stevelaw

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  1. There is a place in Michigan called mokey wrench racing. You might want to look up their phone number.
  2. That's a great price. Is the guy giving you a warranty at all on it? The price was definitely right, about 425 plus about 150 to ship it to KS. Installation will be up there, but hopefully it will last and run a long time.
  3. I'd try cleaning out the PCV valve with Gumout before replacing it. Only 35K on it.
  4. It'l say on the bulb, usually. 3157 if I recall. quote name='Dontoy' date='May 30 2006, 04:46 AM' post='3168'] I was wondering if the front yellow bulb is a double filament? If one filiment was burnt out it would go faster, but the owners booket lists the part numbers for all the bulbs except that one... Is it a 3156A or a 3157a? Thanks
  5. I wonder if TOY still contracts manufacturing for the kind of stuff he's looking for to Safariland.
  6. I think if you like the car that much, you ought to be able to find a good used engine with a warranty on it. THat lower end has a lot of mileage on it, so even if you have a valve issue, it's still an old engine.
  7. I have 99 Camry CE wiht 59,000 miles. So, this is a low mileage car...is it exposed to a lot of salt on the roads in the winter? Corrosion on the electrical connectors anywhere?
  8. I know from your previous posts that you are very skeptical, for several reasons, of the K&N-type air filters. Your contentions are not without merit: Chevy trucks seem to have a problem with those filters. But I don't think TOYs do as far as I know. But...if you might be right...then he should go get a conventional air filter and put it in and see if the light comes on more or less. If it comes on more, then the little bit less flow from the conventional filter would no longer slightly blow off existing contamination. I think he has an O2 sensor problem.
  9. I have not yet had the opportunity to wortk on a Japan model year 2002, but I think that the caliper and bracket gets replaced at the same time. I think you're right.
  10. Hello everyone---STEVELAW here. For the last week, my ISP has been dealing with the switch from copper to fiber optic. The problem should be over by next Friday (hopefully) May 12. Therefore, I'm posting less for the last 7 days and for the next 7 days. Dialup is almost unworkable in this day and age. Apologies to all. STEVE
  11. stevelaw

    power outlet

    OK...well then what about the other car?
  12. Someone else asked me this. This engine is too new for full evaluation, but I think you're talking about a new intake manifold here, pistons, heads, seems like more work than buying another engine to swap in. Plus, remember you are still under warranty. If anything goes wrong with the engine after attempting any swap of an internal component, and the person subsequently makes a warranty claim...the easiest day on the job for me would be be as in house counsel for TOY defending non-payment of the claim.
  13. stevelaw

    Timing Belt

    Yeah, I think the Camry is. But Tokyo needs to look in the rear view mirror and see Seoul right behind it.
  14. So who is the merchant that sells these chips? I bet there are more people on this Board who'd love to know.
  15. stevelaw

    Timing Belt

    You're talking about the Sonata. I drove one that belongs to a friend of mine a few months ago. A brand new one. The one thing I noticed about it is that Camrys have a reputation for the brake pedal feeling "mushy"...but the Sonata was TOO tight. It was like touching the brake anymore than needed made me think I was going to lock up the brakes. And my Camry handles a little better than the Sonata did.
  16. Well, after unpacking (moved into new house 1 month ago)...I don't have the manual anymore. Couldn't find it. But you know what? If he calls Crutchfield, he'll get an install manual that will show him how to do it. Plus he can go to the website and use the "see what fits my vehicle" function. They are almost always right, and have living breathing humans on staff.
  17. VERY good slide show, friend. Thanks so much. This is an example of a great contribution to the board.
  18. stevelaw

    Timing Belt

    Sure, it will take them time, but the Koreans have a saying: Mal hanmadiro chun-rang bit kapneunda. One word can repay a thousand nyang debt. Which means even if you get in trouble, you can get out of trouble, if you are honest and articulate. You're right about Hyundai quality, but I think it'll be a long time before they live down their old reputation of really crappy cars...even though the new stuff is great.
  19. Yeah, but I'm thinking it's the same because I'm going to try and see if I still have a 1995 Tacoma manual I can email the pages from to him.
  20. stevelaw

    Camry 2007

    It's in the front of the engine. If you are standing over the radiator looking down, it's right about where your left foot is. The plastic splash guard partially covers it from view when looking up from underneath. Use good oil, sir. Everyone else on this Board will agree with that. I like Mobil Clean 7500.
  21. stevelaw

    power outlet

    Well, I can email you a wiring diagram for the relevant places if you want to tie in yourself. But the smokes lighter I don't think has a relay, it's a fused circuit. So it would either totally work or totally not work at all. Anything else in the car doing this?
  22. stevelaw

    Timing Belt

    Yes, they do look like that. They are closing the GM plant here in Doraville (ATL suburb). I toured the factory once a couple of years ago and the very day I toured it...a Pontiac Safari van body fell off the assembly line, stopping the day's production for 3 hours. It made me think that all GM cars fell off the assembly line during production. But I do think that Hyundai can become a competitor to TOY on the level of Honda, if Hyundai can keep their executives from being constantly indicted for slush funds, bribery, associated firms being raided by prosecutors, etc.
  23. stevelaw

    power outlet

    Really? I have never heard of such a problem before. Are the inside of the sockets pretty clean?
  24. I'd go ahead and do plugs, wires, and run a vacum check. See how many inches you are pulling, you could have a leak--the car is ten years old.