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    2013 Pilot steering "stutter"...advice needed

    My cuz has this Pilot that besides having stiffer steering than his CR-V, the steering is just not smooth...it feels to me as if the steering is "knotchy", almost gritty, with a consistent skip or momentary intermittency....sorry but it's hard to verbalize the feeling. Anyway, the dealer says...
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    From Wheeler Dealers to FantomWorks

    Velocity Channel Most like Ed China's efforts under the hood, under the floorboards and inside the cabin to restore a car for a reasonable price...with little drama. Then there's FW with attitude to the max...everyone has one...and deep down no-holds-barred restorations for crazy costs (a $97k...
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    Sunshade for DVD screen not recessed in dashboard.

    Thought I'd post this if anyone was bothered by sun glare on the screen. Fabricated a pretty effective hood to shade the video screen of the new head unit....simple job. Mine is an the 05 camry but might work on most other cars. <img...
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    2005 Camry gets video backup camera bluetooth

    Looks/works great....excellent fit, good images....almost TOO bright! Very good sound too.... <img src="http://imageshack.com/a/img922/4918/XzD2Ba.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://imageshack.com/a/img921/3210/K6F52V.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img...
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    11-yr old Camry hood gets a repaint...

    Welllllll...... I got tired of this: ...the teenage hood with the zits...most of which came as a result of 2 months of 2x/week night drives on two-lane country highways.... ...and mismatched fading pinstripes that were applied without regard for a straight line! <img...
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    small leak....add sweller concentrate/additive?

    Well, Kitacam's seals are drip drip dripping....maybe a couple of DROPS occasionally...by which I mean, NOT EVERY DAY (I can't say why that is)....and just a couple of drops at most that disapate and disappear in a couple of weeks.....the engine was wiped clean after the last OC...no leak from...
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    Highspeed vibration, none below 70, and tire wear?

    Title says it all...would a tire wear unevenly if kept below the threshold of wobble.
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    Four tire vs five tire rotation: cost-effective?

    The thread on rotation has me thinking.... Like the title asks... Does anyone have any idea (what am I saying, all here have an idea!) or experience in rotating five new tires and see a signiicantly longer tread-life for the set of five over a set of four?
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    Top Tier Gas...Valero joins up

    I got Valero gas the other day and saw a sticker on the pump announcing that Valero joined Top Tier ... just thought I share....
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    Damage to my car from body shop....

    Kitacam's roof was losing it's clear coat and the under paint was crackling...so for it's 2nd anniversary with me I celebrated by giving it a new "rug"... but... They had to paint my roof twice after not sanding it smooth enough to remove the crackled OEM paint in spots...you could see the...
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    Best driving practices

    In response to the thread on highway idiocy: One of my "best practices" is to avoid driving side by side with another car or truck (especially), either to the left or on the right...so when passing I wait until the coast is totally clear such that I can pass the truck without delay.... I once...
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    Best reason to love the World Cup

    The newest Dish TV commercials and PiP commercials for Dish-TV... Love those Copacabana dancers...
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    Jesse Winchester: If we're treading on thin ice...

    ...then we might as well dance... RIP Jesse Winchester...died @ 69....announced on Friday. Very nice song writer of one of my favorite lines, here....
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    Check your spare...

    My neighbor went to clear his trunk to have the bumper repaired after a fender-bender and discovered that the spare was gone...never replaced by the tire dealer that had previously had it in the shop....8 months ago... Just sayin'......check your spare to make sure it's there.
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    The Camry's new wheels

    Here's Kitacam with its new wheels.... <img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img600/8954/9m40.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> Fondmetal from Italy...17-7J, 42mm offset
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    New Wheels...maybe

    ...I say maybe...depending on whether they fit... I got a line on these rims...17"ers up from the stock 15s....photoshopped here (on top) for comparisons.... They are 35 or 38mm offset (depending on different sites' specs)...VS the 50mm offset of the OEM wheels, it should be just about the right...
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    A wrinkle in tint....

    this is the SECOND wrinkle in the front window tint...the other time, last month, happened to the passenger side window 11 months after installation.... This week, on the driver's side in the same place....at the corner...anyone experience this...? any ideas? <img src="...
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    Cars drown in German floods...

    <a href="http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/euroflood060713/s_e05_RTX10F12.jpg" target="_blank">http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/euroflood060713/s_e05_RTX10F12.jpg</a>
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    Non-OEM dealer service?

    I get service coupons in the mail from a dealer other than Toyota...I had body work done there on my Altima as it was the insurance company's choice of shops...it's not a Nissan shop either... I took advantage of one...a free tire rotation...seemed like a nice dealer...and am considering it for...
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    Frankenbimmer bums me out

    Every time I see the TD Ameritrade ad on the tube with the tag line "surprise" ("surprise your house was built on an ancient burial ground"), I can help but see the BMW 2002 wheeled onto the set with a CGI'd front end...and pine for my old 2002 of 38 years ago. ...oh well....
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