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About Alan511

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    Estima G-Spec
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  1. Yep, not good. Been hunting around for new insurance company to go with but finding most insurance companies have high excess probably because its in import. Not sure what to do yet but even selling the car is coming to mind.
  2. Since the expansion tank is high, it should bleed itself while idling. I recently did a head gasket on a TCR10, bloke had overheating issues, all the hoses were stiff and full of crap. Ended up replacing the radiator, water pump, all hoses and replaced head gasket. Have you checked our engine oil?
  3. Have got two errors with my ACR30 Estima 02'. P0135 - 02 Heater Circuit Bank #1, Sensor #1 P0155 - 02 Heater Circuit Bank #2, Sensor #1 Most companies (Bosch, Pat etc.) list one for Cylinder 1 & 4 but list a universal one for Cylinder 2 & 3. Anyone had this issue before or change oxygen sensor on them? Also, my engine check light isn't working, assuming bulb is blown or user car dealer removed it. Does the dash in that area just pull apart or got to pull the panels around steering wheel column etc. off and get it off from under????
  4. Check out the topic I just did which will help you on removing the spare - Sorry, haven't removed the seats as that is one reason why I bought the car, as I need 8 seats.
  5. After buying the Estima I realised it came with a space saver as I spare. Decided that since it has been sitting there for 10+ years I should pull it down and change the valve in it. When I pulled it down I noticed that there is a fair bit on room up there and a standard size wheel should fit. Had a look around and found a new Mazda wheel (possibly off a Mazda 6? 16 x 6.5" - pic 6) sitting around aswell as a 215/60 R16 Tyre. Fitted that up and got it balanced so I could try out and see if it fits. Doing it is pretty straight foward:- 1) Pop the Boot (pic 1) 2) Lift the carpet up, lift up the black plug, and use the wheel nut tool (or just a 21mm socket) and undo it (counterclockwise) (pic 2 & 3) 3) Undo it till you have enough to lift the hook over the holder. 4) Pull the space saver off. 5) I was going to remove the black spacer that is attached underneath but then decided it won't be in the way anyway if I put the full size spare in with it facing down. This is also good as don't have to unwind the spare to check the pressure all the time. (pic 5) 6) While you have the spare out, it is easier to hold the bolt and unwind the hook via hand to get it down further. I also fully removed the hook and put anti-seize on the thread. 7) Put spare under, lift up and put hook over the holder. 8) Wind back up. (pic 7) Mine also had a spacer above the hook. That was actually a good size as the spacer wound all the way up to the floor and was holding the spare tight. All up this cost me $0 as I work at a tyre store and we just had the rim and tyre lying around. Most tyre shops usually have old rims lying around or even wreckers. Toyota stud pattern is 5 x 114.3 which many other makes (ford, mazda, mitsubishi etc.) use aswell. Holden is 5 x 120 and won't fit. Sorry, pics aren't the best quality as sun it bad position and only taken with phone.
  6. Thanks for the info. The car has 88k (top of my head) on it so was wanting to change it so I know when it was changed. Don't know if I have to drop the tank down to do it or if there is a opening from inside the cabin. Being that we are in Winter know it is usually dark when I get home so can't have a good look to the weekend.
  7. No im in QLD. However, excess for someone on their learners is $1200 and insurance is only covered for me and my wife. That is why it was cheaper than other places we called, although they are cheaper but they have more rules to follow. But then they also do unlimited mods.
  8. What Octane fuel does everyone here run in their Estima? Has anyone changed their in-tank fuel filters themselves?
  9. Any luck? Tow Bars Australia have one listed on their site and is priced differently than the Tarago model. Not sure if you would have to cut away some of the bumper since they sit lower than the Taragos -
  10. I have my Estima insured with Just Cars for just under $600 a year (full cover & unlimited mods.). Ended up being cheaper to just call them instead of doing online quotes.