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    Looking for a shop for T-Tec Los Angeles area

    Toyota dealer uses the dip stick hole only. So if they suction from there how do they get any sludge or debris off the screen? Autorx says that there will be stuff on the screen. If they drop the pan and change the screen then only get the fluid from the pan. Could they do their cheesy dip...
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    Looking for a shop for T-Tec Los Angeles area

    I currently have a physical limitation that would make DIY difficult.
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    Looking for a shop for T-Tec Los Angeles area

    I'm actually in North Glendale California. I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4wd I am doing an Autorx cycle at the moment and almost finished. I would like to get a T-Tec done this week. Question, will the shop use a specific fluid if I bring it? I just want to make sure I'm getting stuff with...
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    Run Flats not available for my '07 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If you're going up to 17" wheel, then there are some run-flat tires in size 205/55-17, about 1% larger in diameter than 205/60-16, they are Continental ContiProContact SSR and...
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    Run Flats not available for my '07 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sciphi</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A AAA membership? That's far cheaper than a new set of wheels and run-flat tires. Plus then somebody can toss the spare on for her, or tow her to the nearest tire place...
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    Run Flats not available for my '07 Accord

    My '07 Accord has the stock 16" alloys. Tire size is 205/60-16. I'm interested in getting run flats as this is my wife's daily driver and I don't want her changing a tire on the side of the highway. I know the drawbacks but what to consider my options. I checked tire rack and there doesn't...
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    Need a good bench vise. Suggestions?

    Well I would prefer not to buy a chinese made product but what's the bottom line? How much do I need to spend to avoid a chinese product? I will spend a little more for US made stuff.
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    Need a good bench vise. Suggestions?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bluestream</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Go to Harbor Freight and get the biggest one you can carry... </div></div> hehe I never realized vises could get so fancy. I would like something fairly heavy duty but want...
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    Need a good bench vise. Suggestions?

    I am looking for a decent bench vise for my home. I saw one at OSH that looked decent. Made by Olympia, 5 inch "Heavy Duty" for $40. Any suggestions? Thanks
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    Need a reccomendation for a conventional MTL

    My trans calls for a GL4 or GL5 75-90. It is a Toyota 4wd 5 speed. I am not looking to use a synthetic at this time for this specific transmission. What choices do I have in quality conventional oils? And does anyone make a conventional GL4 75-90 because I haven't seen any? Thanks
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    Need struts, how's Gabriel?

    Update: I just got back from the store and I'm halfway done with the front. What a PITA, I hate struts. Makes me long for changing shocks on my truck. The front struts have zero compression. They just collapsed. Mounts are bad so I had to buy those too. Ouch! BTW I bought the Gabriels...
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    Need struts, how's Gabriel?

    Bilstein doesn't seem to make struts for this vehicle. I couldn't find a part number on their website. As long as the quality is OK, I think I'm going with the Gabriels and saving my pennies. The Solara stock struts went dead in relatively short fashion. So it wont be hard for Gabriels to...
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    Need struts, how's Gabriel?

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into that. Any feedback on the Gabriel's?
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    Need struts, how's Gabriel?

    I'm really looking for a nice soft ride. Performance is not a consideration. I don't think I can get KYB's locally. Since the Gabriels and Monroes are locally available that means if they ever wear out I can get them replaced for free. I like that.
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    Need struts, how's Gabriel?

    I've never bought struts before and this is for my girlfriends car. Just want something quality. This is for a 2001 Toyota Solara. Gabriels are on sale right now at my local store that I prefer shopping at. Other stores have other types. Are Monroe's Better? or worth spending more money on...
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    DWI checkpoints?

    Driving is a privilege but there are rules to how and when they can stop a car that is otherwise obeying the law. It can be done and has been upheld as long as they do it a certain way. That's the quick answer.
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    LS1 Piston slap quandary

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: bluesubie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Auto-RX seems to have made the biggest difference in quietening my wife's '99 Outback. That MY is known for noisy lifters. In the past I have tried M1 5W30, Havoline...
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    Tire recommendations - 265/65R 17

    Long Trails are decent street only tires. I had some on Ford Ranger and thought they were an ok commuter tire. They were not particularly good as truck tire in my opinion. I thought they didn't grip all that well when pushed. I'd try something else. Are you looking for a more street...
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