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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L coolant system
Customer brought this car to me and ask me to replace the head gasket. The car pushes coolant into the reservoir. He replaced the thermostat trying to fix the problem. I removed the timing belt to close the valves and applied 125 psi to the cylinders and there...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L starter, door locks VIN: 4T1BE46K57
Hi guys, Toyota gurus need your help with alarm system. Car was in an accident and it was towed to the shop after completion of body repair. The car was hit on the right front fender and roof. Initially battery was dead so it was replaced with a new one and we...

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2006 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S3BL67646
I did a compression check on cylinder #2 and it was 130psi. Checked cylinder with a boroscope and found one of the intake valves thinner than the other and the intake valve appeared to be opening sooner because the face looked thinner which allowed the valve t... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L engine VIN: 5TDZA22C04
Well everyone was on track on this one. Extreme oil sludge in the engine. No way was this engine going to be saved. The owner went with a low mileage used one & it looked pretty good when opened up. I had to put a bank 2 converter on as well. Got it running &...
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