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07-14-19, 05:54 PM
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Posted By ukrkoz

I'll quote myself; Toyota is aware of this...

I'll quote myself;

Toyota is aware of this and added 2nd set of injectors into the intake manifold. With exactly that purpose - to keep intake valves clean. But they engage only at very high RPMs....
07-14-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By ukrkoz

Well, if you were really curious, you could find...

Well, if you were really curious, you could find techstream and log into vehicle memory. Just to poke around those data.
Many things happen during delivery. Buddy worked as paint guy for local...
07-14-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By ukrkoz

What's wrong with 32? Why did you decide it is...

What's wrong with 32? Why did you decide it is low? Also, why did you decide that higher pressure, what = stiffer tire - will help you with potholes? All you accomplishing is transferring more impact...
07-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By ukrkoz

Yes. Torque app will give you plethora of info,...

Yes. Torque app will give you plethora of info, the bigger the phone - the better. Then you can cram as many data displays on to it, as possible.

I used 2 VLMs on 2 hybrids. they worked fine but -...
07-12-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By ukrkoz

Nope. Won't do squat to clean valves. reason...

Nope. Won't do squat to clean valves.
reason being, in GDI engine, as you have it, petrol is injected directly into the combustion chamber. In conventional engine, petrol is injected into the intake...
07-11-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By ukrkoz

Carbon build up? But Toyota made it build up...

Carbon build up? But Toyota made it build up proof, right?
I'm just being sarcastic. gulshan has good point. It's called walnut shell blasting. I think, it's somewhere around $600 or so. They remove...
07-09-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By ukrkoz

Brake pads do not make grinding noise, unless...

Brake pads do not make grinding noise, unless they are worn out. Caliper piston is not touching rotor surface to produce grinding noise, unless pad is worn out. So you need to check pads first. If...
07-08-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By ukrkoz

As a rule of thumb, anyhow, for hybrids, you want...

As a rule of thumb, anyhow, for hybrids, you want low rolling resistance tires. As far as you are concerned with MPg, of course.
07-08-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By ukrkoz

From what I know, Japanese vehicles are per...

From what I know, Japanese vehicles are per default limited to 105 or 110 mph speed. Not sure which one, but pretty sure that's the case. You have to hack the system to go faster.

There you go:
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07-05-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By ukrkoz

Nope. OEM Lexus shock for rear is $55.87 free...

Nope. OEM Lexus shock for rear is $55.87 free shipping. So you looking at say $120 for both. Shocks are easy access and job. About an hour for both slow pace. That's say another 110-120. Grand total...
07-03-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By ukrkoz

yeah, this is what you do Turn off the engine. ...

yeah, this is what you do
Turn off the engine.
Flip light stalk from Auto to Off then back to Auto.
Done.
07-02-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By ukrkoz

I do not like ceramic pads on Toyota rotors. They...

I do not like ceramic pads on Toyota rotors. They work great but tend to make rubbing noise at halt. I am semi met guy. yeah, some dust, but they are cost efficient, quiet and do great braking. Semi...
07-02-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By ukrkoz

The lower slide pin was bound. That also...

The lower slide pin was bound.

That also explains, why pad appears to be worn out at the angle.
Your brakes hardware is RUSTED. Hope you replaced - and generously lubricated - all of it.
For pad...
07-02-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By ukrkoz

Hey, if I were you, I'd have located every fuse...

Hey, if I were you, I'd have located every fuse in the fuse box that has words like "ECU", "ECM", "control module" and pull those fuses out for about 20-30 min. You have several ECUs. Maybe that...
07-02-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By ukrkoz

No. You can NOT drive a vehicle with dead ECU as...

No. You can NOT drive a vehicle with dead ECU as it's the "brain" of power train.
Toyota warns that after say battery replacement, an array of warning signs may be displayed in the dash. Toyota...
07-02-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By ukrkoz

And European market vehicles are made different...

And European market vehicles are made different from Russian market ones and different from US market ones.
Dealer and look underneath. Best bet.
07-01-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By ukrkoz

Never forget that Mazda does not release parts to...

Never forget that Mazda does not release parts to aftermarket. So if you keep cars for long time - past warranty - you are destined to go pay grossly at Mazda dealer for every little piece that...
07-01-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By ukrkoz

No. That means you go back to dealer and look...

No. That means you go back to dealer and look under several of hybrid NXs of your age. BEFORE you raise riot. Hybrids have different power train layout and you may end up making fool out of yourself....
06-29-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By ukrkoz

Just to add something. 12V in hybrids is a non...

Just to add something. 12V in hybrids is a non cranking battery. All you need is proper 12V supply for all the computers and relays to kick in ICE with hybrid battery. If they habitually floored...
06-29-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By ukrkoz

Did they jump off 12V in the trunk or the way it...

Did they jump off 12V in the trunk or the way it should, off + bus in the fuse box and any good engine ground?
06-27-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By ukrkoz

That or you can remove spark plugs and pour it...

That or you can remove spark plugs and pour it into combustion chambers and let it sit there overnight. It de carbonates piston rings.
Yes, indeed, starting that engine is quite a show. Starts a bit...
06-27-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By ukrkoz

I had this done lost track how many times. I...

I had this done lost track how many times. I normally Seafoam oil about 500 miles before oil change. I have been doing this since hmmm... 2004 or so? On ALL of our cars, and many it was ever since....
06-27-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 66,428
Posted By ukrkoz

Just don't forget one very important thing. ...

Just don't forget one very important thing.
When you DIY maintenance, you MUST have receipts to prove that it was done and done with generally acceptable materials. Or, they may question warranty.
06-24-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,018
Posted By ukrkoz

Using fuse box bus is PROPER procedure to jump...

Using fuse box bus is PROPER procedure to jump start that vehicle. Hybrids are not jumped off 12V in the trunk. So they didn't do wrong there.
I have a stupid question. Can some smart kid with...
06-23-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,018
Posted By ukrkoz

Are you still under warranty or not? That is the...

Are you still under warranty or not? That is the only question that needs to be answered.
If you were out of warranty - well, you are out of luck.
Besides, it all sounds like a simple system...
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