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by Richard
09 May 2017, 14:45
Forum: announcements
Topic: catastrophic failure
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: catastrophic failure

Thanks Ben - at least you've got it working again! Apologies for the delay in acknowledging your efforts - I've been away for a couple of weeks. The latest off-line backup I have is dated 3rd May 2016 - is what you restored from the same date or earlier? Heh ho! back the grind of blocking the worldw...
by Richard
08 May 2017, 17:16
Forum: how do i
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Replacement Alternator

The symptoms sound similar to those seen on my Granvia back in 2012 which I eliminated by replacing the alternator. See the thread here: http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1131. Also take a look at this thread: http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1594 The pla...
by Richard
08 May 2017, 16:54
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: battery
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: battery

See the discussion here for the Granvia's battery specification: http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=825&p=1803 My battery had been weakening for years (it was at least 15 years old), so since we were off sightseeing for a week last month, we decided to replace it with a new ...
by Richard
09 Apr 2016, 08:19
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Definitive coolant guide?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Definitive coolant guide?

This is a "self-help" forum, so any volunteers?
by Richard
31 Mar 2016, 11:18
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Couple of quick questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Couple of quick questions...

You're not alone in having problems checking the level of coolant in the expansion bottle! See here for comments:
http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1723
by Richard
17 Mar 2016, 19:47
Forum: how do i
Topic: Electrical Failure
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Electrical Failure

Welcome to the forum! What happens when a fully-charged battery is attached? If it's just that the alternator is not charging the battery (and all the electrical equipment), then obviously the battery will eventually stop supplying power to the ECU, lights, etc, and your Granvia will fail. If it's j...
by Richard
08 Mar 2016, 15:51
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Making space by removing seats
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Making space by removing seats

Frank, Yes, you could make a false floor, but the runners are tall - at least 100mm, so your rear-seat passengers will have a high floor-level relative to the seat. But there's no reason why removing the runners (and track) needs to be permanent - replacement is just the reverse of the removal proce...
by Richard
08 Mar 2016, 10:39
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Making space by removing seats
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Making space by removing seats

Simple answer: Yes! Slightly longer answer: Yes, but you may need to remove the middle-row's sliding runners in the floor track to allow the rear seat to slide really close to the front seats. You'd probably want to remove the runners anyway if you were planning to make the set-up permanent because ...
by Richard
26 Feb 2016, 10:07
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Torque and mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Torque and mpg

You raised a couple of points: 1. ECT switch - all Granvias should have the ECT switch. It's just a switch that changes the rpm at which the automatic gearbox changes gear. Leave it switched OFF for the best fuel economy. 2. There are two petrol-engined versions of the Granvia: 3.4litre V6 (5VZ-FE e...
by Richard
25 Feb 2016, 20:23
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Torque and mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 1635

Re: Torque and mpg

Grandad, Ah, you have the 4wd version of the Granvia. I had assumed that because all Granvia models have the automatic gearbox as standard, therefore all of them have the freewheel....... If the 4wd Granvia doesn't have a freewheel, then of course there'll be full engine braking. (To test, get the G...

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