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Kev 16v

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  1. Kev 16v

    Pre Winter Checks

    If I see any Ultimate Speed screen-wash in LIDL, I'll post on this thread. Meanwhile..this test may be of interest to some.. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/65265/best-car-screen-wash-to-buy
  2. Kev 16v

    Pre Winter Checks

    So..who is up for a thread listing items that would benefit from some attention, before Frosty the Snowman makes an appearance?. Hopefully a lack of apathy is shown, and a few of you take the trouble to contribute JUST ONE item, making this a worthwhile thread I'll "kick off" with something that can easily be forgotten.. 1) Lubricate Fuel Flap Hinges
  3. Kev 16v

    Pre Winter Checks

    According to some on HUKD, the Prestone smells of fish!
  4. Kev 16v

    Pre Winter Checks

    I bought 4l of Prestone -10C for £2.50 from Tesco recently, but they also offer 2l bottles of "Extreme Performance", supposedly good for down to -23C for £3.50. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/287525988
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    Toyota Celica Red Markeing material

    Amongst my collection of Celica literature, I have an eight page A4 size brochure on the Celica and MR2 "Red" editions from March 2004, and a 12 page version covering the Celica "Red" and "Blue", plus MR2 "Red" and "Chrome", from September 2004.
  6. Kev 16v

    Tool kit

    Mmmm, maybe I should get an Umberella, ella, ella, ella.
  7. I can recommend someone, but you're looking at 50 miles each way, about 70 minutes drive away from you up the A38.
  8. Kev 16v

    Pre Winter Checks

    It's not uncommon on the Gen 7 for the hinges to break. I've seen quite a few advertised with the flap no longer flush. Another thing worth doing before the short days and long nights, is cleaning all interior glass.
  9. Kev 16v

    Tool kit

    Why do you need to carry tools in a Toyota? Apart from things needed to change a wheel in the event of a puncture..torch, first aid kit, and waterproof jacket only.
  10. Kev 16v

    Pre Winter Checks

    1) Lubricate Fuel Flap Hinges 2) Top up reservoir with winter screen-wash 3) Grease Locks 4) Replace Wipers 5) Check Tyres for tread depth/nails & screws/pressure (which will drop as the temperature falls) 6) Lubricate Brake Slider Pins with silicon grease
  11. 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?.
  12. Kev 16v

    E10 fuel?

    You'll still be able to buy E5 for a long time yet.
  13. Kev 16v

    Celebrity Status.

    Thread resurrection record?
  14. Kev 16v

    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.
  15. Kev 16v

    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.
  16. Came across this page on Toyota GB..apologies if it's a repost. http://blog.toyota.co.uk/the-toyota-celica-history
  17. 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.
  18. 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?.
  19. Kev 16v

    Is this the happiest Gen 6 owner ever?

  20. Kev 16v

    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.
  21. Nice. £3k (when new) worth of "packs" too
  22. 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.
  23. Kev 16v

    Number plate choices

    "V" is Sept '99 to February 2000. So only available on very late Gen 6's.
  24. Kev 16v

    Number plate choices

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    Number plate choices

    G6 FUP is available for £399 all in.