Jack Taylor

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  1. Ahh brilliant. So shouldn't be too hard to find out if it has been done then. I suppose I could contact any Toyota Dealership and ask and they should have history of other dealerships that have done it. Thing is I am looking for a car that's properly mapable really and something I can mess with. No one seems to want to touch Toyota's as they are Japanese and they use strange ECU's apparently :/
  2. Brilliant cheers guys :) I was thinking that most should have been done now if they were that common. There should be some sort of paperwork or document that came with it when the job was done by toyota? I suppose also don't get one thats just had the headgasket done and not the engine replacement as that would still be prone to going again? EGR I suppose you could fully blank if you specifically asked your mapper to totally disable the egr valve anyway? I know that works in other cars, just wondering if its the same on these. Where did you get yours mapped and did it make much difference to bhp and mpg? Thanks guys :D
  3. Hi everyone. I am looking at getting a Toyota Auris 2.2 SR180 as my next car. I am looking into issues that they commonly have and I have seen that EGR, DPF, and Oil Consumption all seem to be on the list of issues with the car. Now EGR and DPF problems can be sorted really easily by just not having them ;) or by blanking the egr and getting it mapped out. As for the oil consumption what causes that? Does anyone know on here? I am just wondering as I really like the look of the cars and if things will be easy enough to sort my self I will still happily get one. Are the egr's easy to get to on these or are they a total pain? Thanks in advance for anyone with any advice :D Jack
  4. Well this never got off the ground. Its still sat on the drive with the wheel arches all in poor condition :( It was covered in moss and crap until today when we jetwashed it off. It has been looked at and someone has said they will be able to sort out the rust by grinding it out and making up new sections ready to paint. I am going to have to start pushing this project I think and really get some work put into it over the spring and summer! Thanks guys :D
  5. Hey all, After having my moms car off the road for so long we have decided to do it up. Its been in the family since new which was 1990 I believe. It has done 220k miles and is now going to hopefully get restored. We just can't part with it haha. Now here are a couple of questions that if you guys know anything that could help with I would be very grateful. Firstly, Where do you lot get parts for these cars? They seem rare to get hold of now. Second, What parts do these cars share with other Toyota's? I know the engines are shared with other cars so exhaust parts, manifold, general engine parts can come from other cars if I need to? Any help and advice would be really appreciated :) Thanks, Jack
  6. Haha I have used google quite a bit but it is hard to find carina parts haha
  7. Hey guys, I want to get started on a rebuild project on a Toyota Carina II which has 230k miles on it and is in serious need of some TLC. Do you have any helpful websites or companies at all? Places for parts for engine and car? Anything at all really would be a great help any website toyota parts related everything :) Thanks for anything you post :D Jack
  8. Well the thing is that the hydrogen makers use a LOT of electricity that the alternator has to provide. Uses more energy than it creates i've heard.
  9. Hey everyone, I currently have a corsa but I am starting full time work soon and I am going to save up to buy my self something a little more sporty. I have been looking at loads of cars but the Toyota Yaris 1.5 sport 2002 2003 2004 sorta years look really nice and have very low insurance cost for the performance they have. What I am doing atm is just reasurching as much as possible about them. What they are like, what the performance, handling, reliability is like. And also what they are like to customise and possibly upgrade performance wise. Something like this is what I would love to aim for - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-03-TOYOTA-YARIS-1-5-VVT-I-T-SPORT-3DR-HATCHBACK-/280932040725?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4168dac015 Any info and advice would be great. Thanks, Jack
  10. Hey everyone, My moms car has got a bit of a problem in that when you let go of the accellerator it takes ages for the revs to drop. It kind of stays as if the throttle is pressed down for about a second and then slowly gets lower. It has been since my dad messed with the carb :/ any ideas what screws I need to adjust to sort this problem out?? It is the 1.6 4-AF engine. The car is a Carina but the Carolla has the same engine as far as I am aware. Thanks in advance, Jack
  11. Hey everyone, My moms car has got a bit of a problem in that when you let go of the accellerator it takes ages for the revs to drop. It kind of stays as if the throttle is pressed down for about a secon and then slowly gets lower. It has been since my dad messed with the carb :/ any ideas what screws I need to adjust to sort this problem out?? Thanks in advance, Jack
  12. To be honest if I was you I would ask a Toyota dealer to see if they have the hose and then me personally would also get a nice new rad as well to make sure that the whole thing is sealed. I have never been a fan of these temporary rad fixes as they often just start leaking again about 5 months later and can clog of the small water paths in the head of the engine. Jack
  13. I dont understand what you have wrote sorry. Jack
  14. Ahhh nice I wish I had the chance to do that to a car. I don't have the equipment or room to do a project that big really but I would love to bring an old car back to life. Have fun and good luck with it :) Jack
  15. Your links didn't work mate Jack