Owdjockey

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    Owd
  • Toyota Model
    Avensis D4D TR Estate
  • Toyota Year
    2008
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    Shropshire

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  1. For the brake discs you will need a tool to measure the thickness of the discs, a vernier caliper should do as along as you can get the measuring point to get over the wear lip. I use a micrometer. Needs to measure 24 - 26mm for the front and 9 - 10mm for the rear
  2. Hi, I have always changed my gearbox oil at the recommended (?) interval of 40,000 miles. Last did this back in May using Triple QX75x/90 semi-synthetic oil souced through CP4L. The job is simple, but messy. Before starting the job you need to locate the drain and filler plugs, both are 24mm. You will also need a container - a squeezy container of sorts to pump the new oil into the box, as you cannot gravity feed with the containers you are given. I use an old plastic container with an extended plastic tube, but you may be be able to get an oil pump of sorts.
  3. Hi, been using them for years and thankfully have not experienced any brake squel. Sourced them each time through ECP/CP4L.
  4. I used microfine Graphite Powder, it worked well with my Avensis. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graphite-Powder-Lock-Lubricant-Cylinder-Car-Padlock-/142788706428?clk_rvr_id=1534302349942&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=twenga&utm_campaign=twenga&utm_param=eyJlcyI6MCwicyI6OTcyMDIzNywiY2kiOiIwM2VmZjU3NzAwOGQ2MmE5NjU2MDM0MjA1ODUzNDhhMCIsImkiOiIxNDI3ODg3MDY0MjgiLCJ0cyI6MTUyNjU4NTUyNSwidiI6Mywic28iOjE1MDAsImMiOjIwNTk0fQ%3D%3D&rmvSB=true
  5. Hi Peter, on my old d4d, the ac had packed up years ago, which is why fitted a shorter belt and bypassed the ac pulley
  6. I used the Draper N140 Splitter when I did my front hub bearing on my d4d 2.0 a few years ago. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-1x-19mm-Capacity-Ball-Joint-Separator-Professional-Tool-13914/192487425509?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3Dc990b7e036da480ba8b8ff804f939fb9%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D391633892516%26itm%3D192487425509&_trksid=p2385738.c100677.m4598
  7. Hi Peter, this issue has been covered a couple of times. This is my posting from last year
  8. I had to modify my 10 ton press to take the hub of my D4D. Another tip is before pressing in the new bearing, place it ibn the freezer for a couple of hours.
  9. Hi Chris I suspect it is the same exposed area as what ultimately did for my 54 plate D4D. See my post from last year.
  10. Hi Konrad, do not wish to hijack thread, but is it true that if I disconnect my battery I will lose my satnav/radio? Unfortunately, there were no discs with the car, not even a handbook! Apparently the gentleman that previously had the car had recently died and his daughter sold the car to the dealers. The car is a 58 plate Avensis D4D TR with a B9010 Satnav unit
  11. Perhaps you might get help here? http://www.thebmwclub.org.uk/
  12. When i bought my 08 plate Tourer, the VSC light was on all the time. Cleaning the EGR valve (which was completely bunged up) made the light go out.
  13. Had a hatchback for 13 years and carted ballast, sand, metal, bricks in it. Like Konrad I carried my bike , which was not a folding version, just a tight squeeze. I also slept in the back with the seats down on many an occassion without my feet touching the rear. Now I have an 2008 Tourer, which although is the same distance in the back it has a floor level with the bumper, the old hatchback had a lip which was a pain for heavy loads. Sleeping in the back of the hatch meant also it was far lighter with all that glass (not so good in the summer). The Tourer is far more practical for a host of reasons.
  14. Thats only 3 people each weighing 66kg. I've far exceeded that weight carrying sand and metal loads in my old avensis, just take it steady and use the anchor points on your Estate to fix the load over the rear axle.
  15. Might seem a stupid idea but check there are no insects trapped in the vehicle.