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  1. Both mine and my wife's Toyotas do this it's fine. I thought it seemed odd at first
  2. Could check the battery and spark plugs. Gearbox oil renewal. Frequent engine oil changes. Brake fluid change every four years. Use built hamber anti corrosion wax underneath. Oh and I use Millers petrol eco max I don't bother with premium fuel.
  3. My vvti starts of at 2000 then slowly drops to about 600 after a few minutes.
  4. You can buy it from the official Toyota eBay parts outlet
  5. I would say as well depends on how much your are paying for it and how long you expect it to last. Could try and haggle for a discount depending on how much they're asking... I've heard good things about built hamber underbody wax. If you fancy the effort you could scrub off as much of the rust as possible then paint with their zinc electrox primer followed by a topcoat
  6. Hi I changed the coolant in my 08 Avensis this weekend. Opened the drain on the radiator and also connected a piece of tube to the engine engine block drain and opened that. I got about 4l out of the radiator and when I opened the engine block drain nothing came out. I fired it up for a few seconds and got about half a litre it of the engine block. I connected a small air pump to the overflow in the expansion tank to push that through the radiator. I set the blowers to hot too. So all in all I got 4.5l out however the capacity is meant to be 5.9l. I tried squeezing the hoses etc to get more out but that was all I could get. At this point I just thought well it will have to do and filled out back up. Am I missing something? If I took it to a garage to get this done would they really go removing all the hoses, thermostat etc to get every last drop out? Another thing is the engine block drain doesn't seem to be that near to the bottom of the engine for it to be able to drain out...?
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