JobCF

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  • First Name
    Job Chithalan
  • Toyota Model
    Corolla 2.0 D-4D T Spirit
  • Toyota Year
    2004
  • Location
    Sussex
  1. Thinking of using it with a D-4D T Spirit [116ps] 1CD-FTV 1995cc Turbo Diesel engine Thanks!
  2. I have eight bottles and an aerosol can of Autoglym cleaning, waxing and polishing products. They are eight years old but were kept in cool conditions. Would they have deteriorated so much that it is better to buy new? Thanks!
  3. Hi 'oldcodger' Mobil website (lubes.mobil.com) has an 'oil selector tool'. The Mobil 1 FS 0W-40 came up for this car and engine. I am changing from their previous synthetic oil recommendation, the Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30. Key fob batteries, I found out the hard way! The first-day engine started I drove it for about 30 miles. Next morning the engine won't start! Cranked it over about ten times till the battery died. I thought the 6+ years old diesel blocked the fuel filter. After three hours of work over two days, it was found that fuel is pumping out and it was clear. Having got to the pump, I changed the fuel filter anyway. Then I saw a YouTube video about the key fob batteries and bought a pair of lithium batteries for 72p at Amazon. The car started at the first crank! If only 'oldcodger' had reminded me last week, I would have saved a lot of time. lol
  4. Brake Fluid Tester measure the resistance across two electrodes. The resistance change as the moisture content increase. It has LEDs that show percentages. There are some YouTube videos that demonstrate the Brake Fluid Tester. I will soon be changing the engine oil from Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 to Mobil 1 FS 0W-40. For gearbox, only inspection is specified in the Toyota Service & Warranty booklet. I bought a new battery about 3 years ago but did not get around to fitting it. I left it connected it to an automatic battery charger and it has been on trickle charge ever since. Gunson Battery Checker is showing full charge. Engine starts in about 3 seconds. I no longer have a ramp to reach the oil drain plug. Stedmans Garage in Worthing has agreed to change the oil, brake fluid, the coolant, do some other checks and do an MOT test. Would be nice to get this 15 year old Corolla back on the road. Fingers crossed!
  5. "Thank you all for your comments. The car is a 2004 Corolla 2.0 D-4D T Spirit [116ps] Brake Fluid Flush and DOT 4 fluid at 50,439 miles on 7 Dec 2011 Mileage now 51,150. (The car was off the road and garaged for over 6 years.) Brakes work okay without and sponginess. Waiting for delivery of a Brake Fluid Tester that indicates water content. Will report back.
  6. Thanks, FrostyBalls for pointing this out. eBay sellers describe the Motul DOT 5.1 as "Long Life" I was misled by that! 😮
  7. Gerg DOT 5.0 is silicon based. DOT 5.1 is Polyglycol base; same as DOT 3 and DOT 4 Motul describe their DOT 5.1 brake fluid as, "100% synthetic brake fluid on polyglycol basis for all types of hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems in accordance with DOT 5.1, DOT 4 and DOT 3 manufacturers’ recommendations. Specially designed for anti-locking brake system (ABS). "
  8. Oldcodger, Thanks! I bought a Gunson Eazibleed in mid 80s when I had a good home workshop. Moved home four times since. Have to have a dig around. Still got their Colour Tune, Carb Balancer, Tappet Adjuster and Battery Checker. Great products! Checked the fluid in the reservoir today. It is still golden in colour. About 500 miles after the last fluid change, the Corolla was garaged for over six years. Toyota is offering Essential Care Service and MOT for £90. Seven of the items in the service content has already been done. So I will ask them if they can include brake fluid change.
  9. I use my Corolla D-4D less than 4,000 miles per year. Never in some years. I don't have facilities to jack up all four wheels. Garages are expensive and can be unreliable. Is changing brake fluid every 2 years necessary? Motul DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid claims to be "Long Life" but do not specify how long! Your views, comments and brake fluid recommendations will be appreciated.
  10. Hi all I used to be a member for many years. Could not recover password; so joined again Stopped using my 2004 Corolla 2.0 D-4D T Spirit [116ps] about six years ago. After fitting a fully charged battery and a few checks, the engine started after cranking for only about 5 seconds! Discs were rusty but it is cleaning up as I drive. Mileage is only just over 51,000 miles, no body rust. Looks good for another 15 years!