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About charlyjo

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  1. corolla alloys look good on a yaris lol
  2. Advertising for my sister in law a set of 5 Corolla t sport alloys, with 5 good tyres 4 kumo 2 with 4mm and 2 6mm the other is an acellera that as never been driven on The wheels are currently stripped ready for a refurb her husband runs the wheel specialist in Manchester so you can choose any of their standard colours, black, silver, anthracite,flash chrome etc Otherwise I think they are just going to be put back to the standard silver and put on eBay
  3. My dad as bought a auris tr 1.6 vvti and for whatever reason the engine cover is missing so he wants one if anyone as one Cheer
  4. toyota do there own that goes under one of the seats and a big wire that runs to the back of the headunit, that supplies all the power etc, ive got one in my car its not a big unit amp and speaker combined but does improve the bass, its no where near as good as the 12 inch sub box i had i another car, but you still have your boot
  5. nice put on here how it goes/went guess i was a bit lucky then no water on the internals at all, what vw did you get it of or was it on a shelf
  6. I took the bumper of and joined the 2 pipes together and put the bumper back on a drive the car around whilst I tinkered with it, just wish I'd took some pics of it whilst i was doing it but does take a while fiddling.
  7. they did struggle to find it had to tell them where it was if im passing one day might call in so i can show it them on the screen my local dealer is rrg in rochdale where we got the car from. the pump was a bit of a pain as i said 3 of the 8mm nuts sheared, i would think if you spray loads of wd40 fown the holes at the other end(mine had that much white corrision on it it looked like they didnt go right through) and use heat it would seperate ok, i used smaller allen capped bolts and nuts to put back together( i had to shave the sides if the allen cap on a grinding wheel so they sat flush on the casing), I drilled the broken nuts out from the rear with a 4mm on a press drill at work, then trying to get the shaft of it actually sheared nice and straight though right behind the fan, with this of i took the fan housing of 3 screws and manage to push the shaft out through another collar and the knackered bearing, (think if i'd of waited and used a bearing press at work it would have come out in one peice) this left all the brushes in etc, managed to disconnect the 2 wires to the brushes and undo the 2 7mm nuts and all the electrics will pop out to reveal the bearing, i measured the bearing with a caliper gauge it 8mm bore x 19mm diameter x 6mm width, whilst waiting for the new bearing to be delivered i drilled both bits of the shaft (straight through the little bit with the fan and about 20mm down the big bit) with the same 4mm drill on the press drill so it went nice and straight, and put a thread in the big bit with tap and die set. also i cleaned up both halves of the casings painted one side red(because i had no silver lol) and the back half black when the bearing arrived it just tapped into place put the electrics back in with a little black plate that goes in first screwed them down and soldered the wires back on, placed the shaft through the brushes tapped it through the bearing, used some gasket sealant to whilst putting the casing back together, when all this was back together tested it with a battery all smooth put the collar back on then the fan casing, the screwed the buts of the shaft with the fan on back together using loads of thread lock ( i also ground down the top of the shaft after the drilling to make room for the new bolt and washer so the top of the fan casing will fit. tested again with a battery all fine and turning smoothly, its now been on the car nearly a week with no probs, so hopefully last a long time lol, as it was already broke i thought why not take it apart....... whilst i was searching for a 2nd hand one i did just put secondary air injection motor on ebay and you can get some vw etc ones really cheap (£20-£30) that look very similar, and at the price of a toyota one was going to take a punt and make a bracket to fit one of them and see if they work.
  8. i usually do espicially afer buying all the service parts there last time (plugs, oil, oil filter, sump bolt washer, air filter, fuel filter expected to pay way more than i did),but i still knew it wouldn't be a cheap part that's why i took it to bits first, and once it was on the bench took the cover of where the fan is, tried spinning it by hand could see it was catching when it was turning, i then connected it to a battery, it made a right noise bumping and jumping on the bench, put it on the bench with a battery after the new bearing is in an all smooth :D like when the exhaust rusted through 275 for a back box 1200 for the other bit plus vat stainless made and fitted cat back 300 quid
  9. recently my check engine light came on, and using my odb2 scanner turns out its the secondary air injection motor, having read a few topics about a new one costing £800 and the car only being worth £2500 max and not really needing this motor, i thought ill just delete the fault (and unplug the motor) when it occurs every week or so, I have eventually got fed up with this now and thought ill get one of ebay or a breakers anway one of a celica on ebay was £300 another of the scrapyard that sold me the exploding driveshaft £120 (toyota breaker pimhole fold bury still avoid like the plague) so i thought ill take it apart and have a look the result a new bearing and some solder to solder the wires back on, all fixed and working again for under a fiver, I have rung toyota this morning to get an accurate price and they said £169 + vat a lot less than the £800 that i found on the net and a lot less than the £300 for a second hand one, but at a fiver i'm more than happy although 3 of the 4 bolts that hold the cover on did shear but we have a press drill where i work so i drilled them out and put nuts and bolts straight through.
  10. i got all my service stuff from mr t themselves, plugs, air filter, oil filter oil and fuel filter, was expecting to get spanked but thought id do it properly came to 96 quid for all original items was well pleased... they did say they had a sale on but i reckon they realise people just go and buy on ebay or local motor factors for cars this old (mines a 2003)
  11. hi, the wife as borrowed her sisters car, whilst ours goes in for the stone chips on the bonnet to be sorted, her drivers door mirror is loose where it folds back in to the door, can these be taken apart and be tightened up or is it a new mirror, the wife says its going up and down whilst driving and doing her head in..... its a corolla e12 1.4 cheers
  12. to get the light out you have to take of the front bumper cover, its some screws in the wheel arch and 10 mm nuts under the front splitter and a few clips under the bonnet, and it slides forwards, only takes 20 mins once you've done it a couple of times, if only the abs pump was a bit further back i can do the other side by taking the battery out..
  13. charlyjo

    Lpg Tsport

    Well after a few years of thinking about, and now with the mental petrol prices (and the wife being made redundant), we have had it done to our t sport, we did at first buy a d4d and was selling the tsport which would have sold but the clutch gave up the week it was selling, and as the wife did not like the d4d corolla and was moody everytime selling the t sport was mentioned. I decided to look into it again found a few places selling the kits to do yourself's the place that stood out the most the kit was £800 all in, so i joined a lpg forum, and found another place that was looking at £600 all in but there email came back in broken English and no phone number, but whilst on the lpg forum, found a place in Warrington that they all raved about, so gave them a call, now baring in mind that if id have fitted it myself it would need to be certified at a cost of £100 and anything wrong put right, they quoted £1160 all in with a 2 year parts and labour warranty and fully certified.. So first jobs where to do the clutch on the T sport, that took me a full day and sell the D4D which as luck would have it one of the wife's friends wanted it, Also took the full leather interior out of the d4d and swapped it over for the t sport interior let the wifes mate have £200 off for the swap :lol2: some pics the place took whilst they where doing the conversion the rear before the rear after gas tank underneath the gas tank manifold of and injectors Vaporiser engine bay back together it also as a flash lube/valve saver system fitted to it, before we was getting around 240 miles to a full tank around town about £65 on gas it takes £28 quid to fill the lpg tank and we are getting just over 200 miles, it still uses a little bit of petrol as it starts on petrol and switches over when the water temp is hot enough, i have to say we cant tell the difference in running on gas to petrol and wish i had done this years ago when i first started looking in to it, with the amount of miles we do this will pay for itself in 12 to 18 month's. And the big plus the missus is not moaning at me about having to get rid of her car :D
  14. maybe worthwhile getting a stainless one made, i had a cat back system done for our tsport for £300 all in and fitted from a place in leeds not sure of your location but he cant be the only place that does this, it was the back box that was rusted through on ours at the joint to the mid pipe, the mid pipe had also started to rust badly, Main stealer wanted 235 plus vat for the back box and £1300 plus for the mid pipe. i asked him for a price for my golf tdi at the time and said he could do a turbo back system so don't see why he couldn't do a full system for a d4d corolla
  15. I stopped taking our t sport to toyota when the wifes sisters car went in for a service and mot and came back with a list of faults and prices next to them, the main one being would reccomend new air filter, as this had just been serviced, i phoned to query this and was told they only change the air filter on the major service not the intermediate one, they had also given her the check sheet of what they check, brakes for wear, tyre tread etc , our car was booked in the following week which they where going to charge me £145 to change the oil and filter and a quick once over, that got rapidly cancelled bought a genuine filter of them £9 and got some oil (not the cheapo crap) from the local motor factors and did it myself, i hate being ripped of by garage's myself.