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#256 Lenny

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

Update:
Got a text from local Toyota dealership this morning to say my order had arrived,
I had initially tried to purchase two of these parts from breakers but no luck, so the dealers was the only option.

First of all was the inside weather strip for the windscreen:

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Goes around the inside of the windscreen prior to glueing it with sealant, fitting of the replacement windscreen will take place in early February; now that this part has arrived.

Next was the foam holder that fits in to the centre of the space saver spar wheel, holds the wheel brace and jack winder bar tightly in place preventing them from rolling around the boot compartment,
Not bad for 10.26 euro inc. VAT

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Should look like this when fitted:

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After that is the boot air duct,
Found in all cars the duct vents air outwards from inside the car generally to inside the rear bumper,
You will see at the start of the build; one of the problems the Levin had was a puddle of water and mud in the well behind the rear passenger wheel,
This was caused by the existing air duct; all four clips were broken on it, causing it t lose its grip and seal to the panel,
As result; any time it rained,
Water would be channeled from the roof and boot down past the duc panel where it is designed to drip free from the cars body,
But since the air duct was broken, the after would enter the body and gather in the well behind the rear passenger wheel.

Here's the existing air duct in place:

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Doesn't look broken in the above image because I had it pulled in,
But you can see how it is in the image below,

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Here's the replacement:

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Its going to be a long enough job to get it replaced,
Rear reg plate, rear bumper, tail lights and reg light loom, all have to be removed to gain full access to the vent,
Remove it and clip in the replacement.
Will be well worth it though, no more leaking boot.

In the post then,
The genuine Toyota lambda oxygen sensor arrived from the group purchase received from Toyota Japan,
Saving 157.00 euro exc. VAT compared to purchasing from the local Toyota Dealership for exactly the same item.

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That it for today guys,
I'll have another update on Saturday/Sunday
I'm up and on the road for 6am Saturday on a road trip around the country collecting replacement parts from breakers,
9 hours of driving but cheaper than getting them all posted.
Hopefully fit them on Sunday if the weathers good.
Its like piecing a jigsaw together sourcing the parts and watching it come back to life :)

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#257 nicky87

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:24 AM

you are getting there bud

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:41 AM

Update:
Ownership manual came up for sale on a Toyota forum last week, so I thought it would go nicely in the glove compartment of the car,
I can only read two or three words as its all written in Japanese but its an original part of the car and a rare find even though I'm sure there's more of these manuals remaining than there are levins :)
As you may be able to see in the third image of the manual a front lip for the Levin was over 200GBP cheaper than a CD multi changer back in 2000
Its mad how the prices have swapped and its now more expensive to get a front lip than a CD multi changer when buying a new motor.
Small observation but something I found interesting when it comes to dealership crazy prices.

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Weather was cold but dry this morning;
So I set out to replace the boot air duct that arrived from Toyota last Monday and shown in previous posts.

Started by removing the reg plate,
Then loosening the three bolts on the top of the bumper panel

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Next for removal was this plastic screw clip,
There's two of them under the bumper much like the focus,
Unfortunately someone had tried to remove this one before and ruined the Philips head which made it super fun trying to get it removed,
Pliars was the only tool for the job in the end,
Pulled it out then added it to the list of replacement parts :rolleyes:

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I then removed two nuts from inside the boot panel allowing the bumper to be lifted free enough to get my hand in and lift out the old broken air duct.

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Broken air duct now removed:

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Here is old compared to the new:

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Now back in place

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Looks much better,
No more broken clips allowing water in to the well at the rear of the arch or gathering dirt slowly rusting the body,

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If we cast back to October here's a picture of the puddle:

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Dried in dirt that was brought inside the body via the broken air vent

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I reckon replacing this vent has been the best long term improvement done to date, no more puddle or water engress,
I'll get the rust treated eventually when having it painted and filled exterior work, but for now its comforting to know; its not going to get any worse in the meantime.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

Update:

Purchased a set of seatbelt pads for the rear to prevent the belts rubbing off the fabric,
Purchased on eBay from china last November for 3gbp they arrived today..

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I've not fitted them yet,
Weather today was raining all last note and today, usually a complaint but I was glad as it give me a chance to check if the boot was still leaking and thankfully its not,
So I began putting the parts back in t place,
Although some rust exists, I'll get it treated when it comes time to paint the body,

Spare space saver wheel and jack now back in clean/dry place

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I'm up at 5am in the morning feeling like "mike brewer" minus 10 stone; I'm heading off on an eight hour round driving trip to the west of Ireland, meeting nicky87 then up to a fella who's breaking three levin to purchase some replacement parts,
I'll update y'all when I return tomorrow evening and hopefully get some of the parts fitted on Sunday if the weather improves.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

Update: Been on the road driving from 6am to 8pm today, Full tank of diesel 3 tolls 1,287km covered and plenty of replacement parts crossed off the list, I'll update in detail tomorrow absolutely wrecked from driving all day IMG_20140125_200748_zps4cnm0ek_edit_1390 Two hours away from where I bought the parts from and realised I had come away without one of them, So I had to do a U turn and drive back that 2hrs I can just came from, to pick u that final part before driving the 4hr journey home, All done now though, Some replacement air vents also expected in the post next week as I didn't have time to travel to Clare to collect them

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

That's a good haul.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:48 PM

That's a good haul.

thanks mate,
Well proud I got the lot for 150 euro, 7euro on tolls and 78euro on a tank of diesel.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

Someones been a busy boy, what can I say wow. and you said you would not change the oil yourself, It all these little things that make the difference from being on the road and being on the road and right, hopefully the extra effort will give you some reliability and piece of mind. keep up the good work :)  



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

Someones been a busy boy, what can I say wow. and you said you would not change the oil yourself, It all these little things that make the difference from being on the road and being on the road and right, hopefully the extra effort will give you some reliability and piece of mind. keep up the good work :)  

Hi George,
Good to see you online again mate,
Your encouragement caused me to service it myself, I owe you one for that mate,
Today I took kids to see "free birds" in the cinema, got home and I went out to the Levin, I began removing the dash panels to gain Accra to the 3 dash vents,
To my surprise complete overkill on Toyota's part
Each vent is secured using two 35mm Philips head screws in the rest facing in to the dash on the inside,
Only way to get at them is to remove the full dashboard from the car,
Spent 4 hours only to get the 3 vents out,
Thankfully replacements are on there way,
But unfortunitly the fitting of anything is now on hold pending arrival of the vents, here's an image of the kitchen the way its going to be until the vents get here lol
VickiC is one angry bird!!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:36 PM

Who says men don't use the kitchen :D



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

Who says men don't use the kitchen :D

:lol: its harbouring more parts than a Chinese sweat shop
Im exhausted too, could do with a few days off work now to stick at it but I'm on 7-3 tomorrow for six days although I'll get at it next Sunday and Monday as I'm not in until 23:00 Monday night .

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:24 PM

Who says men don't use the kitchen :D


Grrr...guess who has to hop the wall tomorrow to unlock side gate to get to the dryer in the shed
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:23 PM

hmm, Lenny?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

hmm, Lenny?

lmao I'd run through it quicker than climb over it mart.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

Pmsl, Lenny thats class but dont think Vicki will leave it there for long mate, so hope your vents come quick,  ;). and Vicki just think how fit you'll feel after a couple of weeks of jumping the wall LOL. :ph34r:



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