Last post on Aug 08, 2008 at 9:19 AM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#298 of 301 09 Corolla Oil Filter
Aug 07, 2008 (9:34 am)
You can buy the SST (special service tool) needed to remove the oil filter from the dealer for the princely sum of $40. It's nothing more than a 10 sided oil filter wrench that fits over the end of the filter cannister. In the center it has a 1/2" drive ratchet attachment for turning.
There is a torque spec. for reassembly that's printed on the SST.......I think it says 5 ft. lbs.
The filter element costs about $6.95 and is available only from the dealer since none of the auto parts stores have it yet.
#299 of 301 Re: The manual will always win!! [slowlearner1]
Aug 07, 2008 (3:05 pm)
It's right there in B&W. Look at #6
6. Floor It to Save Gas
Cracking the throttle wide open reduces pumping losses and improves efficiency, but only at low revs (2000 and below), which means this works only on manual-transmission cars or manumatics that won't downshift. It also won't work on turbocharged or supercharged engines. But for all the others, using full throttle and shifting early (so you're not accelerating any harder) is the smart bet.
#300 of 301 Re: The manual will always win!! [hoopitup2000]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 08, 2008 (9:10 am)
That's also a great (but controversial) way to break in a new engine...low RPM flooring of the throttle. I did that on my manual Scion xA and it was one peppy little engine after 5,000 miles. It's an old motorcycle trick.
#301 of 301 Re: The manual will always win!! [hoopitup2000]
Aug 08, 2008 (9:19 am)
OK I get it now. I was looking more for something about "uphill" but now I see the implication. Good to know since I have a hill I drive up everyday that is exactly in this scenario. There's a stoplight at the bottom, so I can't build speed and plenty of hill left when I reach 5th gear, but a 40mph speed limit.
I'll keep giving it the gas in 5th gear at 40mph.