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    Asalamulaikum Everyone,

    I am in search of Diesel Corolla 2005-08.

    Can anyone do me a big favor and list some things that I should check to determine if the Corolla is fit for buying?

    How can I determine if the Diesel Engine is in good shape?

    Would really apperciate if Xulfiqar can help.

    A Checklist would be great help

    Many thanks


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    its a good car ... but usually good for long range drives... just check how often the oil was changed .. u mite get a hint of how much it has been abused ... Oil change at 2500km...

    Fog lights for this model suck .. I would advise u to get them sealed from silicon before they are installed.

    The compartment above the ash tray has a delicate door so keep it closed as it can break easily.

    The thingy around the sound pre will pop out a little bit in summers.

    Use the same rimm size as recommended by the manufacturer. ..

    2004 model had an issue that when parked at a signal ..the cooling got deteriorated.. but very good when accelerating ... 2005 didnt have this issue. ..therefore 2004 burnt less fuel...

    Overall ... I would say its an awesome car... just heavy on maintenance



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    Thanks for the reply and valuable suggestions.

    How does it require high maintenance?


    Quote Originally Posted by Aerojet View Post
    its a good car ... but usually good for long range drives... just check how often the oil was changed .. u mite get a hint of how much it has been abused ... Oil change at 2500km...

    Fog lights for this model suck .. I would advise u to get them sealed from silicon before they are installed.

    The compartment above the ash tray has a delicate door so keep it closed as it can break easily.

    The thingy around the sound pre will pop out a little bit in summers.

    Use the same rimm size as recommended by the manufacturer. ..

    2004 model had an issue that when parked at a signal ..the cooling got deteriorated.. but very good when accelerating ... 2005 didnt have this issue. ..therefore 2004 burnt less fuel...

    Overall ... I would say its an awesome car... just heavy on maintenance



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    The fliters and oil is expensive ..
    Go for Delo Gold nothing less
    And coz the change comes after every 2500km to 3000km .. in petrol cars it comes from 4500 to 5000km depending on oil.

    Have the car since 2004 and only had to go to the mechanic once .. only for A/C gas change as its cooling got ineffective by time.

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    Thanks

    So, are there any points I should know when I go check a car? I really don't want to end up with bad engine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerojet View Post
    The fliters and oil is expensive ..
    Go for Delo Gold nothing less
    And coz the change comes after every 2500km to 3000km .. in petrol cars it comes from 4500 to 5000km depending on oil.

    Have the car since 2004 and only had to go to the mechanic once .. only for A/C gas change as its cooling got ineffective by time.

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    First of all search for a less driven car. To check engine, start the car and open the engine oil cover...check for blowby if any. Remember that diesel cars want quick oil change, but on the other hand less visits to mechanics in terms of other maintenance. Better to take some reliable mechanic (ustaad jee) with u if u r going to deal with diesel car for the first time.

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    Thanks for the reply and tips.

    This will be my first time with Diesel engine. I want learn about it as much as possible.

    So, if there is blowby that engine is no good; right?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmeerUsman View Post
    First of all search for a less driven car. To check engine, start the car and open the engine oil cover...check for blowby if any. Remember that diesel cars want quick oil change, but on the other hand less visits to mechanics in terms of other maintenance. Better to take some reliable mechanic (ustaad jee) with u if u r going to deal with diesel car for the first time.

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    blowby is due to many reasons, but if it not there...then the engine will be perfectly fine.

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    Thanks. Anything else I should look for. Like color or amount of smoke?

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    one of my neighbours owns a 2003 2.od saloon in black color and no one would believe but that car is only 19000 kms genuinely driven and it still smells like a new car : p

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    ^ ^ GIVE ME ADDRESS . I wanna steal This car

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuhammadMusa View Post
    one of my neighbours owns a 2003 2.od saloon in black color and no one would believe but that car is only 19000 kms genuinely driven and it still smells like a new car : p
    i think parked rahi hogi
    warna chlnay wali car to itni km millage pe nahe hoti

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    These are some key factors u need to consider before buying used diesel vehicle.

    1)Exhaust
    Look at the exhaust to see if there is an excessive build up of soot on the vehicle. If so, then there is a problem with the engine combustion or in the exhaust itself.
    2)Engine Oil
    Take a look at the dipstick and see what color the oil is. If you notice a little bit of white, or a milky substance on the stick, then you will want to keep walking to another vehicle. This means that there is some internal problems with the engine and it will need to be replaced. You can also look under the vehicle to see if any of the oil is leaking. A quick look around the engine compartment for tell tale signs of oil around the gaskets is another sign of a problem.
    3) Try starting the vehicle from a cold start to see how it cranks over. If it takes a long time, then there are problems.
    4)Exhaust Smoke
    When the car is running you will see what kind of exhaust is coming from it. A light black color is good, but if it is too thick, or has a white color, then there is a problem within the engine.

    Hope it helps
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    My one query, Can the 2D be converted to automatic transmission? I am talking about the 08-current models. If so, how to get the required things done without changing the engine.
    Proud to be Pakistani

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    That's awesome. Many thanks for the help.

    Quote Originally Posted by camshaft View Post
    These are some key factors u need to consider before buying used diesel vehicle.

    1)Exhaust
    Look at the exhaust to see if there is an excessive build up of soot on the vehicle. If so, then there is a problem with the engine combustion or in the exhaust itself.
    2)Engine Oil
    Take a look at the dipstick and see what color the oil is. If you notice a little bit of white, or a milky substance on the stick, then you will want to keep walking to another vehicle. This means that there is some internal problems with the engine and it will need to be replaced. You can also look under the vehicle to see if any of the oil is leaking. A quick look around the engine compartment for tell tale signs of oil around the gaskets is another sign of a problem.
    3) Try starting the vehicle from a cold start to see how it cranks over. If it takes a long time, then there are problems.
    4)Exhaust Smoke
    When the car is running you will see what kind of exhaust is coming from it. A light black color is good, but if it is too thick, or has a white color, then there is a problem within the engine.

    Hope it helps

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    oil change at 3000 kms is very absurd, the old VW aircooled had this mileage interval and it used no filter, You are good for 5000 kms oil changes on this engine easily, if something like 3000 kms is written on the owners manual then ask Toyota WTH is it? This is a 2000 year above car not a VW designed in the 1940s.

    You should be able to start a stone cold engine with one preglow cycle easily
    You should ensure the engine reaches optimum temperature everytime the vehicle is driven
    You should ensure the oil is hot before the engine is requested for power.

    (meaning - if the car has direct fan and no thermostat - run away - its probably a pile of junk)

    You should see blowby go down when the engine is revved to 1800 or 2000 rpm.
    Visually verify the injection pump cold start device is working
    audibly verify the injectors are not nailing
    touch the high pressure injection pipes - you should feel the hammer effect in them, they should feel similar in all.

    Ensure the timing belt is changed on time along with other service parts like water pump etc, make sure you dont see any rust in the cooling system or jugaarbaazi pipes etc.

    Ask for when the brakes were serviced and what sort of parts were used, ask if they ever changed the brake fluid. Inspect the suspension and steering parts for good serviceability.

    People who say "alhamdullilah I never spent a paisa on this car" is a sign of the car becoming a money pit for you. A car is a machine that needs tending and upkeep with spare parts. If they forgot this then all the jobs that were required under their ownership are now going to come out of your pocket.

    the exhaust will be packed with carbon soot (its a diesel) it will be slightly oily too.
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    Xulfiqar, many many thanks for the guidance. I've made a checklist and shortlisted vehicles from Bolee, Olx and Pakwheels. Hopefully will have something good in a week or two. Thanks again.

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    Few questions, What are jugaarbaazi pipes? Where are they located? Someone suggested there should be no blow-by, your post suggests that there'll be blow by, which will decrease when RPM is taken to 1800. How do I measure blow-by? What about color of exhaust? How should it look? Thanks again

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    I checked a CNG Cultus today and it spit oil with blowby. There was almost no blowby but I had oil on my hands. What does oil from blowby mean?

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    Hi There,

    I own a 2D Saloon, 2005, White, with ABS, done around 130,000, Sindh registered in my name... totally maintained by Toyota.
    I am very happy with it and is doing perfect. Engine not opened and in perfect condition, no blow. Normally using it for long routes like Islamabad - Hyderabad and believe me it give 20 K/L with AC on long and 15 - 16 K/L local with AC.
    Planning to buy a 2009 - 2010 2D Saloon. Visited Toyota but they have stopped producing 2D Saloon =(
    If interested let me know as I am planning to buy Altis 6 Speed

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