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  1. Thank you, the car has just done 94,000 and I fitted the NGK iridium plugs, needed a thin 14mm spark socket though to get them out then a socket that bends as the engine is put in and sits at a slight tilted angle so couldn't get the usual straight socket in. Good to know about the 100k lifespan, that is long life - mind you they were about £50 but worth it 🙂 I'm just trying to hold onto her as long as possible before we are all forced into buying electric from 2030. Thanks again everyone.
  2. Thanks everyone for the help. I managed to get her started but had to change the plugs as the car has always has Toyota services at the dealler up until two years ago when I decided due to the age of the car I would get it done independently, however I asked them to change the plugs two years ago (when the plugs at the time would of been near to five years old) but It appears that they were not done as they were in a right state. The car was as pointed out flooded so took the old plugs out and cranked it for about a minute then put the new plugs in and cranked it over (took about
  3. I have a 2007 Toyota Auris that will crank but not start it was running fine the other day left overnight and will not start. I can hear the fuel pump engage and run, there is a spark to the plugs and ive disconnected and cleaned the air flow sensor but still no start. I cant get the car into a garage until after Christmas and my wife will need this over the christmas period as she travels to various care homes to work. There is a smell of fuel under the bonnet and when I've cranked the engine so thinking this could be flooded? not sure how this would happen though although the wife
  4. Thanks everyone, I'm getting it done tomorrow. I would do it myself but think it's best to get the job done at a garage as it will need to be vacuumed and filled properly. The garage I took it was great as it was leaking on the low side valve on the first visit so they replaced that re gassed it only for it to run out a week later so took it back and they vacuumed it and it held the vacuum so didn't indicate a leak refilled again and didn't charge me then after 3 days it was gone again which is when I found the stain on the condenser, hopefully this will solve it then I can chill out 🙂
  5. I have similar issue with my 1.6VVTI Auris (2007) it has always been a bit greedy on oil but recently im using about 1 Litre for every 5,000 miles. Ive been told not to worry as these engines are known to enjoy a drink of oil and I have had my Auris for 5 years and never once had an issue with MOT/Emissions. I think I will worry when I see blue smoke. Try not to worry to much as I was worried at first after coming from a 19 year old Corolla that never used any oil between changes.
  6. I have a 2007 Toyota Auris and I keep losing air con gas every 2 weeks and the garage keeps re-filling but couldn't locate the leak, they put some dye in and said to run it. Tonight I thought id shine a UV torch and see if I can see anything and the only thing that looks suspicious is the front radiator which just looks like an oily leak but not sure if its air con (is this the dye the garage was talking about) They told me they vacuumed it and it was holding vacuum so felt it was a small leak. If this needs replacing does it require both radiators or just the one - Thanks everyone
  7. Thanks frostyballs I checked and water isn't coming in from the vents but can see it seeping in from the grommet in the picture, nightmare 👍
  8. Hi Everyone, I have sprung a leak in my 2007 Auris I have checked the notorious rear light cluster seal and it doesn't seem perished and I ran some silicone around the edges of this seal but still leaking. When i cover the light cluster up with a plastic bag no water comes in so I know its coming from the cluster, however when I pour water on the car near to the light cluster and look inside I can see the water seeping in from a grommet, I've attached the picture and wanted to ask can this be the issue as I haven't read anything about this grommet causing this type of leak? it seeps in from th
  9. Its petrol 2007 model year as for engine I don't know
  10. Is yours a new model (the one that has an angry face at the front) or the pre 2011 version. Thanks everyone.
  11. I have a 2007 Auris and I have only just noticed today that when I turn the ignition key that there is no warning dashboard lights for ABS or Oil which got me a bit worried. The car displays all other lights such as Airbag, Battery, engine management etc. Has anyone else found this as it seems a bit strange to me as all cars I have owned have had these warning lights. Thanks for any help with this everyone.
  12. Sounds like mine is normal then - I have checked the tyre pressures and all are fine. I would thought it would of been better on fuel than it is having 1.6 cars before maybe it the VVT-I workings of the engine. Luckily I am not doing massive amounts of mileage but if i was doing around 24,000 miles per year would probably look for a change. Thanks for the posts and the link to the Honest John fuel stats.
  13. That`s not much mileage for a Toyota engine to have a problem - Wonder what causes this to happen, Least they are sorting it out for you.
  14. I have a 2007 1.6 petrol Toyota Auris. I filled the tank to full where the pump clicked off twice, the gauge was showing full. I travelled 95 miles on mostly straight and even A-Roads averaging 55 mph, I decided to fill the tank again on my return and the car took 13.11 litres (nearly 3 gallons) to fill it back to full again at a cost of £16.51 for the 95 miles. On working this out the car only averaged 31 mpg and this is on a run, Is this normal with other Auris owners as i thought I would at least be getting 45 mpg. Just wondered what everyone else is getting on a run, I mentioned it to the
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