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  2. Ordered on the 30th of Aug, eta is between tomorrow and next week, so hopefully sooner than later. I do have some no-name filters I bought recently, I'm planning on getting a big cheap drum of oil from Repco and doing a bit of a flush before I use the genuine filters
  3. The seller is reputable and I trust him so I really had no doubt these would be Genuine Parts. I suspect yours are still in transit. You should have a tracking number Bertil. Any idea when yours will arrive ? I'm thinking of getting another lot and stock right up.
  4. Glad to see they appear genuine, I ordered a set of ten from the same seller after you'd linked to that deal 🙂
  5. I have a 2011 Touring that I bought in 2012 as a demo (13 000klms) and have been using HPR 5 5W-40 (Full Synthetic) every 10 000klms (around once per year) and so far so good.
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  7. Hey, Nice work Matt. I love how the switch fits perfectly in the blank spot. It looks factory. I did notice it uses a simple molex plug connector. If you have time, get yourself some heat shrink tubing and do both halves to keep moisture and dirt out. The corrosion will create a high resistance and will make the alternator work harder as the current demand goes up. They should've added the heat shrink with the kit to be honest as modern car electrics need to be sealed due to the complexity with on board computer monitoring systems etc. Don't know what they were thinking. I'd even send them a message and inform them and they may do an upgrade. This would've been ok on 70's or 80's cars but definitely not for a modern car. By the way, heat shrink is usually 2:1 ratio.
  8. I have yet to use my existing stock of Penrite ATF lol.. I should make a plan to do my tranny service real soon. At 120K it is still driving perfectly to be honest and I am actually looking forward to seeing the condition of the fluid when I drop it.
  9. I have in the past purchased Ryco and discovered that Genuine Parts can be had for the same money or cheaper if you were willing to look. I spend a lot of time on Ebay and during the course of my research it brings me to find bargains just like the above mentioned. I paid $107 for a ten pack, with shipping and tax and for $10 a pop that more than half what the stealership asks. They ask around $25 - $28 each ! So would you pay $10 for a Genuine Part or a lesser non Genuine Part ? I feel that Genuine parts just work better and using the same oil is as cheap mixing them, which I don't like doing either. I stock up with Nulon and just keep using this.
  10. To each their own when it comes to cars, some just use whatever is available to do the job others choose to pay a bit extra to use genuine or close as possible to always is a personal thing or driven by my wife and I are retired now is always tight..however "She Who Must Be Obeyed" set up a car account many years ago..we place some dollars in it fortnightly to cover expenses like services, tyres, green slips, emergencies etc..I choose to use genuine parts and good quality oils & filters, as this car is to last us till the pine box lid is nailed down..if you choose to go know it fits perfectly and like all Toyota parts is guaranteed..sometimes it can be a learning curve when buying overseas, yes it can be cheaper but then some fit and some are rubbish..I am sure what Tony was alerting us all to is how to tell the difference which will at least help when buying overseas goods KAA
  11. I buy aftermarket. First lot of filters I bought for the aurion from ebay "wesfil" brand I think, came with cabin, oil, air filters for 50 bucks total. Car drives fine. I stopped being pedantic years ago about things like this. However, I always use full synthetic, which us usually on special every 2/3months nulon or Castrol... Same same
  12. Just noticed that REPCO have 20% off Penrite ATF LV 4 Litres for $39.
  13. Big question over the hybrid models is the lifespan and replacement cost of the battery pack. Best to confirm with Toyota Australia about the warranty for the battery pack. The other unanswered question is how long do you intend to keep the vehicle. Both of these factors are going to influence the total cost of ownership. Ideally you want the greater price difference difference between the petrol and hybrid models. Personally, I am very conservative and keep my vehicles long term i.e. 10+years so would be more inclined towards the petrol model with its proven automatic transmission.
  14. Hi all. Is there anyone has the wiring diagram for Toyota Camry ateva 2008. I purchased a second hand genuine towbar and cannot get the lights working. Thank you!
  15. Thanks Tony..Found it very very interesting and informative KAA
  16. As with anything, if there's a market that can be exploited, it most likely will be and counterfeit service items such as air filters, oil filters and the like are top of the tree items. I always like to think I'm buying a Genuine Toyota product when searching the internet sellers and if you don't know what to look for then you will most likely end up with a fake. There are several videos on youtube that can illustrate the finite detail to help us all become aware of the crooked practices of many crook companies. Things to look out for are poor print quality, mis spelled words, colour, packaging to name a few. The holographic sticker can also be faked but the fakes are sometimes just a silver foil. I received my recent order of 10 x oil filters from a seller in the U.S ( it was still cheaper buying from him than any dealer here) and I can honestly say I am pretty satisfied with my purchase. I have one Genuine Oil Filter left in my stock to compare to and it looks practically identical. Mind you, this particular batch was intended for the U.S. market and hence will have some print differences which include Lexus and French descriptions. Also, to my knowledge, only Genuine filters have "Toyota" and the part number printed inside one leaf of the filter media. I seriously doubt the fake manufacture would be bothered to include this. Imagine the logistics just to have this done ? Mine also came as a set of ten in the original Toyota shipping box, so this also gives me confidence they are genuine. Here are a few pics of mine received. The 2nd last picture has a very good warning on it too
  17. Many years ago, I was at a local Fulcrum Suspensions store to pick up some struts. With the proper workshop equipment, I noticed that their mechanic was able to compress the springs in a matter of minutes.Most of the time will be in removing the strut assembly then refitting. When you are DIY using spring compressors, you spend a lot more time disassembling the strut assembly then re-compressing the spring for re-assembly.
  18. No problem Big Mike. It's not really that big a job. It just looks that way.
  19. Thanks Tony Prodigy. Im surprised it'd be that quick.. But great.. Thanks mate...
  20. A decent mechanic could do the whole job in around an hour. Then you'll have to get the front end re aligned.
  21. Hi guys... Does anyone have an idea of how many hours labour is involved with replacing the front struts on a 40 series Aurion ?? Thinking of getting it done, my mechanic is not a rip off merchant, but Im just curious how long it would take..
  22. The hardest part of fitting was getting the wires through the firewall. I used a hole which already had wires going through but had to slightly cut the rubber boot to get it through the filter just behind the grill is added into the transmission cooler lines
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  24. Hi everyone, I’m trying to help my dad out & searching for a Toyota Hi-ace diesel gearbox for a 1983/10 gearbox part. 5 speed LH 70B - 0000941 2188CC has anyone seen one?
  25. Hi all. This is a Four part training seminar put together by Matt Moreman of Obsessed Garage. He attended this some time back and was granted permission to film it which was pretty nice of them too. Yvan Lacroix is a Legend of the detailing industry and has been in the game since the 70's where he worked for Dupont. The science and chemistry behind these products is amazing and I dare say game changing too. I hope you all find these videos as interesting as I did. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
  26. I've been down with the flu over the last few days so I haven't been able to do much detailing. I did, however, come across another Fantastic video on the subject of rinseless / waterless wash products which I thought everyone would appreciate. Here's the latest video from The Forensic Detailing Channel where Jon puts several products to the test including ONR. He explains everything very well in my opinion.
  27. Haha yeah, he does have that look. A Guru of a different kind lol.
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