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Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

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Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:55 pm

Just been to HW Moons Toyota dealership ( http://hwmoon.toyota.co.uk/ ) today with the white MK2 (I know at last) for them to play with on the alignment front, and for you lot to use with a major, major discount for MazdaMenders members,check the discount section for the discount code to be used.
I was greeted by Mr Damian Hundley-Appleton, their aftersales manager, and given a very nice brew from their very nice lady at reception :bow-yellow: :coffee: , i was then taken through to the man pit with the other grease monkeys.... heaven, plenty going on in there, very busy workshop with plenty of man banter :handgestures-thumbup: especially from scooter lover with the hairdressing jibes :eek: :wink: .
I was then introduced to Mr Mick Barton who will be our alignment man in the know so I handed the keys over to Mike to be driven onto to the lifting ramps, which we watched that she would clear everything (they are aware that a lot will be arriving into an inch of their lives and will sort the run up and on out) to do the do that ALL the MX/Roadsters need.
Once he had stroked his programming machine to the settings needed, the spanners were out and we were under the Roadster while I showed Mike just how easy the roadsters are to work on and where, he was away like a man posessed, there was no stopping him, and the banter flowed (and I have never seen anyone sweat so much :wink: ).
1 hour later and with everything lighting up green on the screen of settings she was ready for a test drive, so off came all of the equipment and once again handed over the keys to Mike.
Off he went into the sunset to return shaking his head from side to side, "The trackings not right" he said, so he drove her back on the ramps, but I had a brain storm (I know dangerous) to which I squeaked out...... "it could be the tyre pressures are too low as she does not get used, as your settings were spot on." So out came the air line and tyre gauge......F.O.S 18psi......R.N.S....................................................8psi :oops:
So off she came again for a test run into the sunset, this time on his return he had the MX smile, nodding his head up and down, happy days, she was then parked up with the engine running while we did what petrol heads do best, talk cars and lift the bonnet for a bit of throttle cable revving MMMmmm.
So off we went then to pay the bill and go and test drive her myself up the twisty turny test road in Standish.....great, all solid, but need to get some Yokohama on as the p6000 are proper ditch finders and I got some great noise out of them on my test run :eek: :auto-layrubber:


So anyone wishing to book in with the lads needs to make sure that ALL the alignment bolts are free and track rod ends, otherwise if one snaps or one is froze and they need to use whatever they can to remove one, you will be going into labour costs and the price of a new bolt or two, I have left alignment bolts there so they will not be stuck getting hold of any if needed, they are not free, but I know that you lot will check everything is free will before hand, won't you chaps :handgestures-thumbup:
The contact is Damian himself for booking in, (Saturday mornings maybe a problem? phone to confirm) he will also stress how important it is for you to have your alignment bolts free and moving, and you MUST use the discount code in the MM discount section (this section is only visible after the 6 post rule is done). Mick is the man with the spanners for alignment.
If anyone wants me to check them over well before booking in, then please contact me.
Anyway some pics.......

Mr D Appleton at HW Moons in Wigan hair brushed and everything


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Mr M Barton doing his stuff....

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Check the magic box and screen....

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All done and ready for the test drive (wash those hands Mike :wink: )....


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And opening times....

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Re: Toyota dealership as the green light for alignment

Postby roadster1980 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:32 pm

Nice to finally get the ball rolling with them, ill bet your glad I suggested them now, we do all Toyota's work here at Autoline Bodyshop insurance, privates and there sales cars ive known Damian for somewhat 5-6 years now hes a great guy and most in the garage too. All a nice bunch of lads, so if you do book for a alignment they will make you feel very very welcome indeed

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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby ged c » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:12 pm

Thanks for the add,,Am thinkin after a blast up to Standish, youll need it doing again the state of them roads,lol.......but yea a think ill be up for getting mine set up soon..
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby DavesBRG5 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:23 am

Always flippin miles away! Think I need to move :lol:

I contacted a local Alfa garage months back about a similar deal & never even got a reply!

I`ll try again though as I`ve heard the boss drives a 5.

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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby Risingsun » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:35 pm

Great result there MM....Damian is a good bloke.... :wink:
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby agent_orange » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:34 pm

I take it HK Moon were given the Fast Road settings?
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby pollyanna » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:40 am

For someone who doesn't know which bolts etc to check to see they that are free, which ones are they? Do you have to be under the car to check some bolts and do you have to take the wels off to check others?
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:46 am

The nuts and bolts that hold the bottom wishbones to the subframes (alignment bolts) and the TRE, plenty of freeing up lube,oil etc
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby agent_orange » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:48 am

agent_orange wrote:I take it HK Moon were given the Fast Road settings?


To answer my own question. Yes they use Fast Road settings
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby pollyanna » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:39 pm

Is this the only Toyota Dealership that is approved for alignment or can other dealerships do it as well?
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Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:52 pm

There are loads around the country that can do this, HW Moons is a friendly dealership that offered a very good discount on this for members for me :bow-yellow:
There will be someone local to you Alan.
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby pollyanna » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:59 am

Wayne wrote:There are loads around the country that can do this, HW Moons is a friendly dealership that offered a very good discount on this for members for me :bow-yellow:
There will be someone local to you Alan.
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Thanks Wayne, I will check my local dealership out as I also have a RAV 4.
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:11 am

Don't just look at your toyota dealership buddy as i gave them some settings your local one will not have anything for these roadsters, ask the local guys in the area with roadsters for someone that does it ,there will be somewhere.
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby sandmonster » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:32 pm

Mazda Mender wrote:The nuts and bolts that hold the bottom wishbones to the subframes (alignment bolts) and the TRE, plenty of freeing up lube,oil etc
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Some good gen here: http://www.miata.net/garage/alignment/

Excuse me being a bit thick, but TRE= ??
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Re: Toyota dealership has the green light for alignment

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:54 pm

sandmonster wrote:
Mazda Mender wrote:The nuts and bolts that hold the bottom wishbones to the subframes (alignment bolts) and the TRE, plenty of freeing up lube,oil etc
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Some good gen here: http://www.miata.net/garage/alignment/

Excuse me being a bit thick, but TRE= ??
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MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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