Camry 2.0/2.4 Discussion
Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:02 AM
white coloured plastic box attached to the air filter unit. If you track
the air intake ducting, you will notice part of it flows into this white
box. The air filter box can be opened up & cleaned & filter changed. You
can actually find insects, sand, pebbles etc inside the air filter box.
What about the white box? It doesn't seem like there anything to filter or
to open it up. Over time, I think you would expect to find that this white
box will be filled full of insect, sand etc.
Anybody body knows what this box's function is & how to clean out.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 03:24 PM
the service centre will service among others the air filter. Guess they
will do that for us once the required mileage has been reached. I'm not a
handy guy so i guess I would avoid tinkering with any mechanism under the
BTW I posted a query below as a new topic but I didnt realise there was
already a topic on Camry. I would appreciate feedback on this. thanks. My
I was driving home in my Camry 2.0G yesterday late last night and I
wanted to adjust my wing mirror. I then realised that there is no light
at the remote mirror below the right aircon vent. Can anybody confirm
that there is no light there or if there is, then my light has
malfunction. Seems odd that there isn't any light for the remote when
there is a greenish light for the front sensor switch. Is the front
sensor switch more important than the remote mirror? I thought the latter
is more important. Its pretty dark at the space around the remote mirror -
so i had to more or less guess my way there to adjust the wing mirror.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 05:54 PM
light for the mirror adjustment switch. Maybe, the mirror switch is not
something you adjust very frequently. As for the sensor, it is probably
more often used.
Not only on Toyota, but I don't think I saw a lighted mirror adjustment
switch on many other cars.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 07:36 PM
the mirror switch. My previous car, the 2.0 Accord 05 has the mirror
switch (more like a knob than a switch) on the door console and i think
(if i am not mistaken) it is lighted.
Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:47 AM
I did not really monitor it, all I know is I have driven almost 1 week
with ECT power mode on and my fuel consumption or rather fuel bill was
RM100 for that week (I fuel up every week), my normal weekly fuel up
would be RM80-85.
So from that, we can have a general deduction that fuel consumption
will increase by about 15 to 20% ?
Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:38 PM
any discernable difference when I pressed it. From your experience when
do u actually use the ECT - is it
(a)when you want to overtake; or
(b) when you need to accelerate;
© before or after you pressed the accelerator?
(d) all of the above?
What happen when u actually pressed the ECT? Does the gear goes one step
Posted 20 May 2007 - 12:37 AM
My experience shows it will stay in gear for a longer time, meaning it
will have an increase in engine RPM for a given speed.
For example at 110km/hr without ECT power mode on, RPM will be at 2500 rpm
while with ECT on, the RPM will be at about 3000 RPM.
As to when to switch it on, I suppose it is when you just want to drive
with more overall power.
Technically, it is just an electronic device switch to keep the RPM of the
engine higher than normal to maximise torque and power delivery.
Be warn that the owner manual states it is advisable to use normal mode
for improve economy and to extend engine life.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 01:05 AM
Thanks for the info. My previous car 2.0 Accord 05 did not have such
button, so I'm a bit apprehensive on its function. My previous previous
car, Perdana 03 has a switch on the gear which when pressed, dropped the
gear by one step - thereby increasing the acceleration.
So I guess ECT is different in the sense it will help to maintain the
RPM. Does the gear drop one step when pressed? Pardon my ignorance as I'm
not an engine guy.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:18 PM
With the Perdana, I believe what you mention about the button on the gear
shift is actually an "Overdrive" cut off button. Meaning the "5th gear
for manual car" is deactivated when button is depressed , that is why you
experience a gear drop, again depending on your road speed again.
The Camry has a similar button on the gear shift too.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:00 PM
BTW, I checked the gear shift on my Camry 07 but I didnt see such button
on the gear. Perhaps, the previous version has it.