There was a few talks in old post but since its 2022. Maybe there are new insights about cai or ram for aurions.
I have 2007 aurion zr6 and looking into getting cai or short ram intake for it. Just for that small extra and well basically for the fully sick sound. ive been looking for a kit, and even considering just going custom build one.
Just recently spoke with my mechanic and asked what his thoughts about it were. And he said if i end up messing with some hose lines that were connected with the air intake box it’ll start messing up the car.
Now im here hoping maybe i could get a few ideas, pointers or if someone has gone through the same and could probably please guide me through doing it especially with those small hoses that are connected to the air box.
Interesting views on ATF fluid change practices. I'm guessing he don't recommend full flushes then but rather a drain & refill @ 50-80K kms? What if the car is still newish & the clutches have hardly worn to negate suspended debris assistance, ie: no clutch wear & new fluid ? What about potentially overheated fluid ?
I don't have a great deal of experience when it comes to Automatics except for my previous MCV20R Camry. And throughout it's 18 years it had it's ATM serviced often & at 16 years when I purchased it I did a full flush on it & can only say good things for the shift feel & the way it performed mechanically, although it had only traveled a mere 130K kms.
How's your Aurion going @Tony Prodigy ?
Great heads up also relating to Coolant & what's really happening when it starts to degrade. Now I'm real keen on one of them acidity testers to keep an eye on the coolant. My Aurion service book is calling for the fluid to be changed @ 150K kms or 90 months which seems like an awfully long time when it was 40K kms in my Celica 😐 Struth - SLLC.
Finally noticed this YouTube video by The Car Nut released back in Feb.2022. Definitely worth your time.
After viewing this video, I am going to be making changes to how I maintain my vehicle.
I am quite satisfied that I am on the right track for a shorter oil change interval that is appropriate for my short distance driving.
I have been changing the ATF too often. Also guilty of using ATF in the power steering so time to reconsider that practice.
Please help with CODE U0101 $07E8 Generic ( Lost Communication with TCM )
2007 AurionZR6 Check engine and VSC light is on from last 6 months.
Harsh engagement when put into drive or reverse,
Driving in 3rd or 4th from last 6 months 4000 RPM while doing 100KPH. Thanks
If you're having trouble locating a brand one, you could always get an exhaust shop to do a custom CAI which will likely end up being the same price or even less and you can have it how you want. Just be sure to keep the intake size either 2.75" all round or if you use 3", have a 2.75" reducer at the MAF sensor so it doesn't cause issues.
For a 2017 vehicle, that is a premature issue. The starter should last much longer than that, but these things can happen, especially if the car has sat around for a long time without usage. The solenoid plunger lever can get sticky in this case and can prevent it from turning the engine over. A gentle tap can free it up. Not practical, I know, but it does work.
Another issue could be worn brushes or a flat spot on the commutator, which in this case I find it hard to believe as it's not that old unless the vehicle has high mileage and then it can be assumed that general wear and tear has occurred.
I would also be inclined to have your battery voltage checked too. Insufficient battery voltage can affect the way the starter operates. So do that first before you write the starter off.
If the battery checks ok, then you have an unreliable component that has the potential to leave you stuck someday, so I would just replace the starter motor and put your mind to rest.
Good news is that the old starter can be reconditioned so, there is an option of purchasing one of those to save a bit of money or just fork out for a brand new item.
Good luck and I hope the information was helpful.