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    Matt
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    Rav4, Corolla Tsport, Urban Cruiser, MR2 and Lexus RX400h
  • Toyota Year
    2005
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    Cheshire
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  1. Just to cross over this thread, with roughly the same engine and management system there is a thread on the RAV4 section here that covers some of the common issues:-
  2. On my Rav4, after I did that set of injectors its been great ever since. I actually sold it not so long ago to a friend of a friend, who has done loads of trouble free miles in it.
  3. Just come back to comment, a couple of thousand miles down the road this is running great. Better than it ever has done over the years. I think the timing must have jumped a tooth a long time ago due to worn chain and top sprocket before it totally failed. Having spoke to other people in the game about these n47 engines, this was very common territory, BMW Mini, 3 and 5 series, Verso, Rav4 and Avensis all have this very common problem, some down at 40k miles, some make it to 100k miles.
  4. If the boot is used alot, like a courier or taxi or something, or some rogue has replaced the boot lid due to crash repair etc, then the common thing is to break a wire in the rubber gator bit near the hinges. Quick and simple thing to check if you are the sort of person who doesn't get along with a multimeter and wiring diagram. Also my verso has no rear lock on the boot as such, just an electric release button over the number plate. The boot does not really lock as such, so you will not hear it lock or unlock. Simply the electric release button is disabled when the vehicle is loc
  5. Maybe try pushing it down hard while someone tries to unlock/unlatch it? Sort of keep bumping it down while pressing the open button just at the right time if you get me.
  6. The advisory:- Nearside Rear Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c)) Offside Rear Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c)) You guys are possibly misinterpreting it. It would be better read as "corroded OR covered in grease OR other material" e.g. they have a plastic coating shield over them. So the tester advises them. He even put an advisory on to say he adjusted the internal headlight adjuster to position zero for the test. 99.99% would never even document this. I would say this is the most honest MOT tester i
  7. If the clutch is ragged, so will the dual mass. To not do it at the same time is madness. Labour will swamp the cost of the parts. I'd expect to pay about £300 in parts for both the dual mass and the clutch kit. Plus some oil and other little bits. Labour I would guess at about 11 hours. Whatever someone wants for that is their call.
  8. Continued.... only 3 lifters were not broken, the other 13 were all mashed So I painstakingly fished out all the erroneous roller pins and counted them to make sure non got away. Most of them only fell out when I put them in the tray but there were a few in the bottom of the head. So I found on ebay, a complete cylinder head for sale on ebay for £100 in birmingham from a 1.6 BMW Mini Countryman thing. It had all the rockers and cam assemblies etc. So cleaned all that lot up, and rebuilt it with those bits. Please to say its all put back together a
  9. When rebuilding it I noticed something didn't look right with one of the lifters.... on closer inspection of the cam assembly and strip down I found this:- But even worse was underneath!
  10. I read on a post somewhere about "why is my oil always dirty straight after a service" regarding these BMW engines. Well that is because when you drain the oil out the drain bung, the sump still catches about 1 litre of dirty oil!! The drain bung is not at the bottom, it is a very poor design. So after you change the oil with fresh oil, your still running about about 20% dirty grim oil 🤐 Approximately 25 man hours into doing this job and its not fully put back together! All 3 chains, guides and tensioners are on, flywheel, clutch, gearbox is back in, driveshafts, mounts
  11. This is the main culprit on my Verso 1.6 diesel, it's the top cam chain pulley. It has no teeth left! And the tensioner is extended to its maximum. When I take the gearbox out over the next few days I will post more pictures.
  12. Painfully the Toyota Proace van is a Sevel Nord Peugeot Citroen that is a complete !Removed! too. A rebranded Citreon Dispatch / Fiat Scudo / Peugoet Expert / Vauxhall Vivaro. It's not doing good things for the Toyota brand, and Toyota are selling less of this size van than ever before.
  13. These 1.6 diesel engines are a bum deal. BMW laughed all the way to the bank off loading them onto Toyota while BMW moved to the B47 in all its cars. There is a lot of hype about how Toyota totally reworked timing chain gear, but its all bull. If you buy an aftermarket timing chain kit for one of these Toyota's like a Verso, Rav4 or Avensis, you will notice the timing chain kit is exactly the same as the BMW kit. For example, look what this kit fits on the list:- Included in the kit are the following items: 4 Guide Rails 86 Link Chain
  14. There is no option to select non of these! I didn't delude myself into buying a hybrid to save fuel or save the planet. I couldn't give a hoot about the MPG, how it compares to other peoples MPG's or how much CO2 i'm making.
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