Peterkin

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  • First Name
    PS
  • Toyota Model
    Verso SR 2.2 D-4D
  • Toyota Year
    2008
  • Location
    Berkshire

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  1. Peterkin

    Can't fold second row seats!

    I'm sorry, but my car's seat side cover doesn't seem to want to come off and I'm afraid of breaking it. The tab definitely connects to the same mechanism as the top lever as I can feel one move if I operate the other. Do you have the handbook for your car? What does it say? Seat adjustment is around page 50 in my copy.
  2. Peterkin

    Can't fold second row seats!

    The 2nd row seats in my 2008 SR fold flat, but I have to take the headrests off otherwise they get caught on the front seat backs. There's a latch on the top of the seat backs and a tab on the side of each seat. Lifting the latch results in what I think you're getting - the seat back only goes forward a little way. Pulling the tab does the job.
  3. Peterkin

    Verso Buyer

    Business users tend to do fewer, longer trips than private users. More motorway runs, fewer school drops. Their mileage is kinder on the car, so the extended service interval makes sense. All the same, I've never seen it either.
  4. Peterkin

    Starting problems

    Sounds like a glow-plug problem to me.
  5. Peterkin

    Buying a Verso - petrol or diesel

    The tide is turning against diesel. You may find that in a few years there will be towns and cities that will ban diesel traffic.
  6. Peterkin

    2007 Corolla Verso 2.2 d4d new injectors still rattle

    It does seem to be typical of that engine. Both my present car and the car I drove on test did it. I've got used to it over the past 8 years.
  7. Peterkin

    Corolla verso 2.2 tapping engine on idle

    If it's a D-CAT model there'll be a badge on the tailgate.
  8. Peterkin

    2006 Corolla verso 2.2 d4d engine fans not working

    Danny, it's good practice to run the a/c continuously as it keeps the seals in good nick and prevents the system leaking. Pressing the auto button on my 2008 D4D SR's climate control panel enables the a/c. I only hear the engine fans start up if I'm stuck in traffic on a hot day, or doing an awkward parking manoeuvre. 10 minutes until the blue light on the dash goes out is what mine does, so seems normal. I've never seen my temp light go red, so if yours doesn't either then I think you're probably OK.
  9. Peterkin

    toyota corolla verso t2 -2003

    I'd check the fusebox. The fuse for the front foglights is likely to be missing as the the lamps were originally not installed.
  10. As this guy discovered: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-36894339
  11. Peterkin

    2008 D4D 140PS MPG

    Mid-Berkshire to the Suffolk coast and back. M4, M25, A12. Observing speed limits (according to my satnav, not the speedo), using cruise when possible. Average MPG as indicated by the trip computer was 64.2 going and 62.2 coming back. I'm chuffed with these numbers. Previously, travelling to Leeds and back I got 56 MPG, but I wasn't keeping the speed down, Are my figures credible? I really don't know how trustworthy the on-board computer is and I won't get the chance to do a fair brim-to-brim test. Does the computer over-estimate MPG the way the speedo overestimates speed? And do later diesel Versos give noticeably better MPG?
  12. Peterkin

    Solar Battery Charger

    My Verso is being little used at the moment and there's a risk that the battery may discharge to the point that the car won't start when I need it. I have a solar charging panel that - in good sunlight - can deliver 0.5A, which is plenty enough to keep the battery topped up. I'd like to put it on the dashboard (the car is parked facing south) and feed it to the battery. And there's the problem. I know that the cigarette lighter socket is only connected when the ignition is on, so it's no good plugging the solar panel into it. I need to connect it directly to the battery. But I park on the street, so routing the cable through a window and into the bonnet - i.e. going outside the car - feels like asking for trouble, even though I live in a relatively low-crime area. So, is there any point inside the cabin that I could connect the panel to, or any possible route through the firewall? I don't want to remove the battery from the car if I can possibly help it.
  13. Peterkin

    Jemca Aggressive Selling

    I've more or less had it with Jemca. My Verso came up for its service / MOT a few days ago. Now, I don't mind an advance reminder from a dealer. It's a useful prompt, even though I already keep important dates like that in my calendar. But Jemca sent me texts, emails and phone calls practically every other day for weeks. In the end - and in my own time and when I was ready - I booked the service. The following day? Yet another call from Jemca, telling me it was time to book my service. The poor sap who called got a well-deserved rantlet from me. So the date arrives and I take the car in. While I'm waiting for my lift to turn up, I notice that a guy keeps coming out from the back for a little chat with the while-you-wait customers. And in every case, he suggests it would be a good idea to have an air-conditioning recharge. Later, I'm at work. The call comes from Jemca. "Car's fine, Peterkin, but isn't it time you had the aircon recharged?" "No, it's not!" The service itself seems to have been done properly and the dealership (Bracknell) is well enough run, but it seems to have been infected by an upsell culture that wasn't there when Octagon ran the place. The biggest issue is the loss of trust this has caused me. I no longer trust Jemca to make any recommendation to me that has any regard to my safety and welfare, rather than their bottom line. Raw revenue seems to be all they're after now. Does anyone have recommendations for alternatives in the Bracknell-Reading area? The trouble is that Jemca are only 10 minutes' drive from home, so they're my default dealership.
  14. Peterkin

    Verso D4D Violent Engine Shaking On Acceleration

    So first they said they'd removed all the injectors, but now they admit that they could only extract one of them, but "fortunately" it was the faulty one? I'd be very sceptical, to say the least.
  15. Peterkin

    Poor Mpg

    There must be something wrong with your car. My 2008 140PS D4D gives ~55 mpg on motorways, and that's with an older engine from before Toyota Optimal Drive (whatever that really is).