Started by StuM, December 7, 2008, 13:18
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Quote from: "Swanseamr2"I see that a lot of these, if not nearly all are pre facelift. Many people had trouble with post facelift models? Mine is 2004
Quote from: B_Tank88 on October 4, 2019, 11:32So as the last comment was a few years ago, let me share my very recent experience.Date vehicle purchased: Early 2019Where from (Franchised Toyota Dealer, independent dealer, private, auction): PrivateYear of vehicle registration: 2004How often had you checked your oil level (please be honest here): Once when checking the car on purchase. Oil showed about half way on dipstick. Checked few hundred miles later, oil was holding. Checked 3000 miles later when checking pre-cats, dipstick bone dry.Did you notice high oil consumption: YesDate of Failure: First noticed 3000 miles after purchase of car, alongside checking for pre-cat condition through 02 sensor holes.Mileage at time of failure: 97000Was the vehicle modified at the time of failure:NoDetails of failure (symptoms, progressive or sudden, damaged components etc): One pre-cat had chunk missing. Ingested by engine. Oil consumption. Both of these could have been historic issues, not sure as I only had the car for few thousand miles.Was the failure reported to Toyota: NoWas the vehicle repaired: pre-cats replaced with cheap aftermarket manifold with no pre-cats.If yes, please detail how, and where: Rogue Motorsport. Manifold cost 120 pounds, plus Labor 2.5 hours. Oil and filter change also at same time.If a new/reconditioned engine was installed, please list where the engine was sourced and who fitted it: NoWould you recommend their service to other members: Yes, labor rates are expensive but fine job was done.If the engine was reconditioned, what specifically was changed: NoWas the main CAT replaced: NoHow many trouble-free miles have you done since replacement: 1500 miles. No worries about pre-cat disentegration now, but oil consumption is around 1L/1500miles. This is manageable as the oil is quite cheap for this car.Moral of the story and hopefully an end to discussions regarding these failures and facelift cars. FACELIFT CARS STILL GET BROKEN PRE-CATS!