crofter

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    Derek
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    Rav 4/3 Auto xt4
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  1. Could sea air be affecting the clips as they are often made using mild steel which draws moisture from the air. You could treat it with wire wool to clean them and then apply a coat of lacquer on them from swmbo's make up bag (but don't say I said that)
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    Tire Advice

    Hi Ryan As I understand it if fitting 2 new tyres it is better to have them both on either the front or back axle
  3. Have you got a code reader that could maybe plug in under the dashboard in a white socket. If not i would suggest that you try to obtain one as they can point to most of the problems that occur
  4. Hi Endri, think it would help those that may have an answer to this if you say which parts have been changed so that they can maybe work out the parts that could be left to cause your problem
  5. First thing I would do was to disconnect the battery, then remove the two or three cables on the starter,then it is a matter of removing the bolts holding the starter. Is there any chance that these are not fully tight ? Not sure if it is two or three on your motor. Make sure than the shaft is clean and dry which would rule out a faulty rear crankshaft oilseal. An auto electrician or savvy mechanic would have the means to bench test the starter and also if there is anything wrong with the bendix (the sliding gear)
  6. Soot can indeed build up in a cat that does not get hot enough to burn it off, I know peeps who had the same problem on a MOT test and was told to have a good run in a in a middle gear on the local M1, that did the trick
  7. How gratifying it must be for the learned members on here who answer the many questions posted on these forums to see a post like this. Nice one Keith
  8. Welcome David and here's to trouble free motoring in your new motor Del
  9. Good to meet you Jason, may your stay here be useful Del
  10. Hi Robert, great to hear from you,may there be many postings to come from you in the future and that you find lots of useful info on here Del
  11. Glad you found your way back from the wilderness John Drag a chair up to the fire and settle in Del
  12. Might be a good idea to consider feeding these lights through a relay activated by main beam to handle the extra load demanded
  13. I would also give consideration to changing the chain tensioner as well Del
  14. Some auto shops have free battery checks and so do independent battery suppliers,wonder if should be your first of call .Like start with the basics and then go from those results Del
  15. I must be lucky as this blinding is not a constant in my experience. When I were a lad fog lights,front and back were not fitted as standard and we fitted our own which were adjustable to our requirements. The front ones were usually set to shine about six feet (two metres) on the road in front as as mentioned they could hinder the view ahead if set higher. The apply named smog was around then which shortened the vision ahead more so than today but there was less traffic.the roads or the headlights were not so extensively light emitting either so you could use what we used to call Lucas flamethrowers on the front which could only be switched on when the main beam was selected. You really needed them on the rally roads