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matt36415 last won the day on February 5

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  1. Have you looked at the tread yourself? Or had a slightly knowledgeable friend look at them? Many shops will tell people they need new tyres when its just not true. I ask because of the small distance you've driven on them and that you say that you have been told they need replacing.
  2. Essentially the same..... or exactly the same. In all other markets its a 4 or 6 cylinder camry. Its like when Toyota tried to tell us that the Avalon was a large car - really a camry with different bolt on body panels.
  3. tyre pressure significantly effects fuel use. Higher pressure gives less rolling resistance and lower fuel use. Its the exact reason cyclists run 100-120psi on road bicycles. This may account for some of your decrease in milage.
  4. My 2007 with 219 000km runs nicely. It had not been maintained too well and it made the horrible vvt noise on startup. After a year and 3 oil changes with synthetic oil the noises became intermittent and then non existant. I think this problem was an oil problem like yours seems to be. I have a 2009 with 115 000km which Mrs has had from new and the 2007 that I have had for 3 years. Apart from service items, neither one has had any problems or parts needing to be replaced
  5. I have a 2007 and a 2009 post facelift model and the sear is lower in the 2007 than the 09.
  6. 👍thanks.
  7. This thread has pictures I took of the filter etc. Another good source of info is the toyota nation forum. The USA V6 camry is the same car and they have lots of info there. Search.
  8. Aurion rotor on top of kluger rotor. Brakes fitted. Every part was an exact fit. Caliper bracket exactly fits the hub, Rotors exactly fit the stud pattern. Hose fitting fits the kluger caliper exactly.. in short, it all fits. To bleed the new calipers I loosened each bleed screw after putting a clear tube on. They bubbled for a bit then mainly fluid with some bubbles came out then after pushing the pedal to the floor about 9-10 times for each side no more bubbles came out. Closed up bleed screws. Wheels on. Slow drive to test and bed in new pads and rotors. All good. I used just under 2 500ml bottles of dot 3 fluid. There is plenty of space inside my 18 inch rims. The diffculty is only as hard as changing pads and bleeding brakes. Based on 1 slow, short drive the brakes feel similar to before the change which should be the case. Pads are similar to oem, nothing special. Happy to answer any questions. Its just not that hard.
  9. $1500 for pads and rotors is just stupid. Even if its front and rear thats silly. Calipers from 2011 Kluger $160 Rebuild kit $30 3 bottles of fluid rotors rda $190 pads $80.. I enjoy doing it all myself so zero labour cost. Caliper rebuilt, brakes go on tomorrow hopefully
  10. Im 'rebuilding' the calipers. Both piston boots were cut on one of them so I pulled them apart and cleaned everything up. A new seal kit is on the way. Rebuilding is a pretty generous term. Its just replacing seals. 1, to get pistons out I put a small air compressor hose into the hole that the brake hose fits into, at about 45 - 50 psi one piston came out, the other was almost out and could be pulled out by hand. if you do this make sure you put wadded up cloth in front of the pistons, 50psi means that when they pop out its fast - dont put fingers in the way. 2, the inner seal that sits in the grove in pic 2 just sits in the grove, removed with fingers. The outter boot has a metal ring in it and its a pressed in fit. Once I worked that out I could easily get them out with a skewer. There was rust coloured water / brake fluid in the seal that had the damaged boot but the pistons and bore all look good.
  11. I have more photos but cant post. is there a way to make space for more pics on my profile?
  12. Havent got rotors yet but did a test fit to make sure I wasnt wasting money buying rotors if the calipers didnt fit. They fit exactly and easily. Fitting them is exactly the same as fitting new pads, just one extra bolt needs removing. That was to test fit. To fit properly will need the hose and bleeding too. Top pic shows caliper fitted over aurion standard disc. Lower pic shows caliper and bracket from 2007-2014 kluger. That is what I bought for $80 each. I also bought disce and pads new.
  13. Good idea, thanks. I have the calipers so might pull off one wheel and caliper to test fit before buying rotors and pads.. Will probably post photos too, assuming it all works.
  14. Lovely. I get calipers tomorrow but need to wait a bit for new discs and pads to fit them.
  15. Brilliant. Thanks for the reply. Ive found calipers for $160. Might get new rotors and pads though. I have 18 inch rims. Im guessing thats probably big enough. Could anyone who has done the swap confirm that?