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About planc

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  • Birthday 18/06/1974

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    West Yorkshire.
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    Gen 7

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  1. I've never tried, I thought I saw a post from ams stating they were bonded in tight and if you tried to remove them they broke.
  2. Sent it for MOT yesterday and got the call that it's failed, another case of a 7 requiring welding. I miss having access to a ramp so I know what it's like underneath, but it only cost £40 for the job to be done. Time to get it on a ramp and check the condition and take the skirts off to check the sills.
  3. The alloy ferrule that bolts to the back plate swell with corrosion and nip the cable, not much of an issue when used daily. I used to have to force mine to release until I replaced the cable.
  4. I don't have the heater even halfway but on Monday I thought it felt a little cooler than normal, when I gave it a little more throttle the heater got warmer. Checked the coolant and it dipped below the low mark. I too purchased the Koyorad from eBay and replaced it today. The arse of the old one had fallen out. I have to admit, for 50 quid the rad looks good quality.
  5. The facelift Gen7 3rd gear is harder to select than the pre facelift model. I noticed this when they were first launched, I never got round to looking at part numbers to what may have been changed. I no longer work for Toyota so I don't have access to technical or parts microcat.
  6. I fit genuine Toyota dark wheel nuts and made some flat centre caps. http://
  7. I once bought a car without a road test from a trader I had known for years, insurance was ridiculous, it was slow and tedious to drive and put me off the manufacture for life! The car was a VW Golf Gti Mk2 8valve. Now that was a bland car
  8. http://I fit the freshly powder coated 16" 5 spokes with winter tyres ready for the expected cold months. I went for a dark grey sparkle finish, too dark out for pics but I will edit with pics at the weekend.
  9. Phil who now runs the above garage trained me as an apprentice at the Toyota main dealership I worked for. My quote was "Phil taught me everything I know and I still know f@&£ all". Phils quote was " I taught Andy too much and it lost me my job" I haven't seen him for a couple of years, I will have to pay him a visit soon.
  10. Agree with this, if you removed belts, seats and rear side widows you may be able to get it classed as a van. Bulbs, brakes and steering?
  11. I fit a eBay special bung to the stainless exhaust, a lot quieter but still not factory quiet. I will see over the next few days if it slows it down some☺
  12. I did a bit of masking and painting to replace the carbon wrap, this way I will be able to see the heater settings in the dark.
  13. Red rubber grease, it's red, and it is for rubber. Your seals will be knackered now so either get a seal kit or second hand carriers.
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