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  1. What's your average spped on a full tank of fuel. My average is something between 33-36 mph with my daily driving. Normal distance is something like 435 miles before refilling. It seems very low, by city driving sucks, and kills both average spped and fuel economy
  2. nielshm

    Stop start

    It's strange that you have so many difficulties with this system. Could it be, that pressing the clutch, put gearbox in neutral, release clutch, is a badly programmed routine, where many small things and parameters can go wrong, wich results in no function from start/stop? The autobax works like a charm, enginetemp. higher than ~50°C, and the system kicks in, unless the battery needs charging, or the A/C is trying to get inside tempratures right.
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    Stop start

    Well, my Auris 1.2T with CVT works well with start/stop. Once the engine has heated up, not fully heated, the system works very well. I normally gets something like 12 minuttes per tank of fuel. If I do a lot of city driving, start/stop period is more than 20 minuttes. With the CVT, it"s easy to activate only by pressing the brakes.
  4. Now thats funny.... Driven with a average of more than "1 mile pr. minute" engines normally only lasts until 20.000 miles. So a little convoy sets off to the autobahn in Germany, and drives ud and down until they reach 20.000 miles. 10 min. teatime is required every time they stop for fuel, so the hightech masterpiece in front of the brilliant BMC car is'nt stessed out.
  5. I would be furius. I've never replaced any clutch in any car, even high milage cars. Today a clutch is like exhaust pipes and shock absorbers, they never need replacing and often last the life time of the car.
  6. I found this link that provides some information. I'm just not sure what to do with the wires... must the two positives be joined in one new plug and the two negatives also in one new plug, wich are connected to the new tweeter?
  7. This is what the OEM tweeter look like. Is there anything that can replace it? Both right and left tweeter has a plug with 4 wires.
  8. The 2015/2016 Auris uses 6.5" speakers in front and rear. The install is easy, wiring to the front is 2.5 mm2, and 1.5 mm2 to the back. I got 3 meters speaker cable and loose fittings, and made cables my self. 2x40 cm cable per speakers is more than enough. I got a rather cheap set of MDS FR6, but anything is better than factory speakers. There is plenty of room inside the door to fit sound proff material, don't forget to do so. Access is easy once the old speaker is removed. One thing I noticed... The inside of the door is wet, the rubber strib along the window allows rain to drop inside the door, and it will hit your speakers. I dont know if the speakers can take it, I thought about fitting a piece of plastic inside the door, as a "roof", so water drops wont hit the speakers directly.
  9. Do you get your wheels aligned on a regular basis, or only if something feels wrong, or the car pulls to one side? My car has done 50.000 miles and I dont feel anything, but I wonder if the car/wheel would benefit from a alignment after so many miles?
  10. The wires going to the rear speakers are only half the thickness than the ones going to the front.. If I move the fader towards the rear, I need to raise to overall volume to get the same output. My volume is set at 30 (60 max) to suppress road noise. If the fader is adjusted, volume level is about 40 the get the same feeling.
  11. 4 very thin wires are going to the OEM tweeter, and end up in a plug. Any other after market tweeter dont require more than 2 wires, so it's a bit change. I will take a photo, coming up....
  12. I just changed all 4 speakers. When I move the balance from front to rear, the rear speakers are much more quiet than the front ones. The same thing happened with factory fitted speakers. Is it the headunit, TOUCH 2, that is adjusted in this stupid way? Is there any way to to correct this? Sitting in the rear doesnt sound near as good, as in the front seat.
  13. I just upgraded all 4 speakers, but what after marker tweeter can replace the factory tweeter? I had a look today, and it looks strange. Some small springs holds it in place, and doesnt looks like it just can be replaced. Any one with experience?
  14. I find the range from the dipped beam terrible. At night in the rain, the road turns completely black. It's just like the light can't be seen. High beam is much better, but can't be used for long, oncoming traffic etc.
  15. Toyota suffers a massive drop in milage with the new WLTP test procedure. Most models, Auris hybrid included, drops something like 25-27%. My own 1.2 with CVT is even worse, and drops from 21,2 km/liter to 14,8 km/l. Any day, summer or winter, I can do better than 14,8, even with a cold engine. It's a shame, that Toyota suddently is average, rather than premium high end.