Time for a new Camry ... and a question

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Old 09 Aug 2005, 09:27 pm   #1 (permalink)
Ron Cole
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Default Time for a new Camry ... and a question

It's time to trade in the 96, what an excellent car it has been for me, but
at last, it has 204,000 Km's and I'm looking for a 2005, but I was wondering
if anyone has heard if the engine sludge build up issue has been addressed ?


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Old 09 Aug 2005, 10:45 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Ron Cole wrote:
> It's time to trade in the 96, what an excellent car it has been for
> me, but at last, it has 204,000 Km's and I'm looking for a 2005, but
> I was wondering if anyone has heard if the engine sludge build up
> issue has been addressed ?


what buildup can you have on a brand new car?


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Old 10 Aug 2005, 10:03 am   #3 (permalink)
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> It's time to trade in the 96, what an excellent car it has been for me,
> but at last, it has 204,000 Km's


Is that all? My 93 has 285,000 kms and it runs like new.

and I'm looking for a 2005, but I was wondering
> if anyone has heard if the engine sludge build up issue has been addressed
> ?
>



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Old 10 Aug 2005, 10:16 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 03:45:34 +0000, Manco wrote:

> Ron Cole wrote:
>> It's time to trade in the 96, what an excellent car it has been for
>> me, but at last, it has 204,000 Km's and I'm looking for a 2005, but
>> I was wondering if anyone has heard if the engine sludge build up
>> issue has been addressed ?

>
> what buildup can you have on a brand new car?


Quite a bit, actually. the 6 cyl versions, and the Siennas had an oil
build-up problem sue to 2 things: Toyota narrowed the passageways in some
parts of the engine, and people think they can get 8-10,000 miles out of
an oil change.

To the OP: the issue has been addressed, change your oil regularly and use
a synthetic and you'll have no problems. And stay away from Jiffy-Lube,
etc. If you can do it yourself, excellent; if you can't take it to someone
you KNOW and know will do a good job, if not, in fact the dealership.
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Old 10 Aug 2005, 10:17 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Bassplayer12" <perettij@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
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>> It's time to trade in the 96, what an excellent car it has been for me,
>> but at last, it has 204,000 Km's

>
> Is that all? My 93 has 285,000 kms and it runs like new.
>
> and I'm looking for a 2005, but I was wondering
>> if anyone has heard if the engine sludge build up issue has been
>> addressed ?
>>

Too Funny ... yes I am aware there are a few more Kms left in the old
girl, actually my son has made me an offer for her. But it's just time for
a new one.

I noticed that your label is Bassplayer12 ... this is a stretch I know, but
is that what you do for a living ?

Ron


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Old 10 Aug 2005, 10:19 am   #6 (permalink)
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In article <xCdKe.194212$tt5.56225@edtnps90>,
"Ron Cole" <rkcole@telusplanet.net> wrote:

> It's time to trade in the 96, what an excellent car it has been for me, but
> at last, it has 204,000 Km's and I'm looking for a 2005, but I was wondering
> if anyone has heard if the engine sludge build up issue has been addressed ?


My understanding the gel problem (Toyota distinguishes gel from sludge)
was fixed by 2002.

Merritt
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Old 10 Aug 2005, 11:03 am   #7 (permalink)
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> I noticed that your label is Bassplayer12 ... this is a stretch I know,
> but is that what you do for a living ?


No I'm only learning. I wish I had had the chance to learn when a was a kid.
God had other plans, I guess.
I've always loved the "bottom end". I enjoy the music of RUSH.


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Old 10 Aug 2005, 01:05 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:03:13 +0000, Bassplayer12 wrote:

> snip
>
>> I noticed that your label is Bassplayer12 ... this is a stretch I know,
>> but is that what you do for a living ?

>
> No I'm only learning. I wish I had had the chance to learn when a was a kid.
> God had other plans, I guess.
> I've always loved the "bottom end". I enjoy the music of RUSH.


If you look in Toyotas, you'll see I'm home with...something.

I told some friends of mine I'd do a gig last night., I tried to get an
alternate (*I* was an alternate for someone else!) but I couldn't. So i
loaded up with meds and went and played for a few hours. If I hadn't, I
don't think the drummer would ever speak to me again. We failed at three
'projects' already, one because the band got up and started PLAYING
WITHOUT ME, so I quit right then and there. I finished the night,
basically because the drummer was going to kill me on the spot, I firmly
believe! Besides, he's like a brother, so i finished the night for him.
But the lead singer/guitar player said I was done and I told her that was
just fine, since that was the most UNprofessional thing I had ever seen!
The drummer STILL gets mad when he thinks about it, but also is mad at her
since he was tweaking the PA system when she started! *I* was right
outside the door having a butt; all someone had to do was say, "We're
starting up again". Nobody bothered.

I think the big mistake was coming home with the Sport Roof on the Supra
off...it was pretty damp last night...koff, koff...
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Old 10 Aug 2005, 03:55 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"HachiRoku" <Trueno@ae86.GTS> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:03:13 +0000, Bassplayer12 wrote:
>
>> snip
>>
>>> I noticed that your label is Bassplayer12 ... this is a stretch I know,
>>> but is that what you do for a living ?

>>
>> No I'm only learning. I wish I had had the chance to learn when a was a
>> kid.
>> God had other plans, I guess.
>> I've always loved the "bottom end". I enjoy the music of RUSH.

>
> If you look in Toyotas, you'll see I'm home with...something.
>
> I told some friends of mine I'd do a gig last night., I tried to get an
> alternate (*I* was an alternate for someone else!) but I couldn't. So i
> loaded up with meds and went and played for a few hours. If I hadn't, I
> don't think the drummer would ever speak to me again. We failed at three
> 'projects' already, one because the band got up and started PLAYING
> WITHOUT ME, so I quit right then and there. I finished the night,
> basically because the drummer was going to kill me on the spot, I firmly
> believe! Besides, he's like a brother, so i finished the night for him.
> But the lead singer/guitar player said I was done and I told her that was
> just fine, since that was the most UNprofessional thing I had ever seen!
> The drummer STILL gets mad when he thinks about it, but also is mad at her
> since he was tweaking the PA system when she started! *I* was right
> outside the door having a butt; all someone had to do was say, "We're
> starting up again". Nobody bothered.
>
> I think the big mistake was coming home with the Sport Roof on the Supra
> off...it was pretty damp last night...koff, koff...



So let me get this straight ... I'm a newbie to the Camry site and I come
across 2 other bass players while looking for Camry advice ?? This is too
cool , I too play bass and have for many years, and now I've found out that
2 other bass players drive Camry's ... again proving we are the smart ones
in the band !

Ron


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Old 10 Aug 2005, 04:43 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:55:17 +0000, Ron Cole wrote:

>
> "HachiRoku" <Trueno@ae86.GTS> wrote in message
> news:amrKe.5582$lK2.2640@trndny01...
>> On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:03:13 +0000, Bassplayer12 wrote:
>>
>>> snip
>>>
>>>> I noticed that your label is Bassplayer12 ... this is a stretch I know,
>>>> but is that what you do for a living ?
>>>
>>> No I'm only learning. I wish I had had the chance to learn when a was a
>>> kid.
>>> God had other plans, I guess.
>>> I've always loved the "bottom end". I enjoy the music of RUSH.

>>
>> If you look in Toyotas, you'll see I'm home with...something.
>>
>> I told some friends of mine I'd do a gig last night., I tried to get an
>> alternate (*I* was an alternate for someone else!) but I couldn't. So i
>> loaded up with meds and went and played for a few hours. If I hadn't, I
>> don't think the drummer would ever speak to me again. We failed at three
>> 'projects' already, one because the band got up and started PLAYING
>> WITHOUT ME, so I quit right then and there. I finished the night,
>> basically because the drummer was going to kill me on the spot, I firmly
>> believe! Besides, he's like a brother, so i finished the night for him.
>> But the lead singer/guitar player said I was done and I told her that was
>> just fine, since that was the most UNprofessional thing I had ever seen!
>> The drummer STILL gets mad when he thinks about it, but also is mad at her
>> since he was tweaking the PA system when she started! *I* was right
>> outside the door having a butt; all someone had to do was say, "We're
>> starting up again". Nobody bothered.
>>
>> I think the big mistake was coming home with the Sport Roof on the Supra
>> off...it was pretty damp last night...koff, koff...

>
>
> So let me get this straight ... I'm a newbie to the Camry site and I come
> across 2 other bass players while looking for Camry advice ?? This is too
> cool , I too play bass and have for many years, and now I've found out that
> 2 other bass players drive Camry's ... again proving we are the smart ones
> in the band !
>
> Ron



Whoa up there, Ron. My Mom owns an '86. Since I like all things Toyota (or
most, anyway) I check this group out once in a while. I don't own a Camry.

I HAVE owned about 10 Toyotas, and until recently had a '95 Tercel and an
'83 Tercel 4WD Wagon that was given to me. Hated to scrap it, just did the
rust once and once was enough. And I may be buying the Tercel back (45 MPG!)

I currently own:
1994 Chrysler LHS Full Boat Ark...Freebie...Nice car for a Chrysler.

1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager AWD (to haul around the amps, drums, etc...)
(yet another Freebie...)

1988 Supra, Non-Turbo Sport Roof and Leather with a drivable but
non-functioning AT ($600 and a new timing belt. Needs work but runs well...)

1985 Toyota Celica GTS, currently sitting where I work (a Toyota Dealer)
waiting for a new front strut assembly. The one that's on there broke and
the spring is currently residing on the tire...

1985 Toyoa Corolla GTS AE86 (hence,
"Hachiroku", which means 8 6 in Japanese and is the way these cars are
identified in Drifting) Twin Cam screamer that I have owned since April
1986. Highest speed it's seen; 128MPH on a trip to Canada. Awaiting
restoration in my back yard...

And over the years an assortment of Corollas and a Corona or two.

BUT, since most Toyotas are made the same way, what works for one usually
works well for the others. Except for the Supra. One of the absolute BEST
built car I have ever owned. A lot different from my other Toys...
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