1999 Toyota 4Runner shock replacement
Replacing the rear shocks in my 1999 Toyota 4Runner. Original shocks had 230,000 miles on them. We will see how long these Monroes last. They do ride nice, just a little softer ride than stock. Filmed January 2012
1999 Toyota 4Runner strut replacement
Replacing the struts in my 1999 Toyota 4Runner 2wd. This is not a how to video, compressing the coil spring to replace the strut is very dangerous. There's my disclaimer, proceed with caution. This video is very long, I tried to cut out and speed up as many parts as possible but still show the full process. Filmed January 2012.
Seafoam Intake 99 4runner
I removed the pcv hose on my 99 4runner and let it suck in seafoam to clean out any carbon buildups in the intake and cylinders.
2004 Toyota 4Runner Transmission Fluid and Filter Change (Part 1) -EricTheCarGuy
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To be honest if I were to do this job again I would just change the fluid and leave the filter alone. It's much less of a headache and you won't have to worry about the Exhaust which would be the most challenging part in my opinion. Aside from that it's not likely a filter change will have any real benefit since it's a closed system. In addition there is some speculation as to what the service interval actually is for the transmission fluid and filter is. Lastly be sure that you have some sort of pump to get the fluid into the transmission before you get started because as I show in the video there is no dip stick for this transmission that you can fill through. You also need to be sure to use the proper fluid, I've got my fingers crossed that the MaxLife that I used will hold up fine, so far it's been about 2 months since I shot this video and it seems to be fine. In all it's not a bad job there are just specific procedures that need to be followed to be successful with it.
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Synthetic Oil Basics
Technically, Synthetic Oil originates as traditional mineral based motor oil.
What separates the two is the level of advanced engineering, refinement and criteria that goes into this modern engine lubricant.
In short, there is no other routine maintenance contributor that can provide better protection, performance and longevity than today's Synthetic Motor Oils
Extreme Weather Protection:
Under early morning sub-zero winter starts or summertime high temperature stop-and-go traffic, Synthetic Oils are engineered to deliver vital engine protection and reliable performance year-round.
Cold Weather Pour Test:
In this laboratory test, a Synthetic-Oil and a Synthetic-Mineral-Blend have been frozen overnight at minus 40 below.
This pour test illustrates conclusively the cold-start readiness of Synthetic Oil.
Even after six minutes, the blended oil can't keep up.
And, those white globs you see are wax - a standard component of conventional mineral-based motor oil.
Clearly, Synthetic oil is the best way to ensure that your vital engine components are adequately lubricated during cold cranking.
New & Old
With very few exceptions, Synthetic Oil is a wise choice for all new and older vehicles.
Modern engine components are built to higher tolerances and levels of precision and the superior lubricating properties of Synthetic Oil deliver the finest day-to-day protection against wear.
Older-engines, performance-engines and power-plants-under-heavy-load can all benefit from the advanced lubrication and low-abrasion attributes of Synthetic Oil.
In all situations, engine seals and gaskets are protected and remain pliable and effective.
All major auto manufacturers support and specify the use of API certified lubricants and Synthetic Motor Oil meets and even exceeds all standards and criteria.
The advanced additives developed for Synthetic Oil help contribute to cleaner and more efficient operation during the entire span of the recommended oil change interval.
Factory Warranties remain intact, un-compromised and supported.
In any case, the best warranty is the one you never have to use and proper routine maintenance is an effective way to achieve that long-term goal.
Always check your manual and adhere to the manufacturer's recommended grade.
Today's Synthetic Motor Oil is fully compatible with traditional mineral based oil.
This means that you can safely upgrade to synthetic oil... or in a pinch, switch back or partially top-up with conventional mineral oil.
When you factor-in a decrease in engine wear and fuel consumption, upgrading to Synthetic Oil can add up to long term savings and better performance throughout the life of your vehicle.
Ultimately, the goal is for fewer repairs, so that you and your car can spend more of your valuable time on the road and not in the shop.
Since they were first commercially introduced in the mid seventies, Synthetic Motor Oils have constantly evolved to serve the needs of motorist and the cars they drive.
Today, there is no better choice than Synthetic Motor Oils for maintaining engine reliability, performance and protection.
Canadian Tire has the selection, service and know-how to help you with all your engine lubricant and maintenance needs.
How to change the brake pads on your 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 and 2002 Toyota 4Runner at home!
This is a How to video on how to change the front brake pads on your 1996-1998 (3rd generation) 4Runner. This should also be the same for 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 4Runners.
After replacing your brake pads, get in your car and pump the brakes a few times until they feel normal again.
Check my YouTube channel for another How-to video on changing the brake pads on your 1990-1995 4Runner!
Rather than spending $200 for a mechanic to do this for you, go to Autozone and get a set of brake pads for $16 and follow these easy steps to change them yourself!
Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota 4Runner mudding
Here's a video of more mudding from the Pathfinder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpbl7An6gFU
Just a mud filled day with a Jeep Commander, Volkswagen Toureg, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota 4Runner.
Synthetic or Regular Oil? Share Your Thoughts!
Auto Talk 101: Synthetic Vs. Regular Oil - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Synthetic Vs. Regular Oil
Well, the first question is the kind of car that you drive and what the manufacturer recommends. If the manufacturer recommends synthetic oil, then you should run synthetic oil. If the manufacturer recommends regular petroleum based oil, you should run regular petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil is quite a bit more expensive. Uh, the most important thing with any kind of oil is regular oil changes. And what happens a lot of times, people think, if I convert to synthetic oil, I can stretch my oil change intervals out. And, that's not really true. Even with synthetic oil, you still want to change your oil regularly, but, it will cost you more to do it. So, I personally don't believe there's a big advantage to switching over to synthetic. If that is what your car comes with, original, and, that's what the manufacturer recommends, you should definitely stick with it. But, the most important thing about oil, whatever kind, is that you have enough of it that it's full. And, that it is the proper viscosity. When we talk about oil we talk about, for example 5W-30, that is the weight of the oil or the viscosity of the oil. It's very important to have the correct amount... , the correct viscosity... , and, that it's clean. Change your oil regularly, whatever kind of oil it is.
Oil Change Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact/compact cars manufactured by the Japanese automaker Toyota, which has become very popular throughout the world since the nameplate was first introduced in 1966. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling nameplate in the world, with over 35 million sold as of 2007. Over the past 40 years, one Corolla car has been sold on average every 40 seconds. The series has undergone several major redesigns.
The name Corolla is part of Toyota's naming tradition of using the name Crown for primary models: the Corona, for example, gets its name from the Latin for crown; Corolla is Latin for small crown; and Camry is an Anglicized pronunciation of the Japanese for crown, kanmuri.
Corollas are manufactured in Japan and in Brazil (Indaiatuba, São Paulo), Canada (Cambridge, Ontario), China (Tianjin), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom (Derbyshire) and Venezuela. Production has previously been made in Australia (Victoria). Production in the United States (Fremont, California) ended in March 2010.
Ninth generation (E120, E130)
In November 2000 the ninth generation Corolla was introduced in Japan, with edgier styling and more technology to bring the nameplate into the 21st century. It is also called the Corolla Altis in the ASEAN region. The station wagon model is called the (Japanese: Corolla Fielder) in Japan.
Tenth generation (E140, E150)
The tenth generation of the Corolla was introduced in October 2006. Japanese markets called it the Corolla Axio, with the ASEAN markets retaining the Altis branding. The station wagon retains the Corolla Fielder name. The Corolla Altis and Corolla Axio have a different appearance.
The Toyota ZZ engine family is a straight-4 piston engine series. The ZZ series uses an aluminum engine block and aluminum DOHC 4-valve cylinder heads, a first for Toyota. The camshafts are chain driven. The two 1.8 L members of the family, the 1ZZ and 2ZZ, use different bore and stroke. The former was optimized for economy and torque, while the latter is a "square" design optimized for high-RPM power. The ZZ family replaced the extremely popular cast-iron 4A engines.
The seemingly complicated names Toyota gives its engines is actually quite simple. The first number denotes the engine block's generation. The next one or two letters, followed by a hyphen, specify the engine family. The remaining letters following the hyphen list the engine's features. For example, the 2ZZ-GE can be decoded as being the second generation of the ZZ engine series and features a performance head - wide angle valves (G) and Electronic Fuel Injection (E).
What is inside a - Mobil 1 M1-301 Oil Filter
An autopsy of a Mobil 1 M1-301 oil filter.
I seriously botched the math on the filter dimensions! The measurements are as follows: 1.625 x 3.8125 = 6.1953125 x 52 = 322.15625
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