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Artiom last won the day on June 24 2016

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    Avensis 2.0 T-Spirit 2005, Auris 2.2 SR180 2007
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  1. I have the same model. My opinion is rather subjective, but this car pulls like train - smooth acceleration up to 4k+ RPM (~67mph in 3rd gear). It has good torque from ~1.2k RPM and increases to its maximum after 1.8k. The fuel consumption looks like mine ~33mpg, but I drive it for the fun and not for the fuel economy ;)
  2. I had a similar situation with my Auris when driving over a square bump with 5 adults in the car, but if no one is on the rear seat - it never happens.
  3. I have a similar issue with my Auris - after a service it became "louder" around 1400-2000 rpm. I never thought the air box may cause it...
  4. To me that doesn't look like the rain sensor - it may be the GPS or Radio antenna. Actually I could not identity the part in the repair manual - so I may be wrong. Have a look at the attached screenshot.
  5. I had a similar problem (on diesel though) - the discussion can be seen here: In summary, my issue was solved by replacing the clutch.
  6. On my Auris engine got into same limp mode (with "Check Engine" and "VSC" errors) when EGR got blocked due to carbon buildup - I've disconnected the battery, cleaned the EGR valve, reconnected the battery and everything works fine since, so in your case - try to disconnect the battery for 15 minutes - this should reset the fault codes. AFAIK, to blank the EGR you may need to reprogram the ECU - there are mentions about this on the forum.
  7. What revs do you drive usually? Anything above 2k would consume a lot of fuel. My Auris averages at ~34mpg (the dashboard says so) - but I have a quite "heavy" foot as I like to feel it accelerating ;)
  8. I never specifically checked the fuel consumption on my Auris - but it never felt economical - especially driving with revs above 2k. As for other issues - I never experienced them. The engine is always responsive regardless of the temperature and has quite high torque even at 1200rpm (well, there may be a subtle lag until it gets to 1800 - after that it accelerates like rocket).
  9. Different pressure in front left and right tires can drift the car sideways when driving - I experienced this recently on my Auris. It is barely noticeable though.
  10. The bulbs can be changed easily - just need patience as the connectors are stiff. I can change all bulbs in my Avensis T25 in 20 minutes max. From time to time I get huge discount emails from a local parts shop - so I just ordered ~15 bulbs of different sizes for 20 gbp and now I have replacements for a few years ahead :)
  11. Update: the silicone spray definitely solved the problem. Not sure for how long it will last - but there is no noise atm.
  12. I checked this site to order a disk for my Auris (touchscreen satnav gen 5?) - the price came well over £180 for one (!) single (!) disk. :( For these money I can buy a dedicated phone or tablet which would work as satnav (well, I am perfectly happy with my phone fulfilling this role currently). I tried to burn disk images several times (single/dual layer DVDs) - but it never worked, so I gave up. Looks like the Auris satnav will remain as is, but for Avensis I plan to build a custom double DIN CarPC with all bells and whistles once I will get some more free time.
  13. Not sure about your Auris, but on my Avensis, turning off the motion sensor effectively turns off the alarm - I tried to shake the car, hit the wheels, etc - the alarm does not sound - no idea what else can trigger it without disassembling the car :)
  14. Small update: Parts-King answered me that the big rubber stops are available and sold individually in any combination. I decided to postpone the purchase until I will do some more driving to see how it works with the silicone spray.
  15. So, here are my findings so far: - no idea what is the part number and correct name - a Toyota dealer said they will call back but never did. - I tried to adjust the lock latch - the thingy at the bottom would not move as it has only one position and I did not disassemble the actual lock mechanism on the tailgate as it has a lot of plastic parts which I don't want to break - the small rubber bump stops at the end of tailgate are fine - no signs of wear at all - finally, there are pairs of big rubber stops - I noticed some "polished" areas on them - looks like they rub against each other - and it seems this is creating that noise. I applied a bit of silicone spray to them and a bit of WD40 to the gas struts (not sure if that was a great idea). After all this a did a test drive (few minutes, 20mph) and did not notice any noise - looks like it is temporarily solved. Anyway, I will look to replace those bumps and will post here when I will make more tests.