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  2. Got the temperature sensor today so decided to fit it, going along nicely when I realise one of of the screws on the ignition coil is burred try moving it but no go, sit back look at it and see it held on by a frame with two bolts so remove that and then the temp sensor put the new one on hurredly and doing it up and think that it should be tight enough but I pop home and get a Torque wrench (one I've had for ages) set it to 14lb ft and proceed to tighten and tighten, I am now thinking this has to be tight enough and should have stopped but instead of popping home again to get a smaller more e
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  4. I had taken my dog to be put to sleep and didn't notice how high the curb was at the Veterinaries, should have dried my eyes properly.
  5. I'd almost guarantee the 12V battery is the problem. As Mark said above it's likely to be the original so it's not surprising if it's 'tired' and the cold is finishing it off - the detrimental effect of cold weather on car batteries is well documented.
  6. Ok I realise. You can’t just pull it out. It’s bolted in between high voltage and 12v circuits. It’s a pig of a job. You’ve got to raise the grey insert to expose the fuse legs.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Now I totally feel no hesitation after changing the spark plugs in normal mode (haven't tried sport yet)! The the fuel economy feels much better, but I only drove 5kms. So not the best indicator. But before changing even driving 5kms the fuel economy would easily go over 18l/100km, now it stopped at 12l/100km. But I feel that it will get even better. Regarding experience of changing spark plugs: - The left side of the engine piece of cake. But the right side took little more time, mainly I had to try to take the wire harness out of the way as possible. Also had to take out of the way
  9. Your point is well understood - you like to spend money and time on issues which are unlikely to ever happen within the period when car is still worth maintaining. I let you do exactly that, after all that is your time and your money...
  10. Yeah they were standard on MY2018 base model. I hate them as well, previously I have compared them with having 4 spare wheels fitted, just so bland...
  11. I took my 2015 300h with 60,000 miles in for routine service and they promptly told me i need 3 coolant system fluids changed in addition to the oil change I came in for. A few days later i had to do a fill in day at a clinic 3 hours from my home where the staff veterinarian had covid and her office was the only clinic in the small town. About 1 - 1 1/2 hour into my commute, the hybrid system over heat light came on. I was on a 2 lane road with no should in the middle of nowhere and could not even pull over for another 20 miles. I googled the error message then checked all the coolant flui
  12. I've a stock of quality full synthetic 10 60 oil & was wondering about using it as a replacement or topup in place of the recommend stuff in the IS250. What does everybody think of this ?
  13. Old plug removed old sealant remained Sealant cleaned new plug from Toyota and black FIPG
  14. By way of update, I watched the BeatSonic install video figuring I could at the very least learn how to take the dash apart (which I did). Anyway, it seems a lot of the harness' and connectors shown in their video resonate with what I have in the box from China - Supports my generalist attitude of "they're all built in the same place anyway" (famous last words). Has filled me with a bit more confidence and the desire to get the install done. But, its VERY cold right now so I am happy to opt for the DIY until we get a clear weekend closer to 10 degrees 🙂
  15. Bought mine privately with Bridgestones on it. Plenty of tread but will be going back to my fav PS4S once I have worn the 4-6mm down. Would be interested to know the exact spec, load index etc that are being fitted OEM?
  16. Is the isf sold or still available? Thx!
  17. Neil you’ll have to give me the link to track other cars....will add it to my system 😉😉
  18. yes, you will need to register (free) and produce a password.I just looked at my record back to 2013
  19. Most Toyota transmissions won't go into top gear/overdrive until it is at a certain temperature.
  20. I've noticed that the rear window takes a long time to clear in the colder winter months. I had the AC setting where it disables the rear vents, but have found the system runs better in winter if this is set so the rear vents are active. Vince
  21. Thanks for the heads up, can you name the lubricant you use? cheers steve
  22. You little beauty. Will speak to Autoglass see if they will attempt this many thanks David
  23. Good result, thank you for posting the update. Just out of interest I know you said it was just the Terraclean but did you give it some revs driving it there and back?
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