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New Old Yo - Gen 3 - one owner - 200k

Old 03-03-2012, 10:47 PM
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Default New Old Yo - Gen 3 - one owner - 200k

hi everyone. This looks like a good forum to start. My first toyota was a FJ40 and I regret selling it every time i see one still on the salty roads of the midwest. I did a lot of work to that beast and it was a beast.
My latest YO car as of October is a 92 Camry with 199k - now reads over 202k, was a one-owner car who looked like she kept it up at dealer or indy garage for its life until a small "fender bender". The 'bender' at the driver's quarter panel, broke off the fender - er, bumper - and it was just hooked on by the owners son with lots of wire and some rope. I wrangled the undercarriage plastic nearly back in shape and put the bumper back on as best I could the first night i had it and she started to look a little more respectable then. After a few trips to the junk yard and some elbow grease she is - was - looking much better but has seemingly started to develop some 'old age quirks' - ie. leaks. Now on to my first 'diy mechanic' post to pin point some of those issues...
Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
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glad to have you on the site.
Old 03-07-2012, 09:36 AM
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Congrats on your gen3! sorry to hear about your FJ though. If you ever have leaks with the power steering sys, try lucas p/s fluid. It works the magic.
Old 03-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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I may give that Lucas stuff a try... i still have a leaky ? and now -radiator. Will investigate and follow up on DIY thread.
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