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    Toyota OEM OF

    I've owned several Toyotas over the years and usually use the oem filters as they are fairly inexpensive. About $4 a piece. Anybody (I am sure there is) know if these filters are worth using or am I wasting my $$ and engines by doing so?? Thinking about using Wix and Castrol Edge 0W-20 when...
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    No more steel canister filters huh?

    well i did have a pickup that was up and down.I mean instead if just wiping the sealing surface clean and screwing the new on now you have clean out the old oil, and use a o ring etc. Not much more just a few extra steps that you never did with steel cans. Its all easy to an old wretch like me...
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    New car 1st OC. when to change factory fill?

    Thanks fellas. I'm gonna change it tomorrow. Anybody know what Toyota uses for their fact oil. I gonna use M1 OW-20 in our new 17 Highlander. Been using that for some time now in our Avalon. Merry Christmas to all.
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    No more steel canister filters huh?

    Is it on the newer Toyotas or is all the auto world going to just pleated refill cartridges? Its a little more of a PIA to do but its ok with me. I can see whats in the pleats and what was in my oil. Kinda messy too. Ive been changing my own oil for over 40 years up until just a few years ago...
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    New car 1st OC. when to change factory fill?

    I know some of you like to get the factory fill out soon after break in. Is that mandatory with the new cars now or is it OK to wait until 1st recommended service at 10,000 mi? I think not myself! I want to change it now with 2500 mi not at 10,000. Any thought's. Thanks
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    Any body use Collinite #845 Insulator Wax?

    I found this stuff by accident on the web several years ago and it is wonderful. Pretty easy to put on and man does it last. Check their website out. Very good products.
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    Toyota Avalon Oil Specs

    I cant remember the link, I ran across it going through some sites i accidentally came to. It was an official toyota factory sheet though. Factory spec for the oil is 5w-30 dino though.
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    Swirl marks

    Nice call on the collinite. I dicovered this wax a year ago and i love the way it goes on & off and how well it works. Lasts along time too. And yes it does have a weird smell so it must be good right!! Not like the waxes that smell good so they must be good to use huh?? Cant find in any auto...
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    Toyota Avalon Oil Specs

    I just recently bought a 2012 Avalon. Standard V6 engine (only engine). Nowhere have I found where syn oil is recommended. On the official Toyota factory list of recommended oils for all their cars, it states to use reg oil for this year Avalon. It also says syn oil is ok for the same year and...
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    abbreviations on this site

    where here in this wonderful site can I look up all the abbreviations that are used here? Thanks
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    Honda Accord oil overfill

    Just had the first OC on my new 12 accord. The dealer did the work. I have a two year, unlimited mileage OC for free. I checked the dipstick after setting for over 2 hours and it is well above the full mark. I called the service desk and they informed me that it was ok to be over full. I have a...
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    Meguiars NXT Wax

    I put it on in partial sun and shade and it went & off really easy. it is so slippery now, feels good to the touch. seems to be a good product so far. Only time will tell...
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    Meguiars NXT Wax

    Howdy, I just bought a new car and I used the new Meguiars NXT 2.0 wax on it and it seems really nice to put on and take off. Safe for clearcoat too. Hasn't rained yet so don't know how well it will bead but I bet it is good. Seems to be a polymer coating so it last for a while here in the rainy...
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    Old school oil changer

    Thanks a bunch for all your advice!! I will keep the FF in until MM reads 30. My dealer is going to do my OC for free for 2 years and unlimited miles so that is good. Thanks again....
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    Old school oil changer

    Just bought a new 12 Accord. Honda says change at 20% on MM. I think it should be done much sooner. I believe with almost 2000 mi on the FF oil, it should be changed to rid of the break in contaminants, right? Or should I put some more miles on it? Most of the miles are freeway at 60 or 70 mph...
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