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  1. Haven't moved my van in 2 years! A couple questions

    So long story short, the last time I really drove my van was around march of 2015, I did pass smog in April 2014.

    Stopped driving it due to not having money for repairs and something else always...
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    Van makes high pitch squeal on startup

    Has never done this
    especially does it if it's been in the cold

    also my van kinda skips, like the engine sputters throughout, in idle and when I'm driving and picking up speed. It'll sputter as...
  3. Re: Replacing piston rings on 87 Van LE?

    Thats what I'm thinking as well? Except since October 1st, I haven't even put 200 miles driving so it's hard to say if oil consumption is ok at this point?
  4. Re: Replacing piston rings on 87 Van LE?

    As as far as oil consumption goes, I remember the oil turning black within even a month of an oil change (~450miles/month) and consumption around a quart lost in those 450 miles . I recently had the...
  5. Replacing piston rings on 87 Van LE?

    My mechanic told me the reason he wanted me to switch to 20-50 oil was due to the fact that it's burning it up rather quickly. I asked why not just fix the problem of the burning up too much oil and...
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    Re: What kind of engine oil?

    I actually haven't driven it. My heater core was also leaking and I managed to get the last one in the west coast for my van and the mechanic stated it was "too big" and the tubes that are straight...
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    Re: What kind of engine oil?

    Gilroy is in California, 30 minutes south of San Jose, where the "world famous Garlic festival" is held every July

    And as for the oil pump he told me that the overall oil pressure was low. So I...
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    Re: What kind of engine oil?

    Thanks so much!
    Ill ask him myself as well but considering my oil pump is new I think I'll stay away from the thicker oil.

    The temps are going to reach near 100 this week but considering I've...
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    What kind of engine oil?

    The mechanic I go to for my everyday needs of my 87 2WD Automatic LE van just replaced my oil pump about a week ago.
    He's going to also put on a new oil pressure switch and told me when I do my next...
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    Re: Question about heater core

    Yeah i don't know what to do since it seems
    to be dripping some coolant fluid and I can't keep the van like that haha
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    Question about heater core

    So I have a 1987 Toyota van LE and my mechanic said the dripping that's been happening has been due to my heater core.

    I ordered one from orileys and my mechanic said that it was slightly too big...
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    Re: Oil pressure problem and open gasket?

    If these vans don't have oil pan gaskets then what else could he mean?

    Edit: he did mean oil pan gasket. Auto zone sells them for about $10 and the oil pressure switch for about $10 also. I'm...
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    Oil pressure problem and open gasket?

    So I recently noticed that under the passenger seat of my 87 LE van that an orangey transparent fluid has been dripping on my garage floor.. Almost near the front passenger wheel but to the left of...
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