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Jan 7, 2018 - 7:18 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095368 · Replies: 11 · Views: 187
Scootworth

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I know, I'm a little skeptical myself, but I've done oil changes for 10+ years and I've not made a mistake like that for a quite a while; that being said I could've definitely slipped up that day since it was so cold I wanted to get inside ASAP. I didn't loose any oil for 100 miles, but during the snow day suddenly I saw oil being dropped in the path I took.

Regarding the shop, I usually tend to stay away from them unless we REALLY need to, but my dad and I have been going to a local shop since before I was born to current day for any work too big for us so we've built some trust in them. They've serviced everything from our MR2, GS300, etc... that being said, they charged me $800 flat for cam seals, drive belt, water pump, timing belt, crankshaft seal, belts, and oil/antifreeze job.

I bought the car at about 167k and knew the car would need this stuff pretty soon seeing the owner didn't remember the last time any of this stuff was serviced despite having the records for the past 5 years.

The cold front in my area should be finished this week, so I'm going to be looking around and cleaning my engine bay while it's warm enough. At least now I have a 3000 mile or 3 month warranty on the work so if it acts up again, I can just bring it back to them at no cost.

and Box, I should've done that but I've already my car back. frown.gif clutch isn't slipping too bad, so I guess I'll just wait a bit longer.

Jan 5, 2018 - 2:36 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095351 · Replies: 11 · Views: 187
Scootworth

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QUOTE (Box @ Jan 4, 2018 - 8:28 PM) *
When you lost control did you go off the road any or bottom out?


No, I stayed on the road and didn't feel or hear myself hit anything other than some body roll from regaining traction.

Jan 5, 2018 - 2:33 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095350 · Replies: 11 · Views: 187
Scootworth

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Just got word back from my shop:

Crankshaft seal went. frown.gif frown.gif

They'll take care of it along with the timing belt and water pump. I guess my clutch job will have to wait kindasad.gif

Jan 4, 2018 - 7:01 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095346 · Replies: 11 · Views: 187
Scootworth

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Update: I brought it into my local shop after filling it with fresh oil. By the time my 25 minute drive was up, the oil was gone. I checked and saw it sitting in the plastic brim below the engine on the right side (under the oil pump). Engine was running fine, but letting the shop do their thing to give a diagnosis as I've no garage at the moment and with highs in the teens and snow, I'm afraid I don't wanna work on it so much. frown.gif

Jan 4, 2018 - 4:00 PM Forum: Engine/Transmission/Maintenance · Post Preview: #1095343 · Replies: 11 · Views: 187
Scootworth

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Hey all,

PREFACING THIS BY SAYING THE AREA WAS WIDE EMPTY ROADS. Now then...

It's been snowing as of late in my area so my world is simply a skid pad for me and my 95 Celica ST (169k on the clock). I had the day off today and took the long route to the post office hooning about in corners. After doing a skid where I lost control and ended up almost stalling out, my oil light came on as if I did stall but I ended up keeping the car moving with a little push of the gas.

Since then, the oil light comes on when I cruise in neutral to a stop or press on my brakes but disappears when I am idling at the stop. My RPM's have been normal (750-800) and I've yet to notice anything weird. The dipstick came up short when I checked it right after turning it off so I'll check after posting, but I did just perform an oil change two days ago so it shouldn't be low oil.

I feel it could be a faulty sender unit or by the lateral forces of skidding and sliding it may have offset the readings of the unit.

Thoughts?

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:22 PM Forum: Exterior Styling · Post Preview: #1094892 · Replies: 4 · Views: 241
Scootworth

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Ah I see, all makes sense. I think I may split the difference and try and find some light 16s that fit nicely as to not hinder the suspension and acceleration much. Thanks!

Dec 7, 2017 - 11:04 AM Forum: Exterior Styling · Post Preview: #1094745 · Replies: 4 · Views: 241
Scootworth

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First post here! Just picked up a 95 Celica ST the other day and noticed it needed new tires pretty soon. I decided I might as well update the rims as they're the OEM 14" ones. Now then...

I've looked at a quite a few different postings about wheel fitment and most all of them have wheel spacers as something they ran. Are spacers mandatory for our cars? There's a local guy selling tC rims/tyres 17s all around (225/45-17). If I were to simply put these on my car without using spacers, would I encounter rubbing or contact issues? Trying to avoid using spacers due to the extra stress it causes. Just figured I'd ask before I go out and buy new wheels! Any advice appreciated!


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