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Zincubus

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  1. Well it’s running nice and smoothly but there is just a very , very slight vibration when I rest my foot lightly on the clutch pedal ... Now apparently I shouldn’t be resting my foot on the clutch pedal in the first place it’s something I’ve done since I started driving about 45 years ago so it’s gonna be very hard to eradicate ... Thing I never noticed anything with the old worn in clutch ?!
  2. Hi peeps .. Just picked it up tonight .. They didn’t say and I forgot to ask but presumably we just drive it normally ?! Can we use it at 65- 70mph on the motorway or not ??
  3. Thoughts on price from a small local garage ?? ( in England)
  4. Hi It is manual transmission... clutch slip sounds most likely given it appears to be getting more noticeable... just recently. Would it suggest a NEW clutch or can they be adjusted? Any ideas as to a ball-park figure for a new clutch ?? It’s a small , local garage just two brothers and they tend to put on cheaper generic parts rather than Toyota ones . We only do 5,000 miles per year and it is 20 years old ..
  5. Hi ... a few weeks ago the Rav suddenly lost power and the engine raced for a split second .. I just thought I’d missed the gear or something . Anyways it’s happened a couple of times since but it was more noticeable today .. feels like a kinda random loss of power for a split second but then it’s fine . The engine is running super smoothly and the gear changes are smooth as always .. Any thoughts?? I have booked it in to our local garage for tomorrow...
  6. Intriguing.. I’ll be interested to see the suggestions Good luck anyways Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Only to say that we have a Rav4 2002 and it runs like a dream and still breezes through each MOT year after year .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Yep £150 each - even for 2002 Ravs !! I bought two generic ‘RAV4’ key cases off eBay for £4.99 then put the old key innards in them !! Tesco cut them both and put two new batteries in for a tenner each so we got two brand new keys for under £25 rather than the £300 quoted by our local Toyota dealers .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. It is .. Thank you so much !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Help !! I can only start new threads with a single post ... I can’t post ANY replies to ANY threads not even my own !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Hi Years ago we bought our first RAV4 Mk1 and I loved everything about it apart from it was a tad noisy inside .. when I had it in our local garage for a service and check up they did a few little things and one surprised me cheered me up as it came back so much quieter .. we could hear the music better and weren’t as aware of the road sound.. I’m sure he said it was a cheap part .. something like a steering gasket or whatever ?? Anyways our 17 yrs old RAV4 Mark 2 has started getting noisier and noisier ... any ideas what part I need fitted ?? Thank you !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Hey guys . We've got an O2 registered RAV4 ( 2 door ) and I'm wondering what to have the tyre pressures set at for a road trip around Cornwall and Devon , just two adults and we well be doing around 800 miles, I'd guess . I read somewhere that you can set them lower for a softer ride ( but lower mpg ) and higher for a harder , faster ride ( better mpg ) . We'd prefer a lovely soft ride but I don't want to wear the tyres out unevenly .... Any suggestions ??
  13. Hey guys . We've got an O2 registered RAV4 ( 2 door ) and I'm wondering what to have the tyre pressures set at for a road trip around Cornwall and Devon , just two adults and we well be doing around 800 miles, I'd guess . I read somewhere that you can set them lower for a softer ride ( but lower mpg ) and higher for a harder , faster ride ( better mpg ) . We'd prefer a lovely soft ride but I don't want to wear the tyres out unevenly .... Any suggestions ??
  14. Well I'd love to take the route of dodgy Internet explanation but I actually put a link to to the thread on my desktop and checked for replies every half an hour or so for a couple of hours but it suddenly came up with a reply saying something like page could not be found " or similar ... http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=login&do=process As an extra kick in the nuts there were ZERO replies from this site but thankfully MANY very helpful replies from the RavWorld forum .....
  15. I'm actually confused and angry about this situation . I started a thread a couple of nights ago asking for some urgent advice ..... instead of getting a load of helpful replies the tread was simpy deleted !!!!! What is the point of a Rav4 forum section if the thread like mine ... panicking threads - are deleted !!! I'd like an explanation as I'm flaming livid !!
  16. Last question . I've seen somewhere that if the lambda sensor is replaced when the engine is cold it can cause manifold issues !?? Anyone heard anything similar ? I could easily take it for a 15 minute burst on the bipass before I drop it off in the morning at 8.30am but if he starts the job a few hours later the engine will have cooled down again !?? Any thoughts ?? Sorry to be a worrier !!
  17. Right he's quoted £168 to supply and fit a genuine Toyota lampda sensor and £316 for two ( £20 saving on labour ). I've booked it in tomorrow morning to have ONE replaced . Thanks guys , thank you for all your continued help and reasurrance !!
  18. Right he's quoted £168 to supply and fit a genuine Toyota lampda sensor and £316 for two ( £20 saving on labour ). I've booked it in tomorrow morning to have ONE replaced . Thanks guys , thank you for all your continued help and reasurrance !!
  19. Thank you . I will see how much he quotes and then ask how much to have them BOTH done at the same time and save on labour .
  20. I've also read that failing to replace them can cause some kind of damage or mask damage being done to the catalytic converter .... Quote - " Note: the lower sensors do not affect the way the engine runs they are just there to monitor the function of the catalysts. The upper ones (sensor 1) provide feedback to the computer for mixture adjustment. If you are replacing the #2 sensor(s) frequently, depending on the exact trouble code, you may actually have a failing catalyst. In my cases both sensors were #2s and both failed due to an open heater circuits within the sensors themselves."
  21. Thanks guys .... Cars worry me at the best of time as I know nothing about them , that's why I got a Toyota - to avoid all the hastle !? Soooooo I'm not sure I could drive with the orange engine light on for much longer , as it is now everytime I glance across and notice it's on - I nearly get hot sweats !!
  22. Right guys that damn orange engine warning light as reappeared on the dash I've had it into the local garage again tonight and he's done another diagnostics test but didn't charge anything this time ......he's going to ring me tomorrow with an estimate for the repairs . He reckons it needs a new Lamba sensor ( one of the lower ones as the two top ones have already been replaced ) . He said that he replaced one of these sensors a few years ago and just the sensor cost about £200 although that was a genuine Toyota part but as mine is 12 years old he thinks he may be able to get a cheaper ( generic / off market ? ) sensor a lot cheaper ..... Still going to be the labour charge and vat on top though . Anybody any ideas as to what it's likely to cost us for this local garage to replace a Lamba sensor inc labour ??? Just a ball-park figure of course
  23. Right guys that damn orange engine warning light as reappeared on the dash :( I've had it into the local garage again tonight and he's done another diagnostics test but didn't charge anything this time ......he's going to ring me tomorrow with an estimate for the repairs . He reckons it needs a new Lamba sensor ( one of the lower ones as the two top ones have already been replaced ) . He said that he replaced one of these sensors a few years ago and just the sensor cost about £200 although that was a genuine Toyota part but as mine is 12 years old he thinks he may be able to get a cheaper ( generic / off market ? ) sensor a lot cheaper ..... Still going to be the labour charge and vat on top though . Anybody any ideas as to what it's likely to cost us for this local garage to replace a Lamba sensor inc labour ??? Just a ball-park figure of course
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