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Everything posted by Max

  1. Havent'checked oil filter prices lately, but a lot of us find good prices & excellent service at
  2. Totally normal to get lower mpg in winter due to winter blend gasoline, and the car not running at peak efficiency because of the cold and higher idle at start-up. Snow-tires - Bridgestone Blizzak is a good choice; Michelin & Pirelli also offers nice snows. Check out for more ideas. Try to avoid using the high-volume discounter tire places. Check your local BBB to see who has a good rep. My Corolla does okay with its all-seasons, but I'm south o' the Mason-Dixon line and don't see massive amounts of snow. That said, the occasional foot or so does fall, and it hasn't stopped me yet.
  3. Pretty normal to have the very high idle when cold, especially in winter. There's a thread somewhere about "hunting idle" that has to do with when that noise and vibe are NOT normal. Mine is so high and loud it's embarrassing, but, it's okay - just normal for the 03-08s. You might want to clean your throttle body - a dirty one will give you a rough idle - check on plug situation, too. The Corolla engine is pretty noisy, owing largely to it having a timing chain as opposed to belt. Welcome to Corolland!
  4. New Tires

    BFs 99 mentioned are fine, Yoko TRZ excellent. Michelin Harmony & Goodyear TripleTred are also highly recommended. Go check out for more ideas.
  5. I get excellent beading with Tech Wax - been using it for years now. Wonder why you're not getting the same, Ghost?
  6. Could be the starter, or bad battery terminals.
  7. Might even be something in your glove box.
  8. Most everybody here is a Meguiar's fan. I use their Scratch X, Deep Crystal System polish, and NXT Tech Wax. Check out the appearance thread for more.
  9. Shuttering

    Welcome to the forum, Saber. Glad you got your injector fixed, but I doubt Twinky or I have that problem, since wheel balancing makes the vibrating stop.
  10. Shuttering

    Happens to me every time I rotate but don't balance. Not sure why. In my case, I'm thinking the tires are aging and they're out of round. Any chance you have the same issue?
  11. Meguiar's Plast-X. Search on the subject, too, as it's been covered here before in the "Appearance" area.
  12. I'd pay the money to avoid the aggravation. Especially if you have to paint them to match.Plus, dealership would put their work under warranty.
  13. Great choice, Bob, That'll be my next tire. My Bridgestone Turanza LS-Ts have been great, but they've been discontinued.
  14. That's Bob Bridge Toyota. Great prices, great service.
  15. Actually, Bike, Murphy's Law is "If anything can go wrong, it will." And muzak saw it in action on both counts!
  16. Wow, muzak, that's not a good day! Glad, tho, that the warranty covered the fix for the computer.
  17. Faded Paint

    Meguiar's ColorX does a great job.
  18. I use NXT Tech wax, too, right after applying and buffing out the Crystal System polish. Which reminds me, which wax do you prefer, cq? Let us know how the NXT2 works for you, muzak.
  19. I use Meguiar's Deep Crystal System. Mirror Glaze is available here and several other places. Just Google it. I might try it since you like it so much.
  20. Varmints. One of 'em made a nest on my cabin air filter last year. Thought I'd never get all the junk out of the general vicinity of the filter. And yes, it's a daily driver kept in an attached garage.