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jasear

Phew! Finally Its Done!

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special thanks to shotwood (for telling me about pro-tech), colin for helping me with my questions, Oli, scott(for encouraging me) e.t.c..........

Well there are lots of morals in this story so i though id start from the beginning.

My car failed on co emissions. The guy doing the sva prep told me he got a dignostic check done and the ecu was perfect with no problems, so he said it must be the cat which is a common prob with a lot of imports for some reason. I tried putting in cataclean which didnt work so stay away from it.

I then took the car to hyline in cardiff who (apparently) put it through a diagnostic and diagnosed fault code 39. To this day they are trying to find out what fault code 39 means through they're (supposed) contacts in japan.

It took me less than a day to find that out all thanks to Colin. Like colin said that shows how much they (hyline) know theyre stuff. They charged me £53 for the diagnostic test.

They tried to convince me that because they didnt have time i should take the car to lexus or toyota.

I rang the sva prep guy and told this to him and he was surprised as he said the guy who did the diagnostic on my car had upto date software for all jap imports and that didnt bring up no problems.

In the meantime i booked an appointment with protech and kept on chasing up with hyline whether they had found out abt fault code 39 or not. To this day no luck. theyre latest excuse was that they were waiting for ppl from japan to get back to them.

today i took the car to protech and they carried out a full diagnostic e.t.c. and their ecu didint show any problems, no sign of fault code 39 whatsoever!

After further fault finding they identified lambda sensor and cat faulty. They fixed that and that was that the emissions are now down to 0.17!!!

Moral of the story:

Dont use Cataclean!

Dont go near hyline!

i will be speaking to them soon about a refund! hopefully not the car shud pass its sva! I will keep you guys informed! Thanks for all ure help! I would have been lost with out this forum!

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Finally fella! Bet you'll be well chuffed when it's sorted?!

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Finally fella! Bet you'll be well chuffed when it's sorted?!

I sure will! :D

Cant wait for it to be completely sorted. but that emission thing was like a big burden off my head! hope everything else is straightforward from now onwards!

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aint half been a journey, still the light at the end - you can see it!

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Jalil,

Now you can :driving: with all the knowlege knowing it's worth it in the end.

good stuff dood :D

I must apologise for referring you to Hyline, I looked at companies that were near to you and have had no dealings with them, so sorry for that.

Where abouts is this Protech?

This forums 'rawks' :excl::excl::lol:

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Oli it aint ure fault, how were you suppose to know what kind of people work for hyline. To be honest hyline seemed like the best option its just the people there were wasters.

Anyway this protech company are in nailsea near bristol. About 50 miles from cardiff. Shotwood told me about them ages ago. i was impressed with them. They knew what they were doing and most importantly they had all the required equipment to carry out all the necessary work. They specialise in imports and they're prices are competetive too. They do sva preperation e.t.c too. Click here to check their web site out.

Anyway, do you guys reckon i could demand a refund from this hyline company for providing wrong information?

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jasear  Posted on May 14 2004, 09:38 AM      Oli it aint ure fault, how were you suppose to know what kind of people work for hyline. To be honest hyline seemed like the best option its just the people there were wasters.

Anyway this protech company are in nailsea near bristol. About 50 miles from cardiff. Shotwood told me about them ages ago. i was impressed with them. They knew what they were doing and most importantly they had all the required equipment to carry out all the necessary work. They specialise in imports and they're prices are competetive too. They do sva preperation e.t.c too. Click here to check their web site out.

Well at least you got it sorted then!

Protech's website dont look too hot! But as it's been recommended by two Altezza owners I might use them when I move from essex to swindon!

No chance of you selling it now is there! Seeing as you've developed this 'relationship'

Nice one, think it's time to add some mods :winky:

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yeah i know their site looks a bit primitive. But i guess it serves the purpose of just putting some info abt the company on the net.

However, i was impressed with them because they did the work on time, didnt try to con me by overcharging me, gave me right info and they were professional about their job. Oliver i would definately recommend them as they seem to know what they're doing especially with imports.

As for me and my car! Well we have been through a lot togather! :crybaby: but i think the situation is more or less the same as b4. i.e. I'm not looking to sell it but wont be reluctant to sell it either if the right offer comes around.

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Made up for you Chief!!!

Now you can start enjoying the worry free fast pace of the Altezza!!!

GET A SNOOPER!!!! :lol:

i wonder where yours came from Scott??? ;) :)

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Made up for you Chief!!!   

Now you can start enjoying the worry free fast pace of the Altezza!!!

GET A SNOOPER!!!!    :lol:

i wonder where yours came from Scott??? ;) :)

And grateful i am too my friend... :D

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I've not visited the group for a while but I thought I'd check how you were doing.

I guess everyone was looking in the right place except the guys with the spanners!

That's good news! I'm glad you got it resolved.

Terry

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