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    Anyone here using full synthetic on an old 22RE Toyota engine? What's your OCI?

    My early 90's Toyota pickup has the 22RE 4 banger/shaker in it. Pushing up towards the 350K mile range right now and did 10w-30 conventional for 4K (roughly) OCI its whole life. Engine only had some varnish last time it was open and nothing else gummed up. I recently switched to a M1 HM 10w-40...
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    Reasoning as to why extended OCI oil filters might need better micron ratings than normal filters?

    I was thinking about why my OEM Toyota filters, which are not designed to be used for crazy long OCI of 10K+ miles, have poorer filtering efficiency for smaller particles than the filters used for 15-20K intervals. I'm clearly no oil expert, so please go easy on me if my theory is completely...
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    Is Valvoline still the best supplement for arm wrestling competitions?

    How many PPM of testosterone does it contain these days?
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    Do wiper blades dry rot easily in warehouse storage?

    With the pandemic, I've been buying all of my parts online and working on my dad's rig for him so he doesn't have to go to the repair shop or store. I usually just buy a cheap set of whatever there is at Napa in the store, usually in the $9-$14 range, I think mostly house branded stuff. Never...
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    How much ATF would a radiator hold for 3L v6?

    Couldn't find any info on this for my specific make and model online, so maybe you guys could get me somewhere in the ballpark? I did a radiator replacement on a 2002 Toyota Sienna with a 3.0 v6. Roughly speaking, how much fluid do radiators hold? The dip stick for the ATF is really tough to...
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    Can an aftermarket PCV valve cause crankcase pressure issues if plunger is too heavy?

    Edit: I don't know a whole lot about all the fine details involved with PCV systems, so it's just a guess on my part that the plunger weight has anything to do with it. For all I know, it could be any other aspect, or maybe my oil loss issue isn't PCV related at all. ------------------------ I...
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    LED H4 bulbs are close to reaching focus-parity with halogen in reflector headlights.

    First of all, this is purely a thread about the advancement of LED tech as a legitimate replacement for halogen bulbs in reflector housings. I know this is a knee-jerk topic where once someone reads LED and reflector headlight they automatically go into attack mode about blinding other drivers...
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    Any ideas on how to remove "idiot proofing" in my van's climate control?

    First Gen Toyota Sienna. Good van! Although, the climate system has been made stupid by idiot-proofing several features. Here's the problem. When the control knob is set to defrost, it automatically turns on the AC system and opens the recirc vent. I would like the option to turn on the defrost...
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    Walked into someone's garage and was greeted with this beastly monster.

    Doing some maintenance on a property and walked into the garage. Brand spanking new and even still has the stickers on it. I'm thinking it's probably going to be a Christmas present for someone. I can't imagine a car like this being delivered and not romped on right away. LOL Didn't have time...
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    Cheapest + longest storage life car jumper? Series of alkaline batteries?

    I've been thinking of carrying a backup jumper setup for my truck or van when venturing deep into the hills with no cell reception. But, I'm cheap and don't wish to buy a dedicated unit. I've seen some youtube videos where guys jumped their engines using a set of 1.5v alkaline batteries in...
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    Not much smoke during/after seafoam intake treatment. Good sign?

    I used a full can of seafoam spray on my 300K+ mile 22re 2.4 Toyota engine. Besides a tiny bit of smoke during and right after applying, there wasn't much smoke at all compared to what other people experience. Less visible discharge than a semi-cold morning start. I assume the most likely...
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    Windshield rust = scrap the whole vehicle?

    I purchased a 2002 Sienna van a couple months ago. Everything runs perfect and the whole thing doesn't show any rust. The windshield had a crack, so I took it into the glass shop. They popped it off and found rust under 70+% of the pinch welds and area where the glass mounts to the van. The...
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    Any video/image examples of sludge cleaning from short OCI?

    I can get plenty of Google hits for people saying that short OCI (1-2K) with high quality oil will clean out engine sludge, but not many before and after images or videos. There are some videos of guys using additives and showing the cleaning progress, which actually performs better than I would...
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    Are Toyo tires just not as good as they used to be?

    Seemed like 20 years ago or so, Toyo had a lot of top-ranking tires. Today it seems like pretty much none of their tires top any reviews or sales. Our local Les Schwab tire centers have dropped all Toyo tires. My dad purchased the most expensive set of studless Toyo snow tires about 4 years ago...
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    Does oil weight in the winter make any difference once engine is at operating temp?

    I've been confused for years about using lower viscosity oils in the winter. Is the lower "w" winter number the only thing that counts? My truck using a 22RE engine is usually preferred to run higher viscosity oils once at operating temp (up to 15w-50 in some cases). Unless the air is so cold...
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    Can high mileage oil stop a leak this fast?

    I purchased a used Sienna van in July with over 200,000 miles on it. I immediately changed to a 5w-30 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum synthetic for several short OCI to start cleaning out any sludge in the 1MZFE motor. Went from a drop on the ground maybe once a week to several drops a day on the ground...
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    Pour cleaner into PCV hole to reduce baffle blockage? 1mzfe 2002 Sienna.

    Hi there, I purchased a used 2002 Sienna with 220,000 miles on it a couple of months ago. I want to make sure the PCV system is running properly, but don't wish to spend the time and money getting to the rear of the engine to swap out the valve cover for the updated baffle and PCV mounting...
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