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    Damn, that seemed quite quick.

    Do you happen to know what to do to it/keep an eye on the keep the engine in running condition? My mechanic said it may not be a good idea going too mental with fuel/injector etc cleaning products as the car may not like being that clean again (if it hadn't had it done for a while).
    Bought some new spark plugs, oil, filter and a couple other things from Toyota the other day, even though most of that may have already been done recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkylineObsession View Post
    Damn, that seemed quite quick.

    Do you happen to know what to do to it/keep an eye on the keep the engine in running condition? My mechanic said it may not be a good idea going too mental with fuel/injector etc cleaning products as the car may not like being that clean again (if it hadn't had it done for a while).
    Bought some new spark plugs, oil, filter and a couple other things from Toyota the other day, even though most of that may have already been done recently.
    honestly, it's an old Toyota. Everything might be knackered, or if it has been well serviced, it might still be all good. It's a rolling of the dice. Just do normal servicing, and then if something plays up, look more deeply.

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    Yeah true, it came with no service history which doesn't help. But so far seems all good.

    Anyways, a couple weeks ago i organised a wee winter meet, small turnout because it's the first one i've done in a long time so the regulars have mostly moved on to other things. Oh well. Still got some nice cars. Including my mates newly blacked Viper.





    Not long after this it started raining lightly, then got quite heavy, and with no windows in the Viper he got a bit wet going home.
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    Getting the fuel injectors professionally cleaned usually won't cause an issue, unless an issue was already present and in which case, should still be done.

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    They also seem to have a close ratio gearbox, at least the ones I've test driven years ago at work seemed to.

    Wouldn't worry too much about higher kms, my lovely ACV36 camry has 450,xxx kms on it now, top end is a bit noisy, but I give it a hard time most days getting onto the highway.
    Change the oil, change the fuel filter and you'll be right. Although the filter on those can be fun...

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    Whoops, musta missed those posts. But yeah, Vitz (aka 'baby car', since it's the smallest in our fleet) is still going well but haven't done the fuel filter yet. Hopefully it'll fix the slight dead spots non-smooth acceleration that it has when putting my foot down harder. Can get around 500km's around town out of a tank, and i think close to or maybe above 600km's on the open road? I was sure i'd taken a photo or something of the k's it did on a road trip once, but musta been another car.

    Anywho. For the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown came into effect i've taken out one of my cars for a winter drive, since it was a nice sunny and warm day (after the morning frost thawed out). Was also the first time i met up with a mate instead of a coworker or family member since lockdown. And also the first time in 3-4 months i've taken the car out of the garage.


    And in other news, my turbo Skyline has been having more problems (never ending...), it just seems to lose power sometimes? Like it could go like the clappers for a short while then next time i floor it its like the turbo has fallen off or only going at half strength. And (not confirmed, as can't remember) later on it could be fine again. Kind of annoying not knowing what the cause is. When the turbo got rebuilt it should have come with either a new wastegate or a fixed one, if there was any problem with it, since it's attached to the turbo housing. It runs on 98 octane fuel, and has done so for a good decade or more.

    Any ideas?
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