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  1. thanks again gez, really helpful info, if its still available on sunday, I am going to look at it, the MOT history looks great, and if the build quality on a par with my avensis, I can't see me having many problems, cheers dave
  2. fine, but I was just asking for some general advice, thanks gez, it is a facelift model, appreciate YOUR help dave
  3. Hi Folks In addition to my trusty Avensis which I discuss in the forum, I have seen a quite tidy silver Celica locally, 84 k, good service history long no advisory MOT, I am quite tempted, what should I look for (apart from a noisy exhaust, see my other post!) thanks Dave
  4. Well, I had it sorted last Thursday, the exhaust was holed in the rear and middle section, the rumbling was a duff n/s front wheel bearing and it needed two new back tyres, they were, I think, the original Bridgestone Touranzas, and were well gone. So total cost was £571, hopefully the CAT section won't go next, but, bearing in mind the car cost me a grand last July and apart from an MOT and a Toyota silver service, it has cost me nothing and been all over the country, (just back today from a 500 mile round trip), plus commuting and all the rest, I can probably live with it! Will just forget about the alloys getting refurbed till next year Dave
  5. Thanks for this, will advise of outcome
  6. thanks for replies guys, much appreciated, I suspect I may go to my local decent tyre and exhaust place who have always been upfront with me, the exhaust is definitely holed, but I am just starting to wonder if there is something going on with the brakes, sounds like a rubbing noise but I can't place it, not overly loud, it was toyota serviced and mot'd in May with no issues, the brakes aren't binding, no warning lights, excessively hot discs, I am puzzled, the car just isn't as quiet running as it was, maybe it is all down to the exhaust? dave
  7. Hi Folks. My 06 Avensis seems to have holed its exhaust, it sounds, as far as I can tell crawling under it, to be coming from the mid point, rearwards after the CAT, it is blowing on tickover/blipping throttle and today on a run, there was a constant drone on the motorway, and no, it wasn't the wife! Has anyone had one replaced lately, if so, where and how much? It has to be done, but having had an interesting experience with my wife's fiesta on the dealer v aftermarket parts front, I might get it done by Toyota unless it is massively expensive, any advice appreciated, thank you. Dave
  8. thanks, you would think then that all the lube sprayed around would have worked its way into it!
  9. I think this is actually totally relevant Gez as the creak is back today, (although a lot quieter), I am just going to live with it, with fan on I can't hear it, and I don't have ramps or the inclination to be lying on ground in winter trying to sort it, glad to know it's a common annoyance! Dave
  10. I just used your tip today to cure the creaking pedal, thank you!!
  11. Subsequent to this morning I did some more searching and found even more helpful advice on this forum, I took a members advice from way back and bought a spray can of lithium grease, taped two spray tubes together to get round the limited access and ( with the help of a head torch to see what I was doing), got a good spray of grease into the actuating rod tunnel, and it's fixed. I don't think my back will recover quickly from the contortions, and it is really awkward to access this bit of car, but pleased it's sorted, it was just getting on my nerves with such a well made car to have this noise. Thank you Dave
  12. ok, thats very helpful, thank you, I will just live with it, I figured it must be hidden away somewhere if the WD didn't get to it dave
  13. This is a silly thing really but my clutch pedal keeps creaking, I managed to contort myself into the footwell yesterday and sprayed all the visible springs and mechanism with WD40, it's better but still doing it! Anybody had the same problem, it's just annoying as rest of car is so silent!
  14. Hi, I'm a great believer in forums, so wanted to introduce myself, I have recently retired and have just come to the end of my PCP deal on a Golf R, absolutely amazing car and loved it, but needed a runabout, my old man always had Toyotas, and I came across this one on ebay, it has had one owner, 83K miles, full Toyota service history inc full gold service on 4/4 with MOT and no advisories, I paid £1000 for it, what do you think? Only thing it needed was a tyre as front o/s wheel had been kerbed and tyre was showing the cords, so I got it re aligned and new tyre and garage thought it was a really good buy, took me a while to figure out the sat nav gizmo was under seat though! Cheers Dave