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  1. 6 points
    Lovely Autumnal drive through Cotswolds lanes this afternoon
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    That's my car peeking above Sherv's bonnet at the Caffeine & Machine meet
  4. 3 points
    Thanks Dawn and Dave for your efforts,and to Rich as well.We all have shedloads to do this time of year so squeezing this inbetween family and work commitments is always a bit of a faff (see what i did there), so I'm sure everyone appreciates the efforts from you all.
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    Lovely peaceful scene yesterday - sheep grazing in a meadow with a babbling brook running through.
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    Cleaned it again, then later got told by a random person in a supermarket carpark it was the cleanest and best looking Gen 6 vert he has ever seen. Felt quite chuffed.
  9. 2 points
    Hoping to have the design with Rich at the printers next week then allow 1-2 weeks for Rich to work his magic so you might get them into the week between Xmas and new year or the first week of January but will be done as quick as possible. I will add them to the shop this week as pre order
  10. 2 points
    Slight delay on the calendar as we wanted to wait for Caffeine and Machine and photos. We are making progress with it but in all honestly we had a huge lack of photos being submitted this year, I can not guarantee everyone will have a photo included as a lot of the photos being sent are too small. We will try and resize them but please don’t be disappointed if you’re car hasn’t been included, we will try our best though. Dave is working hard on the calendar
  11. 2 points
    Sorting the underneath of GT2 & getting it rolling Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Took my girl for the annual stresser otherwise known as an MOT Test. She PASSED without advisories. Clean bill of health for another year
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  14. 1 point
    I can add pre orders to the shop like we did last year if you want?
  15. 1 point
    I have just sent a couple more photos in case you are stuck and need extra. I think you have probably had enough of my car though.
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    My baby up on the ramp for its full mechanical restoration.
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    Plenty of potholes around here, and often can't be avoided due to on-coming traffic ( i suppose coilovers & lowering springs don't help matters too ) Meanwhile, job done this morning, took an hour and a half. With the car up on the ramp at a convenient height we took the opportunity to replace a few popper-studs that hold the inner wheel arch trim, seems trivial but when they go missing the flimsy plastics flap with a loud BANG! every time the car bumps over a pothole... which is more often than i'd like Anyway, alls well that ends well, Celica purring along nice a quiet again now
  20. 1 point
    Blueprint (?) i've read both good and bad reports about Blueprint on this forum, but let's be hopeful. And besides. going by my annual milage it will take me the next 24 years to clock up 60k
  21. 1 point
    Within 30 seconds of my car going up on the garage ramp, my mechanic diagnosed; front - left wheel bearing I had a go myself, all wheels spin smoothy except the front-left which spins with rumbly feel He said there is no play in the wheel at present, and the problem isn't at a bad stage yet, but it needs doing. A replacement [ Blueprint ] is ordered for replacement to go ahead on Thursday. He also said he gets 'em in his garage a heck of a lot worse and without people even knowing something is wrong! Blimey, remarkable how some drivers can ignore a noise that like! In all my hundred and forty years of motoring i've never had a wheel bearing fail before, so this is a new experience for me. and i've stopped panicking now, not a serious problem, and nought wrong with the CV Phew! Makes me wonder why it failed at 63k miles tho', i know tyres are usually the culprit for noisy noises and they say Celica wheel bearings are super-duper reliable. It enforces my theory about the past years rainy weather, floods, surface water on roads, puddles... added to the fact my Celica is parked up 5 days a week, and often goes a whole week between drives, maybe wheel bearings need to be used more frequently or they start to rust up if left stationary for too many days (?)
  22. 1 point
    Sounds most likely wheel bearings. Usually - but not always - they get louder under increased load going round a corner. If you find it gets louder on right hand bends and goes quiet on left, then it's probably a left hand wheel bearing. Wheel bearings are checked in MOT but only for play and for noise when spinning by hand with no load - so only a completely shot one will fail. CV joint unlikely to be a whine, they usually click on full lock as the first symptom. I have known tyres sound just like bad wheel bearings - I was using up an old set that came with a car, and while on a long run started getting wheel bearing noises from the back getting rapidly worse. I drove gently back home assuming it was a bearing, but when I took the wheel off to investigate the inner tyre sidewall was massively deformed. A spare set of wheels / tyres and the car was fine.
  23. 1 point
    Thanks for replies, guys. I'm wondering if one of the wheels bearings has some water ingress. So much rain this year, and the roads around here get horrible puddled up in places. The gearbox changes fine, the oil replaced with Redline MT-90 in 2015. The tyres are Michelin Cross-climate and all in fabulous condition. We will get it up on the garage ramp tomorrow for a proper inspection. Debs
  24. 1 point
    Had a similar issue with my daily commuter car. Noise got louder with road speed and not affected by engine revs Turned out to be a very dry wheel bearing. It could also be 'feathering' on tyre tread. Usually happens on cheap tyres. Check the tyre tread pattern for different heights on tread block. Or if you have them, swap over to another set of wheels to eliminate the tyre issue. Hope that helps
  25. 1 point
    are you able to tell whether it's from front or rear of car? Tyre? but Dorris beat me to it Any change in noise if you knock it out of gear and free wheel?
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    Drive shafts/CV joints tend to knock under load, wheel bearing tend to groan when you load them up. If the pitch of the whine doesn't change with gear changes and is definitely speed related then you are going to be looking at from the diff to the road. Diffs can whine (what condition is the gear box/diff oil?) and some tyres will whine especially if they get old or incorrect pressures. Just something there to go on, the fact it passed an MOT its shouldn't be a concern, more annoyance! Dorris
  27. 1 point
    Got a quote from a place near me, comes highly recommended by people in the industry, 2.2k all in. Im happy with that, Ive seen their work. Freaking spectacular!.
  28. 1 point
    i went from mintex pads to blueprint versions and i must say the dust is very minimal to them
  29. 1 point
    Autoglym do an Alloy Wheel Seal aerosol and I've used it and think it dose help. I last used it on some re-wheels which were fresh back from the powder-coaters and they do seem to have stayed quite clean and just a wipe over seems to get lots of dust off.
  30. 1 point
    My celicas always been great in the snow, I’ve never gotten it stuck or missed a days work. Light, no traction control and a great handbrake. ive just picked up a set of A3 16” wheels to fit my winter tyres on, there some cheap wintraxx or something I bought 3 years ago. Used them on the celica through the snow and will do the same on the A4 with Quattro this year, I’m hoping it’ll be a little more fun with some AWD action. if it’s unless I’ll go back to the celica lol
  31. 1 point
    I agree, rwd BMW on run flats is just useless in snow and Ice I had an Alpina D3 for a bit, and even in the wet with 516 lb ft of torque and no LSD it was daft. When I got my 440i I factory ordered the LSD, much to the dealers amazment. Makes such a difference. my winter rims are 18" and apart from the slight increase in road noise, I prefer the way it drives, as the ride is better. The stock 19" rims and run flats are pretty poor. Sadly no big hills near me to show off with. I can imagine you laughing. Even 4x4s struggle on some types of tyres, I had another set of the wifes car and remember passing a x3 that was just spinning up all the time
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    one of the pics i found when i got mine and how its got to at the moment ....more to do next year im sure
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