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  1. But do you feel the accelerationen less 'revvy' than with the Auris. Is it easier to get up to 50/60 mph, or overtaking a car on the motorway, without revs running wild? Motorway driving was one of the main reasons why I didnt choose a Auris HSD. But if battery power has improved, maybe revs are better controlled?
  2. Now that aint normal for sure. I dont think the CVT is slipping, that would make very ugly noises, and your gearbox would be totally ruined!! The way CVT and engine manegement works, is to heat up the gearbox and oil as fast as possible. To do that, the engine uses higher revs when beeing cold, and drops down to normal after a few minuttes. Your revs is way to high, and still nothing is happening. Acceleration is weak, revs are high, thats not right. Maybe, just maybe, the software has gone bad, and needs a reset or reinstall. Any way, take the car to the garage as soon as possible.
  3. Has anyone sold their Auris HSD and got the new Corolla instead? 3 years ago I didnt like the Auris HSD, to many revs, to little battery assistance. Now I have tried the Corolla 1.8, only for a short drive, but I find that things has improved a lot. I didnt get a chance to try it out on the motorway, but normal city driving and country roads up to 60 mph, seems very easy to handle. Now, this was only a short drive, so maybe some one will share their own experienses?
  4. My 10% has come back, and you wont believe how. I has often bought fuel system cleaners, probably without any effect at all. This time I got a Fuel Injector Cleaner, and what a difference. Something has been clogged up, and has now been cleaned out. The improvement in fuel economy is so significant, that my own variation in speed or driving style, can't make such difference by it self.
  5. Since the service. I drive the same route to work every day, samt speed, same traffic. It's very clear, that something has changed.
  6. My car has just had it 60K miles service done. Since day 1, my fuel consumption has gone up by 10%, so I'm pretty sure that something has happened. Could it be software updates that makes such big differences? My car has CVT, so it could be updates to both engine and gearbox. Has any one tried something like this?
  7. My biggest issue is the sound level. Sound quality improves greatly, streaming music in best possible quality really sounds great. FM radio is not very different, I think the basic broadcast is pretty low quality, so new speakers doesnt make much difference. The front speakers has decent volume, but the rear speakers volume are very low. Balance can be adjusted from front to rear, but that doesnt seem like the right solution. I think replacing the headunit is the only solution to make things better, but I have no experiense.
  8. I replaced 4 speakers in my Auris. You will be surpriced to see the quality of the factory speakers. Or the missing quality that is. The factory speaker is 250 gram per unit. The aftermarket speaker is 800 gram. I bought pretty cheap ones for replacement (1500 DKK /4 speakers) , doesnt matter really, everything is way better than the factory speakers. Install is easy, Thansen has tools to pull door panels off. Install time for 4 speakers is 4 hours or less.
  9. See the attach file in the description to this video. All Corollas with CVT need a software update or a CVT replacement. Since the Corolla is similar to the Auris, could'nt this recall apply to European models too? Does any one within Toyota Europe know about this?
  10. The torque converter is 2 propellers with oil beeing between. They don't touch each other. I'm almost certain, that the sound is a bad bearing. Try to change the oil in the tranny, IF the sound goes away, that was a cheap fix. If not... Well, you tried, but would probably need a replacement tranny.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. nielshm

    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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.