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  1. 5 hours ago, Keith walshe said:

    Could you please advise where I could obtain a legible vacuum pipe circuit for a 1991 1.3 2e Toyota corolla automatic plus power steering .The car is fitted with the K type carb and unfortunately the diagrams on line are extremely hard to see. It would be great if I could follow a diagram or even better have some photos of the vacuum valves etc. I have a problem with the choke breaker and am not confident with the work carried out by the so called mechanic. I would be extremely grateful for your help. Where I live it is extremely hard to find anyone with carburetor knowledge. Many thanks Keith

    Have you Googled 'corolla vacuum carb pipes' [... or similar?]

    I have come across a few Utubes on replacement corolla carbs and one guy who has made a 'hand drawn/simplified map' of the pipes... possibly Californian emission spec!

    The US based 'ToyotaNation' forum has a vast section on corolla and a 'search' in it may throw something useful up.


  2. Today I popped the trim off above the pedals, looking to pick up on the wiring to install my 'plip locking' kit. The loom is very densly wrapped as it exits the door boot.... I couldn't see any way of picking out the locking wiring easily.

    Plan B : I think I'm going to run 2 wires up into the switch base >> these will take the signals down, through the door jamb boot, and then into the control box. Bit of a faff BUT no loom chopping!

    Do it all another day.... Bloominn freezing out!


    One of my sidelights went off - 5W T10 - luckily I found one in an old Ring bulb kit, from poondland. I had to twist the holder with an OE spanner, inserted behind the headlight void.. Horizontally.. as the space is bare big enough for a childs hand.

    All sorted now

    Anyone had long test of LED T10 type bulbs (not jazzy BLOO ones)?


  3. Further to my ongoing 'carb tune/refresh'....


    I popped for this MuchhoLonggo bowden Choke cable.

    I'm unhappy with how [I suspect] the autochoke is not always coming completely OFF. With a straightforward ON/OFF install there will be no doubt... and I can cut the choke almost immediately on straight running/non at all in warm weather.

    I will modify the T-pull on this, replacing with a button knob 🎱

    Piccies, as always....


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    Yesterday I found the car to have a fuel leak.
    It is the small bore tank return, from the mech pump.

    Thismorning, I dropped in to A V Taylor, Byker, 9AM...

    3ft 3/16" flexi fuel pipe £3.50
    2x 12MM screw clamps £1.50

    46555345495_c9bb698fed_c.jpg MOT garage @9:15 >> 20min wait +£10 *'xmas fund'

    £15 and home 👍

    Opinions were the old rubber hose was goosed.

    *and no, not DIY job as I hate fuel up my armpit!!



  5. Welcome, friend 😬

    Spoken like a man in two minds whether to sell his horse, having heard newfangled 'petroleum' was not easily sourced and then only in small tins from the chemist!

    I *wonder what happened to grooms?....


    *they all drive everywhere now