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  1. TobyU replied to the thread Brake pads.

    It's probably also worth noting that in the day, all brake shoes and pads remanufactured. They called them relined. They all had a core...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:42 PM
  2. TobyU replied to the thread Brake pads.

    I wasn't trying to single you out with the $75 remark I just recall it coming up a few days ago. It's just a common statement or idea...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:37 PM
  3. TobyU replied to the thread Brake pads.

    I have not used any pads or shoes form other than Brake Best from O'Reilly, WearEver from Advance and a couple of sets of Duralast from...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:28 AM
  4. TobyU replied to the thread Engine Replacement Questions.

    Everyone I ever heard that had a problem would start at clicking or tapping from the timing chain, guides, or tensioner. Often this...

    Apr 19, 2019 at 3:59 PM
  5. TobyU liked 1955moose's post in the thread Engine Replacement Questions.

    We've had a lot of members go the distance on original timing parts. You might open Pandora's box by tearing into your motor. It...

    Apr 19, 2019 at 3:57 PM
  6. TobyU liked Yupster Dog's post in the thread 2001 5.4.

    There is a difference between drained and totally dead. He said the guy drove it gauge dropped truck died. Totally draining a car...

    Apr 19, 2019 at 12:13 AM
  7. TobyU replied to the thread 2001 5.4.

    About 2 good dead drains and you are on borrowed time with most newer batteries now. Kind of like fuel pump and running them out of gas.

    Apr 19, 2019 at 12:13 AM
  8. TobyU replied to the thread Brake hardware torque specs.

    Hardly anyone or shop torque wrenches caliper pins or bolts. Hub bearing nuts and lug nuts, yes...but not caliper pins etc. Tight. Tight...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 11:12 PM
  9. TobyU replied to the thread Degreased and sprayed engine out, now rough idle..

    I have cleaned a lot of them with water. You often have to pull the COPS or wires up and blow the water out or let if dry out. I won't...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 11:04 PM
  10. TobyU replied to the thread Let's talk about brakes baby....

    I checked some prices and those are higher than 2000-2003 ones. These stores need to knock it off on raising them up or people will go...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM
  11. TobyU replied to the thread Let's talk about brakes baby....

    I have done a lot of work and found what works. I see no reason to spend more if the result is the same or close to it. For some close...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 10:50 PM
  12. TobyU replied to the thread Engine Replacement Questions.

    No it's not and I wouldn't even consider it. Those must be shop prices at $2,000 to do the timing set and oil pump. There are tons of...

    Apr 18, 2019 at 9:34 PM
  13. TobyU replied to the thread Brake Rotors.

    I don't worry about it. I don't care what they're made out of. It does seem to be closer to cast iron to steel but I don't think it's...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 10:15 PM
  14. TobyU replied to the thread Misfire under load..

    Sorry, air bypass valve and IAC are interchangeable. On a phone so wasn't able to scroll up through all the threads to see start year...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 10:12 PM
  15. TobyU replied to the thread Let's talk about brakes baby....

    What vehicle is this that the cheapest you can find is $60 at Advance? You are probably buying a Bosch, Raybestos or Bendix, or Wagner...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 10:01 PM