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  1. the one that'll fit is the one they sell you at the motorspares shop when you tell them which car you have :P on a more serious note, i think they are all the same size, at least mine and in our avensis it's the same one...
  2. mtec discs with ferodo premier pads
  3. this is a rant so if anyone doesn't want to read it, press back now :P i drove my dad's avensis (2005) for more than 2 minutes yesterday, we were on the motorway and i was so angry at the speedo. what a silly design, on the motorway when you glance down and look up again it is neigh on impossible to tell if you're doing 70 or 50 if you are in average speed check as i was. personally i think it's dangerous as i was having to look at the speedo for longer before looking up again, which silly bafoon decided this was a good design? i think 30, 50 and 70mph should be more clearly marked, possibly in red as you use to get with some vauxhall models. anyway, rant over.
  4. yes sorry that's my bad, some of the 1.4d4d engines do have a timing chain. i have the 2.0d4d so assumed all the 1.4d4ds would too. as for keeping it under 2200rpm that's true to an extent but i find it easier to start the car for a few minutes before setting off in the winter months
  5. gearbox is totally different, diesel engines have different ratios. try go for 2005 or newer so you get a facelift model, much more desirable. glow plugs need changing when they go, mine lasted until 100K before they needed replacing. the diesel engine will do higher mileage than the petrol without issue as long as its looked after properly. diesel engine needs timing belt change after 60K miles. water pump only if it's leaking.
  6. if drop links are the same as anti-roll bar links then yeah it's plenty.
  7. i'm assuming the smaller pulley turns the charger faster for a given number of turns of the belt? and is this a linear increase in power or is there a point at which a smaller pulley would spin the charger faster than it is designed to? i think upgrading to larger and wider wheels will give you more friction area in contact with the road and if you get some decent tyres you may be ok with the increase in power. not sure about 1st and 2nd gear but 3rd onward should be ok?
  8. can i ask how you just got an extra 40bhp from your car? something in the tuning file you changed?
  9. i agree with the above. also i'd like to add that i don't know what forum system this is using but what's wrong with good old phpBB? and it's simple clean themes?
  10. I wish there were, but it appears to be a system-wide change. The TOC sites in the US and Australia have made the change too. They seem to be mostly happy about it in OZ, but the US site is still a ghost town from what I can tell. This site is an effort to use now. On my laptop it's slow and the scrolling is laggy. On my much faster desktop machine, the scrolling is good, but the layout is totally knackered. we have a good community here and it'd be a shame to lose it over something as small as a theme change on the forum but i fear users may start jumping ship to other forums. if the colour scheme stays as it is then after i've changed my car which may be in the near future i won't be coming back to visit...
  11. is there no way of getting hold of an administrator to get them to change it back?
  12. some people may care, others may not but if this doesn't get changed back to a better forum theme then i'm outta here. i simply cannot cope with this shocking colour scheme and layout. only just had managed to get use to the previous version. whatever happened to if it ain't broke don't fix it? i mean seriously...?
  13. not saying euro car parts are bad but i've always found them to be expensive compared to my local independant guys...
  14. ^^ it's always interested my why the aircon auto cuts in when you press the button to make the front screen demist. i was under the impression warmer air would be quickest to demist the screen? or is the a/c used to just dry the air rather than cool it?
  15. my cars wheel bearing been changed, i used firstline kits which contain NSK bearings and the other bits and bobs needed to complete the job. cost around £35 from independant motor factors, little less if you're mechanic gets it for you at trade price. i also changed the hub when i changed bearings, when i got them they were around £90 plus VAT those are dealer only parts. discs and pads many people use mtec discs and ferodo or mintex pads, that seems to best the best combo at the moment. discs are bought from ebay or mtec direct, pads from ebay again or local independant motor factors.
  16. 1. open and empty glovebox 2. on left hand side whip out the philips head screw which holds the little soft open air jack thingy on 3. pull glovebox upwards in like with the same angle it is at when it is open 4. remove glovebox by following step 4 and look behind where the glovebox would be 5. there is a large black plastic casing (around the size of the old VHS cassettes) 6. push the 2 tabs towards each other and remove the top 7. remove the pollen filter and change, remembering to orientate the filter in the right way (they are marked 'UP' with an arrow) 8. do the reverse of steps 1-6 and jobs a good 'un also on the heater settings if you have got it set to recycle air in the cabin your screen won't demist. set it to use fresh outside air. hope that helps.
  17. guys just so you are aware, mikeinho has PM'd me an apology which i just read before posting this.
  18. get the carpet up and dynamat the full floor of the car. then use a noise suppressor something decent like luxury liner pro on top. refit factory sound suppressor and then fit the carpet back on..
  19. while we're on this subject does anyone know about the offerings for the diesel engine? i know K&N make a panel replacement filter but i'm worried about the oil that they use and it messing up the airflow sensor. is there any company making a "free flowing" air panel filter that doesn't use oil and is "dry" like the factory filter?
  20. my car is the same too. i can only assume it is due to the way paint on plastic and paint on metal looks/reflects in sunlight? as you said some cars from factory have shocking differences in paint from plastic to metal parts. and my 2p worth with regard to lexus lights is that done nicely they can look good, the issue i have is that no one makes (in my opinion) decent looking ones for the corolla. wind deflectors i'm indifferent, on my dad's avensis the team heko ones do generate noticeable noise on the motorway though.
  21. i can't comment on the price although it seems high from what others have said. but why did he replace the EGR valve, a good clean is all they need generally. unless you've been doing hardcore town mileage and using poor quality fuel and not looking after the car generally meaning the EGR valve was so caked up that it was just past it? either way the work is done now and when i had my EGR cleaned i noticed a difference, i can only assume it'd be even greater with a new part. :)
  22. bosch/varta batteries are very good. some people advise against it however personally if i change the battery in any car then i would get the largest capacity battery which will physically fit without mods to battery tray or strap.
  23. may be an expensive option but the dealer will deffo be able to supply you that foglight surround...
  24. come on now Sam, don't offend us all by saying that!! :P of course we noticed...just that it took oldcodger to make the post... glad to hear you and your car are well and good and don't leave it so long next time!
  25. Lol, i like the way you put that! :D oh and do change the fuel filter if you are able to, will deffo make a big difference
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