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I feel your pain mate, still love my car but at the moment the niggles are getting to me... then I’m getting great mpg and still spanking much...
Mine does, “ADD MORE COOLANT! ADD MORE COOLANT”
... :D :cry:
Hoping to break the 600miles barrier with this tank. :D
So far in my controlled experiment of not ragging my car to work and back (sticking below 3k revs and not exceeding 70ish) this week I've managed...
Pretty sure we've had this conversation before :)
I'll should fix my coolant loss problem, front wishbone bushes and get my timing belt done...
My bonnet is worse for wear, keep looking for a matching one for my paint colour but it's awkward. Tempted to get a black one myself.
Had a look around for possible causes of coolant loss. Felt round all hoses, felt dry, no coolant crust visible. Temp sender was seated nicely,...
[ATTACH] Got to 590 miles this tank, not too shabby.
Also read that the water pump is a fairly regular culprit. Would that loose more if the engine is hotter / under heavier load though?
Yeah, thinking the same.
Cheers for the link, but mines a TDi mate.
I'll have a peak about this weekend... again.
Coolant light back on...
So that's new rad, new expansion tank ruled out.
Noticed the level drops after 'spirited' driving much quicker than...
Has to be ROJO SOBERANO! :P
Bit warm to be installing a wood burner! ;)
Drove it for the first time in 6 days as we've been away camping and visiting relatives in the Mrs RAV4...
One more wishbone question: Would I need new bolts or current ones be ok to reuse?
Hmmmm... cheers Mamic
I guess I'd need a press for the bushes though?
Car's back from garage, front bumper looks much better now.
Mechanic pointed out how worn my wishbone bushes were. £140 to replace both sides...