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  1. Thanks for the dtailing tip, I'll take a look at the site. :) I'll try to post a pic later today, thing is, the stone chip has gone right down through the paint work, I can actally see the metal under there.... I'm guessing the dealer took some time to do a full wax job before selling... I guess I feel a little cheated, and maybe a little bit stupid for not paying more close attaention to those stone chips.. I've only had the car 4 weeks... So am a bit worried.. That the paint may start flaking/bubbling if the metal underneath has already picked up moisture.. They told us that the car's bodywork was under a 3 yr Toyota warranty, which runs out this october.. So if I can claim to get this fixed then that would be ideal.. Its a really tricky one stone chipping as it wont be classed as a fault because its damage, worse case touch it in for now. My CTS has plenty of chips on the bonnet and non of them are bubbling and they have been there for up to 5yrs. Wow 5 years... That's pretty amazing... What product did you use? Was there a specific technique you employed?... I'd be grateful if you could let me know... Cheers
  2. Thanks for the dtailing tip, I'll take a look at the site. :) I'll try to post a pic later today, thing is, the stone chip has gone right down through the paint work, I can actally see the metal under there.... I'm guessing the dealer took some time to do a full wax job before selling... I guess I feel a little cheated, and maybe a little bit stupid for not paying more close attaention to those stone chips.. I've only had the car 4 weeks... So am a bit worried.. That the paint may start flaking/bubbling if the metal underneath has already picked up moisture.. They told us that the car's bodywork was under a 3 yr Toyota warranty, which runs out this october.. So if I can claim to get this fixed then that would be ideal..
  3. Hi there I recently purchased a corolla from a large well known dealership, (Exactly 1 month and 4 days ago). Its a black car, and at the time of purchase it was very highly polished. 2 days ago I washed it (hand wash), for the 1st time and noticed that there a some stone chips in the paint on the bonnet, and some small blistering is beginning to appear... I would appreciate any advice on how I can deal with this. If I take it to the dealership, I'm thinking their most likely response will be to push the blame onto me and fob me off... And they are probably right I should have checked properly at the time of purchase. I mean I saw a few stone chips and the car was highly polished, so I thought it wasn't a mjor thing, now I see the paint blistering and I realise the seriousness... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
  4. For future ref. Here is a pdf file that shows you how to check the codes yourself. check the section on DIAGNOSIS & TESTING INFORMATION. http://www.celicatech.com/imagearchive/bgb...ol%20system.pdf sensor testing. But i hope you sorted your problem Thank you for this! No the problem isn't quite sorted, instead of paying 200-300, and a new cat system, I went to a local mechanic, who will charge £80 to source and fit the oxygen sensor.. Why do Toyota dealers charge such exorbitant prices!! (Rhetorical question...).. This site is great, thank you for all your help.. Cheers
  5. Thanks so much, I spoke to Toyota today and they say after a £55 charge to check the car, they approximate an oxygen sensor at £200-£300... If I get a new oxygen sensor, do I then also need a CAT converter... Apologies for my ignorance... Thanks again for the advice. Cheeers
  6. Hi, The ECU is the 'brains' of the car. The amber light is telling you that there maybe a problem somewhere and the ECU stores a code in it to enable you to find out what's wrong. To access this you need to take it to a garage or find someone who has a code reader. They will then plug this reader into the car and can give you a fault code which could narrow it down to which part is faulty. Is the car running ok? The CAT converter is busted, and it makes a rattling noise, and I feel it lacks "power". Thanks for the prompt reply. Any more ideas on what it could be?
  7. Hi, The ECU is the 'brains' of the car. The amber light is telling you that there maybe a problem somewhere and the ECU stores a code in it to enable you to find out what's wrong. To access this you need to take it to a garage or find someone who has a code reader. They will then plug this reader into the car and can give you a fault code which could narrow it down to which part is faulty. Is the car running ok? The CAT converter is busted, and it makes a rattling noise, and I feel it lacks "power". Thanks for the prompt reply. Any more ideas on what it could be?
  8. Hi All, I recently noticed that the amber engine shaped light stays on. What could be causing this. I've looked through posts and people say it could be the CAT and ECU, what is the ECU? Any help & advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
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