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  1. My new mechanical girlfriend got delivered Friday afternoon. Gross weight of 45kgs is a bit more than expected. Assembly was done on the weekend. Before adding the oil and petrol, I gave it a detail. Something that I would not have even thought about doing before joining this Forum and reading Tony's posts. Have to admire his OCD. Started with a 9H ceramic coating for the underneath of the chassis, the grass catcher and then the rest of the mower. Following day, I applied P&S Beadmaker all over as a top coat. All of this simple to do detailing should make any future cleaning very
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  2. yes I have some Picts, some are old but i can take new ones though not much has changed on it since my last addition pretty much gave her a new exhaust, rims, head unit, front speakers and put sound deadener in. Iโ€™ve had to change the clutch, lock actuator on passenger side door and starter motor but otherwise the rest of her is stock. i had her outside shell completely repainted in 2018 kept her white though. The two photos below are of her before she had her new paint job in 2018, ill get a more recent pict when i take her out today
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  3. The front strut brace finally arrived and has been on for 6 weeks, It does not make the same difference as the rear bar or 245 18's but it does help. The car handles way better than stock now. Looking at Caster urethane bushes, double offset next. I am happy with the struts & springs at 120k at this stage.
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  4. Hey guys, This little device caught my eye some time back and had been trying to justify getting it and I finally decided, why not. What I like about it is the fact that it screws into the oil filler neck of your engine, which holds it in place and has a rubber seal to stop leakage. I've lost count how many times I've tried to fill my car with oil and bump the funnel and it tips to the side and sometimes getting messy. Enough of that. It was reasonably priced and nicely made too. Quality is excellent and it came well packaged in very decent box. Got it on Amazon prime. Been finding some g
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  5. NO BACK SEATS???? well the poor kids of tomorrow will find a way to enjoy the learning curve of "you know what" without a back seat, but damn they were fun days of my first car a old mini cooper. mind you She Who Must Be Obeyed says she was way more flexible then as was I ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ KAA
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  6. Solarblu here, joined this foum as ozcelica is kinda a ghost town
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  7. When I am cleaning and being a bit OCD [i.e. putting in the extra effort for better results], I am thinking of Tony. She is a beast, engaged self-propel and she took off very smartly. It will be a brisk walk around the yard. Yes, they are cup holders between the handles. Doubt if they will get much use while mowing. Probably need the 2 cans while cleaning the car. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
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  8. Glad to here it arrived. I suspect it has a steel deck and not aluminium. My Honda has a steel deck and it too is a bit hefty being 21", which is why it has the hydro transmission to do the heavy work for me. I cannot imagine trying to push it around without it. This is the part I love and look forward too. There's something strangely satisfying in lavishing some attention in the order of preservation. It's like an invisible barrier or force field. It will getting dirty and dusty, but the clean up will be a lot easier for sure as the dirt will not stick. Allow the machine to cool, soak
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  9. ***My apologies for the original upload as the pictures didn't display the way I liked, so I've gone back in and redone the whole post. This should be much better guys. Howdy Gents. I had an appalling realization that I had not washed or cleaned the Aurion for like 6 months or so as my wife so kindly informed me. Wow ! Where does the time go ?? Admittedly, the car did look sad, even though it is mechanically sound, I had to make things right and make it happy again. So the plan was to spend the whole weekend and carry out the mother of all detailing. Mind you, this was only to b
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  10. Yes so much knowledge has come our way from Tony, every time i do anything involving cleaning our Presara I think "Now What Would Tony Do" LOL She looks a beast Ash, I am sure the yard will be an easy job now with that much power, and are they cup holders on the piece between the handles? If so then at least a 2 can mow job it seems LOL KAA
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  11. Your welcome mate. I didn't need any either, but I did grab a couple for my Dad's Aurion as it's nearing it's 80k service. I decided to just keep using the Nulon for my car and use the Penrite for Dad's. There were also times just recently where I could have also used some brake cleaner instead of degreaser but I wasn't going to pay 7 bucks a can for the stuff so thankfully this came at the right time. The beauty about brake cleaner is that it has the magical ability to clean soiled or oily surfaces by evaporating the grime without the need to degrease then rinse and have water every
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  12. I have had these Primacy 4's for about 2 years now and they still feel new especially in the wet, don't do many Klms these days, but every now and then She Who Must Be Obeyed and I do a scenic drive along the Central Coast just to enjoy the beauty and time away from the 4 walls. I also would be interested in the Pilot Series so when any of you open up the wallets let me know your thoughts on them for next time I replace these. However by then they will probably be RE009's LOL KAA
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  13. Supercheap are having a Club Sale. 40% off Penrite Full Synthetic oil among other things if you guys need anything. 400g Brake Cleaner spray are also $3.00 each. I also ordered 10 cans. Very handy stuff ! Normally around $7.30 a can. Excellent value. https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/club-specials?j=4776547&sfmc_sub=822401467&sub=206595815_SCA01_CRP&l=333_HTML&u=100786122&mid=6010680&jb=2082&utm_source=email-subscriber&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=au-sca-2021-wk45-club-3dd
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  14. Greetings Gents.. Just a quick submission.. Changed my tyres from Michelin Primacy 3 to Michelin primacy 4.. I've had them on for 3 weeks now, and they are quieter than the 3's..I did a run down to the Gold Coast recently also on them, and they are definitely a better tyre then the previous Primacy 3. Paid $204 per tyre, at BJ.. Very pleased with these, I actually wanted Pilot 4, but none were available in my tyre size at the time, However, I'm not disappointed at all in these.. Cheers..BigMike
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  15. Sorry to drag up an old thread. But I finally did this mod today. The wheel is from a GSV50R ZR6 and has been installed into my GSV40R ZR6. I ended up making a adapter harness to convert the 50's connector over to a 40 (keeping the original clockspring). I have added the extra pins for the paddle shifters but I have not connected then as yet. Quite happy with the results. All the radio buttons trained into my Android head unit and the display button and backlights work.
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  16. You can get this manual in PDF format from https://onlypdfmanuals.com/workshop/toyota/corolla#workshop-manual also.
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  17. How many times did you take your 86 out for a ride in past year? My shed find 2012 GT at 5000 original km has now 15000 km with under 1000 k in past year. I still have half can of the Toyota Zero oil given to me after last oil change in 2020. I am now using the annual yearly service times as I am way out of step with the km tear offs, which should be 150000 and is just 15000. And Toyota have done the 10000 and 15000 three times lol. There are a heaps of 86s for sale over $20000 which is encouraging but unsure if they are selling. Mines a keeper for future gens ba
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  18. Nice name. I drove mine to car club via a daddy short cut up the zig zag near Coleraine and down the Nareen back road. All I can say is I arrived with a smile on my face and as I rumbled up the carclub guys came out to see what had just rocked up. Mine had 16 inch wheels with Yokos and wonder why Toyota never learned when they ditched the idea of importing my Corona GT back in 74 cos it was so slippery in the rear end back then. And that was only 150 hp. I find the 250 or so adequate to easily lose your licence these days so I bought and fitted gts wheels and brakes which makes an eno
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  19. I've been crowing about selling mine for years since I now have a dodgy back & drive an Aurion for a daily, but Hachi is still in the garage ๐Ÿ˜• And despite it being a harder car to get in & out of especially in that tight garage, I still find Hachis seats superior compared to the Aurions & a comfy car after I've settled in to her. Mines done 1600kms in just over 12 months which is bugger all really. Corona lockdown played a big part in that. New Hachi is barely any different to the current other than a stiffer body & a few extra kW's, boring/uglier nose/tail design &am
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  20. I guess the special additive is Unicorn Tears.
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  21. This is actually a recently purchased first car for my son Tom and needing a bit of work. I had a 1987 4age Seca when it was about 2 yrs old and then sold it to my dad a few years later, both of us cherished it and then sold in 2007 in pristine condition after my father died. So this 1989 one caught my eye when looking around at cars for him and I have a real soft spot for it. Fortunately Tom liked it too, but he is not into cars like i am. Still hoping to do work on it together and already spent a few hours together in a self serve wrecker finding common bits. I have been searching the
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  22. Welcome to the forum Craig, I am sure the brains on here will help all they can with your Seca, they were an awesome car and still loved by many today KAA
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  23. Dreaming is turning into reality. Development is becoming production. Latest issue is to now sort out the required supply chain. Electric cars are now being seen to be taken seriously by the established ICE vehicle manufacturers. Their survival depends upon it; adapt for survival or perish. Interesting point about the connector and swapping the battery. Perhaps battery swapping is an interim step strategy for that Chinese brand appropriate for their market. Good manufacturing solution to drive down production costs. I am sure that there will be plenty of after market suppliers to
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  24. Interesting stuff Ash. It's almost like what we saw in Back to The Future II lol. Well, it's getting that way. Hopefully they can invent a time machine too so I can go back in time and steal the Greys Sports Almanac. On a more serious note, I find it pretty fascinating how fast the tech is evolving. Ten years ago we were all kinda laughing about it and now it's getting serious. There will upsides and downsides of course, but I guess the smart engineers and marketing boffins will hopefully make this transition as painless as possible. I have a couple of concerns too. I, like Sandy th
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  25. Based on information that the problem doesn't seem to be only with the remote, but also the button in the car, I would say that the door lock actuators are more than likely becoming weak/ failing, or in need or lubrication (no idea if that is even possible) My 2005 Corolla sedan developed the same issue (it started off with hearing a strange noise when locking the doors intermittently), followed by the door not locking/unlocking electronically (originally rear left, then after a few years the drivers door) I removed the door trim (after it stopped locking/unlocking electronical
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  26. Hello everyone in the forum, this is my first post and my first post in a while in any forum. My name is Daniel in Western Australia owning a 2010 Aurion as in title for about 2 and a half years now. I am very pleased with the purchase and find driving the Toyota very pleasant. As in on past vehicles I have performed a lot of service maintenance and minor upgrades myself, and are now on the Aurion. I firstly for the kick in acceleration put in a K&N air filter, as if the Aurion does not have enough already. After doing over 100,00klms in here a while now I changed all spark plugs to N
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  27. Dirt and grime can build up inside the keyfob mainly on the contacts. If you know how to pull it apart, I'd suggest trying to clean the contacts on the PCB and the corresponding rubber pad first so you know the key fob is free from any defects. . I always have isopropyl alcohol in the house as it is very handy. Get yourself some and follow the procedure in this video. Hopefully this will cure any issue with the remote. Then you can move to the next stage of troubleshooting if the issue still persists. You can also get aftermarket replacement fobs so don't worry about that side of things e
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  28. Another update to inform you all that the coating is still holding up very well. The wheel still has a slickness to it after all these months. I clean the wheel with Meguiars interior cleaner monthly to remove any contamination and I must say I am impressed with the staying power of the Gyeon Leather ceramic coating. I'm going to do a feature on another ceramic coating for trim real soon. I've been trying out my Cera Trim product on various items and am also very impressed with the it's performance. Cera Trim is more for harder plastics and trim moulds. The piece of trim that cops a hamme
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  29. I think they are both under the same voice control, but obviously voice for navigation would only come on when you are using the navigation feature, and that's when you would want it.
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  30. Yes, The hydro is belt driven. There will be a pulley from the engine output shaft atop the blades and one on the hydro unit, and as the belt rotates, it creates the hydraulic pressure required to propel the back wheels. Genius ! My Honda mower has a flappy paddle set up on the top handle bar and all you do is push down and it propels itself forward. Being an all steel 21" deck it is a little on the heavy side if you had to push it yourself and so the hydro unit makes light work of it. All you have to do is follow and steer. I don't get exhaustion after a mowing session which is nice. I s
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  31. I have attached some reference documents that i used when I replaced the alternator. Alternator Removal YouTube URLs.docx Serpentine Belt Diagram on 2GR-FE Engine.docx
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  32. Thanks Campbeam, i did confirm that the alternator is only pully 8 volts, clearly not enough to charge the battery...much appreciate the help buddy. I'll change out the alternator and see where we go from there...hopefully all will be well.
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  33. What I suspect is happening is that you are continuing to drive. The alternator is not charging the battery and the level of charge in the battery is going down. This is why more warning lights are appearing. Eventually, you are going to be stranded with a fully discharged battery. Temporary workaround is to fully recharge both batteries and have the spare battery in the vehicle ready to swap over. Best to check the alternator connections then determine whether it is the alternator or the alternator pulley that needs to be replaced. . An auto electrician would most likely have to bench t
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  34. Ditto, check the alternator, 2008 is not the best of years for Aurion alternators and water pumps, ask me how I know :D Oh and welcome to the forum :)
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  35. I think this will be the wisest choice as your mechanic will take proper care and tailor his service to suit you compared to the dealership. You just don't know who will be working on your car and what type of work ethic they have. My biggest bug bear is that every time I'd have my company vehicle serviced at a given place, it would always come back with a mark or two here and there and you can see where the morons put the wrenches, spanners on the tops in the engine bay scratching the paint or the plastics, not to mention oil drips and drops not wiped up etc etc. Hopeless they are. One time t
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  36. Main reason for doing a service at a Toyota dealership would be if there were any recent applicable Service Bulletins. Have a read of your owners manual and service your vehicle as per severe driving conditions. This will involve regular oil and filter changes every 6 months using a quality full synthetic engine oil with an oil viscosity applicable to your engine i.e. https://www.datateck.com.au/Lube/PenriteAus/ For long term ownership, also service the transmission with changes of the automatic transmission fluid every 2-3 years. Toyota uses a long life coolant so check your o
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  37. Hi Joel and welcome to the forum. I'm a little perplexed as to why your trusted local mechanic would have you ask for advice to enable him to do his job. Isn't he aware of rudimentary servicing ? Very strange. To be honest, and I don't have a Camry as such, but there isn't really all that much that goes wrong with any modern Toyota if it is taken care of and not abused. If you drive it sensibly and keep it well serviced, it should give you trouble free motoring for decades. Fact. A good bit of advice we like to offer here, and this is very important, is NOT to follow the stupid
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  38. thanks everyone for your replys, bursons came good it was a faulty dogbone engine mount they replaced it with a new one free of charge, went for a drive and all fixed ๐Ÿ˜Š
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  39. Regular servicing is the secret to longevity. Hope the new "custodian" realises this.
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  40. No worries, feel free to PM if you want, Done a few of these now ๐Ÿ‘
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  41. NIce improv Ash. Do the threads match by any chance ? Looks like a good fit. Also noticed your engine cover is different to the 50 series in that mine doesn't have the extra badging "DUAL VVT-i" My OCD also tells me that the cover has been treated a little hastily evidenced by the grazing on the corners. I know you wouldn't have done this because you love your car, but I'll put money that it was some lackey at a garage or some rough back yarder. Why anyone would work this way baffles me. How hard is it to pop it off and place it ? Does it need to be grazed like that ? This is wh
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  42. I just gave my 2011 Kluger to my daughter with 405000 kms on it. Still going strong! (always serviced)
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  43. I revisited my previous improvisation of using a Nulon brake fluid bottle. Thread is different but you are able to thread it into the oil filler hole. I was thinking that I would have to cut a notch or 2 in the threaded section for an easier fit but it was not necessary.
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  44. Yes Ashley, I wouldn't disagree with you. I have always improvised in the past and as I get older, I guess, I've developed a love for nicer things and appreciate how good quality parts/tools are made. Being OCD (shock Horror ) and having good equipment makes the experience more pleasurable without the occasional hiccups and frustrations that can go with servicing a car. I like to work as tidy and organised as possible and limit frustration, so having the right gear certainly gives you that edge. One thing that I always dreamed of having was a car hoist. Wouldn't that be something ! Maybe some
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  45. I referred to this YouTube video 1376449075_2GRFEWaterPumpRemovalInstallationwithCopiedPhotos.doc
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  46. I am inspired by your results. Your headlights look like brand new.
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  47. Nice work Big Mike. Headlights look great. Re apply the sealant monthly. This should prevent UV attack.
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  48. Good to hear, the rear sway bar on it's own really does make a difference, I drove a 50 series recently that was completely stock.. yeah nah, full boat. New shocks also do make a difference if you're using like 5+ year old ones, upgrading to new ones with same stiffness still gives a noticeable improvement over worn ones
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  49. Not just you Ash, my boy racer loud car days are way behind me, I love the quietness of my Presara, I am into comfort, quiet, music, and sleeper power these days. Nothing better than pulling up beside some young boy racer with his head thump thump music going, tinny rumble from his exhaust as he thinks he has got you sorted and then ZOOM..leave him in the dust when the lights change..mind you only up to the speed limit..but fast up to the speed limit..LOL Keep Safe KAA
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  50. Suggest you have a detailed read of the posts in that Y Pipe thread. Reported costs are a mild ravaging of the wallet, otherwise it would not be on my reference list. More than likely I am not going to do it because I prefer the torque to be maximum at lower revs. It is just me but I prefer to have a super quiet exhaust and maintain the sleeper car effect
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