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  1. AurionX2

    2007 Aurion tranmission oil change

    Peter, it's the one to the left in the photo, that goes straight into the radiator in a 90 degrees angle. Remove it and place it into an empty bottle / can, I prefer a measuring jug.
  2. AurionX2

    2007 Aurion tranmission oil change

    Sorry mate, don't happen to know first hand any good transmission shop in or around Melbourne. But I've read and heard Knox Automatics are pretty good.
  3. AurionX2

    2007 Aurion tranmission oil change

    Been discussed quite a bit here and on toyotanation, the quasi-unanimous opinion is: don't do the forced flush with the flush machine, however replacing the fluid using the cooler return line (1l out. 1l in) should and does work well if done right. $250 for a flush using the return lines sounds more than reasonable if the whole procedure, including the fluid level check at the right temperature, is followed without any shortcuts. Ask them how they'll do it first, whether it's drain/refill or flush and how they do it.
  4. What happened before the lights came on?
  5. AurionX2

    Transmission U660e

    Right, so you did a drain & refill, not a full flush? You may have miscalculated the ATF amount when topping up. If you want to further dig into the issue google "U660E Automatic Transaxle pdf", you may be able to find the file available for download. Makes for a very interesting reading, including how to run various test on the gearbox. But regardless, I'd suggest you go to a reputable transmission workshop and see what they say. Good luck, hopefully you'll have it fixed without breaking the bank.
  6. AurionX2

    Transmission U660e

    Sorry to hear about your tranny grief. Few question: 1. Did the problem start before or after changing the ATF? 2. How did you change the ATF and how did you check the fluid level back then? 3. What's the fluid level like now? No point in going to Toyota for the gearbox, they'll take it to a transmission specialist anyway, better go directly to a specialist yourself. Heard from several sources Knox Automatics in Rowville are pretty good. If I were you I'd review the ATF change and check the level first, but only if you're comfortable with the steps and know what you're doing.
  7. AurionX2

    Rear suspension leaking?

    Ask them why would they have to change the springs. I'll be changing my rear struts hopefully this weekend, bought the pair of KYB 339112 and 339113 for 224aud few months ago off eBay, plus 240 labour at UltraTune. Ask around for other quotes, you don't really need to go to a suspension specialist for struts replacement.
  8. So uniquely tuned many of them exhibit the "pull to the left" feature? :) I understand there might have been a lot of work locally on/for the Aurion, just nobody seems to tell me exactly *what* and *where*. Everything I've read so far about it is terribly vague and doesn't seem to even scratch the surface.
  9. I read that, however I still don't understand exactly what parts of what's been named Aurion were designed in Australia. Whichever way I look at it, the Aurion is still a Camry which is why I'm asking. Did a bit of reading myself but couldn't find much information on it. There's the front grille, the headlights, taillights, here and there some touches, is that it?
  10. It's still unclear to me what is exactly Australian in the Aurion. Apart from some more or less subtle body differences to the XV40 Camry and comparing it with the US Camry V6 version and the V6 versions sold in various parts of Asia, I don't know where to look further. Moved the steering wheel from left to right? That's not redesign. Or perhaps the ongoing audio entertainment coming from the centre console rattles due to the 3 layers of plastic, all of different textures, used? :) Not trying to start a flame, just asking.
  11. AurionX2

    Aurion calipers query

    Just walk into Repco, SCA and/or Autobarn on the weekend, give them the model & year and see what they suggest. That's what I did when I had to replace my front pads, Bendix gives 2 codes for the front - 1474 and 2243 - and Repco guy suggested 2243, which is what I then bought and turned out to be the right ones. It pays to ask in store, they're usually pretty good with giving you the right part code.
  12. AurionX2

    Spark plug prices?

    The ones shipped out of China are most likely cheap knock offs, not sure about the other ones. For Aurion I think you'd be looking at Denso FK20HR11or NGK DILFR6D11, both capable of doing 100.000km+. Considering how much of a pita are the 3 ones at the back to replace, I'd rather go for quality plugs and change them less often :) I'm watching these ones:|parentrq%3A0ef279c71650a9cb8330cf0bffff6c62|iid%3A1|parentrq%3A0ef279c71650a9cb8330cf0bffff6c62|iid%3A1 - although when adding the shipping costs they're more expensive than the NGKs I bought in store from Repco for I think around 75AUD on sale.
  13. AurionX2

    How long will my Aurion last?

    One GSV40R approaching 150k and one GSV50R with ~52k on the clock in the family. Serviced properly they'll likely last a long time. I don't know what your car is like service-wise, but if I were you and the car is faultless I'd service and run it 'til it dies. Depreciation at that odo means nothing. Unless, of course, you want to fork out for a newer car. GSV50R is nice, better handling and interior, but I find the driving position in GSV40R better. Bottom line, take care of it and enjoy it, and it'll take care of you :) L.E. After reading your post again I think you should book your car in for another transmission fluid change. I wouldn't leave the juice in there for more than 40-50k. Get 3 4l drums of Penrite on sale and flush it. If you haven't changed the oil strainer at the 140k service, do this too.
  14. AurionX2

    How to remove an Aurion bonnet.

    Agreed, the ones I got on my 2008 are rubbish, made in North Korea and bought from Repco. On the bright side I only have to push the bonnet up about twice a month and only for checking the fluids :)
  15. AurionX2

    Aurion 2014 ATX50

    My 2008 Touring water pump went after the 120k service. After the pressure test during the service it started dripping coolant for about 2.000kms, then one afternoon on my way back home it suddenly decided to leave us for a better world. I haven't heard of many dying water pumps on the 2012 onwards Aurions though.