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    Hi All

    Whatever you do, keep her away from it or you will be on eBay looking for another one - for yourself! Welcome to T ownership. You have some great friends.
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    Recommendations for new tyres

    Geolander is a great tyre on road.. and will go most grass and gravel things. Far better than the bfg on the road, definitely a notch worse than the bfg on grass and gravel. Entirely useless in proper British mud. So where are you going :)
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    Battery

    My first set of OE batteries lasted 10 years. The replacement from MrT are now 5+ years in and seem to be holding ok. Replacement ( yuasa ) are 650cca each. I believe the original were 700cca. £160 for the pair, 10 min to replace them in the parking lot myself. And the parts counter was happy...
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    Battery

    When looking for batteries I learnt that is always worth checking with MrT for prices. May surprise you....
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    Purchases from Europe

    Yeah. The commercial value declared has an impact as well and what the courier declares
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    Purchases from Europe

    I have had a couple of things from Belgium and Germany. Did end up paying vat(customs actually), but overall no more than I would have buying from a local place. Effectively the process is about the same as buying from the USA or Canada.
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    Battery offer!

    What is Toyota dealership prices these days?
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    Introducing Lilly Bird

    @SpinDrift thanks. Will poke on the weekend.
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    Introducing Lilly Bird

    Driving along the M11 on Sunday, headlights on... Got a surprise, it looked as if the batter, timing belt, oil and check-engine lights on the dash were going to come on, at the same time. But they had a think about it and gave up (?). Literally a 2 second thing. Started to get there but not...
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    Really?

    Even has a dragon! Only the best reviews have dragons...
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    Really?

    Haha, yeah. Quite a few 80s had the 1HZ too. And to be fair, it's not too bad. I can do and hold 70 down the M25 or make it over most hills fine. Just takes a bit longer to get there :)
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    Really?

    Given the circumstances, no one is really going anywhere at the moment. In a year, maybe. In 3 years for sure. So, I don't understand why the prices... @bandsnbrakes when you say 80 were the best, surely you mean the 105's :)
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    Does 265/70/17 BF/Goodrich A/T K02 fit standard rims on 2009 120. does the extra diameter affect mpg?

    Some go left, some go right... I'll get my coat ..
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    Does 265/70/17 BF/Goodrich A/T K02 fit standard rims on 2009 120. does the extra diameter affect mpg?

    165 is not enough rubber to propel a 120 surely... 165 on the left, 265 on the right....
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    Does 265/70/17 BF/Goodrich A/T K02 fit standard rims on 2009 120. does the extra diameter affect mpg?

    Over the last 150k miles I have discovered: - the grabbers sold in the EU are not the same as the US ones. The US ones are the good ones. - the bfg have crap traction on the tarmac in the slightly wet situation. Full on wet, it's better but not great. - the Michelin latitudes are quite nice on...
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