2005 Toyota Avalon: Larger, More Luxurious and More Powerful Maintain its Quality with Partstrain Toyota Auto Body Parts

Written by Jenny Mc Lane


The new Avalon isrepparttar third generation of Toyota's large sedan, derived fromrepparttar 137862 samerepparttar 137863 midsize Toyota Camry andrepparttar 137864 Lexus ES330 entry-level luxury sedan. Toyota put considerable effort into givingrepparttar 137865 new Avalon a more distinct identity. It's now larger and more luxurious thanrepparttar 137866 Camry. It's also more powerful and roomier inside thanrepparttar 137867 Lexus ES330. "The all-new Avalon is distinctive, stylish andrepparttar 137868 most American vehicle of any Toyota product to date," said Don Esmond, senior vice president and general manager ofrepparttar 137869 Toyota Division inrepparttar 137870 United States.

The Avalon comes equipped with a new 3.5L V6 280-hp engine paired to a five-speed sequential shift automatic transmission. With this new engine,repparttar 137871 Avalon can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.6 seconds. An estimated fuel economy of 22 city and 31 highway miles per gallon is another amenity ofrepparttar 137872 new redesign. New exterior enhancements include a dual rear exhaust, front chrome grille, and a four-inch longer wheelbase. The extended wheelbase adds torepparttar 137873 interior space and comfort ofrepparttar 137874 passengers. Also new arerepparttar 137875 rear reclining seats, which recline up to 10 degrees.

Comfort isrepparttar 137876 key word when it comes torepparttar 137877 Avalon. The new Avalon is 5 inches longer than its predecessor is, and by reroutingrepparttar 137878 exhaust pipes, Toyota engineers created a flat floor inrepparttar 137879 back and 40.9 inches of legroom, versus 35.6 inches inrepparttar 137880 Lexus ES330. For added comfort,repparttar 137881 Avalon's rear seats recline by 10 degrees. Five long-legged adults can sit inrepparttar 137882 car comfortably. Forrepparttar 137883 driver and front-seat occupant, there are no legs knocking againstrepparttar 137884 center console. Rear passengers, includingrepparttar 137885 one inrepparttar 137886 middle, can rest their feet on a flat floor. Headroom is good. All models inrepparttar 137887 range feature front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, in addition to a driver's knee airbag. A brake-assist system determines whether a driver has usedrepparttar 137888 full potential ofrepparttar 137889 brakes in an emergency; ifrepparttar 137890 system senses that more braking is required, ABS will activate untilrepparttar 137891 pedal is released.

SVS II Deluxe Valve Refacer

Written by Chuck Downs, Service Manager


The SVS II Deluxe Valve Refacer isrepparttar most accurate Valve Refacer made today.

.0005 accuracy for standard chuck and .0002 accuracy for high-performance chuck. The Industry's Best.

The Kwik-Way CenterLine Chuck is what makesrepparttar 137798 SVS II Valve Refacer a cut above allrepparttar 137799 rest. Other Valve Refacers use Chucks, referred to as "center less". These use rollers to griprepparttar 137800 valve stem whilerepparttar 137801 Kwik-way Chuck uses two sets of independent balls that griprepparttar 137802 stem at two very distinct points. The advantage being, if you have a center less chuck and you're trying to grind an in-service valve, if there is any out-of-round onrepparttar 137803 valve stem, that out-of-round is transferred fromrepparttar 137804 rollers onrepparttar 137805 center less chuck torepparttar 137806 valve face. So your face run out will be no better than your stem run-out.

Withrepparttar 137807 Kwik-way Chuck, since it uses two sets of balls that capturerepparttar 137808 valve inrepparttar 137809 wear area ofrepparttar 137810 stem, will automatically re-centerlinerepparttar 137811 valve. What that means is when we grindrepparttar 137812 valve,repparttar 137813 face will come out true torepparttar 137814 center line ofrepparttar 137815 stem that actually rides inrepparttar 137816 valve guide.

In other words, if there is some wear onrepparttar 137817 stem surfacerepparttar 137818 Kwik-Way Chuck is going to compensate for that wear in such a way thatrepparttar 137819 resulting ground valve face is perfectly centered whenrepparttar 137820 valve is back inrepparttar 137821 engine.

Some valve manufacturers design their valves with a tapered stem. Because ofrepparttar 137822 unique way The Kwik-Way Chuck grabsrepparttar 137823 valve stem, taper has no influence onrepparttar 137824 precision ofrepparttar 137825 positioning ofrepparttar 137826 valve inrepparttar 137827 chuck. Other Valve Refacer Chucks may causerepparttar 137828 valve to tilt inrepparttar 137829 chuck. Without a way to compensate for valve stem taper, you cannot refacerepparttar 137830 valve withrepparttar 137831 same amount of accuracy as with a Kwik-Way machine.

The Kwik-Way Chuck is air activated. You simply push a button that will releaserepparttar 137832 two sets of balls and allow you to insertrepparttar 137833 valve. You will have a range of 4mm to 14.3mm withrepparttar 137834 standard or high perfermance valve chuck.

Another type if chuck used on other machines is a collet chuck. To give yourepparttar 137835 range of 4mm to 14.3mm you would need at least 5 or as many as 9 different collets to cover that range. As you now know, withrepparttar 137836 SVS II, there is no change over required for various stem diameters. And as you change collets there can be problems with repeatability because you can putrepparttar 137837 collet inrepparttar 137838 receiver with dirt or grit betweenrepparttar 137839 receiver andrepparttar 137840 collet. In that case, you will get inaccuracy. Also, if you have a tapered valve,repparttar 137841 collet will not compress torepparttar 137842 same tension at both points so again with a collet chuck and a tapered valve you get inaccuracy.

The same is true with an out-of-round valve. Becauserepparttar 137843 collet wants to compress uniformly aroundrepparttar 137844 circumference ofrepparttar 137845 stem. The bottom line is thatrepparttar 137846 other chucks grabrepparttar 137847 valve stem using a greater amount ofrepparttar 137848 valve surface, which can be a problem if there are any irregularities in that valve.

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