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  1. Oh no, I think I'm busy in May... Marked in the calendar... A
  2. Coileys Wheels TTE Backbox Tuning Chip etc etc etc Keep an eye on THIS THREAD HERE! Share and enjoy! A
  3. Oh great, now I have to clean that last mouthful of coffee off my laptop... The Toyota Yaris - 4 out of 5 Product Designers prefer it! ;-) A
  4. I think you're okay up to B20 (80% dino-juice, 20% bio). There's a great forum at www.biodieselnow.com that nshould be able to help! I posted loads about this a while ago - it might be worth you searching for "biodiesel" under my username... Hth, A
  5. Best solution? www.scangauge.com Gives me more functions than I can possibly shake a stick at and sits very neatly above my steering wheel. Should be just under £100 and is transferable from car to car. Worth every penny! A
  6. Right folks... I have a strong suspicion that my car is going to get sold soon, and as a result I need the one pair of standard parts that I've sold - T3 front seats. If you have a set of front seats like these:- and want T-sport ones then I will SWAP for £50 by the end of next week. That's right folks, T-Sport front seats for £50 This really is a time-limited offer. The only flaw (bar the need of a light hoovering) is a small stitchmark under where the headrests go on both seats, but its essentially invisible. Caveats (those are like conditions...):- YOU must collect the seats or be in central Scotland (45-ish minute radius of Motherwell/Hamilton area). Seats must be swapped at collection. French Yaris owners should ensure they have the correct tool to remove the Torx-headed bolts. Purchase of at least one spare bolt from your local Mr. T is advised. If you don't have seats like the ones in the photo WITH side airbags then I'm not interested - sorry! A
  7. Yeah, but on a cost/performance/wear speed ratio there's little to beat them. They're not good in the snow (trust me, I know), but they're meant as summer tyres so its a bit like saying flip-flips aren't much use on a ski-slope... Unless you're anticipating much snow in the next 6 months you'll be fine. A
  8. Cheers! Yeah, its a bit of a rush trip sadly... I'll post up pics when I get back although I think I'll mainly be in an electronics and plastics factory rather than enjoying the shopping and nightlife! A
  9. Problem solved folks - they've been passed down through the family... Still wish I could go though :( A
  10. Why does anyone take a vehicle for a MOT without checking/replacing any lights first? It's the most obvious things to check. Plus, whenever you were out on the road you were driving illegally due to your car having defective lighting - if known. Totally! A 5 minute walk-around at most, less time if you have a helper. A
  11. Guess I might force myself to tag along... A
  12. Guys, I have two "Silver" level tickets for the MPH07 show in Birmingham next Saturday that I can' use as I have to go to Hong Kong for work (mixed and :D ) Really I need to refund my mum about £70 (they were meant to be part of my Christmas present) which is still less than they cost her and less than they are to buy now. This includes access tot he exhibition and the show, with really good seats. http://www.mphshow.co.uk/ This HAS to be done by Thursday so we can post them straight to you Special Delivery so they'll arrive in time. PM, e-mail or msn me if you're interested. Cheers Alan
  13. Any photos from todays meet Davy? I had mine, but there never seemed any opportunity really - travel Inn carparks and my driveway are not really conducive to arty shots! A
  14. Aye, that's what they all say! No, nice to catch up with Davy and Caroline and to meet Dave. We just gossiped for a bit, I had a shotty of Davy's Caroline's CTS-C (impressive machine - so smooth and civilised whilst effortlessly going like stink). Sadly Dave had to work, so the remaining 3 went for a drink and then a pootle around Lanarkshire before finishing up at mine for "refreshment"! A good afternoon - thanks folks... A
  15. ffs... even Ryan's busy! I'll be there! A
  16. Boooooring... I can for give the Mazda 2 its extra doors for the line of the front wings. Was stuck beside one for half an hour in a traffic jam last week and got plenty of time to analyse it. Shame the driver wasn't as sexy :-( A
  17. Probably the immobiliser... Its good practice to press the clutch anyhow - just in case you accidentally knock it into gear or the previous driver didn't leave it in neutral (although you should have checked, of course). A
  18. I would say that "slowest" was a relative measure - especially on the return! A
  19. The thing is, my Yaris is Japanese built but the bushes had perished within a year and a half. I don't understand how you say that the European sourced parts are not as good! Clearly the Japanese bushes are equally useless!! I believe I'm one of the very few people on here that can make an absolutely direct comparison between Jap & French - built versions of the same spec of the same model Yaris. The is NO difference in perceived quality- if anything the Japanese D-4D had more cabin squeaks - and no difference in how the cars sttod up over the first 16,000 miles and 8 months (as long as the Japanese one lasted, but many of you know that story...) French one is a pita to buy parts for though :( Also worth mentioning that Japanese 1.0S that preceded the diesels required front bushes at 40,000 miles and the current French-built one required front bushes at - wait for it - 40,000 miles! I'm sure that some of you will know far better than I though... A
  20. Bad luck Les! Its so easy to do in a lorry as you don't (well, I don't) want to be impeding the progress of the following traffic - especially when you're only meant to be doing 40 on a clear single carriageway :( A
  21. I believe it is possible on T-Sports, but its so much easier to use a reader. There's a list of codes and stuff here:- http://tinyurl.com/2zp9tb If you do a general search on here you should find posts about the "diagnostic paperclip". A
  22. Yeah... Sad one this. Thoughts go - of course - to his family and friend and those of everyone aboard. A
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