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    Yaris 1.33, Avensis 1.8 Valvematic
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  1. We recently moved from a Kia Estate turbo diesel to the 1.8 ValveMatic Avensis. Yes, as said tourque is lacking on steep hills, I just star the hill on third and keep it steady. The car is so buttery smooth otherwise and the ride plus handling is far better than the Kia, wife already loves it. Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  2. I think he meant use EBC pads and Brembo disks/rotors. Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  3. Just had this two months ago on a 2010 1.33, the total bill from Mr T was £280. They couldn't testify what was the reason for this fault. Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  4. Had these EBC on my Kia and hardly any dust came out, not cheap but long lasting. Mine was from their Ultimax range. No affiliation just good product imho Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  5. Correct, the very early Mk3 had it as an option when you bought the French built 1.33 manual or even with the auto cvt but this was quietly dropped in early 2012 I believe, I remember seeing one at Mr T dealership, I think most customers decided it wasn't worth it by that time hence these are very rare. Sent from my KOB-W09 using Tapatalk
  6. AFAICT Apart from Hybrids the S\S system was mainly mated to the 1.33/6 speed manual combo in the Yaris Mk2/3 and Auris. We have it in our 2010 Yaris TR and it has a mind of its own, I tend to disconnect it once I start driving. A bit of a useless item plus the battery can cost up to 30% more compared with normal ones. Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  7. I would call other Toyota dealers in the area and see if they can take it in for inspection. It is not on that they didn't offer a courtesy car but as said above it's probably due to the weekend. What type of warranty did you get from Mr T? Is it one of their 'approved' vehicles? Hopefully they will sort you out under the warranty, if it comes to the EPB my understanding is that a replacement is around£1.5k Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  8. Do you mean the air condition condenser? If that what you mean I would leave it to a professional. AC systems are pressurised, using gas that needs to be at a specific weight to the car model, some specific tools. Also it is against the law in Europe to let any gas go in to the atmosphere. Before I bought my T27 2010 estate the supplying garage contracted a specialist to fix the AC that wasn't working, after inspection they decided that the AC condenser was leaking badly and they replaced it. The supplying garage paid for this job which was around £300, where the part price was £90 alone, the AC is ice cold now.
  9. Thanks, forgot about this act. In the meantime until I go to the supplying garage followed Konard's treatment with the washers. Before and after pics below. Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  10. Hi Konard, Do you mind uploading a photo showing where you put the washers? I bought my 2010 TR Tourer 1.8 with 115000 miles two weeks ago from a local dealer and although I did read abut the cracks problem before buying when I checked I did not spot one. Only after finding some photos here I had another look and yes the driver door has this crack near the bolts. All the other doors are fine. The car has full main dealer history (Toyota Bristol North) and the selling dealer warranty is only the 3 month mechanical failure so I don't think I have any chance of this being looked at by them or by Mr T. I only paid £3.5k for the car which is otherwise like new. I believe the QC on doors in Toyota might not be up to scratch as on our 2010 Yaris the passenger door mechanism had a complete failure last year refusing to open. £245 handed to the main dealer to get this sorted.
  11. Yep, problem solved by taking the SD out, now what will be a good mobile phone holder for the Avensis? Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  12. I'll give it a go, if it's that simple I'll leave the card permanently in the glove box. Thanks Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks, do you mean the Mode button on the steering wheel? This changes the source i.e from AM to FM etc' I had a look at the manual before and on page 176 there is a function to get the audio to stay on the screen, problem is, it doesn't really work hence my query. When setting the screen transition from on to off, the audio screen will stay on for the duration of the drive but once you turn the engine off, when you start again the dreaded map is taking over again (even though the transition option is still set to off in the info menu). Sent from my KOB-W09 using Tapatalk
  14. Is there any way on the TNS 510 head to switch off the map view and fix it on the radio stations? If I need to use a sat nav I use the excellent Google maps and Waze on my phone so only really need the audio display all the time not the maps. Sent from my KOB-W09 using Tapatalk
  15. I am finding it difficult to decide which roof bars to select as my old Thule will not fit the rails system in the Avensis. The difference in price is not great between the original Toyota PZ403-T6611-GA or some of the lower grade Thule, is Thule better than the OEM? Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk