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crazyman50000

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  1. Happy Birthday crazyman50000!

  2. Sold it for £2,500 which is the same as that Network Q / Glass evaluation. Quick sale, no tax, 11 months MOT
  3. Solved it! Air filter had come unclipped. Clipped it back on, noise has gone!
  4. Mk2 aswell (aerials at the back, not a mk3 as the lights are the wrong shape)
  5. Only under acceleration. If you get up to 30mph in 2nd, take your foot off the accelerator - noise is gone. Stick your foot down, big horrible rasping noise that wasn't there before. Had a quick look under the bonnet and found an air intake pipe had come off the filter so put that back on, but the noise is still there and seems to be comming from the engine. Could the VVT-i be stuck in advance mode? Or is this something to do with the exhaust? First problem Ive actually had with the car =\
  6. Nothing in writing, it was a verbal understanding :( Checked all through the warranty, purchase agreements, receipts etc etc - no mention of anything to do with MOTs
  7. Stupid as it sounds, it could well be the solenoid - or relay on the headlights causing the problem If the coil is shorting, it's leaking voltage causing a short on the batter reducing voltage, meaning the central locking wouldn't work properly. Saying this, I wouldn't expect the car to start with that sort of fault First point of call would be to replace that solenoid, see if it solves the problem
  8. When I bought my Yaris from Mr T Wolverhampton, I was sold it with "free MOTs for life" This was fine - I had my first MOT done for free. Phoned up today to book it in for another free one and they wanna charge me 40 quid So I said "when I bought the car I was told free MOTs for life" They say "due to a takeover, that offer's now expired, but we can do it for you for half price - £27" What take over? Why wasn't I informed? Isn't this against the sale of goods act, as surely free MOTs for life should mean life - not one year!
  9. Standard 1.5 is what? 105bhp A turbo will probably see 120bhp easily. Super charger on top likely 125~130bhp At a guess of course. But I highly doubt a standard engine would take the strain. Toyota or not, you're gunna need to uprate the engine components before you even attempt it. Id love a Yaris 1.5 TSI with 130bhp+. It's a poor comparison, but a Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 16V Turbo (sporting) is 120bhp. Some have seen 190bhp out their 1.4s. With the right displacement and the correct tuning, 200bhp wouldn't seem out the question for a Yaris. The question is, how far will it go before something goes horribly wrong?! Next issue - handling. After 150bhp on FWD you're guarnteed to get torque steer. 200bhp and you will have a right game keeping it just in a straight line The Yaris is also top heavy and that amount of torque entering corners in a high car can only spell wheels off the ground and the increased chance of rolling it. It'd be fun to do and you'de have a truly original hot hatch. But at what cost?
  10. Aye, only effected approx 3,000 cars. Basically they used the wrong glue as you said
  11. Got a letter through the post saying my windscreen would need replacing free of charge due to a last safety check not being carried out. The result is - in a low speed crash, the windscreen can fall inside the passenger cabin. Had the car almost 2 years and they finally send me a letter?! I was shocked it took this long for em to realise
  12. Woman at Sainsbury's shed some light on it and basically said don't put the nozzle too far into the car It's a safety thing to stop you overfiling the car. There's some sort of monitor on back pressure from the tank
  13. I've seen 107 on the speedo in my 1.3
  14. Im interested - mine are currently a warning. If Im keeping the car after September Ill almost definitely want a set - as said - if the price is right. My current set won't have even lasted 2 years if they're replaced in September 2009. Any ideas what makes em go quicker? Too fast round bends? Speed bumps too fast? Harsh braking / acceleration?
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