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Ok so i was due to service my car, its on 68000 km now and its 6 years old. I purchased it second hand 6 months ago. Since last time i changed my oil i found the 5-30 oil was going down a bit so i decided to try 10-30. Anyway so i drop my car in to change my oil, i used Redline 10-30, i also changed my coolant from the green **** to redline water wetter, which u just add to water. I also changed my transmission fluid, to redline MT-90. So i get my car back and it feels reel dead, lift feels almost non existent except when its cold at night. Any ideas WTF is goin on. I have ordered the lift bolts so i should get those soon. I dno if the slightly heavier oil causes more friction and so makes the car feel dead and maybe impacted on the allready dying bolts causing them to die. Im just fishing for answers here. I also have a pully making noise but i havnt figured out which one so i dno if that could be it. Helpppppppp! All i know is when i dropped off the car it was running like a bitch, now its not.

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You say lift feels dead. If lift is engaging you don't need new lift bolts. When was the last time you cleaned the MAF sensor? Is the air filter clean? Those are the 2 most common and easiest things to check when lift is feels flat.

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Maybe they changed your seating postion after your service, so things don't feel right. Hey don't laugh, it does put out your comfort zone. I couldn't hit lift between gears after my sevice last week, pushed my seat a little back, now no problems :yahoo:

Also maybe lift feels dead cuz power may have picked up earlier for some reason!!!so the rush from nothing to something has gone!!!!!!!

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Just joined the Corolla brigade(2005) around 6 weeks ago(already been added to the WA police photo gallery, feisty little buggers these) as a second car to our 2001 Camry V6.

Only servicing done so far is changed the original plugs for Iridiums. Nothing due till mid November but I have noticed some interesting things regards service intervals. Owners manual says transmission fluid is for life unless used under extreme conditions and I have just found a little almost inconspicuous label on the inside of the bonnet which states that the vehicle was factory filled with Toyota Long Life coolant and does not require replacement until 100000K(or 160000 miles) thence at intervals dependent on coolant type used and it's recommended interval.

Timing belt I would imagine would be similar to the Camry at 150000k, need to check and confirm.

BTW I changed from red to green(Nulon LL, 4 years) in the Camry and have had absolutely no problems with it, just about due for change.

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Timing belt I would imagine would be similar to the Camry at 150000k, need to check and confirm.

No need to worry about a timing belt if yours is a 2005 Corolla - they're chain driven.

-m_luke

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Thanks for that, hadn't checked it out as I didn't get a maintenance/service log book with the car, seems to have gone missing and despite the dealer's assurance to get me a replacement, I have still one. The downloaded manual I have is for 2004 and they mention either belt or chain...

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also that pulley sound that you complained about earlier

is most likely the tensioner pulley.

a mcchanic at toyota told me he has replaced a few celica ones.. hope that helps

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ok so i cleaned the maf sensor and it did help quite a bit but i still dont find the lift is as aggressive. As the car is a 2001 model could it be the lift bolts?

If lift engages the lift bolts are fine. Have you tried resetting the ECU?

also that pulley sound that you complained about earlier

is most likely the tensioner pulley.

a mcchanic at toyota told me he has replaced a few celica ones.. hope that helps

I know of 2 Sportivos that have had it done.

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The problem I was having with my car is back, and apparently its most likely my cam sensors, could this also be the same problem you are experiencing??

I get a really loud bellow in the mid range and pretty much all poke is gone, and when I hit lift it feels like it isn't in lift, but sure as **** sounds like its in lift....

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Hey guys thanks alot for all the help i cleaned the MAF and reset the ecu and it seems like its getting back to normal, but after running the car hard no rass last night i came home and when i rev the car it makes a noise similar to nails on a chalkboard when the rpm falls or when im decelerating. The car is working fine but it worries me. Could this be the pully getting even worse? It only seems to happen when the car get up to temperature.

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