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  1. If we ever get to the point where our cars can understand what we're saying I'm going to have to watch my mouth when driving in traffic 🙂
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  2. I'm impressed you used the paddles, I never bother, they never seem to do anything! Great video though. Good to see you driving the 2 ltr the way it should be, without obsessing about the Hybrid monitor, just driving it. Yes, I tried to rev the engine too, it is not possible. The system is designed to maximise the torque of the engine, and red lining it is not the best way to get the best from the engine. Red lining is just for the adrenalin of the driver, and cover the limitations of a manual gear box, due to the lost power while gear changes are made.
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  3. I currently drive a Golf 7 and am thinking of getting a new Corolla Excel. Given the large wheels and low profile tyres, I wonder if anyone can comment on the level of road noise with their cars, especially on the bigger wheels. My car sits on 225/45 rubbers and I ended up soundproofing the car to aid refinement. Hoping I won't need to do that with this model.
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  4. That's a good conclusion to your comment, Louie, spot on
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  5. I guess you don't buy a corolla for redlining hahaha. But I felt like a royal idiot after realising it wouldn't let me rev.....ah well. Thanks so much for watching
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  6. Hi, You are welcome! I think that 65,000 miles is too low to be suffering the EGR problems mentioned. And 'spirited' use as a hire car initially will, if anything, make the car less likely to gum up the EGR. But, the recommended service interval for the plugs is 60,000 miles or 6 years, as per this thread:- So be wary of changing them when a dealer has already covered this in a previous service (before you owned the car?). I don't think the age of the plugs is critical, as that thread mentions. But, even if the plugs aren't in need of changing, have a look through this thread, it may be very relevant:- As you probably know, a new genuine Toyota coil, if you were thinking of changing one is probably a fairly hideous expense (~£180?). It is worth considering other brands, I know that NGK are now selling coils on the aftermarket and their prices are as low as a fifth of the genuine part price on some (other) Toyotas. Also, an unusual size spark plug socket is needed to get the plugs out, it is very thin-walled and not too dear. As per this thread:- And finally, the cars seem to run better on Denso brand plugs, other owners sometimes report. Which seems a little odd (Denso are part-owned by Toyota, as it happens), but anyway! And the Denso recommendation for your car has relatively recently been changed, I think. It was a 20 heat range and is now a 16, or maybe it was the other way around? The superceded plug is not commonly available anymore, but just so you are aware if you go looking for the Denso plugs..... It would be interesting to hear what happens next in your investigation!
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  7. How many miles has the car done? When you are turning the heater on, the engine is likely to be running with just a light load - it is just operating to heat the car. In that situation, the engine is possibly selecting different fuel and engine timing parameters (maps), which if the car's EGR circuit is not in good condition (this can clog up and cause problems at over, roughly 100,000 miles), can cause engine detonation (which I think is the cause of the noise). Sometimes new spark plugs can help if they are past their service life. But beware, some main agents charge up to £250 for plug replacement. (A set of plugs can be bought for ~£50, and this isn't a hybrid-special job, although the access is tight on the Auris gen1 hybrid). This thread might help:- Just a few owners have noticed an improvement after using fuel injector cleaner. As you say, I don't think there is anything wrong with the heater at all, but this definitely needs sorting out!
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  8. All the best, John! It's been a pleasure, a laugh and a reet canny time following this thread. I'm so sorry to see you go but I've always liked that model of Swift.....I drove one and thought it had the best gear change of any car I've ever driven, so all the best and happy motoring! You'll not be forgotten, Bonny Lad! Take care and stay safe, Mucker! .......Can I just get in a last.......Woot, woot!
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