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Time for a new car, VW Golf MK3 GTI 2.0 8v

And then it was time for a change, a new car. But it didn’t go smoothly, not at all. I traded my 2009 Toyota Aygo with a Volkswagen (VW) Golf MK3 GTI 2.0 8v (1996, AGG engine code), after having an extended test drive which didn’t show any weird signs. Car handled nicely, especially for that age.

But on the way back it broke down, RPM gauge dropped instantly and car died (electrics worked though). Long story short, I was pulled back home and was able to fix the issue a day or two later by swapping out the Crankshaft Position sensor (G28) and as a precaution, I also swapped out the Fuel Pump Relay (nr 30).

So a little bit of a headache & mixed feelings later, I am still very happy with my swap!

Stranded…

Stranded

Being towed

En route to Sevenum...

Back home (finally!)

Finally home




Toyota Aygo new 14 inch wheels

Bought myself a “new” 14 inch set (thanks Marktplaats.nl 🙂 ) and fitted them off course. I weighed the wheels to see the difference, funny to see how there is quite a difference between de Uniroyal RainExpert 2 & Barum Brilliantis tyres.

The 14inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons tyres weighed less than expected.

Goodies!

14 inch wheel + Uniroyal RainExpert 2 tyre

Weight 14 inch wheel + Uniroyal Rainexpert 2

14 inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2 tyre

Weight 14inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2

14 inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 tyre

Weight 14inch Steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Allseason

Result!

New wheels fitted

Info:
Camera: Canon Powershot S110




Toyota Aygo Eco badge

As many of you might now, I make a sport out of driving as economical as possible (without being too extreme). As I was searching on Aliexpress, I found this fun badge, which expresses my driving style perfectly. I was able to plug the holes with some plastic grommets.
Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal

Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal




Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless Steel Exhaust backbox

Bought a Inoxcar Stainless backbox today, in very good condition & sounds the part. Gives the Aygo a good presence without being too loud.

Looks very good, needed some longer exhaust mount rubbers which I had lying around. Else the exhaust would hit the rear bumper (or need for a small cutout)

Info:
Camera: Nikon D5100 / Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

And the end result!

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox




Sound Proofing the Aygo

The Aygo has pretty flimsy doors, which don’t help much with the sound quality of your sound system & background noise when you are driving your car. I bought some sound proofing on eBay & added it on the front + rear doors & spare tire well.

Sound quality has been improved greatly & road noise has been reduced. All in all a must have mod for your Toyota Aygo / Peugeot 107 or Citroen C1.

Sound Insulation

Sound Insulation

Toyota Aygo Sound Insulation in door




Toyota Aygo Cree LEDs & Vinyl decal

Replaced the license plate lights with CREE LEDs for better visibility. Thanks to Aliexpress for some good priced CREE LEDs!
Toyota Aygo t10 Cree License plate light

Also bought a vinyl decal to warn other drivers that I’m driving a slow automobile 😉 Especially handy when driving “hypermile” or “ecomodder” style.
Toyota Aygo SlowAsF*ck decal

Info:

Camera: Sony Xperia Z3




Toyota Aygo Moustache

Added a little personal flair to the Aygo in the form of a white/silvery moustache. Also did this little mod on the Seat Leon.

Toyota Aygo Moustache




Toyota Aygo DIY Transmission fluid change

Decided to change the transmission fluid / oil with some fresh new fluids / oil on the Toyota Aygo (also applies to Citroen C1 / Peugeot 107). Can only have a positive effect on changing gears and fuel economy. It’s an easy job which should take you between 30-60 minutes. Fluid used: Castrol 75W90 Syntrans Universal Plus (1.7L needed).

First make sure that you try to undo the filler nut first (always!). The filler nut can be found at the front of the engine, right behind the radiator / fan.

Toyota Aygo - DIY Transmission Fluid Change

This is the location of the draining plug. Has the same size as the filler nut and is easily accessible.

Toyota Aygo - DIY Transmission Fluid Change

After draining (let it drain for 10-15 minutes), redo the draining nut and prepare for refilling. Make sure the diameter of the filling hose is smaller than the filling port, as this will increase the filling speed significantly.

Toyota Aygo - DIY Transmission Fluid Change

This is how I filled the transmission again.

Toyota Aygo - DIY Transmission Fluid Change

Results, super smooth gear changes! Have to comment on fuel economy, as it is too soon to tell.

Nederlandse vertaling

Besloten om de transmissie / bakolie zelf te vervangen met verse olie / vloeistoffen. Kan alleen maar een positief effect hebben op het schakelgedrag en het verbruik van de Aygo. Dit is een klusje wat je prima zelf kan doen en kost je ongeveer 30-60 minuten. Gekozen vloeistof: Castrol 75W90 Syntrans Universal Plus (1.7 liter benodigd voor een schakelbak, 1.4 liter voor een automaat).

Als je een vloeistof kiest, zorg er dan voor dat de vloeistof voldoet aan de API GL-4 standaard.

Zorg er altijd voor dat je de bout van het vulgat eerst loshaalt voordat je de boel laat leeglopen! De bout voor het vullen heeft dezelfde afmeting als de drain plug. Als je gaat bijvullen, zorg dan dat de diameter van de slang een stukje kleiner is dan het vulgat, dat helpt met de snelheid van het vullen.




Toyota Aygo new Dual Exhaust tip

Added a new dual exhaust tip to my trusty Toyota Aygo (Citybug). Not 100% satisfied with the fitment, will need to do some modding to get the look right. But the build quality is a lot better than the old one.
Old vs New

Exhaust tip front view

Exhaust tip rear view

New Toyota Aygo Exhaust tip backside

New Toyota Aygo Exhaust tip overview




Toyota Aygo K&N 57i (57-0669) kit (Video)

And also decided to post a little video from the K&N 57i (57-0669) induction kit. Enjoy!