Japanese market only 'WESLEY'

Japanese market only 'WESLEY'

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TommoAE86

2,234 posts

92 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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Depends, sometimes imports fall into the "old" groups, my 3.5L Crown is only £285/12 months, 06 plate

cheddar

4,635 posts

139 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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rene7 said:
Cheddar
I've taken another photo - Is this the yellow stripe of the upgraded pipe?
Is the upgraded pipe with the stripe safe ?
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Rene
That's the one and, yes, that's the yellow marking. It's a Toyota recall pipe, I believe the originals were all rubber rather than part rubber part metal.

Is it safe? I'd call it 'safer' but there's reports of the clamps failing and the hose coming adrift resulting in oil blowing out at high pressure. Toyota wouldn't make an all metal line if this one was fail safe.

I've got the same one fitted, my local genius garage guy said he could change it for £££ but suggested I check it regularly and watch the dashboard for a low oil pressure warning - which was nice smile

rene7

Original Poster:

368 posts

48 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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Cheddar
Thanks for letting me know that yours has that yellpw stripe pipe fitted too, that's a relief, at least I know where I'm at now with this - I have a mate who owns a small garage, when I see him I'll mention the pipe and get him to do it when he's quiet - he has a ramp which makes this job easier, he does good reliable work for a fair rate. It's the wifes car so she can pay for itsmile I'm not as agile as I was, and this looks like a bit of a barsteward of a job, I'll get a new all steel pipe and gaskets etc, ready for him to do it - then pipe hopefully sorted. Where about's in UK are you?
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Monkey business
UK tax is £270/year for the car as mentioned all imports cost this to tax I believesmile
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cheddar

4,635 posts

139 months

Saturday 5th December 2020
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rene7 said:
Where about's in UK are you?
New Zealand smile

rene7

Original Poster:

368 posts

48 months

Monday 7th December 2020
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Cheddar
'New Zealand' Oh Well, somewhere I've never been, always wanted to ski on south island though, distance, different seasons and work mean't I never made it. My boss moved to Queenstown when he retired, always envied him but never joined him there despite all the good things he said about the place!
With a 'Handle' like Cheddar I thought you may have been more local to mesmile
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Thanks for all your help on this thread
Rene

rene7

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368 posts

48 months

Friday 11th December 2020
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Wife managed to get a handbook for Wesley in ENGLISH - she's full of surprisessmile
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Pretty good compared to some handbooks we've ownedthumbup

TommoAE86

2,234 posts

92 months

Friday 11th December 2020
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Nice work!! Can she find me a Crown one? wink

rene7

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368 posts

48 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Tommo AE86
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Nope she showed me the site she used - there's plenty of other Toyota's there - But no Crown - did it [your car] have another name in Japan?
It's as if the crown doesn't exist?? - or maybe it's an old git's car that always gets garage servicedsmile - [ONLY joking} thumbup
I also downloaded a 1000 page PDF manual for the 2GR-FE engine FOCsmile I can post the link if interestedsmile
Rene

TommoAE86

2,234 posts

92 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Ah no worries, I have the Japanese one which is more of a tome, especially when paired with the infotainment system. laugh

rene7

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368 posts

48 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Hey Guys - Well it's been a long cold/wet Covid winter and Wesleys not done a lot, now with the Sun starting to appear he's had a few local runs out, most things are fine - one irritation is that we are unable to re-set the clock to the correct time [and date] - I've done what it says in handbook but this has no effect whatsoever other than re-setting the clock to 00.00?? - Any Ideas how to set the Clock to actual time?? If not I'll have to wait till 00.00 on the day when I set itsmile
No Ideas how to get the date to change either - it resets to the factory default date, but there's no way to change this date - any suggestions??
Here's the Incorrect Handbook instructions smile
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TA Rene

xmyph

1,571 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Just set the time & date on mine following this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5hHAQgLdcU

When he's pressing a button that you can't see it will be the Disp button on the steering wheel. You can also use the Disp button in the instrument cluster - makes no difference. The date was confusing to start with as it's Y-M-D in that order. Hope that helps.

rene7

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368 posts

48 months

Thursday 4th March
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xmyph
Thanks for the link - That's exactly how I'd expect to reset the clock - But on our car the 'disp' button does'nt allow me to alter anything? - all the 'disp' does is go through the clock/date menu's, I'm guessing another button must enable the alter the time function etc. however I've tried all other buttons and presssing the 'disp' button in various ways but none have any effect? I'm baffled??
Rene

xmyph

1,571 posts

136 months

Thursday 4th March
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I wonder if you need to go into the car's settings (OBD?) & enable an option in there to allow changes to the time/date. FWIW My car sounded a warning when I drove over 110 km/h. The dealer went into the settings and disabled that option for me. They can also disable the continuous beeping you get when in reverse.