tooSavvy

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  1. Well, it's been a bit windy of L8 😞 ..... chunk of cement chimney 'flashing grout' landed on my blummin roof!! Well, at least it didn't smash my moonroof/rear window..... Not really the up-side I find entirely heartening >> bumh#ts & Grrrrrrrr 2sav
  2. Ha Ha.... Not a 'Ricer' m8 2sav
  3. I'm having a total 'mare sourcing a factory 'bootlip' wing for mine, m8. The 2.0L is regarded a bit iffy for serious revving.... A long legged loper + ideally on an Auto (see: Camry). You can't save em all..... 2sav
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    Camry '87

    https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/208491063526452/?ref=browse_tab Not at all salty.... *mouse gnawing a trifle worrying 2sav
  5. https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1991-TOYOTA-CARINA-II-1-6-XL-WINDSOR-5-DOOR-HATCHBACK-GREY-1-OWNER-NO-RESERVE/153806644918?ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campId=5336905289&toolId=10001&customId=k61289vzuh000pix00003&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F153806644918&srcrot=710-53481-19255-0&rvr_id=2279867032237&rvr_ts=f7ab2f2516f0a4e8c835c218ffc6b514&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1&ul_noapp=true&pageci=e9f1f105-cbaa-493a-835d-c72ea1b8593a#vi__app-cvip-panel £1020 looks a bit 'salty'.... But "Supply = Demand + ££" 2sav
  6. What engine has your Caldina? Was it running well before - did the belt snap? Check out all the You Tubes showing Toyota belt swaps/re timing. Cheers 2sav
  7. House/Tip duties.... Sadly, our postcode lends to a low level 'cretin interface' risk. I went to the bottom of our yard and discovered some twunt had kicked in our short wooden access gate. I swiftly conducted a recce of nearby back lanes and found an abandoned wooden pallet.... It won't go in car but I have a sack barrow to get it moved. Having remade the gate, using the spars teased off the pallet, I need to dispose of the carcase... Still won't fit in the car! Swiftly dispatched into half a dozen chunks, using my trusty circular saw, It was 'tetris arranged' into my boot >> along with the old smashed up gate >> and shot off to the dump. It has a VERY BIG boot!! 2sav
  8. Update# FFS!! I ran the old girl through our ASDA wash thisafternoon... Flailing spongebob finger bristles just ripped the ffinn end off the nearside wiper [actually the press on/clip moulding - that keeps all the individual sections together]. The rubber wiper blade is now loose, to creep out of the arm and likely fly away.... Into B&M and another £2.99 gets me 18" refresh... Next time I use this wash I'm going to get a "rear wiper cover poly bag".... Slop it over this NS wiper :<) 2sav
  9. Windscreen wiper time again.... I have previously 'renewed' tired rubber inserts with the guts of Poondland ones, quite successfully in the main. Over the last week my screen has become smeary and a quick blast of the washers leaves me blinded for a few seconds... Not Good! Refusing to splurge £20 @Halfrauds I tried B&M.. Branded as 'RAC'/ orange packaging. ... despite not having an O-level in Airfix Construction I managed to identify the one, among about 10, plastic clips for my 'hoop hook-on' arm end! 18" was £2.99 and 22" £4.99..... £8 for a pair when car shops want more for just the ONE! Excellent swish n clear...... See how we are in six months. 2sav
  10. What...... You no mention on here? 😞 2sav
  11. ......& Happy New Year. With a Toyota?, no surprises there! 2sav
  12. Started getting the 'kdink kdonk' of exhaust touching rear crossmember AGAIN .... The whole 'ensemble' is tightly U-clamped but, when the centre pipe was replaced, everything got yankked about and this has resulted in some movement. Oh.... For a welder! I could have lashed up my backbox pipework and blazzed it solid - fit n forget!! Instead, I spent a chilly 1/2hr lying in the lane [up on the ramps] retightening bracketry whilst pushing the system up..... Silence restored 2sav
  13. I think I have linked this before..... https://www.newcelica.org/threads/conversion-to-the-295mm-avensis-brake-on-the-celica-photo-story.343568/ Worth investigating, 'breaker yard' upgrades are always the most cost effective... 2sav
  14. ..... aye, got mine! 2sav
  15. For the first time in forever.... I had one of the grandkids sitting behind me + wanting the window opened! That window hasn't moved since I got the car... She couldn't find 'her' window switch in the halflight so I swiped my master switch and ... Swoosh ... We're down! Imagine my embarrasment when it wouldn't ... Swoosh ... back UP!! I hopped out and, reaching through my window, I flicked 'UP' and pulled on the glass... It somewhat reluctantly buzzed upward to fully closed. A judicious squirt around the slider guides, with Halfrauds Silicone Lube, and a dozen up/downs has everything tip-top once more..... 2sav
  16. Err.... Not at those prices! 😵 2sav
  17. https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/88-91-Toyota-Carina-2-GL-XL-Rear-Boot-Tailgate-Spoiler-SALOON-Hatchback/273878576164?ul_ref=https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?ff3=2&pub=5575376664&toolid=10001&campid=5338268676&customid=Cj0KCQiAoIPvBRDgARIsAHsCw0-c28y_w1a0f4yJ-YXUFZopfRolFNS0sYbOyHjUeIVEajGCSfi5dQIaAoxoEALw_wcB&lgeo=1&item=273878576164&srcrot=710-53481-19255-0&rvr_id=2200701544953&rvr_ts=b63d285316e0ad4cfbc376f5ffed6626&_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1&ul_noapp=true&pageci=b2c9cca9-cfe9-41a7-a1a6-4103af8f4dbd Bit pricey...... But a bit 'unobtanium' at the same time. To think how many of these have been crushed.... 2sav
  18. This is SERIOUS $#1T!! YouTube has 'come of age'.... Into a 'new age' >>> we are all the poorer for having choice filtered through lawyers/litigation 😞 2sav
  19. As someone 'creating Utube content' are you concerned about change of terms, age suitability ? 2sav
  20. I recall [ohh... Lonng Ago!] a PR stunt with BMW. A TV show took a couple + kids (...presumably their own money!) out to the factory and the Mrs got to spray their initials on the 'body in white'. Cameras tracked the car and ultimately filmed the handover (... and bunch of flowers) and they drove off. I do believe BMW offered 'factory gate' collections... Them doing PDI & plates.... All good stuff.... Carry On 2sav
  21. Yeah.... No garage here. Terraced streets, so just the back lane 😕 2sav
  22. Poondland spray-greeaz [... and/or 'White cycle chain lube' - depending on what the supplier prints on the tin! lol ] is my weapon of choice for Sunroof bowden drive cables + door hinges...... 2sav
  23. Here we all are again <no, not insurance!> .... Got to run the dash clock 'all the way round' as we want to 'lose an hour' but digits can only be 'pipped' forward 😞 Ha ha 2sav
  24. +1 on 'pull/vacuum pump' drawing through fluid..... Watch the colour change at each wheel and you know every inch of pipe is renewed. 2sav