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fordulike last won the day on June 5 2018

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  1. fordulike

    Transmission fluid

    Don't know, but at least get the free play of the cable checked to eliminate that from your problem.
  2. fordulike

    Transmission fluid

    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.
  3. fordulike

    creaking clutch pedal on 06 avensis

    Maybe it's your left knee 😂
  4. fordulike

    Hello Everyone!

    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.
  5. fordulike

    Winter tyres - why you should get some

    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.
  6. fordulike

    What a good idea!

    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)
  7. fordulike

    Tyres - second generation Aygo

    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.
  8. fordulike

    I can't take passengers in my Aygo!

    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.
  9. fordulike

    Fuel Consumption

    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 😂
  10. fordulike

    help - burning smell!

    Rule out any issues of binding brakes. After a few miles driving, stop the car and carefully touch each wheel in turn with your bare hand. You will feel if any of the brakes are binding, they will be mad hot.
  11. fordulike

    Interior Light only comes on at driver's side

    John, you've got to remember that the Aygo is built to a low cost, tight budget, and the earlier models have little in the way of creature comforts. The biggest one for me is the lack of passenger window control from the driver's side (although I believe later models have this feature). I'm not fussed if the cabin doesn't light up when the passenger door is opened, but I can fully understand that some driver's like or need this feature. I guess you have a base model, without remote locking/unlocking, because all my doors unlock with the fob. As for the poor deicing, I share your pain, although aircon certainly helps to demist the windscreen. So if yours doesn't have aircon, then that would certainly be a feature to look for in your next car. Think of the positives; no road tax, low insurance, great fuel economy, easy to park, cheap on tyres, only one windscreen wiper to replace, reliability 😀
  12. fordulike

    Engine Cuts Out - Electrics at Fault Maybe?

    No, if you suspect that the battery isn't performing as it should, then just buy a new one.
  13. fordulike

    Engine Cuts Out - Electrics at Fault Maybe?

    Get the battery and alternator checked. Either a bad battery, defective diode in the alternator, or even both could be causing this issue.
  14. fordulike

    1998 Supra Insurance

    At the end of the day it's a 300+ BHP, rear wheel drive monster, that requires experience to tame all that power, especially in the wet. Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm kinda glad insurance companies discourage young drivers from driving cars like these. I used to drive a Toyota MR2 Mk1 with a fraction of the power and that was friggin lethal in the wet. On a positive note, if you're only intending on driving 250 miles in the first year, why drive it at all? Just garage it up without insurance and save a boat load of cash. By the end of the first year, you'll have accrued another year of NCB on your current car, and potentially the Supra will then be cheaper to insure.
  15. fordulike

    Starting issues!

    This used to happen on my wife's 2006 Aygo, now sold, and also on my 2013 Aygo. Not frequent enough to worry about, as it starts fine.