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Darren Carthy

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About Darren Carthy

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  • First Name
    Darren
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    Celica
  • Toyota Year
    2004
  • Location
    Kildare
  • Interests
    Car Restoration

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  1. Once the wheel has been removed and the car jacked up you can remove the 2 bolts located at the back of the break caliper which attach it to the hub assembly. I suggest loosening both and removing the bottom (shorter bolt) first, then moving the caliper to remove the top (long bolt), which can become obstructed by the spring on your shock absorber. I also suggest using the closed end of a 14 mm spanner, most socket wrenches struggle for clearance. The location of the bolts is illustrated in Figures 1 & 2. Let the caliper rest on a box underneath the car, do not let it dangle as this may d
  2. Hi Dan, Had a similar issue with my 06 avensis, It could be the starter motor but not 100 percent, So to check if its the starter, you sit in the car and try to turn it over, as you're doing that get a mate with a hammer to tap the starter (not too hard but hard enough to give it a bit of a knock) you can do this from the top of the car, no need to get underneath. If the car starts up then you'll need either a new or reconditioned starter. New one is 300 quid, recon is about 80, Hope this helps, Darren
  3. Hi all, I've been thinking about some potential modifications to a T25 avensis and I was thinking about the ins and outs of swapping the inlet manifold from my 1.6 VVti engine for the 1.8 manifold and injectors. (Which I believe are bigger/have different spray pattern?) I was considering doing this in conjunction with a K&N panel air filter in the standard air box to squeeze a few extra HP from the engine Has anyone done similar work in the past and noticed a difference? Kind regards Darren
  4. Hi avensisd4d786, I swapped both my rear doors for doors with electric windows, It's much easier to swap the whole door for a door from a donor car, it's a straight swap for your old door, however i havent investigated the driver controls myself so very interested to know if its a supported feature on an entry level wiring loom I managed to pick two up in a scrap yard for 120 euro, well worth it in my opinion, Kind regards, Darren
  5. HI Konrad, Thanks for the link, on paper the diesel and petrol suspension parts are identical, I was hoping there would be some difference so I cold justify purchasing the springs/shocks from a larger engined model but unfortunately its not the case, I've found a set of 25mm lowering springs from Eibach that offer a progressive spring rate and are suitable for standard shocks, I think i'll give these a shot, Thanks for the reply, Kind regards, Darren
  6. Hi all, I'm looking to up the spring rate of my 2006 1.6 VVTi Avensis, i've been told by a veteran that the 1.8 model came with a harder set of struts, after examining the part numbers however, I cannot find any difference between them, Can anyone advise on a harder toyota manufactured suspension to suit the avensis? I don't want to go after market unless absolutely necessary Kind regards, Darren
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