Stivino

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  • First Name
    Stephen
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  • Toyota Model
    Avensis T180
  • Toyota Year
    2008
  • Location
    Midlothian
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  1. That is how every thermostat works.
  2. I would try to get a new condenser. Unless the second hand one was in new condition I'd feel safer going new. It's a lot of faffing about only to discover that it isn't 100%.
  3. These have just arrived, the pads should be here later today so, guess what I'm going to be doing.
  4. I had one of those, it was as much good as a concrete parachute. Don't waste your money on it.
  5. If there's a leak in the system, the pressure will drop and the system won't run.
  6. It won't run if there's no gas in the system. You can switch it on, the switch might light up, but it won't be running.
  7. That looks perfectly normal to me. All pads produce dust as they wear.
  8. I'd go for the 2L every time. There's no replacement for displacement.
  9. Carbon Monoxide has no smell so it must be something else you are smelling.
  10. I was always told not to use dish cleaning detergent on cars as it is too aggressive.
  11. I've got a wee device that I made up. Basically, I bent it round a small socket using my hands. I'll try to put up a picture of said device, it's a very simple thing.
  12. Stick to the wheel and tyre sizes that Toyota designed for the car, they know best. Fit winter tyres in the winter if it would make you feel safer.
  13. 175 is not the profile, it's the width. If you're going to go wider with the width, you have to come down with the profile, which will have an effect on the suspension, too.
  14. I just happen to have one of these turbos. so, I've just taken a couple of photos. The maximum movement of the rod is 10mm.
  15. I used the big Sykes Pickavant tool to make the short pipe and the small flaring tool to flare the pipe on the car.