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Offline Tony

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2018, 03:39:56 pm »
Just make sure to use free range eggs Ken.Them diesels can be fussy.
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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2018, 06:09:35 am »
If the engine is gone again I'd scrap it.It's gonna need two NCTs a year soon..I was in a new Prius last night and compared to my old one it was like a proper luxury motor with fancy Led screens etc on the inside.Nice and quiet too.The money you save on juice Belker would pay for a new car.Hopefully it's just a rad leak though.

I'm gonna stick it out with the old Avensis till 2022.2 if at all possible,
even though it's good till 2023.2 .
It will be on Double NCT/Suitability from this Oct onwards but I really
don't fancy the idea of adding a motorloan on to my billls.

I'm almost 3 years in to my 7 year plan to buy a new petrol Avensis in
2022.2 and leaving myself a years leeway fer any unexpected occurences.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 06:18:26 am »
My 08 Avensis is drinking an awful lot of water these days,
about a liter every 4 hours, I know this is a very bad sign
especially as none of the water is being leaked on to the ground.
My mechanic can't see it till next Tuesday, anyone any ideas ?
Is it safe to drive ?
Or am I doing it more damage by driving it ?

I only did a short lucrative shift last night 1am to 4am because I'm
half-afraid of doing more damage to the car, but it was taking a liter
of water per hour fer the 3 hours.
Thankfully I did see some water dripping from under it, so hopefully
it's just a hose problem.

Again thanks fer all the replies  ::cheers

Offline Dr. Martin Gooter Bling

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2018, 06:39:41 am »
just a little leak you have there. you'd know all about it if it was serious because the exhaust would be belching plumes of smoke batmobile style.
why do you fancy a petrol avensis kenner.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2018, 06:54:22 am »
Thanks DMG, Fingers crossed !

The Avensis I have always loved and today I am too old and ugly fer change,
I don't like change, I like the Status Quo. If it ain't broken, don't fix it !

As fer Petrol, I would actually prefer Diesel, but the Diesel engine is on the
'Hit-list' and has up coming bans in many European cities.
I don't wish to buy a Diesel cab with a 10 year licence only to find out a couple of years
later that it will be banned in another couple of years, long before the licence runs out.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2018, 09:46:05 am »
I am fairly sure I read somewhere that Toyota will finish production of the Avensis in 2019.They have no plans to replace it with a mid priced saloon.Honda have dropped the Accord because they see no market for them in the future.

Ken if you go to 2022 you will be buying a hybrid of some sort.

By the the way I still think it is your water pump that is leaking.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2018, 11:42:27 am »
Thanks DMG, Fingers crossed !

The Avensis I have always loved and today I am too old and ugly fer change,
I don't like change, I like the Status Quo. If it ain't broken, don't fix it !

As fer Petrol, I would actually prefer Diesel, but the Diesel engine is on the
'Hit-list' and has up coming bans in many European cities.
I don't wish to buy a Diesel cab with a 10 year licence only to find out a couple of years
later that it will be banned in another couple of years, long before the licence runs out.

Im with you on  the Diesel Issue .You would be pissed off it the Mothers of the Universe manage to get a Diesel Ban before you get full use .Im like you going on to two NCt a year but if I can hold out for another year or two then Hybrids will have come down in price .Toyota are the only ones with any track record and you have to pay a premium for that at the moment .I think its MFH who drives a Prius and he speaks highly of them so I will be following his recommendation going hybrid .

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2018, 11:51:12 am »
There a good car but if the whole battery/hybrid thing makes ya nervous a Petrol Corrolla would be a safer/Cheaper less efficient option.New Corrolla is bigger than the old Avensis.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2018, 12:23:58 pm »
Cheapest of the Hybrids new is about 27k with a lot of city driving probably need to replace the battery pack over its lifetime  3K? I dont do a huge amount of work 3 days a week so have the option of a 4 or 5 year old petrol which should work out at less than 3K a year to own which seems to be about the average cost of providing a car for the job .There are a lot of things we take into account reliability ,comfort running costs there really isint a one size fits all car for this job .Im a bit of a Hippy and like the idea of a Hybrid .You read about the damage Diesel fumes do .I wonder how fucked up our lungs are as we spend our working day no more than a meter away from an exhaust pipe in front of us and air conditioners pumping fumes into the car .

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2018, 01:06:09 pm »
Cheapest of the Hybrids new is about 27k with a lot of city driving probably need to replace the battery pack over its lifetime

Ye see John....or ye obviously don't!

I had 600k on my previous Prius and it was still goin strong when i replaced it with my 2011,never had an issue with the battery.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2018, 01:11:43 pm »
Cheapest of the Hybrids new is about 27k with a lot of city driving probably need to replace the battery pack over its lifetime

Ye see John....or ye obviously don't!

I had 600k on my previous Prius and it was still goin strong when i replaced it with my 2011,never had an issue with the battery.

You got to factor it in its a huge one off cost if it goes wrong but 600k without renewal is impressive .

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2018, 01:32:01 pm »
Cheapest of the Hybrids new is about 27k with a lot of city driving probably need to replace the battery pack over its lifetime

Ye see John....or ye obviously don't!

I had 600k on my previous Prius and it was still goin strong when i replaced it with my 2011,never had an issue with the battery.

You got to factor it in its a huge one off cost if it goes wrong but 600k without renewal is impressive .

There's a small fan that sits in behind the interior trim panel behind the rear passenger seat (driver side) that gets blocked up with dust etc cos there's a vent at the side of the seat,it draws air to cool the battery but it's not on any service list from Toyota...but it's on Hals.

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2018, 01:40:08 pm »
 lol lol lolCongratulations Hal you just hit 1000 posts .What a fucking waste of time

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2018, 02:00:53 pm »
lol lol lolCongratulations Hal you just hit 1000 posts .What a fucking waste of time

Ah thanks John....ye bleedin wanker!!

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Re: Avensis drinking a lot of water.
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2018, 02:03:42 pm »
Cheapest of the Hybrids new is about 27k with a lot of city driving probably need to replace the battery pack over its lifetime

Ye see John....or ye obviously don't!

I had 600k on my previous Prius and it was still goin strong when i replaced it with my 2011,never had an issue with the battery.

600k? And resold (by some dodgy dealer)
WITH ONLY a few thousand on the clock.
Fucking great time machine them priussss are
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