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  1. Stud pattern is 5/114.3mm. If you are concerned about fuel economy, far better to check your tyre pressures and make certain that your vehicle is well serviced. I have increased my tyre pressure from 36psi to 38psi on my Aurion which would be similar weight configuration to your Avalon.
  2. Just read this article about electronic adaptive shocks coming in 2019.
  3. I can foresee the possibility when only self-drive autonomous vehicles will be able to travel on certain prescribed roads or highways. Remaining drivers/chauffeurs will then be highly skilled or professionally qualified similar to aircraft pilots subject to regular health checks etc. Then, when we are in our rocking chairs waiting for the grim reaper [or angels] we will be moaning into our herbal teas about the good old days of when cars had steering wheels.
  4. Which Oil for Toyota Kluger 2017 - 0W20 any good

    Just came across an article about motor oils, myths and a good explanation of viscosity.
  5. Active Suspension System developed by Bose and recently sold to ClearMotion now headed for production.
  6. For myself, it is traction control and electronic stability control. Currently, I have got autonomous emergency braking [AEB] under serious consideration. Reckon that by the time I join the geriatric driver ranks, insurance companies will have AEB as a “preferred” requirement.
  7. '95 Camry external mirrors vibrating

    Without breaking the glass, press firmly in the centre of the mirrors and perhaps also on the four corners of the mirror to try and reseat the mirror into the plastic retaining clips of the housing behind the mirror. If that does not work, plan upon a visit to your local wreckers.
  8. Front End Suspension rattle

    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.
  9. I had a clunking noise in the rear of my Honda Prelude [now sold]. Spent a lot of time trying to track down this issue. Particularly checked the rear struts which I had swapped over from a parts car looking for loose retaining nuts. Gave up then months later it became very obvious; broken rear sway bar. I am guessing that the bar partially cracked and flexed enough to make a clunking noise before finally cracking all the way through.
  10. Fuel consumption

    Just read the following article on Quora about high octane fuel. Makes a lot of sense to use the high octane fuel when recommended by the car manufacturer.

    Just got email from SuperCheap Auto for Club Members 35% discount off Penrite Oils 18-20 May. Penrite LV ATF 4 litre $29.24 discount price too attractive to let go. If you are not a member, you can join in store and get the discount prices applied immediately. I did another online order for 4 with local store pick-up to ensure I did not miss out. Also applied a $9 credit from my previous purchase.
  12. What made you buy a Camry?

    Not enough detail in the article except that it was "at speed" and it happened in peak hour on the [interstate highway] I-10 in Phoenix. In this accident situation, the sedan shape with a boot section is a significant safety factor. In comparison, a hatchback would have probably crumpled up to the driver's seat.
  13. 2zzge problems

    Attached YouTube video recommends removing the ecu fuse rather than disconnecting the car battery terminals.
  14. What made you buy a Camry?

    Did I previously mention safety? Following URL reminded me of this importance.
  15. Tow bar wiring harness

    Attached my internet based search documents from when I was looking at getting a towbar for my 2006 Aurion ATX. Ended up getting another Aurion with a towbar already fitted so no direct personal experience of doing these fitting instructions. Towbar Wiring Instructions PZQ61-33132-42-52_-_PZQ61-33131-41-51FI_-_Camry-Aurion_TWH_-_Issue_4_-_A5_booklet_111597_993.pdf Aurion_Towbar_Fitting_Instructions.pdf.PdfCompressor-894150.pdf Aurion TOWBAR.doc