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I found a Toyota Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) #EG009-03 which talks about this very problem with the VVTi engines. The bulletin gives the following steps to diagnosing/fixing the issue: Inspect the condition of the valve cover oil baffle as per TSB EG007–02. If camshaft or camshaft position sensor damage resulting from a bent baffle is ...


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It certainly looks cracked. You could try spraying some EGR cleaner at the crack while the engine is idling. If the EGR cleaner gets sucked in through the cracked pipe, the revs of the engine will change, which will confirm you have an air leak.


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Using your scan tool watch fuel trims at idle, then while still stopped @ 3000 rpm. Fuel trims going to normal (anything below LTFT 10%) when revving point towards a vacuum leak or faulty MAF. To check the AFR sensor pull a vacuum line with the engine running and it should go high lean. Then introduce fuel and it should go high rich. Toyota/Denso sensors ...


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The classic way to test this is to use the ammeter as you already have. Connect ammeter and get a base reading. Disconnect ammeter. Go to the fuse box and remove a fuse take a reading with the ammeter again to see if there was a drop repeat 2-4 until you find what is drawing the power The radio staying on is a red flag for me. Is this the stock radio ...


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I've seen where mis-adjusted trunk light switches cause the light to stay on with the trunk closed and then the battery drains. If you have fold-down rear seats this is easy to check. Otherwise you may need to enlist a small fearless helper or a video camera. Or just remove the bulb and see if the problem goes away.


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Checking the Key Off amperage draw is the standard test for this symptom. An ammeter that is very accurate in the Milliamp range is needed. Low quality meters are readily available and can quickly lead one to a false conclusion. The test: Remove ignition key, wrap in aluminum foil if Smart Key, Wait at least five minutes, newer smarter cars will need ...


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The car does not have ABS, air-bag, only some have head rest and seatbelt. So, is there a way to workaround these limitations since they make the car not very safe? The easiest thing to do is not buy the car in the first place if you are worried about these items. There are a few aftermarket options for ABS, but most of those do not work very well. ...


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The EPA (US - Environmental Protection Agency) lists the mileage for this car at 27 MPG City, and 37 MPG highway. That's roughly 11.47 Km/l city and 15.73 Km/l highway. Granted, these ratings are under absolutely perfect conditions so they are a fantasy when it comes to real world combined mileage. So let's call it a combined of roughly 26 MPG which is 11.05 ...


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Disconnecting the Battery One thing they could try is disconnecting the battery, starting the ignition to remove any current from within the system, reconnecting the battery and testing for the issue again to see if that has resolved the issue. Resetting the Immobiliser Otherwise you'll want to tell your friend to look at the cars user manual in order to ...


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Those compression readings are too unbalanced and 3 of 4 are too low, even for a worn engine. Your only options are returning the vehicle or getting the seller to pay for a full rebuild. If they will not do either, get a lawyer.


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According to the tire size calculator rpmerf linked to, the corolla setup will be about 2.4% smaller. What this mean? Your speedo will read 2.4% faster than it would on your stock tire. For exemple if the speedo read 100km/h you will be going 97.6km/h in reality. Will it fit Most likly yes it will fit. Since your car could come with tires up to 235mm ...



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