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by Richard
21 Nov 2015, 13:03
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 980

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: 784

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: 2943

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: 980

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
by Richard
19 Nov 2015, 12:52
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Just bought a Granvia [Idling speed]
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Just bought a Granvia

Welcome to the forum! Which model of Granvia do you have? Is it diesel or petrol? 1 Fast idling. Some Granvias are fitted with an "Idle Up" switch which increases the idling speed so that the engine warms faster (for use in Japan's very cold winters). If your Granvia has such a switch make...
by Richard
09 Nov 2015, 10:56
Forum: how do i
Topic: unusual MPG question
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: unusual MPG question

i do let it idle for a few minutes just because i dont like going higher than 2000revs on a cold engine. - start engine - fasten safety belt - check all warning lights are off - engage gear - drive off 10 seconds? All you need worry about is that there is oil flowing to the engine bearings and the ...
by Richard
26 Oct 2015, 11:33
Forum: how do i
Topic: Newbie questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Newbie questions!

Welcome to the forum! Don't be afraid of doing a search of the forum! That's usually the quickest way of finding other owners' experience. 1. Paint codes: The Toyota colour codes are stamped on the vehicle identification plate above the engine compartment. There have been several discussions about t...
by Richard
17 Oct 2015, 10:31
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Questions, questions, questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Answers, Answers, Answers!

1. Gearbox dipstick location: the answer was already in the preceding post in the forum in the post for Onyxnz! (The dipstick handle is a dull red and, on the diesel engine, it's located close to the oil filter on the passengar side of the engine block. 2. The ATF overheating warning light is fitted...
by Richard
16 Oct 2015, 12:57
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Cambelt Or Chain
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Cambelt Or Chain

Welcome to the forum!

The 2.7l petrol 3RZ-FE engine has a chain-drive for the camshaft.

You can see the components here:
http://toyotapartscatalog.com/toyota/granvia-grand-hiace-rch11w-gfsqk-2-7l-efi-atm-1995-2005-jp-1-camshaft-valve/
by Richard
12 Oct 2015, 10:27
Forum: general chit chat
Topic: Oil changed, now gutless
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Oil changed, now gutless

I suggest you do a search on the forum - "ATF" produces lots of postings about the fluid used in the Granvia's automatic gearbox, including Mike-in-France's detailed instructions on how to change the ATF (www.toyota-granvia.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=994&hilit=atf#p2331). On the die...

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