Toyota Blade V6.

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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby flygt4 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:46 pm

Yep can confirm the aurion pedal dance works on these blades too.It completely transforms the acceleration in 1st gear but requires a bit of feel for the throttle without the idiot proofing to stop you leaving a cloud of smoke. Not as bad as expected though if you wind into it a little like you would in any other moderately powered 2wd car, I suspect you would still be faster to 100km with it turned off.
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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby Al » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:41 pm

Yep sure makes the car feel different to drive after teh pedal dance.
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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby s4turn » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 pm

Havent been here in a while, but thought id notify others just in case.

I got a call from Toyota today about my 08 blade master needing the passenger air bag replaced.
this is being done under Toyota as a recall

I think this might be the details here:
https://www.toyota.co.nz/about-toyota/t ... and-yaris/
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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby Bling » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:21 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I might look into that one day for ours.
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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby thegreatestben » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Picked one of these up, noticed when inspecting the car it had paddling pool for a spare wheel well. Noticed these cars (more commonly under the Auris badge) have well documented problem of leaking around the tail lights and/or the rear body vents.

I stripped the car out and removed the tail lights, which I could see had definitely been leaking. I removed the old gaskets and replaced them with new ones I hand cut with a sheet of the same material from Para rubber ( $8 ). The original ones are adhesive backed and the new stuff wasn't so I used a tube of Selley's silicone sealant in conjunction with the gasket.

I put sealant around all of the penetration areas such as the studs on the tail lights, and the 2 plastic retainers plus any other grommets or clips in the area. I also removed the rear bumper as the body vents are also known to leak. I popped them out and added sealant to the seals, popped it back in and then ran a bead around the vents again. These are the commonly mentioned fixes so I went ahead and tested for leaks by spray the hose at the car while I sat in the boot.

Still leaks!

Turns out most of the leaking was coming from around the square holes which the bumper mount brackets are mounted into. I popped the brackets off, they have little square gaskets which I think had shrunk, they were still nice and soft but definitely weren't sealing, lots of dirt/dust build up around all these areas weren't helping. So cleaned and reapplied the gaskets with a dob of sealant.

Smashed the brackets back in, hose on.

Sorted.

TLDR, Put sealant around anything thats poking through a metal hole. $20 and a couple hours of your time.
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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby GDII » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Had the same issue with a Honda Logo. It also leaked at the joins in the rear quarter and roof panel in the water drain area at the top of the boot panel near the hinges.

Good effort fixing all the potential leak points. Dirt really messes with the gaskets on lights.
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Re: Toyota Blade V6.

Postby mlracing » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:53 pm

Interesting will have to check mine when I get back to NZ
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