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post #61 of 247 Old 03-28-2013, 08:37 AM
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Can you imagine how hard that little 1.6 4-banger has to work on a highway trip going 75mph+? I guess smaller isn't necessarily more efficient as Toyota, Honda and Nissan are getting better mileage from their 6 cylinders.

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EPA testing methodology is BS. It doesn't represent real world driving habits. Ford designed its vehicles to score well on the EPA test and not real life.

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Can you imagine how hard that little 1.6 4-banger has to work on a highway trip going 75mph+? I guess smaller isn't necessarily more efficient as Toyota, Honda and Nissan are getting better mileage from their 6 cylinders.
With a proper OD gear and low drag/rolling resistance, a 1.6T can handle/cruise 75mph+ with ease.

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FW: Hunter Alignment Racks Are Now Able to Perform Zero-Point Calibration

Should also be applicable to TCH:

"Hunter Alignment Racks Are Now Able to Perform Zero-Point Calibration Without Factory Scantool"

Read more: http://priuschat.com/threads/hunter-...#ixzz2QIOBrCgA
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All About Oil Filters

I found this great site again so I decided to post it for all to read. Ever hear of Purolator, the company that makes all the filters for Toyota in America. The history of Purolator is included.

http://www.synlube.com/oilfilters.htm
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I don't really think that is a good site to get unbias information about oil filters. They are just promoting their own "special" oil filter. Purolator does not make oil filters for Toyota, Denso does. Denso is a quality Japanese company that make many parts for Toyota. From the information I have seen the Toyota Denso oil filter is a better filter than the much more expensive Purolator filter for the Toyota Camry.

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Sorry Ron, I was trying to provide some history of oil used in the early engines, first use of a oil pump and the Pure-O-Later guys inventing the first oil filter.

I know how some rating sites are biased to their own being the best.

I'm with you on the Toyota/Denso quality as being the very best you can get. The TCH starting with the '07 model, all it's hybrid parts are made my Denso. This includes MG1, MG2, the inverter and the AC compressor. I'm sure they are lots of other Denso parts. I saw the TCH is rated in consumer reports to give less trouble than the standard gas powered Camry. The Denso parts in the TCH may be the reason.

I should have specified the '07 TCH using a modified purolator oil filter by toyota. I used to buy the purolator standard filter and their better pure one filter. I also had some toyota oem filters to compare with.

The standard housing top and seems matched the oem perfectly. The oem filter used the same better filter element as was in the more expensive pure one filter. Denso may made all their filters other than I know what I saw with the '07 oil filters I had then and used for 5 years till I bought the new '12 model.

If that '07 filter was a Denso it sure matched the purolator filter exactly, including the pure one filter element.
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The current Denso cartridge filter appears very different than the Pure One equivalent. See this link.

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The current Denso cartridge filter appears very different than the Pure One equivalent. See this link.
Great picture comparison for the '12 cartridge filter. I saw the no comparison purolator version filter at a Pep Boys auto store in El Paso when I first bought the new TCH.

I'm sticking with the oem toyota filter for my '12 TCH. I did buy a purolator cartridge filter in the green box that was designed just for synthetic oil which cost like $15. I figure so what, the toyota oem filter is just as good as it gets, designed just for this engine and for sure cost less.
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This is who I listen to in oil filters:

http://minimopar.net/oilfilters/index.html



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Out of 33 oil changes I've done on a Scion tC only five were done with K&N. The rest of them were Toyota OEM "F1" filters....

236,xxx miles later (and more likely if I didn't trade it in) The Camry is getting OEM filters as well. Those results I personally seen are good enough to keep on buying.

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Bit of over kill, but i go Mobil 1 on all vehicles, the Dodge Caravan, 750HP Z06 Corvette, and with the new Hybrid....I do them every 5000 miles, cheap extra insurance in my mind...And i go with Mobil ! syn filters, and K&N oil filters....
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Bit of over kill, but i go Mobil 1 on all vehicles, the Dodge Caravan, 750HP Z06 Corvette, and with the new Hybrid....I do them every 5000 miles, cheap extra insurance in my mind...And i go with Mobil ! syn filters, and K&N oil filters....
I agree Mobil 1 0W-20 oil is hard to bet especially for better gas mileage. I have only change oil once in my new '12 TCH. I used a rather expensive Purolator oil filter designed for synthetic oil. I got my free 10K oil and filer change a few weeks ago.

Next oil change at 15K so I will do that one and probably use the oem filter which I think cost maybe $6 or $7 from the dealer.
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New Honda Accord boasts 50 mpg

The new 2014 Accord now delivers an EPA certified rating of 50 mpg city driving. Looks like Toyota has to step up its game for the TCH. I love the competition it just gets better for us consumers, curious to see what kind of mileage the new 2014 TCH will produce.


http://www.nbcnews.com/business/new-...mpg-8C11094562

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Well, we already know the Ford Fusion numbers are bullshit so I'll wait until we get some real world numbers to back up the advertising.

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I'll wait & see what the car gets in real world driving.

They are using a smaller engine (2.0L) and dual electric motors. I also assume they are using a more powerful battery to drive the motors.

If they actually get close to that stated mileage, it could prove one of the the argument about how a better battery/motor could improve fuel economy.

Of course if they have a bigger battery, it could mean no spare tire or a much smaller trunk, both of which would cause me to loose interest.

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