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  1. I get spots of condensation within both rear lights and headlights, is it worth mentioning at next service then?

    I presumed this occasionally happened and as they disappear now and then it isn't worth mentioning..?!

    No spots at all ! :yes: None ! :yes::yes:

    you'd better have them all replaced under warranty... :eek::eek:

    Photos from all lights should be taken from the workshop. Is this done in UK ? :huh:

  2. I've just had both headlights changed for the third time in 3 years (all under warranty) for condensation. Has anyone experienced the same problem?

    Is it a common problem with the Aygo?

    3rd ????????? :blink::blink::blink:

    ...better find another workshop. :)

    i've changed only 1 right, in 2007.

    since then it is ok.

  3. Thanks all very much, it has been a great help.

    I do drive the Civic too fast...but I suppose, if I drive both around 60mph then the Aygo is still going to save me money.

    To tell you the truth, I have an Aygo Blue 2009, which has done 11,000 miles set to test drive tomorrow, but once I mentioned it to a friend, they said it might not be a great idea.

    But it sounds like it is going to save me a few pounds.


    it's going to save you a lot of pounds.

    take the test + check Aygo's service/warranty book.

    welcome !


  4. Geezbeez/ Kav: How do you remove the mirror to see the cables etc?

    No tools.

    open the door, and there is a plastic cover, black + big.

    ''Unlock it'' manually.

    then you''ll find screws inside, etc....

    if you want to remove the glass only, then it unlocks manually again.

    You''ll instantly see all cables + plate inside.

    Removing glass is not so difficult, but be gentle.... :eek:


  5. Imperial gallon = 4.54609188 litre

    mile = 1.609344 kilometers

    1 tank = 740 km.

    each time. Place i live, we move with avg speed 60km/h.

    when we travel in Athens, then may be 780 km...

    At 2006 no one would believe that.... :help:


  6. I only noticed as the mirror was a bit out and I thought I would give it an 'exercise'. I'll try with some lubricant spray perhaps, but it really seems unadjustable in the vertical.

    game over.

    same problem, when i closed passenger's mirror at a narrow road + in the morning i opened it...

    Went to Toyota, took the whole mirror out + i saw the internal.

    there are 3 steel cables - bicycle size with barrels- and those 3 move a round PLASTIC

    plate in the position you wish.

    Plate has some deadends/stop, from there you can't move it further no more. :eek:

    but if you close the mirror -like i did or i'd lose....it from a passing car- then the

    cable BREAKS one of the stops.

    It's construction does not allows you to make patent. Plate + base of it are screwed

    on to the mirror cover and these are not seperate.

    The cables are holding the plate mirror. :lol:

    We disengaged 2 of 3 in order to move more freely + placed a.....sponge inside!

    problem solved.

    you can always buy a mirror from e-bay or a new one from T. Quoted 90e. Summer 2010... :)

    lubrication will do nothing, it's just another weak point for Aygo...

    Do not close mirrors for any reason! :yes::yes::yes:

  7. You would also have checked your tyre pressures carefully before the dyno run. Next time car dyno'd you would ensure tyre pressures were the same and go back to same place and have dyno'd in exactly same way.

    true as you say it. :yes::yes:

    ...even weather conditions affect dynos :yes:

    if results are not corrected, then it's waste of time + money.

    What I doubt about balance motorsport claim is that 6bhp can be gained by only a cat back exhaust. I think its very hard to get any bhp improvement in exhaust system without changing for a tuned manifold and sports cat or cat removal. Something like Kaz pictures which I believe are NOT the item from Balance Motorsport claimed to provide an extra 6bhp.

    No, those are hand/custom made in Greece. We have discount prices + lifetime warranty.

    you have 1000 rights, horses are not peanuts.

    Gaining them requires funds + clear mechanic's head, patience + searching +...researching finally !

    Cat removal is murder. :eek: Sport cat is a solution, but who pays ? :o

    it is kav, not kaz or even....Kamaz! :lol::cheers::cheers:

    Whilst I would believe an extra 10bhp with a performance manifold like Kaz has I dont believe you would get more than 1 or possibly 2 bhp increase from a cat back system. Figures to small to measure accurately with a drivetrain dyno.

    manifold is not...mine. :crybaby::crybaby::crybaby:

    the owner gave 300e for that only ! :fear:

    Results on dyno were shown. Torque + hp.

    I placed photos just to take a picture of them in order to have something in mind for

    other members when they go out for exhaust buy.

    Figures on the other side, have stopped deal with them....long ago! :yes::yes:

  8. Specific title for the topic.

    That does not limit anyone with detailed knowledge to participate.. :P :P

    So...i did a search in forum's topics asocciated with THE clutch problem, and found almost

    zero problems for MMT owners. Or not? -_-

    Are there any ?

    How did you sorted it out? :)

    Miles on clock ?

    Spares cost must be the same, but labour will be different due to MMT reprogamming/reseting.

    I suspect that this is a job that can not be done to any workshop, but only IN Toyota dealers. What's your opinion + which ones our options -if there are any-? :driving:

    My 2006 MMT 5D Aygo, has 75.000km on the clock, and have not experienced any trouble

    from my clutch set. Works fine. Maintenance properly everything.

    First thought is that MMT relievs clutch from hard work...

    I''ll be glad to hear from other owners their thoughts + opinions + suggestions !



  9. And are the two related?? Please let me know any thoughts, I will be grateful for any tips or advice.

    Many thanks

    read the manual, which light should come on if pads worn.

    is it handbrake's or other unique for the pads? :eek:

    anyway, have your brakes, visually checked. :yes::yes:

    if worn, replace and then check again.

    there is also a possibility that, worn pads have lowered brake fluid level + light comes on!

    Check ! :eek::eek::eek:


  10. i tried a 35 cm.

    dissapointed, cause it did not succeeded in cleaning all covered surface.. :blink::blink:

    Put back a new 30cm and everything ok. :thumbsup:

    once a month i clean both blades with an old cloth + some

    silicon spray. This is adding life in them + they both work properly. :toast:

  11. oil filter always from Toyota.

    Now talking,it costs about 10-11e. :crybaby:

    I can easily switch to a similar OEM quality, for 4-6e each, and i 'd tried once

    when a '76 KE-30 was in my possesion.

    Starting the engine, oil pressure light went off after 3 sec. That's bad...

    Cam chain, cams need oil pressure + quantity when engine comes to life.

    If not, problems arise.

    Other filters air/fuel/AC are not so critical, and there are too many choices. :yahoo:

    KE was sold, and her stocked oil filters, fed my Aygo. :)

  12. toyota's muffler is inox, but poor grade... it will rust finally.

    Remus from Bug Club is fine.

    i was to buy it, but i finally had a hand made + tube dia 42mm up to the catalyst for the same price.

    ECU needed 1 week to reprogramme it self, and there is a small improvement .

    Air filter is a cone filter.

  13. So you're advising against upgrading tire/rim size when lowering?

    that's me. 165/60/14. Alloys from factory.

    Well, upgrading to larger number does not necessarily means improving. There are limits +

    my opinion is that 165 is the limit for our Aygo...

    i've come to this conclusion with other Greek Aygo owners who have also fitted 195s + alloys... :rolleyes: they might move faster + think that cornering is better, but they

    sacrificed everything else.

    Car jumps when there is a match on the road, consumption is worst, they need to check daily air pressure, tyres are much more expensive, and of course some experienced grindind noise

    from the domes...needless to say why.

    i'll write once more. In Greece we have the worst EU roads. I'd never do such a mod. :)

    Tyre's air pressure is the most important thing. 2-3 psi lower/higher have an impact on the road. :yes::yes:

    Also, had an advisory on my MOT saying my discs where heavily corroded/pitted and the pads were worn. Is it worth putting these on:

    Or are they just fishing for money?

    I would change brakes myself anyway. It's just got me worrying.

    Visual check. place your nail on the disc + check the inlay.

    look at the pads. if there is 1/3 left, get ready...

    EBC GREEN is fine.

    changed it in 2009 .

    Apec discs.

    All came from UK ! :toast::toast:





    10 times better than toyota's and there is much more less dust in my wheels.

    If you can afford other discs, do it. these get rusty, but they perform ok.

    EBC won't rust, but they cost double money.

    I performed the change my self, and it is relatively easy... :thumbsup:

  14. kav My box on flat road with steady acceleration changes up in E drive to 2,3 and 4 at 15 ,30 and 50 km/h and changes down at about 5km/h less on these speeds. The changing down to 1 is not quite so clear as the speedo does not move so quickly at about 10km/h.

    :) correct.

    the ''problem'' with 1st, exists mainly in to the city where are stop-go or rolling conditions.

    Uphills, engine load, vehicle load, acceleration pedal pressure etc. also affect this problem.

    Our box is...hybrid. ECU is smart enough + is aligned at economy side.

    My main concern when i bought the car, was the box electronic part. Will it last for a long

    reasonable time, without visiting Mr T? It does. :yahoo:

    On the other hand, i/we seek improvement. MMT is a peace of mind box, if you do treat it like that and not auto, full auto.

    2nd car in family is a Rover 416 Auto, model 1994. We all drive her. :driving:

    Aygo ''confuses'' other members of the family and they don't....touch it.

    ''should have taken a manual or full auto, what's this?'' i 've heard.... :death:

    it's new tech + we all adjust to it. Some fast, others slow, some...don't have it. :hammer:

    Toyota should improve/fix/update/ box ECU, in order to do the job 100%. Now it is at 98%.

    ..hope they watch TOC ! :yahoo::yahoo:

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