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by MrDillon
10 May 2017, 22:34
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: battery
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: battery

I have a 95 amp/hr battery in mine

Its' a GM (Vauxhall) part and is a little bigger physically (I had to modify the plastic base) but spins the motor very swiftly - cost about £90 - £100 from any Vauxhall main dealer
by MrDillon
08 May 2017, 14:53
Forum: how do i
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Replacement Alternator

You can get a part number from your toyota main dealer by quoting your chassis number. They could probably supply one too but would be expensive once you have a part number it should be possible to source from a specialist independent however I had mine rebuilt by a good auto electric guy for about ...
by MrDillon
28 Feb 2016, 22:44
Forum: how do i
Topic: bigger alloys
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: bigger alloys

16" tyres with a 60 profile would be pretty much the same rolling radius as the stock 215/70 x 15 - so gearing and speedo accuracy would be unaffected.

If the wheels are wide enough 225's fill the arches nicely and don't foul anything
by MrDillon
13 Feb 2016, 19:44
Forum: insurance, paper work and importing
Topic: insurance what a pain
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: insurance what a pain

I have a 96 3.0D 8 seater and pay around £200 fully comp (full NCD, based in Suffolk, £250 XS) with Chaucer Direct. Easy to contact (they are in Whitstable) premium stays competitive year on year (unlike some others who start low to lure you in and then hike it up on renewal) Free euro cover up to 9...
by MrDillon
20 Jan 2016, 14:00
Forum: how do i
Topic: bigger alloys
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: bigger alloys

The wheels in the picture are five stud so won't fit the Granville six stud hubs. Try and keep the overall size and offset the same to avoid fouling or gearing issues
by MrDillon
09 Jan 2016, 17:17
Forum: how do i
Topic: bigger alloys
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: bigger alloys

I have 16" alloys on mine running 225/60 tyres. These give pretty much the same gearing as the stock 70 profiles on 15" wheels. They are quite wide at 8" and have an offset of 140mm. They fill the arches nicely but don't foul on anything. Slightly firmer ride than 70s but nothing too ...
by MrDillon
27 Nov 2015, 00:04
Forum: how do i
Topic: Intermittent engine cut-outs: fuel relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Intermittent engine cut-outs: fuel relay?

Yes does sound like a relay, or perhaps the solenoid (on or around the pump which actually shuts the fuel off to stop the engine) clicking off when it shouldn't do. My money's on the relay - the solenoids can get stuck in the off position when left a while, but once they're on they usually stay on. ...
by MrDillon
25 Nov 2015, 23:52
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Starting problems and smoke!
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Starting problems and smoke!

Yes, in my experience a good thrash now and again does engines the world of good!
by MrDillon
20 Nov 2015, 00:50
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Just bought a Granvia

Hi Phil Re: fast idle It's worth checking that the throttle cables are not sticking and are adjusted correctly. There are two cables (and a return spring) to open and close the throttle - if the opening one is a little too tight then this would hold the idle higher than it should be (on mine usually...

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