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    2009 Auris 1.6 TR & 2012 Avensis 2.0 D-4D Tourer
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  1. Yep, I once made a previously quiet high mileage Peugeot petrol engine really tappety by using oil flush. It still ran OK in terms of performance but never sounded right again after that.
  2. There is very little scope for power increases from a naturally aspirated petrol without having major engine work done. The Sedox link posted above suggests a 10 bhp improvement which is about the limit of what a remap can achieve with this type of engine.
  3. Fortunately no it isn't. As long as the audible 'click' still works it's not a failure.
  4. I don't think it can be related to your choice of filter then. This type of filter uses a spring loaded mechanism inside the plastic housing which I think is what acts as the non-return valve. This is permanently fixed inside the housing so isn't replaced each time the filter is changed. The paper element which is changed during a service is purely a filter on these so it shouldn't have an appreciable effect on oil draining back to the sump, or start up noise. For what it's worth, my Auris has been run on nothing but non-OEM oil and filters since it was around a year old and doesn't appear to have suffered because of it.
  5. Does the 1.33 engine use a disposable metal cannister oil filter or the replaceable paper element type? I think the early Auris had the metal type, then they switched to paper elements later which my 2009 1.6 has. I have certainly known cheap brands of metal cannister oil filters to have faulty non-return valves which cause rattling on start up. However this should not be an issue on the paper element type as the non-return valve is not part of the filter you replace during a service.
  6. I was chatting to an AA recovery driver a while back and he said the only time he gets called out to a Toyota its always a failed MMT gearbox/clutch!
  7. Is it perhaps caused by the aircon compressor cutting in and out? It's normal on these for the compressor to continously cut in and out to regulate the interior temperature, and that in turn causes the engine revs to fluctuate up and down at idle.
  8. Our 2012 2.0 D4-D definitely doesn't have it.
  9. Next time I've got it plugged into the Avensis I'll have a look and report back.
  10. I seem to recall that keyless entry and start can be turned off quite easily with Techstream? When I looked at this on my wife's Avensis I think it was simply a case of ticking a box in settings.
  11. It happened to mine a couple of years ago. I cut the bottom out of a Coke can to make a large round washer to go behind the screw and it's been fine since 😄
  12. Not sure if this was changed on later models, but on both our Auris and Avensis opening the boot prevents the doors from auto-locking. If the car is trying to lock itself with the boot still open I wonder if the boot lock/switch is faulty? Does the boot show as open on the dash display?
  13. I wonder if there was a batch of faulty Valvematic controllers fitted in 2010-2011 as that always seems to be the years affected? Touch wood my 2009 Valvematic is still running fine so far with 110k on the clock, but time will tell.. I notice that Toyota changed the part number of the lift controller about four times in the early years of the V matic engine.
  14. OBD2 was compulsory in the US from 1996, but unfortunately in Europe manufacturers were allowed to each go their own way until 2001 when EOBD became mandatory for petrol engined cars. Some earlier European spec cars are compliant with OBD2 but many are not and it can be very hit and miss. I had a similar issue with a 2000 Citroën that was built before EOBD and I ended up going for a £200 handheld scanner designed specifically for the make. For example this one is the equivalent, but for Toyotas : https://www.gendan.co.uk/product_FXNT520T.html
  15. These 'water in fuel' sensors often work by measuring the resistance between two probes immersed in the liquid in the fuel filter housing, the logic being that water has a lower resistance than diesel.I think fluctuations in voltage in the electrical system can fool the system into thinking that the resistance has dropped when it hasn't, and flash up a 'water in fuel warning' when the real reason is an electrical issue somewhere else, eg alternator or battery terminals.