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  1. I would give it a good 3,000 rpm run at motorway speeds for at least 20 minutes usually once a week - this may sound silly but isn't this nearly producing more soot Cheers
  2. It's had 2 changes of helix ultra extra 5w30 over 11k! (Since the new engine was put in). To be fair it does a lot of shortish runs from cold, but it would get a decent run once a week. Doesn't burn any oil worth mentioning (maybe a litre over 11k at most and that's prob quite good for a new engine)
  3. I can't imagine how bad the carbon build up must have got on some cars that have been run on the normal 5w30 A1 oil as originally recommended.
  4. Hi, Got the egr valve cleaned on my 2.2 D4D 180 - around 11k on new 3/4 engine and it was quite badly built up. It's already had 2 changes of shell helix ultra extra 5w30. Branded diesel is used as much as possible - any ideas to keep the dreaded carbon build up at bay? Cheers
  5. I know what you are saying, but you'd think an expensive long life oil would be up to the job of a 10k service interval - same with fuel, as long as it meets EN590, there shouldn't be any problems - I know of loads of modern diesels covering high miles with just normal servicing and ordinary diesel. I'm sure there are plenty of VAG cars that have covered high miles on Longlife servicing (2 years, 20k or something like that?) without problems due to advances in oils. I certainly wouldn't leave any oil in that long personally though.
  6. Personally I wouldn't be changing mobil 1 esp at 6,000 - it's the recommended oil for Longlife service for VAG and BMW so, 1 year 10k miles is more than adequate IMO even under harsh conditions.
  7. Good choice of oil! Think I'm gonna use that at next oil change, I'm running shell helix ultra extra 5w30. Wouldn't worry about the non genuine filters, they are likely to be reputable brands anyway.
  8. I would pay for an hours labour at a Toyota dealership, they will tell you exactly what's going on. I really hope it isn't but that's what mine did when the head gasket went. It has never smoked after the engine replacement . Your local Toyota dealer is your best bet! What engine do you have? Are you sure it's a T180? Just I'm confused by the car year in your profile - 2005??? Nearly sure there aren't any T180s registered in 05! I could be wrong tho
  9. I can't see it doing any harm but I'd prob stick to the A1 grade, I think that's what it says in the handbook
  10. Triple QX oil is made by Onxy Oil in Holland - its a myth that it's Shell. Have a look for one of their product PDF's - the packaging is identical to Triple QX stuff and im nearly sure it mentions something about the netherlands on triple qx oil labels. That said ive heard nothing but good reports about it, as you say as long as it meets the specs it will be absolutely fine. The petrol 1.6 Auris needs 5w30 A1 oil of any brand. The stuff from toyota dealers is as cheap as anywhere. Are you absolutely sure about this? The reason I ask is I looked up the oil company using your spelling of it and can't find it! Have you got a link to them as I'd love to ser the data on the TBN ang VI and flash point numbers. I seem to remember on the ECP web site that it says in blended in the UK. I haven't go the can with me so will check later. The only other oil manufacturer I found was called- Onyx oil! But can't find SN grades on there like the Triple QX has printed on the label?. But saying that... I only had a very quick look Sorry you are quite right! - Onix oil! http://www.onixoil.com/_documenten/Onixoil_Brochure_Passenger_Cars%20Oils.pdf Compare the packaging to triple qx - its identical! I have read on a few forums that its Onix oil! The specs may not be identical to oil from the Onixoil brochure, as its made by them for ECP!
  11. It shouldnt smoke at all! The car maybe needs a software update which effects the usage of the 5th injector. Has the car ever had a replacement engine - what sort of miles are on it?
  12. Triple QX oil is made by Onxy Oil in Holland - its a myth that it's Shell. Have a look for one of their product PDF's - the packaging is identical to Triple QX stuff and im nearly sure it mentions something about the netherlands on triple qx oil labels. That said ive heard nothing but good reports about it, as you say as long as it meets the specs it will be absolutely fine. The petrol 1.6 Auris needs 5w30 A1 oil of any brand. The stuff from toyota dealers is as cheap as anywhere.
  13. As far as I know the dpf and cat are combined - its called DPNR. Also Castrol 5w30 may be causing premature fouling of your egr valve - is it edge or magnetec 5w30? Either way, they are not C2 spec which Toyota requires for this engine. You need an engine oil that meets C2 low ash specification 5w30 or 0w30. Any brand will be fine - Castrol Edge 0W30 meets C2 spec and would be perfect for your engine. Try taking the car out and holding the revs at 3,000rpm in 3rd or 4th gear for 30 miles or so (when warmed up) that will get everything nice and hot (including the DPNR) and could help your problem (certainly wouldnt do it any harm)
  14. If the 06 T-Spirit had an engine change at 90k that would be a good buy at the right money. As said before I'd rate the Jap stuff for reliability, the euro stuff is far more likely to go wrong as stated, but parts are cheap and most places have dealer level diagnostics for them. That said..there's a reason why taxi drivers love Toyotas and every third world country!
  15. have to say thats probably the most reliable car of that era!!! Cracking workhorse!