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    Yaris 1.0L 'S' 2000 'W'
  1. Hi alfiejts. Thanks for your comprehensive reply. I have been using genuine Toyota injector cleaner in the tank, however I have just been buying petrol wherever is most convenient. Sometimes I have used Morrison's fuel or regular branded fuel. I didn't think I would have to use premium fuel as I was using the injector cleaner. Your post has given me food for thought though, and I will try Shell Optimax the next time I put in a couple of gallons. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a compression tester and having just bought a sump, a tight budget prevents me from spending any more cash
  2. sorry for my ignorance but can you please elaborate how to reset the ECU? thanks One way to reset the ECU is to disconnect the Negative battery lead and leave it off for 15 minutes. Then re-connect it. You may have to re-tune your radio channels after doing this. now i know. thanks for your reply. I have a theory with regard to my poor fuel consumption and lack of power in second gear at low revs. I have noticed that my sump has become porous and is leaking a few drips of oil when hot. Does the vvti rely on oil pressure to operate correctly? If the sump is porous, would the car not be
  3. Hi Chris. I also have a porous sump on my Yaris and I intend to buy the one on ebay for £54.95. Apparently it is a straightforward job and there is no gasket! You just clean off the old sealant from the two mating faces with wire wool, make sure both surfaces are clean and dry and then re-apply gasket sealant. Someone recommended 'Loctite black silicone sealant' from Halfrauds for £6.50. Hope this helps. Andy.
  4. sorry for my ignorance but can you please elaborate how to reset the ECU? thanks One way to reset the ECU is to disconnect the Negative battery lead and leave it off for 15 minutes. Then re-connect it. You may have to re-tune your radio channels after doing this. now i know. thanks for your reply. I have a theory with regard to my poor fuel consumption and lack of power in second gear at low revs. I have noticed that my sump has become porous and is leaking a few drips of oil when hot. Does the vvti rely on oil pressure to operate correctly? If the sump is porous, would the car not be
  5. sorry for my ignorance but can you please elaborate how to reset the ECU? thanks One way to reset the ECU is to disconnect the Negative battery lead and leave it off for 15 minutes. Then re-connect it. You may have to re-tune your radio channels after doing this.
  6. Aye, Cookie Monster. I purchased some genuine Toyota injector cleaner and I use that in the tank. The new air filter is also genuine Toyota from Arnold Clark. Maybe the injector cleaner will take time to work as I don't rack up a very high mileage! Nice car, btw.
  7. Aye,CRPR. The car does well on fuel on a long run. However, on short journeys it is only returning between 25-35 mpg dependant on how it's driven. The tyres are wearing evenly and there is no vibration through the steering or anything else which would lead me to suspect wheel alighnment issues.
  8. Aye, Carlowlad. You can't beat the Diesels for fuel economy. I have just noticed a few drips of oil under the front of the car! C'est La Vie. lol.
  9. Cool! Now they will wear more evenly too. Underinflated tires count for a lot of wasted fuel. Aye, Carlowlad. The ride is more bumpy now thanks to Glasgow's pot hole situation! lol. I put 9 litres in the wee car yesterday, so I will see if it does any better this time! Hi, People. Just to let you know I managed to squeeze 38mpg out of the wee car by driving like a granny! lol. There is a slight 'pinking' from the engine on acceleration, not very noticeable, though. On a lighter note, the car passed it's m.o.t. this week with no advisories. Not bad as it has covered 106k! The gear cha
  10. Hi, Gem. It sounds like you have just activated the steering lock! lol. Put the key back in and turn it at the same time as turning the steering wheel slightly left and right and the steering lock should disengage. Nothing to worry about. Perfectly normal. Andy.
  11. Cool! Now they will wear more evenly too. Underinflated tires count for a lot of wasted fuel. Aye, Carlowlad. The ride is more bumpy now thanks to Glasgow's pot hole situation! lol. I put 9 litres in the wee car yesterday, so I will see if it does any better this time!
  12. Hi Minidoughty, I have previously reset the ECU, however, I installed the Denso air filter today and I will reset again. Thanks, Andy. Today I reset the ECU again and checked the tyre pressures. They were a bit low at 28.5 psi, so I inflated them to 34 psi all round. The mpg computer is now reading higher mpg quicker, so fingers crossed! :) I have been driving like a granny all day, and I was astonished to see the mpg computer reach 57.0 mpg at one point! I think I am winning. :)
  13. Hi Minidoughty, I have previously reset the ECU, however, I installed the Denso air filter today and I will reset again. Thanks, Andy. Today I reset the ECU again and checked the tyre pressures. They were a bit low at 28.5 psi, so I inflated them to 34 psi all round. The mpg computer is now reading higher mpg quicker, so fingers crossed! :)
  14. Hi Minidoughty, I have previously reset the ECU, however, I installed the Denso air filter today and I will reset again. Thanks, Andy.
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