Recently I had to put new wheel bearings in the front put all together have a Torque wrench looked up bolt setting in ft lbs was 203 did this and nut stripped it was a genuine Toyota bolt that cam with the Rav 4 2003 it has only 157000 Komsomol on it so does anyone know the correct ft lbs as the Toyota information is totally wrong
Has yours deteriorated or missing ? I'm guessing one or the other and I bet the heat transmission would be unbearable up there in Qld.
Plenty of aftermarket insulation options. I'd use the foil lined type.
Amazon have plenty to choose from. Search "Car Engine Insulation" and there's plenty on offer.
With servicing on time, I would expect nothing serious or expensive with the drive train i.e. engine and transmission.
Which of the following major parts are still original or have been replaced. If so, when? :
1. Struts - front and rear
2. Brake rotors - front and rear
4. Starter motor
Essentially with older vehicles, it is a case of driving them with regular maintenance until there is an uneconomical repair bill.
Hi l own a 2003 toyota camry since new, its done 330,000 l live in the country and do about 15,000 kms a year, always got it serviced on time its never broken down and never had any serious problems. l hope to keep it for another 3 years and another 50,000 kms. Do you think l will be able to get that much more out of it without anything serious or expensive going wrong ? l know you cannot give a definite answer, just a guess of the liklehood.
Hi Hope someone can help me. I am in the UK and have a 1997 Toyota Vienta 3.0 V6 Grande. It was bought new in Australia & after 3 years in the sun the owner returned to the UK and had it shipped all the way back here. Roll on 25+years and the old girl is still running great and has been my daily driver for the last 5 years (I am the 4th owner). Now to the issue: I am trying to obtain inner track rods and out track rod ends (inner & out tie rods, they seem to be called different things depending where in the world you are..... 🙂 However it would seem the Australian built cars had heavier duty steering parts and so each time I try to obtain the parts they are wrong. I have tried Toyota UK but the VIN number does not exist on their systems. I was just wondering if anyone in Oz Toyotaland can help me obtain the Toyota part numbers that I should then be able to order/special order here? The cars VIN number is: 6T153XK200X540006 and its got the (glorious) 1MZFE 3.0 V6
for reference I have been supplied QuintonHazell QR9548s track rod ends and Moog track rods: TO-AX-3321 (4550339135) these are both wrong - correct length but threads too small on both. Hope this all makes sense.
ps the YouTube channel "the car care nut" makes for great viewing.
That was kind of you to post up Brad. Thanks for the tips.
I am planning to do mine pretty soon and as always, like to take photos and post up a nice little DIY for others to see for themselves and hopefully take something from it.
You did good to get that much coolant from the block. It's important to get as much of the old stuff out as possible and even try to flush more out where possible.
The system takes around 9lt if I'm correct, so you got pretty close. I would always recommend to drain the block and try to flush more out. For the flushing process, I've purchased a stash of demineralized water for the flushing as opposed to using the garden hose. I wouldn't flush with tap water. It's too contaminated in my opinion, not to mention the minerals you end up introducing into the engine.
I've been meaning to get under it and investigate those drain bungs before I attempt the work. This is my pre planning stage so I can be ready to go on any given day.
Have all the necessary tools, apparatus, fluids and prior knowledge ready so there's no issues.