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After owning a 2002 petrol model for 4 years, which was very reliable we decided another one was due.

So popped down to Newport Toyota and a very nice 62 plate was there.

Collected her last Thursday , very happy indeed.

Its fully loaded , electric seats, side skirts, cruise etc ,only missing the sat nav which I'm not bothered about .

Gave her a good clean and wax , she needs a claying and DA polish which will be done hopefully over the Xmas holidays.

Can anyone advise on any known faults with these models?

Also How can I reset the average mpg on the dash?

Should I use Shell Nitro diesel for a couple of tanks to ensure a good clean out ?

Cheers

James

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We own/owned quite a few RAVs over the years. Had a 12-reg XT-R D-CAT auto until about a year ago. Lovely car, no issues. Fitted it with the Lindop Chip from Kingo and it improved the MPG by about 12%.

Always, always, always use branded fuel - never supermarket pee. Personally I always use Nitro or Esso's equivalent. Only use BP when there is no Shell/Esso alternative.

Can't recall exactly how to zero the OBC but it was pretty straightforward; I'm sure the instructions will be in the handbook.

Good luck and enjoy.

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thanks for the reply

is the Lindop chip easy to install, where can I find more info on this please?

yes think I'll use the Shell nitro.

found how to zero the OBC - push and hold the 'DISP' switch for about 1 sec according to the manual.

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thanks for the reply

is the Lindop chip easy to install, where can I find more info on this please?

yes think I'll use the shell nitro.

found how to zero the OBC - push and hold the 'DISP' switch for about 1 sec according to the manual.

Parts King is a member of this forum and is the supplier of OEM Toyota parts to forum members at a discount. He works for Lindop Bros Toyota dealership, hence the name of the chip kit.

Look him up in the members list and then send him a PM to get the chip price for your car. Make sure to include your reg no so he can quote for the right bits.

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thanks Jim.

is it an easy fit?

Yes, very easy; it comes with excellent, illustrated instructions. The only thing to watch out for is the connectors for the various systems under the bonnet - they can be awkward to undo but if you take the time to see how they unclip, they are easy after that.

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