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  1. We will have to see what the actual problem is because its not been fully investigated as yet. In order for my local garage to get involved I would need to give them the go ahead to strip the engine and that'll cost me. I've got Toyota customer relations involved now to see what they say and they've given me the 1 litre of oil per 1000 miles which in all honesty is taking the mick.... The guy at my garage has quoted 800mls per 1200 miles is the maximum tolerated, supposedly said by the toyota technical team... So i'm believing my garage at the moment... So hopefully it will be investigated very soon so i'll let you know the outcome.
  2. No mods, completely standard car!!! mac12 your best checking the oil when you car has been standing for some time and when the oil is cold, that way you get an accurate gauge of how much oil is in the sump as it all sinks to the bottom. You also have to have oil between the two marker points (oh how I should have taken my own advice lol) Been to the garage that has my car today, and I asked them how often should you check the oil, so they consulted the toyota handbook.... Toyota specify that everytime you refuel the car you should check you oil levels... I think the term that you can use is 'well and truly covering their a*#e' Anyway has anybody noticed what kind of oil consumption their car does?
  3. Well the car has done 47k and is an 03 plate Last service was carried out a 42k and that was a 50k service, i've had the last two services done at my local Mr T which is Lindops (Wrexham) and Before that it was always serviced at Bentleys Warrington which is where I bought the car which had 24k on the clock. I think the general consences on the T Sport is its very unusual for it to have gone. I've heard of the 1 litre per 1,000 miles rule! The guy I spoke to at Lindops said that as far as he knew its around 400mls of oil per 600miles at the worst which should be tolerated As for the oil light, it came on at the time it happened, so I had no real warning. I think whats happened is the oil has gone to the top to push the cams up into lift but the oil has then starved the sump and hence dried up the crank... well thats my theory/thoughts
  4. Does this problem only effect the Avensis 1.8 or does it also effect the Corolla T Sport as well? Its just that mine has used 4.5 litres in 5,500 miles and now its seized the crank so I can't drive it at all. Toyota have said it probably needs a new 3/4 engine job. :(
  5. Hi guys and gals, A quickie really!!! How many of you have noticed your T Sports using oil? The reason why I ask is my CTS engine is knackered, i've run it bone dry by accident. It was serviced 5,500 mile ago by my local Mr T. Never had a problem with their work and the car in all honesty has never had a problem. But... over this 5,500 miles its used up 4.5 litres of oil which indicates a serious engine issue (in my eyes). I know it had been properly serviced because I do check levels after any servicing just to be safe... There seem to be no obvious signs of a leak either... so :( Has anybody else had similar problems and what was it due too? Thanx
  6. I looked into this a while back! The Apexi (from what i read about it) will fit no problem on to the Celica T Sport. Try fitting it to the Corolla and God help ya! The problem is the Celica has two ECUs! I don't know why it just has for some bizzare reason! The Corolla has the one, so the wiring loom from the Apexi kit needs to be moddified. This means it'll take more time and more patience oh and a shed load of cash. Benefits.... Well not much using standard cams!!! BUT... if you want to throw a load more cash at it try this MWR Piper Cams Its a little expensive but as you can see from the dynos the Power FC comes into a class of its own when you change the cams!!!
  7. plugs from the sounds of it! They iridium ones?
  8. 270 miles to a tank works out roughly between 22-25 mpg! depends on my mood for the week! Bad mood means 22! Not such a bad mood means 25 lol!!! Thats mainly b roads and dual carriageway driving! I should get more but i play too much! LIFT LIFT LIFT!!!
  9. I had the car tracked after i fitted the tyres. The original fronts were badly worn on the outside walls which coincides with the toe being out. One thing i have noticed. My (new only done 6k) front brake discs are cracking! I noticed this on the day i changed the tyres, but... i really didn't think that this was the culprit to the cars feel, only because i did not have the wobbly feel and the VSC kicking in with the old tyres. Thats why i totally dismissed it until you mentioned it and after driving back from work today. When i'm in a corner i can hear the pads binding against the disc! Now i know you do get some pad touchin the disc when cornering especially underload, but.. i'm noticing it squeling and part grazing. Now i'm not sure as yet the severity of the cracks on the other side of the disc, so when they are off i can see how much damage they've got and look for any signs of sticking pads. I'm having new replacement discs sent out from the manufacturer, problem is they're made to order so i'm having to wait till next week to get them. Another thing to mention is the brakes seem to be fading, and they do not seem to bite as well as they originally did. So fingers crossed this is the culprit, however i won't find out till the weekend after next. As for the tyres i'm not getting any vibration so balancing is ok i think. So all fingers are pointed at the discs, will have to wait for the new ones to see if it is though. If it is the brakes.... OHHH How blond am i gonna feel for not even thinking twice about the discs! As for slippery tyres, i have experienced this, its common with new tyres, you have to give them a few weeks/miles to bed them in. But... as my car is now limping on the brakes i'm not going to push the car (otherwise it will end up in a hedge), so will hopefully have bedded them in when the new discs are on. Rolley p.s thanx cfc for the pointers (as you can see i couldn't see the woods for the trees) lmao
  10. This weekend just gone i decided to fit my new Toyo Proxes on! In my wisdom I decided to put them on the back, and put the Bridgestones off the back onto the front of the car! My reasons were I'm heavy on fronts and I want Toyos all round for the summer! So thought bridgestones will wear nicely over the winter ready for playtime next summer! Anyway treads on the Bridgestones are 5mm at least, no deformation (from what I can see) and they are in good condition. My problem is this, the car now feels wobbly under load, VSC beeps on corners for no need, the car seems to be trying to correct itself a bit as when in corners I can feel it taking power away from the wheels then i get a surge and the power comes back, meaning I have to fine adjust the cars position on the road (obviously TC and VSC again)! It is also pulling to the right, not as bad as it was on friday when i changed the tyres cause I had the cars alignment/tracking done on Saturday, I did this thinking it might solve the problem. Its helped a tiny bit but its still uneasy up front! I've narrowed it down to the tyres (obviously)! Am thinking about getting them balanced, yet i don't get any steering vibration! Does anybody have a clue as to why it could be happening? Rolley
  11. Standard T Sport can be run on Unleaded 95, Super Unleaded 97/99 Ron! Super is better as it improves throttle response.. well I believe anyway! Compressor T Sport should only be run Super Unlead 97/99! A quick note about the compressor if thats what you are looking to purchase! The lift isn't noticeable, it is present but the power is applied smoother than a Standard T Sport due to the Compressors supercharger!
  12. I suffer from this as well! Not the car pulling to one side! But the excessive wear on out side shoulder of the tyre! Many people have told me its down to cornering hard! Which in all honesty I know of a few junctions and corners that I literally have the car on edge, or wheel spinning! So that probably justifies my problem! If thats the case you'll never have perfect tyre wear! I have also been told that Traction Control can scrub tyres, but can't see the logic in that one at all! If anything it should be the other way round! Anyway thought I'd add it in cause not sure if it is valid! As for pads! Its highly unlikely that your pads will all wear evenly! They should be with in a few mm of each other say about 5mm! As a guide anymore I would suggest a possible problem! Under inflated tyres can cause excessive brake pad rub during braking! Another thing to watch is the caliper slider that the pads sits in! When you take the slider off to fit new pads check that the rubber mounts are not perished and they are free to move! Check this post as I had this problem! Gives an indicator to where the problem is and if they are how to solve it! If all possibilties have been looked at and you don't tear ***** it round to scrub tyres (like i do, lol) I would suggest tracking/alignment! You can't do a four wheel alignment on the CTS as rear axle is a beam! But take it to a place that does laser alignment/tracking! I think they are more accurate! Things to watch out for! If you have different suspension or coilovers the standard settings for the car will be wrong! so go to a competent garage that will adjust to what they think is best! And one last thing... When i had excessive wear on the inside of the front tyres I went to get it tracked. The bloke who did my tracking said because the tyre was wearing in the way it was, it will continue to wear in the same fashion because the tyre has been forced into that shape! So as a rule of thumb when fitting new tyres your best getting it tracked at the same time to prolong its life! Hope I've helped! Rolley
  13. Wise choice going for the Elise R not the S! Next is how you would prefer the power to be delivered! The Europa will deliver it a lot more calmer I would have thought as the turbo will give it a lot of torque! The Elise will make you realise how much you value your life when you hit lift in a corner lol! But obviously it would be more fun, but you'll have to keep changing your boxers regularly as accidents may happen! To help here is a simple equation to work out if the Elise works out better for you! Take the price of the two cars Take an around figure of how long you are likely to have the car Then work out how much it costs to wash your underwear due to accidents Multiply the above by the amount of journeys you will have in the given time that you will likely have the car! With the total you then need to add it on to the elise and see how much the difference between the Europa and Elise will be! lmao I think thats a good equation :P I wear under pants not boxers lol You will need to adjust your equation to include the lack of drag with undies! lol :P
  14. I quite like the Auris T180! I would buy one but at 20k its a bit steep for me! Plus if i'm honest I quite like the Seat Leon and Ibiza Cupra TDi! Again its a VW engine lol! As for finding the VW Golfs max torque I never got much chance to fly around in it, so could not redline it to see where it lagged and where it kicked! All I know was just tinkering around it pulled well and made me think there was a lot under the bonnet! Its a close match to a CTS but its the opposite side of the spectrum as its all low engine grunt, where as you have to thrash the pants off the CTS to go like stink! Diesel is the way to go I fear! lol
  15. Wise choice going for the Elise R not the S! Next is how you would prefer the power to be delivered! The Europa will deliver it a lot more calmer I would have thought as the turbo will give it a lot of torque! The Elise will make you realise how much you value your life when you hit lift in a corner lol! But obviously it would be more fun, but you'll have to keep changing your boxers regularly as accidents may happen! To help here is a simple equation to work out if the Elise works out better for you! Take the price of the two cars Take an around figure of how long you are likely to have the car Then work out how much it costs to wash your underwear due to accidents Multiply the above by the amount of journeys you will have in the given time that you will likely have the car! With the total you then need to add it on to the elise and see how much the difference between the Europa and Elise will be! lmao I think thats a good equation :P
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