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  1. Cheers bike loon, how did you know the 1 had packed up?
  2. Hi bike loon, do you mind if I ask why you changed your coil packs please?
  3. Cheers guys We definitely arent looking for a battery charger! Its a battery jumper that we are more keen on! This way theres no trailing cables etc needed to plug into the AC and we dont have a driveway so it'd be inconvenient. I think he's decided on the noco gb70 model at halfords...excellent reviews but very costly...least this way we can jump start vehicles so long as the battery has depleated but not defective
  4. Guys Hi Does anybody have any suggestions for a reliable jump starter brand out there? We’ve come across a few in Halfords and now discovered Argos sell a small range. Thing is i really don't want my other half investing say 150.00 on one and hardly uses to it to find it stops working out of warranty and turns out to be a complete waste! It has to be powerful and reliable and be able to jump start up to a min if Say 3L vehicles Thanks guys Sammy
  5. Thank you guys for your support, it proves that they’re are still people out there who care. Update, had our AA brake down come over this afternoon, tested the entire charging system...I had to persuade him as initially he confirmed that it was just the battery that had depleted and simply needed a recharge...alternator absolutely fine...battery as good as new he reported...and he recommended that we start the car at least once a week for 30 minutes to maintain battery charge...he also recommended that we remove all hardwiring for the dash cam install and install a new 15amp fuse in re.the cig as it may be faulty...he commented that the majority of his call outs for vehicles not starting was due to dash cams wired in that drain the battery. So that’s what we did...ran the vehicle for 2hrs this afternoon...starts up fine now...pretty powerful infact...and removed all the hard wiring and replaced fuse. So far so good. However, we have decided to invest in a battery jump starter...we think it’s an investment SO LONG AS IT IS USED CORRECT i.e + to + and - to -, there are some horror vids on YouTube re.such issues. Decided on this model here, with my sons trade discount I think it comes in at 135.00.
  6. LOG INSIGN The Top 8 Things That Will Drain Your Car Battery Your car battery could keep dying from a variety of reasons such as age, a bad alternator, human error, and more. by Valerie Johnston on November 30, 2015 SAVE SHARETWEETPIN You're late for work and rush out to your car, only to find that it won't start. The headlights are dim and the engine simply refuses to turn over. You realize that your battery is dead. How did this happen? A car battery is the most crucial piece of equipment to starting and driving your vehicle. It sends power from the starter motor to the sparks plugs, igniting your car’s fuel, while also giving other systems power. This includes lights, radio, air conditioning, and more. You may be able to tell when your car battery starts to die if you find it difficult to start, have flickering lights, or a weakening alarm system Your car battery may begin to drain for 8 reasons: 1. Human Error You’ve probably done this at least once in your life – you come home from work, tired and not really thinking, and left the headlights on, didn't completely close the trunk, or even forgot about some internal lights. Overnight the battery drains, and in the morning your car won’t start. Many new cars alert you if you’ve left your lights on, but may not have alerts for other components. 2. Parasitic Drain Parasitic drain is due to components in your vehicle continuing to run after the key is turned off. Some parasitic drain is normal – your battery delivers enough energy to keep things, like your clock, radio presets, and security alarm operational at all times. However, if there's an electrical problem – such as faulty wiring, poor installation, and defective fuses – parasitic drain can exceed what's normal and deplete the battery. 3. Faulty Charging If your charging system isn’t working properly, your car battery can drain even while you’re driving. Many cars power their lights, radio, and other systems from the alternator, which can make the battery drain worse if there's a charging problem. The alternator may have loose belts or worn-out tensioners that keep it from working properly. 4. Defective Alternator A car alternator recharges the battery and powers certain electrical systems like lights, radio, air-conditioning, and automatic windows. If your alternator has a bad diode, your battery can drain. The bad alternator diode can cause the circuit to charge even when the engine is shut off, and you end up in the morning with a car that won’t start. 5. Extreme Temperature Whether extremely hot (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) or cold (under 10 degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures can cause lead sulfate crystals to build-up. If the car is left in such conditions for too long, the sulfate buildup can damage long-term battery life. It may also take a long time for your battery to charge in these environments, especially if you only drive short distances. 6. Excessive Short Drives Your battery may wear out before its time if you take too many short drives. The battery puts out the most power when starting the car. Shutting off your vehicle before the alternator has a chance to recharge could explain why the battery continues dying or doesn’t seem to last long. 7. Corroded or Loose Battery Cables The charging system cannot top off your battery while driving if the battery connections have corroded. They should be checked for dirt or signs of corrosion and cleaned using cloth or a toothbrush. Loose battery cables make it difficult to start the engine too, as they cannot transfer the electrical current efficiently. 8. Old battery If your battery is old or weak, it will not hold a full charge well. If your car consistently won't start, it’s possible that the battery is worn out. You should generally replace your car batteryevery 3-4 years. If old, or poorly maintained, your battery may die on a regular basis. What to do with a battery that keeps dying: Having a battery that won't hold a charge is frustrating, and figuring out what's causing the problem can be tricky. Assuming that the cause of the battery drain is not human error, you will need the assistance of a qualified mechanic who can diagnose your car's electrical problems and determine if it's a dead battery or something else in the electrical system.
  7. Guys, my partner has an issue with his 60plate 2.0 diesel Avensis starting up again. It might be his own fault, reason? He never ever drives it! He fires it up once a month only to check if she's still alive! Reasons as to why he no longer drives it?..we have my Aygo now to run around in & we hardly do long journeys like we used to for business. Ive been telling him to sell it for months now but he says he really likes his car. Its only done 73k i think & very well looked after & even polished regularly! I recall he had an mot in September 2019 and i dont think he has done more than a few hundred miles in it since. Ok, so we had the same issue several months ago whereby it wouldnt start up one day. I feel the problem began when he hardwired in a dashcam last year to the fuses under the dash/passenger side, because the 1st non start was after that, but he then disconnected the hardwire set up & it still has a starting issue as experienced today, so i assume that hardwire may be unrelated! Anyway the 1st issue of non start last year we had the toyota battery replaced under warranty as we suspected it was faulty in that it wasnt holding its charge! So currently we have a brand new battery. I dont know what may be causing the issue. We have one of the cigarettes port devices that measures the battery...this morning it read 10.8 i think with the ignition set to AC and 11.8 when trying to fire it up. Could it be the alternator knackered maybe? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated guys.
  8. Hi We had this exact problem only recent, however we replaced the cat with a brand new genuine toyota part, reason for this we got very lucky on ebay, winning bid £35.00, you read correct, and we replaced both pre n post sensor with genuine bosch parts, we havent seen the eml light on since. Do you know any mechanics who’d be willing to order the parts on their account saving you some money maybe?
  9. Hi I replaced the front discs n pads on my 2008 simple...purchased the parts from our dealer though...7000 miles later...hmmm....the pads have worn quite a bit and the discs look a but shoddy but all works fine...i’d recommend a good brand over dealer parts...check Halfords and Euro Car Parts for their options. Best of luck Glad you avoided that 195.00 dealer quote...if you diy the job youll get it done far say more than half!
  10. I fitted a new c.converter this year along with new mid pipe and silencer gaskets and bolts etc...and i can glues or pastes or anything of the sort are required. Sammy
  11. Hi Toebeans...encountered that issue myself...rather than trying to unscrew it...get a thin blade flat screwdriver...pref those micro blade ones n pry the srew up first...sometimes they just pop out matey
  12. Sorry to read the sad news, but thats def a body shop job since the wing looks pretty much pushed in sadly, the smart guys are smart but not that smart, it’ll involve a full wing respray, the thing with red is colour match and then that shiny look due to the laquer process which makes it stand out more, which then involves blowing it into the front door and possibly the corner of the bumper too. Im talking from my own experience but i wish you the best of luck, im yet to see a body repair that doesnt stand out. Do you think a replacement wing might be the better option and cheaper one too?
  13. I didnt realise it was so bright, feel so bad now, glad i changed the bulb on mot day and then fixed the issue in less than 24hrs, id hate to annoy more drivers, lesson learnt. However, i cant say that ive ever been blinded or annoyed by rear fogs on vehicles infront of me, havent really noticed if im honest, from now i will probably notice things more lol
  14. Interesting reading. Im up to date with my bulbs now lol