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  1. 20W50 in my Corolla 2003

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008) now u, we know your eng got oil leaks. Do NOT change to syn oil at this time. Maybe thats why eng. has 20W-50 in it ?. Lower viscosity & eng will probably leak a lot more oil. If v. cover is leaking oil, replace it, its not a hard job. But, crank seal isn't easy to replace. Decisions...
  2. Shifting

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    Engine compression (vacuum) creates restriction inside eng. which slows movement. Maybe not best explanation, but its not just tranny alone. Anyhow, about "tranny braking" , curious...... TIND775...can u better explain/describe what u mean by "your tranny is a nuisance". What do u feel, hear...
  3. 20W50 in my Corolla 2003

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Not sure how your holding dip stick, but level on those 2 pics don't look same. When checking level, hold dstick level so oil doesn't run up or down. Full mark is the top dot (dstick pointing down) Likely eng. is burning oil if u don't spot any leaks. Tip..if u switch to syn oil, if u can...
  4. Mobil Says NONE of their engine oils meet Toyota's specs for the 8th gen Camry 4 cyl engine

    Camry 8th Generation (2018+)
    Did OA's on another ride, using Blackstone lab. Report will list whats found in oil..good, bad or ugly. You tell um what oil used & how many miles on it when sending in. Tech report might even say can go longer between changes. Can also talk to tech's there if need be. So far no OA on my 2...
  5. 2019 Highlander Platinum Tow Hitch

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    Tuts...install fascia parts as mentioned. Leaving those parts off makes me wonder...were all the bolts used to attach hitch to frame ?
  6. Why the Louvre is Famous

    Off Topic
    I've been to Paris & visited Louvre before glass pyramid. A lot of history involved, google it
  7. Cleaning the INSIDE of the windshield

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    FWIW....I now use this.. Windshield wonder ( 2 pc 16" handle with pivoting head. 2 microfiber cleaning covers (attach to head) Small spray btl. Mfg said, just use plain water , I'm thinking, huh? I don't clean in direct sunlite, but in slightly shaded area where I can see...
  8. 2019 Highlander voice in guidance or navigation

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    6Muttmom.....FWIW...ask SA about your mud mat. If on d side floor, it might not be approved? Sounds like your repair is good, so thats good.
  9. Recharge battery with solar panel through lighter

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    Curious...where will solar panel be installed ? I installed a *12V cig lighter (got at auto store) in my camper with inline fuse wired directly to my truck battery & its always on (hot) Used to run various 12V things. What I don't know is...will solar panel charge batt. thru that hot lighter...
  10. 20W50 in my Corolla 2003

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    As mentioned, switch to full syn. 5W/30 if u can get it. It want hurt the eng. Just beaware on hi mileage eng, oil leaks can occur when switching from conventional to syn oil. Dosen't mean it'll happen to yours, just occasionally check o. level & look for any seepage at v.cover, oil pan...
  11. Should Cameras Replace Car Mirrors? U.S. Regulators Want to Know

    General Discussion
    Vangm25...about all around cameras. My best guess they would be like one now used for rear view. But, thats one view on one screen. If no L/R side view mirrors, does that mean both show on screen at same time ? Recall rear view cameras will become standard, but forgot when. Many models now come...
  12. Highlander vent in cowl below windshield

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019) mentioned, opening is air intake. Only way I know to clean debri under cowl is to remove it. Can find DIY cowl removal if u google & keep looking. I know u have to take wiper arms off...remove screws holding cowl & push clips on front/bottom edge.. As mentioned, can use bug screen to...
  13. 2019 Highlander XLE

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    Same on my 2014. Arm rests wrinkled & material will move if I push on it. So far, it hasen't cracked etc. Old posts on this, use..Advanced Search..3rd Gen HL..key words...door arm rest.
  14. Will a 17" wheel fit? Aggressive (looking) All-Terrain Tire?

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    Some info..use..Advanced Search..3rd Gen HL..key words..Hankook Dynapro tires.
  15. Raised Roof Rails for 2017 Highlander

    Highlander 3rd Generation (2014-2019)
    Ok, gotcha. Curious on the cross far apart (distance between) can u space them? Tks again.