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    overfilled?

    Hi all, the other day, checked my oil and was approaching the "low mark". Topped up about .5 quart max and now im over the fill mark. Would this be okay until the next change? or should I try to remove the excess, and if so, whats the best method to do so? Image attached of dipstick. approx...
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    Is this okay?

    Hi all, Recently purchased a Japanese Imported Nissan Skyline 250gt v36 (i believe is infinity g37 in usa?) sedan with vq25 engine. The car was recently serviced by a local garage and I noticed on the sticker that they used 15w-40 mineral which seems a little thick and not up to standard for...
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    Pay for a flush? Or Drain and Fill?

    Hi All, i've recently purchased a second hand honda Torneo (Accord in most places) with about 170,000 miles on the clock. There was no history regarding the ATF but judging by its colour, its not red, nor very dark. I dont plan to keep this car for very long. So would paying for a "full flush"...
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    Power Steering noise?

    Hi all, recently I was driving at slow speeds (5km/h) and heard a noise as I was turning the wheel. When I got home i checked,(Dry steering) and have recorded the noise. Heres a video. <a href="https://vimeo.com/146196033" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/146196033</a> I'm not sure if the...
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    How hot should the ATF Pan get?

    Hi all currently have a toyota avensis with 210,000km on the clock. ATF was flushed at 100,000km. Then another drain and fill done at 50,000km with Genuine T4 fluid. However recently, I noticed that the transmission pan was getting rather hot. Is this normal? Or would I be better off getting it...
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    Australians and NZer's NULON 5w-30 FUll Synthetic?

    Anyone here had any experience of using Nulon full syn "long life" 5w-30? Suprisingly cheap for what it is. Even at retail price, its cheaper than the penrite thats on special! Also interesting to see that is Dexos approved for GM/Holden Vehicles, which is rather difficult to find on the SCA...
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    "petrol injector cleaner" in a bottle

    Hi all, Recently walking through the autoparts store and saw the "petrol injector cleaner" on special for about 85% off so i thought why not and bought it. Anyone had experience with these cleaners that you just pour into the fuel tank? More importantly, can they cause any harm?
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    CV Joints?

    Hi all, Currently have a toyota which has had clicky cv for a few years now. CV Boot torn as well (see pic) The noise hasn't been too loud so haven't been around to fix them. Travelled about 200,000km. SHould I replace immediately? Or would I be okay for a while? <img...
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    HEELP!

    I recently purchased a 2000 Legacy with less than 100,000miles. Ej20 non-turbo. So tonight, my mate was driving the car and we went to have food. Around one hour. We came back out, it was kinda cold (say 40F) and we try to start it, but then the revs slowly go down until the engine stops. Try...
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    Mazda 6 / Atenza 2.3 Any good? L3-VE

    Hi all, Currently looking at purchasing a Mazda Atenza (Japanese import to New Zealand, known as MAzda6 in most markets) with a L3-VE NA Engine 2002 with abot 75K miles on it. Any major faults such as stretched chains prevalent in this engine model? (I've heard the Turbo MPS version of this...
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    Is this a leaky rocker/valve cover gasket?

    HEres some pics of my car. Car seems to need a top up each month (which isn't too bad) <img src="http://i.imgur.com/KJU4Gwf.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i.imgur.com/qHPr2WZ.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i.imgur.com/bErXQ8E.jpg"...
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    5w-30 Synthetic Suitable?

    Hi All. i've got some spare Castrol Edge 5w-30 Fully synthetic which im considering using for next oil change in my toyota avensis 2AZ-FE with 205,000 kms (130 mi). The book says 5w-30 is okay, but i've only used 10w-40 and 10w-30 semi synthetic in the past as I think using the fully syn 5w-30...
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    Is this okay to use?

    Bought some second hand wheels only to return home to find this damage.... Suggestions? <img src="http://i.imgur.com/IBGZ5l0.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i.imgur.com/h6SSoCe.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i.imgur.com/RuQX0RT.jpg"...
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    Could I have caused any problems

    So today i was driving my manual transmission and wasn't paying much attention to what was going on. As i was approaching an intersection, I shifted from fifth to second gear travelling about 35 miles/hour. (Didn't rev match) The car immediately slowed down (obviously) and the front end of...
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    Would there be any negative effects?

    Hey there, I have a Yaris that I do my own oil changes on. As many other fellow Toyota owners will see(Australia/New Zealand), in the manual it states that the car can run on many different viscocities. These include 20w-50 15w-40 10w-30 and 5w-30 Although 5w-30 or 10w-30 is the preferred...
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    Lift points?

    Hi everyone, I do my own tyre rotations and have recently read that I SHOULDN'T be lifting the rear of the vehicle from the Rear axle as there is a risk of bending it. Is this true? I find that the axle is always the easiest and most straight forward place to lift the rear up. I also place...
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    What type of Oil

    Hey everyone, New member to this forum. So I've got a Yaris . Used only a few times a week during the city and engine barely heats up before reaching destination (max 5km). Only travel longer distances (20km~) 5-10 times per year. Annual mileage would be around 4000km per year. I never let the...
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    Should I replace it?

    Okay so at my previous oil change (3months ago) for my Toyota the oil filter was hand tight (or 2/3 of a turn after it meets the mounting surface etc) and there would be very minor leaks coming from the filter. I had it as handtight as possible and this kept on happening after removing and...
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