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#8658 of 8984 Sequoia detuned for 2006?
Aug 16, 2005 (12:34 am)
Has the Sequoia engine been detuned for 2006? Data from the Edmunds comparator on toyota.com:
SR5 4WD 4.7L 8cyl........2006...............................2005...............change
Horsepower.....273 hp 5400 rpm..........282 hp 5400 rpm........-3.2 %
Torque............314 ft-lbs. 3400 rpm......325 ft-lbs. 3400 rpm...-3.4 %
City................15 mpg............................15 mpg........................ 0.0 %
Highway..........17 mpg............................18 mpg........................-5.6 %
True, "your mileage may vary." But they can measure engine output better than 3%. Anybody know what the deal is?
#8659 of 8984 Re: Sequoia detuned for 2006? [techstaff]
Aug 16, 2005 (6:42 pm)
What Toyota has said about it is this. If they require only 87 octane gas they have to do the ratings using 87 not 93. It says in the owners manual 87 for normal,or 91 or higher for maximum performance. Also I was told that the brake booster must be connected when doing the testing.I was very surprised to see the decrease in power so I called Toyota and that was the answer I got from them.
#8660 of 8984 Re: Sequoia detuned for 2006? [2toyotas]
Aug 17, 2005 (6:24 am)
I thought it was a different method (newer) the car industry is using to determine HP and torque - most, if not all vehicles in the Toyota line-up have revised #s for 2006 model year. I doubt they would tweak the engines.
#8661 of 8984 deciding to buy Sequoia
Aug 17, 2005 (8:52 am)
I am almost at the point of deciding to buy a 05 Sequoia. Here is my situation: I have a 04 GMC Yukon and it has had nothing but trouble in its short 14 months of life. Before I got the Yukon I had a Honda Odyessy (I have 3 kids under age of 11) so I need room plus we have a 80 lb yellow Labrodor who goes with us to the snow, beach etc. Anyway as stated the Yukon is in the shop in seems like all the time for this or that, luckily it has been covered under warranty but another 15,000 miles from now it won't be. I new I was taking my chance with an american car (have had problems with American cars before). So I was thinking of going to a Sienna minivan but not sure I want to be the minivan mom again. I am just curious on what people think of the Sequoia, and if it's comfy (I have some problems with my back). Friends tell me I should go minivan with gas prices so high now but an SUV is more practical with skiing, dog, etc etc. Is there going to be much of a difference with 06 model. Thx.
#8662 of 8984 Re: Sequoia detuned for 2006? [flyfish4life]
Aug 17, 2005 (7:48 pm)
Thanks. I posted a similar message in the Camry forum and somebody there also said there was a revised SAE testing standard. So I googled, and yup, there is. Mainly a rules tightening, to curb exaggeration, it sounds like.
#8664 of 8984 dangerous door handles
Aug 26, 2005 (10:28 am)
we have '03 sequoias. we have lost 4 inside door handles - driver and front passenger doors. the door handles begin to split and eventually break off. sure would hate to end up in a burning car and can't get the door open to escape!
major safety related issue. on the other hand, we have a '90 forerunner and a 97 corolla and still have original door handles.
anybody else have this problem?
#8665 of 8984 Re: Interior door latch handles, cracking/breaking [ohioseq]
Sep 02, 2005 (6:19 am)
Here is what I found out about replacing handles. My 2002 is doing the same thing.
The interior driver side door handle broke on my 2002 toyota Sequoia. I purchased a replacement handle. I've removed the small cover exposing the philips head screw in the center of the door handle bezel and removed the screw. The bezel will not come off to expose the door handle. What is the process to replace the door handle(part 69206-0C030-E0)?
Slide it towards the rear, it should then come out, remove the plastic clip that connects to the control rod.
#8666 of 8984 K & N air filter as stock replacement?
Sep 04, 2005 (6:53 pm)
Has anyone used a K&N air filter to replace their stock filter? If yes, have you noticed any improvement in horspower or gas mileage?