Select Octane Rating 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher.
Use of unleaded gasoline with an octane rating or research octane number lower than stated above will cause persistent heavy knocking. If it is severe, this will lead to engine damage.
If you detect heavy knocking even when using the recommended fuel, or if you hear steady knocking while holding a steady speed on level roads, consult your Toyota dealer.
However, occasionally, you may notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating or driving up hills. This is normal and there is no need for concern.
Toyota recommends the use of gasoline that contains detergent additives to avoid build-up of engine deposits.
However, all gasoline sold in the U.S. contains detergent additives to keep clean and/or clean intake systems.
Automotive manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and Japan have developed a specification for quality fuel named World-Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) that is expected to be applied world wide. The WWFC consists of four categories that depend on required emission levels. In the U.S., category 4 has been adopted. The WWFC improves air quality by providing for better emissions in vehicle fleets, and customer satisfaction through better vehicle performance.
CLEANER BURNING GASOLINE
Cleaner burning gasoline, including reformulated gasoline that contains oxygenates such as ethanol or MTBE is available in many areas.
Toyota recommends the use of cleaner burning gasoline and appropriately blended reformulated gasoline. These types of gasoline provide excellent vehicle performance, reduce vehicle emissions, and improve air quality.
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In a very few cases, you may experience driveability problems caused by the particular gasoline that you are using. If you continue to have unacceptable driveability, try changing gasoline brands. If this does not rectify your problem, then consult your Toyota dealer.
The fuel pump shut off system stops supplying fuel to the engine to minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or an airbag inflates upon collision. To restart the engine after the fuel pump shut off system activates, turn the ignition switch to "ACC" or "LOCK" once and start it.
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Second, confirm the rect fuel (unleaded number).
♦ Do not use gasohol other than stated above. It will cause fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems.
♦ If driveability problems occur (poor hot starting, vaporizing, engine knock, etc.), discontinue the use.
♦ Take care not to spill gasohol during refueling. Gasohol may cause paint damage.
Inspect the ground under the vehicle before restarting the engine. If you find that liquid has leaked onto the ground, it is the fuel system has been damaged and it is in need of repair. In this case, do not restart the engine.
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
Three- way catalytic converters
The three-way catalytic converter is an emission control device installed in the exhaust system.
The purpose is to reduce pollutants in the exhaust gas.
• Keep people and combustible materials away from the exhaust pipe while the engine is running. The exhaust gas is very hot.
• Do not idle or park your vehicle over anything that might burn easily such as grass, leaves, paper or rags.
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♦ Keep your engine in good running order. Malfunctions in the engine electrical system, electronic ignition system/distributor ignition system or fuel systems could cause an extremely high three- way catalytic converter temperature.
♦ If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, take your vehicle in for a check-up as soon as possible. Remember, your Toyota dealer knows your vehicle and its three-way catalytic converter system best.
♦ To ensure that the three- way catalytic converter and the entire emission control system operate properly, your vehicle must receive the periodic inspections required by the Toyota Maintenance Schedule. For scheduled maintenance information, refer to the "Scheduled Maintenance Guide" or "Owner's Manual Supplement".
Engine exhaust cautions
• Avoid inhaling the engine exhaust. It contains carbon monoxide, which is a colorless and odorless gas. It can cause unconsciousness or even death.
• Make sure the exhaust system has no holes or loose connections. The system should be checked from time to time. If you hit something, or notice a change in the sound of the exhaust, have the system checked immediately.
• Do not run the engine in a garage or enclosed area except for the time needed to drive the vehicle in or out. The exhaust gases cannot escape, making this a particularly dangerous situation.
• Do not remain for a long time in a parked vehicle with the engine running. If it is unavoidable, however, do so only in an unconfined area and adjust the heating or cooling system to force outside air into the vehicle.
• To allow proper vehicle's ventila the inlet grilles i shield clear of sn er obstructions.
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• If you smell exh vehicle, open close the back plenty of fresh hicle. If you c fumes even tho other vehicles i area, have your your Toyota dei halation of exhau to death by gas
Facts about engine oil consumption
Engine oil has the primary functions of lubricating and cooling the inside of the engine, and plays a major role in maintaining the engine in proper working order.
It is normal that an engine should consume some engine oil during normal engine operation. The causes of oil consumption in a normal engine are as follows.
• Oil is used to lubricate pistons, piston rings and cylinders. A thin film of oil is left on the cylinder wall when a piston moves downwards in the cylinder. High negative pressure generated when the vehicle is decelerating sucks some of this oil into the combustion chamber. This oil as well as some part of the oil film left on the cylinder wall is burned by the high temperature combustion gases during the combustion process.
• Oil is also used to lubricate the stems of the intake valves. Some of this oil is sucked into the combustion chamber together with the intake air and is burned along with the fuel. High temperature exhaust gases also burn the oil used to lubricate the exhaust valve stems.
The amount of engine oil consumed depends on the viscosity of the oil, the quality of the oil and the conditions the vehicle is driven under.
More oil is consumed by high-speed driving and frequent acceleration and deceleration.
A new engine consumes more oil, since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder walls have not become conditioned.
Oil consumption: Max. 1.0 L per 1000 km (1.1 qt./600 miles, 0.9 Imp. qt./600 miles)
When judging the amount of oil consumption, note that the oil may become diluted and make it difficult to judge the true level accurately.
As an example, if a vehicle is used for repeated short trips, and consumes a normal amount of oil, the dipstick may not show any drop in the oil level at all, even after 1000 km (600 miles) or more. This is because the oil is gradually becoming diluted with fuel or moisture, making it appear that the oil level has not changed.
The diluting ingredients evaporate out when the vehicle is then driven at high speeds, as on an expressway, making it appear that oil is excessively consumed after driving at high speeds.
One of the most imp er vehicle maintenan> gine oil at the optin function will not be i is essential that the regularly. Toyota rec level be checked e the vehicle.
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Iridium-tipped spark plugs (2.4 L 4-cylinder [2AZ-FE] engine)
Your engine is fitted with iridium-tipped spark plugs.
Use only iridium-tipped spark plugs. Do not adjust gaps for engine performance or smooth driveability.
Iridium-tipped spark plugs (3.5 L V6 [2GR-FE] engine)
Your engine is fitted with iridium-tipped spark plugs.
Use only Toyota genuine iridium-tipped spark plugs and do not adjust gaps for your engine performance and smooth driveability.
For details about the spark plug type, see "Service specifications" on page 393 in Section 8.
The tandem master i is a hydraulic syste sub-systems. If eithe fail, the other will sti pedal will be hardei stopping distance wi brake system warning
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The brake booster us power-assist the br should quit while yoi bring the vehicle to pedal pressure. Ther vacuum for one or more!
• Do not pump the brake pedal if the engine stalls. Each push on the pedal uses up your reserved vacuum.
• Even if the power assist is completely lost, the brakes will still work. But you will have to push the pedal hard, much harder than normal. And your braking distance will increase.
The anti- lock brake system is designed to help prevent lock- up of the wheels during a sudden braking or braking on slippery road surfaces. This assists in providing directional stability and steering performance of the vehicle under these circumstances.
Effective way to press the ABS brake pedal: When the anti-lock brake system function is in action, you may feel the brake pedal pulsating and hear a noise. In this situation, to let the anti-lock brake system work for you, just hold the brake pedal down more firmly. Do not pump the brake in a panic stop. This will result in reduced braking performance.
The anti-lock brake system becomes operative after the vehicle has accelerated to a speed in excess of approximately 10 km/h (6 mph). It stops operating when the vehicle decelerates to a speed below approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
Depressing the brake pedal on slippery road surfaces such as on a manhole cover, a steel plate at a construction site, joints in a bridge, etc. on a rainy day tends to activate the anti-lock brake system.
A sound may be heard from the engine compartment for a few seconds when the engine is started or just after the vehicle begins to move. This means that the anti-lock brake system is in the self- check mode. This sound does not indicate a malfunction.
When the anti- lock tivated, the followi occur. They do not tion of the system:
• You may hear the tem operating and pulsating and the hicle body and may also hear the engine compartme hicle is stopped.
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Do not overestimate the anti-lock brake system: Although the anti-lock brake system assists in providing vehicle control, it is still important to drive with all due care and maintain a moderate speed and safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, because there are limits to the vehicle stability and effectiveness of steering wheel operation even with the anti-lock brake system on.
If tire grip performance exceeds its capability, or if hydroplaning occurs during high speed driving in the rain, the anti-lock brake system does not provide vehicle control.
Anti-lock brake system is not designed to shorten the stopping distance: Always drive at a moderate speed and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Compared with vehicles without an anti- lock brake system, your vehicle may require a longer stopping distance in the following cases:
• Driving on rough, gravel or snow-covered roads.
• Driving with tire chains installed.
• Driving over the steps such as the joints on the road.
• Driving on roads where the road surface is pitted or has other differences in surface height.
Install all 4 tires of specified size at appropriate pressure: The anti- lock brake system detects vehicle speeds using the speed sensors for respective wheels' turning speeds. The use of tires other than specified may fail to detect the accurate turning speed resulting in a longer stopping distance.
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