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  1. ZRE172R Corolla Sedan

    Corolla sedans sold here changed to 5x100 for the ZRE172 when they shifted production to Thailand - the Auris-based hatch built in Japan stayed at 5x114.3. The Prius also had 5x100 wheels and it was on the same chassis platform as the ZRE172.
  2. Comparing it to the Camry sold in SE Asia you won't find much difference, because that WAS the Aurion - the "prestige" Camry as it was known and the Aurion were developed at the same time by the same people here in Australia, just the SE-Asian market also got a 4-cylinder version. Remember too that outward appearances only tell half the story. The previous model Camry (the XV3x series) looked very similar to the US model but underneath almost everything had been changed/re-designed for local production.
  3. The Aurion wasn't so much overdue as the Avalon was horribly outdated. Remember that what we got here as a 2000-2005 model was actually a 1994-1999 US model (based on the XV10 Camry chassis too), so it was out-of-date the minute it went on sale here alongside the XV20 and XV36.
  4. Yes, a lot of modern Toyotas have a re-usable filter housing and you only replace the element inside.
  5. The ZRE182 is basically the same chassis as the ZRE152 so I wouldn't be surprised if the current Corolla ZR seats would bolt in, no idea as far as electrics (power adjustment, airbags etc) would go. Wife has a ZRE182 Ascent Sport if you need mounting measurements
  6. RAV4 2016 2.5 AWD Engine Oil

    Remember that the US as a whole sees much colder temperatures than Australia does - the entire northern half of the country gets winter lows that could freeze the balls off a brass monkey.
  7. The Celica TSB was only for 2000-2002 (TSB EG010-03) which was to replace the earlier defective lift bolt design (that was shorter and had no taper), what you've got there are the second and third versions (2nd gold, 3rd silver). All Corollas should have at least the second version so aren't as prone to failure as the early Celica ones were (same goes for oil pumps), which is why they probably never released a TSB for the 03-05 Corolla 2ZZ. Toyota kept the same part number for the bolt and just updated the design.
  8. HELP PLEASE

    I believe so, the non-VVTi 2UZ was used on the 100 series.
  9. Items to look for!

    XV20s are big enough that you can climb in to the boot with a torch and have someone hose over the outside of the car too if you want to check for leaks. I'd be looking at the boot seal, around the taillights, and also checking the cabin overpressure vent, along with making sure the drain plugs for the spare wheel well and the side wells are fitted properly
  10. Help - AE72

    There were 3 AE8x shapes sold here (sedan, hatch, liftback) and all used the same headlights as each other. Series 1 lights are ever so slightly shorter than Series 2/3 (you can tell the difference by the side markers, S2/S3 are much longer) but they are essentially all the same. I think AE82 FXGT lights might be shorter, but they are all imports and very rare (you'd have better luck looking in Japan or NZ). Whereabouts did you get the information about AE82 lights fitting from?
  11. 1971 Toyota Stout HELP

    Wheels will almost certainly need to be light truck-style, a quick Google search seems to indicate that the 4x4 version of the Iveco Daily models have a 6x170 PCD w/ a 130mm centrebore, not sure if that'd be any easier to find or not. http://www.offroadkonection.com.au/17x8.5IvecoDailyWheel-Black6/170WalkerEvans7278567060GB
  12. 30psi is fine then, note that is cold pressure though so if you've driven to the servo it'll be a few psi higher.
  13. If they are the stock wheels then put in whatever the pressure says on the tyre placard. 30psi is definitely not low for a high-profile factory tyre (Avalons run what, 205/65-R15?)
  14. 2016 Camry Fuel Tank Capacity

    You'll never fully empty a tank in real-world driving, the pump will starve and cut the engine out whilst there is still a few litres sloshing around in the bottom of the tank. When you fill up at a servo, the bowser pump cuts out when it senses pressure returning up the vent line, which is caused by the tank reaching it's presribed fill volume and compressing the air left in the top of the tank. There should always be a small volume of air left in the top of the tank (this is called ullage). If you try and top-off the tank at the bowser by continually pulling the handle after the first few clicks (depending on how fast you are filling the sloshing fuel can sometimes cut-off the bowser too soon), or in your case going home and gravity-filling with a jerry can, you are forcing extra fluid in to this ullage space which can then cause dramas such as liquid petrol being forced up the vapour recovery system and saturating the charcoal canister (bad)
  15. 2002 toyota avalon fog light installation help!!

    In my experience Toyota Australia didn't tend to pre-wire for options that weren't fitted to that particular car, unlike a lot of overseas markets.