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Lubing the propeller shaft and re-torquing the flange bolts I'm convinced is language designed to confuse the owner, make he or she give up, and bring the vehicle to the dealer for service, thereby supporting the dealer's service business. I've never bothered with those items among the 8-10 Toyotas, Scions and Lexi that we've had in the family and they all went well over 100K miles, some 3x that far, without issue.

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Dr. Dyno, I'm surprised at you. Toyota muffler bearings are sealed units.

It's actually my sister's, but I'm the family wrench.
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Propeller shaft is a Jinglish thing for drive shaft. I think it has to do with propelling the car not necessarily a propeller. Propeller does have the same origin.

Don't spend too much time looking for a plus screwdriver (+) either.

I've been working with, and reading manuals, for foreign equipment for 40+ years. It's not always obvious what they are trying to say but is sometimes pretty funny.

A while back I converted all of my adjustable wrenches to metric.
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[...] I've been working with, and reading manuals, for foreign equipment for 40+ years. It's not always obvious what they are trying to say but is sometimes pretty funny.
I was tuning an old Moto Guzzi by the manual written in Italian (translated aloud by a friend.)

At the end of the instructions for tuning the carburetors, it said, "At this point attempt no further refinement for the carburetors will soon fall out of perfect tune. It is the nature of the motorcycle."

I almost fell down laughing.
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I was tuning an old Moto Guzzi by the manual written in Italian (translated aloud by a friend.)

At the end of the instructions for tuning the carburetors, it said, "At this point attempt no further refinement for the carburetors will soon fall out of perfect tune. It is the nature of the motorcycle."

I almost fell down laughing.
Wow! Sure glad I never got any of those Guzzis for tuning on my dyno! I guarantee all my work. No one ever pays me twice. Just think of all the comebacks. I'd have lost my shirt!
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A while back I converted all of my adjustable wrenches to metric.
Gotcha beat on that one. I had to go thru all those conversions back in the 70s when I started working on Fiats. And that's when there wasn't much guidance available.

I also invented what I call the Italian torquing method. Tighten it very carefully until it breaks off, then back off 1/2 turn. That's the correct torque. Worked every time.
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Dr. Dyno, I'm surprised at you. Toyota muffler bearings are sealed units.
Really!
Since when?
Says who?
What is it, more built-in obsolescence?

I do have to admit I've never checked the propellor shaft or the muffler bearing.

I have replaced the center driveshaft bearing on my 2001 F-250 but I figured the shaft on our RAV4 only gets powered on my takeoffs w/o my wife copiloting. And even then it's only at 46-47%. (I always try to beat the 45% spec.)

On the sealed muffler bearing, that does explain a lot. No wonder we're seeing all the muffler replacement posts, including mine. The heat eventually burns the lube out of the bearing, that starts the muffler rusting, it develops a hole and before long the wife notices it. Pretty soon she won't accept the "that's normal honey" explanation anymore and you have to get the whole system replaced. Fortunately mine, bearing and all, was under warranty. But next time it won't be so I'll have to be more diligent on bearing inspection, maintenance & possible early replacement!

So THANKS RF for bringing all this to my uninformed attention!

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