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    Caught someone doing a hit and run on my car

    If I could not confirm identity I'd call cops. If he accepted responsibility and cooperated, he'd get a break.
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    Older car repair advice

    How can anyone in all seriousness quantify/qualify on a balance sheet the safety of a car vs the safety of those in it????
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    why is it so hard to find a good body shop?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: rooflessVW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I always take my car to a high-end body shop. Whoever repairs BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Aston, etc... gets my business. </div></div> ...and you find THOSE shops...
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    0w20 OR 5W30: nissan maxima 2017

    ....and don't forget to CHANGE the AIR FILTER REGULARLY!!!!!!
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    [html]<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: smc733</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: smc733</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Not spending the money if it can be avoided. I'm at 93k. Next vehicle won't be a problematic Toyota for me.</div></div> It can't....Accept it. ...and once you get over 100k...
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    Car Stuff to do in London?

    A bit off the route is a great transportation museum....in Glasgow. <a href="https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/glasgow-riverside-museum" target="_blank">https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/glasgow-riverside-museum</a> All the cars are authentic! The cycle at the top (Honda CB400F) was...
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    Speakers - what and why

    Nice to see SEAS name come up...my Dynacos have 10" SEAS and they are smoooooth.
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    Any decent second tier tires for my car

    <a href="http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/tires/cooper/size/viewProductDetail.do?ra=%2Ftires%2Fcooper%2Fsize%2FviewProductResults&pc=31753&ar=40&rd=18&cs=225"...
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    Curse of the "bullet-proof" mystique... I think a lot of Toyo owners have this thing about "Toyota perfection" and that their car ought never need parts replaced to remain showroom perfect... At the 1st sign of wear or needed maintenance and their 8-year old car with 100k miles is deemed to be...
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    Factory lug nuts with aftermarket wheels?

    This is one of those mandatory items that IS mandatory.
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    2015 Jetta Sport detail...{PICS}

    Very nice Greg!
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    Which new car for my sister

    Easy....what teen doesn't want to be the 1st on the block with.....? <a href="http://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/niro/2017?cid=sem&ppc=y&aud=nro_b" target="_blank">http://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/niro/2017?cid=sem&ppc=y&aud=nro_b</a> It's gotten good reviews, and comes with that 10yr/100k...
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    more than 8 years since its restoration and paint

    Always loved the Corvair...the Monza is the boss!
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    Okay....no drops on the ground, no drop in oil level over 5k mile OCI...in short, no problems here at all...and you want to keep this puppy for another 100k miles or so....so... 1. You can address the weepage by running a couple of OCIs with HM oil, semi or full synthetic...semi is just...
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow, and here I was thinking I was missing out on Toyota reliability by choosing my Focus. <img src="/forums/graemlins/crazy2.gif" alt="crzy" title="crzy" height="15" width="15"...
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: smc733</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> There's been a <span style="font-weight: bold">seepage</span> under the car, but <span style="font-weight: bold">I assumed it was from the AC condensation</span> (it's below the...
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    Short trips thin vs thick conclusion?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: PimTac</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As mentioned before,why not stick with what you have been running? </div></div> Maybe OP's driving habits/circumstances have changed since the 1st perfectly run 275.9k miles....
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    $1100 down from $1700 does sound like a typical dealer:indie differential... But I still wonder why the indie was hesitant to do the job...unless I've misinterpreted that bit. I do know an indie who won't do late model Volvos...to many computer diagnostics involved, and another local garage...
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    $2,000 for Valve Cover on Corolla

    So not valve cover for $1700...had many here confused, that. Perhaps OP needs more details as to the meaning of "timing chain cover" and "reseal".... Perhaps the dealer felt the need to replace other parts along with what was stated by OP here...other parts could include water pump for...
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