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Talking Many thanks, guys. I'll set up with the glue...

Many thanks, guys.
I'll set up with the glue and dowels; should work fine.
The doityourslef.com guys always come through, usually over in the automotive side for me.
Best regards
Jim in Quincy MA
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Posted By qwincyguy

handrail advice

Hi,
I just installed a handrail in a cellar stairway, but I'm going to have to butt up another 18" piece to it. The rail is a 10-footer, which was all they had.
I'm figuring on a three-inch dia....
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Posted By qwincyguy

Smile Thanks, guys. The Camry is a 4; 2200CC, 199,700...

Thanks, guys.
The Camry is a 4; 2200CC, 199,700 mi.
It was also suggested I R&R the stat with a lower temp one, 190degr., which I did, along w. new hoses. After 4-5 days the coolant reservoir is...
05-12-08, 07:32 AM
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Posted By qwincyguy

Thanks for the reply, but - I goofed. The stuff...

Thanks for the reply, but - I goofed.
The stuff up top is 'glass wool' and not fiber as I thought.
Question is: can new insulation be blown in on top of it?
And, yes; why in blazes they put the...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Red face block & head sealers

My Camry is sipping coolant. No leaks, so it's going in...
I read about draining the AF, putting in some KW Block Seal with plain water and drive the car for a couple of hundred miles, drain and...
05-10-08, 07:19 AM
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Posted By qwincyguy

"Glass" fiber insulation

Our electrician tells us we have glass fiber insulation in our 60 year-old attic; that is, 'real' glass fiber, not fiberglass. The stuff is badly 'clumped up' in batches here and there. Have you...
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Posted By qwincyguy

If you buy a replacement at the boneyard, or;...

If you buy a replacement at the boneyard, or; heaven forbid,
pay full price at a dealer, you'll see by the replacement how it's put together. Your public library may have a Haynes or Chilton manual...
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Posted By qwincyguy

old wine, new bottle

Crude's at $109/bbl, and the snake-oil guys are coming up through the floor boards again.
In the 70's it was a gadget you put between the carb and the intake manifold, which would increase mileage...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Why not simply remove it, fill and touch up the...

Why not simply remove it, fill and touch up the holes.:coffee:
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Posted By qwincyguy

leaky radiator

I put a new all-metal radiator in a 94 Camry last November.
It now drips from the drain plug, which is plastic. Not a lot, about a pint per week-ten days
Do I wrap it with teflon tape? Or is that a...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Thumbs up Hi, all. Thanks for the opinions. I was...

Hi, all.
Thanks for the opinions. I was spinning the diesel option around in my mind as the cost of gasoline creeps ever upward.
VW new beetles with diesel/5speed trannies are reporting 50-55 mpg...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Diesel?

With gasoline at $3.10/gal., and climbing, I'm thinking about a used diesel, pref. stick-shift. Diesel is at $3.55/gal, but I'm wondering if the better mileage is worth it.
(0800 hours, 6 MAR 08...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Talking Is the car a standard shift, or an auto. One of...

Is the car a standard shift, or an auto.
One of the radiators will have nipples on the bottom for attaching the coolant lines from an auto transmission, probably the larger one; although three...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Talking The screws holding the IAC to the body will be...

The screws holding the IAC to the body will be corroded.
Give 'em a blast of PB to loosen 'em or you'll have an interesting time if a head(s) shear off.
If the slots give way, go at 'em with a...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Talking I remember a high-pitched whine in my Camry when...

I remember a high-pitched whine in my Camry when I revved the engine; sounded trivial but it wasn't. It was the bearing on the alternator pulley shaft going South.
So - it wouldn't hoit t' have it...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Talking The ABS went south a few years ago on my Camry. ...

The ABS went south a few years ago on my Camry.
Brakes stop fine, and I still pass inspection in MA with an ABS light on.
I do not miss it, and am not interested to find out what the repair cost...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Unhappy Same thing with my '94 Camry, 191K on it. The...

Same thing with my '94 Camry, 191K on it.
The flywheel is kaput! Possibly not on your vehicle, but be ready for some less than happy news. That's a lotta bucks if that's what it is...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Thumbs up It's time to get it up in the air and have a tech...

It's time to get it up in the air and have a tech look at the suspension. Sounds like a broken something in there
Ask around about good mechanics. you will hear the same name popping up. Go there....
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Posted By qwincyguy

Thumbs up Thank you all very much for the inputs. It is...

Thank you all very much for the inputs.
It is the flywheel. The Toyota mechanic who's serviced it through the years suspected it; not unheard of in Toyotas with
with this one's service, a city...
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Posted By qwincyguy

It got a rebuilt starter last Spring. Thanks for...

It got a rebuilt starter last Spring. Thanks for steering me at the cold start injector, though I think it's possibly a series of problems. At 191K it's a senior citizen.
Will get back
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Posted By qwincyguy

Unhappy Balky Camry cold starts

My '94 4 cyl. making a weird "scuffing" noise when I start it cold. Then when it starts it clumps like it's hitting on three, then it smoothes out and it's fine. Warmer weather no problem. When it's...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Pull the dryer away from the wall and disconnect...

Pull the dryer away from the wall and disconnect the exhaust from the tube. Vacuum out the dryer and then you can either vac out the tube or R&R it if it's an accordion-fold plastic or aluminum foil...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Cont. check on a stat

Thanks, daddyjohn. I sure had that back-asswards.:wall:
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Posted By qwincyguy

1 percent !

I worked at a dealer where the service writers got year-end bonus checks for one percent of the amount of repairs they'd written for that year.
Toyota schmoyota, the cars are good, but the dealers...
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Posted By qwincyguy

Wink resistor

Sounds like the resistor went South. Has happened on several different vehicles I know about. I'm sure somebody on here knows where it is on your Niss.
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