mecheng46

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About mecheng46

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    Mike
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    2003
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  1. People recommend thicker oils for high mileage engines due to wear and tear, cranshaft, piston rings, cylinder block etc get worn with mileage and the thinner the oil you use the easier it is to leak through the gap and either oil will end up getting burned in the engine or on the floor. If you are certain that your engine seals are passing a bit a higher viscosity oil will most likely solve your issue however it wont help the operation of your engine, especially in cold weather countries. Between 5w30 and 5w40 is not much of difference so i wouldn’t worry much for now. whatever oil you use check your oil level on a regular basis and see whether your engine is using oil or not and then decide which way to go. lower viscocity oil it will help the engine operation and possibly your engine will use some of your oil hgher viscosity will compromise your engine operaration with th hope to solve your sealing issue due to wear and tear
  2. I am assuming you mean the fuel filter light and not the oil filter light as per your title. The combination of the two lights (oil filter and battery light) means you have an electrical issue somewhere in your system. Most likely your alternator is dying and need changing, measure the output voltage and it will tell you where the problem is.
  3. AUX and iPod cables are two different cables (AUX105 and IPC107P). If you have the TNS400 system (AVN2210p or AVN2227p) you can get an AUX or iPod connection on your system as long as you get the correct cables from somewhere since both cables have been discontinued years ago and you will struggle to find any on the market. There are few AUX105 cables on eBay but you will be wasting your time with them. They have all been wired wrong for a different system (an Alpine stereo i think) and the sellers are selling them as an AUX105. All eBay cables (unless it's a genuine eclipse AUX105 cable) will only get you half of your speakers working (either left or right side) and on extremely low volume, you won't be able to hear much. I spent weeks on this system to get an AUX output on it and in the end I had to make my own cable to get AUX output on my car. With a bit of digging I might be able to find some information that will help you make your own AUX105 cable assuming you can get the correct plug for the radio end (13pin). I also might be able to find a spare AUX105 cable since i made couple of at the time.
  4. Places like Motorhog, car-transplants etc will definitely be able to help you with an mmt gearbox. Give them a ring with your reg number
  5. mecheng46

    Oil Change Tool

    Them tools have sizes, what size tool are you suggesting to get? The one in your last post looks to be the 64.5mm which apparently the OP tried and is too big.
  6. mecheng46

    Oil Change Tool

    The tool them guys are using in the videos is the 64.5mm x 14 flutes for the toyota oil filter housings. Measure your rav4 tool across the flats and see if it’s anywhere near 64.5mm
  7. mecheng46

    Oil Change Tool

    As far as i am aware toyota uses 2 types of oil filters, the old metallic type that is 73mm x 14 flutes and the new plastic/metallic housing element type that is 64.5mm x 14 flutes. is it definitely a toyota filter?
  8. The new supra is based on the BMW Z4 with a BMW engine and it looks like a new Z4. To me it sounds like BMW bought the supra name from Toyota and introduced this new supra model with all their kit and engine. The engine has the VVT-I technology on it but apart from this i cannot see anything else in common with the good old proper japanese supra we have seen in the past.
  9. Toyota 5w30 FE oil and genuine toyota filters are cheap enough and what i use in all my toyotas with no problem
  10. Thanks for your reply, i got to that stage and i was scared to pull the liner down. I am guessing i will have to now, i will give it a go again in the next few weeks.
  11. mecheng46

    Oil Change Tool

    What size is the tool you need?
  12. According to TOM TOM this unit can only be loaded with UK maps. I am trying to get some maps for Europe on it and when i spoke to TOM TOM this morning they said i can only get UK map updates. On TOM TOM Home application it gives me the option to buy the maps i want but i don't want to buy them and not being able to load them onto the unit. Does anybody know a way or tried different maps other than the UK ones on this unit?
  13. Thanks Lee, i will give it a go
  14. I am trying to change the aerial mount on my Yaris and I cannot remove the two rear quarter plastic panels behind the rear seats. The gap between the liner (when seatbelt mount bolt is removed) is not big enough to reach the aerial mount and it looks like the only way to get enough gap is to remove both plastic panels and drop the liner a bit more. I can get so far but it looks like there is a metal pin attached on each panel for the airbags that's not releasing the plastic panels. I tried forcing them but it's still not coming off and I don't want to damage something. Any help please?
  15. I am wondering if someone can help me update the maps on my TNS400 TomTom unit. I am looking to install the latest firmware and maps (Europe) that are available on my unit. I read a lot on the internet but nothing solid so far, it will be much appreciated if anybody can help.