I would still recommend doing an "oil flush service" pretty much immediately.
The reason is that you may have caught the problem in the very early stage.
Doing the "flush" now, and then every second service (combined with shorter service intervals) may fix the problem (IF there is one) and prevent further damage.
As an aside, have you noticed the vehicle running "a bit rough" rough (or any other changes) during the same time period?
Sorry for the late reply, I was sick last week.
I live in Newcastle, so I'm not sure of any good auto shops in Sydney.
The last bit with what you wrote is why I decided not to go to Toyota, since they seem to have lost that skill (due to transmissions being "filled for life" a.k.a ticking time bombs).
I just pulled the alternator apart and the problem is in the overrunning clutch. It overruns both ways so the alternator was not spinning as fast as it should, or in the, end at all, and probably caused a low charging voltage. I should have checked the charging voltage long ago. Brushes were worn right down as well.
A bit more knowledge! I had no idea they even had an overrunning clutch.
I have a 2018 Prado. I've recently started experiencing the Fuse for the USB/Cigarette lighter keeps blowing and I can't use any of that to charge my phone for example. First couple of times, I changed the fuse and it would last for a few days but now, I change the fuse and as soon as I turn the car on, the fuse blows.
Anyone experienced this issue? What's the remedy?
Thanks in advance.
Are you able to post the video to YouTube or something? You uploaded to Imgur which converts it to a .gif 😂
I have an 06 ATX and it's done it since I bought the car back in 2019 and it still does it today. It's just everything cooling down, even in a short drive it'll still do it. Keep in mind that even within 10 minutes the engine can still get to 90°C. That metal will always plink and tink when it cools. Every car does it though, some louder than others.
I went for a cruise with a couple of mates after a car meet and I was surprised to hear a Falcon XR6 have the 'plinks' louder than mine (we didn't send it hard, and only went around the block twice). My Holden Rodeo used to be crazy loud when cooling down (but it had no sound deadening and was all metal around the body, no plastic bumpers/shrouds)
There are a few things that can change this too though. Ambient temperature, if you sent the car hard in that 10 minutes, If you're running the air con and it's dripping onto something metal in your car, it'll cool quicker and can change the standard cooling rate of the engine bay, modified exhaust/headers, even a different grill than stock can technically affect air flow for cooling, so it'll cool differently in different areas of the engine. Unless they're alarmingly loud, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, but now I'm curious if it could be an issue. Maybe put a video up that's not a .gif haha.
But yes, all cars clink and tink when cooling down.
Note: I'm not a mechanic or an engineer by any means, so take what I say with a grain of salt.