xzirri

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About xzirri

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  • First Name
    Johan
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  • Toyota Model
    Avensis 2.0 D4 VVTi
  • Toyota Year
    2004
  • Location
    Other/Non-UK

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  1. xzirri

    Weird noise coming from the gas pedal area

    Do you feel a lack of power together with that noise? See the video I posted in this thread: https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/184741-transmission-issues-when-cold/ And if you're still wondering, 1.8 has an electronic throttle, while the 2.0 petrol has a proper old school connection.
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    Alternator

    To remove it, you need to disconnect the battery, all the cables going to your alternator, the auxiliary belt and the two bolts retaining the alternator. There may also be a screw for some sorts of cable management clip on the alternator as well. You may have to pry the alternator off the engine with a crowbar after you have removed all the bolts, as they can be stuck. One quite basic test is to measure the voltage at the battery with the engine off and then with the engine on. You can also measure the voltage between the alternator and the battery as well. If you search the forum I'm sure you will find some further answers to your questions.
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    Avensis T25 board computer

    Do you have a picture of the wiring? As far as I know, you can adjust the mileage but it will show a symbol before the numbers because the mileage has been altered. That being said, I have no idea on how to change the mileage or how to make it read in KMs. It would probably have been easier to buy a non-UK spec cluster with approximately the same mileage as your car
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    Avensis T25 board computer

    I've attached a picture from a 2009 Avensis for sale in Norway. Isn't that a sunglass compartment by the dome lights? Well, the speedo will fit. The real question is whether the contacts are the same (especially the computer contacts), and if not, if one could cut and solder on a contact that would work. I guess it depends on whether or not the computers work in the same way.
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    Avensis T25 board computer

    Hi there mate! I'm interested in this as well. I would love to have the extra storage space from the facelift where my current computer is now so I have a place to put my sunglasses but I don't wanna lose the computer functionality. On a side note, both the mk1 and mk3 have sunglass storage space by the dome lights but the mk2 doesn't. Why they decided to drop this feature is not something I understand.
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    Install Navi Screen in a non-Navi Avensis

    The navi system is more complex than just the screen and the remote. AFAIK you need a disc reader of some sort for the map DVDs, and you also need the GPS antennas.
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    White transparent tank beneath air box

    Do you have any other mods on your car, or remapped the ECU to utilize the extra air flow? If not, I'm not sure you'd see any performance gain at all. Also, high air flow filters usually let more dirt fly past the filter and into the engine. If the filter is of the oily type, you might also end up with dirt on your MAF sensor. Just my .02 😜
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    White transparent tank beneath air box

    Removing the resonator is a popular mod among certain tuners, however, doing so may reduce your power and increase noise. The reason why this may reduce your power is, explained in a simple manner, that the air flow will collide with itself, reducing the ammount of air that goes in to the engine when the intake is open. With the resonator, the air that bounces off the closed intake will have a place to go. Idk if I explained it in a good way but if you want to dig deeper into the idea of resonators, I can provide you with an article or two.
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    Finally found injectors are causing my problems

    I'm glad you worked it out! Troubleshooting with no error codes can be a really tiresome process, especially when your window of troubleshooting is relatively small due to the engine reaching optimal temperature.
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    Electric window problem

    Before you do something time consuming, have you tried disconnecting the battery?
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    Avensis T25 1.8 Seq Auto Buying Advice Needed

    Check the brakes, as they tend to wear out quicker than many other cars. Do also check the maintenance record, look for rust underneath the car, check the suspension control arms. As it's a late 1ZZ it shouldn't have the oil consumption issue. Other than that, check the transmission oil dipstick (while the engine is running at operating temp, after cycling through the gears). Make sure the level is correct and that the fluid isn't burnt.
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    Intercooler hose seals

    Which engine? You can find diagrams at this site: http://www.japan-parts.eu/toyota/eu/2007/avensis#
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    tyre preference

    I'm not sure whether softer tyres will make that much of a difference. To be honest, I think rim size matters more. I'm running 18" summer tyres and 16" winter tyres. The 18" feel super harsh in comparison.
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    Avensis 2 L Petrol Engine

    I take it you have the 1AZ-FSE (D-4 engine) and not the 1AZ-FE? AFAIK the Avensis is the only model in Europe to be offered with the 1AZ-FSE. I know the Avensis Verso and RAV4 also had this engine in some countries but I think that none of the European countries got them. I might be wrong though, as I haven't checked this thoroughly.
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    Transmission (?) issues when cold

    Not yet, been swamped with work and I'm still waiting for my payday. I'll keep you posted