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  1. I have recently been to AUZ Auto Wreckers at 1462-1466 Ipswich Road Rocklea. Their phone number is 07 3148 9534 They appear to mainly have Japanese vehicles so best to give them a call to save a wasted trip. Suggest that you check out Gumtree
  2. NEVER ! Replace a TIRE AGAIN !!!

    On sale at Repco commencing 23.11.2017>lvl2Auto+Wash%2C+Wax%2C+Polishing+Supplies+%26+Equipment&level=2&term=303&pageopt=auto-wash-wax-polishing-supplies-equipment Guess I will have to remember to go to Repco this Saturday.
  3. 2GR-FE VVT-i Oil Line Replacement

    The rear VVTi oil line is not covered by Toyota Australia. I believe that back in 2009 or so there was a limited period "customer service replacement"[not a recall] to either replace the rubber hose mid-section with an upgraded specification rubber hose or replace with the full metal line. DJKOR did a very useful tutorial on replacing this rear VVTi oil line. I found it to be a very frustrating task to do because of the limited space and having to remove the power steering pump to access the lower bolt for the oil line. You will definitely need a good 10mm or 12mm ring spanner with a decent amount of offset to be able to remove the oil line cover on the side of the engine.
  4. If you got some warranty from the dealer, then take it back to get this problem fixed. The car should be running smoothly; it is not an age thing. More likely to be overdue service items particularly the fuel filter and spark plugs. If you bought the vehicle wholesale on an "as is where is" basis, then I would be giving the vehicle a thorough servicing.
  5. Cabin air filter - which one?

    Removed and cleaned the filter material. It used to be white but now a slight grey colour. Airflow appears to be a lot better now. I decided to buy that cheap AliExpress filter reasoning that I can replace them about every 12 months or so. Will let you know my opinion on these filters when I get them.
  6. I guess you meant Jerky i.e. not running/driving smoothly and this is happening after you have driven 5 to 20 kilometres. Has the fuel filter ever been replaced? When was the last time that the spark plugs replaced? I notice that you have a tag of transmission on this post. Why? When was the last time that the transmission fluid replaced?
  7. Fuel consumption

    From what I have read it comes down to fuel quality particularly sulfur content. Apparently, Australian fuel is a poorer standard compared to EU standards. Also because of different octane measurements/standards, 87 octane fuel in USA is about the equivalent of 91 RON here in Australia.
  8. 22R sluggish to crank over

    Good idea to also check that the battery terminals are tightly fastened to the battery posts. Clean away away corrosion to ensure that there is a good connection and also wipe down the top of the battery.
  9. Cabin air filter - which one?

    Many months ago, I replaced the cabin air filter [which badly needed replacing] with this material Probably time this weekend to check/clean this filter material and also check how much leaf litter has accumulated in the air duct.
  10. First Toyota Dealership experience

    Next step is to ring a suspension shop and get them to do the wheel alignment.
  11. 2GR-FE Oil Capacity

    Actually, I am waiting for the owner to confirm that it is actually a 2GR-FE engine and their 5 litre oil estimate was correct. Best to deal with facts, not assumptions or mistaken beliefs. 5 could have been misinterpreted as 6 so that the actual build date is in 2005 not 2006.
  12. 2GR-FE Oil Capacity

    3rd Generation built from 2006 on has the 2GR-FE engine.
  13. 2GR-FE Oil Capacity

    Most times, it pays to confirm basic assumptions. In this case, is the engine actually a 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 engine instead of the 3.0L 1MZ-FE V6 or another replacement engine? A different engine would explain the smaller than expected oil capacity. Something else to consider is whether you have made a mistake in determining the oil capacity. Personally, I have bought different brands of oil on special so the container capacities vary i.e. 4L, 5L and 5.5L. Last oil change was to put in one full 5L container then approximately add another 1 litre. Recently, I made a mistake in reading the vernier caliper when measuring the thickness of the brake rotors. I was questioning why the new rotors were only approx. 8.5mm instead of the expected 10mm thickness. Took a while to finally realise my mistake.
  14. Broken Interior Door Handle

    Donor vehicle was a red 2007 Aurion Sportivo. Chromed door handle was a perfect fit to my 2006 Aurion ATX which I now prefer to the original black plastic. Thinking about going back for the passenger door handle as a standby spare.
  15. Fuel pump burning in tank

    Do not know too much about the fuel pump assembly except that the fuel in the tank is supposed to help cool the fuel pump. This is the main reason why it is not a good idea to be driving around too much on an empty tank. Would this have been a contributing factor or is there another explanation for this melted electrical connection?