I4. When I did the TB I replaced the oil pump seal, the o-ring behind the pump and the valve cover gasket. I redid the valve cover gasket and did the oil pan gasket. I do not remember if I did the crank seal but I know I did not touch the cam seal. It’s possible (probable?) that the crank seal is gone. But there is a fair amount of oil near the transmission, and I see some on the backside of the valve cover, it’s almost like this engine just wants to leak.Is the 99, 4 cyl or 6 cyl?
On the 4 cyl, based on experience, they prone to leak from the seal behind the timing belt: oil pump seal, crankshaft seal, cam seals.
Check that, unfortunately, you have to open the TB cover.
I know what you mean! I do enjoy that feeling also.Keep the 99 and drive that B til she dies. There is a true feeling of freedom, at least I get in the 06 Sentra!! when you don't even care to lock the doors!
Yeah, although I am just not keeping up on the rust. Today I found the power steering lines up front are getting pretty toasty. I think it’s got a ways to go, but a number of fasteners under the hood are starting to disappear. It was always going to be a losing battle.I think keep the 2011, that car has been bulletproof. I think you can far surpass the miles of your Jetta.
It's too bad about the rodent damage. What I think would be best is to park the 1999 with a full tank of gas and a bunch of Stabil, tires filled to 50 psi, and let it sit for the daughter since it's not very rusty. Finding an older used car for her in 2 years might be hard to find a low rust one.
That vehicle was meant to be a weekend vehicle, but as time went on, I found I used it less and less. Oh I like having it, it’s nice for lumber runs, but I could that with a trailer. Right now I take trash to the dump on the weekend and that’s about it. When we build our shed this summer I might just have the lumber delivered (assuming it’s not too expensive—local hardware store vs Home Depot, sometimes it is worth the drive).Keep the Tundra
Totally understand with the long commute though.
UnderstandThat vehicle was meant to be a weekend vehicle, but as time went on, I found I used it less and less. Oh I like having it, it’s nice for lumber runs, but I could that with a trailer. Right now I take trash to the dump on the weekend and that’s about it. When we build our shed this summer I might just have the lumber delivered (assuming it’s not too expensive—local hardware store vs Home Depot, sometimes it is worth the drive).
Plus it’s getting rusty too. Simply cannot win. None of these were meant for the long haul.
Plus kids cant text when they drive manuals.Keep the 2011 Camry so you can teach your daughter how to drive a stick in a couple of years. When she destroys the clutch... no harm/no foul. EVERYONE should know how to drive a stick, I taught both of my kids and they thank me for it now. IMO people who drive sticks are better drivers, even when they are driving an automatic, because they learn to be more engaged and skillful in their driving.
That would be my issue. If they were well kept and in great shape the mileage and age wouldn’t scare me... but they’re neither.I anticipate many, "get rid of both and buy this," posts.
Probably just tow anyhow. It should have bigger brakes (4 wheel disc no less).If you keep the 11 and it has no tow rating, what would you pull the utility trailer with?
Can you borrow the CRV for those duties, or just use the 11 Camry anyway?