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    Storing oil and other automotive fluids

    Mine is stored in a unconditioned enclosed garage on a shelf. Summers can get up to 90 in there while winters can make get as cold as 35. Oil is providing performance as expected in my cars.
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    Finally had to change out my battery

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the MAXX at Walymart it says Johnson Controls or JCI. At least mine did. But if the corners of the caps are cut at 45 degrees, its a JCI. See pic. I was mainly taking a pic of...
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    Crossover Tires

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dave63</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I just picked up a set of General Grabber HTS based on Tire Rack tests. So far they are great, a quiet good handling tire and with price matching they were also inexpensive. Only...
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    Dash dressing that actually protects the dash?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mshu7</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Also, just to note. Even though Optimum Protectant Plus does contain cleaners, it's not a replacement for actually cleaning the surface prior to treating it with OPP. Again, I...
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    All In One (AIO) Sealants - Opinions?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RTexasF</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My weapon of choice is Optimum's Poli Seal & Opti Seal. & then follow-up with strategic...
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    All In One (AIO) Sealants - Opinions?

    I think most of us don't have the dedicated time, money or facilities to do professional quality detailing that we all know would bring out the best shine & protection for our cars. This is where AIO Sealants seem to be a godsend: Saves time while protecting & shining. My weapon of choice is...
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    For those familiar with Optimum No Rinse

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: The Critic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">ONR is great because you do not need to worry about water oozing out of certain spots. IMO the potential for marring is far greater since you are not loosening up dirt before...
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    For those familiar with Optimum No Rinse

    Just used this past weekend as a wash. Love it! I did it on both our silver Camry & Mazda3 so less obvious of any scratches. Didn't use a hose @ all. Not sure how much time I save by not using the hose, but definitely saved on water usage. I didn't use the 2 bucket & did fear of using dirty...
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    Mazda 3 Tire Choice

    General Altimax HP. Have had them for 40+k glorious miles of stickiness & wet traction excellence on my '06 Mazda3. Goto TireRack & see what people are saying now. I knew about them when they were not very well known.
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    Any difference between CrossOver vs. Sedan tires?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CapriRacer</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Some tire manufacturers will advertise a certain tire line as being for cross-overs or for SUV's, but that is more advertising hype than anything else. So if you are looking...
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    Is 0W-40 (Euro) M1 widely available @ Walmart?

    How widely available is 0W-40 (Euro) M1 @ Walmart? I seem to never be able to find it at any Walmart that I go to but then I see people posting on the net that they get it regularly at their local. Just trying to find if it's a regional thing or marketing or what?
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    Any difference between CrossOver vs. Sedan tires?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Astro14</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As is the case with oil, the question is one of spec... Does Tire Rack show the load or speed range on the tires? Your change in sidewall height is small...about 1/4" (10mm...
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    Any difference between CrossOver vs. Sedan tires?

    Actually, the OEM tires on my Mercedes GLK350 4Matic are listed as the [cenored] Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/S (Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season) on Tire Rack. I wanted to upsize from the 20" tires from OEM 235/45/20 to 245/45/20 which will take a <~1% speedometer hit - acceptable in my eyes...
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    Which Mityvac to get?????

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I always switch the rubber stopper to off as soon as I finish dispensing old fluid to a recycle container, that way the rubber goes back to normal size and easy to pull up...
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    Which Mityvac to get?????

    Can some of your experienced Mityvac 7201 owners tell me how this is done: REMOVING THE RUBBER STOPPER? I swear my thumbs hurt like [censored] trying to remove it even after greasing it up with oil to remove it. The seal is tight & wont let go.
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    Brake fluid. Power Steering Fluid. Transmisson Fluid. Coolant. I change them all if you haven't & get on a routine schedule with them. Again great ideas about the hoses & belts too.
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    '07 Camry - Visor & Misc parts Source?

    The current gen Camry is a never ending noogie machine. Since we've bought her - besides the 2 recalls we've had to: Coil packs. Wheel bearings. & now the driver visor won't stay up flat against the roof. Wife got mad that it kept coming down & she tore it out. So now I need to search for one...
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    Brake Noise lubricant?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Johnny248</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: The Critic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wagner states explicitly on the package to not use...
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    Brake Noise lubricant?

    Doing my first brake job this weekend on 2007 Camry. It's the fronts - Centric Rotors & Wagner Thermo Quiet Pads. What is the recommendation for a brake noise lubricant? Any other tips for a good brake job would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Purchase recs for Brake Pads & Rotors - Camry

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ChiTDI</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Another thought - if the mileage is low, pull the OEM rotors and have them turned. You can get OEM pads for under $50 from toyota dealers on the internet. I just did that for my...