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Old 05-31-2007, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gen6 30,000 mile service

Has anyone gotten the 30,000 mile service done on their gen 6. I see they replace the cabin air filter so I think that is important . But other than that I dont see any thing elsethat is important , is it a waste of money? But what do I know I dont even no how to read a dip stick.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you drive/live in an area where there is either alot of pollen, or alot of dirt and dust, I would recommend changing it. I can't see them being that expensive, so I think it's worth it.
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oil change and maybe cabin/engine filters.
rotate/bal tires

thats it.
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I change my own oil, but here where I live the cabin filter sells for $22.95(not installed),$29.99 for oil change and not sure for tire rotation.
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filters very easy to replace

look here:


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2379797/13
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"I dont even no how to read a dip stick."

Even if you can't read a dip stick, you can certainly read the owner's manual. It will tell you what is the recommended service at each mileage interval. I'm not trying to be sarcastic here; just trying to offer some help that will benefit you long term.

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Old 05-31-2007, 06:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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"I dont even no how to read a dip stick."

Even if you can't read a dip stick, you can certainly read the owner's manual. It will tell you what is the recommended service at each mileage interval. I'm not trying to be sarcastic here; just trying to offer some help that will benefit you long term.

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^ AMEN!

Additional items I would recommend: Throttle body service and check the tire wear to see if an alignment is needed.
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what is a throtle body service?

at 30K miles?
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Originally Posted by Mike Gerber
"I dont even no how to read a dip stick."

Even if you can't read a dip stick, you can certainly read the owner's manual. It will tell you what is the recommended service at each mileage interval. I'm not trying to be sarcastic here; just trying to offer some help that will benefit you long term.

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Good advice, but most stealerships will recommend three times as many things. Mine actually recommended service on systems that my Camry doesn't have (drum brake service and such). It was actually sort of funny. Not to mention how much they want for changing the cabin filter...WHOA!!!!!

Read the manual, check here and Edmunds for real world experience and dealer pricing and decide what you are comfortable with.
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"Good advice, but most stealerships will recommend three times as many things. Mine actually recommended service on systems that my Camry doesn't have (drum brake service and such). "


That's why I suggested he read his owner's manual to educate himself on what Toyota recommends.

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what is a throtle body service?

at 30K miles?
A throttle body service is cleaning the throttle body of deposits. It will keep the throttle blades from binding and can help keep the idle air control motor/bypass valve from sticking. I think cleaning the throttle body is a "must do" and I'm sure any technicians will agree. Toyota's, GM's, and Fords frequently develop problems when this service is not performed.

Yep, every 30,000 miles.
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Is that something i can do by myself?
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I think cleaning the throttle body is a "must do" and I'm sure any technicians will agree.
You DO NOT need throttle body service at 30K unless you've been running the car on kerosene.
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You DO NOT need throttle body service at 30K unless you've been running the car on kerosene.
It is very important.

Actually, another member here PM'd me about a problem with his car. I told him to perform the throttle body service first and go from there.

Guess what? It fixed his problem. As far as I know, he uses gasoline and not kerosene.

Keeping the throttle body clean keeps the throttle blade from binding. This problem usually starts to show up at around 30,000 miles.

Ask a friend in the industry that you trust. It's a fact.

Here's the PM I received after offering that advice. I left the member's name off the end:

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Whoo! I got impatient and found some spare time, so I jumped into the engine bay, pulled the throttle body, and sprayed TB cleaner all over (except around the harnesses plugs) and sprayed some straight into the intake plenum... started her up and went on a spirited drive... for a minute or so, the sound was still there but it was less distinct than before, and after about a minute, I could no longer hear it. Came back home, cleaned up my tools, let the car cool down, and then went for another drive... and as far as I can tell, the problem is gone. Thanks for the help, bud!
Maybe that member will post also.
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TRD - I understand where you are coming from. I suppose in some cases, this may be true.

On the other hand, I have taken many cars well beyond 100K w/o cleaning the TBS. Clean fuel and frequent fuel filter replacement has always gotten me up to 150K or so.

If you feel a drag when you apply your foot to the accelerator pedal, you could very well have a sticky throttle plate and in that case, a TBS service would be in order.

It's your call as an owner; I just believe that the majority of cars do not need TBS service at 30K.
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