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    SR180 60mpg? Yes!

    Hey all, Thought I'd share my story with my SR180 and the fuel economy and power. I've posted a few thing on this forum over the years I've had the car. About the fuel econmy and power on how bad it was - I finally got off my **** and did something about it and put my hand in my wallet. I was literally getting 28-30mpg on average on the streets and I done a drive to heathrow last year, cruised at 70mph and got 39mph. Long story short, I needed to improve it as I would start doing 95miles a day back and fore to work so did the following things: Terraclean - £110 as its a 2.2 litre Cleaned out the EGR valve - actually followed the post on here, it was straight forward. DPF cleaner - Wynns brand I was very pleased with the results! On a good day I can get 60mpg out of the car on the motorway but I'm guarenteed 55mpg+ on the motorway. Street driving im getting a respectable 45mpg The turbo lag and power has also improved greatly!!! Hell of a difference. Being completly honest, Im only getting these figures on the motorway by doing 55-60mph and not throwing the car everywhere, and driving with my pedal to the metal everywhere , but just wanted to post this as im very pleased with the results as I never ever thought the car could reach those types of figures. Here are some pictures of how dirty the EGR valve was. Even though the above things helped, it definitely takes driving like a learner as well - If you can like that, enjoy starting to save some money and fueling up less often
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    SR180 60mpg? Yes!

    No I want to keep it for another few years and have it as my work horse Doubt id do the exhaust and air take but the remap is very tempting, if it true to 5% extra mpg id make that back and more.
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    SR180 60mpg? Yes!

    Yeah I've read up that an induction kit and free flow exhaust system will make a difference (again driving with a light foot) because you're freeing up the engine? I got quoted £200 for a remap - They said I should typically see 5% increase on the mpg.
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    SR180 60mpg? Yes!

    Does the tyoe if oil make much of a difference for mpg mate? Need to get the most out of it as possible with the amount if miles im doing
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    SR180 60mpg? Yes!

    Does the type of oil make much of a difference to the mpg mate? Need to make as much as a difference as possibke with the amount of drving im doing. Thinking about a eco remap as well but not sure its worth it
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    SR180 60mpg? Yes!

    Hopefully mate! The car has been looked after on the service side of things (full toyota service history) but in terms of the egr valve, using things like redex and dpf cleaners etc. every so often I never did to be honest. I love the car never had any issues with it and dont plan on selling it anytime soon. Think I'll stick to cleaners every quarter or something and a terra/egr clean once a year, and hopefully those figures wont budge - And of course driving with patience and a light foot! Never the less good for a 2008 2.2 i think
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    Just having a moan - SR180

    Starting to get f***** off with my SR180 and road bumps now. Whether its the exhaust system being to low or something else I'm not sure, but going over road bumps can be a nightmare and quite often the belly is bashing them....especially when I have people in the back. Started to hear rattling and crap now, so looks like I'm going to have to jack the car up see if there is any damage. Thinking about getting a new exhaust fitted to stop this from happening - anyone else been in the same boat?
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    SR180 exhaust

    Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice on exhausts for my SR180. I think the current exhaust let's it down so much and looks terrible. It's also a pain when going over certain bumps as the bottom catches. The only local dealer to me is Longlife exhaust systems and they've quoted me £300+ for a custom a stainless steel exhaust from the CAT back. I'm not looking for a boy racer exhaust that wakes the neighbours up every time I drive past just something that sounds better, maybe help improve the cars power, and most of all something that not so low down and hits certain speed bumps! Cheers.
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    SR180 exhaust

    I just had a quote through with a company in Bridgend, South Wales called GotBoost ltd - A remap with dyno for £450...Would you say that good? This is the first company I've come across that can do an actual remap rather than add a tuning box. He wants me to take it don first to make sure that he can do it and then he'll have to order some special parts in to do it, to make sure it's done safely. Looking at reviews they're a good company and work with F3 cars etc.. I think they can do something with the exhaust system as well so going hold off with Longlife until I go down and see what they say.
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    SR180 exhaust

    I was thinking of replacing the full thing, but you reckon just the back box will do is it? The only company by me is longlife (I think) I can't find anyone local to me that can remap it, but only add a tuning box - which I've heard is a waste of money. Have you seen much difference ih the economy and power with the remap? Was it worth it? I'd like to do just to try and help the fuel on my car (35mpg currently)
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    Sr180 Tuning Box Advice?

    Hi guys, What would be better for my sr180 promotech tuning box or lindop tuning box? Or is there something better on the market?
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    Hey guys, Absolutely gutted this morning. I over took a lorry (safely) and next thing as I come up to the roundabout and dropped a gear and accelerated off the roundabout I could hear as what I can only describe as a sound of a broken off bolt flying around inside my engine....after 3000rpm the noise would go. At a stand still then, the revs were dropping and rising and then again as I accelerated that noise would come back and go as I went higher through the revs. Once I arrived in work and shut off the engine, I came back to it in about 15mins but this time the car would not start....tried bump starting it but nothing. Left the car for a couple of hours and came back to it to see if I could get it to start, which it did after some persuasion but the car is just making a knocking noise and doing its best to stay on. Anybody got any idea what this could be as I'm stuck without a car now and I just haven't got a clue what has happened. No engine lights are on or anything, Absolutely gutted as I love this car but this really does sound and look like the end!
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    Yeah very true. I feel lucky though as it could have been a lot worse, but stupidity has now cost me £180 to sort out (Which I don't think is to bad considering there was over half a tank in there and drove around for the weekend before it cut out.)
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    yip < (me)
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    So found out the problem with the car and the moral of this story is the put the correct fuel in your car
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    I don't think it's that.....think it's something to do with the fuel injectors...find out today for definite hopefully.
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    Just been told by the garage that they reckon its something to do with the fuel and most probably a blocked fuel injector.
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    If that is the case, is that a big job?
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    Here you go mate...what do reckon? videocompress-061-20160222_121410(1).mp4
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    Here you go videocompress-061-20160222_121410(1).mp4
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    Auris SR180 broken down

    Just been told by one of the boys that his mate (who's a mechanic for Mazda) reckons its the timing chain that's gone. Sent a video to him showing the Revs and the noise of the engine...I'll try and upload the video onto here.
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    Never Knew The Rarity Of An Sr180?

    Cheers mate. Had a go and the prices sickened me 😂 love the car to much to sell it at those prices! Dont get how they never caught on within the market....more i look into them the more of a bad rep they have.....cant understand it i love it.
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    Never Knew The Rarity Of An Sr180?

    Hi guys, I was thinking about selling my sr180 58plate 59000 miles full toyota service history....and I was looking to establish what type of price I could get for it. There are hardly any about really especially comparing to some cars. I looked into it a bit and found an article that mentioned about how sr180 are one of the rarest cars. Just wondering what everyone else's thoughts are?
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    Sr180 Vs ?

    Hi guys, I'm just wondering how other members found their sr180's against other high performance diesel or petrol cars ? I know it's being boy racer of me, but sometimes it's hard not to put pedal to the metal? I love the look on some people's face that tell you they're thinking "wait!!!! that's an auris what!!".
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    Sr180 Problems?

    Hi guys, I've recently bought the SR180 and was just wondering if anyone can give me any advice about common problems with this engine and what to look out for and how to prevent anything happening?