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  1. Hi Guys, My Allion 260 has driven only 20k Km. Recently I noticed a kata kata noise when I turn the steering to right. This only comes when the car is idle / parked. Not sure whether it is related to power steering or racks ? Only comes when I turn right. Need your support.
  2. I will provide some basics of the car before I go into a detail review, Model Code: GRS182 Trim: Royal Saloon G Engine: 3GR-FSE Transmission: 6AT Mods: • Buddy Club coilovers • Monza Japan Wheels wrapped with 235/45R18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional tyres • V*P Table • Carrozzeria tweeters • Carrozzeria secondary head unit (You cannot replace the head units in these cars as the AC controls and other car settings are built into the head unit) • 6000K low beam and 3000K fog lamps • Aftermarket exhaust until the muffler (It came from Japan with a complete aftermarket exhaust but had to fix an original muffler back in as it was deemed to be too noisy to pass the roadworthy, it also had flaps with a switch to adjust the loudness which is also illegal in Australia) • Every single interior and exterior light had been replaced with LED • Few Junction Produce goodies I recently got myself a Toyota Crown GRS182 Royal Saloon G. The 182 is powered by the 3GR-FSE which churns out 256 horses and 313NM torque, the power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6 speed automatic tranny. The GRS182 was offered in two standard trims, Royal Saloon and Athlete. The Royal Saloon is the luxury comfy trim while the Athlete is the sporty version, sort of like Premio and Allion but in this case you get different suspension tuning as well. Mine being a G trim it gets few extras which the standard Royal Saloon didnt get or was offered as optional only. The Crown has plenty of power and its always eager to get up and go, its very responsive even when you are driving on the standard mode. Switch into power mode and it becomes even more sharp and rev happy. If you launch this hard you’ll notice the traction control kicking in even with 235 thread low profile tyres, of course you can turn off the traction control if you want to do some burnouts. Handling and stability are spot on with coilovers and grippy tyres, it will go through corners without a worry. It’s also well stable and sits happily at freeway speeds, you barely feel the speed even when you are doing 100km/h. It’s a big car with a big heart but it’s still fairly economical, urban driving returns around 7.5km/l while highway driving returns around 14-15km/l, however it strictly requires 98 octane fuel. The seats are very soft and when you sit down you sink into the seats sort of like sitting on a plushy sofa, also there’s plenty of adjustments on the driver seat for the driver to get the perfect driving position. In addition the rear passengers can recline the rear seats like in Premio/Allion but in this its done electronically with the press of a button. Even on coilovers and low-profile tyres the ride doesn’t feel harsh. The car is a complete feature fest, I’ll name a few: Comfort access to unlock the car AFS headlights Dual zone fully automatic climate control system Backup camera with front and rear sensors (You can even adjust the sensitivity of the sensors) Air purifier Rear AC and head unit controls for rear passengers Fridge/Cool box Sun blinds Swinging A/C 10 speakers + centre speaker and subwoofer with an amp. Plus another pair of Carrozzeria tweeter has been added to my car. 10 airbags Front and rear electric seats (The rear seats can be tilted with the press of a button) 3 memory settings for driver seat Electronically adjustable telescopic steering wheel Cruise control Wooden trim steering wheel (optional extra). Tyre pressure monitoring Speed sensitive door locking Crown is an import to Australia so it picks up lot of attention on the road and at car parks, I have had people ask me what kind of car is it or what brand of car is it. Among the JDM community there’s a fair bit of following for the Crown and if you need any help regarding the car there are groups on FB with fellow Crown owners to sought out your problems (Haven’t had any yet though). For parts there are places who stock import car parts, of course prices aren’t cheap as parts for an Australian delivered car. Similarly, there are mechanics also who have an understanding of import cars. However, the problem with owning a JDM vehicle in Australia is that they are very popular among thieves so full insurance is a must and only a handful of companies provide insurance to JDM vehicles. In terms of second hand market and resale value JDM cars are among the top, there’s a prominent fanbase for JDM cars in Australia and they tend to hold their value well. Lately JDM cars have in fact gone up in value during the pandemic. Theres only one common problem with the 180 series Crown, that is dashboard cracks. Toyota used a very soft material for the dashboard which cracks as it ages, this problem was there on the 120 series Mark X and few other Toyota vehicles from this period as well. Only solution for this is to use a dash mat. Some pics for you all
  3. Hi, Please share your experience about automatic gearbox repairing or recondition one buying ?
  4. Hi, I have a Toyota Aqua 2013 and it has been not moved for about 2 weeks now. However now the doors are not responding to the smart key. Replaced the key batteries but still did not work. The mechanical key is not able to open the door. the power shutters are also closed. i suspect that the car battery is also down but without opening the doors i cant get that fixed. please advise on what to do
  5. Hi guys, gonna buy a new car (bad times, I know). Did extensive research on this forum all my possible options (nissan / toyota/ mazda/ hybrid/ non-hybrid etc.) Starting a new topic cause Vios was properly discussed about 10 years ago. Belta and Yaris are too expensive for me. Hoping to stay below 3mn (and those are mostly 1000 and 1300cc). Nissan Tiida is a good option, but I heard (on this forum) it doesn't do well on fuel (8 - 9 in city). That goes for all nissans (bluebird, sunny) Mazda is good (axela / 3), but I want a simple vehicle (but comfortable for long and short rides). Zeroed in on Vios. People in this forum loves it haha. Calls it the reliability king. I like the exterior and interior. Looks simple enough to me with a grand enough look and good fuel usage (10 - 12?). People say most 121s and 141s are well abused by now (and they are expensive). Can get one below 3mn but it'll be from 2003 - 2007. Some are 2007 but registered in 2010. My question is, will I have to spend all my weekends in garages buying an almost 20 year old car with 100-150km done? Or am I better off with a 2016-17 Perodua axia (same price). Obviously the Toyota will have the grand car look that I'm searching for. It feels like an upgrade from viva elite. Perodua axia does not. Can get an 2007ish Prius for the same price as well. Again, will I have to spend a fortune on its delicate issues (ABS and stuff like that) as it is a much complicated vehicle than Vios. I'm gonna be going on trips etc. a lot. Prius feels too delicate once its in a gravel road. P.S. I have to sell the viva elite as its my brothers. Keeping it is not an option.
  6. Hi guys , I'm planning to buying a vehicle, budget about 3.5M to 5M, My Knowledge on Vehicles is very much limited . I still cannot come to a conclusion with little experience. I'm ok with MPVs and SUV/Cross vehicles (With fuel economy in mind). For the MPV I have Following options : 1. Honda N-Box Custom 2. Toyota Tank/Roomy Custom GT I would like to know. 1.The reliability of each vehicle 2.The handling of comfortability , driving performance ,Brake sensitivity 3.Spare parts availability 4.Ability to resale 5.Driving safety 6.Agents and Service Places 7.When driving long distances (how its behave) 8.Since both are running on turbo will engine wear quickly(engine life time (nbox 650cc turbo vs toyota 990 cc turbo)) compared to normal engine ? 9.Specially need to know about Brake system and how vehicle behave at high speeds (over 80Kmph) like body shaking, body tilt when driving fast and taking bends ? What are possible other problems /con's I can face . Kindly mentioned your recommendations. Any other possible vehicles on this budgets? For the SUV/CrossOvers I have Following options(Euro Models hungarian made 1.4 Ltr engines) : 1.Suzuki Sx4 Cross (2018 - 2020 models) 2.Grand Vitara (2018 - 2020 models) 3.Suzuki Escudo 1.The reliability of each vehicle 2.The handling of comfortability , driving performance ,Brake sensitivity 3.Spare parts availability and How about prices ? 4.Ability to resale 5.Driving safety 6.Agents and Service Places (Maintainability) 7. When driving long distances (how its behave) 8. Engine life time 9. Fuel economy of these vehicles Any other possible vehicles on this budgets ? Let me know your valuable advices. Thanks.
  7. Hello everyone. I have a 1997 Corolla AE110 XE Saloon. I purchased an OBD2 diagnosis tool and i also had to buy a OBD1 to OBD2 converter to connect it. When i connected the OBD2 tool with the Torque app,it says that ECU not connected. Can some say why? Can i fix this? If anyone can give me more info plz drop a email or a reply (email address removed for privacy)
  8. Hello everyone! I’m planning to buy a car for about 2.4-2.8m region and I’d like your suggestions on this regard. Currently Prius Gen2 has captured my attention and what to expect from a old car like that, what are the common repairs and how much the cost would be? economy and comfortability is my main concerns at the moment. TIA
  9. Dear Expert, I am driving Toyota Starlet EP 91 around 2.5 years . Clock says running millage 170K +. From few weeks I face gear shifting difficulty. This is very prominent when starting the car, gear is very tight to move, even when Clutch paddle fully . Then gradually it become normal. Some times even when driving shifting gear to 1st is tough. feel gear leaver hit something inside. ( this problem arise more than 6 months) For info, my clutch is in far more bottom end of the paddle ( clutch releasing point) , my friend says driving my car is difficult due to this. but im used to it not face big difficult to drive. Paddle has lot of free movement. What is the reason for this ? What are the things need to do for rectify this ? What are the good practices overcome this kind of issue ? - Is there any good, reliable garage in Kandy to do this repair. ( specially around Katugastota). Pls share your views Thank you regards Amila
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    Toyota BJ 40

    Hi, I am looking at buying a landcruiser bj40 for my personal use. I saw this one at a cushion house and liked it very much.
  11. Dear All My Corolla 141 Front Windscreen was cracked due to a small accident. There is a hairline crack for around 1m length. I am looking for a place to replace it. I found from the forums about Samarasinghe Windscreen house. I don't have experience with it so can you guys give me your past experiences about that shop. Also I don't know what to look when replacing a front windscreen in the replacing one. I have heard about tinted and non tinted glass. Also about Original glass and copies. Also I have heard 3 layers glass which I don't have any idea. Can you please provide some technical info about Front windscreens. What should be the best glass to be selected Thanks
  12. hi, I want to know about the toyota rav 4 2007/8. what are the common issues? maintenance? also the second hand market?
  13. Dear All Have a nice day I need to buy a ODB scanner for my Toyota Vitz SCP90 YOM2009 I supposed to buy it from Alibaba Please advice recommended device and free software Generally what are the limitations ODB have that we can buy from Alibaba at cheap price around 10-15USD It could be grate if you can provide alibaba link too that you already used Please advice
  14. Hi All, I have toyota vitz KSP 90, 1000cc , 2007 vehicle. Is it a normal condition that the engine has slight vibration when idle? (my vehicle has this vibration when gear D or R positions and some time in P position also). I checked with toyota lanka and they clean spark plugs,fuel injectors,EGR and tune up the engine. and they also said it is normal for 3 cylinder engines like vitz. is it correct ? or do i need to worry more on this. I already spent lot of money to fix this. Please help. Thank you in advance.. BR, Thusira.
  15. Hello all, I am planning to buy a Toyota car for personel use. I do consider few things 1. Current value which suitable for my budget 2. After value of the car 3. I use car daily around 40km drive in colombo city limits 4. Maintaince cost, i know its bit less in Toyota, correct me if im wrong In this budget i saw few options in recondition hybrid sedans (2012-2014) and hatchbacks with non hybrid sedans which year 2002-2010. Appriciate ur ideas about options i may have..and what is most suitable.. Thanks for your valuable time friends
  16. Can someone give me a good comparison of these cars? (Engines , which transmission is better , fuel economy , reliability , interior space etc....) I'm not sure if they're in the same league but I like both of them. I couldn't find any thread about 206..
  17. Hi Guys, I brought Toyota Premio 2015 last month with millage around 56k and now it has done about 60k...I think I came up with Premio's common issue the A/C compressor problem when I start the car, the auto ac light was turned into on without starting a/c and after a couple of seconds it's going to be off or a/c is going to starts at temperature level 25c, but sometimes its starts from the same setting that last time I drove. but most of the time it's going to be off when I start the car after that auto a/c light was on for a couple of seconds.. also the A/C is not functioning with blowing out hot air. Do I need to replace the a/c compressor or what can be the issue?
  18. Merry christmas everyone . Need some advice, Planning to go for a used mid sized car. Trying to choose between camry, accord and mark x. Fuel economy is not a major concern. Looking for a reliable, comfortable car with decent driving experience. Budget is 4-5 mil. Anyone with experience using above vehicles? Any known technical issues?
  19. Hi guys,So recently i did an engine tune up.Also Changed the spark plugs using toyota orginals.But now the engine has an excessive vibration at idle.It can be felt from steering wheel to seats.Car idles at around 600rpm.But if i press the break peddle very hard or when the a/c kicks in there is no vibration.no vibration at 800rpm.it doesn’t matter if i put the gear to N vibration is still there.Other than that no running issue drives smoothly.Before the tuneup there was no vibration.
  20. Hi I am considering buying a second-hand Aqua 2012/ Yaris 2007 / Corolla 141 OR Honda fit GP1 as my second car.I 'd appreciate if any expert could tell me pros and cons of each and what would be the best and any alternatives to the above 4.(budget is around LKR 3 mln). I intend to use the vehicle mostly in the weekend.During the weekdays it will normally be in the garage.Occasionally I intend to use it for long trips. I am also concerned about the failures of hybrid batteries,the maintenance costs and the fuel efficiency. thanks!
  21. I use Toyota Vios 2003 model. It shakes slightly when accelerating between 20kmph - 40kmph. Also I found same shaking issue around 2000RPM in N and P gears. But mechanics says these are two different issues. But I feel these two are same issue. So far I did followings after consulting few mechanics. 1. Change the wheel set of another car 2. Change both axles (Mechanic desided to do this since both CVs are bad and suspect there is a bent in axles) 3. Change front hubs with caliper kit and disks (recon complete set ) 4. Finally change the gear box 5. Engine tuneup done recently (Air filter and plugs changed). 6. Mechanics checked engine mounts, timing chain and ignition coils as well. All are in good condition. But still having this issue. When I ride around 2100 RPM from the start, issue is not there. The issue starts from 20kmph when I ride around 1500rpm until 40 kmph. Can you advice me on this?
  22. Lets talk about Where you did the cell change, How long did the repair last and if its worth doing the cell change in the first place. Thanks guys! Cheers
  23. New Toyota Harrier 4th Generation to be unveil during June 2020 Dear All, Brief below will provide a quick snapshot of features & specifications of all new Toyota Harrier 2021 model. Appreciate your comments. The 4th generation XU80 Toyota Harrier is set to premiere in June this year in Japan. New model will come along with advanced styling & feature updates that make the vehicle even more unique & sportier than before, leading the path towards a new Urban SUV genre. Main Features: 1.Exterior The new Harrier XU80 has a front view that emphasizes its sharp and fearless styling through the continuity of lines flowing from the front upper grill through to the headlamps. The signature lamps emphasize the individuality and technical advancement of the new Harrier, enabling it to be easily distinguished from a distance. Projector LED Head lamps with L shape DRLs Despite a simple structure, the side view offers a dynamically changing body cross section that creates a rich expressiveness while giving a powerful sense of movement. The combination of a narrowed coupe cabin with sports car-like wheel housings extending from both sides of the body gives a generous ruggedness to the rear view. The light from a thin, sharp line of tail lamps and stop lamps gives it an overwhelming sense of presence. LED High mount Stop Lamp ( Long Type ) A total of seven muted colors will be available, including Precious Black Pearl <219>, Slate Gray Metallic <1K9>, White Pearl Crystal Shine <070>, Black <202>, Sensual Red Mica <3T3>, Steel Blonde Metallic <4X1>, Dark Blue Mica <8X8> 19 Inch multi spoke alloys with 225/55R19 Tires 2.Interior The center console presents a wide and imposing impression of a horse's saddle. It combines with an instrument panel set within the edges of the saddle to present a generous ruggedness with an emphasis on individuality. Extending out from the instrument panel to the door trims on either side, the rich and full dashboard presents a generous breadth, wrapping around the occupants to give a sense of security and comfort. The interior employs tactile synthetic leather to create the image of a natural-looking silhouette wrapped in thick leather, and bentwood-inspired*3 wood tones and piping throughout, presenting a casual air of quality. TFT - Wide Touch center display along with Electrostatic heater control panel A panorama roof, used for the first time by Toyota, is equipped with electric shades and electro-chromatic windows. Dimming the windows fosters a feeling of quality as soft light penetrates the cabin. The interior employs low-contrast browns, grays, and blacks. This calming atmosphere gives the interior space a feeling that is both chic and mature 3.Platform The new Harrier uses the TNGA (GA-K) platform for its basic structure. This creates a highly rigid body with a low center of gravity in pursuit of both ride comfort and vehicle driving performance with a focus on driver sensitivity. The TNGA platform brings with it the latest all-new Dynamic Force Engine and Direct Shift-CVT. Together with the continually evolving Toyota Hybrid System (THS II), the vehicle achieves a direct driving experience and superior fuel performance. With hybrid specifications also including 2WD models, the new Harrier offers more options than ever. 2.5L Hybrid engine (THS II) : A25A-FXS with two variants; Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive (E-Four) 2.0L Gasoline engine : M20A-FKS with two variants ; Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive The suspension system benefits from MacPherson struts at the front and a double wishbone setup at the rear. The front and rear suspension geometry has also been optimized to produce a well balanced rigid body. Through thorough tuning and testing, Toyota has pursued a ride that is both solid and graceful. To improve steering convergence in the new Harrier, from the first moment driving off and then on the highways, shock absorbers that ensure smooth pedal stroke even in very low speed ranges are used. This enables the driver to feel the tires gripping the road. 4. Advanced Features The new Harrier comes with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS ) Package which includes; Pre Collision Safety (PCS) : Detects pedestrians during the day and at night, as well as cyclists during the day. Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) : Supports High Way cruising Radar Cruise Control (RCC) : Includes advanced vehicle speed detection function to support dynamic cruise control Adaptive High Beam (AHB) & Adaptive High Beam System (AHS) : Support night time visibility Road Sign Assist (RSA) : Support road sign detection to limit speed etc. Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Parking Support Brakes (Stationary Objects) : Helps reduce and/or mitigate damage from collisions during low-speed driving in parking lots, etc. Blind Sport Monitor (BSM) : Detects approaching vehicles which are in the blind sports Rear Cross Traffic Auto Break : When moving backward from the parking lot, it detects vehicles approaching from the left and right rear of the vehicle Active Cornering Assist (ACA) is employed for braking control to prevent under steering at corners. The Digital Inner Mirror, used for the first time by Toyota, enables recording of images to the front and rear of the vehicle while driving. Coupled with an electric power steering system that responds quickly to steering wheel movement and provides light steering, this creates a feeling of comfort in the vehicle's responsiveness. The hybrid model features a 100-volt (alternating current) / 1,500-watt accessory power outlet. This not only allows the use of electrical products using the same electrical outlets found in the home, but also enables the vehicle to be used as a power generator during blackouts and other times of emergency. Dedicated Communication Module (DCM), Display & Audio system comes as standard with few varients 8 Inch Display, Audio HIFi with 6 speaker system OR T-Connect SD navigation system with 12.3-inch TFT wide touch-display screen, with Smart Device Link (SDL) and other smartphone connectivity. The JBL premium sound system (9 speakers) creates an advanced and realistic acoustic space. Apply Car Play / Android Auto compatibility Smart Phone Connectivity enable to Start the vehicle engine & Air Conditioner via MyToyota Smart Phone Application. 5. Available Packages 6.Technical Specifications For those who are interested in previous generations of Harrier models please refer post below. http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/20707-toyota-harrier-3rd-generation-xu60/?tab=comments#comment-317851
  24. Hi everyone, I feel a jerk when pressing the accelerator at low speeds in my axio 2008. This often happens when car is traveling at about 10 - 30 kmph and when i take the foot out of the accelerator and then start again to accelerate. Just when i start to accelerate car jumps a little. I also found a same thread with this problem here. http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/13402-toyota-axio-jerkingvibration-problem/ This is kind of exactly my problem too. But unfortunately i couldn't find an answer there. I took it to two mechanics and they couldn't say anything exactly and they suggests things like engine tune-up. Is there anyone who faced the same problem ? what could this be ?
  25. Hey , I would like to hear the expert opinions around buying an AQUA 2012 which have done more than 90000 Km. Have seen certain advertisements around 30 LAKHS and want to make sure will it be worth to give a try.....
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