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    Arco graphite

    Oops, didn’t see his post, sorry.
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    Arco graphite

    PM ArcoGraphite, he would probably really like to have it.
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    Rental, small moving truck?

    IF you rent a truck, double check the size/weight limit for coverage on your auto insurance policy. Rental places always offer it, but policies vary in what is covered and what is not.
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    Subaru Japan now only recommends two oil grades 0W30 and 10W50

    I’m told Subaru is the Japanese word for Pleiades, don’t know if that is true.
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    Subaru Japan now only recommends two oil grades 0W30 and 10W50

    Pleiades is the name of the constellation that adorns Subaru logos on their grilles.
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    Quickstrut for Camry

    5k miles on a’12 Avalon and an ‘07 RAV4 with KYB Quik-struts. Totally pleased.
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    JT&K

    That would be JT& L. sorry.
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    JT&K

    What does this JT&K 1942, 1943, and 1944 stand for? I find it on army weaponry, bags, holsters, slings, and other soft military items. Even the reproductions advertise the moniker on their offerings. Anyone?
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    2011 toyota avalon 3.5 synthetic oil interval

    Might consider rethinking the filter and even the oci. The filter is a cartridge type and I’ve found the OEMs to be available in bulk and cheaper than Fram. I use 5k as an interval on synthetic in my ‘12 Avalon, but was told not to push it consistently if you are looking to bag mega miles with...
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    Question about New Struts

    Those Excel-G struts that you bought, did they come with new springs? Lot of reading in this thread, but I couldn’t find the part where you replaced the broken spring.
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    Whats the recommened oil for a 2gr-fe with the famous piston slap noise when cold?

    I also use OEM cartridge filters. They are not very restrictive I’m told. Don’t know if that helps the cold temp piston slap or not.
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    Whats the recommened oil for a 2gr-fe with the famous piston slap noise when cold?

    The ‘07 Rav4 I service has used pp5w30 from day one. 120k and runs strong, Owners manual and oil cap both call for 5w30.
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    Pennzoil Rebate FAIL

    For the record, Shell rebate center just sent me a PIN and the directions to redeem my e-card rebate. Lot of involvement to Astro 14’s point. Time value. At least I will get what I originally wanted, and this ordeal may enlighten others. Again, I thank all of you for your thoughts.
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    Maintenance required light

    Welcome to Illinoistan.
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