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nattyboy

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  1. Deposit taken - thanks for the interest/enquiries folks !
  2. Sorry £4895! Yes did see that thanks but it's the later euro 6 car that's affected - I deliberatley bought a 2010 euro 5 car. The car actually felt similar in performance to the IQ a which is very surprising considering its 30hp down ! Guess it's just the top end that suffers...
  3. Wife has decided she wants another convertible so after 3 years of faultless IQ ownership its leaving for a new home (details on for sale section or PM me if interested). Its been such a fun car to own and I oly hope the new Fiat 500C which replaces it is half as good ! Will still keep looking on the forum as I fancy another RAV 4 at some point !
  4. Toyota IQ3 1.3 with full options packs including full leather, touch scren sat nav, bluetooth/phone preparation, auto wipers/lights/mirror, keyless entry, styling pack (rear spoiler and rear diffuser, chrome mirrors, front driving lights, chrome sports exhaust), rear boat load cover. Fantastic condition and regularly valeted. Full Toyota service history with all receipts and details of recall work. One previous family owner. An amazing little fun and economical car (60mpg, £30 tax!) which will be sad to see go...rare to find with full options like this - cost £13,000 new ! £4895 Ono
  5. Thanks guys. Yes - never really understood what all the fuss was about in showing your plate on a forum/ad.
  6. A strange topic I know. I just thought I would share a thought with you. We have owned our IQ3 for 5 months now and every time I drive it it make me smile. Very happy, and probably one of the best cars we've owned (and we've had many across a range of categories!) A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to buy a Porsche 911 which I collected on my birhday. And as you'd expect packing 370hp it's awesome and sounds/looks amazing. I love it. But do you know what - the little IQ runs it very close in terms of fun factor which is amazing really considering one cost £12k and the other £88k !! I also posted up the pic below of the cars I own on a porsche 911 forum and all they wanted to know about was the little IQ and how it drove :>) ! Just goes to show you you dont need power to have a good time !
  7. nattyboy

    Hello !

    Hi Folks Been looking for an IQ for a while for the wife and I'm glad to report we bagged ours yesterday. Its an IQ3, just serviced/MOT'd, lovely condition, nicely loaded - leather, nav, urban and sports pack etc and owned by an elderley gent who passed away so its been sitting idle for the best part of 12 months while his estate was sorted out. Silver wasnt our preferred colour (we wanted grey or white) but it looks great in the flesh ! Really looking forward to getting back to Toyota reliability (we had 7 years in faultless RAV 4's/celica's before buying a VW beetle convertible which was horrifically bad/unreliable in every way you can imagine!). Anyway - most importantly I'd like to publicly thank David23 for all his help. We were due to go and see Davids car with a view to buyng it, but when he changed his mind in parting with it he has bent over backwards to help us find another and give me advice - thanks mate ! David found this car for us. Looking forward to getting involved ! Cheers Nat
  8. Cheers guys - I'll leave it and just take it out of her pocket money lol !!
  9. Just sold our RAv and the missus fuelled it RIGHT up just before ! Whats the easiest way to drain some fuel. The guy beat me down on the price big style so I dont feel too guilty - lol!! Many Thanks Nat
  10. Update 2; Changed the fuel filter (remember she mis fuelled it last year), and would you believe it - it hasnt missed a beat (wifes done about 200 miles and it hasnt missed once). I'm 99% that wasnt the problem though as the symptoms pointed towards the SCV's (plus the Engine Management light came on) - Im just thinking that maybe because its milder thats made a difference - the weather is the only other change ! Will drive it a while then if it plays up again order some parts from kingo. There may be a cheap 4.3 D4D T180 coming up via a mate too. Finally I still need to replace these two drive belts - can anyone point me to the fitting instuctions anchorman mentions as I cant find them !
  11. Hi Folks Ive bought the two drive belts for the alternator etc on our 4.2 D4D and was just wondering if this is a relativley straightforward job - or perhaps if anyone had any instructions etc ? Thanks in advnace Nat
  12. Well..just back from the garage and feeling quite pleased with myself - lol ! I must admit I do lack a bit in confidence when doing stuff to my cars and bikes and usually end up breaking more than I'm trying to fix. But the instructiions/pics for changing the filter were great and it was all completed with minimum fuss in just over an hour and fired up at second attempt ! Thanks again Anchorman !
  13. Toyota have just quoted us £650 for a new clutch - but mentioned it may need a new flywheel too at additional cost. Didnt know the two deffo needed doing together - whats the damage on that from a dealer ?
  14. Cheers - fingers crossed eh ? Is the fan belt straight forward too ?
  15. Hi again guys A bit of an update from me. The cars been laid up for a while so not had chance to do anything. I've found a friend of a friend whos a mechanic and has kindly offered to help. I showed him the forum pages which he said made perfect sense, and he came round with his bluepoint diagnostic reader, but strangely there were no error codes stored !? He has lent me his reader and showed me how to use it, and on his advice Ive driven the car round to try and get the engine management light to come on, and the minute it does plug in the reader to get a code. The first 5 miles it played up - but no engine management light - then it was good as gold - typical ! So as Toyota have already had it in and not found a fault, I guess its down to taking a punt (as they would ?!) and ordering the SCV's from Kingo and seeing where we are after that. Ive just spent half an hour reading other posts and I just hope its not something else and I'm wasting my money ! One thing I did notice (as I didnt read your reply properly initially anchorman !!) is that I should try the fuel filter first - is this easy to do and whats the approximate cost ? I'll order these parts too from Kingo. It also needs a fan belt on the Toyota dealers recommendation as its a bit worn - again - easy to do ? (remember Ive got the old man behind me whos a bit handier than me !) Final point - the cars battery seems a little weak - I picked up on once post that this doesnt help - is that right ? Thanks again guys - the forums a great help/comfort. The wife is beside herself with not having tarnsport for the kids while Im away ! A real shame all this - its been a great car so far.
  16. Right guys - bit of an update. Had the car serviced at Toyota Bristol and they couldn't find a problem with the poor running and no error codes stored. It's ran fine for a week but yesterday the wife said it was doing it again. I took it out and sure enough it was losing power intermittently. Then the engine management light came on and it cut out altogether. Managed to limp it home but now we are proper knackered as we have a fair bit of snow and I couldn't even get my car (rear wheel driven German rubbish lol). As I reported before, I just don't like or trust my Toyota dealer so Im thinking of taking a punt and just ordering the parts from Kingo, and getting the old man (who's quite handy on the spanners) to help me. If I do replace the SCV's does the engine management light automatically go out and are the error codes then deleted or does a dealer have to do this ? Any additional thoughts comments appreciated! This is all I need before Xmas - dealer reckons we need £2ks worth of work doing to the car BTW after the service !! (3 tyres, clutch and flywheel, belts, pollen filter and brakes all round) Cheers Nat
  17. Its due an interim service so lets see what thye say. Incidentally, they want £216 for that. Lindops quoted £156...go figure !
  18. Cheers mate ! Looks like a fairly straight forwad job if it needs doing. The car got serviced at Lindops last year as I go to Airbus a fair bit and dropped it off (its a 400 mile round trip otherwise!). They were top class and if I still went up there I would ask them to sort any work. Unfortunatley my local Toyota dealer (fish brothers) is a disgrace - Ive complained about their poor service and arrogant/unhelpful attitude a few times but it doesnt seem to make any difference. You'll therefore understand Im a bit reluctant to get them to look at it !
  19. Oh - what are SCV's BTW ! ? Cheres Nat
  20. Thanks guys ! No - the fuel wasnt in long at all. It was just that some half wit petrol attendant demanded my wife move her car of the forecourt and wouldnt help her - so we are talking sxtarting the engine and reversing it 20 yards..the engine would have been running no more than 30 seconds. I'll get it booked in - fingers crossed ! She hasnt had much luck this year with it..we've had 5 seperate lots of bodywork damage to it by idiots bumping it in car parks etc - one of those years !
  21. Hi Guys You may recall from a summer thread that the wife filled here D4D up with unleaded by mistake and started it to move it. Since then it hasnt run as well, and she is now complaining its smoky on start up and the throttle response is poor. She adds that the other day she had her foot flat to the floor and it was losing power. Any thoughts ? We didnt replace the fuel filter so I'm wondering if thats not helping ? It also seems a bit noisier to me with a slight vibration through the floor at low revs - but maybe I'm looking for things that arent there as I dont drive it much ! Any feedback appreciated Nat
  22. Thanks a bunch again guys. Really appreciated (especially by the wife who was worring herself silly!)
  23. Thanks Mike - appreciated. Seems to be OK now - fingers crossed. Is filter replacement easy do you know ?
  24. Morning Folks This missus filled her D4D with unleaded on Saturday (doh!). The lovely petrol station attendant was clearly concerned at her being upset and told her to start the engine and move it of the forecourt (which fortunatley meant it was only started/driven for about 30 seconds). After ringing around we contacted an website who claimed to specialise in this type of thing (charging £150), and the nightmare began ! They turned up in a shonky old van and cutting a long story short; - He claimed he had lost some tools so had to drain it from the engine bay. - He then reversed his transit into the front of the RAV. He didnt have his insurance details but I'll obviously persue this. - AFter an hour, the car started, a few clouds of blue smoke came out of the back, and we drove it to the pump to fill up. - It wouldnt start again, and as making a horible clanking noise from the engine. - He then called the AA, and while aiting, phoned a mate (we had took the kids to mcdonalds over the road for tea by then as it was getting late), who said it just needed bleeding and a prime button needed to be pushed on the fuel pump. - It then started and we drove it home - it seemed OK. As you probably suused, I didnt have much confidence in this guy/company and wondered if someone could advise me; - What are the chances of any longer term damage ? - Should I replace the fuel filter to be safe ? If so is tis an easy job ? - Is it worth buying some injector cleaner too or is this stuff a aste of time ? Thanks in advance. The wife is really upset/embarrassed and didnt sleep much last night after reading some horror stories on the web ! Can you beleive that car has had 3 people drive into it in 3 months now !? All the bst Nat
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