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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#2203 of 4026 Re: Engine Block Heater [gazguzler]
Nov 23, 2005 (9:24 am)
Part number may be wrong but was obtained from the parts department of two different Toyota dealers in Alberta, CANADA. One department told me that an engine block heater was mandatory on all new passenger "cars" sold in Alberta and looked up the part number for the 2006 Hybrid Highlander.
Ordered the block heater and it arrived in a red, white and black box (Quality Parts/Toyota Canada, Inc) and had the part number printed on the side panel. The enclosed instruction sheet was for three different heater nos. C0140-00644, C0140-02110 and C0140-01134; however it was printed 2/96 and did not provide core hole plug location or element direction for Highlander. According to the instruction sheet [36PT313(2/96)], heater number C0140-00644 was used with engine (IMZ-FE) in the 1995-96 Toyota Avalon, the 1994-96 Lexus ES-300 and Toyota Camry.
Without the core hole plug location and element direction (o'clock position), the installation of an engine block heater may be a challenge on the Hybrid Highlander.
Would like to avoid a trip to Canada just to get an engine block heater installed.
Interestingly, a block heater is listed as an exterior accessory on www.toyota.ca. ("Options & Accessories") for the Highlander Hybrid. Price varies (depending on dealer).
#2204 of 4026 Re: Engine Block Heater [elkeye]
Nov 23, 2005 (1:19 pm)
Interesting. My deal said the number never starts with a letter and is ten long but he'd checking with corporate to find the part. Maybe I'll be able to get instructions, too . . . . if we can find it.
How much did it cost you?
#2205 of 4026 Re: Request advice regarding extended warranty and rust-proofing, etc. [bob259]
Nov 23, 2005 (1:39 pm)
Just curious. Did you get the ext warrty online? Or at a dealership?
#2207 of 4026 Re: Engine Block Heater [gazguzler]
Nov 26, 2005 (5:02 pm)
Toyota Depot has posted a block heater using part #C0140-00644-S2.
The parts individual I spoke with at a Toyota dealership in Alberta, CANADA indicated that their computer showed that #C0140-00644-S2 had been updated to show the part # without "S2".
Would be interesting to see if the "S2" version has installation instructions for the Hybird Highlander.
Nov 29, 2005 (6:36 pm)
What's up with the number of Highlander Hybrids that seem to be available in the Bay Area, ready for delivery? Is there not as much demand as expected? Can one get the HH for below MSRP?
#2210 of 4026 Re: Over supply? [bakaroni]
Dec 01, 2005 (2:14 pm)
IMO Toyota and Honda made a mistake linking the hybrids with their respective V6's. It's OK for the Lexus buyer who's looking for better performance and is willing to pay for it. But most HonYota buyers are frugal and economy-minded with little or no interest in performance enhancements. I am guessing that the next iterations will be the Highlander and RAV linked to the 2.4L I4 with the hybrid V6 reserved just for Lexus.
I sell them and I have an ICE V6 Highlander. Now I'm not taking it to Daytona. It's a people mover. Now if you said that the models next year would give me the same hp as my V6 now and I could get as much as 35 mpg combined... I'm sold.
#2211 of 4026 Fed. Tax Deduction?
Dec 02, 2005 (12:17 pm)
Hello all. I am a new poster Have been reviewing here for a short time, and appreciate the info on tire pressures, driving techniques, oil use etc. My new Hi/HY has most of the toys and I love it. Bought it off the lot in July.
I have not seen anything abt. tax deductions. My dealer says it will qualify for the deduction , but has nothing on paper. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
#2212 of 4026 Re: Fed. Tax Deduction? [bchihy]
Dec 02, 2005 (1:00 pm)
I am also preparing my tax package and used the following link as initial info.
Your state may also have additional rebate or write-off. I am in CA and there is nothing.