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  1. Kibitoshin

    Aftermarket solutions to Lexus suspension

    In relation to my thread where new tires and alignment were done to a 2004 Lexus LS430 with 150,000mi where the rear camber cannot be adjusted: https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/threads/adjusting-non-adjustable-rear-susp.267655/ Finally got the rear camber corrected using the Megan Rear...
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    Lexus LS430 P0756

    Currently diagnosing an 04 Lexus LS430 with the 6 speed A761E trans throwing codes P0756 (S2) and P0761 (S3). Pulled the connector from the ECU to check solenoid resistances. Solenoid 2 tested 80Ω. Solenoids 1,3,4 tested 15Ω which is at factory spec. Looking to replace S2 solenoid. Is there...
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    98 Dodge Caravan No Turn Signal Diag

    Got this hunk of junk in for inop turn signal and ABS light on so first thing I checked was turn signal stalk, flasher relay, and hazard fuse. Unfortunately I jumped the gun and threw in a new turn signal stalk and that did not fix the problem. Checked relay (videos showing bad solder) and...
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    C0265 won't show as a hard fault

    For some reason I keep getting a pending C0265 code once in a while and I would clear the code to make sure it was not a fluke (checked and cleaned the grounds per the TSB.) Then maybe after a couple months I would plug in my scanner and the C0265 would show pending but would not light up the...
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    Premature water pump failure?

    The two year old ACDelco OEM water pump on my Silverado is making a loud squealing noise for a couple months now and after confirming the source of the noise with a mechanics stethoscope I've determined the water pump needed to be replaced. I'm mad that an OEM part only lasted two years where...
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    iPhone getting slow? It might be the battery.

    And Apple is getting sued because of it: <a href="https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/21/apple-lawsuit-slowing-down-old-iphone-models/" target="_blank">https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/21/apple-lawsuit-slowing-down-old-iphone-models/</a> As battery performance degrades, Apple limits the CPU...
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    GM Mark of Excellence

    Started seeing GM's with the "Mark of Excellence" badge needing repairs. My brother wondered what it was for and I jokingly said "It's the GM POS of Excellence badge" as I was completing a tuneup on a late 2000's Silverado. Seeing that badge after almost 10 years meant it was a dark time for...
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    DOCSIS 3.1 and Gbit speeds.

    Welp after owning my SB6190 for a year it's time to upgrade again since I received a notice from TWC that 1Gbps internet speeds are available in my area. It also noted that I need a DOCSIS 3.1 modem despite the SB6190 supporting 1.2Gbps speeds (D3.1 uses narrower channel spacing so it requires...
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    Tonneau cover and tailgate spoilers?

    Does using a tonneau cover negate the function of a tailgate spoiler on pickup trucks? Tailgate spoilers are becoming common as carmakers integrate them into the bodywork (see new Tacoma and F150) vs an ordinary tailgate spoiler cap like on early Silverados. I currently have a soft top tonneau...
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    Individual turbos per cylinder as engines shrink.

    <a href="https://blog.caranddriver.com/engines-with-small-individual-turbos-for-each-cylinder-could-revolutionize-downsizing/" title="httpsblogcaranddrivercomengineswithsmallindividualturbosforeachcylindercouldrevolutionizedownsizing"...
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    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Out!

    Version 1709 has dropped so slam that windows update button, download the new .iso or defer the update if you deem so.
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    Ryzen 1300x PC build

    Last month I've been pretty busy working on my relatives and neighbor's cars and used the money earned to finally build my AMD PC that will be replacing my 10 year old Intel PC. This time I wanted to do a stealth build with an old HP mATX case despite RGB glass side panel cases becoming...
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    Failure Analysis: Toyota V6 Timing Belt Failure

    2000 Toyota Tundra V6 5VZ-FE got towed in for sudden loss of power and unable to start so first I check for fuel pump operation and pressure. Seems right. Truck also has 125,000mi so maybe the timing belt snapped. Pulled the timing belt cover to see this. <img...
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    2004 BMW 325i heat and A/C blowing out of vents.

    Got to look at my aunts 04 BMW 325i with the complaint of poor A/C so the first thing I did was check the A/C pressures at a shop and A/C pressure is within spec. This car has the fully electronic climate control system so I tried fooling around with the controls to see if the vent door...
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    2010 Mini Cooper valvetrain pics

    3 day weekend is here and the neighbors Mini Cooper is in the garage for misfire codes, EVAP codes and other emissions codes. First was to fix the misfiring issue. But upon pulling the ignition coils was oil pooling in the spark plug wells so new valve cover gaskets were in order. At the end...
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    2010 Mini Cooper DTCs

    Neighbor purchased a 2010 Mini Cooper w/ 96,000mi and wanted me to check for codes and a stumbling issue when stabbing the gas partway. Figured any Mini fanatics here could help me out here before I throw parts at it. P115C P2626 P0456 Looking at the codes I might replace the gas cap, replace...
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    04 F250 5.4L 158,000mi on spark plugs.

    Had to take home a company truck 2004 Ford F250 with the 5.4L 2v and 6 speed manual transmission and right off the bat it would shudder so bad and lose power under certain speed and engine load. Poor throttle response when you stab the pedal to the floor, etc. Connected the scanguage to pull...
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    The money you can save by not using turn signals!

    <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EtDdbDsWvWQ" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> Aside from units confusion you can save 30¢ a year by not using your turn signals. I guess drivers who don't properly use turn signals...
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    Shareaholic?

    Noticed a little green tab on the bottom left of my screen when viewing a topic and this pops up: <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[73825597a59fa2c4c0]" href="https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2017/07/full-73825-10398-shrahlic.png" title=""><img...
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    Ill fitting aftermarket molded hoses for imports

    Had to yank out a NAPA/Gates lower radiator hose for an OEM hose on an 04 Lexus LS430 because it started to rub on the power steering pump pulley and spew coolant. Initial installation looked like it would clear the pulley with 1/2" clearance but as the hose warms up it began to expand and flex...
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