I have a word of warning with regard to the side windows. The ones held in the frames with domed headed nuts and bolts. Make sure the fixings are tight. The other week I had put the shopping in through the side door and the got in the front. As I shut the door I heard a banging sound and upon inspection I found the sliding door window hanging loose at the rear. The single rear fixing had come undone and the pressure of shutting the door had popped the glass loose. Luckily the outer fixing had rolled under the van and I was able to find it ( the inner one was of course in the van ). However if the bolt had fallen out whilst in motion then I would never have found it, and I have a feeling Toyota uk won't have any in stock. When I checked the other fittings, I found 3 that were loose enough to move with my fingers. I now make it part of my weekly check to see they are all tight. Sorry If I have gone on a bit, but I wouldn't want you to loose a window.
Paul (Auckland, NZ)
I put a drop of lock'n'seal on the thread so that should stop it working loose again, and I'll probably give the others similar treatment when I have time
Definitely worth keeping an eye on these - thanks for the shout
I've lost a couple of original nut-, bolt-and-bolt washer combinations from my side windows (and hence are currently held with unattractive ordinary nuts and bolts), but my local Toyota dealer (Albany, Auckland) quoted me NZ$ 50 for each one. Could you tell me where in Auckland you got them for around NZ$ 15?
Also, do you know if it's possible to get a service manual for the 3-litre turbo diesel engine? I can't find any for the Granvia, but am hoping that the Hilux, Prado or Hiace engines might be the same.
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