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    what does Auto-RX smell like????

    Kinda citrus smelling to me.
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    I made a mistake Redline ATF ????

    COntact the online retailer. You might have to take a hit on the shipping, but heck, better than the whole $110.
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    Anyone found much debris in their filters after use?

    I just opened the filter after the rx cleaning phase. Didn't think I would find anything, but at the bottom where there was some oil, you could see little flakes of black chips, kinda like the sparkles that kids sprinkle on glue. I'll try and take pics next weekend after I open up th epleats...
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    Just switched to redline

    Can't wait to see how this oil performs on the Toyota 3.0 V6. 10k, hmmm, probably another 6-8 months? I'm in the process of rx'ing my engine before I use the RL and sampling. For summer time, would it be beneficial to use the RL 10w-30 you think?
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    Just switched to redline

    I'm thinking of switching to Redline as well. I have the Toyota 3.0 V-6 gell engine. (Non- gelled hopefully, because of this I would think the higher flash point and its cleaning ability should be a good fit for this engine that seems to run hot and shear oil. Just not sure what I should...
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    Couple of bubbles on transmissiom dipstick while checking in park car running

    Actually, I think its different for different makes. For my Honda, manual says to check with engine OFF <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" /> For my Toyota, manual say to check with engine running in Park after shifting through all the gears.
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    Couple of bubbles on transmissiom dipstick while checking in park car running

    Actually, I have been gradually draining and filling my ATF with Redline D4, and sometimes I notice a few bubbles on the Dipstick as well. Not many and tiny little buggers. I haven't had any slips and I'm at 50K on a 1998 ES300.
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    Just took the Redline Plunge

    I have the infamous v-6 as well. I think you should stay on the safe side and perform a used oil analysis at 7,500 first. If good, then move up. One thing though, I would perform an engine flush first though. This is what I am doing before extending my OCI.
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    Just took the Redline Plunge

    awesome, can't wait to see your results!
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    The Redline site has been updated!!!!!!!!

    Yup, I have had good experiences ordering through them.
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    What do you do with your old oil?

    Bring it to the recycling center.
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    Toyota Long Life Coolant (Red) same as GM Dexcool?

    $12 is great. I got 2 gallons for $15.50 /ea. I used about 5-5.5 qts. How long do you think the shelf life of the coolant is if I don't mix and store away?
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    Auto Rx and high mileage oils

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by novadude: <strong> Why would I need to do a periodic Rx cleaning if I am using a high mileage oil? Since High Mileage oils already contain esters, wouldn;t these esters have the same effect as a 3oz maintenace dose of Rx added to regular dino...
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    Brake Pads

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by shortyb: <strong> Try the Akebono ACTs (Akebono Ceramic Technology) I have them on a heavy SUV and was quite surprised. They have alot of stopping power and feel, plus lots less dust. Olympic Auto Parts carries most fitments, especially Japanese apps...
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    2004 Toyota PINK? antifreeze?

    So its a 50,000 mile fluid as opposed to 30,000? Any idea how long between changes you could go? I'm interested in finding out more abot it as well.
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    Overfilled Transmission - 1996 Camry

    Yup, I guess its how the manufacturer calibrated their checks. Wonder which way is more accurate though. For the engine running, its sometimes hard to get a consistant level. Maybe its a more accurate reading than the engine off, but with the engine off, maybe it provides a more consistant...
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    Overfilled Transmission - 1996 Camry

    Someone pointed something interesting to me. Now the Toyota ATF is checked with the engine idling but the Honda procedure is to check with the engine OFF. Makes me wonder does it matter as long as the car is up to operating temperature?
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    Cold ATF

    Actually, that was highway driving. But normally, when I did the fill and past checks, my baseline level was just above the low mark to begin with. This weekend is supposed to warm up to freezing (now doesn't that sound strange <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]"...
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    Overfilled Transmission - 1996 Camry

    I did the same thing you did, I loosened the drain plug and let it drain out slowly until I though it was about right. Then checked and reched. I dunno, but it bothered me enough to drain the extra out. Did you drain and fill the differential as well?
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    Cold ATF

    Thanks all! <img border="0" alt="[Cheers!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/cheers.gif" /> Whew, Glad I didn't try to top it off <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />
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