job together with a silver service and M.O.T. very reasonably priced too. The car now drives like it should. I would recommend this Toyota dealership to anyone in the local vicinity. Appreciate all who have commented on this topic. Regards Peter
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    New Aygo Coming!

    Hi Clayton, We has a manual Yaris for many years and it was a truly reliable car. We decided to buy a Aygo specifically a MMT. We both feel it is a much safer car to drive as you keep both hands on the wheel all the time. As it is not a conventional automatic there are differences. I'm sure you'll get used to it as we did. Would I swap it for a manual? No! It's worth reading the comments of other subscribers regarding driving the MMT and it's foibles. Happy driving. Peter
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    MMT concerns

    I am sorry to say that manually changing gear with the paddle shifts does not help the clutch slip. Rather frightened to ask Mr T how much it's going to cost! Thanks everyone for their comments and help. Peter
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    Rusty bottom

    Hi guys Having had rusty cars in the past I've always waxyoil. It seems to work and you can buy a hand held plastic sprayer to do the job easier. It's better to underseal on a warm day as the underseal is more thinner. You can also squirt it behind panels that have drain or access holes with the tube provided in the application kit. I personally wouldn't you old engine oil as it may contain acid from use. Regards peter
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    MMT concerns

    Thanks Kostas, Probably will get Toyota to fix it. My son came up I think with a good idea? What about if you select the gears manually on the paddle shift? Would the clutch slip then? I'm going to try it today. I'll let you know how it goes. Appreciate all your replies. Peter
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    MMT concerns

    Hi Mike, Joe and Nicolas. Thank you for your replies. I guess I have to go to Mr Toyota? I must say though, the Toyota guys here in Boston are all very helpful. It's too big a job for me to contemplate. Appreciate all your replies. Regards Peter
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    MMT concerns

    Thank you Nicolas. I know the MMT requires a particular driving technique. Is there a way of positively identifying a warn out clutch? Appreciate your comments Nicolas. Regards Peter. We did notice that driving with passengers the problem is more pronounced. You may be right.