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Kev 16v

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  1. E10 fuel?

    You'll still be able to buy E5 for a long time yet.
  2. Celebrity Status.

    Thread resurrection record?
  3. Painting Replacement Brake Calipers

    I think you mean "damned", Sly. There's no need to remove the calipers to paint them if using a small brush. Just make sure they're cleaned thoroughly first.
  4. Painting Replacement Brake Calipers

    250ml of Hammerite Smooth at £5 a tin. Two coats, leaving a period of several weeks (to fully cure) between coats, applied using an artists brush. Being able to apply a thicker coat than using a spray type like Foliatec, leaves a smoother finish on the casting. Loads left over, allowing any "touch-ups" to be carried out as required.
  5. Came across this page on Toyota GB..apologies if it's a repost. http://blog.toyota.co.uk/the-toyota-celica-history
  6. By your description..mine looks to be genuine. The top "plate" is silver, and the welding around the base continuous. This is exactly what is stamped directly under the sticker: 334278 KYB CAUTION GAS FILLED DO NOT OPEN OR HEAT MADE IN JAPAN PL14 There is also transparent plastic banding around the shock.
  7. Now you've got me worried, Gavin. I have a front pair waiting to be fitted. Are you able to expand (pardon the pun) on who the "on-line supplier of reasonable reputation" is?.
  8. Is this the happiest Gen 6 owner ever?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8H4IC9ttIU
  9. Now that all Gen 7's are at least 12 years old, should we be advising potential buyers of the car who ask for advice, to buy one or not?. Reason I ask, is that there are now a host of possible items a new owner may have to replace/repair. To name a few.. Leaking Radiator Corroded Rear Subframe Corroded/Broken Springs Corroded/Tired Shockers Corroded/Seized Calipers Corroded/Buckled Wheels Corroded/Leaking Sunroof Corroded/Leaking Petrol Tank Neck Failing Hatch Struts Leaking PAS pipe Broken Petrol Flap Hinges Corroded Brake Pipes (added as requested) Of course, the list above excludes normal "wear and tear" items such as Clutch, Exhaust, Battery, Discs, and Tyres, which will eventually need replacing on any car. I'm sort of "on the fence" as regards this question. SO..where do you stand?.
  10. Gen 7 GT Transmission fluid change

    It'll be fine. Apologies for stating the obvious, but just make sure you can undo the filler plug, before you drain.
  11. Nice. £3k (when new) worth of "packs" too
  12. Had the O/S wheel off earlier, along with removing (and destroying) some arch liner clips, bumper bolt screws, all three headlight bolts, O/S engine cover, and finally..the indicator bulb. 75 minutes to change an amber bulb to a chrome one, all because of the bonnet stay mounting. I did not refit the hidden headlight bolt. THAT is staying off.
  13. Number plate choices

    "V" is Sept '99 to February 2000. So only available on very late Gen 6's.
  14. Number plate choices

    https://www.platehunter.com/dvla-guidelines
  15. Number plate choices

    G6 FUP is available for £399 all in.