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You do know that "crappa" or crapper is slang for toilet ?

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10 minutes ago, ZZT86 said:

You do know that "crappa" or crapper is slang for toilet ?

Well mates & i just call it the long drop, gods disposal service, etc 

I know the term crappa now i know what you're on about 🤣

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18 minutes ago, ZZT86 said:

You do know that "crappa" or crapper is slang for toilet ?

I can't wait for lockdown to be over, because i'm taking the Avalon out for a long ***** drive to see some of my closest mates. But i do wana chuck new leads on & a set of plugs. Because i can, dunno when plugs were done last, etc

But everything else is clean, changed, etc

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2 hours ago, TommyM said:

But i do wana chuck new leads on & a set of plugs. Because i can, dunno when plugs were done last, etc

But everything else is clean, changed, etc

What I would like to say is do any planned or intended maintenance ASAP.

When I return from this current road trip, I will be taking my own advice.

Once the QLD border is open without any restrictions, I will be doing a road trip to visit my sister ASAP.

 

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2 hours ago, campbeam said:

What I would like to say is do any planned or intended maintenance ASAP.

When I return from this current road trip, I will be taking my own advice.

Once the QLD border is open without any restrictions, I will be doing a road trip to visit my sister ASAP.

 

Nah i'm not going to bite your head off don't stress mate 🤣

Yeah new set of Denso plugs & NGK leads (which are next best to OEM), but Toyota OEM ones for the 1MZ-FE aren't made in Japan anymore, so i know the NGK ones are actually made here, some of their products are local. Hence why i'm going with them. Also OEM are well over $200, NGK's are about $115 for 3 leads lol. But the front bank is COP but rear bank is shared (hence the 3 separate leads), think they run a waste spark system off memory.

Double platinums FTW, i'm not a fan of Iridium's

Marketing bull****. I've done everything but the 2 fuel filters which are a prick to do lol. 

I hope your sister is well !

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2 hours ago, campbeam said:

What I would like to say is do any planned or intended maintenance ASAP.

When I return from this current road trip, I will be taking my own advice.

Once the QLD border is open without any restrictions, I will be doing a road trip to visit my sister ASAP.

 

Not going to lie though, since i drained & flushed the trans twice & switched it to full synthetic atf, not Toyota WS which is mineral based (i believe), massive improvement in shift quality and overall performance (upshift, downshift, kickdown, etc).

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14 hours ago, TommyM said:

I had just got home from work, so i was pretty done with the day 🤣

Seeing that i was like "oh for **** sake here we go" hahahaha, it's all good though. Everyone in Melbourne has a short fuse at the moment i think. But ehh, **** happens 

My two Cents. There was no malice on ZZT86's part. If you've been around here long enough you'd most likely have known this. I understood his gag and that's pretty much the way it was intended. We don't have Ahole members here, which is refreshing and it's what I keep saying to others compared to other forums.

You wanna see nasty, go to a few BMW forums.

I enjoy being here, even if I didn't have my Toyota, I'd still chime in.

It's all good Tommy :thumbsup:

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8 hours ago, TommyM said:

switched it to full synthetic atf, not Toyota WS which is mineral based (i believe),

ep. It's mineral oil and another funny thing is Toyota's claim to "lifetime fluid" :laugh:

Imagine NEVER changing the tranny fluid and relying on that advice ??

The Synthetic fluid is the best thing you can do for your transmission if you want it to shift nicely and last.

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6 hours ago, Tony Prodigy said:

My two Cents. There was no malice on ZZT86's part. If you've been around here long enough you'd most likely have known this. I understood his gag and that's pretty much the way it was intended. We don't have Ahole members here, which is refreshing and it's what I keep saying to others compared to other forums.

You wanna see nasty, go to a few BMW forums.

I enjoy being here, even if I didn't have my Toyota, I'd still chime in.

It's all good Tommy :thumbsup:

Hahaha BMW or Holden fourms, add Audi in there too. "Oh i'm so superior to you in my Audi badged sibling to a VW Golf with a Golf 4cyl" 🤣🤣🤣

Nah i'd rather not get dementia from reading half of the bull**** BMW ****ers & Mercedes peasants pretend to be (i've worked for Merc in my past life, fake as **** half of them were)

Toyota & Lexus don't forget 😉

6 hours ago, Tony Prodigy said:

ep. It's mineral oil and another funny thing is Toyota's claim to "lifetime fluid" :laugh:

Imagine NEVER changing the tranny fluid and relying on that advice ??

The Synthetic fluid is the best thing you can do for your transmission if you want it to shift nicely and last.

I thought it was a mineral based fluid, yeah they want the auto to break so you buy a new car lol, we used the A541E for quite some time, but later US models switched over to the U something series 4sp. Everyone knows (atleast those that aren't dickheads) knows atf IS NOT lifetime fluid, you change it every 50k, etc

On my Avalon it's every 45k but i'll do it every 40k

Look the fluid in it was still red, but "service due" red, if that makes sense ?. Atleast it's learnt my driving style 🤣

Seeing as the A541E is an "adaptive learning" auto. 

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On 8/16/2020 at 7:00 AM, Tony Prodigy said:

ep. It's mineral oil and another funny thing is Toyota's claim to "lifetime fluid" :laugh:

Imagine NEVER changing the tranny fluid and relying on that advice ??

The Synthetic fluid is the best thing you can do for your transmission if you want it to shift nicely and last.

Need advice on something, i'm actually trying to figure out if my Avalon is OBD2 or not, because i'm pretty sure around that 04' - 05' era the Avalon's went full OBD2 prior to it being mandatory in 06' for all petrol cars sold in Australia. Could anyone shed some light on the matter ?

Much appreciated 😁

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4 hours ago, TommyM said:

Need advice on something, i'm actually trying to figure out if my Avalon is OBD2 or not, because i'm pretty sure around that 04' - 05' era the Avalon's went full OBD2 prior to it being mandatory in 06' for all petrol cars sold in Australia. Could anyone shed some light on the matter ?

Much appreciated 😁

Welcome back mate.

I think you're right Tommy. THIS shows all OBDII compliant vehicles in Australia.

 

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Just noticed Tony's post showing a link for OBDII compliant vehicles in Australia and also previous posts about Toyota WS.

I did some recent internet searches on Toyota WS and this clarified for me that Toyota WS [World Specification] is an ATF specification which is equivalent to the JWS 3324. It is all about a Low Viscosity ATF to meet fuel economy requirements and a long life for sealed transmissions.

No comment about past products but I do recall only 1 internet post that the Toyota WS branded product at dealerships was semi-synthetic [at that time of posting].

Current ATF products with the Toyota WS specification are full synthetic ATF.

Conclusion of my research is that I am going to stay with using Penrite LV ATF in my transmission.

For the JWS 3324 specifications: https://www.toyota-club.net/files/faq/03-03-29_e77-04_eng.htm

For showing change of product description: https://totachi.com/product/atf-ws/

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9 minutes ago, campbeam said:

No comment about past products but I do recall only 1 internet post that the Toyota WS branded product at dealerships was semi-synthetic [at that time of posting].

I thought it was a mineral based fluid. That was the general consensus anyway.

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10 hours ago, campbeam said:

Just noticed Tony's post showing a link for OBDII compliant vehicles in Australia and also previous posts about Toyota WS.

I did some recent internet searches on Toyota WS and this clarified for me that Toyota WS [World Specification] is an ATF specification which is equivalent to the JWS 3324. It is all about a Low Viscosity ATF to meet fuel economy requirements and a long life for sealed transmissions.

No comment about past products but I do recall only 1 internet post that the Toyota WS branded product at dealerships was semi-synthetic [at that time of posting].

Current ATF products with the Toyota WS specification are full synthetic ATF.

Conclusion of my research is that I am going to stay with using Penrite LV ATF in my transmission.

For the JWS 3324 specifications: https://www.toyota-club.net/files/faq/03-03-29_e77-04_eng.htm

For showing change of product description: https://totachi.com/product/atf-ws/

I'll have to double check with my dealership i 100% trust, they know me & look after my every need, labor rate is close to my 3rd party mechanic either way. It's hard to know for certain considering they say Avalon 05+

But that was the end of production, i know there's a few ways of knowing for sure but hey. I'll find out when i can see them next, they'll be able to confirm if the Mark 3's were OBD2 compliant pre mandatory, so many cars earlier were OBD2 compliant, i wanted to invest in a BlueDriver scan tool which i've used many times (not mine obviously), and strongly recommend having one over a $5000 scan tool for basic checking up lol

I'll be sticking with Penrite ATF Full Syn non LV myself, but Mobil 1 0w40 engine oil, 1750km since my last service, positive results i haven't had to add a drop of oil. So i'll be sticking with it i think. Maybe i might try the LV, but either way the price is negligible, i'll be dropping it every 40k regardless. I don't wana buy a tool & not be able to use it naturally 🙂

After reading it, LV isn't backwards compatible with older type fluid specs. I'll keep it with what's in it at the moment. Did a power steering rack full flush the other day, fluid wasn't filthy but definitely due for a change 

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12 hours ago, Tony Prodigy said:

Welcome back mate.

I think you're right Tommy. THIS shows all OBDII compliant vehicles in Australia.

 

HAHAHA Thanks, i've just been dealing with a few "family issues" needless to say i've been occupied. How are you lot holding up ?

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12 minutes ago, TommyM said:

HAHAHA Thanks, i've just been dealing with a few "family issues" needless to say i've been occupied. How are you lot holding up ?

All good here mate, thankfully. No where to go except work, home, work, home...Keeping a low profile with this CCP virus getting around..

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55 minutes ago, Tony Prodigy said:

All good here mate, thankfully. No where to go except work, home, work, home...Keeping a low profile with this CCP virus getting around..

I'm glad to hear i'm not the only one going nuts lol !
Yeah this is true, welcome to melbourne, i'm keeping a low profile where i can, obviously i worry about fam in regional victoria, but i'll be able to see them soon enough. But i drive the longest possible way at the moment to ensure i know everything gets up to operating temp, order parts that are outside my area due to no stock being around, all valid points vic pol can't do anything about because i have every legal right to pick up any order i have 

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1 hour ago, TommyM said:

How are you lot holding up ?

Being in Brisbane, I am doing ok, social distancing and staying away from any suspected hot spots. 

Got more time on my hands so doing ongoing preparation of my vehicle ready for a road trip just in case the QLD NSW border opens sooner than expected before Xmas. As per usual, I am planning on staying off the roads over the Xmas New Year period.   

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On 9/17/2020 at 6:48 PM, campbeam said:

Being in Brisbane, I am doing ok, social distancing and staying away from any suspected hot spots. 

Got more time on my hands so doing ongoing preparation of my vehicle ready for a road trip just in case the QLD NSW border opens sooner than expected before Xmas. As per usual, I am planning on staying off the roads over the Xmas New Year period.   

I'm glad to hear you're well considering everything going on at the moment. And to my suprise my usual dealer who has a former tech/mechanic as manager for servicing, wasn't in, rang a few others, none of which could help with my question 😂😂

I'll just find out from my 3rd party mechanic who'll tell me straight, but hopefully it is haha !

I swear most service people lack the knowledge they should have, but that's probably just me having high standards 

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