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Pls Help Me Review This Car by rexlims(m): 8:57pm On May 28
Am about taking delivery of a 2008 Toyota Sienna in a couple of weeks. What are its major fails to watch out for as compared to other models before it?
Thanks car gurus as I expect Ur response.

Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by Taitaiwo: 9:11pm On May 28
I've the same model, very reliable, strong and fast. Use correct engine and gear oil, you'll be fine.
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by rexlims(m): 9:15pm On May 28
Taitaiwo:
I've the same model, very reliable, strong and fast. Use correct engine and gear oil, you'll be fine.
Someone mentioned about its oil cooler saying that's its major weakness and I have to check oil guage constantly
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by DMechyy: 7:08am On May 29
rexlims:
Am about taking delivery of a 2008 Toyota Sienna in a couple of weeks. What are its major fails to watch out for as compared to other models before it?
Thanks car gurus as I expect Ur response.

Sweet moto.

Use the right oil, dont connect your fan direct,don't wait till your fuel mil lights up before top up.

Enjoy your family and friends moto
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 1:38pm On May 29
rexlims:

Someone mentioned about its oil cooler saying that's its major weakness and I have to check oil guage constantly

It is fitted with a 3.5L V6 I believe the oil cooler lines could be rubber,. TSB was done by Toyota to change the rubber hose to metallic one. Checking oil gauge would not help your ministery as the rubber hose can give way on motion causing severe engine damage.

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Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by rexlims(m): 5:04pm On May 29
nurey:


It is fitted with a 3.5L V6 I believe the oil cooler lines could be rubber,. TSB was done by Toyota to change the rubber hose to metallic one. Checking oil gauge would not help your ministery as the rubber hose can give way on motion causing severe engine damage.
and Ur advice will be I change d oil cooler hose to metallic ones right?
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 6:20pm On May 29
rexlims:
and Ur advice will be I change d oil cooler hose to metallic ones right?

Yes if it isn't already metallic but I believe all 2010 Toyota with 3.5L V6 came with metallic oil cooler, it was 07 to 09 that majorly had the ruptured rubber cooler lines. Check the car first or just buy and do the change
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by rexlims(m): 7:17pm On May 29
nurey:


Yes if it isn't already metallic but I believe all 2010 Toyota with 3.5L V6 came with metallic oil cooler, it was 07 to 09 that majorly had the ruptured rubber cooler lines. Check the car first or just buy and do the change
Ok. Do u have an idea of how much it will cost?
Also where exactly is d oil cooler hose located?
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 7:19am On May 30
rexlims:

Ok. Do u have an idea of how much it will cost?
Also where exactly is d oil cooler hose located?

Don't know the price

Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by Alvin007: 7:22am On May 30
nurey:


It is fitted with a 3.5L V6 I believe the oil cooler lines could be rubber,. TSB was done by Toyota to change the rubber hose to metallic one. Checking oil gauge would not help your ministery as the rubber hose can give way on motion causing severe engine damage.
Mhen... I experienced this with a sienna I sold. Was driving on a sunny day with the ac on..loud gbedu..and viola...the oil alert indicator popped up on the instrument cluster....I was dazzled...kept wondering what was wrong.. Well...I managed to park by the road side..popped up the hood and realized that there was oil everywhere...thank goodness I parked immediately that indicator came up. I eventually bought a clip to hold the hose firmly...and then...topped up with 2 liters of 5w30...got scared of driving that ride till I found a buyer.

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Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 7:25am On May 30
Alvin007:

Mhen... I experienced this with a sienna I sold. Was driving on a sunny day with the ac on..loud gbedu..and viola...the oil alert indicator popped up on the instrument cluster....I was dazzled...kept wondering what was wrong.. Well...I managed to park by the road side..popped up the hood and realized that there was oil everywhere...thank goodness I parked immediately that indicator came up. I eventually bought a clip to hold the hose firmly...and then...topped up with 2 liters of 5w30...got scared of driving that ride till I found a buyer.

You are lucky other people had to rebuild their engines, even in US as the engine doesn't shutdown on low oil warning
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by rexlims(m): 7:36am On Jun 02
@nurey, do u have a workshop or a representative in Benin, so I can take d vehicle there for a complete change and subsequent servicing or repairs.
Thanks
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 9:31am On Jun 02
rexlims:
@nurey, do u have a workshop or a representative in Benin, so I can take d vehicle there for a complete change and subsequent servicing or repairs.
Thanks

I am in Benin, iguobazuwa exactly but I am not a mechanic, I am a farmer. I have showed you the location of the hose, let the mechanic check it first and you can drive the car around no issue just ensure you get the metallic oil cooler hose just to have rest of mind.

Gazzuzz has the hose in stock so he can help you get and waybill, but check 1st if it's metallic or rubber in the unit you bought
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by rexlims(m): 12:47pm On Jun 02
nurey:


I am in Benin, iguobazuwa exactly but I am not a mechanic, I am a farmer. I have showed you the location of the hose, let the mechanic check it first and you can drive the car around no issue just ensure you get the metallic oil cooler hose just to have rest of mind.

Gazzuzz has the hose in stock so he can help you get and waybill, but check 1st if it's metallic or rubber in the unit you bought
sorry, wrongly assumed u are a mechanic cos of Ur active status on car talk.
I have checked and it's d rubber hose.
Will reach out to gazzuzz.
Thanks for d tip.

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Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by eherbal(m): 1:52pm On Jun 02
Nice one nurey wink
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nymphomaniac(m): 8:36pm On Jun 02
nurey:


I am in Benin, iguobazuwa exactly but I am not a mechanic, I am a farmer. I have showed you the location of the hose, let the mechanic check it first and you can drive the car around no issue just ensure you get the metallic oil cooler hose just to have rest of mind.

Gazzuzz has the hose in stock so he can help you get and waybill, but check 1st if it's metallic or rubber in the unit you bought
how do you know so much about cars when you are a farmer? Any history of car repairs or you are just a pure enthusiast
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by 9icetoo(m): 9:09pm On Jun 02
nymphomaniac:
how do you know so much about cars when you are a farmer? Any history of car repairs or you are just a pure enthusiast
He is a jack of all trades. He can do everything. grin
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 9:13am On Jun 03
nymphomaniac:
how do you know so much about cars when you are a farmer? Any history of car repairs or you are just a pure enthusiast

Pure enthusiast
Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by nurey(m): 9:14am On Jun 03
9icetoo:

He is a jack of all trades. He can do everything. grin

Not really but I learned many trades b4 I entered university

Phone repair
Laptop repair
Plumbing work
Wiring work (household)

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Re: Pls Help Me Review This Car by surrogatesng: 1:49pm On Jun 03
i wonder oooo
nymphomaniac:
how do you know so much about cars when you are a farmer? Any history of car repairs or you are just a pure enthusiast

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