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  1. I had this on going problem traced to rear light seals and clip mounting hole water would run down rear panel and make corner of boot insert wet hence excessive condensation took three attemps to fix ,ended up applying tetrostat to body work ,fault rectified remove boot trims and apply talc powder to panels to show trace of water

  2. I have 17's on my sr and have been looking into tyres as are req soon ,my tyre size is the same 225 45 17 and am thinking of fitting 215 45 17 as they seem to be about a tenner cheaper in most makes ,budget tyres do start at £50 each with out fitting tho.Have had budgets before -never again-!

  3. IM thinking of getting some coilovers i woundered if anyone out there can recommend any, i was hoping for a set cheaper than kw's although i know they are tip top im on a budget , would consider secondhand thanks

  4. the top one mate...but it would look better angled up aswell(like the scoobys evos and my car)

    Part of me thought about that but it is just an Auris -no good pretending summin it aint but i agree would of looked nice.Thanks

  5. after i got my car back from the dealer after a service and new water pump i had a bit of a look round the engine, and ive noticed a piece of black rubber folded down near the bottom hose into the radiator, its got a bit of a split in it where its folded over . when i unfold it , it comes up to about the hieght of the radiator with a C shape cut out of it which appears to let it tuck behind the silver air con pipe, its about an inch thick, and looks like it my just be for insulation

    it appears to be attached to something at the bottom side of the radiator , so i dont want to pull to hard, incase its just insulation thats just meant to stand vertically at the left side of the radiator, trouble is everytime i unfold it upwards its just drops down again afer a drive. please will somebody tell me if its meant to be there, thanks

    your right it is meant to be there to help air through rad my petrol has the same i have removed this it was just stuck on

  6. There have been quite a few instances on the 2.0D and moreso the 2.2D engines of leaky waterpumps that eventually cause the cooling system to run low and the engine to overheat, this in turn blows the head gasket. These engines are renowned for head gasket failure at higher miles, and Toyota apparently extended the warranty to 108K miles for the 2.2D, but not sure about the 2.0D. If the head gasket fails then the block is usually condemned as it warps or sustains too much damage to just simply replace the head gasket. Tis is why you are having to have a rebuild. I would say that this has nothing to do with the EGR valve being cleaned. There are plenty of posts on various forums about this well known problem with the Head gaskets and the water pumps, and Toyota know about it - very much so!

    Pity they dont it a level switch in coolant tank so giving early warning of coolant loss.

    others do.could be too late before temp rise on gauge is noticed.

    Coolant levels should be check regularly as stated in the owners manualther is no need for a level switch at all-they dont leak that bad

  7. There have been quite a few instances on the 2.0D and moreso the 2.2D engines of leaky waterpumps that eventually cause the cooling system to run low and the engine to overheat, this in turn blows the head gasket. These engines are renowned for head gasket failure at higher miles, and Toyota apparently extended the warranty to 108K miles for the 2.2D, but not sure about the 2.0D. If the head gasket fails then the block is usually condemned as it warps or sustains too much damage to just simply replace the head gasket. Tis is why you are having to have a rebuild. I would say that this has nothing to do with the EGR valve being cleaned. There are plenty of posts on various forums about this well known problem with the Head gaskets and the water pumps, and Toyota know about it - very much so!

    The engine doesnt overheat because of the water pump at all the water pump leaks because it is the weakest point in the coolant system,which becomes overpressurized due to head gasket failure due to carbon stamping,This is due to the burning of oil via the pistons-and rings ,the egr becomes clogged because of this excessive oil burning and deposits.Toyota have been great with extending warrantys and paying in full for parts and labour in most cases.

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  8. Has anyone out there fitted bonnet risers/spacers to their Auris if so could i see some pics and how raised ,would also be interested in what people think as i may do this with some anodised fittings to mine,think its a bit too old skool although simple cheap and very affective but subtle,and would help with cold air to induction kit so im not too sure think i may carry this out anyway and then decide

  9. Good on you for doing it, i've been considering a stainless steel exhaust tip for mine.

    Did you have a new back box fitted too? If so, did you go for a smaller silencer, or stay the same?

    I'm interested to know if it sounds any different and has given a bit more response, or if its simply cosmetic?

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    quote:Did you have a new back box fitted too?,The rear can replaced the rear silencer,not very loud-the centre silencer is massive hope to get shot when i get a spare pipe section ,but deep i love it quiet on motorways too ,cosmetic pretty much but i was after a sporty note and pleasing to the eye

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