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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#18 of 138 Advise on Tires - Road Clearance
Aug 09, 2003 (5:13 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Echo and I love it. I have noticed on a couple of speed bumps that I seem to just touch as I go over. The tires were under-inflated, but I am wondering if any one else has noticed a road clearance issue. Three questions:
1) What tire pressure do you run?
2) What size replacement tires might improve the ride and clearance?
3) Sone one with lots more knowledge than me -- do you every add air to the shocks? Could that be an issue?
Thanks in advance! I am a big Toyota lover from numerous Corollas and a Previa and I'm sure my Echo will do just as well.
#19 of 138 wrapping AC line
Aug 14, 2003 (2:13 pm)
what type of results have you gyus had with wrapping the line? any good or unforseen bad results? Thanks , Mark S.
Nov 03, 2003 (2:24 am)
I use Mobil 1 Synthetic oil in all my vehicles. Oil changes are at 10,000 mile intervals, with oil filters changed every 5,000 miles. It keeps it simple to remember.
Mobil 1 gear oil in differentials (non limited slip), transfer cases, and manual transmissions is changed when new, thereafter every 100,000 miles.
Automatic trans fluid is drained and refilled every motor oil change (10,000 miles) using the drain plug found on all Toyota trans pans. Since the torque converter is not drained, refill is only 25% to 40% of full trans fluid capacity. I drop the pan and clean it every 40,000 to 50,000 miles. I don't use synthetic trans fluid, but adhere to Toyota's recommendation for use of Type T-IV fluid in the tranmissions that require it.
#21 of 138 Spark Plugs/Scheduled change
Feb 09, 2004 (12:05 pm)
My 2001 ECHO's Scheduled Maintenance Guide states that at 30.000 Miles or 2 years spark plugs need to be replaced, which is required under the Emission Control Warranty. I would like to know if there are any newer model owners that can share with me if this is the same guideline for their models.
I am puzzled by the fact that it seems to soon to change spark plugs. The Corolla 2004 I just bought requires the same change but at 120.000 miles or 96 months.
#22 of 138 spark plugs
Feb 09, 2004 (12:11 pm)
I don't know if there is any difference between Echo's in the US and Canada. Depending on the year, your Echo has either regular (copper) spark plugs, Iridium spark plugs (supposedly good for 100k miles) or Platinum ones (good for 60k at least).
My 2001 came with Platinum spark plugs that I replaced early 40k miles. I did it early because I wanted to ensure my Echo had Platinum plugs.
#23 of 138 A few questions
Jul 19, 2004 (6:30 pm)
I have a 2000 Toyota Echo. It has around 85,000 miles and I think it's about time to change the spark plugs, flush the radiator, change the belts, maybe a new fuel filter and a few more things. I'm just wondering how much of this I can do myself. I'm pretty good doing the things like oil changes and brake pads, but is any of the stuff mentioned before possible to do myself?
#24 of 138 Dashboard surface doesn't stick
Feb 15, 2005 (7:32 pm)
I have a 2003 Toyota Echo. And being an anime fan, I was trying to stick some mini anime figurines onto the dashboard, but nothing seems to stick! I've tried sticky tape, blu tac, double-sided tape, suction caps... they all just slide off. Does anyone know what I need to use to stick something onto the dashboard??
#25 of 138 Check Engine Light
Feb 23, 2005 (8:13 pm)
First of all I would like to join an Echo owners club. Second, I've just an oil change and wheel alignment at 62k miles. I always use synthetic oil, and change the oil regularly. I didn't really check to see what type they used. Will switching affect the car? I'm worried because the check engine light just went on today. Funny thing is, the car is purring like a kitten, and has never run better. Help?
#26 of 138 Re: air filter [slugline]
Mar 12, 2005 (10:50 am)
can you help with spark plugs. i was able to change the air filter, and taken everything on top of the engine loose and i cannot find the spark plugs. need help to change them. any advise. thanks, masterfrog
#27 of 138 Re: air filter [masterfrog]
Mar 13, 2005 (11:47 am)
It's been many months since I was in there, but I don't remember them being hard to find. I remember that there is a plastic cover on the top of the engine that has to come off before you can reach them. Once that's off look for the wires.