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  1. After that clean, take all the spark plugs out and turn the engine over a few times to be sure and clear out any liquid that got into the cylinders. Also handy to pull the fuel pump fuse or relay, first.
  2. Pretty much, yes. Some of them have the facility to plug in the reverse cam. I am not sure if they use that for rear recording, though. The units I had been looking at in Halfords were probably Nextbase ones, so check Halfords or the Nextbase websites for ideas.
  3. You can get double duty dashcam units at Halfords and other places, and some built into the rear-view mirror. Otherwise just think of where to mount the screen and possibly how to keep it out of direct sunlight.
  4. You can buy cheap aftermarket kits from Ebay, or more expensive ones of the same thing from Eurocarparts, Halfords and the like. However, reverse camera systems can be very cheap too, and worth considering as an alternative, especially in conjunction with a dashcam. Halfords can fit for you, for extra cost. Eurocarparts have a similar service, but using local independants.
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  6. You need to identify the fill and drain plugs on the gearbox. Make sure the car is level to fill it. Make sure you can open the fill plug. If you can't open that, do not open the drain. Once you get to that stage, put your oil drain pan under the drain plug and remove it. After the old oil has drained, replace the drain plug and refill the gearbox with fresh oil through the fill hole. Fill it until the oil just begins to weep out of the fill hole when the car is standing level. Replace the fill plug. Check for leaks. Take a short drive using all gears and check again for leaks. Filling can be very awkward, you need to check that you can access the fill hole with your oil before you start. A funnel and PVC hose can be used to fill from above.
  7. I thought Konrad had large washers put on to help spread the load. Can't say whether they were welded or not, though.
  8. Have a look through this post for ideas:
  9. They generally all leak, just very slowly. He's probably of the opinion that it all seems to be normal and correct. Meantime, get an AC sanitiser along these lines: A new cabin air filter might be due too, depending on your service schedule.
  10. I don't see any impoliteness or disrespect from the OP, but I do see some in some of the facetious "answers" they received, Frostyballs.
  11. Is this all the time, or just from cold?
  12. paul9

    Battery Problem?

    I think they are the glovebox, front seats, rear seats and boot. I can't remember there being one under the bonnet.
  13. That would be the throttle body, at least that is what I assumed when I read the post. I don't think I like the sound of that garage mechanic, though.
  14. Properly check the fuel pump operation and pressure, also the fuel filter could need a change. You cannot reliably check a starter motor or fuel pump just by listening to them. If those parts are okay, the injectors may need attention. As to clogged fuel lines, my sister and brother-in-law had a Datsun Sunny, many years back. It had rust scales and flakes inside the fuel line which would randomly block the line and the filter, and prevent it from starting or running. So blocked fuel lines may be unlikely, but don't rule them out until you check.
  15. Clearing your browser cookies may help the navigation problem. The Captcha verification will always remain a pain in the bum, though. Maybe your cookie blocking settings are too aggressive?
  16. If your K&N filter is one of the oily types, the oil can get deposited on the airflow sensor and cause problems. Just a quick point to watch out for.
  17. Check for splits, holes, loose connections and other leaks or blockages along your air intake path. How is the idle? Is it only a starting problem, and does it happen hot, cold or both? I'd personally want to investigate the throttle body for cleanliness and operation, and ensure the intake air mass sensor is clean and operating properly. Use a proper MAF sensor cleaning product on that one and remember it is a delicate component.
  18. should have the information you need and a procedure. It is Toyota's official pay site, but the short duration prices are reasonable, download and save what you need and whatever else might be useful to you. Some of what you need could be on a free access part.
  19. My brake squeal went away when I took the caliper slide pins back out, cleaned up inside the holes, recleaned the pins, greased them again and reassembled. 'Twas my own fault for not cleaning properly in the first place.
  20. How could it ever NOT be an awesome idea? You might want to get the reg plate fixed, though, as an enthusiastic police officer or traffic warden could make trouble over it where you would lose the right to that number. It doesn't seem that anyone has bothered about it yet, though.
  21. More likely just changing the gasket would be fine.
  22. paul9

    New owner

    As far as I remember, green means DPF. That could be just the D4D sign on the engine cover, though. Not sure if the bodywork D4D sign is green.
  23. It looks very nice at least, but then so does your Corolla. It seems expensive, at least in UK terms, but I haven't a clue what typical pricing for the Maltese used car market is. I hope it is a good one for you if you buy it.
  24. Follow the pipework from the air filter box which should feed into it.