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Monkey Boy 1

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    Attleborough, Norfolk
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    Gen. 6 GT,

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  1. what have you done to your celica today...

    fitted all 4 wheels , cleaned the car and booked it in for MOT
  2. what have you done to your celica today...

    Started to fit these to the GT
  3. Mysterious Cable Gen 6

    My '96 GT doesn't have anything like that under the seat, but my sons early '97 GT does have an almost identical wire like that. It too isn't connected to anything. (both cars are UK spec)
  4. what have you done to your celica today...

    Not so much my car, (that's still on axle stands waiting hand brake cable removal and re fitment) but the wife's ST. Went to fit some newly acquired boot struts to her Gen 6 ST only to find that the struts I received came from an '98 plate SR and are longer (for some odd reason) than those fitted to a '96 GT or a '97 ST. So gave up and changed her cars rear brake pads instead. Looks like she may be needing new rear shocks soo as one looks like it is leaking, More expense
  5. Caliper bleed nipple thread rate

    Found it out. They are M7 x 1.0mm
  6. Gen 6 number plate surround removal

    When I removed my number plate surround to gain access to the number plate lights (the screws for the lights were rusted up) it was remove rear lights, this gains access to two screws at the lower corners of the N/plate surround, Remove these then gently pull the surround away from the body, The surround is only held in place by some plastic press studs which sit in rubber grommits. On the Wifes ST, I had to remove the number plate as well as she screws went through the surround and into the back plate
  7. Does anyone know what the thread rate is for Gen 6 brake caliper bleed nipple threads. Need to clean out the threads on a spare set of calipers that I have. Cheers
  8. MOT and seat belts

    Reading through the "The Road Vehicle (Construction & use) regulations 1986" there is a basic rule that Any forward facing seat which can seat an adult on a vehicle which was manufactured on or after 1st April 1981 must have a seat belt, either a 3 point belt, or a lap belt, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/regulation/47/made If the seats are removed to turn it basically into a 'van' then you are safe to remove the seatbelts. BUT, check your V5 document. On newer vehicles it may state the number of seats. if it says 5, or in a Celica case, 4, then you would have to inform DVLA that you are modifying your vehicle to remove the seats.
  9. Exhaust Noise MOT Failure

    Here we go again, Noisy exhaust brigade come out to spoil our fun. As many members know I went through this with Plod a few years ago. To be fair though, an MOT tester can fail a vehicle with what he thinks is a noisy exhaust. BUT it is just the 'perception of noise' that is very open to debate. An MOT testing station is not allowed check the dB reading of an exhaust and fail it. The construction & use regulations state that a vehicle must not be over 82dB, BUT and this is where they are in the dark, the dB reading of 82dB is tested on a certified tarmac roadway at a 30mph drive by test. Static tests are used in exhaust vehicle testing, in accordance with ISO5130, (as used by the police) but there is no results as a pass or fail with that ISO standard, it is just a procedure for checking / standardising noise testing (The test is done at 3750rpm) If you import a vehicle or build a kit car and go for an SVA test, then the limit is 99dB set at 3/4 revs (Between 0 & red line) This is similar to the tests they do at race tracks for noise. Each track has a different limit, but the test procedure is the same. Going back to the MOT tester, I would take the car to another MOT station as the one who failed it for 'Exhaust noise in clearly in excess of that emitted by a similar vehicle fitted with a silencer in average condition' clearly does not like loud cars. If another MOT station comments on the exhaust, you can say to them you have a bung in it, supplied by the manufacturer to quieten it down. Also as far as the law goes, 'A replacement exhaust must not emit a noise louder than that fitted to the car originally' so any aftermarket exhaust , even a pattern replacement, could be deemed illegal..
  10. Happy 7 Anniversary Monkey Boy 1!

  11. cleaning the power steering reservoir?

    Dishwasher ?
  12. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-TOYOTA-CELICA-GT-4-St205-rally-car-msa-logbook-/191885825740?hash=item2cad4956cc:g:JiYAAOSwhRxXK7hq Full Rally spec. GT4
  13. Prices - for a standard Gen 6

    The GT is silver, the ST is black. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. Prices - for a standard Gen 6

    Thanks Bryan. It was the ball-park figure I was thinking, but just needed to confirm. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  15. Had a call from an old school friend of mine the other day. His father had recently passed away so he & his brother were tasked in sorting out his late fathers estate. Anyway, My friends late father had 3 cars, A 2005 Rav4 and two Gen6 Celicas, A 1996 UK spec GT and a 1997 ST. Both the Celicas ate totally standard, In fact I don't think I have ever seen a 100% standard Gen 6 before. Considering that he only lived about 3 miles from me, I had never seen these Celicas in the area Both have full Toyota service history, The ST has 95K on the clock and the GT has 115K, there is no rot on either car that I could see, apart from the tail pipe on the ST. Both cars have the usual electric aerial issue of not either fully retracting or fully extending and both could do with new batteries as they needed to be jump started. Anyway, the reason for my friends call is to find out what they are worth. and to see them go to a good home. So, What is the going rate for a 1996 Standard GT with 115K? and the same for an ST with 95K on the clock ? I have had a look on Autotrader but there are some very optimistic prices on there. Any help much appreciated