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by Richard
25 Feb 2016, 11:23
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Torque and mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 3662

Re: Torque and mpg

If you search the forum, you should find several posts regarding the ECT switch. The list below is just a sample: http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=207 http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=52 http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=241 http://www.toyota-granvia.co.uk...
by Richard
19 Dec 2015, 10:47
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: What's this switch for??
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: What's this switch for??

It should be relatively straightforward to check the wiring behind the switch, as your next step. Is the switch still connected? Does the wiring disappear into the Toyota original wiring loom? If the wiring looks like it's an extra added after manufacture, it should be easy to trace. Good luck! Rich...
by Richard
18 Dec 2015, 13:01
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: What's this switch for??
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: What's this switch for??

When you push the switch at the top, it sends an electric shock to the back seat passengers to keep them alert? Seriously though, it suggests to me, from the shapes of the little icons, that it modifies the use of the spotlights from the main headlamp array to spotlights in a lower housing. Do you h...
by Richard
22 Nov 2015, 11:24
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Torque and mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 3662

Re: Torque and mpg

Not sure what ‘spec’ it is First, make a note of the data stamped on the plate above the engine compartment (just below the windscreen wipers when you open the bonnet). Then go to a web-site such as www.toyodiy.com/parts/ and enter your "Frame Number" to identify the vehicle; the system w...
by Richard
21 Nov 2015, 13:51
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Cab temperature control
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Cab temperature control

Sorry - a misunderstanding!

It isn't necessary to have the air-conditioning (cooling) running. It's the handbook that uses the descriptions "Manual air-conditioning control panel" and "Automatic air-conditioning control panel" to refer to the ventilation controls.
by Richard
21 Nov 2015, 13:42
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Torque and mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 3662

Re: Torque and mpg

I have looked at the revcounter, when moving at 60 mph at it shows slightly under 2000 revs That's interesting! On my '95 Q-spec 2wd Granvia, at 60mph on the speedometer, the revcounter will be showing a fraction under 3000rpm. And at 60mph I would pass lorry convoys limited to the pre-April 2015 s...
by Richard
21 Nov 2015, 13:03
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]

just alarmed at how fast the needle moves! You'll soon get used to that! It sounds like you have a Q-spec Granvia so it's probably fitted with the electronic display panel. The fuel gauge is non-linear; the scale at the top-end of the guage doesn't match the scale at the bottom (empty) end: each in...
by Richard
21 Nov 2015, 12:43
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Cab temperature control
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Cab temperature control

Mike, It's nearly nine (!) years since I checked all the settings and features when we first got our Granvia, so I've resorted to reading the manual. I was under the impression that the centre, face-level vents always produced unheated fresh air, but according to the handbook it looks like I'm wrong...
by Richard
21 Nov 2015, 12:11
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Torque and mpg
Replies: 20
Views: 3662

Re: Torque and mpg

The torque curve of an engine (torque plotted against rpm) will show at what point the engine is working most "efficiently". So to get the best fuel economy, that's the speed which should produce the best mpg. Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple! As the vehicle speed rises, aerodynam...
by Richard
20 Nov 2015, 20:04
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: Just bought a Granvia

Muckermatey, can you start a new topic on the relationship of torque to mpg so that chinandgrin's questions about idling speed don't get hijacked?

Thanks,

Richard

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