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mickburkesnr last won the day on June 15 2019

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  1. I tightened them until they were tight. They've been on there since and grand.
  2. I always try and go for Blue Print or Aisin parts. I've used JapanParts too which were cheap AutoDoc things, and to be fair I've never been let down by them or the quality. ECP are good for oils and consumables, but not parts.
  3. Not much you can do with these things. An alarm isn't the deterrent as it may have once been. By the time you've heard it, come running out, Mr.Smackhead has ran off with the ashtray thinking he's got £100's in 10p pieces. Maybe the best deterrent going forward is to keep nothing in the car, as in nothing that could look like it could contain something. Or keep the car in a perpetual state of being a pig sty. It's crap, sorry for the loss of your ashtray and the effort you're having to go through to fix the damage some scumbag did.
  4. Over a year since I last updated this, and nothing much has changed. The car is still here, in a state of disarray really as I never re-fit the interior bits to the boot. However, it was on sale for a bit. I considered I had my use out of it, and I needed something a little bigger. I had got the RAV4 at this point, so stuck it up for sale. No one bit on it for some reason. Then a friend of mine lost his mother and was losing his finance car at the same time, so I passed the Corolla to him to use for a bit. He's the first person to drive Paddy since I've had it - and he's been nothing but complimentary about it. It drives really well, sounds great etc. Since then the RAV4's been scrapped - the ungrateful b*****d that it was - and I've since got a Land Cruiser. The one thing I thought about when I was under the RAV4 was that, given a few years between that and the Corolla, the Corolla is such a better car. It's in so much better condition. It very, very nearly got swapped for a van but that fell through as I couldn't store the van anywhere. So, much to the displeasure of the wife, the Corolla is staying with me for the foreseeable. But other than (maybe) replacing an engine mount which I think is kaput, there's not much to do with it thank God!
  5. Hi everyone, I bought a (new to me) 2006 Land Cruiser 120 a fortnight ago, and it's done 148,000 miles. It drives well, tappy when started from cold for a minute then runs fine afterwards. Can let some black soot out the back when accelerating hard from 2,000 rpm to 3,000 rpm - which I think is normal for a diesel of this vintage that doesn't have a DPF. With the research I did in the run up to buying it, I kept seeing things being mentioned about injectors. The car has some service history, but nothing in the way of receipts to say whether or not injectors have been changed or what not. Now I've seen it on start up and driven it etc, there is nothing right now that says the injectors are an issue. No white smoke, no blue smoke, just the black smoke as mentioned, so they're fine. I've seen on different places that the injectors should be changed every 100,000 miles, given i'm at 150,000 I took it that they'll have been done already and I've got 50,000 left to save up to replace them. But today I've seen two places say that they should be changed at every 150,000 miles. Which has worried me a little now, especially as they should be considered a service item. I'd like to know whether or not this is true? Are the injectors service items? Do they get changed at 100,000 miles or 150,000 miles? Or do I change them when they present with problems instead of changing them for the sake of changing them? For what it's worth, I've used Millers Diesel EcoMax since I've got it, whether that makes a difference to the injectors or not I don't know!
  6. Hi mate, Sorry for the delay. I've sent you a PM with the VIN. It doesn't have ABS. Thanks!
  7. Currently welding a lot of the rear of my 1995 3-door Mk1 RAV4, and have noticed a few people on various Facebook groups ask about the rear trailing arms. While mine aren't that bad, they will need replacing at some point. But I can't seem to find anyone who stocks them? Does anyone here have a contact who would stock them?
  8. I bought a pair for my 1995 3 door RAV4 from eBay for about £80. They don't use the fixings, just clamp on to the body as normal.
  9. It should just be a straight swap. Size wise the 4EFE and 4EFTE are identical, it's the internals that are different. So I think it'd just be a straight swap. You may need to do the plumbing for the intercooler as a bespoke thing, but the shop you're dealing with should have experience with this. I don't think it's something you could just pick up from a shelf, so they would probably have to fabricate it.
  10. Guessing you mean it has the Dual Mass Flywheel? Many people who drive Audi's and other German cars reverted back to the solid flywheel, and a lot of them regret it. It doesn't drive the same after it. So I'd advise against going back to a solid flywheel set up and keep the DMF.
  11. So my 1995 RAV4's been going great guns, until the other day when I noticed the exhaust back box looked a bit wet. On further inspection I get to see this: From what I can see, the drive shaft seal on the left needs replacing as I think that's probably where the oil is seeping from. That said I would probably look to change the seal on the rear cover of the diff too. The other seal can wait I think. Question is, does anyone have the part numbers for these two seals? Not financially able to go to Mr.T for these at the moment. It's a Mk 1 1995 Toyota RAV4 3-door.
  12. Common swap is to swap the 4EFTE from a Starlet Glanza in to the Corolla, and it's pretty much a straight fit from what I can gather. You would need the ECU and ancillaries from the car the 4EFTE is coming from. If you do a search for 4EFTE Glanza you will come across another forum for Starlet's and there's a lot of information there about the engines.
  13. All of this. They are incredibly rugged cars considering the price point they have/had. Engines are good, can be a little chatty if not had an oil change. The clutch though is probably due another change if it's got to 120,000 miles. Mine only lasted to 60,000 miles which seems standard these days.
  14. From the enthusiastic chap with the 3 Door Corolla called Paddy, now comes Jack. The 1995 Toyota RAV4 GX 3-door! I don't have much in the way of photos at the moment, but I bought this on Saturday in Yorkshire. Has only been used for pootling abount for the last 7 years, so has done about 15,000 miles in that time. Badly needs two new tyres, and a window tint and air induction kit. The reason for the tint and air induction is for insurance purposes. Without the modifications I would have to pay £280 extra for my insurance. With the modifications, it only raised it by £80. Which is insane! Also, does anyone know the craic with roof bars? I want to get some for this, and I know it has the slots, but do the Thule fitting kits use those slots or do they rely on the door sill?
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