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    Shock Replacement Options

    Toyota OEM rear - about $31 each Toyota OEM front - about $96 each Bilstein 4600 rear - about $67 each Bilstein 4600 front - about $90 each KYB OEM rear - about $43 each KYB OEM front - about $64 each KYB seems to be the cheapest option, then Toyota, and then Bilstein. The car has close to...
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    Shock Replacement Options

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If the Tacoma still has the OEM shocks should make for an easy decision don't you think? </div></div> It’s still on OEM shocks after 15 or so years since its birth. I am not...
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    Shock Replacement Options

    This dealer where I get my vehicle(02 Tacoma) serviced for oil change told me that my rear shocks are leaking. They quoted me $400ish for replacement. Should I get the front shocks replaced at the same time? They haven’t told me anything about front shocks so I am assuming they are still ok and...
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    2002 Toyota 4runner

    Would anyone recommend 10k OCI with 50% city/50% highway using M1 5w30 in the same engine? how about 30% city and 70% highway?
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    Which oil for my work van?

    My 1996 Dodge work van B3500 5.2L V8 consumes about a quart every 1000 miles. It has approximately 255,xxx miles on it. The engine requires 10w30 and I have been putting Mobil1 10w30 extended performance and change it out twice a year. I just have to add a quart sometimes. Since I am out of...
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    No Engine Temperature Gauge?

    I recently test drove Toyota Camry and some Subarus. I do not know about other car manufacturers but I noticed that these cars were not equipped with the engine temperature gauge. I was so puzzled when I first noticed it. The salesperson at a local Toyota dealer told me that in the winter...
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    03 Silverado 1500HD 6.0 V8

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MetalSlug</div><div class="ubbcode-body">off topic, how that 6.0 serve you ? </div></div> I only have had it for a few months and it drives really smooth. It also has blinking side mirrors. It takes a lot of gas but I...
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    03 Silverado 1500HD 6.0 V8

    I purchased an used 03 Silverado 1500HD 6.0L V8 with about 40,000 miles. What sort of oil should I use? I looked at the filter and it seemed really small compared to the size of the engine.
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    Castrol Syntec 5w30 and 10w30

    For those of you who use Castrol Syntec 5w30 or 10w30, what is your oil change interval?
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    Toyota/Lexus dealer experience

    AC on my Lexus LX450 has not been running cold since last year. I received a coupon for free AC check from a local Toyota dealer so I called them to see if they would check my Lexus. They said they would check it but when I got there after driving about 20 minutes, they would not perform the...
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    ATF formulations

    Is Pennzoil Dex III any good? It's only 4 dollars more expensive than Supertech and Walmart. Otherwise, I might just go with Valvoline or Mobil 1 synthetic.
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    ATF formulations

    With Mobil1 synthetic ATF never on sale unlike Mobil1 motor oil, I have always been hesitant to use them at $8.99 per quart at Advance Auto Parts. I guess I should just get the cheapest Dexron III ATF.
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    ATF formulations

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Johnny248</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think the Valvoline Maxlife ATF is some really go stuff. I *think* it is synthetic, or at least a synthetic blend. What kind of vehicle is this for? </div></div> 02 4runner...
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    People are checking oil!

    Cars I have hardly ever burn oil and I check the oil level once a month or so. I do not see other people checking their oil levels with new cars.
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    ATF formulations

    I know that motor oil formulations are different from company to company. Is it the case with the automatic transmission fluid? I've been using Pennzoil ATF Dexron-III most of the time. I want to try Dexron-III from Castrol, Valvoline, or SuperTech. I usually drain and refill once a year or...
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    2WD Trucks

    I regret buying a 2wd truck. It's useless in the snow.
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    Our poor little shop truck

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dtt004</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I also have a high mileage Toyota Tacoma. It's a 1996 4x4 with the V6 5VZ-FE. Original engine and drivetrain. 450,000+ miles. I use an HDEO. In my opinion, Toyota makes some of...
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    Mobil extended performance 10w-30 for volvo 2.5l non-turbo engine The engine revs smooth and nice with that oil.
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    Engine Oil Additives!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: willix</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You do not need any additives. That is spanking clean! This shows a need for help; <img src="" align="center" alt=""...
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    2010 Kia Soul factory fill?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Johnny</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do they make Kia in this country? I think it's just Hyundai. </div></div> in Georgia.