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About ash5896

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  • Birthday 01/01/1971

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    MK 3 GXL 2.0 auto

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  1. ash5896

    Front valence Mk3

    Hi im after a front valence for a 1972 GXL please any help greatly appreciated ash
  2. The engine issues were burning oil and head gaskets. It affected the 2.2 Diesel engines from 2006-2011. Toyota extended the warranty on these models up to 7 years or 100K miles providing you had a service history.... more information here: http://forum.rav4driversclub.com/thread/69/charliefarlies-guide-diesel-series-engine
  3. Mines in about similar condition as this one. I’m hoping one pop ups but no rush to get one
  4. I’m in Bradford. There’s not much going on here in terms of older cars. My last car didn’t need any work at all just a repaint so was straightforward. I’m really limited to what I can do but always try and attempt what I can.
  5. I’ve never attempted something like that before but yeah your right Most won’t touch it. The other sides ok but as John Mack has mentioned it does look as if it’s been done before. I didn’t realise that but now it makes sense. Not sure why though, it looks pretty solid and there’s no holes on the other side. I’m not too bad with DIY but never attempted welding. Plus with a spinal cord injury not a good idea
  6. Thanks Johnny I was thinking the same. does anyone know of any good body shops around the West Yorkshire area?
  7. Was rubbing the rear wheel arch down as there was a little bit of bubbling. Turned out it wa snore than a bubble. what would you do with this? Would it be a repair or shall I replace it with a new arch?
  8. ash5896

    GXL headlights

    Have you got a link Tibb? I can’t find it. Apologies am useless with computers
  9. Right so probably an old alarm. Before my time then I’ve never seen one like this before the first alarms I can recall were Moss I think I remember my dad having one in his Sierra and I used to love playing around with it when someone walked past by switching it on and off from the front room.
  10. I’ve not come across one as of yet. I saw one just before Christmas but it was taken off before the actual end of the auction
  11. I’m in the process of removing the fuel tank today. I found this electrical connection for something which I have no idea what it is. The wires run under the carpet so have not been able to follow them and in the petrol cap area there’s some sort of switch that is controlled by the key. Any thoughts please as I have no idea. There’s no key either that fits this with the keys I was given either so even more confusing
  12. Thanks for that really appreciated
  13. I want to restore the grill on the GXL can anyone point me in the right direction of where to start please? It does have a lot of tiny dents on it in various places. Can it be done DIY or shall I leave it to a professional?
  14. I was having a look at the headlights today and the rear bowl part looks really horrible. Can these be replaced or will I need a new set of headlights?
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