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  1. Just watched this video and would like to share with you, all Corolla owners to see how your cars look underneath.
    4 points
  2. Hi All, good news just been contacted by my Toyota Service Garage manager and told that Toyota know about this problem and have a software fix. Hopefully this is being done Tomorrow. The service manager said he had not done this before or knew about this. I don't know if they plan a recall but suggest getting on touch with your dealership to find out more. Hooray
    4 points
  3. If you can't do with waiting for a Corolla to turn up, the Prius gen 4 (2016 ->) has the same engine and transmission as the 1.8 Corolla, so you could judge if this is to your liking, as an idea of how the Toyota hybrid system operates in practice. It's worth asking the salesman where to find the dash mpg reading. Make a note of what it was reading, and then re-zero it for your test, to see what you get out of it. The rear seat accommodation of the hatch isn't very generous (the estate is bigger - it has a longer wheelbase), so sit in there as well. The interiors are a bit d
    4 points
  4. The lid is on the lower position and a full size spare wheel fits perfectly with all the required tools.
    3 points
  5. Hey everyone just on my Catloc today. Thinking of fitting it Saturday as I have the day off. Have 3 more to fit on friends cars. Ordered 3 cost me £200 inc
    3 points
  6. For anyone interested in replacing their 17" wheels with 16" I have now done just that. 2017 Auris Excel Hybrid. Wheels and tyres secondhand but binned the tyres and fitted New Michelin Primacy 4. Resprayed the wheels with about four coats and then lacquer. The valve pressure sensors (already fitted) didn't seem to need any change as the pressures are the same at 2.3bar. Driving - What I have found is that there seems not to be a lot of difference between the 16" and the 17" other than the "Bangs" with the 17" are now "Thumps" with the 16" and therefore not so jarring. Noise se
    3 points
  7. The Auris hybrid can also be a bit noisy under hard acceleration, such as when joining a motorway. Once it's up to speed, it's fine. It doesn't bother me but a lot of people hate it. Part of that is that they're used to the sound of a manual transmission, where the revs rise and fall as you change up through the gears. In a CVT, the revs rise and stay high until they've pulled you up to the speed you want to get to; they'll then drop off unless you keep your foot down. In my experience, it'll cruise perfectly fine at motorway speeds with no more noise than with a manual transmission.
    3 points
  8. No problems with the eCVT of Toyota hybrids. Only in certain situations you may hear a whining like noises but these are usually only when climbing uphill and you hold the revs at certain speeds, to reduce this all you need is to push the accelerator more and the car will overcome that and will pull nicer and quieter. Other time when might notice is when hybrid battery is low and you are accelerating uphill or faster to join the traffic flow, but these are rare occurrences and it’s not that unpleasant, it’s not like typical cvt. , it sounds more like a turbine on aircraft or turbo spinning on
    3 points
  9. Thank you all for your answers! I believe that in the end the main cause was the wind/sidewind that really affected the car and probably was more noticeable at motorway speed. Being the first time having this combination togheter I was quite surprised by the car behaviour. But seems a common feedback, I will get use to. Other than that brilliant car! Thank you all!
    2 points
  10. Yes, I think that is entirely possible - from what you've just added, most probable! Is it safer (if there was a mechanical failure somewhere) that you force the transmission brake on, or off, with the cable operation in tension, from a designer's viewpoint? That is what I was trying to guess. The gear lever on the Corolla looks much more conventional than the older style, perhaps to make the hybrid drivetrain more 'mainstream' from a controls point of view. The older control, this one is from a late model Auris, is like this:- So the transmission brake is separate
    2 points
  11. Hi, I am not sure you can book hhc on its own, been only available as part of the regular service at no extra cost. Best to speak to your dealer. If the car needs service again this will include the hhc. Regards
    2 points
  12. As flash mentions it is a manual gearbox with robotised clutch and shift actions: "1. Even the engine has good enough RPM, it takes a longer time than the usual automatic car to gear up and speed up." Like A manual transmission the car has to dip the clutch, shift the gear and re-engage the clutch when shifting for you, you can assist this by ( like a manual ) by lifting off the throttle when the car shifts and reapply as it engages the clutch this smooths the shift and eases wear on the clutch, as you get used to the car you can usually anticipate the car shifting, being a 2013 mode
    2 points
  13. Book time vs mechanics times are very different, if you have done a job 100's of times, you know the quickest way to do something Disconnect the battery, pull the fuel pump, put the new one in, pull the airbag, swap it out - connect the battery 40-60 mins total, warranty work is all flat rate
    2 points
  14. Maybe the “air bag” mechanic was available at 8:30, and the “fuel plate” mechanic available at 11:00. Who knows. And at some point they wanted your car out of workshop space to do something else.
    2 points
  15. I have fitted a steel plate to mine, in fact two, one on top of the other, of the same design. One is 3mm and the other 2mm so 5mm all told. Fitted using locking wheel bolts x4 chamfered down so they are not so easy to grip with a pipe wrench or similar. The ones I have fitted have a curved front and fit very well although you do need the washers supplied between the plate and the body on the shorter bolts to keep the plate away from the cat. I painted the plate black with VHT paint. I am going to get one of the plates re-made in 2 or 3mm stainless steel if I can - even harder to cut th
    2 points
  16. Assuming it is the BMW diesel engine (1.6D4D), have a look at my post of last Saturday in the following topic -
    2 points
  17. The 2 litre hybrid engine has a GPF (gasoline particulate filter) fitted in the exhaust. I would imagine that this is another part of the exhaust that will draw heat from the exhaust gases, leaving the rest of the exhaust running cooler, and thence more prone to condensation, perhaps? I don't believe that these devices are likely to suffer the bad reputation that their diesel equivalents have got. As I understand it, they are necessary to clean out particulates that are a byproduct of the 2 litre engine's direct injection system. As engine emission regulations get tighter then they wil
    2 points
  18. Yes, appears totally normal with this car, and it's not down to lack of use or dampness with mine. I've purposely checked it out once or twice in the last 12 months and it happens even when I've done a long run.
    2 points
  19. Apparently normal. If coolant level, normal level then no issues. A lack of use and dampness. When weather cold my Volvo exhaust vapour you can really see, my 2015 Auris hybrid, nothing until the weather is cold, then just a bit. It's only done 33,000miles. Volvo 940 petrol auto 205,000miles. Use it more and just enjoy! James.👍
    2 points
  20. And fools seldom differ 😂🤣 Sorry I couldn’t resist 😡my bad😡
    2 points
  21. no issue for iso Fix you will need the fixing bar installed - the instructions should be in your user manual if you are going to use the front seat you need to disable the airbag with the key what is located by the drivers left shin/knee on a LHD IQ or on the right in RHD IQ
    2 points
  22. Yes it does. I often fully load the car (wedding planner) and I remove everything from the back. My previous car was a 5 door Focus II. I had installed a roof rack on the Ford. No need with the TS. Everything that I could carry with the focus including the things on the roof now fits inside the Corolla.
    2 points
  23. If you want to be American about oil changes, it won't do any harm (other than to your wallet and the environment), but it's also not really required in this application. In years gone by when tolerances and manufacturing standards/practices were different, it was advisable, and truth be told in high performance applications, it still is the norm, but realistically Toyota (unlike certain other brands) doesn't have significant historical issues in this area. Chopping the service interval in half as you did with your Kuga is frankly excessive, even my old RAV only went from 10K to 8K intervals a
    2 points
  24. Correct but it will depend how long the car will live 😊 and the country been used, some places fuel quality is really poor. YouTube has plenty of videos for Priuses same car and when they show what’s in the tank after 10 years it’s unbelievable and fuel filter change is highly recommended. Here in Uk I think 200k + miles then eventually may worry about although fuel quality is not what supposed to be as I noticed recently. 👍
    2 points
  25. Really Craig, just don't worry about it. It's a hybrid and automatic. It'll drive the way it wants and there's pretty much nothing that the driver can do to change that - apart from trash it as hard as he/she can and I think we can hope / assume that the supplying dealer won't do that ...
    2 points
  26. Our local cat converter is a Vet.
    2 points
  27. Toyota Direct Parts are now a Club sponsor, replacing Lindop Toyota -
    2 points
  28. I reckon your car is quieter then you think. Being a hybrid the engine will not be running for a fair chunk of the time - so less noise then you had pre hybrid days. So you down to tyre noise. It would be nice if all roads were covered in the “quiet” stuff, and yes, some surfaces are very noisy. Doesn’t bother me too much, I can just turn my earring aid down a notch (like I do sometimes when the wife is having a go). Just be careful working around the hybrid battery, for your safety. And remember the hybrid battery needs cooling, and relies on air for that. So don’t soundproof and restr
    2 points
  29. I fitted reversing sensors without removing bumper..... Here's the install, but I don't know where the pics have gone... Sorry... I decided to fit a set of reversing sensors from here after nearly hitting a low wall twice while reversing in a car park. I bought from here because this is where I bought my Rear View Dimming Mirror for my Honda Accord, and they were very good. The kit I bought consists of 4 sensors, the CPU, the LED display, tapered spacers for bumpers that are not flat and even the correct sized drill. The first thing I did was to
    2 points
  30. Get a compression test done, if its not dropping is it must be burning it, iirc the 1.33 does have oil ring issues have a read of this thread
    1 point
  31. I had similar - turned out to be one of the O2 sensors.
    1 point
  32. The fact that it is an effort to move from park to R indicates that that the car is resting on the park mechanism ie the car has moved slightly before the parking brake has engaged. I make sure I keep my foot on the brake pedal before engaging park then waiting for the parking brake to energise. if you have done what tony had has suggested and you still have a problem suggest you have a word with dealer.
    1 point
  33. The smart water is little to no deterrent to thieves taking the catalysts as they are not the priority for the police, but what it does do is allow the police to trace the part when found in quantities, as at present the police struggle to prove the catalysts they do find are stolen, without a traceable ID all they have is a pile of untraceable catalysts which the culprit (scrap metal merchant/exporter ) will claim as legitimate scrap removed from vehicles they are breaking.
    1 point
  34. Maybe they have changed it to the 'Inconvenience Pack'......😷 Sorry, I couldn't resist!
    1 point
  35. I assume you mean the airbags which deploy from the hatchback roof area (behind the rear seats). No, these cannot be deactivated. Only the airbag forward of the front passenger seat can be deactivated.
    1 point
  36. Split from 11 year old topic.
    1 point
  37. It works fine on Windows 10 32 and 64 bit, you have to use the driver work around (use universal extractor or winrar to extract the drivers from MCVIDriver.msi ) Edit. Google MCVIDriver.msi
    1 point
  38. As above ... Toyota don't specify a "post break-in oil change" so it isn't required. The service interval is 12 months or 10,000 miles whichever comes sooner. If you are doing less than 10,000 miles per year, change the oil every year even if you've done less than 5,000 miles (or less than 1,000 miles!). If you are doing more than 10,000 miles a year, change the oil every 10,000 miles without fail. Toyota are pretty conservative and don't specify extended oil change intervals (like some others).
    1 point
  39. I have read that supermarket fuel is suspect and isn't the same brew as branded stuff. I pay the extra and avoid the supermarkets. And for food as well but that's another story!
    1 point
  40. 3ct or 3cte ? Toyota part number 11213-64060 Quality is very hit and miss, Victor Reinz are usually good quality, a dab of sealant in the tight corners before putting the new one on helps There are 2 condensers listed the change over is 08/1995 88460-28240 88460-28420 They may cross ref to the same aftermaket part (not found a listing for one yet) but you may want to contact Nissens
    1 point
  41. I've found the "increase volume with road speed" setting, it's called Automatic sound levelling. There's an awful lot of stuff that's not in the manual they give you. I've found the downloadable manuals on the Toyota website they're a lot bigger.
    1 point
  42. That whining noise is now gone! I covered left front tweeter crossover with tin foil and placed it a little bit different spot under dash. I noticed there is bunch of wires just where crossover was, so tweeter must get that noise from there. After all, problem solved.
    1 point
  43. Extra and Effective Soundproofing is a big and expensive job, probably a lot easier and cheaper to buy some quieter tyres. Sure other members will have done enough miles in thier new Corollas to advise which tyres are quieter.
    1 point
  44. PS - If anyone is interested in tow bar mounted bike racks, we got the "Thule EasyFold XT2" in the end. Again, not a cheap option, but very pleased. Very robust, lockable and folds up nicely to stow in the garage when not in use. Some photos of the rack on the car (on the new tow bar !!) below for interest.... As you'll see below it will fold back to allow access into the boot and this works really well (again very solid and secure):
    1 point
  45. When I had my auris they offered me a similar deal I think, but I did not take up the offer as I was going to trade it in, a main service was around £250 I think and an interim service slightly less so if you factor in those costs and the AA Membership At around £74 a year it does seem a good deal. bare in mind that most Toyota’s are ultra reliable I know someone who had a land cruiser and that had done 500,000 miles all he ever had replaced was a wheel bearing, also the warranty will only cover manufacturing faults so if you hit a pothole and broke a spring it might not be covered.
    1 point
  46. 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
    1 point
  47. Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to picking people brains, the tech has certainly moved on, the semi automatic aerial on the Corona was the height of sophistication back in the 70s!
    1 point
  48. Ok after spending a few hours on this today and gave up trying to trace the cables from the door actuator, I had one last go and got it working by using the wiring legend supplied on the previous page. heres some info for 2014/15 RAV4’s any question please gimme a shout. In the end it was really easy and a 15 min job had I had the information so hopefully this will help others.
    1 point



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