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10-16-2019 08:49 AM
87manche
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Originally Posted by 2big bronco View Post
It all seems like a scam. Ask them for the thickness of the front pads. No way it needs rear.
I've actually found on newer shit with all the traction control and wht not that the rears wear a lot more than they used to.
shit, my 3 series straight has half the service lifetime for the rear when you reset the computer.

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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
I guess Iím really hard on brakes. My old van couldnít go more than 10,000 miles without needing a set. I donít drive much but when I do its 0 to 80 to 0 on the freeways around here. I got the brakes done and all the other stuff I refused. But they gave me quotes on it so I will post that in a second.
I think your shit is heavy cause they added a lot of shit.
10-16-2019 12:41 AM
trampas
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
Itís a JDM body kit.



PIMP
10-16-2019 12:17 AM
Beat95YJ
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Originally Posted by trampas View Post
Ooooh... So nice.



Ground effects kit.
Itís a JDM body kit.
10-15-2019 11:30 PM
trampas Ooooh... So nice.



Ground effects kit.
10-15-2019 10:38 PM
Beat95YJ Stock
10-15-2019 10:30 PM
Beat95YJ It’s a Braun wheelchair van. Braun cuts the floor out on lowers it 7 inches. They put a “body lift” on the front subframe to keep the floor from dragging. In some ways it a lifted and lowered vehicle. I figure that’s when the alignment gets f’d up.

You can see the extra height here. Normally the bottom of the door is basically the bottom of the van.
10-15-2019 10:27 PM
HAPPYJOHN Sounds like they were prepping you for a "wallet flush".
10-15-2019 09:34 PM
Black Sheep
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
Ordinarily I would agree with you but I think when they lift the van and drop the sub frame they fuck up the alignment.
Bring me up to speed here.

Are you saying when they throw the car up on a lift to do an oil change, inspection, etc it messes up the lift?

Every alignment I've seen was done on a 4 post drive on rack.

Dropping a sub frame?
10-15-2019 09:23 PM
bigun
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Originally Posted by Norm View Post
At 25k it doesn't need shit, well unless you drive like it's the indy 500 all the time
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Originally Posted by 2big bronco View Post
You've obviously never ridden with him.
No thanks I've seen the videos!
10-15-2019 09:12 PM
1sicbronconut Pure BS, been ford tech for 30+ years and shit like that doesn't fly where I work.
10-15-2019 09:06 PM
Jason4x4
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
Items I turned down-

Mass airflow sensor service
$146.85

4 wheel alignment
$89.95

EFI service
$124.54

Doesnít say how much they wanted to clean injectors.
MAF service is high, lift the air cleaner housing and do it yourself, alignment I wouldn't worry about if tires are wearing good, caster is not adjustable on it, so the pull won't get fixed with it, efi service is the fuel injector cleaner, just pm at this point, if gdi, actually a good idea.
10-15-2019 08:51 PM
Provience
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Originally Posted by 2big bronco View Post
My 16 f550 is in the shop right now getting a tranny cooler. I hit a cone and cracked the weld in bung. Anyhow they called me today and said that it also has a slight oil seep. It could just be a pan gasket or the rear main. For $2800 they will just change the rear main which includes the pan gasket. That way I'll be sure to get it fixed... "um no thanks, I'll wait till it at least drips".
10-15-2019 08:48 PM
2big bronco My 16 f550 is in the shop right now getting a tranny cooler. I hit a cone and cracked the weld in bung. Anyhow they called me today and said that it also has a slight oil seep. It could just be a pan gasket or the rear main. For $2800 they will just change the rear main which includes the pan gasket. That way I'll be sure to get it fixed... "um no thanks, I'll wait till it at least drips".
10-15-2019 08:44 PM
Provience
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
I never noticed it on any of the previous work orders. I’m sure it’s been that way for a while.
mid or early 2000's (?) since then it has been a requirement. it got added on as like a check box or fine print or something stupid at the bottom of all our reciepts. couldn't charge for the service
10-15-2019 08:41 PM
Beat95YJ
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Originally Posted by Provience View Post
yup, i was actually working at a small auto shop when they made that mandatory

saves on gas!!

reduce emmissions!!
I never noticed it on any of the previous work orders. Iím sure itís been that way for a while.
10-15-2019 08:40 PM
Provience
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
For Linkslide and California haters...
yup, i was actually working at a small auto shop when they made that mandatory

saves on gas!!

reduce emmissions!!
10-15-2019 08:40 PM
Beat95YJ My TJ only got repair parts, upgrades and fluid changes for the first 100k. (only other car I bought new)
10-15-2019 08:36 PM
BarrelRoll
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
I have a friend with the exact same car and she had her alignment done at 10,000.
The Ford dealer said I might need an alignment at 15K on my car, I turned it down. The manual should tell you what Toyota recommends what when, doubt all that crap is in there.

That sounds like a whole lot of up sell for the labor to put in on the alignment rack and some chemicals. The sad thing is people fall for this shit all the time. My brother is car dumb and the crap they try on pull on him is pretty crazy, at least he knows to call me when it sounds too outlandish.
10-15-2019 07:52 PM
Beat95YJ For Linkslide and California haters...
10-15-2019 06:30 PM
montrose818
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Originally Posted by Beat95YJ View Post
Items I turned down-

Mass airflow sensor service
$146.85

4 wheel alignment
$89.95

EFI service
$124.54

Doesnít say how much they wanted to clean injectors.
seems like 150 could get you a whole new sensor, those are usually a 5 minute job on most cars
10-15-2019 06:26 PM
Beat95YJ
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Originally Posted by Black Sheep View Post
$90 for an alignment isnt bad.

But not needed at 25k unless you're a woman
I have a friend with the exact same car and she had her alignment done at 10,000. Ordinarily I would agree with you but I think when they lift the van and drop the sub frame they fuck up the alignment. Her steering wheel was like 15degrees off from the day she got the van. Mine is off but it is very slight. One of my caregivers says it has a pull but I don’t notice it driving with one hand. I usually only align cars if I hit something or get new tires. (Not counting Jeeps w/ bullshit can bolts)

Also my tires seem to be wearing pretty evenly.
10-15-2019 06:16 PM
Black Sheep $90 for an alignment isnt bad.

But not needed at 25k unless you're a woman
10-15-2019 05:48 PM
Beat95YJ Items I turned down-

Mass airflow sensor service
$146.85

4 wheel alignment
$89.95

EFI service
$124.54

Doesnít say how much they wanted to clean injectors.
10-15-2019 05:40 PM
Beat95YJ
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Originally Posted by DMG View Post
I doubt you need any of it, Frank. Toyota DI motors squirt a little bit of fuel on the intake valves to prevent the carbon problems most carmakers have had. The Siennas I service don’t need brakes until 40-50k but YMMV.
I guess I’m really hard on brakes. My old van couldn’t go more than 10,000 miles without needing a set. I don’t drive much but when I do its 0 to 80 to 0 on the freeways around here. I got the brakes done and all the other stuff I refused. But they gave me quotes on it so I will post that in a second.
10-15-2019 05:38 PM
Beat95YJ
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Originally Posted by 2big bronco View Post
You've obviously never ridden with him.
It was really scary before the accident. Everybody told me how I made good time getting everywhere.
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