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Artiom

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Artiom last won the day on June 24 2016

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  • Toyota Model
    Avensis 2.0 T-Spirit 2005, Auris 2.2 SR180 2007
  • Toyota Year
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Gloucestershire
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    Computers & Electronics
  1. 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 ;)
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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 :)
  5. Update: the silicone spray definitely solved the problem. Not sure for how long it will last - but there is no noise atm.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 :)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Can you please point me where did you find them? I tried to search but can't find anything except the tailgate gas struts.
  11. Thank you for the suggestion, I knew that it can be adjusted but wasn't sure how exactly. Will try that while waiting for an answer from Parts-King.
  12. Hi all, When driving on uneven roads the boot lid makes noises like its lock is loose. As on hatchbacks the boot lid has integrated window - it is really heavy and over time it seems to wear the rubber dampeners (not sure how to call them correctly). What would be the best way to fix this: 1. Adjust the lock? How? Are there any manuals about this? 2. Replace the rubber dampeners? 3. Replace gas struts? Are there any other ideas? It looks like this is a common issue, however I was not able to find much information on it - suspect I am not formulating the search request correctly... Thank you, Artiom
  13. I can confirm what was said earlier about T25 diesels. Have mine for 2.5 years - it's bombproof.
  14. "Climate control" auto mode means that the ventilation system will engage automatically either air conditioner or the heater to maintain the set temperature that you configured. To use it you can try the following: 1. Set the desired air temperature (the temperature inside the car cabin) 2. Turn on A/C 3. Turn on Auto on Climate Control Additionally, the "air recirculation" feature means that the ventilation system will take the air from inside the car's cabin, pass it trough filter/heater/etc and blow it again inside via vents. This is useful when the outside air is polluted (fumes from another car or smoke) or when you want to quickly warm the air (as it won't take cold air from outside). The downside is that when the air is recirculated it accumulates the moisture which deposits on cold windows and decreases the visibility. Therefore it is recommended to have the air recirculation off all the time unless necessary.
  15. Very true - experienced this when driving on rain. I am doing exactly the same: climate control is always on; set the desired temperature (20-22 deg is comfortable for me); recirc mode - off. It will cool or warm the car automatically as needed. Occasionally I can switch on recirc mode to avoid inhaling fumes from another vehicle, also during winter period I am using windscreen defrost. This turned to be so convenient that my wife set the ultimatum to get the second car with a climate control as well :)