welshviking

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About welshviking

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  • First Name
    Colin
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Toyota Model
    14 reg Aygo Move
  • Toyota Year
    2014
  • Location
    Flintshire

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  1. Are the drl's moulded into the plastic grill or fastened on top of the grill. The blue Aygo is my sons car which has a standard grill with no drl's. The orange 2014 aygo is a stock photo with drl's fitted. It looks like when the old owner fitted a replacement bumper it was fitted with the incorrect grill so the drl's were left out (hope that make sense) .
  2. Ok i replaced the passenger side headlight today, not a bad job apart from one seized bolt. On removing the bumper i found 2 wires hanging down behind the bumper (near to the end of the grill on both sides) with connections on to fit lights. I know this car had a replacement bumper , i am wondering if the original bumper had Drl's and the replacement bumper has a standard grill. I thought maybe foglights wires but my car only has a stalk with rear foglight switch on.
  3. Its crazy how much main dealers and garages try to rip you off. I paid £52.26 for Delphi Brake Pads & Discs, £52.49 for a new headlight and £48.99 for a Full Service kit inc oil + Cabin filter. Despite being 56 years old and having dodgy knees and a bad back i still enjoy doing all the work myself and as previously mentioned you know if the work has been done properly.
  4. To be fair he was watching me all the time and he will be helping me to remove the bumper tomorrow to fit a new headlight (weather depending), i have had him remove the wheel so he knows how to change a wheel if a puncture happens.
  5. welshviking

    I am back

    Hi Folks, After Selling my 57reg Aygo back around 2013 i am back, i have bought my son who is having driving lessons a 14reg Aygo Move with 58k on the clock. Passed its mot with a couple of advisories so fitted new brake discs and pads yesterday (what a swine the 6mm torx countersink bolt was to get out, ended up drilling them out) and will hopefully will fit a new headlight tomorrow as the old one has water in it. I have bought a service kit so will do that probably next weekend. Drove it back from Birmingham with no issues apart from the aircon needs regassing. Hopefully if and when he passes his test he can spend money on it and not his old Dad.
  6. Its time for me to say goodbye as my wee little aygo is going tomorrow , its not going far though as its been sold to a lovely lady 1 mile away. I had the aygo for 3 1/2 years and apart from a couple of minor issues its been superb and i could not fault it. I am buying a Ford Ranger pick up which should be very interesting indeed as its nearly 6' longer than the aygo. Thanks for everyone who has helped me in the last few years your help has been much appreciated.....Regards Colin
  7. Thanks for the input Bob, Well the job was completed in no time at all, i started off measureing the replacement alternator and come to the conclusion no way was i going to get it out upwards so i removed the complete front bumper (7 screws / bolts ten mins work) the it was so easy as it was a case of unbolting the 2 bolts that held the old alternator in place and releasing the 2 wires and the just refitting the replacement alternator and also fitted a new drive belt. I tested the replacement alternator while the bumper was still off (14.2v while engine was running) and then rechecked the tension of the new belt then refitted the bumper. All in just under 2 hours work and no scraped knuckles....Colin
  8. Hi, My battery warning light stayed on today for the 1st time ever and when i checked the battery with a multi meter i found the alternator was not charging the battery 12.45v with engine not running and down to 11.1v with the engine running . I rang Toyota and after i got back up from the floor (£367.97 + vat) i decided to look for a 2nd hand one and fit myself. Anyway i managed to source a 2nd hand alternator the same make and model number as the one that is on my car from a 2007 reg aygo for £49 delivered. I hopefully will be fitting it myself next week (if it is delivered) when i am off work along with a new alternator belt. What i need to know is how easy/difficult is this job as looking at it it looks straight forward enough albeit a little bit cramped for room. Any help or suggestions that will make the job easier and help me save all the skin of my knuckles....Thanks Colin
  9. Best of luck Frizzy with the Fiat 500, a lady in work has one and she has had no problems whatsoever with it. I am looking to get rid of my Aygo blue 57 reg with 26k on the clock just need something with more room as my 2 children are growing up very quickly and the aygo does lack legroom in the rear and also could do with a bit more bootspace, saying that apart from a small leak in the boot (high level brake light) and the airbag light showing (seat belt pre-tensioner) i have not had any problems at all with the wee car.
  10. I am glad someone else is thinking that as well !!!
  11. welshviking

    Piston-Slap

    Mine is a 57 reg with 24k on the clock and does not make any weird noises when it is started in the cold,
  12. Exactly the same place where mine leaked, i had 2 small puddles of water either side of the boot and when i removed the high level brake light i could see where the water had run down into the boot, i simply removed the light, removed all the crappy gasket on the light and bought some thicker 3mm gasket from eBay and made a new one and fitted, that was over 2.5 years ago and still bone dry !!!
  13. A horrible neighbor (and she is ruddy horrible) has a freelander and last year tried for 30 minutes to get up our street which had about 7" of compacted ice / snow, after failing and brushing against another neighbors car she gave up, i then got my aygo out and got ready to go and she shouted you have no hope in that little tin can. Yes you know what happened next, first go nice and steady i got right up..i really would have loved to seen her face !!!!! (and that was with standard contis on )
  14. The problem with Haynes manuals are sometimes they will have you dismantle a complete front end of a car just to change a headlight bulb. I always find them good for a guide but they can be very long winded and confusing and are quite often wrong with there information.
  15. £15.65 delivered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-AYGO-PETROL-05-11-HAYNES-MANUAL-FREEPOST-UK-BRAND-NEW-4921-/180747865493?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2a15698d95