kennny1000

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  1. I will tend to agree with mintalkin. Does the steering only wobble at that speed and above or any time you brake.
  2. Took it for its MOT which it sailed through. 2005 T4 Estate 140000 miles on the clock
  3. Sounds like the thread was stripped when the head was being torqued down as these bolts don't just strip the threads. Having used heilcoils quite a lot during various jobs I can tell you if have the clearance to drill and fit the helicoil then the repair will be as good as the original thread
  4. I have had a recall for a factory fitted tow bar that doesn't exist on mine
  5. Having had diesel cars for the last 20 years I must say they have become more refined and are now run by computers. I find if you look after them properly, ie service them at the correct times, drive them correctly as they are not really racing cars, you tend to have very few problems. I also use the cheapest diesel I can get and every 3rd tankfull I use a diesel additive to keep my injection system clean. I use my car mainly around town and every 5 weeks it gets a 500 mile run. Result of this is that at 136,000 miles its still on the same clutch, returns 47mpg around town and at 80mph on the motorway (yes I know I am breaking the law) and one wheel bearing change. I can get much better mpg if I drive a bit slower. I love diesels for the greater torque they produce at lower revs as well and because the engine only runs at low revs compared to a petrol engine they tend to last a bit longer. Just my two bits worth
  6. Looking for some advice here. I have a 2005 2.0 D4D Avensis and would like to get it to accelerate a bit quicker mainly for overtaking on the A1 going up to Scotland when trapped behind a row of trucks. It has 130,000 miles on the clock and I never had any problems it however still returns great mpg. It gets serviced every 10,000 miles by myself and it has never missed a beat. Instead of spending a fortune on a new car to get better acceleration I am thinking of spending a few hundred to it remapped. Now is this advisiable and can anyone make any recommendations
  7. Looking for some advice here. I have a 2005 2.0 D4D Avensis and would like to get it to accelerate a bit quicker mainly for overtaking on the A1 going up to Scotland when trapped behind a row of trucks. It has 130,000 miles on the clock and I never had any problems it however still returns great mpg. It gets serviced every 10,000 miles by myself and it has never missed a beat. Instead of spending a fortune on a new car to get better acceleration I am thinking of spending a few hundred to it remapped. Now is this advisiable and can anyone make any recommendations
  8. This job is dead easy to do even for a novice. Can someone not do a step by step giude next time they do this job and save some of our members from being ripped off.
  9. Sign up to Eurocarparts, they normally have offers on servicing spares. I normally get all my bits there
  10. Just following this thread with some interest as I also have a 2005 Avensis D4D which is still on its original clutch at 130,000 miles and surely the clutch cannot last much longer. Where would you get a solid flywheel for the Avensis? My thought on the subject is that old diesel cars had the solid flywheel and they never had any problems. These dual mass flywheels seem to be an invention to bleed the motorists of every penny left after filling up his tank (:
  11. Welcome to the club. I would go for something with a full service history from Mr T and a lower mileage. All the above are the basically same engines but just different trim levels. Don't be frightened by some of the stories as for every bad one there are ten good ones. My Avensis is coming up to 7 years old 127,000 miles on the clock and I have just had to change the drivers front wheel bearing. Not bad for the age and mileage. I service it every 10,000 miles and touch wood it has been running great Hope this helps
  12. Just had the same problem on my car. Turned out to be the front drivers wheel bearing. £30 for bearing from eurocarparts including 25% discount and £30 to fit.
  13. Must say mine has 125,000 miles 0n the clock, 2005 reg and still on the same clutch. Just been for its MOT and advised drivers front bearing needs to be renewed. Can't really complain
  14. I had this problem before and used WD40 which took it away for awhile but came back after a couple of weeks. I eventually got some grease on a plastic rod and greased the spring and rods etc. That was over 6 months ago and I am still squeak free