Jammacat

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  • First Name
    Jane
  • Toyota Model
    Rav 4
  • Toyota Year
    2003
  • Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Jammacat

    Something for free!

    Really appreciate your help and great to have the photo of the right shape with the scallop cut out. I will order some from Ambassadors today!! Absolutely smashing many thanks!
  2. Jammacat

    Something for free!

    Hi very long shot, but my new love, my 53 plate 3 door RAV has no mats. I'd be happy to buy these if they fit my car. I had no mats when I bought my car so I've nothing to compare to go on.
  3. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Mmm 5th gear has a little vibration. Is this a urgent fix or is this a fix that if done earlier would be easier or cheaper. Should I get it done right now? MOT due Jan.
  4. Many thanks gj, that's smashing, all I need to know, wow you looked after that well. I'd have bought it 😊
  5. I really appreciate that, that's what I'd like. If it were summer or better weather that's what I'd be doing right now because I've got no garage. So no risk with no protection at all for just one winter? Or if I get it terosealed will that steam clean off? Please, my last question, how do or who or what do I need to Google to find a professional sub frame service?
  6. Yes that worried me a bit ... How much did you pay for that if you don't mind me asking please?
  7. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Sorry I didn't see these and started a new thread like a silly wallly!!! So I have just seen your spectacular replies thanks for tagging me Philip. GJNorthill I really appreciate the comprehensive break down and I shall aim to find someone to do this next summer. For my recent booked in wire brush and coat I don't imagine they will be doing any of that. Is there anything I should ask them to do just for this winter in terms of places to ensure coated or parts to be removed to get to places to spray that are most essential. It's an £80 quote for a wire brush and waxoyl I don't mind to get it washed and dry beforehand myself and pay a bit more for this winter. Ant RAV That sounds really bad!!! Thanks for sharing I will be doing my best for my little car if I had the physical ability I would want to do it myself lol! (Scoliosis quite a bugger, and why this car means so much so lovely to get in and easy for me to drive and cute!)
  8. My new wee jeep!! Totally in love with my 15 year old dinky Rav4. I want to keep it for many many years Will do my best to make that happen. So I am a bit put of the Tetroseal, because although excellent, it is quite a gloopy mess. Next summer I want to get it fully rust treated I don't know if Tetroseal would make that job harder. Also I want a transparent sealant so I /my mechanic can keep tabs on what's going on. It has no major corrosion just surface corrosion check up on ramps. However winter is coming. I've been quoted £80 for a wire brush and waxoyl coat underneath. I don't really understand how it's done but I asked do they clean first they said no they woould wire brush it but I can wash it beforehand if I want to.... Should they remove anything like the wheels to make sure they get it fully coated? I think I prefer Dinitrol but they said they only use waxoyl, as I'm short of time weather wise should this be a problem if I want to get it redone with something else next year during good weather. (They can keep it in garage to dry for a few days which I thought was nice and cancel if weather is bad is no problem.) I really appreciate any brilliant advice and solutions!! You guys have already been really so helpful!! Loving my Little RAV sooo much!!
  9. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Yes waxoyl is well known but I have seen some not rate it so well (then prep and application is vital to get right) been looking at Dinitrol and my mechanic rates Tetroseal. The prep is the key, I'm wishing I was able to do it myself as I want a sterling job. I expect to do something yearly to keep it up. A whole new post me thinks!
  10. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    My mechanic is one of a kind very intelligent and honest. It's very rusty underneath though, do Toyota garages not suggest under/ sub frame protection at any service!!! I really wish I could repair that myself to some kind of perfection. I'd like to keep my car for a very very long time. Ill be working on that 😁
  11. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Thank you Ant-Rav, yes there was some surface corrosion it was inspected up on garage ramp raise up thingy wotsits. At 15 years my mechanic said it's as good as any you'll see of that age, need to coat it before the weather turns and hope to get a few years out of it, so I bought it. No major corrosion anywhere. A little was taken off the price. I think we were both okay with it. The seller was genuinely sad to sell, having loved it for many years. It drives like cream on cream it reminds me of the best holiday I ever had in St Lucia bombing around in my first experience of a RAV. I love it so much. Thank you for your help.
  12. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Thank you so much for all your help so here is the specification RAV 4 VVti 2 litre. DECL/D manual 2003 registered Oct 2003. I just sat a fair price between the seller and buyer as a private sale. The MOT and service are due in January. So I don't want it for super cheap price just a fair price between my fiancee and his friend from school. However I think as I will want to get it full service and a new MOT when I buy it I don't know how much is a fair price. Evans and WBAC are quoting 1100 pounds it's way off what I'm expecting to pay. Thank you for your rough figures. Philip42h does this help more or still tie in with your figures? I really do appreciate your help please consider fair for both seller and buyer, we are all pretty nice normal people with no car buying selling experience. Our friend is very kindly bring the car to my mechanic tonight to check it over. I could sense nothing wrong when I drove around the block last night. I hate haggling but I dont want to feel a wally either. Many thanks
  13. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Thanks Frosty I had no idea how to check that. The paperwork does seem very legitimate. I'm wondering about the price a fair price for both the seller and myself the buyer as it is an old friend of my fiancee. I wondered if as it was a demo model that is why the reg doesn't register in price check websites. I tried Honest John and Auto Trader. My reason for buying this car is mainly it's easy to get in and out as I have a painful scoliosis and it's also a really cute car. I called Evans Halshaw they valued it for them to buy at £1100. Clearly that must be way below the value. I wondered if anyone can guide me what to ask my mechanic to check tonight. On starting it was a little smoky coming out of the exhaust but I am guessing that could be just because it had been sat for a couple of days I didntvwant and stare at it for more than a couple of seconds though. Many thanks for your help.
  14. Jammacat

    Advice on this RAV 4 please

    Thanks Frosty I had no idea how to check that. The paperwork does seem very legitimate. I'm wondering about the price a fair price for both the seller and myself the buyer as it is an old friend of my fiancee. I wondered if as it was a demo model that is why the reg doesn't register in price check websites. I tried Honest John and Auto Trader. My reason for buying this car is mainly it's easy to get in and out as I have a painful scoliosis and it's also a really cute car. I called Evans Halshaw they valued it for them to buy at £1100. Clearly that must be way below the value. I wondered if anyone can guide me what to ask my mechanic to check tonight. On starting it was a little smoky coming out of the exhaust but I am guessing that could be just because it had been sat for a couple of days I didntvwant and stare at it for more than a couple of seconds though. Many thanks for your help.