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    LPG OCIs?

    Have a 1998 Toyota Landcruiser which was converted to LPG a few years back prior to my ownership, changed the oil the moment I got it. It has been about 20k km already, and I can still see through the oil to the gratings on the dipstick, and possibly just ever so slightly darker. In my...
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    Need Help with Brakes

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I never have used the stuff for anti-squeal and never had an issue. Never heard of RDA, but that could be a brand that is not in the USA. You do need some high temp brake grease...
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    Need Help with Brakes

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DuckRyder</div><div class="ubbcode-body">First look up the Toyota parts diagram that includes the pads on the internet. If "RDA EXTREMEs" don't have the exact same "metal plate-like things" (AKA shims) toss those in...
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    Need Help with Brakes

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eljefino</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Put them in without any goo. Goo will hurt your pedal feel. If they squeal, take them apart and seek out goo. </div></div> So no goo but with the shims?
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    Need Help with Brakes

    Hi everyone, I will be changing brake pads and discs for the first time in my life on my father's Toyota Prado. I have already bought the discs and pads, but need some help regarding the applying of greases/antiseize/antisqueal/shims. The pads I bought are RDA EXTREMEs, which came with...
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    Testing Coolant Life

    Thanks for all your replies. It take that it's ok to run the car to operating temp without the cap then? Thanks again
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    Testing Coolant Life

    Hi all, I have a Toyota MR2 which some may know is a PITA to change the coolant on. I bought the car quite recently, so I do not know when the coolant was last changed. I have read on various forums, including this one, that by measuring voltage drop in between the battery and coolant in the...
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    !-HELP-! Oil Capacity for 2004 Toyota Echo

    I have absolutely no clue where the other end of the dipstick is. My mum used to get conned into those servicing plans where to pay 100$ for like 5 services type of deals. This is pretty much the first time that I've checked up on her car since she couldn't find any of the cheapo oil places...
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    !-HELP-! Oil Capacity for 2004 Toyota Echo

    Thanks, so 3.5 qts would be the amount to replace the oil, and not to completely refill an empty engine, right? How much of an overfill can this engine take before bad stuff happens? What's the chance of the 10W-30 burning in this engine?
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    !-HELP-! Oil Capacity for 2004 Toyota Echo

    Mum has a 2004 Toyota Echo with 180 000 kms on it. was planning to change the oil today, but when I checked the dipstick, I found out that somewhere along the course of its 10 yr life, something happened and now, I have on my hands a broken dipstick. The dipstick is broken a fair way up, so...
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    Oil for 1998 Toyota MR2 w/ 3SGE Engine?

    Thanks everyone for your replies, getting to understand all this a little bit more. From what I've read so far, Castrol GTX = not good, causes varnish LiquiMoly = good, makes engine quieter, smoother, uses less gas So for my next oil change, Valvoline Engine Armour + LiquiMoly MOS2 + air...
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    Oil for 1998 Toyota MR2 w/ 3SGE Engine?

    Car has 240k kms on it. Interested in the LiquiMoly stuff that you talk about. What sort of wonders have happened to your car after using it? I'm kind of hesitant to put any sort of engine oil additives as from what I've heard and read, they don't do much and can sometimes even do some damage.
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    Oil for 1998 Toyota MR2 w/ 3SGE Engine?

    O, and does anyone have experiences with no brand eBay air filters? Namely ----> <a href="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271431850832" target="_blank">www.ebay.com.au/itm/271431850832</a> Being the cheapskate that I am, I don't feel like spending $40 for Toyota OEM or even $30 for a RYCO branded...
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    Oil for 1998 Toyota MR2 w/ 3SGE Engine?

    Thanks everyone for your responses, really appreciate it. Does anyone have oil recommendations that are available in Australia? I usually buy stuff from SuperCheap Auto so if someone can go on their website and pick out some good oils in their stock for my car, that'll be great. Thanks...
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    Oil for 1998 Toyota MR2 w/ 3SGE Engine?

    So how long do you recommend keeping the air filter? Thing is, I have no idea how old the filter is, so I want to be on the safe side. Last documented service was 20,000km ago...
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    Oil for 1998 Toyota MR2 w/ 3SGE Engine?

    Hiya everyone! First time posting so please go easy on me! Anyways, I bought a 1998 Toyota MR2 a few months back. Previous owner had obviously not taken good care of it, paint was in less than perfect condition and everything was dirty. Engine ran ok, no leaks. Oil was on the low end of the...
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