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mg85 last won the day on April 28 2016

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  1. Looks like I'm not going to get any concession here, on behalf of satisfied Aurion owners let the record show I did in fact try
  2. VVTI is linked to regular oil changes Dashboards yep on some but at least Toyota come to the party on them when pushed Pull left easily fixed by a GOOD suspension specialist Intermediate shaft knock was an issue with some earlier models Oil cool hoses on earlier models yep Engine failures this not a regular occurrence in a well maintained vehicle it's a great engine if you don't get 500K out of one you are very very unlucky Power window switch on an Aurion you mean the one which effected the Corolla ,Rav4, Kluger, Yaris and Camry and recalled I reckon the Aurion is a solid car sure a few faults but how would you liked to have purchased a any VW with DSG Auto and forked out 8K + (for component that has regularly failed) to get it fixed with no help from VW. Sure VW eventually after a number of years come to the party with some of them. There are heaps of examples of major problem cars with out there a couple of recent ones below Hyundai Diesel SUV's 50-100k motor failures Anything Jeep Holden Captiva engines failures There is a reason Toyota is number 3rd behind Lexus then Porsche in the US customer satisfaction survey and the likes of Hyundai & Kia are rated below the industry average in this survey. In my opinion these sort of surveys count much more than the Motoring press and to some extent Forums such as this. Begin Rant -What gets on my goat is motoring writers, I swear some of them are doing an advertorial on the vehicles they test. Reading a piece in last weekends paper about a Range Rover on test, the journalist stated that being a Range Rover the vehicle would be great over Rocky trails and the beach as on the road. The damn thing had low profile tyres on it which would not last at all on rocky trails and would rubbish on the beach, the dude has no idea -Rant over. Sorry if I've bored you guys
  3. I too have been reading Forum posts for years if the oil is changed at least every 10K I have not seen evidence of systematic faults, which issues would you say have plagued the Aurion?
  4. I would have to disagree here, my GSV40 has done 100K and I have had not one thing go wrong with it, zero. How many cars can claim that?
  5. Sorry to hear about your issues. As the oil flushing appeared to work for a while I would use this product using the directions for a full flush it is made for this job and I have used it on diesel engines with good results and use it on the Aurion in its maintenance form. FULL FLUSH: Obtain FULL operating temp drop old oil Refill with cheap oil add Concentrate and fast idle for 30 mins Drop oil and change filter Refill with good oil my recommendation A3/B4 Castrol Edge Change your oil every 5,000km using the Concentrate in maintenance form. Let us know how you go ay.
  6. I upgraded my rear sway bar (ultra racing) and used the bushes that came with it, you need these because the sway bar is a different diameter I think it would be a waste of money fitting other poly bushes to the car. The new bar improved body roll on corners where the car used to lean too much for my liking. It's a good cheap mod that works, the existing rear sway bar is ridiculously inefficient for such a nice well made vehicle as you point out.
  7. I suspect Toyota call it "strainer" and not a filter as it would then put it in the category of a service item. It is pretty pointless asking most Toyota service dealers on issues such as ATF's service's above the scheduled maintenance , they generally quote the service book or in this case have no understanding of what is required. I have personally heard the Aurion has a sealed ATF and no filter from them. Probably a better place for advice would be is a reputable ATF specialist. Just as well we have forums such as this to get some real world advice.
  8. For some reason Toyota now call the filter a "Strainer" same thing in my book but it may cause some confusion with terminology if you head into a dealer and ask for a Trans Filter.
  9. Rear left Rear Right Front left Front right Not as important as it used to be with ABS but I still do it this way.
  10. Camry 0906-1202 W/O smart key
  11. There is generally a readme file on the disk for correct installation onto a laptop. The version I have does not list a Aurion it is just a matter of picking the correct Camry in the North American region. It has always worked OK for me.
  12. Hi Tony, There is plug in the bottom of the sump with an allen key head in the centre of it, on top of this allen key is a straw or dip tube going up into the sump undoing this allen key when the fluid temp is 40c-45c will give you the correct fluid height. This software is what your Toyota dealer uses to diagnose and alter settings to your car it cover a whole range of Toyota/Lexus vehicles Filling the transmission is via a plug on the side just like a manual transmission. It is a bit of a tricky job I would say if you would not replace your spark plugs on the V6 yourself don't have a go at the transmission
  13. Not a dumb question Tony, I change mine once a year, twice a year is not necessary but it can't hurt each to their own I suppose. However I would not go by the service book in the case of the transmission, this is not just Toyota's take on auto trans quite a few other manufactures don't specify servicing either and they are very costly to replace. The transmission thread is enlightening on this site. You can only get about 2.5l in because most of the fluid stays in the Torque converter which is normal. therefore you are not changing all the fluid every time which is one reason I do it every year. You change the fluid by taking off the sump. The height of the fluid is critical it has an overflow tube on the sump which you undo to let the fluid out when the fluid temp gets to 40c-45c. I bought one of the chinese (Toyota) software programs "Techstream" and OBD lead which is what the factory uses, this will read the ECU and give you fluid temp. Not a job for a novice really, Auto trans specialist or dealer would be best.
  14. If its another colour or discoloured it make it a lot easier to see when the fresh stuff is getting pumped through the clear tube on the bleed valve.