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Towncivilian last won the day on May 24 2015

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About Towncivilian

  • Birthday 12/26/1992

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  1. My driver door hinges sag too and I've looked into replacing the hinges. It does not seem physically possible to remove and replace the hinges without removing the fender to gain access to the hinges' fasteners.
  2. Although this is for the passenger's side, this TSB has pretty thorough instructions on fender removal. I think it should help you out: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5mpmm482r0VVGVqSG9yeHJwVHM/edit?usp=sharing
  3. If you decide to keep the factory tweeters, try this mod - it really made a big difference when I was still using the Bose system. I bet the tweeters are the same for both systems.
  4. My bad about the wrong sensor recommendation, brain fart on my part!
  5. 10W-30 or 10W-40 is acceptable above 0F but there is no benefit over 5W-30 in the vast majority of cases.
  6. No. It would not make a noticeable, measurable difference. 5W-20 is also not specified for our engines, use 5W-30 year round.
  7. Have you tried running 20oz bottles of Techron thru 2 back-to-back gas tanks?
  8. There are actually two "pre-cats" close to the exhaust headers, then the typical main cats you would expect afterwards which are monitored by the rear O2 sensors. At least, this is the case on VQ35DE R50s.
  9. Not all fuel treatments are effective. Those containing PEA (polyether amine) are the most effective and is also what is found in top-tier fuels (Chevron, Shell, Mobil, etc). Fuel system cleaners containing adequate amounts of PEA are Chevron Techron (not the "ProGard fuel injector cleaner"), Gumout Regane, Redline SI-1, CRC Guaranteed To Pass (not worth the higher price over the others), probably one or two more I'm missing. I'd go for Gumout Regane from Walmart since it's the cheapest and is equally effective as Techron.
  10. Roomy engine bay indeed. That brake fluid looks pretty dark, when was the last time you flushed it? I laughed at the transfer case knob on the shifter, haha.
  11. Bosch is the original sensor supplier. Bank 2 is driver's side on R50s! Bank 1 is the side with cylinder 1 (passenger) and bank 2 is the side with cylinder 2 (driver). Get this sensor from AAP, throw in a PureOne PL14610 oil filter and use coupon code TRT37 and get it all for $45.08 before any applicable tax. Pick-up in store.
  12. No reason to use Royal Purple oil over anything else. Pennzoil has big advertising about their oils keeping engines cleaner, so try any of their oils for a while. Mobil 1 HM and just about any other high mileage oil will have a lot of detergency additives as said above. OBDII will complain if you remove the rear oxygen sensors and the cats. You shouldn't touch the cats unless they're clogged, the ECM is designed to operate with them present and I doubt you will gain any fuel economy by their removal. Use synthetic 75W-90 gear oil in the rear differential and front (if applicable). Use synthetic ATF (Valvoline MaxLife is great and is relatively inexpensive) in the transmission transfer case, and power steering. Ensure tire pressure is correct. Run a 20oz bottle of Chevron Techron fuel system cleaner through a tank of gas, then change the fuel filter. Change engine air filter if not done recently. Don't use anything higher than 89 octane. Drive less aggressively.
  13. I'd not use them, they can damage your rotors. This page has tons of info about brake pads: https://parts.olathetoyota.com/what-are-brake-pads-made-of.html
  14. Yeah, looks alright to continue driving with. I had similar, but not quite as extensive damage to the tailgate, quarter panel, and bumper. Opted to paint & replace the bumper and tailgate myself and had a shop fix the quarter panel (which is yet unpainted, urgh).

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