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    Advice towards purchasing used Porsche

    I'm a little late to this thread, but figured to share that I have a 2000 986 Boxster with manual transmission and it's been great. I've owned and driven a lot of cars, many faster, or more comfortable, or more practical or economical, but not many that are more fun to drive. You feel one with...
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    Do you stretch any maintenance items beyond the OEM Service Interval?

    I don't always change air filters as often as owner's manual suggests. For example, I changed the original air filter on a bought-new Toyota at around 60,000 miles even though Toyota says to change it at 30,000 miles. But changed air filter at the recommended 60,000 interval on my son's...
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    Strange issue with a Toyota 2.7.

    The filter in this engine is vertical with the open end up so drainback will not be an issue, nor will using the slighly larger filter. I have a 2020 Tacoma with this engine and the OP has the same engine in his 2015 Tacoma. If it were my car having this issue, I would first change the oil...
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    is 128k miles too late?

    I would still change the fluid and just use the proper fluid for that transmission. Sorry, I thought it would have had the ZF 8-speed.
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    is 128k miles too late?

    I changed the ATF on my 2004 530i when it had about 100,000 miles on it. I used ZF Lifeguard 6 fluid. I changed it twice with a drive in between to fully mix the fluid. I sold the car recently with 240,000 miles on it and it was running perfectly - the transmission was still shifting fine...
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    Fun Vintage Sedan

    I'll "vote' for a Bavaria. My friend has both a 3.0 CS and a Bavaria and they're both great driving cars. The Bavaria actually drives better with it's longer wheelbase and is much less expensive to boot. Those BMWs are actually pretty easy to work on too and parts are generally available here...
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    Oil recommendations for Hyundai 1.6 Turbo

    I would use Mobil 1 ESP 5w-30 as someone else already mentioned.
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    Oil life Rule of Thumb from another forum. Good advice?

    I'd suggest an adjustment for boosted engines... like perhaps use 0.80 times the 50 times sump capacity times MPG or 40 x Sump in qts. x MPG. But I just made up the 0.80, but it should probably be something a little less than 1 since turbos and superchargers are harder on oil than a NA engine.
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    How Much Do You Think Your Vehicles Cost Per Year?

    Since I bought a Tacoma new last year before the chip shortage began to push up prices, I've enjoyed a temporary negative cost of ownership since the price of the Tacoma is probabloy higher today than it was when I bought it. That coupled with low insurance rates and low usage during Covid...
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    Features you do NOT like on new vehicles?

    One more to add here is the way many new cars are connected to the cloud - I'm not a big fan of the car manufacturers (and pehaps others) having the capability to know where my car is and under what conditions it's being operated.
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    19 Toyota Tacoma 2.7 (2TR-FE) 10,000m M1-0w40

    I bought a 2020 2.7 Tacoma last year and find it to have plenty of power both around town and on the highway. I've been using SuperTech Syn. 5w-30 with Toyota YZZD3 filters (slighly larger than the stock YZZD1). As you and others here have written, I'd think most any decent oil will work fine...
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    Best cleaning oils for short OCIs

    I have an Audi Q5 with the 2.0 liter DI turbo that has a similar issue and I'm considering using that Valvoline Blue Restore 10w-30 oil that was developed for Cummins engines. It supposedly has a lot of esters or something to clean the piston rings. It's expensive (approx. $75 for 5 quarts)...
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    What supplier does VW use for turbos?

    Yeah, that's odd as it's the same engine. I can see the "Honeywell" stamped into the aluminum turbo housing up by the firewall.
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    What supplier does VW use for turbos?

    There is a Honeywell turbo on my 2016 Passat with the 1.8 EA888 gen 3 engine.
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    Alternatives to Google Chromecast for streaming videos

    I'll second the Amazon Firestick. I use it for all of my TVs. They're pretty inexpensive too, I think $30 or so. You'll need a TV that has at least one HDMI connection.
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    Blacked or "night" edition vehicles new fad?

    Go All Blacks!
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    Which Oil should I go with?

    As several here have already posted: Mobil 1 0W-40 FS. I've been using it for years in my Boxster after having researched here and other sources beforehand. For what it's worth I've driven it pretty hard at times, once down (from PA) to the Tail of the Dragon, and once on a track. Several...
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    Wagon superiority thread

    Here's my college daughter's 2001 Jetta wagon. She loves it.
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    2012 Honda Accord oil recommendations

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by NormanBuntz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Unless you're in the western mountains of NC, you may consider switching to a 5w-20 synthetic. That's what I used in my 2013 Accord. Many owners with the 4 cylinder Accords...
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    2000 Lexus ls400 oud rumble exhaust after right gasket at cat replacement

    I'd suggest taking it over to Run Run Exhaust over in New Holland (Lancaster County) and have them look at it. They are an old school exhaust place and have all the proper equipment (tubing, welders, etc) and knowledge to fix exhaust leaks. And they are very reasonably priced!