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About nushydude

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  • Toyota Model
    Aurion AT-X
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  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000

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  1. Thanks @campbeam. A lot of vital information. I ordered the following items. Nulon Long Life Engine Oil 5w30 6 litre x2 (SCA) Nulon Brake Oil DOT3 500ml x2 (SCA) Oil Filter x2 (EBAY) - as per your link Air Filter x1 (EBAY) - as per your link I will have to check with Toyota whether they replaced the spark plugs (is there any way to tell if they are new by inspection?) and the coolant. I also wonder if the brake pads have worn out. When I hit the brakes lightly, it sometimes squeaks. It doesn't happen if I brake harder though. They probably just need some adjustments. Any thoughts?
  2. SuperCheap also has a 20% off deal just for today. So I will be picking the cheapest. Yes, I'm saving for a house, but it will take a couple of more years before we have all the money for the deposit because my income is not very high and my wife isn't working. Is the Nulon Long Life 5w30 6 litre can sufficient for a complete fill? If I am replacing the oil filter (which I am), I would need 6.1 litres. Of course I should buy extra to keep in handy for loss of oil with engine usage. What would you do in my case? When you replace brake fluid, how much brake fluid do you need for a complete fill? What super cheap has is the 500ml can. The link you gave for the filter, is it the full filter? Why does it say "Set Fit" For Toyota Genuine OEM Oil Petrol Filter 04152-YZZA1 "Pack Kit"? I am unsure when the coolant was replaced. I tried contacting Camberwell Toyota for the service record (90,000km one which was performed at the time of purchase) but said the service department is closed today. In the service log book, it says only to replace the coolant if it is found to be bad, so it is almost a certain that they didn't replace it. Isn't the coolant good enough for 160000km? That's what is written under the bonnet. However, the car is almost 10 years old, so it might be about time I replaced it. They should have replaced the spark plugs at that service as well. It is always better to have few handy? Pretty expensive, aren't they? Does the air filter you linked fit model 2007 as well? It says specifically it is for 2006 model.
  3. Didn't you say the VVT-I line replacement would cost me $500-600? They quoted $520 for it. The extra charge is for the oil cooler hose replace with the full metal one and 4 litres of Castrol Magnatec 5W30 engine oil. I asked them to replace the oil cooler hose. They wouldn't do it free of charge if there was no damage sadly. I see. My bad. I'm a newbie when it comes to car mechanics :D Makes sense.
  4. Hi guys, The next service for my 2007 Aurion AT-X is coming up in a month and I am planning to buy parts for it (and for the future) at the autobarn 20% off sale this weekend. The service is going to be a general service, but if you are wondering, the last service I did was the 90,000km major service when I bought the car. I included it as a package when I bought the car from Camberwell Toyota. (The previous owner had not done the 90,000km service). With your advise, I have decided to just do a general service from here after. I will be getting it done from a mobile mechanic. What should I buy? Couple of Nulon Long Life 5w30 6 litre cans? Cheers
  5. I got the car back on Wednesday afternoon, but couldn't update the thread. They charged me $680 for the whole thing. I got the front oil cooler hose replaced with the metal pipe as well. A large portion of it is for the labour. Sadly, the replacement VVT-I hose still has a rubber mid section, albeit the improved version. They said that's all they have. *sigh* They had to top up engine oil with 4 litres of Castrol Magnatec 5w30. So there was some still left in the engine. I didn't mention in the first post, but the car port whe I park the car has a slightly forward slanted floor, so probably that's why I got it as zero oil. (i.e. an incorrect reading). I tested the car (actually I drove for like 200km since getting it back) and it still has the power just as it used to, so I don't think the engine was harmed. There aren't any strange noises or anything out of the ordinary. I will keep an eye for excessive oil consumption though.
  6. I thought they would do that in conjunction with the relevant road authority (i.e. VicRoads). Because one of my colleagues told me that he got a recall notice for his 2008 V4 Camry after buying the car from a private seller. My colleague had never done the service at a Toyota dealership. So how would they know how to contact him? Surely they got that info from the road authority.
  7. So the previous owner of my car probably ignored to get it replaced free of charge! I wouldn't be in this mess if this wasn't the case. *sigh*
  8. Did you get it replaced with an all metal pipe or the improved one with the partial rubber hose?
  9. Was there any recall notice here? I bought the car last year from a Toyota Dealership. Shouldn't they have done something before I bought the car?
  10. You got me there. I seriously don't know.
  11. VVT-I line is not replaced free of charge. Oil cooler line is replaced free of charge only if it goes bad. Otherwise they will charge for replacing it.
  12. What happens if the engine gets ruined because of a burst cooling hose? Would they fox the engine fee of charge? No right? So they probably do this for more money.
  13. $520 is for the part, engine oil and labour. Not just the part. I think most of it is labour. But sure, it isn't cheap! I could think of million things I could have done with that much money. Unfortunately, the guy wasn't sure whether the part will be metal or rubber. He said all he knows is that the part is a genuine Toyota part. I really hope that Toyota doesn't make rubber hoses anymore. I will be getting the oil cooler hose replaced with a metal one as well, now that you've spread some horror into my head, @Full-Throttle :D I was told the part won't be expensive. Is there any way to get it done free of charge, because this is a actually replaced free of charge in the event of a burst. Should we have to wait for something to happen to claim it out on warranty??? That is stupid.
  14. So...I heard from them. It was a damage in the VVT-I line. Told me it will cost me $520, so like @campbeam mentioned, it is not covered by warranty. :(
  15. I didn't have the engine running after parking the car. I came home, parked the car, switched the engine off, spotted the oil trail, went up to the apartment, came back in an hour or so, and then there was the puddle. Edit: added the image of the spill and oil trail.