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Cleario last won the day on October 4 2020

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  1. I’ve had my 150,000 sticker for years now, I’m nearing 200k if I drove it more than once every 3 months I’d have it by now haha!
  2. I do but also can you imagine the bad press that would happen should a 20 year old Toyota sending shards of metal into an innocent driver. I’ve worked for a certain brand that after 10years airbags are advised they get replaced. When replacing them curtain airbag bolts have snapped, fallen out but it’s always been kept on the low. im not sure what I can openly say without causing myself problems but I’ve worked for 3 brands all of which use Takata airbag inflators only 2 of them have an active recall. Toyota take any safety related items seriously from the floor mats, we have to remove any non genuine floor mats, we have another active recall for CH-R /new Corolla brake pedal torquing to the air bag inflators. I’ve done a few avensis that have had driver, passenger and Airbag ECU complete replacements, easy £1500 parts plus 2.5hours labour. In all fairness I think Toyota need more gratitude for being completely open about it and are more than willing to admit the error(from supplier not in-house fault) and will replace them at no expense to the owners.
  3. i can agree totally, if you look at old auris/avensis/Yaris they’ve all had a brake pipes replaced, some extremely poorly. Corrosion on sills/wheel arches, lower arms corroded with holes in. All made within the EU. Yet we still get Prius taxis in with 250,000 totally original parts. (Minus HV batteries) I actually brought this topic up at the academy (we do Lexus and Toyota training even though we have differnt techs working on them) and was given the answer of ‘There’s a reason Lexus mainly produce cars in Japan’ (and look at the old RX that was made in Canada) On the other had the hilux and land cruisers produced in South Africa rust. Badly. I know they’ve had hard working life but I’ve seen 2016 with brake backing plates corroded, snapped coil springs, floor panels with holes in, all super common problems. we’ve obviously got the airbag inflator recalls still going on, I’ve done a few starlets/celica’s recently still solid maybe the oil leaks stop the corrosion
  4. I can agree on the crank pulley 100% the hybrid Engine still have a ‘damper’ pulley fitted which is a normal crank pulley but they don’t have any aux drive belt/components, it’s sole purpose is as a damper.
  5. I cut mine off on the recommendation of the old boys in work, they said they’ve seen water sit under the rubber causing the shafts to snap on the corolla’s and Avensis.
  6. I’d buy it tomorrow if it wasn’t the other end of the country from me. As Ams said if I could bump it and hear it run I’d take it away. This cars on the wall at the Toyota training centre. Definitely a GT, Parker’s used it for there review. https://www.parkers.co.uk/toyota/celica/coupe-1999/18-vvtli-gt-3d-(sunroof)/specs/
  7. In retrospect adding a clear ppf would have helped, but at a quarter of the value of the car is it really worth it vs getting it repainted? It’s a shame cars get bumped so often in car parks.
  8. I’m going to have to agree and disagree. the front bumper, bonnet and windscreen of my celica is ruined from 7 years of motorway driving. Full of stone chips, pitting on the glass and I’ve put 3 front plates on it due to cracking. It did do 20K+ for 3 years running so it’s fair wear in my eyes. Hence me buying a ‘daily’ car that I don’t care about so I can swap the celica for something better than can be kept tidy...but on the other hand, the underside of mine is in pretty good shape for 200k. Far better condition than some 50-60k cars Ive had in work. Hardly any corrosion, all my brakes work without sticking, just a slight leak from the timing chain tensioner and no I’ve never coated anything underneath or any special treatment.
  9. I don’t think mileage can be used to determine a ‘daily’ for the last 3 years I’ve had a ‘daily’ car, that cars changed 7 times but they’ve all been more comfortable and economical to run, hence them being used to sit in traffic on cold winter mornings or heading out to ride somewhere that I can leave it in a forest and not worry about it. They’ve all done 8-10k a year. my celica is just a car I use on the weekends now, which is still doing 8-10k a year, it’s the time I want to be out and about so the mileage adds up. do I need the celica? No, it is worth selling? Not really hence keeping it.
  10. I run H&R 10mm rear spacers with longer studs. They are like you said slip on with the centre bore to locate the wheel. I no a lot of people who run with the wheel just located on the studs but personally i like you know the wheel locates correctly.
  11. I had the exact thing happen years ago on a bonnet I painted. He called it crows feet. i asked the painters in work what had gone wrong and told me it’s normally from not mixing enough, wrong ratio or applying the 2nd coat before the 1st has flashed. i Took it down with 600 on a DA and started again, again I was painting in my garage not a booth. Although it was only a bonnet I was gutted, I couldn’t imagine a whole car!
  12. I’d say so! A friend has a greddy lip and recently took it off to repaint it and it’s the same as mine. Not a big deal for me, the amount of stone chips mean it would need painting anyway but still a bummer. It’s rubber through the paint around the fog lights too!
  13. I’m not. When the wheels came from japan they came with 225/45/17’s so they filled the arches a little more. Then I dropped to 215. I was never really concerned with the ‘stance’ aspect more what felt the best on the road. they never looked ‘sunk’ in the arches though in my opinion.
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