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  1. Hi all, First, so's you know where I'm coming from, I have no training or direct experience of mechanics. I have been watching YouTube how to vids obsessively for a month and I'm normally a quick (obsessive) study. I think I have a wheel bearing on the way out though I may be being paranoid. I have a jack and stands set on it's way so I can give them a shake. As I've got a big journey end of next week (Derby,Exeter,Barnstaple then reverse) I want it sorted if there's an issue. I was also already playing with the idea of changing out the 4 lug/bolt hubs for 5 versions. Doing this conversion would seem a neat way of replacing all relevant bearings whilst also giving me access to all the 5 bolt alloys. Does all of the above sound reasonable? Any thoughts on where I could get 5 bolt hubs that fit the Yaris? Apologies if I've massacred any of the terminology. I'm probably speaking half Haynes, half ChrisFix,and half BS.
  2. Hi all, First, so's you know where I'm coming from, I have no training or direct experience of mechanics. I have been watching YouTube how to vids obsessively for a month and I'm normally a quick (obsessive) study. I think I have a wheel bearing on the way out though I may be being paranoid. I have a jack and stands set on it's way so I can give them a shake. As I've got a big journey end of next week (Derby,Exeter,Barnstaple then reverse) I want it sorted if there's an issue. I was also already playing with the idea of changing out the 4 lug/bolt hubs for 5 versions. Doing this conversion would seem a neat way of replacing all relevant bearings whilst also giving me access to all the 5 bolt alloys. Does all of the above sound reasonable? Any thoughts on where I could get 5 bolt hubs that fit the Yaris? Apologies if I've massacred any of the terminology. I'm probably speaking half Haynes, half ChrisFix,and half BS.
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    Just a quick intro. Apologies if it's in the wrong forum. My name is Lewis. I've recently become the proud owner of a scratched up, black, French built 2003 Yaris 1.3L (2SZ-FE) after train - walk commuting for yonks. I love the car. I love the fact it's small and nippy yet I'm not wearing it (6'3") very happy. I'm using it as a test bed to learn some basic mechanics. I've started on giving it a full service and got as far as oil/filter change, cabin and engine air filter. Main frustration so far has been finding the correct parts for it. Websites seem to be constantly steering me wrong. I'm assuming because my car must be in a phase where you have french/Japanese and 2NZ/2SZ engines knocking about. Any general advice on that would be gratefully received. I want to do more than service the car and have plans to turning it into a bit of a 'man racer' so any recommendations for that malarkey also gratefully read (I have spent a fortnight trying to find a short throw shift kit that I was confident will fit the car.. Still lost). Anyway,thanks for having me!
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