bill.belfield

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About bill.belfield

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  • First Name
    Bilk
  • Toyota Model
    Yaris Excel Hybrid
  • Toyota Year
    2015
  • Location
    Cheshire

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  1. bill.belfield

    Fuel additive performance boost

    Took my Yaris Hybrid for its MOT last week to the local Toyota garage. Passed, recommended fuel additive, £10 so said yes. Don't know what was in it but it goes like the clappers, smoother, quieter and a good performance boost. Has anyone else tried fuel additive and got the same result. Furthermore , can i get it in easily digested tablet form ?.. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    Yaris Hybrid owners, what MPG are you achieving?

    About 53mpg in the winter, 58mpg in the summer. I rarely turn the aircon off , the exception being pulling out on to the A628 at Woodhead Pass from Glossop towards Holmfirth where you have to eke out every single bit of horse power to avoid getting rear ended. Also, never turn on Eco mode, don't like the drag and muted urge. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    Warning Light

    Lucky you. Whenever it comes on in my Yaris it's the nearside front shredded by another pothole, last week was 3rd replacement in a year
  4. bill.belfield

    Flashing Key Symbol Switching OFF Car

    I have this problem occasionally with my 2015 Yaris Hybrid. Just go through the start-up and shutdown procedure and that clears it. When I first bought the car , had this problem in the first week , thing wouldn't stop beeping and flashing while trying to lock it. Turned out to be the spare key in my wifes handbag which was in the front footwell , take the spare out and all is well !
  5. bill.belfield

    USB port and a standard CD player

    Too much gaff in my opinion. Embrace the port and Mp3, my memory stick has about 300 albums on it. I'll help rip their CDs if need be.
  6. bill.belfield

    Yaris Hybrid winter tyres.

    Lived in and around the Peak District all my life, never had to bother with Winter Tyres. Been driving hybrids for 130k miles,behave brilliantly in wintry conditions. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. Its that time of year that i don't particularly like, it's not the rain, snow or ice, it's the inky black dark nights. My previous car, a Honda Insight Hybrid had terrible dipped beam, Osram Nightbreakers improved it a bit but they have appalling service life, blow after about 8 months. Has anyone got any suggestions to improve the Yaris dipped beam legally ? ,ie without fitting aftermarket HID's Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. bill.belfield

    2018 Yaris Hybrid Questions

    It took me a good few months and many miles to adapt from diesel driving (Honda CRV 2.2) to hybrid driving, and I won't go back now I'm 120k miles on. B mode is good but it's use is limited, I only use it on steep downhill to keep the brakes cool. ECO mode, I only use it on the winter and wet months, prefer the responsiveness over the extra 5 mpg out gives you. As regards hills, give it time and practice , eventually it will click and then it's a matter of keeping at or below the speed limit. Recently undertook a drive to Skye via Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands, took the hills with aplomb. Economy, I get 58mpg everyday and everywhere, could get more if I slowed down, turned AC off and used ECO mode, but 58mpg is good on my book after the CRV
  9. bill.belfield

    £295 full service?

    I too have a Sept 2014 Yaris Hybrid - nicknamed SLF , for Spritely Little F***er , only bought it in Feb this year at 27k miles, put 9k miles on it already. I know how much the next service is now, Thank you. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    Old Yaris Hybrid versus new smallish diesel

    I would choose Hybrid over Diesel every time, for exactly the reasons you state. There is something quite endearing about silent near zero emmision motoring, and the knowledge that Toyota's finest have produced a cutting edge motor and engine. If you drive within the limits and expected behaviours for UK motoring, the Yaris Hybrid is more than sufficient and capable. To date, I have done over 110,000 miles driving hybrids this last 6 years , economical and reliable for every mile. Full on EVs may be the future, but no competition yet to hybrids. As for diesel - blighted and damned to near extinction.
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    Yaris Hybrid RPM

    I had a Honda Insight hybrid prior to my current Yaris Hybrid. In both cases, determining the RPM at 70mph is variable with CVT gearboxes , dependant on the load. The Honda had a tacho, and would burble along all day at 70mph and 2500 RPM , get a bit of a hill and it would rise by 2000 rpm. Not missing the tacho on the Yaris , it's hybrid setup is way better and more advanced plus a whole lot more economical, the Honda though is way better on handling and startlingly quick acceleration in comparison.
  12. bill.belfield

    Yaris Hybrid flatspot

    Quick Google search Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. bill.belfield

    Yaris Hybrid flatspot

    I'll get some pics and details after the weekend and post to this forum
  14. bill.belfield

    Yaris Hybrid flatspot

    I rarely turn the AC off ,a colleague has the same model, he never turns his on and he gets 62mpg. He has had problems with rear discs delaminating from the inside out, anyone else had that. He's fitted ceramic discs. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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    Yaris Hybrid flatspot

    Excellent answer, thank you Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk