CorollaTS05

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About CorollaTS05

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  • First Name
    Luke
  • Toyota Model
    Corolla T Sport
  • Toyota Year
    2005
  • Location
    Greater Manchester

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  1. Thanks 👍🏻 It was for sale at the main dealer - Toyota Hendys bournemouth. Apparently an older chap used it occasionally and treated it like his baby. He traded it in for an Aygo.... I paid £4250 for this one delivered with a tank of juice. Felt like I got a good deal it’s mint. Wet sanded 2 minor scratches out and gave it a machine polish with AG SRP this weekend, now as new 👍🏻🚗
  2. Thanks pal, I’m really chuffed with it 👍🏻
  3. Good morning I thought I would share some pics of my new pride and joy with you all. This is the third Yaris T Sport I’ve owned l. I had two when I was younger and moved onto the Corolla T Sport, followed by a Celica GT. I currently own a R56 Cooper S with 230bhp. I had a bit of an obsession with the Yaris T Sport from the age of around the age of 14, when I first sat in one in a showroom with my dad. I loved both examples I owned, still a very underrated car imo. I’ve kept my eye on them on auto trader for years. Which is where this latest purchase was spotted. I found a phase 2 covering only 7,000 miles from new with a full Toyota service history, services annually with 15 stamps in the book! I had the car delivered to Manchester from Bournemouth & it arrived in showroom condition. It’s a proper time warp car what I suspect has been garages it’s entire life. The underbody/chassis is as new as are the window seals etc. It came with an as new set of T Sport mats also. This vehicle is an testament to the previous keepers ownership, which I’m extremely grateful for. As she arrived:
  4. Hi, I was wondering what accessories were made for this generation Rav4? I have got the exterior style pack that came with it and I’ve found a set of mudguards if fitted to it. I was wondering what else I could hunt for on eBay to make it more practical and desireable. I keep trying to find roof rails for it but not having much luck. thanks
  5. Thats a good idea actually mate as the clips have small holes don’t they what would take a self tapping screw, what did you do for the figment on the underside?
  6. Thanks I watched a video on YouTube where an American guy uses a syringe and injects gun oil past the seal to lubricate the shaft. What other oils/grease have people on here found cure the problem? How did you manage to get past the rubber seal?
  7. I’ve purchased some mud flaps from a breaker and have no fitting instructions and wondered if you guys could help. I’ve fitted the rears easily enough with the screws already in the rear bumper and 4 additional sell tappers and washers. I just need help with the front. Is the idea to remove the clips what currently hold the arch liner in place and then put these through the mud flaps and then arch liners? Only reason is that the holes in the mud flaps don’t look big enough to take the plastic clips? Some of them are small and circular and the clips are square.... also there is just a hole in the actual sill on the underside with noting in it, this looks like it will take one of these square clips, so do I just need to purchase another? i have had great difficulty trying to remove these arch liner clips too, are they not reusable? There the worst clips I’ve come across Thanks
  8. Thanks that’s really helpful and answers what I wanted to know. Yeah to be honest I just like the aggressive look of the AT tyres, I won’t be going off road all that much so it sounds like they would be a waste of time for me. Think I’m gonna go for the Michelin Cross Climates, they look sweet with the white lettering on the sidewall too imo 👍
  9. Oh yes of course, they would be needed to get to a roofbox I’ve been giving the Rav a service tonight and I’m a bit puzzled why the airbox seems to have an additional filter which isn't replaceable...? Why is there what looks like 2 filters in my airbox?
  10. I never thought about that, does seem well stuck on there too. Think it’s been stuck on with tiger seal 😂. Il get the hairdryer on it and hope for the best 😬.
  11. CorollaTS05

    4.3 Tyres

    I was wondering regarding tyres are any people running off road tyres on there RAV4s such as: I think I’m at least going to run winter or all season tyres all year round as opposed to summer tyres to try and reap the benefits in the winter. I wondered if anyone had any experience with with off road tyres and what the negatives are? Do they provide poor grip on road or affect handling? I was was looking at the Michelin Cross Climates which apparently are all season tyres, but think if I go down this route I might as well just go for a winter tyre... whats the general consensus? Appreciate your opinions. Apologies if this something similars been asked before thanks
  12. Ahh thanks guys, the previous owner used to cross the Mersey flow everyday so I bet it’s something to do with that 👍
  13. Thanks mate, I’m really happy with it, done plenty of wet sanding and compounding the paint today getting out lots of fine scratches, she’s looking much better. The side steps can be used to get it (as in there strong enough) but myself and my wife aren’t using them as I don’t find the Rav4 overly high. I think they would be handy for children and the elderly getting in though. I think they look smart though along with the front bull bar looking plastics. Is that £500 for used ones? On another note does anyone know what this is on my windscreen, before I rip it off.... I’m assuming it’s not standard?
  14. So today I picked up a Rav4.3 Petrol Auto. Think I’ve paid too much for it but it’s only done 50k miles. It has the usual steering knock. I just wondered with the steering knock does it happen all the time when the intermediate shaft is required? Reason I ask I’ve been reading through old paperwork of the vehicles and on a health check at Toyota a few years ago it got picked up on and they put it down as requiring a new steering rack at £1900. On another health check the tech has put it down as requiring a steering shaft. I also wondered if anyone has any cleaning advice for the side steps, there quite pitted in areas and I’m wondering what would make them look fresher? Thanks