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  • 'Dan'
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    Took car for a spin today after finishing service, with the window down and some rev's on board, dare I say it actually sounds good lol

    Window up it's still nice and quiet, just throatier.

    Front diff was a nightmare, Kaon tool simply rounded the centre out of the drain plug. Used my vac tool I use for brakes to drain through the filler hole and refill. Will worry about it in another 40ks when it's due again and I can be bothered either cold chisel or weld something on or maybe just drop at toyota and let them enjoy lol

    Brakes were odd too, I couldn't use my power bleeder, just wasn't pulling anything through, I think this is due to the Toyota design though. Used the ABS pump to push fluid through instead, but that ended up flattening the battery lol (ignition on, press pedal down and pump will fire and push fluid).

    Done now.
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  • 'Dan'
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    Finished removing the intake chamber, didn't realise it fed the fuel reg so had to grab a nipple from the spares box and some suitable hose.

    Bunnings caps filled the holes, cut one down to fit nicer.

    Definitely more induction noise in the carport lol

    See how it goes on the road.

    Enjoying the tune more too.

    Will upload some pics when I'm on the PC as the forum has stupid size limits and I CBF resizing etc on mobile.

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  • 'Dan'
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    I'll post some detailed feedback when I've done more than 20ks in the car and also tested the 98 tune as well (on the 95 tune currently). Working from home means I'm not driving anywhere, I will be heading in to town tomorrow though.

    I can say that when I drove up my driveway I was quite surprised. At 30km/h the instant fuel readout normally shows about 53-55L per hundred (steep driveway). This time it showed high 40s and was doing it easier.

    The improved lockup behaviour is noticeable also, car holding 4th at 60 or 5th at 80-90 locked on inclines where it would unlock before. I'm not blown away and I didn't think I would be, but I can definitely notice differences in behaviour and some certain scenarios where I can clearly feel more torque (such as the driveway or accelerating up inclines without dropping a gear).

    At full throttle it less noticeable than I thought, but was way more noticeable in some spots where I wasn't expecting it to be obvious?

    A tune + airbox mod + throttle controller really does change the car. I think I might turn it all off at some point to remind myself, maybe before I go try the 98 tune (this apparently gives that extra top end kick also).

    Seems Kings want me to warranty my throttle controller also as it won't connect to my phone despite still working as a throttle controller itself.

    Diff tool + plug is at the post office also so I'll do that front diff this weekend maybe. Then just the brake fluid to go.

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  • rascal
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    Soooooooooo, how do you find the tune.??????

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  • 'Dan'
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    Tune uploaded, will drive it home later and see how it is.

    I ended up with a file that includes the 98 tune also so I will play with that at some point.

    Almost finished the 80k service. Engine oil and rear diff done, couldn't crack front diff drain plug so bought the Kaon diff bolt removal tool and replacement bolt kit. Should be here this week.

    Then just the brakes to go.

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  • 'Dan'
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    Base file captured from the car and sent back to Tim, next step is receiving and uploading the remap.

    So close...

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  • 'Dan'
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    It all arrived today, happy days!

    Have emailed Tim some files he needs and now I wait. Up to 48hrs for Alientech to add the new ECU base file to the database.

    And Toyota even called and said my oil is in sooner than expected.



    Last edited by 'Dan'; 24-03-2020, 12:58 PM.

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  • 'Dan'
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    What an absolute stuff around.

    Check the tracking info. After a number of calls all over the place and Tim from Raptopr literally driving to the Toll depot to question them in person (He's been great) we found out the driver accidentally put the parcel in the road freight bin so it was driven to Brisbane, they appear to have now corrected this and as you can see it's onboard for priority air the rest of the way, I assume I will see it tomorrow, small chance it arrives today.

    I was pulling my hair out thinking they'd lost it. Called Toyota to prepare for replacement, 2.3K for a new ECU, not available til June. Have found 1 in a wrecker in Sydney, apparently only one in Aus ($350) and it's on hold for me.

    Stress levels have been high.Plus it's costing me $50 a day in lost car allowance while I use the work car.

    Oh and Toyota called me to tell me my Diff oils were in so I drop down and they only have 1L, I say where's the rest? She realises there was 4 more litres to come, on back order and due the 31st... Annoying!


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  • 'Dan'
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    Still no ECU, and no updated tracking info since it was sent on Wednesday.

    Called everyone I can, of course nobody knows anything.

    I know it will turn up, but It was supposed to be here yesterday and using the work car "costs" me my car allowance for each day I'm not using my car.

    Overnight delivery there, same carrier. Annoying >.<

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  • 'Dan'
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    I would love to add a small electric motor to the Prado, something just to supplement the power/help economy.

    All possible, but not with the time I have available.

    Plus the new V6 is going to hybrid anyway apparently? Looks like a factory solution will exist.

    I wasn't aware that once the PowerGate gets back I still need to dump and send another file from the car, then wait for the remap file to come back.

    *sigh*
    Last edited by 'Dan'; 26-03-2020, 11:02 AM.

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  • rascal
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    Originally posted by 'Dan' View Post
    Hybrid Camry has been surprisingly enjoyable though, feels so much fastere than than the Pra"Dough" lol
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    Not that surprising given the weight/size differences....
    It’s still a Camry though

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  • 'Dan'
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    All according to plan so far, ECU read was completed, and I have a con note for the ECU and PowerGate on its way back to me.

    Either Thurs/Friday and I'll be back in business.

    Hybrid Camry has been surprisingly enjoyable though, feels so much fastere than than the Pra"Dough" lol

    Tim has been great.

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  • 'Dan'
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    ECU arrived at Tim today, gets sent back off to me tomorrow so should see it before the weekend.

    Excited

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  • 'Dan'
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    Originally posted by 404pug View Post
    Next time try 22-24 when playing in country like this. Softer ride and more grip. Less likely to puncture when tyres can mould around rocks.
    Yep, am aware of lowering and I have an ARB compressor onboard, but I wanted to see what the limits where first.

    Also, my compressor hose had like 3 splits in it, from just sitting in the back storage compartment doing nothing.

    Not cool.

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  • 404pug
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    Next time try 22-24 when playing in country like this. Softer ride and more grip. Less likely to puncture when tyres can mould around rocks.

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