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  1. NeilR

    Anyone Use 5w30 Super Tech ?

    I've read that SuperTech synthetic is more than OK for most things. Not sure if you're talking about it or conventional though.
  2. NeilR

    Aisin ATF WS?

    Eric the Car Guy of Youtube fame used Maxlife ATF in a 4Runner of the same vintage as yours (they all have the same A340f trans afaik), with good results. He still works on the same truck regularly and hasn't mentioned any problems related to the transmission.
  3. NeilR

    oil filters for kawasaki FR651v

    Stens filters are pretty good. I cut one open here: <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/3545424/Searchpage/1/Main/226603/Words/stens+/Search/true/Stens_120-345_Cut_Open#Post3545424" target="_blank">Stens 120-345 Cut Open</a> They're usually...
  4. NeilR

    my new to me riding mower

    If the surging is due to a slightly lean mixture (as it usually is), some fuel treatment like a gumout product or similar might just clean out a restricted carb jet. Worth a shot.
  5. NeilR

    Kohler engine hard to start

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: expat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I should re-phrase Hard starting to Hesitant cranking, like the engine is having a hard time getting past TDC. I would imagine this mower has quite a few hours and has had little...
  6. NeilR

    Coolant recomendation for older Nissan, Toyota

    Always use Toyota Long Life Red (not pink) in older Toyotas. It's silicate free and wont eat solder.
  7. NeilR

    Cheap OBD2 Bluetooth devices

    +1 to the BAFX. It's the best one I've ever used. I use it with the Torque Pro app.
  8. NeilR

    Switch to Synthetic?

    I switched a 350hr 19hp Kohler that has full pressure lubrication from 10w-30 conventional to Rotella T5 10w-30 and it did not develop any leaks. I say try T5 and see how it likes it. It's a very good oil for OPE applications.
  9. NeilR

    1998 Expedition 5.4L Spark Plug Torque Setting

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: donnyj08</div><div class="ubbcode-body">definitely 7-14lbs especially on that year of 5.4l. 24-30lbs is way too much for any type of Aluminum head IMO. I like to use a little anti-seize as well. </div></div>...
  10. NeilR

    Toyota 90915-YZZG1 Cut Open

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kozanoglu</div><div class="ubbcode-body">At one point Tooyota stamped Puro made filters its own. If this is not an old stock filter they must be back to Puro. </div></div> This filter was purchased about this time last...
  11. NeilR

    Toyota 90915-YZZG1 Cut Open

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BikeWhisperer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looks like a Purolator product, no tears so it looks like it did the job. </div></div> That's what I was thinking. Most Toyota filters use glue rather than metal end caps.
  12. NeilR

    Toyota 90915-YZZG1 Cut Open

    Filter was used on a 5VZ-FE 3.4L V6 with Castrol GTX High Mileage 5w30 for approximately 4,000mi. There were no noticeable tears and the media felt firm as it should. The ADBV was perfectly pliable. Well built filter IMO. <img src="http://i.imgur.com/CrGmco8.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" />...
  13. NeilR

    Post your latest oil change

    1997 4Runner 3.4L 269,300 miles (approx 3,000 on oil) Out: Castrol GTX High Mileage 5w-30 In: Castrol GTX High Mileage 5w-30 Filter changed from Toyota YZZD1 to YZZD3. Still no noticeable oil burn!
  14. NeilR

    Who makes a quality fuel filter?

    I put a WIX in my '97 4Runner 3.4L, it's considered to be of good quality. Bought mine from rockauto.
  15. NeilR

    10w30 vs 15w40 first impressions

    I use Rotella T6 in some wet clutch ATVs, it seems to work very well and is cheaper than "specialty" ATV oil.
  16. NeilR

    Oak Ridge Tn Trip

    I live half an hour west of there. It's a great part of the state. Lots of history.
  17. NeilR

    Nylon timing gears ? still in use ?

    Many small engines for OPE still use Nylon cam gears. I know that my Kohler Courage twin cam OHV uses them as well as my Briggs Quantum and Sprint. They almost never cause a problem. As far as auto engines though, I havent seen them used on anything in the last 20 years at least.
  18. NeilR

    92 Tacoma Engine Replacement or Head Gasket?

    I would second swapping in a 3.4L. Would be a very nice upgrade and you could kiss head gasket problems goodbye.
  19. NeilR

    92 Tacoma Engine Replacement or Head Gasket?

    If it's a '92 it's not a Tacoma, it's just a pickup. There were two engine options, 22-RE and 3VZ-E. The 3VZ-E 3.0L V6 was notorious for head gasket issues, but I'd say it's definitely worth replaceing the HG if the engine and truck are in good shape. Just being rust free makes that truck...
  20. NeilR

    Post your latest small engine oil change

    Kohler Courage SV590 19hp with 301 total hours. 35hrs this OCI. Stens 10w-30 conventional out, Stens OPE oil filter off. Rotella T5 10w-30 in, Fram PH3614 on. Dont hate on the filter choice too much. My OCIs are super short on this thing and I've cut frams like this open after use on this...
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