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    2002 Camry LE

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  1. stevelaw

    Owner's Manual in PDF format?

    I may have it in PDF on CDROM. I will look for it as soon as I get settled back in.
  2. Thanks again for posting that link to the board.
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    silicone brake fluid

    If you are using the braided steel brake lines that are lined with PTFE, as some of them are, they are compatible with all brake fluids. I use Valvoline Synpower DOT 3/4. It has a high boiling point.
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    1999 Corolla problems: Seeking advice

    1 - Are they "correct" about the front brake rotors and pads needing replacement? 2 - Are they correct about the rear brake drum needing replacement ? You know, without pysically seeing the rotors, I can't tell if they need to be replaced, but at that mileage? Sounds odd to me. As for the rear drum, I doubt that it can't be turned and used. Like fidgits said, get another opinion.
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    1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon Deluxe sputter

    How many miles are on it? And is it the proginal carburator on it?
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    Type 2 Antifreeze

    Whoa--you mean it hasn't been changed yet? Have you looked at it lately? The Sienna has 100k with original antifreeze. John
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    Toyota Avalon 2005+ suitable oil?

    Is that the oil you got the analysis done on?
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    engine swap

    Yeah, but one of those years, I can't remember, there is a different biscuit/engine mount. But I suppose he'd just buy it at a junkyard and then make the swap.
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    Toyota Avalon 2005+ suitable oil?

    Thanks, Humanoid. Got my weekend project cut out for me.
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    Hey guys, newbie here needeing some input...

    I still can't believe it blew a rod. You'd pretty badly have to abuse that motor.
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    Type 2 Antifreeze

    You're not under any warranty at this time, are you? I think the chemistry of the 2 technologies are similar, but if they are not and you try to use the Zerex, you'd probable be best to flush all of the old coolant out totally.
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    Toyota Avalon 2005+ suitable oil?

    Mind telling me who does oil anaylsis? I'd like to see what a 500 mile result would look like with the Mobil Drive Clean 7500.
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    Inside front door handle broke off

    Way to go. Love to see a job well done by a do it yourselfer.
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    Toyota Avalon 2005+ suitable oil?

    Personally, I never wait more than 3000 miles for a total oil/filter change. And I am still using the Mobil Drive Clean 7500. I get good mileage with it, so you might do better with the Mobil 1 super synthetic. But I am hesitant to use ANY oil for more than 3000 miles. I think Humanoid has a good idea with 2 filter changes, but I don't do it. I also don't know about the BP oil. How long have they been making a synthetic? I used to use Nitrex sometimes.
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    Inside front door handle broke off

    I think you can do it without taking the panel off...but if you were to do it yourself, there is a door fastener removal tool you can get at any auto parts store for less than 10 bucks. I have also removed the fasteners with a "pickle fork" (ball joint tool). They are small plastic push-in anchors that run around the perimiter of the door panel. Probably 8 or 10 of them. They are very easy to remove.