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  1. Odd, I would throw in 0.5-1L of Metho in tank say every 6 months. This will not only 'swallow' up all the water that might get accumulated in there but also give the fuel system a good clean. ps: get your fuel from another reputable station, preferably Premium 95, we're all heading towards it anyhow, might as well get used to it.
  2. A good mechanic is sometimes worth his weight in gold - almost. Well done.
  3. Great that you persevered with this, odd that Techstream can't see the ABS module. Pretty sure my m8 mechanics scanner can see the whole enchilada on my MCV20R Camry (gen4) including Airbags yada yada. Where is that module located ? Great also that Techstream works on WINX - which version TS ? Cheers 😉
  4. That's dumb, all cars should have safety as standard esp blind spot monitoring. Heads up could also be considered a safety feature really, the ventilated seats with memory are a luxury. I'll tell you what - I recently drove a Kia Cerato & all I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised just how good a car it is. Suspension is extremely well sorted - first class really, brakes were great, engine ability/smoothness & economy were good. Interior was average as it was a base model but hey - it's cheap plus that 7 year warranty. Well worth a look. Toyota is no longer alone, this from a life long Toyota fan & owner.
  5. SX V6 would be the most entertaining & smoothest but also easiest to lose your license on 😕 What extra safety features does the SL have over the SX? Would have thought exactly the same.
  6. @thisguy how do you find it ? Any concerns ? Where could Toyota improve it ? Cheers
  7. @Ppm My daily is a 2001 Camry with the same 1MZ-FE motor/transmission & although I commonly do a fair bit of fwy, it's not uncommon to be in the 9's for economy & in the 7's when 70-80% fwy. I would get the car checked out by someone you can trust, $500 sounds OK if parts included. ps: Denso Iridium are the preferred plugs for Toyotas, especially V6 which are hard to get at 😉
  8. Brand T usually revise their cars every 2 years or so with a brand spanka every 4.
  9. 11.6 -16.6L/100kms is a big variation for same conditions & driving style - was it sudden or gradual? Do you have an "engine" light lit on your dashboard ? Is it running rough or smooth? You could have a faulty component like an oxy sensor.
  10. Best advice for you - drive it. Ask for a loaner for a few hours at least, get a good feel for it as it's very different to a petrol car, especially the powerful V6 with almost instant acceleration. Really depends on your driving style & how you want to drive it. Almost impossible to accelerate anywhere quick these days without fear of losing your license so the Hybrid is great & it's an easy 5L or less/100kms with the new gen car. ps: pitty Toyota don't offer the SX with the Hybrid option, would be my pick.
  11. According to a senior Toyota service guy I know a long time, none. These new cars are more advanced & well sorted. They go in for regular service not requiring any attention out of the ordinary. Brakes are huge & last a long time, CVT is strong, engines are same. I love the V6 but would most likely get a Hybrid if in the market for one. Will be on top of my list early next year if I decide to get a new daily & am considering selling my Hachi (it just sits in the garage accumulating dust) but $$ values worry me. I'm expecting a revised Camry end of year . . . .
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    Economy is dependant on your right foot, drive it sensibly & you will achieve the claimed factory economy figures.
  13. How did you go with TS plugged in ? Got a code from ECU ?
  14. Only 32 bit WINXP or WIN7? I thought TS was WIN10 compatible now ?
  15. How much did you pay for that cable ? Let me know how that goes, wouldn't mind getting me own now that I have a laptop 😉
  16. Not sure about OBD scanners, perhaps a Bosch? I know my mate mechanic has the type able to read multiple cars, within the cars menu in the scanner you can go in & read Engine ECU, ABS, Airbag, Cruise Control - I guess all available onboard ECU's, plus states current & past DTC's, can also read live / real time data. I understand your frustration, it takes minutes to plug in & check for codes, it's not worth $109. My Toyota dealer charges about $150/hour so go figure.
  17. Best to see someone who has a scanner cos that ABS light would have thown a code after a trip sequence, the code will point you in the right direction. The wheel cable to the sensor could be faulty so when you drive & it moves the code might be tripped - just a thought.
  18. Could be electrical wiring or sensor issue. Connect OBD scanner to vehicle & see what DTC comes up.
  19. Thanks Ash, Yeah I do have the RM & have thought about the dash reposition & re-tighten but not sure what will avail from this. The centre console will be a pain cos that woodgrain trim is tight as & I don't want to risk breaking it. They're kinda hard to find 😕 I've had a panel beater adjust the door to it's best/correct position lately which has helped but still the problem exists. I will also look to modify the door trim but not sure I can even do this without a proper look at it. We'll see. Cheers,
  20. I will hopefully engineer a cure for this when it gets warmer.
  21. ZZT86


    With an average/achievable fuel consumption figure of 4.2L/100kms, it's no wonder the Camry Hybrid is so popular. The battery issue is a real pest for everyone.
  22. Check you haven't got a missing boot plug. Check boot seal isn't torn, if so you could always try some silicone to bulk it up or replace. Tighten boot by adjusting catch. Get into boot with a torch while someone sprays a jet a water around boot edge & suss out where leak is coming from.
  23. Relays, if any ? Physical connections ?