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    1999 T Avensis 1.8GS

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  1. thanx folks ,,, the rod thing was meant to be fixed to the other thing , got it sorted now and car runs alot better , you guys are gonna get tired of listening to me LOL i've got load of questions Thanx again for putting up with my VERY BAD descriptions
  2. hi all,,,, good luck trying to figure out what im talking about :) ok ,,, first things first, i have a 99 avensis gs with 1.8 7a-fe engine it has allways died a death after 3 thousand revs, i had been told loads of times that they were slow so i just i just accepted it , BUT after messing about with a THING i reved great all the way to 6 grand. The thing in question is what i want to know about, It looks like an automatic advance and !Removed! type thing with a tube coming out of the top and going somewhere under the inlet manifold It bolts on to the inlet manifold on the side nearest the cam belt it has a short shaft coming out of the bottom of it with a plastic roller on it (DOES THIS SHAFT MOVE IN AND OUT OF THE THING OR JUST SIDE TO SIDE MOVEMENT) My plastic roller is not rolling on anything , instead it sits to the side of a little lever type thing ,,, this little lever is what i messed about with , after pushing it all the way down the car ran like a train ( most power above 4 thousand revs) , but it worked its way back to the original position ( very slow acceleration above 3 thousand revs ) My questions are this What is the round thing with the tube out of one end and the shaft and roller out the other ???? Does the shaft move in and out of the round thing or just side to side ??? is the roller supposed to be on the edge of the lever thing and not scraping up and down the side??? any idea what the round thing will cost ??? im guessing that it IS an automatic advance - !Removed! type thing and that mines isnt advancing ??? all help welcomed thanks
  3. Hi all , only just found this board , i also have an Avensis 1.8GS (1999 ) with 50K miles on it , Its a great car but my only problem is the lack of oomph , there is no change between half throttle and full throttle , it feels choked almost . Got blown away by a 1.4 Astra , would a sports pipe and getting it chipped make much difference???? i could do without the economy if i had more grunt any thoughts on removing the Cat ??? bigger injectors , anything .
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