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Hey guys, I'm new here and would like to say hello to you all.

I recently came into possession of a 1997 Corolla and would like some advice.

The car is in relatively good shape, the body has a few spots of surface rust but that has been sanded off and is now ready for paint. The engine runs well, it has 180000kms/112000 miles.

I'm a rookie when it comes to owning my own car so I have alot to learn but I was wondering if I could get some input.

The car hasn't been running much in the past 1-2 years because the previous owner had another car. So I'm gonna start from scratch and try to get it in top running condition.

The car has already passed an inspection from a mechanic and I think all I need to do is replace all the old fluids and just try to clean the engine up because it hasn't been on the road in a while.

So is there any advice that any of you could give a guy starting out with his first car.

Thanks guys and I look forward to discussing Corollas in the future with you.
 

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1. new oil, filter, air filter
2. new plugs and wires and cap and rotor- ngk iridium plugs and toyota wires
3. drop tranny pan, change filter, change rear differential fluid
4. sea foam gas tank, crankcase, brake booster.
5. vibration at idle may mean bad motor mounts that can crack your windshield.
6. take out thermostat and flush system.
7. use turkey baster to suck fluids from brake reservoir and power steering reservoir. refill. run engine for 5 minutes turning wheel and hitting brakes. repeat until clean.

that should keep you busy for a while:Bruce:
 
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