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fordulike last won the day on June 5 2018

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    Aygo Fire A/C
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  1. When I bought my 2013 Aygo (22,000 miles), the discs weren't in the best state, so I had the Toyota dealer replace them with "air quotes" Toyota parts. Now on 37,000 miles and the discs are getting shoddy again, which leads me to believe they don't fit the best quality parts. In the summer, I've decided to fit Brembo discs and pads, which at a local independent garage, actually costs less than Toyota dealership originals.
  2. If it's anything like my old Micra keyfob, it will have a tiny passive transponder in the body of the fob. It was a little green thing IIRC. You might be able to fish the transponder out of the old fob and put it in the new one, but don't quote me.
  3. Glad you got it sorted. Rear drum brakes do tend to get neglected, because all the mechanism is hidden within the drum. Also, the brake dust builds and clogs the mechanism, as it's difficult for this build up to escape the drum enclosure. Just some info for anyone who owns an Aygo. If you get it serviced at the Toyota dealer, the 'Full', 'Full Plus' and 'Gold Essential Care' servicing does include a clean up and adjust of the rear drum brakes.
  4. Hopefully, they will repair the paintwork as a goodwill gesture 😉
  5. There is a Toyota recall for this to get fixed. I've just had mine done and it cost nothing. Go to your local Toyota dealer to get it booked in. I would complain about the damaged paintwork too.
  6. Thumbs up with Puglet, Bosch S4 in mine too.
  7. Don't know, but at least get the free play of the cable checked to eliminate that from your problem.
  8. I agree with @Micra2Aygo in his post above. The clutch cable adjustment/free play on the Aygo is quite critical in the operation and longevity of the drivetrain.
  9. Yeah, agree with you on that. Callum, you need some ducting from the front bumper area of the car to feed that induction cone with cold air. Otherwise your fuel economy may suffer.
  10. Totally agree. I run Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 on my Aygo, and the difference is like night and day between summer and all season tyres. The previous Continental ECO's were utter rubbish on the slippy side roads. The Goodyear's are very good on slushy, wet, snowy and icy surfaces. There's a slight compromise in the summer, but as I don't hoon around like my butt is on fire, they give me confidence all year round.
  11. Let us know how effective this is after you've done it please. Lack of illumination is a pain (albeit small) in the dark. Can't think why Toyota never addressed this on the facelift (2009)
  12. You are totally correct that both those ratings are well above the top speed of the Aygo, even downhill 😂 Best check with your insurance company first though, as some could be fussy if it comes to a claim.
  13. If it were me, then I would replace the shocks at the same time. They're probably well past their best after being on the road for so long. The mechanic will be under the car anyway, so labour charges shouldn't be much more than just replacing springs. Why not get a quote for just springs and springs plus shocks, then decide if it suits your budget.
  14. Can I be cheeky and ask you what your style of driving is and whether your use is city, motorway or a mixture of both? I fail to get past 350 miles on a full tank with half motorway and half city driving. I am a little heavy on the throttle though, so wondering if you have feather toes 😂