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Scarlett Arrow

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  1. Any reason why you have not acknowledged my reply, Paul?.
  2. Eibach Pro Kit springs are good quality, and will lower the car by around 30mm. I had them on my 2004 VVTi for many years. I must admit to not hearing of K Flex. HTH 🙂
  3. One person who would definitely be able to point you in the right direction is Sheila. She's local to you, and goes by the user-name "CheltGirl", on celica-club.co.uk, where she is a Forum Moderator. Good luck, Nicholas 🙂
  4. Bob has given you the correct KYB part numbers. I've read where you've mentioned "money is tight", but I suggest you "bite the bullet" re suspension parts. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263940492054?fits=Model%3ACelica&hash=item3d74144b16:g:V1AAAOSwcTlbnkA0
  5. You want a pair of KYB Excel shocks, dust boots, and a pair of drop links. I would also be replacing the springs with Eibach Pro Kit, and you should consider new top mounts if the mileage is north of 100k too. Once fitted, wait a couple of weeks for the suspension to "settle", before having a full wheel alignment carried out. Expensive, but worth it if you're keeping the TS, and cheaper than replacing the parts separately.
  6. Unlike the VVTi, the VVTi-L in the TS does not have a baffled sump. Strongly recommend you replace the 5W30 with 5W40 while on track to avoid a big repair bill. The cheapest way to better performance is to shed weight. If money is no object, a set of 16" light-weight rims, such as Pro Race 1.2 would make a huge difference, as the torque on these cars is puny. Also, ensure the calipers are working perfectly. The rears especially need regular maintenance (strip/clean/lubricate).
  7. Greenlight Insurance in Billericay. https://www.greenlightinsurance.co.uk/contact-us
  8. As long as you already have a working remote key..yes. Cost will be ITRO £200.
  9. Welcome to T.O.C., Nev. The rears are a straight swap, just leaving a small gap either side. The fronts though, do involve some welding. If you ask the same question on celica-club.co.uk, there's a good chance you will get a reply from a Gen 6 owner that's carried out this modification.
  10. Yes, and they represent good VFM. Getting the old ones off can be a real PITA as Toyota used thread-lock at the factory, so some heat may well be required. I watched when mine were replaced, and it took three people. One with a spanner, one applying the heat, and another using a small heat shield to protect the paintwork.
  11. This company do not list the Celica amongst their list of models, but there's no harm in sending an e.mail to ask if they can assist.. https://www.ecutesting.com/contact-us/
  12. You can use either, Barry & Scott.
  13. Emm, Scotty hasn't been on the forum for nine years. PS I used to live in Eastwood, now in Kimberley.
  14. Are Irish members charged per word?.
  15. That will depend on tyre size, not rim size. A tyre with a bigger rolling radius than OE gives better MPG, at the expense of acceleration, and will of course affect the gear ratios, which in turn affects the MPG. I went from 205/45/17, to 225/40/18, regretted it immediately, and then bought 225/35/18 within a few days. After a couple of years, went back to 17's..lesson learnt.
  16. Delta Styling in Barnsley used to offer a decent fibreglass replica. If they no longer manufacture them, then unfortunately you're going to struggle to find one.
  17. Being 4 stud, they will only fit an early example. Recommend you ask the question on celica-club.co.uk, plenty of experts on the older generations on that forum.
  18. Thinking about it, a prime suspect would be the auxiliary belt tensioner.
  19. Take the car to a garage to get the noise diagnosed, it could be a number of things, but I doubt it's the alternator. Invest in a "smart" battery charger from the likes of Aldi or Lidl for about £14. Your Yuasa may have been damaged internally by being discharged during lockdown. Halfords will carry out a "drop-test" FOC to see if the Yuasa is still "healthy". If you need a replacement, an 053 battery (fits all face-lift models) with a four year guarantee is only about £45 on eBay. Battery Megastore come highly recommended, and will honour the guarantee if you need to make a claim within the four years. Please report back with an update 🙂
  20. Try asking on celica-club.co.uk Posting in the "Newbies" section is free, but not in the dedicated Generation 5 section of the forum. HTH 🙂
  21. Welcome to T.O.C., Neil. TCB Performance Parts Ltd in Callington.
  22. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/64396-petrol-tank-breather-pipe/
  23. Have you tried TCB Performance Parts in Callington?.
  24. Try Greenlight Insurance Services in Billericay. They've been insuring my 2004 Celica for many years on a classic policy inc. agreed value. IIRC, the actual insurance company they use for my car is Highway. HTH.
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