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Old 14 Nov 2005, 08:31 pm   #1 (permalink)
Kunal
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Hi Guys,
My '94 Camry has touched 91 K miles and I thinking about getting some
maintenance done besides the usual Oil change, Tire rotation and wheel
balancing. Do you have any suggestion on what should be looked into and
what not? I am not a much of a DIY kinda person, so if you have any
suggestions on any particular service shop or dealer, that would help
too.

I bought this car at 83 K miles roughly 9 months back. And yes, I got
my radiator replaced together with a coolant flush and fill at around
85 K miles.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 06:01 am   #2 (permalink)
m Ransley
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A 94? 12 yrs old? get a manual and follow it , go to a mechanic the list
is very extensive to keep your car safe. You realy need to learn this
yourself and follow written guidlines.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 06:33 am   #3 (permalink)
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Change the coolant, transmission, and fuel filter if you haven't in the
last 30k.

Check your air filter and pcv valve and replace if necessary.

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 09:28 am   #4 (permalink)
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I did almost the same thing. Bought a '94 with 85k mi.
The major service interval is 60k mi. and includes timing belt.
Here are my notes from the servicing I did at 120,000 miles. Car runs
flawlessly, wouldn't want to trade it for a brand new one.
Major Servicing: 120,124 miles:
Replace: timing belt, crankshaft oil seal, oil pump oil seal, oil pump
O-ring, camshaft oil seal, idler bearing, idler tensioner bearing,
timing cover gasket set, valve cover gasket, ck valve clearances, PCV
valve, PCV valve grommet, oil cap gasket, distributor O-ring,
distributor cap, rotor, distributor packing, spark plug wires, spark
plugs, fuel filter, air filter, ck. battery, oil pan gasket,
transmission pan gasket, water pump, thermostat, radiator cap, gas cap,
differential service, engine moving control rod, accessory drive belts:
power steering pump, A/C - alternator, alternator brushes, ck. chassis
mounting bolt torque, set ignition timing

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Old 15 Nov 2005, 11:09 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.
To share it with you, a few hours back I paid a visit to Team Toyota
over here. They have this $390 90K maintenance schedule which the guy
showed to me. It had all the standard brakes, filters, spark plug and
timing belt inspection. That covers what you say. However, there was
one thing which drew my attention -- ENVIROLUTION ENGINE LIFE GUARD
SYSTEM. Worth 100 bucks, the guy said that it is to clean up the dirt
within the engine. They clean the dirt by connecting a machine to the
engine which basically flushes out all the dirt. Any ideas ?

Kunal

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Old 16 Nov 2005, 06:17 am   #6 (permalink)
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That 390 is a rip off for what you mentioned, dealers are overpriced,
forget the flush it can ruin a motor. You need to get a manual and learn
yourself, here is a potential basic list, Flush brake fluid,
brakes-rotors, Tires as after 5 years they go hard and slipery, cooling
hoses, cooling flush, timing belt and water pump, alternator belt,
thermostat [ toy only] wires cap and rotor [ Toy only] plugs, ck timing,
engine, trans , differential oils and filters, air-fuel filter. Struts,
battery. Only a few thousand $ , so find a fair priced mechanic or your
dealer will charge you 4000 for all that

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Old 16 Nov 2005, 06:23 am   #7 (permalink)
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Sounds like a money making gimmick for the dealer to me.
You could try auto-rx.com.
Or, simply change the oil sooner a couple of times.
Most important thing is to change the oil on a regular schedule.

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Old 16 Nov 2005, 06:28 am   #8 (permalink)
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I don't believe in engine oil flushes particularly, but if the brake
fluid has not been changed, that would be a good idea, same for the
power steering. Changing power steering fluid (think I paid the dealer
around $80 for a power steering fluid flush at 85k mi., just after
acquiring the vehicle) can save very expensive repairs later on
(steering rack $1200?). After that initial expense, just made a point
to change the fluid in the reservoir regularly.
Had a Mercedes before the Camry, and they actually had a replaceable
pleated paper filter element in the power steering reservoir.

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Old 16 Nov 2005, 07:26 am   #9 (permalink)
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The powersteering fluid is a good idea, remember read the cap yours
probably takes Trans fluid, I just use a meat baister and use mobil
synthetic trans fluid, same in differential and trans.

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Old 16 Nov 2005, 10:46 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks guys
Will update you

kunal

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