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  1. The stuff to fix this is "Captain Tolleys Crack Sealer". It is a boating product that is a thin milky liquid that seeps into the crack with capillary action and sets rock hard and seals the leaks. You keep applying it until no more disappears into the crack and it is done. I used it on my Avensis that had cracks in the boot guttering and it worked a treat, also used it on boats to seal cracks. Magic product.
  2. My 04 Yaris similarly had an MOT advisory and I replaced the hub and bearing unit. My hub/bearing unit was totally stuck and I freed it by slackening off the 4 bearing bolts about 8mm only and then used a socket with a 1ft long socket extension on the bolts with a lump hammer to knock and free the hub. You need to go from corner to corner alternately and progressively loosen the hub perhaps unscrewing the bolts a little more to ensure that the bolt head is clear of the hub, so can loosen it. The bolt heads have a flange and seem made for this method of persuasion!
  3. The common handbrake problem is what puts me off getting a newer Avensis than my T25!
  4. As LED bulb units protrude further at the rear than a conventional bulb I am wondering if there is room behind the fitting of the dip bulb to accomodate the longer LED unit? I am asking this after reading on the Yaris forum about successful use of LED lights on a newish Yaris.
  5. You should see the lead flashing eaten by squirrels on my roof, the plastic water tank in the roof and the gutter boards and plastic guttering!
  6. That looks very like rat or squirrel nibbling!
  7. Thanks for reply, the dip beam, the main consideration is H7.
  8. Please, someone must know the best legal bulbs to buy!
  9. I have Osram Nightbreakers that seemed a bit better than the original factory fitted bulbs but are still not up modern standards. On reflection any new bulb would probably have been better than an 8 year old bulb! The Optiwhite bulbs claim 60% more light. Are these really any better than the Nightbreakers and what about the Philips or other bulbs. So what to buy to get an improvement?
  10. From a thread on the yaris forum these seem very good. Will they fit a 08 T25 as the headlamps are the only thing I do not like on this car?
  11. All good advice, plusgas would be my preferred release agent. The important thing, as others have said but woth emphasising is not to be impatient and rush it and snap off the nipple. Lots of applications over several days and be gentle and it will release. Good luck with it and let us know.
  12. I am a member of a few other special interest forums and the TOC has by far the most helpful, courteous and pleasant membership and I have learnt lots of stuff via the Avensis and Yaris forums.
  13. I used to top up my 2003 T22 and do my current 08 T25 8mm above the full mark without any ill effects. I think that is about +0.5L.
  14. As I am looking for a newer Avensis to replace my 08 TR can I ask what year did the fully automatic EPB come in i.e. putting the handgrake on automatically when the ignition is off? The EPB problem is a downside of a newer Avensis!
  15. Mine are really corroded/holes but no problems in the last 2 MOT's.