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I've got a coolant leak on my 2002 VW Jetta which looks to be caused by a leaking radiator. An OEM VW unit is $230 compared to $70 for a Nissens unit. Is it worth going for the OEM or saving my money and getting the aftermarket?

I'm buying it from FCP Euro who offers lifetime replacements, if that makes a difference
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>>24918063
Nissens make decent stuff. Save yourself some money.
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>>24918063
you'll be fine with an aftermarket one. just make sure if you're on a slushbox to top off your atf if your rad has a trans cooler

Should I buy one bros? Literally all of the car you’d ever need
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>>24918068
>everyone on 4chan is the same person
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>>24918056
This kind of stuff is really not my problem I'll let my BF worry about that lol
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>>24918056
Or just ignore it because it only affects like <5%
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>>24918129
Depends on the year. Pre-2000? About 1%. 2000-2005? About 10%. 2006-2008? Less than 1%.
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>>24915437
Sure, just get a beater to drive while it's in the shop

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>Land Rovers are Yuppie Mobiles

This is a 5 year old
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>>24918100
Dump trucks are made to last 50 years, I will gladly take that interior over a Audi interior that looks like shit in 10 years.

No question.
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>No iPad
>Stick shift
If only Land Rover wasn't trying to force a prestigious luxury brand image in America.
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>>24917922
>steering wheel on that side
>modular dash...
i want to make one with a wheel on both sides, connected together. makes for simple driver change on long trips.
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>>24918140
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>>24918105
But an Audi might last 10 years where a land rover wont

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How can we, as a society, fix the "cyclist" problem
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>>24918076
have fewer roads with higher speeds
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>>24918086
Eliminate the speed limit on grade separated roads
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>>24918094
People can't even be trusted with going the current speed limits safely.
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>>24918047
Both walking and driving are more important than cycling.
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>>24918138
Walking within neighborhoods.
Biking between neighborhoods.
Driving between towns.

The more people who have groceries, restaurants, bars, and their work within walking and biking distance the fewer people will be driving on the roads daily. Suburbs not built like small towns were a mistake.

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will cars ever get small again?
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>>24917316
Yeah it's crazy how ginormous civics are these days. It might kind of look small from a distance but then you stand next to one and you're like holy shit.

t. CRX was a cool high school car to have when I was in high school (and it was in fact cool btw)
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>>24916851
the original fiat 500 is still surprisingly common in italy, so you're wrong.
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>>24913368
>why do people drive personal vehicles? theyre DANGEROUS, just ride the bus
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>>24915994
Blessed post

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Some nice late night glowing gauge shots! Come join the vibe and post your own night rides. Also post what car it is too
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>>24917362
>The CEL
LMAO
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I always liked seeing the green gauges reflected in the aftermarket windscreen on my BMW K75. I also added BMW OEM handguards, and heated grips with the BMW OEM switch (Bike wasn't optioned with them). Ended up becoming a comfortable year-round commuter.
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>>24917204
Z31, forgot to add
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>>24917370
just another day as a Fiat owner am I right? haha
but to be honest it was nothing bad, the exhaust was ripped off so it was angry about lambda values

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>be Mazda
>spent all our money on sheetmetal for the Mazda3 hatch C pillars
>oh shit we need to R&D a new Mazda2
>let's call Toyota, then we won't need to reopen the Thailand factory cause we outsourced the BT50s to Isuzu
>????
>profit
>rubbing_hands_together.webm
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Small cars are very unprofitable, manufacturers hate them.
https://europe.autonews.com/sales-segment/automakers-fight-rescue-small-cars-extinction-eu-rules-bite
They'll probably be extinct in the next 5 years, Europe really needs to introduce some kind of tax break for small vehicles or an exemption from some regulations
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>>24916959
>tax break
>fewer regulations
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My mom is giving back the lincoln I use and Im going to start paying for my own car, she has a friend who works at a mazda dealership and says they can get me their deductions worth on whatever car I get there but has to be a mazda. I don't fuck with these cars at all and dont want to be a numale, what other cars under 20-24,000 would you fellas reccomend
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>>24916927
>stop blaming GM for GM being shit.
but it's the truth, the ceo is a fucken idiot and gm is the EA of the car world where they gobble up smaller marques then shut them down when they're no longer profitable.
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>>24914641
this is going to trigger a lot of basedboy miata dicksuckers.

I immediately lose respect for anyone who drives a fucking mazda. Even the RX cars were shit, and my uncle had multiple of them as he was the only shop in the area that works on those heaps of junk.

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>Are h2 combustion engines the future?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dgzKW8EKMc&ab_channel=ToyotaTimesGlobal
With EVs and hybrids killing the cheap manual transmission sports car market, h2 combustion engines could be the solution.

Toyota recently made a concept hydrogen combustion gr yaris, and are testing them in races, seems promising. H2 combustion engines can offer near zero emissions.
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>>24915815
Even in the most unrealistic best case scenario where the water is free and the electricity going in is 100% efficient and from the same electrical source where 34kWh of charging a battery and fueling up a hydrogen ICE car are the same $4.42, the battery electric car costs $.04 a mile, and the hydrogen ICE car costs $.18.

One of these is already competitive against heavily subsidized gasoline which is generally $.10 a mile, the other is not. The outlook gets even worse for hydrogen ICE when you factor in that optimistically you need 45kWh of electricity for every 34kWh of hydrogen which at $5.85 a gallon equivalent would cost $.23 a mile, and again that's assuming the water is free. Then you just have the problem that a hydrogen ICE car would need to have double the storage capacity of a FCEV and pack in a much less flexible powertrain.

If gasoline subsidies ended tomorrow and the price shot up to $8 a gallon, and hydrogen production was able to start on a dime maybe, but synthetic fuel seems like it would be more likely to catch on since its not that much more expensive, doesn't require conversions of existing vehicles, and its much easier to store with existing infrastructure.

The only realistic way hydrogen has any future in consumer vehicles is if it becomes competitive as a range extender solution for FCEVs with enough battery to be BEVs daily vs existing fast charging, or next-generation aluminum air battery swaps.

That's not saying there aren't other niche markets where hydrogen makes sense because there are, but nobody is going to be making mass market daily drivers with hydrogen ICE.

>shitty lithium battery packs with a 10 year life span.
Good thing that other than the Leaf EVs today use lithium ion packs with 20 year automotive life spans.
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>>24915815
I'm not seething at the pumping of billions into hydrogen technology, I like hydrogen over lithium, but hydrogen ICE is a retarded idea for passenger vehicles (and even heavier shipping vehicles) that will never catch on. Frankly, though, if the new generation of aluminum ion batteries prove better than the lithium ones and they go on to be put in pouch cells, there's no further point to any conversations about EVs vs ICEs. There already is only a point about how lithium sucks ass, but when the lithium is replaced by aluminum and the energy density per both mass and volume triples, and the cost per kWh comes down at the same time, and the fast charging capabilities rise dramatically on top of all that, and there is no more safety risk because aluminum is inert, then the result is obvious. There will be no point to hydrogen in the transportion industry, nor will there be any point to synthetic fuels.
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Electric cars started out the same time as ICE cars and there's a reason ICE won out. Battery technology has advanced since then but it's still not viable, electric cars right now just have an array of laptop batteries essentially. There's a bunch of kinks to be worked out and it's not a given that they will ever be worked out, also I don't think electric cars will last as long as ICE cars which could easily survive 15 years with only basic maintenance before they start having serious problems. The new legislations in the EU banning ICE cars after 2030 are making a bet that the added pressure will make manufacturers pull a way out of their ass to make electric cars good but they can't bend the laws of physics.

Electric vehicles make a ton of sense for a lot of applications but not all, and ICE cars have had continuous development for more than a hundred years. I can see small city bucket cars and scoots being electric, as well as industrial vehicles like forklifts and bulldozers that basically run up and down the same lot all the time and take advantage of the torque benefits of an electric motor.

Toyota were pretty much at the forefront of electric research for many years and even Tesla who are lauded as the cutting edge developers of electric cars did it with Toyota talent. Toyota reached the conclusion that hybrids are the best application for that tech and believe the internal combustion engine has a lot more to give and is more versatile as a technology and they're right, so they're looking into alternative fuels, and I think they're right.
Also a very small percentage of the world is actually in a position to sustain the entire population's fleet being electric. A law banning ICE vehicles may make sense for california troglodytes but for places like Alaska such a law would royally fuck them over.
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>>24916970
>there's a reason ICE won out
Yes, old fashioned lead acid battery EVs could compete with horses, but couldn't compete with internal combustion performance especially as oil became more available since the effects of burning oil weren't included in the cost.

>electric cars right now just have an array of laptop batteries essentially.
The chemistry and form factor of the batteries in EVs haven't really been the same as laptop batteries since the OG Roadster and the early Model S. Even if they were simply 'laptop batteries', batteries have been improving steadily for decades due to the needs of the portable electronics market and that would continue even without EVs. However, EVs have really supercharged that market and increased progress dramatically.
The pack density of the laptop 18650 cell 2008 Roadster was around 113 Wh/kg, pack density of the 2170 cell 2017 Model 3 was 167 Wh/kg, and pack density for the upcoming 4680 cell Model Y could be around 225 Wh/kg.
That's nearly doubling the pack capacity, even if the actual cell improvement is less than 20%.

>I don't think electric cars will last as long as ICE cars which could easily survive 15 years with only basic maintenance
Modern EV batteries are expected to last 20 years in the automotive portion of their life span, and the electric motors are expected to last even longer.

>Toyota reached the conclusion that hybrids are the best application
Toyota isn't exactly a neutral arbiter of that though. They have a big conflict of interest. They're dominant in the hybrid market, but are badly behind in BEVs. They also have a significant legacy business building internal combustion engines that will go away affecting their bottom line negatively if the market shifts to full electric too fast.
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>>24917184
ok faggot

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Post displacement, post cock length in inches

>5.7L
>5.8"
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>>24908436
>1.6L
>18cm
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4.6L 2 valve
4.6 inches 2 balls
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>1.6 and 2.5
>6" pencil dick
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5.7L
7.25"
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1.8L i4 soot machine
16.5cm

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Come home, ethnic individual
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Why do hispanic individuals love bmws so much?
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>>24916605
Then make it a trip
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>>24916597
Kek he did post his hand on /pol/ and hes a literal shitskin mutt
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>>24916746
He's a self hating spic that got deported from the usa and now spends his time seething 24/7
Search his name on 4plebs in /pol/ and you'll see what I mean
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>>24918206
Explains why he has such a complex about "muh German superiority" BMWs and has nothing to say when someone points out how much better German cars used to be built.
The fact is no self respecting white likes how mutts and turks took control in the 2000s and made Merc and BMW cheap out so much

Uh oh, looks like I'm starting to see a couple snowflakes coming down.
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>>24917374
I'll bet these bakas have never even heard of a block heater
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>>24918042
It's funny I just posted this because I heard it a loud scraping sound outside, only to look out and see a grater spinning-out on the ice on our road.
Choosing to buy a motorcycle instead of a car as my first and only vehicle wasn't a smart move.
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I fucking hate retards who start driving like old farts as soon as the snow touches the ground.
Even more so when they drive an AWD or 4x4 SUVs with brand new tires.
Like dude, your truck was literally made for this, and you choose to drive this way?
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>>24918057
I'd rather the 40yr roastie in her 10ton SUV who can barely see over the steering wheel drive like that than 20 over with reckless abandon.
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>>24917372
looks likei ts time to block an entire lane to get smokes and coffee

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>2000 and older TOYOTA
>no hairdresser cars
>we like trucks!
>we like Lexus!
>we like oddball stuff!

Last one hit bump limit >>24842350

Post pics and discuss Yotas you own(ed) or wish you owned
Share tech advice and tips, when asking for advice, it usually helps if you include year, make, model, chassis code, where you are in the world generally speaking, and any other relevant details like engine type if it's engine related, etc
Complain about rust, teach newbs how to wrench, laugh at muh truck engine, brag about your high odometer scores, and bask in the general greatness that is old school Toyota!
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>>24916125
I'm a "big bar soft spring" kinda guy.
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>>24915500
Make sure it's got a current VA inspection sticker or barter way down
And I'd source some new headlights before buying, just to make sure you can get some
>>24916107
Assuming they only need new fluid and seals, and you get the right parts, it should be a simple and straight forward job. I don't think you have to touch the TEMS part
You got me looking at Century's now lol. My friendly local importer has like 26 for sale. Problem is I can't get my head around RHD, been LHD for way too long
>>24916743
I remember now. Well that's good news and good design, and probably a little luck too, the bearings took the wear like they were supposed to. Also good ear on your part to catch it in time.
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What is the highest capacity gas tank for any (straight from factory) Toyota ever made in North America?
I'm aware of 40 gal land cruisers, but perhaps there's bigger?
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>>24916012
Whats the go-to site for that?
>>24917358
Guys asking 2k and says it has clean title.
Should I try to go for 1800 or 1600 low?
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>>24917566
>what's the go-to site for that?
There is no one site to rule them all, just gotta search by part #'s and add to cart to see who has the cheapest prices after shipping. Here's just a few off the top of my head:
>Carson Toyota
>McGeorge Toyota
>LexusPartsNow
>ebay and amazon unironically
good hunting fellow yotafag

Honda doesn't have this problem
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>>24916750
Dual income, no kids.
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>>24916651
Wow now I really want to go for a ride in a yaris. How come they only sell it in europe?
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>>24916748
>I have never seen a gay in a mustang
Did you stop every person you see driving a mustang to ask them whether or not they're a faggot?
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>>24916651
>Honda doesn't have this problem
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>>24917799
Why do you have this picture saved in your computer

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i have only ever driven FWD/4WD in snow, and eliminating RWD severely limits my options for a new car. am i being smart or a faggot?
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>>24917233
fair point, again, i'm not saying fwd doesn't have an advantage, but in my opinion people think too highly of that advantage, sure rwd might be a little worse in some situations but it's not a massive difference. If you have good tires, you should be able to get to most places within reason. And when i say good tires i dont just mean winter tires, i mean actually good ones, just because a tire is stamped as a winter tire and has studs doesn't mean it's a good tire. My parents bought an E90 years ago, my mom absolutely hated it as soon as the snow came and wanted to sell it for a fwd car, then they tried buying actually good winter tires instead of the shitty all seasons it came on and they never had any issues with it in snow
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>>24916920
No, any Subaru but the STI has a viscous center diff. All Audis except for the allroads have a planetary center diff with a fixed 40:60 split. Unless you buy an STI Quattro is superior to Symettrical AWD
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>>24917255
Completely wrong, but I wouldn't expect anything better from a genetically brain damaged turk.
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>>24917266
Seethe more, but in the end, Audis have a geared center diff and Subarus don't. Unless you are dropping 40k on a 300hp STI that is.
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>>24917389
Wrong again. Go back to Istanbul and try to learn about Constantinople.

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I know absolutely nothing about cars and have never owned one, yet I want one of these. Not because they're cheap or anything, but just because I like them and always wanted to have one since I was a kid.

Are these still being driven in your country?

What can you do to them to "modernize" as much as possible? Can you change the transition to automatic? Use a different motor?
Again, I'm just a car illiterate here. I just want one of these eventually and tune it up.
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>>24915922
That's not true. There's repop parts everywhere. OP do it.
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I live in shithole east TN. I have seen exactly one for sale, and they want a retarded amount for it. Where is everyone else living that these are still commonly available.
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>>24915922
anon, brand new beetles were made until 2003 in various markets and they have one of the most massive aftermarkets this side of the Mustang.
>>24916058
Try living somewhere where retards don't cover the roads in salt and niggers haven't been running every cheap used car into the ground for generations
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>>24915324
Currently own a stock '74 superbeetle, ask me anything.

Modernize it? not a whole lot. A popular upgrade would be to swap in a subaru flat 4 engine. Even then it still takes a lot of work and $$.

Automatic? maybe swap in a porsche transaxle? but that would take so much custom fabrication, you're just better off buying a 2nd hand porsche. They did come with the option of 'auto stick', but those are rare and not too reliable. Just learn stick.

Keep in mind it also doesn't have power steering and it has manual brakes. Maybe someone has done those before, but they're not a common upgrade either. Most have no a/c. It's a popular mod to do but the a/c compressor would sap power from the already weak engine.

Despite being cute they're no doubt prehistoric cars. Great weekend / mechanic car, and daily-able when they work and if you can tolerate having the same creature comforts of being in a bicycle.
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>>24915922
100% wrong, you can find everything for these. a few years ago i helped a relative restore his, even obscure interior parts are still available as repros.




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