Chris81

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    Yaris T-Sport
  1. Thanks thats a useful site. What I don't understand is it how it lists several wheel/tyre options for the car. So my Yaris says 185/55/15 or 195/50/15 however if I were to fit either of these on my 15" t-sport wheel, the rolling radius would be different so wouldn't it knock the speedo out? I always thought the list of options equated to the same e.g. 155/80/13, 175/65/14 were exactly the same rolling radius, but obviously if there are multiple options for a 15" rim they can't all add up to the same???
  2. Does anyone know if corolla alloys will fit on a mk1 yaris t-sport without any spacing or offset or other issues? These are the alloys in question, a 15" rim, same as the yaris standard t-sport https://www.gumtree.com/p/wheel-rims-tyres/toyota-corolla-alloy-wheel-spare-wheel-15-inch/1138004382 I think these corolla alloys came with 195 60 15 as standard, so to keep them in line with the yaris t sport (185/55/15) I presume it's best to fit 195/55/15 to these corolla tyres or would that be a problem?
  3. Ebay just brings up a load of rusty old tat so I'm wondering if anyone on here has a set (or part of a set) of T-Sport alloys for sale. Buying new (at £230+ per wheel) isn't an option.
  4. It's good practice not to use the handbrake when you're leaving the car standing for more than a week or so. Just ask any breakdown service based near an airport. Call outs to hammer the back drums with a screwdriver keeps these guys in work.
  5. So the car was sold with a minimum 3mm on the tyres and 4000 miles later they were an advisory on an MOT. Sounds perfectly normal to me that they'd gone down to borderline legal limit in that time. Other than that, a paperwork error and air con (which may not be covered under the warranty terms). It's hardly cause to dismiss a whole brand. Your beef is with the dealer by the sounds of it, not Nissan at large.
  6. No need to overreact! No cheap belts. Genuine Toyota ones fitted by Toyota mechanics. It's just the way these cars are. And if they're glazed already then blame Toyota. You may have a point but if you ask a mechanic to check all those things you know he'll just laugh when you're back's turned and fit some new belts.
  7. Out of curiosity, is the auxiliary belt meant to do that or does it mean there's a problem with it? Well they're not designed to squeak/chirp/flutter, but they can do when they're cold. I had new belts put on mine a year ago but they soon began to chirp again when cold. Many many cars do it, as I can evidence in my work car park at home time on a cold damp day!
  8. Quite possibly the auxilliary drivebelt. Were weather conditions wet/damp at the time? Could you only hear it at idle? If you increased the revs to 2000rpm (ish) did it go away? Timing chains can rattle on older cars but yours is new!
  9. Is the heater control set fully to the Blue (Cold) setting? If so, is the warm air coming through when the car is moving? I had a similar problem on a Fiesta I once owned. It was a stuck heater control valve, although I've never heard of this happenning on a Yaris.
  10. Another reason not to buy a car with pointless gimmicky technology. Keyless-entry, stop-start. More-to-go-wrong.
  11. Chris81

    Hello.

    Cheers that's good to know. I bet your retired old neighbour is thinking about getting rid of it before it happens again. Ah the joys of second hand cars. Like a wise man once said to me, 'you're just buying other peoples problems'.
  12. Chris81

    Hello.

    Did he tell you what the problem was exactly? Was it the head gasket? I've heard of timing chain problems on the mk 1 Fabias (pre 2007) but thought this was sorted on the newer models. I can't imagine the dealer admitting it was a common problem.
  13. Chris81

    Hello.

    The 1.0 Yaris of that age is a 3 cylinder engine isn't it? Might explain the different engine note. As as aside, what are people's views on 3 cylinder engines? We're looking at the Skoda Fabia 1.2 12V around 2008/09 which makes 70bhp and is probably similarly priced to the Yaris of that age but is much more practical with a bigger boot and 5 doors as standard. 'Bigsmall' my eye!
  14. I've had one for years and I'd say quite a lot of parts are specific to the model. Exhaust and suspension is different to the lesser models. Pattern parts are widely available though so you shouldn't have any trouble maintaining it. It's got a lot more grunt than the 1.3 so I'd say go for it.
  15. Can you remap a normally aspirated car and expect any sort of gain? I thought re-mapping only had any real benefit in cars fitted with a turbo. If you want to squeeze a few more horses out of it you'd be better off trying to get it to breathe better, so look into air filters and exhausts. However, you're still only looking at slight gains, nothing significant.