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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2008

The lowest temp oil spec is 5W20 for this year.

Get a new battery if you don't know how old the old one is.

Otherwise all the previous comments apply..
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Ok

The car does not need any special treatment due to that type of temperature, it would be fine to much colder temperatures before you would need battery warmers, block heaters and such. There is...
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Blend Door

Given the heater hoses were hot and warm, the core is transferring heat. Sounds like the blend door is not opening. Here is a link that gives you some instruction of how to test for a problematic...
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Atf

ATF has a very high level of dispersant chemistry, which is why it has been used as an engine cleaner as noted. Sometimes used as a hand cleaner for really greasy mechanic hands!

I think one...
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Ignition

As noted, a no start is either fuel or ignition related. On the 3.8, the problem tends to be ignition. The coil packs, and crank position sensor are the usual suspects.

Worn out spark plugs...
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Battery

How old is the battery? Sometimes a battery charger will show a charged status, but the battery is failing. Probably a low electrolyte, or a failing cell.


If four years or older, you...
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Lubricants

The teflon lubricant is the best bet for the exposed furry or rubber door guides, this is the product to use, or something similar...https://www.wd40specialist.com/products/dry-lube/

Silicones are...
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Baxi Combi - Strofoam beads sucked in

I have a new Baxi GA40 combi boiler for my home heating and domestic hot water.

My neighbour undertook a home teardown and reconstruction. They clad their hoe with styrofoam. The contractors...
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Check Engine

The Sevice Engine Soon light is the same as a Check Engine light on many cars, that is is has detected a problem with the many systems monitored in the car. Often emmissions related. Often...
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Harbor

https://www.harborfreight.com/15-amp-three-stage-onboard-battery-charger-maintainer-99857.html
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4wd

Make sure the 4 wheel drive transfer case is not in N (neutral) needs to be in high or low.

Any warning lights coming on?
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Change interval

The Iridium are the pointy tipped plugs, they are used by companies to extend the service inetrvals for a plug change, especially on cars where plug access is challenging. These can go 80,000kms...
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Gear Selector

Since it would not start from boost, let"s presume the battery/alternator is not the issue. There could be corrision on the battery cables, but the cars not that old.

See if you can turn the key...
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soft

The P4's had a very good ride for me, maybe too good for those who want a sport tire, but I wanted the comfort and wet grip for what was a grocery getter car. I go for Pirelli P7 All Season Plus on...
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One more thing

The largest part of the dent may "pop" back out partially by just pressing hard from behind. You should use a piece of wood or dowel and give a good shove, or one tap with a mallet, and see if that...
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Bang Bang

There are lots of cool tools this might give you an excuse to purchase...
https://www.efox.ie/shop_item.php?section1=Automotive&section2=Bodywork%20Tools

But it is more about what type of access...
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