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Wed Nov 12

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:00 PM

Re: Tire wear

Todd,

I should have read the tire rack article instead of just the comments in this thread, which lead to my questions. The tire rack article pretty well addresses them and makes the point that the new should go on the rear unless the [more]

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:07 PM

Re: Tire wear

Hey Todd,

If I buy four new tires from Michelin tomorrow their salespeople are going to recommend that in 7500 miles I rotate the worse tires to the rear and the better to the front.
Rotating tires is probably still good advice, as per [more]

Tue Nov 4

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:28 PM

Re: Tire wear

Todd,

If 20 out of 20 could not negotiate an off ramp with the good tires on the front, exactly how bad were the back tires? It sounds to me as if, in trying to demonstrate a point, that the worn tires had to be shot to the point of being [more]

Thu Sep 25

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:21 PM

Re: Static

I would guess you have a radio problem, but first you could:

Buy a cheap antennae and plug it into the radio as a test.
Buy a cheap radio and plug the car's antennae into it as test.
Check to see if there is a damaged external (to [more]

Sun Sep 21

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:04 AM

Re: Oil consumption

Have a look at the rubber hose between the turbo charger and the intake. If it is soft/wet/out of shape then the oil seals in the turbo are your culprit. If it is all metal plumbing then check the gaskets between the pieces for wetness or [more]

Thu Sep 4

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:01 PM

Re: Looking At A '97 Camry To Buy

Hi Milli,

It is not an interference engine, as least I do not think so (99.9% sure) but an internet search should be able to tell you.
I do remember that when the mileage gets high on those the gasket for the oil pump, which is also [more]

Tue Aug 26

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:30 PM

Re: just starting car up-when not using car?

I agree with Jeff and Richard, it is better to drive it, for the additional reason that driving also moves the lubricants around inside the transmission and gear boxes rather than letting half a gear sit above the oil and rust.

Hope that [more]

Fri Aug 22

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devoish replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:29 PM

Re: which sparkplugs to buY?

I agree, just stick with what the brand and style car came with.

Steven

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