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  1. Spacer Fitment Advice

    So the advice has always been to finger tighten them and apply loctite. I found on more than one occasion when customers brought cars in with them fitted that when I removed the wheel nut the stud would come out with it. Whenever I have fitted them I have applied loctite and used the 2 nut 2 spanner method to tighten them and Ive never seen one come back out.
  2. I'm locked out of my car... HELP

    Yes because people dont use the locks because they always use the fob - the cars are now 12-18 years old I usually find the drivers lock is ok but the other 2 can be seized. The other thing is that if your key will have worn to your barrel over time - but your lock wont have had the same wear. If you keep a lot of keys on the bunch (or keyrings) it slowly wears the key and barrel away - as it constantly swings with weight on it as you drive.
  3. I'm locked out of my car... HELP

    The way the inside lock is on the Celica it's very hard to push with something from the outside. You have to open the lock before pulling the handle id be careful about using the airbag to push the window out as I think it would bend the regulator - but the gen7 window regulators are dirt cheap as well anyway. use normal oil and dip the key in it and then run it in and out of the lock, dip again and repeat, each time try the lock both ways. I would try this for about an hour. the bonnet release runs under the drivers side wheel arch.you will need to remove the plastic arch liner. But to open it you will need to cut the outer cover so that you can pull on the cable inside. You will then need to replace the cable. It's the same setup as bicycle brake cables. Keep trying the lock the way I said above - just gentle though - be patient it will work.
  4. Accident damage.

    if the insurance company have taken it away just bear in mind that you many have to pay to have it recovered back to you
  5. Accident damage.

    they shouldnt really be offering it you if its going to be a cat B Keep it, remove the engine and my an mr2 with a blown engine to swap in
  6. I'm locked out of my car... HELP

    if you get really stuck - smash one of the door glasses - I have them for £10 , dont break the small quarter glass but would put oil on the key and then push it in and out lots of times - adding oil each time - that usually frees them off
  7. Accident damage.

    I sold a mint red premium one with a rebuilt engine for £950 about 5 years ago. That only had 92,000 on it. It took a fair while to sell as well. The prices have only fallen since then.
  8. Lambda sensor Q

    Wont do any harm changing it but if you have a sports cat with a low cell count then the code is just telling you that its not good enough
  9. Tips to fit rubber pedal covers

    just give the rest a tug, use a screwdriver under it and pull
  10. 2001 vvtli

    That sounds like the Alarm ECU is faulty- I have a few cheap - drop me a message if you need one
  11. 2001 vvtli

    are you using the fob to unlock the car or the physical key?
  12. Lambda sensor Q

    420 is cat not sensor
  13. 2001 vvtli

    Sunroof sounds like the chains in the mechanism are gone - I have some mechanisms going fairly cheap if you need one When you changed the calipers did you change the carriers too? How much is the imbalance?
  14. Accident damage.

    I personally think 1285 for a 140 is quite a good price. Although you insured it with a value of £2000 - thats not the same as an agreed value policy (usually applied to classic cars) - that usually requires a valuation to be performed or pictures etc to be sent in before they agree it on policy. You can pick up facelift 190s with similar mileage in good condition for that sort of money now. facelift 140s with 100k on the clock rarely fetch over a £1000 these days
  15. Wright Off Valuation

    Unfortunately the engine counts for nothing - unless you have specialist insurance with agreed value Whats the mileage on the car?