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Looks like we're back to downloading EPCs

Postby Redrkt01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:06 pm

This message is posted on the parts reference page of www.toyodiy.com:

6 December, 2009
The diagrams are no longer available on this site. For reasons that are beyond our comprehension, Toyota of North America kept harrassing our ISP about them. It seems that they are really interested in quick profits from new car sales, so it is in their best interest that old cars fall apart asap.
The progress of course cannot be stopped, and the diagrams are available on numerous other websites around the world, so we feel this change will not have a significant negative impact on Toyota DIY-ers. For example google something like 78-01 ACCELERATOR LINK 78111C, and you shall find it. Contact us if you need help or have any other question on this subject.



I found this site completely invaluable. This blows pretty bad IMO.
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Postby mike325ci » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:19 pm

and i thought images just didn't show up on my browser/computer. :( :( :(

i really loved using the parts reference on that site... real bummer...
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Postby WarTowels » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:34 pm

I also liked using this site when I was away from my personal computer.

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Postby lupin1x » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:34 pm

well shit, I was there the other day and it wouldn't load, I thought that they were perhaps just down for maintenance...


anyone know of similar sites? :shrug:
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Postby Shaggz00 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:57 pm

+1!
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I tried three different computers cuz every other site seemed to be working fine. Stupid Toyota... ...did I say that?
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Postby Quakefire » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:06 pm

Damn I was using that yesterday
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Postby Locker » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:25 pm

thats awful news!! I used that on a regular basis
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Postby Corey » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:28 pm

We should start a petition and send it to toyota :shoots:
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Postby rio_cyber » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:43 pm

hm.,,...

it still works for me............
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Postby LegacyofDan » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:45 pm

some how i really doubt that they will care...not to be rude...but yeah :/

i used it too...sigh. :(
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Postby Redrkt01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:17 pm

I used it all the time. There are complaints about this all over the internet. I really do think a petition should be circulated to all the Toyota related clubs to see what we can do. If everyone at one time or another bought a $50 part they'd make way more money that way than eeking over the line on some small auto sale profit margin.

And how's the saying go? Dealers don't sell cars, they sell parts and labor for cars? That's the real bread and butter for the company and the dealer's association.
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Postby Meurz » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:38 pm

So those gaylords @ Toyota USA, who can't find most of the parts you need anyway, want to put MORE effort into making money/selling parts? :twisted:
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Postby DeeCee » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:09 pm

I just had a look at toyodiy and the diagrams work fine for me.
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Postby rio_cyber » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:44 pm

proxy server blockade od some sort i think :D :twisted:
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Postby Redrkt01 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:04 pm

Meurz wrote:So those gaylords @ Toyota USA, who can't find most of the parts you need anyway, want to put MORE effort into making money/selling parts? :twisted:


That's what I'm sayin'. I've talked to so many dealers in the US looking fro hard to find parts and they always come back and say they're long gone. Funny how I called a dealer outside of the US and found what i'm looking for immediately. Even the west coast dealers that try to be cool and ride the "JDM wave" can't find what I'm looking for. JDM specialists......my ass. But toyodiy always got me my part number and I always had an easy time ordering once I had my numbers straight.
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