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#781 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:03 PM
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Just finished applying Z6 then Z8.

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Did an oil change last night at 56,324km (35,200 miles). Nice to have a warm garage at this time of th year

I used one of the Toyota filters I got from Amazon.com last year.

Decided to go with 0w-20 QuakerState Full Synthetic. It was only $20 at Walmart (USA) and is sold ... on promotional prices in Ottawa for ... $28 !!!!

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Cleaned interior of all the windows, exterior wash, wax and sealant to follow later today. I'm heading 800 miles north for the Appalachians on Monday, planning to hit the slopes

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Cleaned inside and out. Then installed new Weathertech wind deflectors. Went in smooth except for one rear corner that got caught on the window and cracked. Luckily the double stick tape that's on there kept the piece from falling and I was able to push it together and get the window up. Spent the rest of the afternoon making sure the weatherstripping around each deflector was as straight as possible. A couple places looked slighty tucked, but that is probably just my ocd since the RAV is brand new.
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Cleaned inside and out. Then installed new Weathertech wind deflectors. Went in smooth except for one rear corner that got caught on the window and cracked. Luckily the double stick tape that's on there kept the piece from falling and I was able to push it together and get the window up.
Call Weathertech and complain that one of the visors cracked while installing. I'm sure they will send out a replacement at no charge. Their customer service is pretty good.

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Started a maintenance log.
Coated battery terminals with PlastiCote protectant.
Quick vacuum inside.
Checked oil and washer fluid.
Put new winter tires and wheels on. Bit of NeverSeize on the hub and on the studs.

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I went to the local Home Depot this morning and bought a bunch of 10" vynal gutters and down lines along with some 10' "Z" flashing and other flashing and a bunch of redwood 2x4s, 1x2s, 1x3s and 2'x8' corrugated plastic panels and a bunch of other materials.
I'm replacing the gutters on one side of the house and adding a small roof overhang over a small porch area using the corrugated wavy PVC panels. I also bought a piece of plumbing pipe insulation and used that to cover the two cross arms of my roof rack so they wouldn't get scratched when I loaded all the 10' long pieces up on top and tied them down. All the 8' lumber and 8' corrugated panels fit inside fine. All I did was remove the headrest from the right front seat and put it all the way back flat and I flattened the right rear seat back and center piece. I then put a throw blanket over the back of the front seat and rear seat so they wouldn't get harmed by the load and then put all the lumber and panels in at an angle... worked great.

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Just got back last night. First I washed the bugs off the 3M film, then washed the rest of the rav4, removed the stock chrome "SPORT" badges and installed red one's, programmed my new remote and immobilizer chip using TIS, then planted them in my new flip key, also got the new key cut. Next and final mod will be to paint (I think they're already primed) & install my new heated/turn signal mirrors when they arrive. If anyone can suggest any useful/cool mods or accessories, I'm all ears

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Started a maintenance log.
Coated battery terminals with PlastiCote protectant.
Quick vacuum inside.
Checked oil and washer fluid.
Put new winter tires and wheels on. Bit of NeverSeize on the hub and on the studs.
Don't put Never Seize on studs contrary to popular belief! When I had my RX300 back in 1999, the dealer was applying that stuff to the studs...I'm sure they don't do this anymore. The nuts can come off after a while or the rotors can get warped due to excessive torquing of the nuts. The torque value is always for a dry, rust-free nut and stud. If the stud are rusted, take a metallic wire brush and clean them. If the open nuts are rusted, it's best to replace them with capped ones.

Never Seize applied sparingly on the hub will make tire changing much easier as it prevents rust on the hub and on the steel wheel if this is what you have. I use the copper one rated for high temperature and it does not leak

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