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  1. I feel I need to add a quick update. What a car! Ive had it 13 days today, covered just over 1000 miles in that time, most for work. Total average MPG 53.4. Had a job today in Wigan, 160 miles round trip from Wolverhampton, mainly M6. Set cruise at 70 (50/60 though roadworks) comfortable, effortless, cannot fault. I do find though that this car gives better MPG on A and B roads than sat on motorways. A previous day I traveled from Manchester to Derby dales and though Buxton and then to Stoke on Trent. I would say at least 50 percent was in EV mode. On motorways with cruise the R
    6 points
  2. We had two cars with black paint - a metallic Nissan and a pearlescent Honda. Both showed every mark, nick and scratch, no matter how slight, and we said we would never have another black car.
    5 points
  3. When I see these posts on flat 12V batteries, I cannot help but think how useful it would been had Toyota provided a multimedia 12V battery status display. And even better, if that info was available via the My T app.
    4 points
  4. BLISWORTH! I diverted through there a couple of years back and reported the pothole. I was many others had reported it too. Have a look at Fix My Street, there was a report earlier this month on the road I used. You might be able to claim for it.
    3 points
  5. Hello, Just thought I’d post this, to help anyone ‘googling’ in future. Last night I had a puncture, so removed the wheel and put the space saver on (which saved the day!), and can report that the full size wheel that I removed (alloy & tyre) *easily* fits in the wheel well in the boot, and still allows the boot floor to be on the lower setting. The ‘hollow’ shape of the alloy also means there’s plenty of space inside the wheel once secured in the wheel well, to store all the tools. Useful to know for anyone going touring who will want to take a full sized spare wit
    3 points
  6. You must report the pothole to your local authority soonest Andrue.
    3 points
  7. I always run my cars in as well, old habits and all that, most dealers are salespeople and know very little about their product mechanically (some service managers know even less!) The days of 'poor' tolerances and the obligatory first oil change at 500/600 miles to drain the iron filing sludge out, and the instructions not to exceed various revs in each gear for the first 1000 miles or so started disappearing in the 80's for some makes (my local Vauxhall dealer said no need to run in the Astra GTE in 1985, advice which I promptly ignored).
    3 points
  8. Nothing old fashioned about running in. The Hand book advises it with details on how to do this for the Corolla, and depending on how long you keep your car, it will thank you for it. Strangely, the dealer never mentioned a running in period, I had to find the details in the handbook myself.
    3 points
  9. For the first time, I had problems with the 12 V battery today. I am doing less miles than in the first and second lock downs, last time I drove the car was Saturday, 16 miles. I used my Noco jump starter and was up and running in no time . https://bearmach.com/product/electrical-charging-toelelec/jump-starter-genius-boost-sport-500a-ultrasafe-lithium-gb20?glCountry=UK&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=Cj0KCQiAst2BBhDJARIsAGo2ldVxmso9f-FrKPMcztUEm4gptkBx9ZRafi53I_yCN0YRwfP0ead4NkUaArLkEALw_wcB I would not upgrade the battery without discussing with the dealer. The Hybrid system is complex and
    3 points
  10. Correct, if any codes are stored, you cannot carry out the HHC. Once cleared, you need to drive 500 miles before the HHC can be completed
    3 points
  11. I've never come across the HV battery check issue since the Health Checks started so can't comment there. I agree very much with the sentiment about the way the Hybrids drive. I bought my first Prius in 2002, but after just 6 months/12,000 miles it was totalled in a crash. In fact, I had just left my dealer (0.4 miles from the scene) and got on the phone to my salesman while waiting for some lifting equipment to recover my Prius from where it had landed. Long before the crane arrived, I'd agreed a deal to buy their 6 month old demonstrator as soon as my insurance coughed up! I may
    3 points
  12. Andue, a lot of sat navs allow you to avoid places, or choose the shortest, fastest. Maybe the journey you dont want to do is the shortest (sat nav usually shows the route before you choose). Take a look and see what options you have.
    2 points
  13. Couple years ago my Prius needed front tyres replacing. The originals were Toyo and were fine for my needs. My Toyota dealer offered a price of £50 each which included everything, fitting, valve, balancing, vat and disposal. No brainer, I had them fitted over a quiet gap inbetween Xmas and new year.
    2 points
  14. For the spare tyres one tip: if you are using space saver and will be driving the car more than 5-6=miles make sure you fit space saver wheel on the rear and never on Driving Axle,. space saver stress the diff and transmission bearings, whining is present immediately after driving off.
    2 points
  15. Yes, many have had success with solar chargers. I have not in the past, I think it is because my driveway is North facing, and only gets direct sunlight for a couple of hours a day in the summer, nothing much in winter. My only choice is a mains charger really, or follow the Toyota lock down process. I took the car for a run out today, first reasonable trip for weeks, so hoping the 12V is back up to speed.
    2 points
  16. Goodyear efficient grip performance 2 or Vector 4 season 2 as alternative to Michelin. But both makes one of the best tyres available these days. 👍
    2 points
  17. Michelin would be my first choice. Agree with John.
    2 points
  18. I bought a 1 year old TS in black, and due to bad weather have only been able to wash it and inspect it properly for the first time this week, and I am absolutely amazed at the number of small scratches and stone chips for a 4K mileage car. The bonnet alone has in excess of 100 tiny stone chips and every panel has small scratches - not visible from a distance but up close they’re everywhere. I presume the previous Toyota Corporate owner used to throw gravel at it each morning as a form of stress relief. Anyway, I carefully washed it this week with a clean sponge and managed to a
    2 points
  19. I'm like that with house work! Carpets last much longer if you vacuum less frequently.
    2 points
  20. Michelin Pilot or Michelin Cross Climate for all year round use.
    2 points
  21. I think you are over thinking the oil situation, the whole point of an oil having a specification is you can compare it to others. Buy the best spec oil for the cheapest price you can get it, you won't go wrong
    2 points
  22. No current Toyota/Lexus supports Wireless Android auto nor Carplay, nor will they, on release of the software allowing early Corolla/Rav4 to get AA/CP they issued a Q & A to dealers in this they stated current MM17 / MM19 head units cannot support wireless AA/CP nor will they be able to receive software updates to do so as the hardware is not capable. A new multimedia setup is in development ( MM21 ) which will support wireless AA/CP and this will be rolled out in to new/facelifted models in time.
    2 points
  23. I tried sport mode on a country lane I’m quite familiar with this morning ( call me old fashioned but I still give a new car 1000 miles running in period) I’m quite impressed with the power delivery as I’m used to turbo diesels. i will try sport mode on the motorway soon to see what difference it makes. ive been looking at the MyT app tonight and found it details each journey and includes a hybrid score EV percentage etc. Handy for logging the business and personal miles.
    2 points
  24. You'd have fewer swirl marks if you didn't wash it. The only time mine gets washed is when it gets serviced. So if you want to see it looking clean this Friday is your next opportunity 🙂
    2 points
  25. Most businesses in the country are in the same boat
    2 points
  26. I remember a few years ago on the Honest John website there was a long term review of an Auris hybrid and they tested it on a long commute on Sport and Normal modes and found the fuel consumption to be very similar.
    2 points
  27. You don't have to change the tensioner just for the leak, you can take it out and reseal it with a good seal like gasket maker. If you want to change it because of the age, then just replace the tensioner (together with o-ring or a gasket, whatever it came with) and crank the engine clockwise. You will hear a metallic sound when the little piston is released from the hook. Turn another circle to make sure. I did it like that on my car with the same engine as yours. If you are not sure how to do it watch this video, it explains everything in detail, I followed it and it was easy. https://w
    2 points
  28. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173521013506 This is what I use and change every 10k miles or 1 year, high quality filter and does the job very well, easy to change. , probably the most important filter in any car as it’s directly impact your health especially if you drive a lot and in dense populated places or busy motorways. Pictures below shows difference between new and 10k miles old, significant and the does smells like petrol fumes. Feel sorry for bike riders that does not use any sort of masks or anything.
    2 points
  29. The enhanced one is activated carbon Mahle. Bosch or Hengst all work well and are under £15 for the carbon one, The oem one is under £20 - frankly those prices are a rip off for what in essence is a 2-min job It's the same as the yaris, behind the glove box - plenty of vids on YouTube
    2 points
  30. So I just ordered a new Yaris and I was wondering if any secrets have been found so far, like the hidden diagnostic menus on older models? First post here so hi! and a picture of the car I ordered (not mine though but same colours etc.)
    2 points
  31. Toyota list the overall car height as the same for all models, bar the Trek, which would suggest the clearance is same for all (Except Trek). Im guessing bigger wheels are offset by lower profile tyre, but it is a guess
    2 points
  32. Yes, i concur. I washed my car last week and left it in "Ready" mode. Took me about an hour and the engine came on twice for only a couple of minutes each time
    2 points
  33. @TescoExpress I finally found the solution! When CarPlay is connected and your headlights are on, go to Settings > Display > Apple CarPlay and you can adjust the brightness. Can’t believe I hadn’t seen that already!
    2 points
  34. In 56 years of car ownership I have NEVER had a black car (and only 1 black motorcycle). For sure they look brilliant on a Sunday morning after they been cleaned, but all the other times it’s a downer. Majority of my cars have been silver or grey. Road dirt does grey, unless you have parked on a wet grass verge that has been cut up and then you are going to have brown. So grey dirt blends in with silver or grey cars. I have had a couple of white cars, and they are ok - much better then black any day. My current Prius Excel is Hypersonic Red - that was a conscious decis
    2 points
  35. Black is notorious for this kind of problem. It's just about the worst colour you can pick for a car. I watch car restoration/upgrading programmes and they've all at one time or another expressed concern about dealing with black paint jobs. https://www.best-auto-detailing-tips.com/car-paint-colors.html " And by going back, I mean to black. Ask anyone who has ever owned, or currently owns a black car and they will tell you of the frustration a black car represents. So for most people, I recommend you stay away from black despite what your emotions are screaming at you the next ti
    2 points
  36. With a saloon I'll always have a get out on those IKEA tips lol
    2 points
  37. Thanks for the feedback and yes agree the Corolla TS is very practical. Love the new RAV4 hybrid but it's just that bit too expensive for me at the moment. Maybe I'm just old but I do like the saloon shape of cars.
    2 points
  38. A just had 5 mins to look it all up this is from a later car but the same series of gearbox EA62 destruct.pdf hope that is of some use,
    2 points
  39. Hi, these are very different cars in all aspects. Camry is a large car and heavier with bigger drive train and engine will definitely be the more comfortable one, on the other side the Corolla Trek is more modern, much more practical because its higher of the road, has more useful space, seats down plus its estate, it all depends your needs. I will prefer to get the Corolla. Cars like Camry are from last century, even in US Camry has left the league of most selling cars to the RAV4 for that reason. If you do mostly motorway journeys for yourself and people Camry wins, for every day needs , lik
    2 points
  40. In addition to all the above, if I remember correctly, the 2 litre Corolla has a petrol particulate filter (PPF), not least because of its part-time direct injection fuel system produces more particulates than a port injection system does. I would imagine this takes some heat out of the exhaust gas, so perhaps it is condensing more in the exhaust system than earlier engines would on account of this? The rotting of exhaust systems from the inside is less of an issue since leaded fuel was phased out (when catalytic converters were coming in), the leaded fuel carried an acid-scavenger that
    2 points
  41. If Toyota are anything to go by historically, my wife and I have had 2 Aygos, a Yaris, CHR and Corolla 2.0 Excel Pano. Apart from the atrocious build quality of the Corolla Pano (trim loose internally and external weather seals coming off together with more interior rattles in doors and dash than I could care to mention), all others have been exceptional and have never needed much attention beyond dealer servicing. None have needed coolant or oil between services and I have only filled the current Yaris to just below the F mark as it provides a reference point to compensate for the lack of vis
    2 points
  42. I connected mine to the OBD11 Port on the Lexus while I was in Spain for 3 months. It was very successful and the car fired up immediately upon my return. I was careful to ensure that the Solar Panel was facing DUE SOUTH so as to collect the maximum amount of sunlight each day.
    2 points
  43. Ready mode and solar charging are methods to keep 12v battery in healthy state not to rejuvenate or restore capacity on dead battery. Once battery is made flat only proper charging up to specific parameters and hours can eventually help but with the condition of using the car everyday afterwards, otherwise soon the recharged battery will go flat again. This is for people who use infrequently and on short trips only, the worst of all is not to use the car for weeks. here is some explanation of how 12v battery system works in Toyota hybrids
    2 points
  44. This the MK2 Aygo seats in my Mk1, the best thing you could do!!
    2 points
  45. Whilst I can't say I have noticed the issue on power drop myself, something I have always been able to "feel" is when travelling at a constant speed, I know when the ICE starts to charge the battery, without looking at the instruments. The speed does not drop but the car feels more "laboured" . And when the ICE is no longer charging, you can feel the car being "released". I notice it when driving at 50 mph, the limit on many local roads around here.
    2 points
  46. Yeah, I think I was getting to the same conclusion. I don't want to end up causing myself more problems. I think instead I will invest in a lithium jump starter for if I have any further issues. I do also have a solar charger, but even with that I recently still ended up with a flat battery. That was after it had been very cold for a week or so and the has only done a few miles a week for several months now so the battery was probably in quite a bad state. Hopefully with the warmer weather and slight easing of lockdown rules the problems will ease.
    1 point
  47. Im doing nearly 500 miles per week at present, probably gonna jump to 700 in a few weeks as I start a new post over in Wiltshire, but if all goes well may move nearer next year and then it could drop significantly
    1 point
  48. Hi, thanks 😁👍, yeah, when you get the seats make sure you get the bolts aswell !! But yeah the seats are a straight forward swap, all seat bolts line up excatly, front seats and back!! The best thinhlng you could do and the comfort is really nice!!! Took aporox 30 mins to take out me old seats and straight into the skip and fit in the Mk2's... 😁👍 J
    1 point
  49. Decided to measure my 12v battery today. Car haven’t been used for two day. On the first attempt after I unlocked the car and removed all my stuff from the boot to access the battery I got stable 12.27V , then I started the car and kept in ready mode for 40 min I measured during that time showed charging at 14.74V then after I switched off the car quickly measured again showed 12.95V and voltage starts dropping, went down to 12.61V stable after around 2min. I believe I have the oem battery, at least look like it and I never changed during my ownership of over 5 years. That’s some numbers for r
    1 point



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