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  1. Thanks for the replies FROSTYBALLS and Kenny500. I spoke to Westfalia and have sent them photos. Westfalia will send the photos to the manufacturer for advice. I'll post the result.
  2. Has anyone had success fitting a Monoflex bike carrier to an Aygo? I have fitted the brackets and spacers correctly according to the instructions but the cross-brace on the left upright is too short to couple with the upright on the right. It would take (what I consider) too much force to bend the uprights until the cross-brace fits. The manufacturer web site might be useful if I could read Swedish!
  3. Sorry, can't hear a rattle from your recording. Sounds just like a normal Aygo. A common problem on earlier models was rattling from loose baffles in the silencer box but I thought it was cured before 2006. A problem that I had with a cold engine under load was a tappety noise caused by piston slap. Engine was rebuilt under warranty but lots of people think piston slap at cold is harmless.
  4. Hi Nathan, Have I figured correctly, that your first replacement clutch failed within a year? Should that first replacement clutch not have a one year warranty? If so, second replacement should not have cost you anything. I am in a similar position as yourself. My Aygo needs to be replaced. I like the car but resent the high maintenance costs (broken clutch, leaking water pump, piston slap, higher than average tyre wear, no where near the claimed mpg) compared to other cars I have owned.
  5. Clogged air filter? Only takes 10 minutes to check
  6. Thanks everybody for their enthusiastic replies. I think I should take the IQ range for a test drive to see what suits best. Although my Aygo was disappointing reliability wise, (piston slap, clutch, water pump, wheel bearing) I do enjoy driving it and especially enjoy outmanouvering bigger cars.
  7. Hi, The time has come to change my Aygo. Due to problems with piston slap and a clutch disintegrating, I don't want to buy another Aygo. When the IQ came out at first, I am sure that I read that it had a Toyota designed 1.0 engine and not the re-badged Daihatsu engine that is fitted to the Aygo. Now the spec sheet lists the IQ engine with the same type number as the Aygo engine. Can anyone tell me.................are the latest IQs fitted with the same engine as the Aygo?
  8. Hi Kev, Toyota re-built my engine under warranty because of piston slap. It started at less than 20,000 miles. I ignored it at first but it got so bad that I had to have it done. My local Toyota dealer agreed immediately that it was un-acceptable and dealt with it without a quibble. The car has now done 56,000 miles and on a really cold morning I can hear it starting again! Needless to say, I'm not impressed with these engines. My previous Toyota was a Yaris that did in excess of 100,000 miles without needing any work done and wasn't even burning oil. But the Yaris had a Toyota engine, not a re-badged Dhaihatsu.
  9. Hi I've never had that problem with my Aygo but a similar fault in an old FIAT was down to the instrument voltage regulator being faulty.
  10. My wife put her jacket into the washing machine along with her Aygo ignition key. It still starts the car and opens the doors manually but the remote function no longer works. I want to open it up to check for water inside. Does anyone know ..... if I open the key and remove the battery, will that kill the manual operations? If it does kill it, is that a hefty fee from Toyota for re-coding? Just had another thought while writing this. At the same time as the key was being washed, the Aygo battery was disconnected to allow safe working in the engine compartment (New clutch fitted). Could the disconnection possibly have affected the remote sensor?
  11. Also, what does the rubber do? Does it cause problems if mis-aligned or just more road noise
  12. The clutch pedal on my 07 Black (55000 mls) has suddenly gone very heavy and the bite point moved very close to the floor. I take it that this is a sign of imminent total clutch failure. Being a canny Scot (i.e. tight) I am reluctant to pay Toyota prices for a replacement. Can anyone recommend a good clutch centre in West Central Scotland (i.e. Ayrshire/Glasgow) Thanks.
  13. Mine is making a similar sound but only on the move. I thought it might be coming from the front discs. New discs and pads didn't clear it. I'm thinking now it could be the water pump bearing,
  14. Bad luck having a puncture on a new tyre. At least with an Aygo, you can use the full size spare unlike most cars these days. A personal gripe of mine!
  15. My wife took our Aygo in for an MOT last week. She said they passed it after adjusting the headlight aim. They then charged £20 for adjusting the headlights! Bearing in mind that they would have the car on the headlight jig as part of the MOT, opening the bonnet and adjusting the headlights must have taken less than two minutes. Multiplying that up over a 37 hour week for a year and we are into bankers salaries. Stand at ease, moan over. At least it passed.
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