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Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,577
Posted By mcbrew
The xD does not have nearly the level of...

The xD does not have nearly the level of refinement that a Golf or a 3 series has. I traded in a Golf for the xD, so you can see where I'm coming from. It is largely based on the Yaris, although it...
Forum: For Sale 11-09-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,268
Posted By mcbrew
FS: xD oil filters, cabin filter, wrench, shift boot.

* (3) OEM oil filters
* (1) Cabin air filter
* Assenmacher TOY460 oil filter wrench
* OEM 5-speed shift boot, hardly used

Make me an offer!
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,205
Posted By mcbrew
TRD springs and shocks/struts. ...

TRD springs and shocks/struts.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/jmcbrew/Scion/xDsmall.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,050
Posted By mcbrew
Holy crap! Those are awful! I was thinking...

Holy crap! Those are awful!

I was thinking you all were just picky... but those really are bad. I wonder if the old style got bad safety ratings or something?
Forum: Engine/Performance 08-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,290
Posted By mcbrew
The display is a little optimistic on my xD......

The display is a little optimistic on my xD... But I keep track of every fill up on Fuelly.com. 199 fill-ups so far. My average is 34.9 MPG, but that includes a lot of trailer towing. I usually...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,979
Posted By mcbrew
Easy fix: take the seat out! Don't forget to...

Easy fix: take the seat out! Don't forget to move the jack, though... that wouldn't be comfortable. :laughing1:
Forum: Engine/Performance 07-01-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,532
Posted By mcbrew
Just Sea Foamed my intake... great results!

I just used a can of Sea Foam Spray in my xD's intake. I used it exactly per the instructions. Basically, insert the tube into the intake boot (between the MAF and the throttle), run the RPMs up to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,979
Posted By mcbrew
A lot of people aren't used to the seating...

A lot of people aren't used to the seating position in most newer Japanese compact cars. The seating position is a lot more upright. More like you are sitting in a dining chair rather than a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,982
Posted By mcbrew
Get it cleaned out and install a cabin filter......

Get it cleaned out and install a cabin filter... if you leave it too long, you're going to get a mildew smell that is nearly impossible to get rid of.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,592
Posted By mcbrew
You've driven it? It has a lot more low end...

You've driven it? It has a lot more low end torque than the gasoline engine. Yeah, overall horsepower is lower, but most people spend more time at 2,000 RPM than 6,000 RPM.

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Forum: Suspension 05-12-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,513
Posted By mcbrew
Friendly reminder - Spare tire pressure!

Just did the 60k mile oil change on my xD, and a few other things in preparation for a trip I am taking this weekend. While I was checking the tire pressure, and I decided to check the spare. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,285
Posted By mcbrew
Are you guys replacing worn out brake pads or...

Are you guys replacing worn out brake pads or replacing good ones for performance reasons? I'm always curious as to how many miles people get out of their brakes.

I'm pretty easy on brakes,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,450
Posted By mcbrew
Just took another pic after putting my cargo box...

Just took another pic after putting my cargo box on it. The box is Sears exCargo brand, but is made by Thule.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b91/jmcbrew/Scion/IMG_0533.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,592
Posted By mcbrew
You're thinking of the electronic diff lock. ...

You're thinking of the electronic diff lock.

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I know people who have dealt with trying to import...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,924
Posted By mcbrew
I think the Scion "brand" is still pretty...

I think the Scion "brand" is still pretty unknown. People know the xB1, but aren't familiar with the others. Kinda like VW used to be. Everyone knew the beetle, but the other models weren't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,982
Posted By mcbrew
The drIn clogs with bits Of leaves and bugs and...

The drIn clogs with bits Of leaves and bugs and stuff. Now that yours is clear, go ahead and install a cabin filter and prevent it from clogging again.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,560
Posted By mcbrew
Oil consumption was for '08 models. My '09 does...

Oil consumption was for '08 models. My '09 does not burn oil during a 10,000 mile OCI.
Forum: Exterior 04-04-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,837
Posted By mcbrew
I bought these lights from Sparks before me car...

I bought these lights from Sparks before me car was even delivered. First thing I did when I brought me car home was swap pit the lights. I haven't had a problem in over two years and nearly 60,000...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,450
Posted By mcbrew
I bought mine at eTrailer. I got the Thule Aero...

I bought mine at eTrailer. I got the Thule Aero rack. I have owned Yakima and am not a fan of the round bars. Thule has a less expensive line that is square, but I really like the look,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,592
Posted By mcbrew
He's bringing it to the US? As far as I know,...

He's bringing it to the US? As far as I know, the 1.4 liter turbodiesel hasn't been EPA tested. How is he getting it into the country? Or is he in Europe?
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,560
Posted By mcbrew
Just to clarify terminology: the recall issue...

Just to clarify terminology: the recall issue didn't affect "brake assist," it could reduce vacuum assist. Brake assist is a system that our xDs have which applies full braking if it detects an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By mcbrew
I have been impressed by the A/C in the xD. We...

I have been impressed by the A/C in the xD. We have hot humid summers in MD. Many 90+ days, and even a few 100+ days. Humidity is outrageous. I usually end up turning the fan down to the lowest...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,181
Posted By mcbrew
$5.73 from TRD Sparks... that's the blade AND the...

$5.73 from TRD Sparks... that's the blade AND the refill.
Forum: Engine/Performance 02-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,272
Posted By mcbrew
'09 with 54,000 miles on it. No problems, just...

'09 with 54,000 miles on it. No problems, just the recall repair. Five oil changes, replaced manual trans fluid with synthetic, and one set of tires.

Here's the real question: What do you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,181
Posted By mcbrew
I always just get refills from Toyota. When I...

I always just get refills from Toyota. When I ordered what I thought were refills from TRD Sparks, I got the whole wiper blades, front and rear. Anyway, in most cases, the OEM blades will work...
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