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You’re more than welcome to grease the one on my Tacoma’s front drive shaft closest to the transfer case. That one is a PITA to get to. I can do the other four in the same amount of it takes to get to that one.
Remember where he is from. On a Saturday night he can grease all the zerks, or take his girlfriend to the drive-in.
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Cabin filter looks better than expected for the years and mileage.
I agree. Mine looked like that at 30k miles. I now replace that filter on a 15k mile interval.
 

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Looks like those smokers' lungs they used to show us in junior high to get us scared straight into never taking up the habit.
 

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Have you considered the benefits of just going with good ol' paper filters?

 

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I just heard back from the wife, she say's the front fan no longer feels weak after the cabin filter change 😁. She also noticed an improvement in engine response/power, both in the low end and top end, and has a meaner "growl" when you put your foot into it. :cool:

On another note, in a little over 500 miles after ownership, the alternator decided to go out :cry:. I've seen "New" ones be bad out of the box / go out in a couple weeks. So regardless it's a crap shoot, and I'm feeling lucky, so I rolled the dice on a re-manufactured one, and everything seems to going well so far (knocks on wood). :)

When I did the inspection of the vehicle, I noticed a slight "dent" in the rear quarter panel, but it was really only noticeable from sharp angles, and didn't have any hard creases/etc (not to mention a thin layer of dirt hides it well), so called up a local Paint-less Dent Removal come out and had them take care of it, and a couple other dings (like a very minor one in the tailgate), and now outside of a little bit of "haze" in the reflection at a steep angle, can't tell there was a dent there, so I'd say it's 97% back to perfect/new and I'm happy with that, it's not a show-car being judged, and should pass a shipping carrier's inspection without note on the areas - if you've ever shipped a car, you should know what I'm talking about :geek:

Still need to track down the rocker panel moulding for the passenger side from a donor Pilot, based upon some research, it appears I'm not stuck to a specific range of years. I also want to track down some used running boards for it. Funny enough, I showed my wife a picture of a Pilot with a Brush Guard / Push Bars on the front, and she want's to get one, so may be installing one of those in the future, you know in case the #ZombieApocalypse comes :p.

Also, I keep finding her turning the Bass on the factory stereo to 5 when I get in... may have to do something about that :whistle:
 

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When I did the inspection of the vehicle, I noticed a slight "dent" in the rear quarter panel, but it was really only noticeable from sharp angles, and didn't have any hard creases/etc (not to mention a thin layer of dirt hides it well), so called up a local Paint-less Dent Removal come out and had them take care of it, and a couple other dings (like a very minor one in the tailgate), and now outside of a little bit of "haze" in the reflection at a steep angle, can't tell there was a dent there, so I'd say it's 97% back to perfect/new and I'm happy with that
How much does it cost to remove a few dents? I've got 3 minor dents that bug me but I don't want to attempt it myself since they are in very conspicuous places.
 

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Have you considered the benefits of just going with good ol' paper filters?

Given I live on the coast of California, there isn't much of a dust issue unless you are driving through certain areas when the farmers are plowing and creating mini-dust storms behind their tractors. Nor do we live/travel on dirt/dusty roads, so I'm really not concerned about the filtering performance differences between it and paper filters.
 

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How much does it cost to remove a few dents? I've got 3 minor dents that bug me but I don't want to attempt it myself since they are in very conspicuous places.
Base fee for the guy to do any work regardless of how small it is $100. He originally quoted $175, but then I asked him to take a few other dings/dents out, which ended up being $200 including all taxes. Considering he came out to the vehicle once to provide the quote, and then came back a couple days later to do the service, seems pretty fair given the cost of living around this area (it ain't Texas that's for sure). Also feels good helping support a local business given everything going on the world. Overall process took him a little over an hour.
 

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How much does it cost to remove a few dents? I've got 3 minor dents that bug me but I don't want to attempt it myself since they are in very conspicuous places.
Going back through my posts from five years ago in the thread I linked to above, I was reminded of how much it cost me. There are before and after pictures I posted there, too.

Short story short, 40 minutes and 100 Canadian pesos later, I was out of there with a job so beautifully executed, to paraphrase Michelangelo, they saw an undented fender beneath the ding and they carved until they set it free.
Dang, My First Ding
 

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Honestly, I do. There was something about trying to find them, then hoping they were actually functional, then the deep satisfaction of hitting the road again all freshly greased up.
 

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OP, Congrats on your new car. I myself just purchased an 2008 Pilot EX-L with 230000km,s (143000 miles)
Bought as-is from my manager. For the safety it needed windshield, lube caliper sliders, and replace the snows with all season. Fantastic car, for my wife she loves it. Paid $2500.00 and all in for the safety including tires $950.
So for $3450.00 I think I did pretty well. Timing belt done last year. Just have to fix the rear blower.
Hope it gives me a couple years good service.
 

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Got dinged too when I got my '06 in 2015. Quebec taxes you on book value for an up to 10-year-old vehicle. After 10 years, though, you can tell them whatever you want for the selling price and they'll accept it.
 

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Got dinged too when I got my '06 in 2015. Quebec taxes you on book value for an up to 10-year-old vehicle. After 10 years, though, you can tell them whatever you want for the selling price and they'll accept it.
Thought Quebec became their own country , lol
 
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