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    Another problem with my Toyota.......

    My sqeakey clean <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> 01 4Runner has 76,000 (not even broken in) and zero issues or problems. When I'm 50 miles from pavement I'm glad it was made in Japan. <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title=""...
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    Shaq is a gentleman!

    I know of a couple incidents where Shaq did some really amazing things for kids with cancer here in Utah. NONE of the local NBA players even came close to the generosity Shaq displayed. FWIW I can't stand the NBA but I respect Shaq. <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title=""...
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    Danica Patrick IRL Driver

    I saw those pics before the link was deleted and she is now my favorite racer. If you prefer fat good ol' boys have fun. I bet I can still parallel park better than her! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title=""...
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    Gatorback belts???

    I installed them recently on my wife's 99 Soob Legacy and my 98 Nissan Frontier. They seem to be doing great. The only bad belt I've encountered lately was an Autozone Duralast. It lasted 100 miles on my Nissan's air conditioning compressor. I'd stay away from those. I did notice some belt...
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    The new Jeep

    Aw man thats nasty. I'd take any old Jeep Wagoneer or a Commando over that thing. <img border="0" alt="[Freak]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/freak2.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/patriot.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title=""...
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    Now the oven element burns out!

    Ebay kicks @$$! Last weekend I bought $110.00 dollars worth of NEW Snap-On tools for $56.00 (including 2nd day shipping). This is right up there with the 2500 vacuum sealer bags I scored for 11.00 dollars. Sometimes I forget to look for stuff on Ebay and I usually regret it. <img...
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    PC-cillin(TrendMicro) any good?

    I use Nod32. You can read about the AV apps at virusbulletin.com. Very light resource use and it found a Trojan that Norton AV missed for who knows how long. <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/patriot.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title=""...
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    5 Cylinder Engines

    I can't see anything inherently bad with an inline 5. A connecting rod on the crank every 72 degrees shouldn't be worse than every 90 degrees in a 4. Since Mitsubishi's patent ran out on counter-rotating balance shafts you can probably smooth out anything besides a single cylinder. I would only...
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    Have you ever had a 4x4 system fail?

    I've never had a 4x4 part fail except for a locking hub on my old CJ-5. I have seen a lot of busted, stranded vehicles with 4x4 but they were usually being used in a manner that I don't think they were designed for. Some kid was literally jumping one of the square-eyed Wranglers going up a...
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    What happened to Madponcho

    The particular blend of oil he used may be gone but he has nailed some good points. Will anyone who reads his test still do 3000 mile OCIs? Not unless they're crazy. Was the Amsoil thickening issue widely known before he tracked it? Had anyone tracked a TBN reading like reading the sports...
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    Mobil1 or Valvoline?

    Wix filters are excellent but why be such a cheapskate on oil with that nearly new truck? If you want to run 5000 miles look to a blend like the Motorcraft (Conoco) 5w-30. Less than 2.50 a qt. I wouldn't run all climate past 3K. Be nice to that engine and you'll get an insane number of miles...
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    AC delco FF = Fram

    I looked at a Fram fuel filter in a store and it was made in Israel. I think they should know about filtering dust over there. <img border="0" alt="[I dont know]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/dunno.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" />...
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    Cut open a 1986 Fram 3614

    Looks like the one I dissected a year ago. I guess they haven't gone downhill. They sucked in the old days too. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" /> Did the filter media feel brittle? <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title=""...
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    Best Cordless Drill/Screwdriver?

    I asked some of the old timers who work on building maint. where I work and their impressions were Makitas last the longest. Milwaukees are next in longevity and DeWalts don't hold up as well as either. These guys use their cordless drill daily and they look pretty beat up after a short time...
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    Elves' favorite filter

    Napa Gold <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/patriot.gif" />
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    M1 or GC......again

    I like to keep my iron where it belongs and not in the UOA so I'm voting for GC. <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/patriot.gif" />
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    Fuel Filter Change?

    Toyota claims the fuel filter is a lifetime unit on my 01 4Runner. This is one of those manufacturer recomendations that I think are bad for the owner. (Like Honda calling for break in oil to be run 5000 miles.) I changed it at 30,000 & 60,000. <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title=""...
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    Bought a 68 Dodge Truck w/383, 55,000 Miles, What Oil to Use in MI?

    Sweet rig! No navigation system, no ABS, no warning labels plastered all over everything, really cool. <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Patriot]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/patriot.gif" />
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    Mobil1 oil update

    <img border="0" alt="[Off Topic!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/offtopic.gif" /> <blockquote>quote:<hr />New cars are considered to be within normal consumption at a qt in 800 miles. <hr /></blockquote>I would dump any new vehicle that consumed oil like that and consider it a lemon...
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    toyota fill for life trans.

    My 01 4Runner has the 3.4 and the automatic. I'm pretty sure the book said to replace the trans fluid every 60,000. Maybe they use different fluids but I call <img src="http://www.allwest.com/~mona45/bs.gif" alt=" - " /> on any "lifetime" maint. item. Like the lifetime fuel filters...
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