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    I agree ZZT86..Tech is wonderful if it enhances the drive..The future is exciting if we are in control, to feel the road, feel the power, hear the roar and arrive enjoying the experience. Lets hope that the day doesn't come for a while when we MUST not take the wheel KAA
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    ^^ that looks sensational provided it's reliable. I'm all for any tech that increases driver enjoyment & safety, not ruin it.
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    Active Suspension System developed by Bose and recently sold to ClearMotion now headed for production. http://www.thedrive.com/news/20996/the-crazy-bose-magic-carpet-car-suspension-system-is-finally-headed-for-production
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    Main item I would be looking at is the rubber seat between the spring and the strut housing. Next item I would be investigating is any foreign objects e.g. stone/gravel caught up in the spring seat. Just for something extra to do, consider giving the rubber seat a spray with silicone spray.
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    Did I previously mention safety? Following URL reminded me of this importance. http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/news/20852/toyota-dealership-displays-2018-toyota-camry-that-got-rear-ended-by-a-semi-truck?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral
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    I confirmed this the other day in my 2001 Azura V6 - 100kmh = 2300rpm & 110kmh = b/w 2500-2550 rpm which means @Hiro was spot on ;) The tacho isn't the easiest thing to read on this vehicle. My car has only just ticked over 105K kms & has new B/S tyres, speed almost dead accurate against GPS within about 2kmh which is strange for any car let alone a Toyota.
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    Thought it might be useful to follow up on the gearbox fluid change 7 weeks and ~3800kms later. Overall the car has settled in really well, no slamming into gear when cold, nor flaring when coast anymore. Smooth and responsive, no hesitation when downshifting for overtaking. It literally drives like new, there's no difference afaict when comparing it with my wife's 2013 ATX with 48000kms. Based on *my experience* I sincerely recommend the filter change and full flush *if done right*. P.S. Repco has 30% off all Penrite oils this weekend if interested.
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    HI Guys, new to the forum here, i've just got my hands on a 2003 hilux with a 1kz-te turbo diesel and i'm putting a few aftermarket gauges in. i've found the coolant gallery plug and fitted that sensor but i was wondering if there is also an oil gallery plug somewhere that I can insert my oil pressure sensor into? anybody got a pic they can post with an arrow to the best place to mount my additional oil pressure sensor? Kind regards, Jase
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    You'd know if it was stuck in 3rd and not shifting in to 4th (overdrive), as it'd easily be doing 3000+rpm at highway speeds. Not hard to count gear-changes by ear/feel either (just make sure you account for the torque converter locking up which can sometimes sound/feel like an extra shift)
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    Your last post reminded me that there is an electric overdrive button on my 1998 4cyl auto Camry CSX. Unsure whether your vehicle would have the same 4 speed auto transmission. If your auto is not going into overdrive, then this is going to impact the engine revs and fuel economy. If applicable, I would be checking the connections for the electric overdrive.
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    Simple maths will tell you that if it's 2250rpm @ 100km/h, then going 10% faster (110km/h) will increase the revs to just under 2500rpm.
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    Automatic ? If so . . . 10.4L/100km isn't uncommon, depends on driving style/conditions & perhaps tyre pressures ? @100km/h it's about 2250rpm, @ 110km/h I would guess between 2300-2350rpm.
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    Kits only cause problems, they are usually rubbish quality and rubbish fitment.
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    Changing the battery to a new one didnt really help in my case. I have also noticed if i keep the start switch at ON position for about 8 seconds before starting the noise does not come but that is just coincidence. Now i did find this article online that actually mentions our problem and this guy recommends using thinner oil so the oil gets to cam gears through the 'vanes' sooner and doesn't cause the 1-2 second rattle. I currently use Penrite 5w40 and I am now thinking of using a thinner oil. But how thin can i go for this sort of engine? What do you guys recommend I try? You DIY Auto Thick oil and the VVT-i startup tick If you own a late model Toyota you may have noticed a 1-2 second ticking noise at startup. While there could be other mechanical problems, most of the time the culprit is a stuck/locked VVT-i controller. What can I do to resolve this? In some cases its an actual controller failure. But for most its oil selection. Its called Variable Valve Timing because its always running. From the second the engine starts, VVT is attempting to adjust to conditions. When it can't, gets stuck, it will tick for 1-2 seconds. Unlike Honda's VTEC that uses two sets of cam shaft profiles – one for low and mid range rpm and another for high rpm operation, VVT camshaft timing is varied using oil pressure according to engine revolutions, throttle position, engine coolant temperature and intake air volume. VVT operation depends on hydraulic oil pressure that arrives through a long winding path of tiny oil passages. So tiny they are known as "vanes". Its critical the system stays clean. Its critical the system maintains proper oil flow and pressure as fast as possible to prevent that annoying startup tick. Proper lubrication comes from a combination of oil pressure, flow, and film strength between moving parts. Oil pressure by itself is no indication of proper engine lubrication. Oil pressure is managed by the oil pump and relief valve. Thick oil will have higher pressure because there is more resistance to flow. Too high and it will flow out the oil pump relief valve back to the sump, lubricating nothing including the VVT system. As stated above, thick oil will have higher pressure because there is more resistance to flow. Add that to the tiny "vanes" of the VVT system and you have a oil flow lag as compared to the rest of the engine. By as much as 1-2 seconds. No coincidence that's the duration of the noise. Modern thin oils have better flow, better viscosity modifiers to manage film strength. That means better lubrication and cooling, keeping pressure within spec. Tthin as possible is a good thing, especially for the VVT-i system.. "Thin as possible" meaning some older engines have mechanical issues like wear/higher tolerances, valve seals, rings, etc. causing oil consumption that may prevent its use.
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    I could not find a replacement for my much loved 2010 Honda Accord Euro,and then I saw the all new Camry,and knew I had to have one. Absorlutely brilliant car.
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    front brake pads are different. the south africa ones are bigger. sound deadening appears enhanced with japan assembled as in the guards it is furry as opposed to south africa using a hard plastic type coating. battery size might be different. the battery hold down rod is different. tyres are different. south africa coming with bridestone but japan using dunlop. ECU wiring can be different too this will matter if you are shopping for a harness to go with another ECU.
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    Aurion rotor on top of kluger rotor. Brakes fitted. Every part was an exact fit. Caliper bracket exactly fits the hub, Rotors exactly fit the stud pattern. Hose fitting fits the kluger caliper exactly.. in short, it all fits. To bleed the new calipers I loosened each bleed screw after putting a clear tube on. They bubbled for a bit then mainly fluid with some bubbles came out then after pushing the pedal to the floor about 9-10 times for each side no more bubbles came out. Closed up bleed screws. Wheels on. Slow drive to test and bed in new pads and rotors. All good. I used just under 2 500ml bottles of dot 3 fluid. There is plenty of space inside my 18 inch rims. The diffculty is only as hard as changing pads and bleeding brakes. Based on 1 slow, short drive the brakes feel similar to before the change which should be the case. Pads are similar to oem, nothing special. Happy to answer any questions. Its just not that hard.