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04-16-20, 05:49 PM
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Cartridge Filter Lifespan

I have a Pentair Clean and Clear cartidge filter, the case is made of fibreglass reinforced poly plastic. What is the lifespan of this container. Ie. How old before I might expect a crack failure to...
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Posted By flatcrank

https://www.moogparts.ca/parts/suspension/strut-as...

https://www.moogparts.ca/parts/suspension/strut-assemblies.html

As noted, ideally just get the whole strut assembly and do both sides. Moog is good quality aftermarket. With the miles you have...
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Posted By flatcrank

Door

The switches in the door frame sills that control the interior courtesy lights can fail and drain the battery. Do your interior lights all go off after you exit the car and it is off?
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Posted By flatcrank

Air, other items

You should be able to see if it is a hose leak problem, the fittings or the hose itself would be notably wet. Also make sure the fittings are snug. Get a rag and clean things up, and the run the...
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Posted By flatcrank

More info

The install of the check valve items needs to be redone. Here is a good jack repair guide, check the section " For the IDIOTS Who Already Messed With The Check Valves" . You are not the only one...
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Posted By flatcrank

Oil Life

I believe the CVT fluid for more current model Nissan's is supposed to be good for up to 210,000 miles, the modern computer actually measures its deterioration date using an algorithm that measures...
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Posted By flatcrank

Seal

The jack might simply need bleeding, since it holds when jacked up.

This manual might be for a model similar to yours, and might give you some ideas on what to repair and the procedures.
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Fluid OK

Transmission fluid is not subject to heat or shear loads of consequence, and lasts a very, very long time. It will accumulate wear materials with age, but that can actually add a "grippiness" to the...
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Posted By flatcrank

Eastwood's guide suggests 100/170 grit glass bead...

Eastwood's guide suggests 100/170 grit glass bead or 80/90 grit aluminum oxide shot is best for cleaning aluminum. 12/20 grit walnut shells can also be used.

Aerospace uses plastic blasting medium...
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Posted By flatcrank

There is nothing wrong with Walmart for an oil...

There is nothing wrong with Walmart for an oil change. It is the type of oil used that must be to spec to validate a warranty, no one cares where you change it, you can even do it yourself but of...
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Posted By flatcrank

Tried a number of things over the years, the old...

Tried a number of things over the years, the old deerskin works well but they do get a bit soiled over time and are hard to clean.

Cotton works, but inevitably leaves some lint, and they are easy...
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Posted By flatcrank

Used in passenger cars since about 1989. The...

Used in passenger cars since about 1989. The early Nissan and Jeep Compass ones had problems. Newer ones should be fine. They do need fluid changes to keep working at their best.

Mostly found...
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Posted By flatcrank

Have someone push in the fuel door while someone...

Have someone push in the fuel door while someone else presses the release button inside the car, this might release it.
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Posted By flatcrank

There are protective films that are custom cut...

There are protective films that are custom cut for each car.

https://www.weathertech.com/toyota/2019/rav4/lampgard/

There are cheaper kits on ebay, as long as they use the 3M film they would...
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Posted By flatcrank

The heat retention will cause the header steel to...

The heat retention will cause the header steel to degrade much more quickly, so it is actually a negative for street use. In racing the life of the system is not the main concern. I think the high...
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Posted By flatcrank

Items

All of the items noted are plausible issues on a car with the mileage noted. When a mechanic does an inspection, you want them to tell you all these things that they find. They should of course...
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Views: 625
Posted By flatcrank

5 years

The oil manufacturer has a five year shelf life recomendation, and that longer than that one would need to retest the sample to verify it remains in spec (I can't imagine who would do that, maybe...
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Posted By flatcrank

Connectors

First tale a look under the hood and look for and reseat any small hoses or electrical connectors that may have wiggled loose.


Usually if the car goes into limp mode, it does not recover...
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Posted By flatcrank

Sensors

P502 means the vehicle speed senor and the wheel speed sensors are reading differently, causing the fault code to manifest.

As you seem to have the speedometer issue and intermittent readings,...
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Posted By flatcrank

Body

The good news is most of the key structural areas can be replaced, so even if the body is not perfect the key stress points can probably be repaired by a good body person. Shock towers and a few...
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Posted By flatcrank

Choices

For a low load application, some of the plastic bearings will do the job where water actually acts a lubricant.. The fishing reel guys like waterproof or water tolerant items, looks like you need to...
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Posted By flatcrank

Being a unibody, if the body is not in good...

Being a unibody, if the body is not in good shape, especially in key structural areas it is a poor restoration candidate. Sure everything can be fabricated and welded and repaired, anything is...
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Views: 618
Posted By flatcrank

This thread bothered me as brake calipers should...

This thread bothered me as brake calipers should not repeatedly fail. Here is some interesting information. ...
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Posted By flatcrank

I think you are ok to just use a bit of special...

I think you are ok to just use a bit of special ac sealer on the threads, and it should be fine. The copper washer in conical form are typically used to repair a fitting that is leaking. I am not...
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Views: 606
Posted By flatcrank

Bearing failure on a 10 year old is car is not...

Bearing failure on a 10 year old is car is not uncommon, best to have the hub replaced.

Get new brake pads and rotors done if they are near due as well, the incremental labour cost to do the...
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