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    Five Euro Car Myths?

    Originally Posted by ragtoplvr I have always been impressed at how European cars, particularly MB and Audi, seem to know if you did all the required service on time, and then fail in expensive ways if you don't. That is some fancy engineering right there. Biodegradable plastics. That one term...
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    Advance Auto now selling Die Hard Batteries

    how do waranttes compare on the EP? if better is the warrantee better?
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    What type of cheese is everyone into?

    Iberico from trader joe
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    New truck, change oil early?

    what does Toyota say? their trucks seem to last. their 2019 rav4s are first changed at 10,000 miles
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    What would keep a new head gasket from sealing?

    did the 3800s have the plastic intake manifolds that leaked? my aged mom had one the dealer charged a bunch to fix
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    2009 Impala blend door actuator?

    seems a lot of GM blend door issues
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    Best Toilets in 2020?

    Terry Love, a plumber, has a big web site on choosing toilets. a plumber friend told me many people did not like the higher heigth toilets and had him take them out.
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    [Cut Open] FRAM Force FF7317 (Virgin)

    too many choices. like sizes of car batteries- too many. and how many brands of led light bulbs, maybe made in same factory in china, to confude the consumer?
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    [Cut Open] FRAM Force FF7317 (Virgin)

    where is this relative to fram ultra?
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    From golden to dark immediately!?

    how would you mark a drain plug to tell if it had been removed for an oil change?? put a tiny blob of grease where plug is, by the oil pan? First oil change on toyotas is 10k so if it does get missed, (not changed) its a 20000 mile run to the "next" change?
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    Water Meter Reading Help

    first step is leak check. put tape on gage and mark the pointer for an hour or two or 3 to see if it moves
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    2006 Sentra - Dipstick handle broke and stick went down the tube

    old gm v8 had a pressed in dip stick????
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    New Vehicle Oil Change

    2019 rav 4 has a 10,000 miles first change (hybrid) most toyotas last a long time
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    Will I get banned if I complain about Toyota?

    a little off topic but there is an intangible in volt vs rav4 discussion. My last GM car was a new 84 Olds ciera nice body, gas mileage ride, room etc however in first year 10,000 miles radio broke air con fan broke rear shock leaked recall to add a vibration damper on exhaust system had a...
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    Subaru Outback years not burning oil

    Originally Posted by Rand IIRC for your model years in question 2010-2012 is the ej25 which was an old engine with poor fuel economy and a variety of mostly fixed issues. 2013+ is the fb25 There were some oil burners esp the MT equipped vehicles. not all burn oil.. not all the oil burners are...
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    Subaru Quality Strikes Again!!!

    we boughht a toyota this year, Subie was 2nd choice but based on the head gasket problem years ago also oil burning, , I thought subie was slow to fix "pattern failures" and also uncomfortable seats, and did not buy one
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    New Permatex Orange Threadlocker

    how many antifreeze colors? thats where its heading
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    New Prestone Products

    so Toyota is not asian? more antifreeze confusion- just what we need???