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First problem ever with a Toyota. Cheap to fix

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Started up my Tuna yesterday morning and there was a funny noise coming from the front of the car.

The wife said it must be the engine. My reply was it's a Toyota and they never have anything go wrong.

After our trip out, went to Toyota and they had a look and found that the noise was coming from the Aircon:

 

Into the Aircon: department they have, and they took out the Filter only to find it had a small hole in it (It was a new one only replaced some 300km ago)

 

Their report was something had got in and eaten it. They then proceeded to take the whole Aircon apart, not a small job. And there it was a dead baby mouse in the fan set up. As luck would have it it hadn't eaten any wires so they cleaned everything and reassembled.

 

Took two of them just over of 2.1/2 hours. Total cost was 492bht inc: (the price for a new Filter) Labour was free. How for Buddha sake do they make any monies. Whatever big thank you to Toyota K.P.Phet.

 

N/B and yes before anyone asks they did supply me with a couple of FREE hot coffees while I waited. I turned down the snacks & the cold drinks.

 

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Can also be a scam (went in for service )

I had a similar situation

Man jumps in car suddenly produces the same filter (with mice poo in it )

Says have to replace & clean 

so when i got back home looked in the manual 

Guess what he would have had to taken out the glove box to get to it (he wasn't even on that side of the car )

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By selling a 6K Truck for 3 times its worth. Thats the way to do it.! They aint Dumb.😀

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1 hour ago, fredob43 said:

 

Took two of them just over of 2.1/2 hours. Total cost was 492bht inc: (the price for a new Filter) Labour was free

Guess car must still be under warranty if labour was free.

 

Anyway, don't know why people still bother to start a thread on this forum, when the first 2 replies are already troll posts

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It could be that you are a valued customer, in their place every couple of months changing the oil etc....:thumbsup:

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Filters by nature have holes in them , many many tiny holes.

 

Mice story sounds like the typical car stealership crapola to fool the dope into buy a new filter.

 

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5 minutes ago, Susco said:

Guess car must still be under warranty if labour was free.

 

Anyway, don't know why people still bother to start a thread on this forum, when the first 2 replies are already troll posts

Well you guessed wrong. It is well out of warrantee now.

 

But I make you right about posting on TVF I see now that they are so desperate for posters that they TVF are now informing you Via your personal Email account of any replies.

 

Sorted that marked them as junk and blocked them. Nice try TVF but you have hit the cliff as far as I'm concerned.   

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7 minutes ago, transam said:

It could be that you are a valued customer, in their place every couple of months changing the oil etc....:thumbsup:

Twice a year if you want to know. And I don't get any special treatment. Just the same as everyone else.

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3 minutes ago, fredob43 said:

Well you guessed wrong. It is well out of warrantee now.

 

But I make you right about posting on TVF I see now that they are so desperate for posters that they TVF are now informing you Via your personal Email account of any replies.

 

Sorted that marked them as junk and blocked them. Nice try TVF but you have hit the cliff as far as I'm concerned.   

You need to go into TVF settings and change how you are informed of stuff, quite easy. If you never altered stuff, I would suggest you do a security scan to see if anything is lurking.

That info is also free.....😇

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Just now, fredob43 said:

Twice a year if you want to know. And I don't get any special treatment. Just the same as everyone else.

Sorry, I thought you changed synthetic oil/filter every 5kkm......😊

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9 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

Filters by nature have holes in them , many many tiny holes.

 

Mice story sounds like the typical car stealership crapola to fool the dope into buy a new filter.

 

Some people on here are totally clueless with their replies. I was standing next to my lump as I always do, as the started work on it and there was a hole of around an inch in a new filter.

If you had read my post you would have seen that their was a Dead mouse on the fan. Also that it was making a noise. So please don't refer to me as a dope. Suggest you don't post if you cant say anything pleasant. Your just another one of the people that Susco referred to. A troll poster. 

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7 minutes ago, transam said:

Sorry, I thought you changed synthetic oil/filter every 5kkm...…😊

I do that's twice a year. Normally. Question why does it bother you what other peeps do. Unlike some I have lots of cash, so for me 4.500bht once a year is as cheap as chips.  

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14 minutes ago, transam said:

It could be that you are a valued customer, in their place every couple of months changing the oil etc....:thumbsup:

Yeah that happens but KP Toyota ain't too bad but truth has to be told as long as it's not too technical as I found out with my Vigo, it was me telling them and showing them my back axel was out of alignment after Cockpit found it that is why I don't use Toyota they can only service simple stuff.

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One thing Freddy has learned, clear out all the McD wrappers before locking the doors, those mousey rascals are attracted to a few McD crumbs.....🤭

 

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So there is one happy and modest Freddy here, shame its a Hamster..i think...:shock1:

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