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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#99 of 138 Re: 5W-30 Oil ? [mccallr]
Nov 18, 2007 (5:46 am)
i hope u still have ur car.( plz do not go to jiffy lube or any other quick oil change places.) they are notarious for not putting oil back in or somehow messing up resulting in serious damage to ur engine.dealerships tend to charge LESS for an oil change and in my experience do a pretty decent job.
3000-4000 mi would be much better.6000 mi seems a bit long to go w/o changing the oil.
#100 of 138 Re: Spark Plugs/Scheduled change [cpiedrahita]
Nov 18, 2007 (5:52 am)
much too soon
echos have platinum plugs and do not need changing untill u have 90,000-100,000mi.more ways for them too make more $$ off of u.
i have an 01 as well and am getting ready to change plugs w/95,000 mi.
#103 of 138 Re: Air Refiner Filter [kneisl1]
Jan 14, 2009 (7:53 pm)
Could you be more specific? Do you mean the upper, smaller glove compartment door, or the lower, larger bin where the manuals are kept?
Also what kind of filter, and where does one obtain it? From a Toyo dealer?
Jan 15, 2009 (5:10 am)
The larger lower door where the manauls are kept. Push the two sides together towards each other and the door will slip out.
Yeah you gotta get the filter from Toyota. Make sure you have one first...theres some question as to whether ECHOs have one at all.
#105 of 138 Re: Air Refiner Filter [Chazzlee]
Jan 15, 2009 (2:19 pm)
Or, if you don't want to pay 30 to 40 dollars for a basic pleated paper filter from Toyota, you can go to the hardware store and buy a cut-to-fit air filter and slide it in the tray. That's what I've done and it does work, while being way less ridiculously priced.
#106 of 138 Re: Air Refiner Filter [dake]
Jan 15, 2009 (4:17 pm)
In my Echo, the filter was $15 at the parts counter at my local dealership. So, not $40. Indeed, about the same price as an underhood air filter would be for a fuel-injected car.
And my Echo certainly has one, although from what little I have heard on the subject, it was optional for some or all model years?
#107 of 138 outside door lock
Jan 29, 2009 (9:22 am)
So I was beginning to have the problem that in cold or wet weather my key wouldn't work in the driver's side door lock any more. I went down to the hardware store and paid $3.99 for this little bottle of Lock-Ease which I squirted in there, and it's like the lock is brand new again!
Which also means that for now my Echo remains repair-free for its lifetime, just coming up on 115K miles now.
I'm so glad, I was afraid I was going to have to plunk down the cash for a new lock cylinder plus getting it re-keyed to match the key for the other locks and the igntion. If that ever happens, though, I will take the opportunity to order another key with the large black plastic head, as it seems Echos only came with one.
Jan 29, 2009 (10:06 am)
I had the same experience with my new 2004. The drivers door and the ignition lock did not work very smoothly. But from experience I knew a shot of lock ease with graphite would work wonders. I make it a point to lube all the locks on the cars with this stuff once a year. Best to do it just before winter and freezing temps return. That will pretty much eliminate the possibility of frozen locks
My 2001 ECHO came with three keys: a plastic headed one, a plain metal key, and a plain metal valet key. Wait it has FOUR! There is also a plastic emergency one that come in a credit card so it fits in your wallet.