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m456an last won the day on November 5 2018

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    avensis 1.8 vvt-i t3-s , yaris vitz 1.3 vvt-i 2005
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  1. My 2007 but u want 2014/15 diesel, petrol only had one real problem, that was the starter motor 3 or 4 years ago right after I bought it and it cost less then £2000. Reconditioned starter just cost £60. Then there was a problem with the revs going up which was solved by cleaning a filter which has a complicated name. Also my 4 year old made some very large scratches on a back door, seriously large and deep scratches. That was a crazy touch up paint job. But looks OK now after using wet sanding followed by menzerna 400, this is the only recent problem I have had. But the main hint of this post is that you are less likely to have problems with an older petrol car.
  2. If you do buy a wheel bearing make sure it has the abs. I did buy a cheap one from ebay with no name for about £30, the Abs worked though but the next year got a mot warning about wheel bearing noise. So I got a more expensive wheel bearing with a name on it, blue print that I ordered from amazon. Now the car is quiet as a mouse. If this wheel bearing has already been changed, you may be able to get it out yourself. Also if you have a drum brake, you can service that. Simply spray it with a degreaser and pour got water over it. Then add grease, the wheel should spin twice. Or the drum brake may need adjustment... If you do not have drum brake ignore my last few sentences.
  3. OK I stick with the original pink formula. Many thanks for the replies.
  4. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicAdvice/comments/4qoyb5/how_to_dispose_of_old_antifreeze/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
  5. Has anybody tried this coolant, I know it is good for aluminium which vvt engines use, and is neutral for plastics and rubbers. Though I did put pink coolant (hoat) in my avensis and yaris 3 years ago. I got 10 litres for £15 from ebay. Maybe I can use it is a base solution for a driveway cleaner cocktail. Which is fun to make. As Oat stands for organic acid technology. Thanks in advance.
  6. If he changed the clutch, he probably would have put in new clutch fluid, a garage might have put the old stuff back in. Now the next thing is a partial gear oil change, if you do a full oil check change keep the old oil. Then after that get denso iridium tt spark plugs, they are good for over 100 000 miles, read the reviews on amazon. Com, they make the car also more economic, especially with gas prices going up, and the new E10 being less efficient.
  7. I just used the front hub thing on the rear held it with one nut, hard to get 2 nuts on it and just hit it with a dead blow hammar. I also loosened the rear brake as it was a bit stiff, now the wheel turns 2 and a half times if you give it a push:
  8. You get free coffee, I had to replace an airbag. Then I got a letter for a new improved airbag, I did not bother with that. But for me it was an escuse to take a walk to a McDonald's store. Then expect a lot of junk mail about buying a new car, still getting them mm! Even had a phone call one or two years ago.
  9. Remember to keep the old gear box oil. As a plan B.
  10. m456an

    2ZR FE

    I think it was fixed, my avensis is 2007 no problem. Or my 2005 yaris, I dont even think the yaris even had that problem. Though I am getting a little lazy with oil changes, as I do low miles and cars are still quiet. Though have to empty my old oil container as still painting the garden shed with it.
  11. I did get Shell Helix HD8, for £29 from Amazon 5w30. Though it is not a recommended oil because it does not meet old standards but it meets the new standards which exceed the old standards and it is proper fully synthetic. Though price went up after I bought it to about £38. I have the pink coolant there is enough for 2 cars. What I hate is that it takes a while to go into the system maybe 2 weeks. I used the iridium tt for both of my cars though I bought it from green spark plugs, they are supposed to last over 100 000 miles.
  12. Even though I failed to take it off and took it to garage with the cheap no name bearing it was a success. Because I did service the drum brake, changed the rusted nail that holds the spring, also greased it. Cleaned the drum plate cover (these rust very easy even on Yaris with a few years) with a metal brush connected to a drill, then painted it. Though got a rear brake imbalance just passed a couple of months ago. But feeling more confident for 2 reasons, 1 it was changed a year ago and the garage did say that they struggled to take it off, 2 I used a dead blow hammar to hit the bearing from the back with a socket extension, now I have updated the hammar to a heavy lump hammar.
  13. Have you changed any of the rear wheel bearings? If yes, it could be the new wheel bearing. If no I would simply try to clean both rear connectors they come out with a small screwdriver. Spray them with contact spray, then put some dielectric grease on them.
  14. OK I get it I cannot use it on rear. But I should be able to put in on and hit it with a lump hammar. I also have a heat gun bought it to get the heating element out of a very old electric boiler, that was not a success. I can use that?
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