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In about 4 hours, I'm going to be driving my 98 Toyota Camry home with a couple of very good friends. Starting point is Houston, Texas. Destination: Torrington, Connecticut.

Stops: Lufkin-Tx, St. Louis, Pittsburg-PA, Baltimore-Maryland

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98 Toyota Camry 5FSE
Mileage: 185,800
Before you guys get a heart attack, I recently changed the spark plugs, wires, oil, differentials and ATF, coolant, pcv valve, fuel filter, tires... thinks that's it.

I recently had my mechanic changed my oil for me last week, I gave him my oil, and from looking at what I got back, he used up like 4.2 quart but when I checked, it's a bit over F mark, even if you check it after it ran for a couple of minutes. Thought the 4.5 quarts is with filter change, I don't know, I always did it by checking the dip stick. Oh and if you wonder why i took my car to the mechanic to have my oil change, I was craming for the TX bar exam so I just took it to him. Turn out, I spent more time talking to him than I would've spent changing my own oil hahaha. Oh, and the BAR exam was over yesterday wooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, we're going to see the Astros, Cardinals, Pirates, and Oreoles at their home games. I have no idea who they're going to play. Well, Houston is playing the Brewer. But yes, just want to let you guys know. I'll put up pictures and updates next week when I get access to a computer. So yeah, wish me luck :) Perhaps, I can jump on the computer at the hotel or something. Until then!!!!!
 

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Dude, this trip sounds awesome. I would love to see pictures.
 

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^+1 PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN :lol:

J/K
 

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All the best dude....have a safe trip. Get a good camera and get plenty of pics.
 

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Hey guys, so I'm in Pittsburg right now, after travelling through Little Rock and St. Louis. The total mileage for the trip is about 1550 miles, car have around 187, 500 now. These cities are so incredible in their own ways. Each of the baseball stadiums are very unique in their own ways too, it's neat to go see a normal baseball game in so many different atmosphere. The car is doing great, been cruising on the highway at 75-80 on the highway for the last few days without any problem. I ussually don't take it above 65 so this is a bit different. Not to mention that the car is quite a bit heavier than normal but it's holding up well. Gas mileage is about 26-27 mpg which is pretty much expected given the speed and the weight. Today going from St. Louis to Pittsburg did manage about 34 mpg even at 75 mph, don't ask me how, I was surprise too. All I can say is that portion happen to be very flat, the car almost never shift gear.

The pictures would come later when I get home in a couple of days. Still have to go to Baltimore and then home to Connecticut. Until then :)
 

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Sounds like you are having a blast:thumbsup: Shame I didn't see this thread before, I would have told you to check your spare tire's pressure. It's often forgotten:lol:
 

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Sounds like you are having a blast:thumbsup: Shame I didn't see this thread before, I would have told you to check your spare tire's pressure. It's often forgotten:lol:
LOL, don't ruin his road trip or he will keep thinking about spare tire pressure instead of having fun :D

have a good one schumionbike! camry's can do much more safely :)
 

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Hey everyone, I'm back in CT now. The total trip mileage is 2101.1 Car didn't miss a beat. Going through the mountains in Pennsylvania was tough though, with the car weighted down by 3 guys and about about 250lbs worth of book and luggage, the car stay at 3.5K rpm through most of the hills. Oh, I did check the spare tires before I left, it was at 8 PSI so I did pump it up.

Here are some pictures, taken by my friend. Just a teaser, I'll add alot more tommorow.

Houston:


Memphis:



St. Louis



 

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Holy crap! Looks like you guys had some fun. I wish my camry would be up for trips like this...

Farthest I've taken frankenstein is the beach (Wilmigton) and school (Charlotte) other than that, it hasn't been out of this city.

I need to get it running so I can hit up the beach one final time! I am not willing to pay for gas to drive my dad's thunderbird. That thing is fast, but boy does it guzzle some gas.
 

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you had good fun schumi...upload it to picasa/flickr and post the link :) I am itching to take a similar road trip on my camry. Just put in brand new struts+mounts last weekend. Waiting for this weekend to pop in new axle. ha ha...
 

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Okay, for some reason, this uploading pictures stuff is acting up on me, here we go again.

Arkansas






Wheel clearance on the rear axle.



This is why!


Elvis in Memphis!




Memphis








St. Louis Cardinal at Busch Stadium



Okay, that's it for today, I'll add more from PNC Park in Pittsburg and Camden Yard in Baltimore later. All are very beautiful stadium. The Cardinal plays against the Pirate on Sunday and we went to Pittsburgh to see the Pirate plays against the Red on Monday, all we can say is, we're the only 3 idiots in the world who would travel 600 miles to see a Pirate games, hahaha.
 

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Thats so cool man! I love adventuring! You got lots of cool views in there.

Yeah the only time my camry's been that low is when I moved back from school for the summer, haha. I couldn't accelerate too fast or I would rub. Also I had things blocking all windows except my drivers side window and windshield. So no rearview for me. Haha. I'm sure it'll happen again when I move back in...
 
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