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  1. Cheers guys, much appreciated Helicopter tape sounds like an interesting one!!
  2. Hi all My other half drives a t27 avensis. I always park infront of him and because my tte centre exhaust sticks out a bit I manage to hit the very lowest part of his front bumper...causing various scratches and minor paint damage...I know I know. Does anybody have any ideas how I could protect his bumper in someway...other than being more careful I some rubber trim or something...
  3. Hi Managed to source a genuine brand new wiring loom and template for 46.00 all in. Not bad I guess. I'm sure that there are people out there that feel...gosh...its an old car...why bother! I know my kids do! Added work still need to spray the used lamp bezels from grey to car is silver but think black would look better...Matt black btw!
  4. Hi all I agree with Malcom...def a case of trial and error...and completing 1 job at a time to see if it cures it otherwise move on to the next one! It'll be 2 years soon that I've owned my 2008 aygo still 56k on the clock but has been as dry as a bone since...until the other day I noticed only a small patch of wet carpet on the drivers side inside my boot..only noticed because I took my boot liner out to clean. Upon lifting the carpet noticed a very small amount of water sitting. I'm yet to investigate. Have a feeling it might be my rear light cluster as we upgraded them to the newer glassy look off the models newer. Must be the seal or I over tightened the retaining bolt...who knows. Best of luck. Keep us posted. We're all in the same boat!!!!
  5. Hi Devon Aygo, cheers for that response, yup we are definitely looking at the same installation guide, I didn’t notice those part numbers on the first page, I’ll ring my dealers to get my trade price on the you think there are any aftermarket kits available out there?
  6. Hi Guys Currently drive my 2008 platinum Aygo, which sadly was not equipped with fog lamps in the front bumper as the sports model was. I have managed to find a pair of genuine Toyota fog lamps however they do not come with the wiring looms etc, all I have are the lamps and bezels with screws, hence my query is...will anybody know where I could source the looms and switches etc OR could I make my own look and switch?? Any help would be much appreciated guys P.s, I have managed to download the installation manual via the toyota tech website for these lamps, hence I am clued up on how to fit the actual lamps..I.e cutting the hole outs etc, just a shame re.the wiring. Final question sorry guys...if I mount the lamps without any wiring...would it fail my next mot if the tester sees that the fog lamps arent connected or working???? Sammy
  7. Ours does it long as it isn’t an everyday thing...relax...maintain it on time and use good quality oils and fuels and it should be fine. There was a software update at one point regarding this issue or am I mistaken? Maybe somebody else could input on it. I’m sure we had it done at the dealers under warranty. Best of luck.
  8. Cheers Frosty...I am a bit weary re.fitting a bike rack to the rear window...hmmm...worries me. Maybe i should go...roof bars...and then those what do you call them whereby the bikes sit on top of them...look a bit like ski’s ?
  9. Morning all. Quick one carriers. Has anybody on this wonderful forum currently have a bike carrier attached to their particular the 2005 to 2012 model is it before they changed shape? Pics would be great please. And how many bikes could an aygo manage? I have a 3 door 2008 aygo platinum and we would love to go out cycling more often. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers Sammy
  10. This is interesting...whats causing them to slip though? Its an important part in my opinion if its cushioning the spring. I will attempt the repositioning regardless as such things niggle me sadly. I love my car be it its getting pretty dated but still so cute though im sure youll all agree!
  11. Cheers johnan and mrfixer...everybody that chips in even the smallest of advice are true assets to this forum...much appreciated guys. Funny you guys mentioned spring compressor...reserved some online this morning at halfords...clicked in my brain as soon as i woke up...worth having the right tools in your garage! I will report back once fixed. Cheers again
  12. Hi guys, Whilst inspecting the underside of my 2008 Aygo today, i noticed on the rear drivers side coil spring, what looks like a big rubber thingy that sits underneath the coil spring, has moved to one side and lifted! I tried tucking it back under the spring but it is impossible. The opposite side is fine. The rubber is undamaged. Does anybody know how i may fix this issue and is it a safety issue in anyway or an mot failure? Pic attached however i tucked it in best i could.
  13. Quick update, following advice on how to measure rear coil springs in relation to fitting spring assistors, we jacked up the rear today, and measured 3.7cm, possibly 4cm gaps in between each coil in the spring.
  14. Thank you for all the input fellow members, much appreciated. We performed the oil & filter change this morning & all went well, other than we had to run out to buy a filter wrench cup to remove the oil filter, if it helps anybody for reference purposes it is a 64.5mm that you will need! The air filter was super clean hence no need for a replacement, and so was the pollen filter but we gave both a bit of a vacumn anyway. One issue we did have was the amount of oil required. The dealers advised 5.7L. The handbook mentioned various amounts dependant on the engine model, from what i understood i think it stated 6.3L. We rang motors factors that were open today, halfords and parkers stated 6.3L. We settled for what Toyota advised us at 5.7L, the dipstick reads bang on. Fingers crossed we got this right!
  15. Id be happy to use a different brand in my Aygo however my partner is of a different breed lol...everything has to be genuine toyota. 5.7L to be precise...which means paying for a 5L plus an additional 1L at just under £10.00