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MIKHALE last won the day on November 11 2017

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  1. Latest News 2018 Camry New V6

    OK, get your point thanks Hiro.
  2. Latest News 2018 Camry New V6

    Just making the point that one area specified ULP and another PULP,(95). Aurion was great giving you the choice of ULP or PULP depending on your budget, (12 cents per litre dearer here in Tassie). New Camry V6 seems to be removing that choice with this newer engine.
  3. Latest News 2018 Camry New V6

    Noticed in the link Peng gave, that Toyotas' Specifications for the SX V6 were a little mixed up! One area showing V6 Specs says, 'Four cylinders, in-line...' ??? Also mentions 'Unleaded Fuel' then 'Minimum fuel octane number - 95' ???
  4. 06 Aurion Sportivo towbar wiring

    Hi Martin, I have a very poor copy of the TOYOTA instructions for Tow Bar Wiring in PDF format that show you the part numbers etc. All the best with it mate, hope it helps you out. Aurion_Towbar_Wiring_Harness.pdf.PdfCompressor-894151.pdf
  5. Best time to check oil level?

    Hi Guys, I have also been using NULON 5W-30 Full Synthetic Oil for a while now and couldn't be happier with it. I buy the 6Lt container and find it fills the motor to just on 4mm over the full mark on the dipstick, (that includes using a new filter of course). I almost always check when 'COLD' from overnight in the garage, although when checking 'HOT' it still seems the same 4mm overfull. Also the oil level never seems to vary during the service period and the colour still remains 'honey' like even after 7000km of use!
  6. TRD calipers into 09 Aurion GTX?

    Hi Darren, welcome along to the Forum mate ! Seems like you will need to buy the TRD rotors to match your calipers, (upgrades never seem to be as easy as you first think). Trent's advice is good, he sure knows his stuff but can be a little err...blunt at times,( sorry Trent !) Please don't be put off with the Forum as there's a wealth of information and help to found here that you wont find anywhere else. Good luck with your brakes and remember to make sure they are safe when installed.
  7. New Tyres for Sportivo.

    I've now done just over 5000km on my Pilot Sport 4 Michelins and have carefully measured the tread depth again. Front Left is 5.5mm all across evenly. Front Right is 5.5 - 6mm. Rear Left is 6mm even. Rear Right is 6 - 6.5mm. This is after fitment at 75930km until today at 80988km, travelling Tassie roads, ( yes they are sealed), and driven 'normally' with the odd Targa Tassie fun route thrown in! Maybe a little faster wear than expected but will probably slow down, (the wear not me), as the rubber hardens up. Going by the tyre wall DOT, all 4 tyres were produced in the 41st week of 2016 in Thailand Michelin factory. Still very happy with the grip and overall performance of these tyres, I will be rotating them soon to try and even up the wear.
  8. Aurion Fuel Filters.

    Thankyou both so much for your helpful information on the Fuel Filter problem. Would be so much easier if Toyota told you say,...2006 - 2009 had 'X' type filter and 2010 - 2012 had 'Y' type. But of course that would be much too easy wouldn't it MR TOYOTA !!! Thanks again for your help guys, it's what makes these forums so valuable.
  9. I'm looking at replacing my 2010 SX6 fuel filter and have noticed 'Ryco' makes two different types, Z646 and Z708, and lists BOTH for 2006 - 2011 models? Some sellers warn to check against OE number, (which I guess is fine if you already have the filter removed). Of course I would like to know the correct filter number for my AURION, so I can purchase it before I start the job. Would anyone know how you go about selecting the correct one?
  10. Shattered Rear Windscreen

    Many years ago I suffered a shattered rear screen on my Mitsubishi Galant. The previous day to this happening I had fitted an 'Aunger' brand external rear window louver, and have always blamed my heavy handed fitting of it to the otherwise unexplained shattering of the window. I had never heard of 'sympathetic thermal stress' back then but I guess it would make sense now in hindsight.
  11. New Tyres for Sportivo.

    Just a quick update on the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres fitted to my 2010 SX Sportivo. I have now just clocked 2000km on the PS4 tyres and after carefully measuring and remeasuring the tread depth,(with the depth probe on my Vernier caliper ), I can report they have all worn down between 0 - 0.5mm, except the rear left that seems not to have worn at all?! I checked them when fitted and the tread depth new was 7mm, now it is between 6.5 - 7mm. Wet Weather handling and control seems almost as good as when driving in the dry! Where as you normally back off in the wet, the temptation now is to press on like you are driving on a dry road! Road Noise is the same as my previous MX-V8 Michelins wet or dry, except for some types of badly broken bitumen which causes a harsh chattering that was never present with the old tyres. This was a little annoying at first but now I just expect it and would say it's the PS4s only downside with the Sportivo. Isn't it disappointing that when you first get your new tyres you marvel at the sharp handling ,totally appreciate the extra grip and feel, but after several weeks you just take it all for granted. After 2000km on PS4s I really couldn't be happier and my comments made in my last Post as 'First impressions' still stand but, yes, I now just take them for granted!
  12. Yes I agree with the two Tony's, stock up on your favourite oil when they come on special and if it comes in the 'Aurion handy' 6 litre bottle then all the better. Also thanks goes to Tony Prodigy for his photo of the 6 litre NULON bottle as I was too lazy to go out to my garage and take a pic' of mine! I've noticed some other Oils doing 6 litre packs but not many, and not all year around like its just a special promotion, (and not the norm like it should be).
  13. I 've been using NULON Full Synthetic 5W-30 in my SX6 and have been very happy with it. For one thing it's full synthetic and comes in a handy 6 litre container that suits the Aurions' 6.1 litre capacity perfectly, (that includes a new filter of course). Always seems that the 6 litres fills to just overfull by 3-4mm on the dipstick and stays that way until it's time for the next change! Also SuperCheap regularly runs specials on it at around $45 for the large 6 litre container which is good value. I've noticed the engine seems to run smoother than my previous oil,(which was a Valvoline Semi Synthetic).
  14. It's interesting when people talk about the Competitors to the Aurion Sportivo that it usually ends up being the Commodore SV6 and the Falcon XR6. Interesting because before I bought my 2010 SX6 I never really considered either of those cars, but was looking more to the Honda Accord Euro / Mazda 6 and wishing they had a little more power to exploit their great chassis dynamics. I wanted Quality, Reliability with an injection of Sporty and Affordability thrown in for free! Not too Big, not too Small - just Right....the SX6 fitted the bill for me perfectly. I'm interested to know what your 2 Competitor Cars to the Aurion Sportivo would be?