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    Best 0w16 oil?

    Does Toyota have any cars with OLM's? I thought all their cars had 10K OCI's except in the severe use category.
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    Pennzoil Platinum EURO LX 0W-30 Made in Germany

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by jeepman3071</div><div class="ubbcode-body">German <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Castrol</span> Pennzoil <img src="/forums/graemlins/LOL.gif" alt="LOL" title="LOL" height="19" width="15" /></div></div> or...
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    Vibration- need help

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by MParr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Tire or rim problem. If you have alloy wheels, it's most likely the tire. Jack the car up, spin the wheel assembly and look for it being out of round or the tread being out laterally...
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    I think I'm going to try Nokian 8 studded tires

    I'm seriously considering the Nokian Entyre 2.0 next time my Volvo needs tires. A Swede I work with questions whether Volvos would reject a tire manufactured in another Scandinavian country. He indicated that it was almost certain that it would reject a tire built in Norway but Finland might...
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    Turanza Serenity Plus vs Cinturato P7 Plus vs Premier

    Both the Volvo and 2014 Camry have Michelin Premiers. It's reasonably good at everything except perhaps treadwear which is just kind of OK. I wouldn't call them excessively loud but they're not quiet either. The Continenetal LS has my eye for the next set of tires.
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    Long line at the air pump

    I realized that I hadn't checked the pressure in my spare tires for quite some time. One of the Camry's with a space saver was down to 18 lbs, the other Camry's space saver was at 42. The Volvo with a full service spare was at 15 lbs. I've got to do better for sure.
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    Will the chemistry of low visc oils catch up to physical properties of thicker ones

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by kschachn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And why the constant reference to 0W oils? Is the 0W-40 I use in my BMW too thin?</div></div> Isn't the conclusion that even 0 weight is too viscous at start up, even during summer?
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    Castrol or M1 Euro 0W-40?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: motech</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've used both, with no difference in oil performance according to the UOA. I have 'felt' since my last oil change that the M1 allows the engine to rev a little easier, with...
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    Bad Discount Tire experience

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dwgwater</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I sent my son over to DT to get a right rear flat fixed/replaced as he'd driven it around low too long. To my surprise, he returned with three new Ohtsu tires. The salesman at DT...
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    Michelin Defender LTX M/S ~3,000 mile review.

    I put a set of Defenders on my 97 Camry last July. They've been rotated one time. This car takes 195x70X14 tires and there aren't many choices. I like Michelin tires primarily because they come round and stay round. These Defenders replaced a set of Michelin Destiny which was Discount Tires...
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    Very disturbing experience with Toyota dealer

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ARB1977</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Reasons why you should learn your car. Saved hundreds of dollars doing maintenance myself. Purchase a factory service manual.</div></div> Your statement assumes two facts not in...
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    Very disturbing experience with Toyota dealer

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: zzyzzx</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: teddyboy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A month or so ago a door handle broke. It was just over $100 to...
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    Very disturbing experience with Toyota dealer

    I have a 97 Toyota Camry with 303K miles. My preference would be to take the car to the dealership for maintenance but I decided a good while back that they look for things to do so that they can pad their bill. The last couple of years I've been relying more and more on an independent garage...
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    Got hit this past Saturday. I'm OK but shaken

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ducked</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: teddyboy</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Got hit this past Saturday. I'm OK but shaken

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ducked</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: teddyboy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">....I'm not inclined to quit. Doing so would be particularly...
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