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  1. Hi Michael, I think you may be mistaking the oil cooler sandwich plate for the oil pump. Chris is correct. Andy.
  2. Looks the same as the square section seal that comes with the oil filter. So there's one option to check if you're struggling. Andy.
  3. Looking forward to hearing about your findings when the jobs done. Andy.
  4. Hard to imagine that thing was actually turning. I reckon your whole charge cooler system could do with a flush/clean out. The charge cooler and especially the rads may well be in the same state. Andy.
  5. Absolutely right John. Maximum flow and plenty of turbulence disrupts the boundary layer and improves heat transfer massively. Great comparison graph. Could do with one of those for many things in life. Andy.
  6. Hi Jarle, Apparently, the cable adjustment nuts, at the engine end of the cable, should be set at roughly mid point adjustment. Then the cable outer, at the footrest end, should be pulled through the little clamp to take out all the slack in the inner cable. The clamp is then tightened down. Then the engine end cable adjustment can be finalised to give the small amount of slack normally set in throttle cables. Finally, the throttle pedal stop bolt should be adjusted so that the cable doesn't get over tensioned at full pedal travel. If your little clamp is prone to slipping, you might need to improvise a mod. Andy.
  7. A common issue is that the clamp (near the foot rest) on the side of the transmission tunnel sometimes lets the cable outer slip through a little. This reduces the ability for the throttle peddle to fully open the carbs and is often thought to be cable stretch. Worth a quick look if you're running out of adjustment at the carb end. Andy.
  8. Hi Damien, There's a bit of a guide on And two for the translator linkage. Andy.
  9. Hi Tom, It certainly tightens everything up. After 79k miles, mine was pretty badly worn. Lots of slop in the whole mechanism and quite notchy but, it was still very usable. After fitting the kit, the gear change precision has improved vastly but these gearboxes were inherently notchy when new. I renewed the rose joints, at the gearbox end too, as these had a moderate amount of wear, and also the bearings (2x 6001RS) in the translator. 100% worthwhile but it don't expect it to be on par with your modern daily driver. Andy.
  10. Hi Chandra & Tom, I've just fitted the kit from PNM. Not sure what the little black plastic bit is either. It certainly wasn't the reverse gear buffer part (on my 90 SE anyway). That's just a tiny ring of nylon. I simply assembled everything with Castrol general purpose grease. The only issues I encountered were: I needed to drill a couple of holes to enable access/removal of the two rear-most self tapping screws in the thin sheet metal cover plate in order to slide it back. (Push the speedo cable aside while you do this) I also had so slightly widen the hole in the fibreglass tunnel by about 3mm in order to get the master gear assembly out. Obviously must have been originally fitted to the chassis before the body went on. Andy.
  11. Hi Chandra, I can't offer much more than I have already said as I too haven't attempted the conversion as yet. From the research I have done, I would recommend using the OEM Yaris EPS controller as opposed to a non OEM device. He will certainly need one or the other. Andy.
  12. Hi Jaques, Just curious, is there a reason you'd like to do this? Andy.
  13. Ah yes. Could easily be a dodgy connection. Check that any binnacle common ground wire connections have been refitted securely too. Andy.
  14. Hi Makis, I know on earlier cars, including my SE, if I fill up the left tank, it will take a few minutes until the level equalizes with, and rises in the right tank where the level sender unit lives. Also, the fuel gauge has no damping electronics on it so it does show a very changeable reading as you drive along and the fuel is sloshing around. These things are quite normal on early cars. Maybe on later cars, like yours, this isn't supposed to happen. Does the gauge erratically jump around while the car is stationary? Andy.
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