Raeman

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About Raeman

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    Mark
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  • Toyota Model
    Aygo Sport
  • Toyota Year
    2005
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    Lancashire
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  1. Thanks Planemo that's brilliant advice and as I thought. Cheers.👍
  2. Thanks guys, i have the Sport model so it has the 14" alloys, the bolt in the image is what the car has on now as standard. The bolts will seat fine in the wheel but they don't look long enough to me to bolt in the hub. Does this seem ok or do they need to be longer? If so does anyone know what bolts I should be buying, what size ect.?
  3. Hi everyone, may sound like a silly question but need to be sure on this. I've just bought a set of 15" alloys for the Aygo and need to know if the standard Aygo sport wheel bolts are ok to use with them or do I need to buy different or special bolts? Any help is much appreciated. cheers.
  4. It may not always be the discs at fault, could be pad related too. I'm a firm believer that standard brake pads eat discs, they just seem too harsh. I always use EBC on my bikes plus I've fitted them to cars and never had problems with discs wearing prematurely. The wheels seem to stay cleaner for longer and the dust is easier to wash off plus they perform better (at least on my bike).
  5. Raeman

    mmt auto

    Has the car been like this since you bought it or have you noticed a change suddenly?
  6. I fitted a new front one on mine whilst servicing it recently. its a Quinton Hazell wiper 26" and works perfectly well. Never heard of them before and I usually buy Bosch but my local car shop only had these and for £6.99 it's great.
  7. I recently serviced mine and used NGK plugs £12 off eBay.
  8. Excellent result, glad you got it sorted. Thanks for the info.
  9. Geoff my indicator stalk plays up sometimes, it's always when you push the stalk upwards to indicate right occasionally it won't work, also when this happens I've noticed the hazard warning switch won't function, no clicking sound from it and no indicators on both sides. I have to manually push it upwards and hold it for a few seconds and then it works fine for a few days. Guess that's another thing to replace or I could avoid making right turns!😄
  10. The Aygo does have its fair share of creaks, mine has a creaky passenger seat and the speedometer fascia creaks a bit which can be annoying but when I think it's an 10yr old car that's cheaply built it doesn't bother me I just turn the radio up more.😄 You could try removing the radio and trim to see if anything is loose or broken.
  11. Last time I had brake fluid changed I got it done at local Honda dealer for the 2004 Civic I had then. They charged me £48 which I thought was reasonable. Not Toyota I know but maybe the prices would be similar or even less.
  12. Raeman

    Aygo issues...

    Hi all, just a quick update. Car is fine now, no loss of coolant, all levels staying ok. possible air lock but I've covered a few hundred miles since and all is well. must admit I do like the car much more than I thought I would so already thinking of some black 15" wheels (maybe some banded steels) and some lowering springs. wouldnt mind knowing if Yaris TS seats will fit, if anyone knows or has done this i'd be grateful.😉
  13. Raeman

    Aygo issues...

    Thanks for the replies, Water pump was leaking coolant underneath, there was dried coolant on the belt plus when I removed the belt (as I thought it was alternator bearings were grumbling) the water pump housing had slight play when moved by hand and was sounding rough when spinning free. The radiator was changed because when I took the bumper off there was loads of coolant on the bottom panel, a quick check revealed the rad was rotted along the bottom. i am being paranoid about possible head gasket failure but there isn't much info about them failing, I'm led to believe it doesn't happen often but as we know it can happen to any engine I suppose but I'm pretty sure that isn't the case and is just an air lock somewhere. the heaters are working fine both hot and cold on all settings there is Mayo in the filler cap but that's because the car is being run on a fast tick over in the garage whilst I'm testing things. Once the manivertor is fitted I can get the bumper on and take it on a long run. i will top the rad up again, the coolant bottle is keeping to its full level so I'm presuming it's as simple as an air lock. Cheers.
  14. Raeman

    Aygo issues...

    Hi all, Raeman here, been a long time member of the Yaris forum, did have an Auris for a brief spell and now have an Aygo. Here's the thing. My car is a 2005 (55) reg Aygo sport 1.0, fsh, 87k. had the car approx 3 weeks and bought it cheap as it needed a few jobs and general tidying up. Typical Aygo things, I've changed the headlight due to condensation staining, fitted a new water pump, fitted a new radiator and now have a new manivertor as the manifold is cracked and is making a loud rattle under load, it's cracked at the left side exhaust port leaking gasses. not yet fitted the manivertor but will do this week. question is, after refilling the radiator and coolant bottle the car seems to be using lots of coolant. i remove the radiator cap and it needs a cup full of coolant to bring it up to level. run the car for 20 mins or so, let it cool and when I check the rad level again it needs another cup full to bring to level. coolant in the bottle is fine, level stays the same, also at the moment it's up on ramps in my garage as the front end is removed and I can clearly see there is no coolant leaking underneath. bit puzzled really and can't seem to find out if the level in the radiator should be full to the cap or a few inches low. can anybody shed light on this? it's driving me mad.