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    2016 Toyota 2GR-FKS Tacoma Oil Recommendations?

    I'm coming from the world of pushrod OHV 5w30 engines and am trying to figure out a good oil for a 2016 Toyota Tacoma with the 2GR-FKS engine that has variable valve timing and all kinds of goodies. I'm not sure what kind of additive packs in what oils would be good for all the things going on...
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    Auxiliary Fog/Flood Light Choices

    Hello all. I'm trying to do some research on putting some extra flood lights on a 2003 Ford Taurus. I've got an idea on how to mount them but I'm not sure of what lights to get. I've been eyeballing the Hella Optilux 1450 as a halfway decent yet affordable light. Basically, I want something that...
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    21 year old Motorcraft fuel filter - Cut Open

    Hey all, I got in on a good deal for a bunch of filters and ended up paying $3.85 for a WIX (NAPA Gold) fuel filter for my 1994 Ford Explorer (parts vehicle). With the lack of maintenance it's seen I figured I would find a factory original fuel filter on it and sure enough, I did. The Explorer...
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    SuperTech ST8A Cut Open - Unknown mileage [Video]

    Hey guys. I recently bought a 1994 Ford Explorer as a non-running parts vehicle. I've since done a little work to get it running, just to see what I have. Naturally, I did an oil change on it since I know nothing about it's history. It looked like the oil filter had been on there a little while...
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    Lifter Noise - What to do?

    Hello all. I've posted a few questions about my vehicle before but this one's a bit more specific. It's a 1991 Ford Explorer with the 4.0 OHV Cologne engine. Notorious engine for top end valvetrain noise due to lack of lubrication. Long story short, I went in to replace the lower intake gasket...
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    Questions on adding a coolant filter

    (TL;DR is underlined) I've already taken the leap to buy a coolant filter and housing (Wix 24019 & 24070) to install on my 1991 Ford Explorer. I realize that it's overkill and some people might consider it unnecessary. However, I'm doing this because after yanking the engine out and in the...
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    High miles but new seals - HM or straight syn?

    Hello all. Recently, I pulled the engine from my 1991 Ford Explorer (4.0L OHV, 227,400 miles) and replaced a bunch of seals due to severe leaking. I had originally posted here about that and while the leak was manageable, it quickly gave way and started going at a rate of 1.5 quarts in 400...
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    Remote/Auxiliary Spin-On Filter for Auto-Trans

    Little background: I have a 1991 Ford Explorer with the automatic A4LD transmission with factory auxiliary cooler. I recently replaced the rubber hoses on the aux cooler and noticed the ATF that drained out was darker than I had expected. It was closer to black/brown than it was to fresh, clear...
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    1991 Ford Explorer 4.0 OHV Cologne: Oil Recommend?

    I tried doing a search on here and didn't see much in the way of discussion for these 4.0L engines. I just got myself a used 1991 Explorer that has done a bit of sitting around for the last 2 years. Assuming the previous owner was doing 3,000 OCI (he has the next change due in 2,873.2 miles) it...
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    Rotella 15W-40 for various OPE?

    Hello all. I've been doing some lurking around here as well as some searches and I see some positive remarks about 15W-40 (such as Shell Rotella) in small engines and OPE applications. I have a few questions in this regard. I own varying equipment with varying age and ideally it would be nice...
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    Suggestion for a newbie? 1992 Chev Suburban

    Hey all. I've been a lurker on here for a while but recently registered because I want to ask a few specific questions that I haven't been able to find answers for. First off, I want to say that the "Motor Oil University" has been very insightful and has made me understand aspects of oil that I...
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