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  1. The symptoms. The MPG is disgraceful this time last year we was averaging no less than 38mpg over a tank and around 42-45mpg when driven on a run with cruise control set at 70mph. Over Christmas we did approx 1500miles and have managed best on a run +4oc 31mpg driving with cruise control set at 70mph, when it was cold we was down to 21mpg and have now risen to around 30mpg driving like your gran going to church. These figures are a long way short of the figures that Toyota quote and of what we was achieving this time last year with similar temperatures, it may be worth noting the car mak
    19 points
  2. My 1984 Corolla RWD project & daily driver 🙂
    10 points
  3. Thanks for sharing your video - As a former DVSA driving examiner, clips of driving can be viewed in various ways but here is my view if interested: At the start of the clip you are driving in lane 1 of the motorway. You proceed to undertake the van in lane 2 which has can have serious consequences. What if the van had decided to move back to lane 1 at the point where you were in his blind spot area undertaking him? We cant't see what was going on prior to the undertake but something to consider . . The Mercedes car that was moving from the slip road to join the motorway - Yes
    9 points
  4. I hope my wife has a Harty appetite for a Huge helping of humble pie. Apart from being a little embarrassed I think its in everybody's interest that this matter is resolved. So what caused the stops x 2. My wife did. Not being used to autos she forgot the "tuck left leg behind the right " yes double foot job🤬 . The garage had the car in and down loaded all available data and sent it to Toyota UK. They were really quick, I was told anything connected with braking was top priority. They were right. Toyota UK sent back to the garage pages of data and an assessment of the cause. Com
    9 points
  5. I am now the proud owner of a 17-plate Prius PHV in Hypersonic Red. Generally speaking, I don’t like red cars, but for some reason I like this one. I'm sure I will be posting more about it in due course. Here's a nice picture of it: However, the process of getting to the stage where this particular car is sitting on my drive has been nothing less than tortuous. What I was expecting to be a joyful process full of anticipatory excitement turned out to be an arduous and depressing slog, as my wife and I travelled hundreds of miles around the country seeking the 'right' car, only to dis
    9 points
  6. On the Eleventh hour of the Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day, the guns fell silent ... ... ... They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; They sit no more at familiar tables of home; They have no lot in our labour o
    9 points
  7. Hi, I had the same problem. Poor start with cold day, engine sometimes only puff-puff and stall (blue-white smoke). In last three years I changed glow plugs, battery, overhaul fuel pump, bought new injectors, bought fuel warmer etc. But everything without effect. Now I found where is problem. If you have a small SCV valve on fuel pump (called Compact SCV) try this home made diagnostic: warm up SCV valve before starting in cold day using hot water or hot airgun (about 80°C). When engine start for first time, piston in SCV valve is seized (rather chill diminishes tolerance and piston seized). De
    9 points
  8. This is an American article on which vehicles are traded in for the Nissan Leaf. Over there it is the Toyota Prius, where 18% of all trades in for a Leaf were Prii. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1067548_which-cars-are-getting-traded-in-for-electric-cars-we-find-out So I'm curious what the figures are over here? I'm wondering if it would be similar or at least is the Prius the top trade in. If it is, Toyota might want to reassess the ridiculous price of their forthcoming PHEV Prius as customers don't appear loyal to the brand as such, but rather the early adoptor nature of the new technol
    9 points
  9. Got my 2.0 litre yesterday. Oh my word what a car. Drove back from swindon to Bristol and got 58.8 mpg. Wife took it out today and got 59.9 mpg on a short trip. Magnificent car.
    8 points
  10. Protection against thieves? Well, it used to be called the law but then all sorts of protectional clap trap was introduced by do-gooders and found more easy to enforce than actually stopping the people from taking what doesn't belong to them. Now, you aren't allowed to give the individual who is helping themselves to your property a good pasting. Apparently, one of the most effective deterrents is prayer and the fear of being smited for ones sins by the almighty or in the case of prius catalytic converters, hope that God is looking and lets the jack slip.
    8 points
  11. I am getting fed up of the number of posts where people are bragging about driving at speeds well in excess of the speed limit. None of this "private road/race track nudge nudge wink wink" crap either. The next person to make a post of this nature will be banned. No warning, no message to ask you not to post things like that just straight to a ban. If you want to post about your exploits breaking the law then please also include your full name, address, car reg and where/when you broke the speed limit so that TOC can pass it on to your local Police so that you can be removed from our roads as
    8 points
  12. This guide is wriiten to hopefully answer most of the often asked questions about the 2AD 2.2 Diesel engine and its problems. The Symptoms Owners complain of the following; Excessive oil consumption. Coolant Water being blown out of the expansion tank and the colour sometimes turning darker in colour. Excessive Fuel consumption. Blocked or heavily sooted EGR valves And of course cars going into limp mode or displaying fault codes relating to this engines issues. Toyotas Answer. Well Toyota really stepped up to the plate and offered an extended warranty which can be found in the following tex
    8 points
  13. Toyota UK have announced details of the programme to allow the upgrade of existing MM17 Audio units in 2019 Corolla & 2019 Rav4. A retro fit kit will be available via your local Toyota dealer starting May 2020 and will available to install on all 2019 Corolla Grades and 2019 Rav4 with the exception of the ICON grade, there is no solution available for 2019 Rav4 Icon, 2019 Prius nor 2019 Camry. Upgrade will cost £120 for Corolla & £150 for Rav4 there will be a reduced cost offer for upgrades completed along with routine servicing price TBC exact details of logistics and techni
    7 points
  14. I would just like to say........ truantotter (MJ) has taken some (justified) flack in comments made by many different posters but has been gracious and humble in his response/replies. Well done MJ.
    7 points
  15. Most has been said already. I agree that you, in principle, had right of way. So you were in the right, and it is fortunate that you were still alert despite using Openpilot, and were able to stay safe and protect the other driver as well, who clearly was not alert, or driving aggressively, ie a very bad driver. The problem you encountered in this case is that you undertook the van prior to the incident. This meant that when you had to take evasive action , you also put the van at risk. Had you held back and not undertaken, and / or moved to the right behind the van, and eventually moved
    7 points
  16. Although you had right of way you should have anticipated the issue well before deciding to take action and could have caused an accident with the car on slip road and van behind. Cruise control is just a driving aid and you should have been aware of the situation well before you decided to take action
    7 points
  17. I used dental floss but it took about half an hour and I didn't manage to remove all the glue. The 1.8 is absolutely fine for all normal and reasonable purposes. I don't accept this modern fascination for power. You can navigate Britain's roads perfectly well with a lot less than 100hp. The Corolla has more power than that and consequently far more power than any competent driver actually needs. There's enough surplus power to allow for a little fun. You'll keep up with anything short of a rabid BMW or Audi and the sooner they naff off into the distance the better.
    7 points
  18. If the Hybrid battery is full and you continue to regenerate the car will "waste" the excess power by using a MG ( motor generator ) to turn the engine over, it has to loose the regenerated power as it cannot store it so it looses it as kinetic energy via the engine.
    7 points
  19. I am delighted to say that I have today taken delivery of my new RAV-4, ordered in June last year, it came into the country late March, it's been in lockdown but arrived today. It looks great, i have only taken it around the block but so far its seems well worth the wait. I am very pleased.
    7 points
  20. Picked up the car on Wednesday in accordance with the social distancing regulations, so quite an unusual experience, albeit quite painless. The major issues were accessing the customer toilets, which are out of bounds, and the explanation of car controls from a distance. The car was spot on, everything as expected, and the handover went without a hitch. First impressions of the car: Scarlet flame looks majestic on the Excel TS The seats appear to be full leather (was expecting half leather) The car is already Apple CarPlay ready (was expecting it to be a necessa
    7 points
  21. Do you use a mobile phone, do you use social media ? or have a debit or credit card if so all that you posted is insignificant
    7 points
  22. Although I generally have no time for What Car - possibly the worst car magazine on the market - I get emails from them which I must have inadvertently signed up for and have not bothered to unsubscribe from. Having little to fill my time during the lockdown, I had a browse through a recent email which had a link to a video (I think it was produced at the end of March, so quite recent): “2020 best plug-in hybrids (and the ones to avoid)”. Needless to say, I knew from the outset that the Prius plug-in would be one to avoid! The top 10 best plug-ins were of course, with the exception of 2 V
    7 points
  23. My car was due in for service next Monday, but all the local Toyota centres are closing due to Coronavirus and my centre therefore cancelled the booking. This is clearly a sensible move on their part to protect their staff, and one which I fully support. However my car's already at the recommended mileage interval and as a key worker I'll still be putting on the miles, going well past the usual leeway point. I was therefore pleased to get a very swift response from Toyota UK when I queried where this leaves the manufacturer warranty, providing reassurance that this will still be honoured
    7 points
  24. Toyota 1N Engine Repair Manual 1N Engine Manual.zip
    7 points
  25. The Prius Gen 4 Although many of the descriptions here apply to all versions of the Prius gen 4, driving impressions and results are of my Business Edition Plus with 15” wheels and Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 195/65R15 91H tyres. This is my view -you may find it ‘dogmatic’ and biased but you’re allowed to love your car! Hybrid cars have never been understood by most motoring journalists and motorists so their benefits have not been appreciated. As a consequence much pollution has and is being generated by out of date propulsion technology. The Toyota system
    7 points
  26. ... until today. From what I've been told (and partially observed), this is a rolling advertisement for a local crane company. The rig isn't in any way operational. Still.. Worth a look and a laugh: Spotted by yours truly in downtown Oslo, Norway.
    7 points
  27. So - after The Grand Tour audience laughed haughtily at the Prius I decided to shoot a second film about WHY I LIKE IT! Hope you agree, like it, smile, laugh, sniff or any other exclamations.
    7 points
  28. I purchased my first IQ new in March 2013 (pearl white) and was previously a member of this forum until my details were lost in a server failure. I visited my Toyota dealer last week to view the Aygo but was not impressed, the build quality was no match for the IQ. I was told the IQ was being discontinued so ordered a new one which I took delivery of today, a nice chilly red IQ CVT. No regrets about buying a discontinued model. Over 40 years of motoring driving many different cars large and small, none have been as much fun as the IQ. End of an era.
    7 points
  29. I had to post these photos of my buddies iQ. He did a full body wrap to advertise his company Armored Ink Tattoo. Just looks amazing. I'll have more information coming soon.
    7 points
  30. I see neither advertising nor soliciting in Charlies post, his intentions were clearly to seek advice on how best to find a new home for his Rav. The listing of fitted extras was simply a way of giving Rav forum members the tools to best advise him on a sensible asking price for his Rav, IMHO this is neither an attempt to advertise his Rav nor to promote any third party website. Another interesting and well contributed post ruined, this forum will soon need mediators not moderators, needless intervention !
    7 points
  31. Toyota UK have announced details of the programme to allow the upgrade of existing MM17 Audio units in 2019 Corolla & 2019 Rav4. A retro fit kit will be available via your local Toyota dealer starting May 2020 and will available to install on all 2019 Corolla Grades and 2019 Rav4 with the exception of the ICON grade, there is no solution available for 2019 Rav4 Icon, 2019 Prius nor 2019 Camry. Upgrade will cost £120 for Corolla & £150 for Rav4 there will be a reduced cost offer for upgrades completed along with routine servicing price TBC exact details of logistics and techni
    6 points
  32. Season 1, Episode 5 - at last, the season finale! 😀👏 The call came this afternoon - "your car is ready!" I've been to collect it, they've filled it with petrol and cleaned it inside and out, and it is now sporting a little led inside, a plate underneath and a couple of new window labels announcing it has a catloc to hopefully deter any tealeaves. Apparently the new alarm is very loud, but I hope never to hear it.And I've registered the new catloc - it's not an insurance scheme, but they've security marked the cat so I have registered that. I enjoyed my drive home and I'm glad to have my
    6 points
  33. And I welcome you to season 1, episode 3 of the saga of my catloc! I got a call today from the Aftersales Manager at the dealer. She told me that she's been fully briefed on what has been going on with my car (should have referred her to this forum!) Apparently they've removed the catloc and ordered a new fitting kit as when they fitted it first time it wasn't "guided in correctly" (this sounds like made up technobabble for they didn't fit it properly and wondered what all those leftover bits were for). She was very grateful for my patience, she is personally overseeing the job now and th
    6 points
  34. At 11 years old I felt it was probably time to invest in a new battery. Although the old one showed no obvious signs in daily use of failing I had become aware that the Stop/Start rarely cut in. I had also done some 'unofficial' discharge tests on the old one such as turning headlights and heated window on and seeing how the voltage held up. The voltage seemed to head south pretty quickly hitting around 12 volts after just a minute or two and very quickly reaching the 11.8 region. It was OK like that for 10 to 15 minutes though in fairness. The original Exide battery gave no clues to its
    6 points
  35. So, 1 week and 700 miles later what's the verdict? Love it, even with the minor Multi Media niggles which will hopefully get sorted Tuesday. So far according to MyT my average overall MPG is 57 which I dont think is too bad at all for this time of year. Ive seen a high of 64 and a low of 48. Had a bit of a play today on some back roads to the shops and in Sport even this 1.8 aint slow, whatever the figures say, but even though it can do it I find the car and me much happier in Normal Mode. But forgetting the economy its just such a lovely car to drive, I was a bit sceptica
    6 points
  36. Mowing down pedestrians is part of the fun! 5 points for a 20 year old holding a McDonalds bag, 30 for a Starbucks take away coffee customer! Seriously, you do have to be careful, I am always ultra alert in shopping centre car parks etc, where it is normal for people to just step into the road without looking, anyway. What with the Auto headlights flashing on and off unannounced, so drivers pull out in front of you, it can be a lot of fun out there.
    6 points
  37. Well, it appeared that the dealer made a mistake and the microphone replacement is for RAV4. Finally I have CarPlay and they installed it free of charge as promised.
    6 points
  38. I would be very interested to know how long you had left the car parked up before your battery went flat. Could be a useful warning for other owners.
    6 points
  39. We bought an 04 1.3 T Spirit Yaris 3 years ago for my wife to drive as she finds the Avensis a bit bigger than she is comfortable with in tight car parks. Anyway I bought it in a rush but it looked good, the engine was immaculate and only 41k miles. It seemed very good until I took it for the MOT after 6 months. It failed on the back brakes and handbrake (needed new cylinders and shoes etc which |I did myself) but the tester said there were so many Advisories that it was not worth spending any money on. These advisories were all to do with rust :- Back crossbeam, suspension arms both sid
    6 points
  40. After upgrading my headunit to a Pioneer system last month, http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?/topic/157732-Gps-Receiver-Location?#entry1325433 I now have upgraded my speakers with pioneer ones....The ones I fitted are recommened by pioneer to go with my headunit. The tools needed were screwdrivers, stanley knife, crimping or soldiering tools and panel removal tool. Oh and plenty..... So the first thing to do is start popping off all the trim.....The tweeter grill comes off with finger pressure These came off pretty easy with a plastic trim tool. Next you need to
    6 points
  41. Picked up mine today too. Impressed so far. Did roughly 80 mile trip (in 2 40 parts) and got just under 53 mpg. Nice and quiet inside and impressed with the amount of telemetry. The trip information on MyT is better than I expected. It has the AVAS. You can just about hear it at low speed with the radio off. Got stuck in a bit of a tailback and it was great rolling along using battery power. The dealer said that during the car preparation, they added supagard by mistake, so that is an added bonus 😊
    6 points
  42. I have just bought one, a pre facelift 2015 touring sports in Islane Blue in Icon plus. Now on 26,101 miles! I have to say I like it. Some trips have read 62mpg on runs to Brum and 58mpg average on the trip display screen and on the energy monitor says best 52mpg! So not sure which to believe. The cvt is a bit noisy at high revs in the power band but you get used to it! Acceleration Is adequate and watching your mpg and feathering the throttle to put it into EV mode is addictive. Mine goes in up to 40 mph. The silent running when in EV is nice. Seats are comfortable. Satnav seem
    6 points
  43. Android Auto running on my new Corolla Design 1.8 I collected this morning 😎
    6 points
  44. Toyota have been building cars with Hybrid system for just over 20 years, the first Prius in the Uk was 1999 I think. Doing my research before buying my first Hybrid I never saw any query’s about breaking in a new engine, nor any faults that were specifically due to bad breaking in of a new engine. I personally think today’s engineering standards and practices are far better then they were 50 or 60 years ago, and development in lubricants are much better too. SO, if I were buying a brand new car today, hybrid or not, I don’t think I would drive it to much differently then I do now. I no
    6 points
  45. Hi guys, just to clarify a few things, it is a 2010 Prius T Spirit (MkIII) registered end of December 2010. I have owned it since May 2012. It has full main dealer service history including Hybrid Health Check. Now for the good news. Toyota Customer care said is covered under warranty and is being repaired free of charge. They have already informed the dealer who said it should be back on the road by tomorrow night. The guy at in customer care at Head Office couldn't confirm why as he is not in the warranty department but we both think the whole Hybrid system cover is extended for anoth
    6 points
  46. So you no doubt won't be impressed to hear I still think in pounds, shillings and pence! Can't believe I pay over 12 shillings for the cheapest postage stamp!
    6 points
  47. Do you find forum responses from TOC members helpful? We would imagine you did, so please show your appreciation to our members and click "Like" in their post. It's members that go out of their way to help each other that make TOC such a great place, so liking their post is a visual way to say thanks!
    6 points
  48. There is definitely more to the hybrid/diesel debate than just bottom line MPG. I have bought new Mk2, 3, 4 and 5 Golf diesels, but before buy the new Mk7 I fortunately saw the Light.....The Oriental Rising Sun. (Enter T Spirit Prius from stage left) Over 2 years of mixed miles, the balance being Motorway trips, the overall mpg is just over 60mpg, but none of the Golfs ever cracked 50mpg But the main substance of the Prius, is the car's deep outbreathe, and then Zen silence during the ever increasing motorway queues and traffic jams, when all those around are clutching/declutching, franticaal
    6 points
  49. You need the ER300 Ecopia which is the low rolling resistance version of the ER300's. It will make a 5 mpg difference and without it you'll be lucky to get over mid 50's mpg. Also, check the garage haven't under inflated the tyres - garages can often just pump them to 30 psi rather than what they should be. When I've changed tyres (always use llr tyres) I don't find they need much bedding in to get the same economy as previouly. They may have disconnected the 12v when changing the water pump and this may have reset your cars computer which will take a few miles for it to learn the optimum sett
    6 points
  50. How to clean, I did have to borrow a few pictures as I had cleaned mine by the time I made this thread. 1. Remove the engine cover, this just pulls up and unclips. 2. Now you can see the EGR Valve, you will need a 12mm socket, Ratchet and extension to remove this. 3. Remove these 2 x bolts 1st for the pipe above the EGR valve. 4. Now undo the other 4 x 12mm nuts and bolts from the EGR valve and unplug this from the wiring loom, this can now be removed. 5. This is now what you will find. Dirty manifold with 2 x blocked breathing holes. Dirty EGR valve with restricted air flow. 6. I cleane
    6 points



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