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Old 19th November 2016, 06:18   #31
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Originally Posted by anandkumargb View Post
he said it is a rat bite.
Have a look at this thread - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-car-rats.html (How do you protect your car from rats?)

Might help you. Really glad it didn't turn out to be anything serious.
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I faced similar issue last year while I left my Etios in the Garage for weeks together since I was travelling out of station on business.

One day I noticed a disconnected wire while I was wiping the dust in the engine bay. Could not figure out the affected functionality due to disconnected wire with my little knowledge so took it to Toyota Authorised service centre.

They fixed the wire & also suggested to buy a rat repellent - Auto Glaze Rat/Mouse repellent which looked quite like toilet air fresheners. They tied two of those inside the engine bay (in the manner it does not affect other parts functioning) & said it would be effective for another 1 year.

Though I did not face the problem again after that but it is also worth mentioning that the car is on the move daily unlike the case earlier. Each of those repellent cost about 351 INR in Toyota ASS. You can probably check it out.
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At 70k kms, got rapid a new set of shoes; Yokohama Earth 1 - 195/60/R15.
I got them Rs 4500 a piece which i think is a pretty good price for 195s.

Old 195/60/R15 Yokohama A drives had served us well for 62000 kms and looked like they could gone for another 10k kms, but had a sidewall puncture and hence decided to change all tyres.

Steering feels a bit light, other than that no other differences.
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