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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 4:52pm On Dec 10, 2018
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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by Polytronafrica: 10:19am On Dec 11, 2018
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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 1:03pm On Dec 11, 2018
[quote author=Polytronafrica post=73743166]

So let me get this straight. You had the ability to create a thread to sell your products but instead chose to SPAM my thread after having only 17 views?
Why don't I just give you a booth in the store? How big would you like it? Better yet, I can set you up with one in FRONT of the store.

But before I do that, maybe you should get a valid set of MDS sheets for your products and not a "letter from a granite company that uses your products".
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 6:19am On Dec 15, 2018
radautoworks:


Not a problem. We carry conventional oil too. What weight do you need? We have them all.
10W-40
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 6:52am On Dec 15, 2018
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 6:56am On Dec 15, 2018
radautoworks:


http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ640-5QT N9,736 in stock
Doesn't match a 2001 Mercedes Benz e320
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 6:59am On Dec 15, 2018
CityNGR:

Doesn't match a 2001 Mercedes Benz e320

Your asked for 10w-40...

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ940-5QT N16,728 in stock
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 7:09am On Dec 15, 2018
radautoworks:


Your asked for 10w-40...

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ940-5QT N16,728 in stock
Yes I want 10W40 high mileage engine
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 12:38am On Dec 16, 2018
CityNGR:

Doesn't match a 2001 Mercedes Benz e320

Thank me later cool I do have the 0w40 ...

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 6:50am On Dec 16, 2018
CityNGR:

Yes I want 10W40 high mileage engine

That's not for that car though but here you go.

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=CQO&partNumber=CQ670-5QT N16,122 Not in stock.

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=LUB&partNumber=550045347 N27,130 in stock

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 7:54am On Dec 16, 2018
dru23:


Thank me later cool I do have the 0w40 ...
I'd rather buy 70W 90 oil from radautoworks... Yes!!
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 8:11am On Dec 16, 2018
CityNGR:

I rather buy 70W 90 oil from radautoworks... Yes!!

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 1:57pm On Dec 22, 2018
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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by 3kay945(m): 7:59am On Jan 15
dru23:


My brother please Google is your friend... if you what to know the type oil to use on your car .. Google Mobil oil. Com ..very simple .. It will tell you what type of oil is best for your car ....
And whatever product you use ,please Google and read the reviews on it ..don't just buy for the sake of buying...

Below is the oil that I use for my car ....Mobil oil extended performance oil ....better than most oil in the market.. Again google is your friend... if you are interested let me know


Do you have the mobile 5W30? What your location and how much?
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 12:52pm On Jan 15
3kay945:


Do you have the mobile 5W30? What your location and how much?

I just called and sold out of 5w30.. But will get some coming in next week.. 5w20 full ground..... All my extended performance is at a great low price of 17k .. Wholesale price to everyone..
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by VolvoS60(m): 3:15am On Jan 25
radautoworks:
Don't know the fluid specs for your car? Give the. VIN number and receive full specs for your car like below.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EibrCvLdWGM

OP,

Interesting thread.

First question: I have some enquiries about a couple of 4wd Toyota vehicles - a V8 Toyota Land Cruiser (2008 model year, 2UZ FE engine, 4.7L) and a V8 Toyota Sequoia (2008 model year, 3UR FE engine, 5.7L). While the Sequoia was built for the US market and bought there, this particular Land Cruiser was bought locally. There are usually no problems buying US aftermarket parts or OEM for the Sequoia but the Land Cruiser owner cannot confidently buy US aftermarket parts (or even OEM) because the vehicle VIN is not recognized. All too often, its a trial and error thing and he ends up with the wrong parts. angry Very frustrating. Any suggestions?

Second question: We checked the transfer case fluid of both vehicles some months ago and the fluid seemed ok - no darkening or visible signs of degradation – it was clear that both vehicles are very rarely used in low range (4LO). The transfer case fluid has never been changed - in 11 years. Would you still recommend a drain and refill? 11 years is a long time after all…

Third question: During our checks a drain and refill of the front and rear differential oil for both vehicles was done. Unlike the transfer case fluid, the diff oil 'looked' very dirty and we felt it was necessary to drain and refill. Quite straightforward although finding the right oil was quite a challenge and we had to settle for Pure Guard Gear oil (85W 90, GL-5). Toyota recommends some weird OEM fluid (Genuine Toyota Differential LT fluid 75W-85) that is very expensive and hard to find. Any options you would suggest for the next drain and refill?

Fourth question: The ATF seemed ok (still a clear pink? red) but no one seems to know exactly when it should be serviced and how. Your technicians said given the low mileage (less than 60,000km for both vehicles) no service required for now. Owners manual merely recommends an inspection at given intervals. undecided Vehicle owner doesn't want to wait until its too late. When is a good time?

Also, when performing transmission service - do your technicians only drain and refill the ATF from the sump or they also disconnect the oil cooler lines to get rid of the old ATF in the torque converter?
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 4:42am On Jan 25
VolvoS60:


OP,

Interesting thread.

First question: I have some enquiries about a couple of 4wd Toyota vehicles - a V8 Toyota Land Cruiser (2008 model year, 2UZ FE engine, 4.7L) and a V8 Toyota Sequoia (2008 model year, 3UR FE engine, 5.7L). While the Sequoia was built for the US market and bought there, this particular Land Cruiser was bought locally. There are usually no problems buying US aftermarket parts or OEM for the Sequoia but the Land Cruiser owner cannot confidently buy US aftermarket parts (or even OEM) because the vehicle VIN is not recognized. All too often, its a trial and error thing and he ends up with the wrong parts. angry Very frustrating. Any suggestions? what type of parts? Motor or suspension? Motor should match but suspension usually matches Highlander or 4runner especially if Prado

Second question: We checked the transfer case fluid of both vehicles some months ago and the fluid seemed ok - no darkening or visible signs of degradation – it was clear that both vehicles are very rarely used in low range (4LO). The transfer case fluid has never been changed - in 11 years. Would you still recommend a drain and refill? 11 years is a long time after all… don't recommend if low mileage. Some cars go lifetime

Third question: During our checks a drain and refill of the front and rear differential oil for both vehicles was done. Unlike the transfer case fluid, the diff oil 'looked' very dirty and we felt it was necessary to drain and refill. Quite straightforward although finding the right oil was quite a challenge and we had to settle for Pure Guard Gear oil (85W 90, GL-5). Toyota recommends some weird OEM fluid (Genuine Toyota Differential LT fluid 75W-85) that is very expensive and hard to find. Any options you would suggest for the next drain and refill? 80w90 conventional gl-5 http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=LUB&partNumber=780-05
or

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=LCS&partNumber=10043


Fourth question: The ATF seemed ok (still a clear pink? red) but no one seems to know exactly when it should be serviced and how. Your technicians said given the low mileage (less than 60,000km for both vehicles) no service required for now. Owners manual merely recommends an inspection at given intervals. undecided Vehicle owner doesn't want to wait until its too late. When is a good time? should drain and fill at 30,000 miles and do filter at 60,000 miles

Also, when performing transmission service - do your technicians only drain and refill the ATF from the sump or they also disconnect the oil cooler lines to get rid of the old ATF in the torque converter?
usually the sump but we have the flush machine to empty whole system
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by VolvoS60(m): 5:15pm On Jan 25
radautoworks:
usually the sump but we have the flush machine to empty whole system

^^^
Thanks for the prompt response.

Q1. Motor parts - Commonplace parts such as oil filters are a problem. For example, this land cruiser uses a spin-on oil filter. If we try to buy the filter from amazon/summit racing/rock auto etc. and we key in the model year, make of vehicle etc., we will be sold a cartridge filter. Same thing happened when I tried to buy an oil filter from your shop. sad (Unlike our vehicle, the 2008 Land Cruiser sold in the US is a 5.7L V8 and the oil filters are different). Other parts such as fuel pump assemblies are also a problem - we have two stand alone fuel filters that were bought in error for this land cruiser whereas the correct fuel filter is built into the fuel pump assembly. We are now wary of buying any more parts until we are sure of what we are doing - the VIN would sort this problem out immediately so why don't these merchants use that instead? undecided

Q2. Transfer Case - thanks. Will check the fluid every now and then to be sure it isn't degraded.

Q3. Differential oil (front and rear) - Thanks - although synthetic lubricant is preferred (Red Line or Penrite) when we are ready to drain & refill.

Q4. ATF: From what you say, at just under 60,000km, we are over due for a drain and refill. From personal experience with my own vehicle (Corolla), a drain and refill is definitely better than doing nothing but the old ATF fluid left in the system quickly dilutes the new refill and the benefits of fresh ATF are lost almost immediately. Under what circumstances would you perform a flush? A flush would definitely get rid of nearly all the old ATF but it has its (many) critics. Check out the link below and tell me what you think - I personally prefer the method used by these guys. Do you think this method can also be used to drain and refill for other Toyotas (Corollas, Camrys, etc.)?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h1zcvZW2Zc&index=25&list=PLnjHGTM6N5Zm707ANuXa_xAIp5O-CMlpS&t=0s
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 7:15am On Jan 26
VolvoS60:


^^^
Thanks for the prompt response.

Q1. Motor parts - Commonplace parts such as oil filters are a problem. For example, this land cruiser uses a spin-on oil filter. If we try to buy the filter from amazon/summit racing/rock auto etc. and we key in the model year, make of vehicle etc., we will be sold a cartridge filter. Same thing happened when I tried to buy an oil filter from your shop. sad (Unlike our vehicle, the 2008 Land Cruiser sold in the US is a 5.7L V8 and the oil filters are different). Other parts such as fuel pump assemblies are also a problem - we have two stand alone fuel filters that were bought in error for this land cruiser whereas the correct fuel filter is built into the fuel pump assembly. We are now wary of buying any more parts until we are sure of what we are doing - the VIN would sort this problem out immediately so why don't these merchants use that instead? undecided

Q2. Transfer Case - thanks. Will check the fluid every now and then to be sure it isn't degraded.

Q3. Differential oil (front and rear) - Thanks - although synthetic lubricant is preferred (Red Line or Penrite) when we are ready to drain & refill.

Q4. ATF: From what you say, at just under 60,000km, we are over due for a drain and refill. From personal experience with my own vehicle (Corolla), a drain and refill is definitely better than doing nothing but the old ATF fluid left in the system quickly dilutes the new refill and the benefits of fresh ATF are lost almost immediately. Under what circumstances would you perform a flush? A flush would definitely get rid of nearly all the old ATF but it has its (many) critics. Check out the link below and tell me what you think - I personally prefer the method used by these guys. Do you think this method can also be used to drain and refill for other Toyotas (Corollas, Camrys, etc.)?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h1zcvZW2Zc&index=25&list=PLnjHGTM6N5Zm707ANuXa_xAIp5O-CMlpS&t=0s

Do you have full synthetic oil filter for 2012 corolla.. And the price please.. It is for a customer
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 10:40am On Jan 28
VolvoS60:


^^^
Thanks for the prompt response.

Q1. Motor parts - Commonplace parts such as oil filters are a problem. For example, this land cruiser uses a spin-on oil filter. If we try to buy the filter from amazon/summit racing/rock auto etc. and we key in the model year, make of vehicle etc., we will be sold a cartridge filter. Same thing happened when I tried to buy an oil filter from your shop. sad (Unlike our vehicle, the 2008 Land Cruiser sold in the US is a 5.7L V8 and the oil filters are different). Other parts such as fuel pump assemblies are also a problem - we have two stand alone fuel filters that were bought in error for this land cruiser whereas the correct fuel filter is built into the fuel pump assembly. We are now wary of buying any more parts until we are sure of what we are doing - the VIN would sort this problem out immediately so why don't these merchants use that instead? undecided

we do use the VINs

Q2. Transfer Case - thanks. Will check the fluid every now and then to be sure it isn't degraded.
Q3. Differential oil (front and rear) - Thanks - although synthetic lubricant is preferred (Red Line or Penrite) when we are ready to drain & refill. Look below for 75w90 fully synthetic. Wasn't sure it was in stock which is why I didn't suggest it


Q4. ATF: From what you say, at just under 60,000km, we are over due for a drain and refill. From personal experience with my own vehicle (Corolla), a drain and refill is definitely better than doing nothing but the old ATF fluid left in the system quickly dilutes the new refill and the benefits of fresh ATF are lost almost immediately. Under what circumstances would you perform a flush? A flush would definitely get rid of nearly all the old ATF but it has its (many) critics. Check out the link below and tell me what you think - I personally prefer the method used by these guys. Do you think this method can also be used to drain and refill for other Toyotas (Corollas, Camrys, etc.)?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h1zcvZW2Zc&index=25&list=PLnjHGTM6N5Zm707ANuXa_xAIp5O-CMlpS&t=0s

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by VolvoS60(m): 7:08pm On Jan 29
dru23:


Do you have full synthetic oil filter for 2012 corolla.. And the price please.. It is for a customer

^^^
I assume this was meant for someone else? I am a humble parts buyer like most of us here...
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by VolvoS60(m): 7:15pm On Jan 29
[quote author=radautoworks post=75189449][/quote]

^^^

Q1: When I checked your shop a while ago the VIN option didn't work out for me. Non-USA vehicle so your database didn't respond. undecided

Q2: I saw the synthetic diff oil on my last visit to your shop a few days ago. Will explore that option ASAP.

Any views on the Project 200 link I provided and their procedure for ATF drain & refill?
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by dru23(m): 9:13pm On Jan 29
VolvoS60:


^^^
I assume this was meant for someone else? I am a humble parts buyer like most of us here...


No. It was meant for radauto
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 12:10am On Jan 30
VolvoS60:


^^^

Q1: When I checked your shop a while ago the VIN option didn't work out for me. Non-USA vehicle so your database didn't respond. undecided
yeeeaaah undecided only way around that is to get euro based database. another good resource is showmetheparts.com

Q2: I saw the synthetic diff oil on my last visit to your shop a few days ago. Will explore that option ASAP.
cool

Any views on the Project 200 link I provided and their procedure for ATF drain & refill?
actually haven't watched it yet. crazy week
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by ciouxox(m): 12:24pm On Jan 30
radautoworks:
Don't know the fluid specs for your car? Give the. VIN number and receive full specs for your car like below.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EibrCvLdWGM
JHMCP26898CO26123, THANKS
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 12:45pm On Jan 30
ciouxox:
JHMCP26898CO26123, THANKS

So this was a first, my usual spec screen wouldn't pull up for your car so I had to do it manually
Oil 5w20
ATF Genuine Honda Z1 ATF or idemitsu type H or dexIII
Coolant Zerex Maxlife
Refrigerant oil PAG-46

Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 1:00pm On Jan 30
@radautoworks why can't we just browse through your stock and order what we need without unnecessary gate keeping or am I missing something about how to shop on your platform?

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Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by ciouxox(m): 2:25pm On Jan 30
radautoworks:


So this was a first, my usual spec screen wouldn't pull up for your car so I had to do it manually
Oil 5w20
ATF Genuine Honda Z1 ATF or idemitsu type H or dexIII
Coolant Zerex Maxlife
Refrigerant oil PAG-46
, Do you stock any, what will it cost me? Thank you so much.
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 10:23pm On Jan 30
CityNGR:
@radautoworks why can't we just browse through your stock and order what we need without unnecessary gate keeping or am I missing something about how to shop on your platform?

We don't control our website. It's done by corporate. None of the Carquests or Advances outside of the USA have web portals for ordering. It's a problem with currencies and local taxes, live inventory and regional blocks. While we all run under the same server, it's proved impossible so far to do for the over 30,000 items we carry. Do you have ANY idea how much easier my life would be!!??

But you sort of CAN find what you want. You visit advance's USA site, find the matching parts for your car and then contact us with part numbers for stock status and pricing .... It you could simply send us your VIN and let us do the legwork.
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 10:44pm On Jan 30
ciouxox:
, Do you stock any, what will it cost me? Thank you so much.

Oil cq610-5qt 5w20 N9,735 in stock
ATF idemitsu type H plus N4,975 or dexIII N6,749 Import
Coolant Zerex Maxlife N10,220 in stock
Refrigerant oil gpl-5 PAG-46 N4,924 in stock
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by CityNGR: 1:35am On Jan 31
radautoworks:


We don't control our website. It's done by corporate. None of the Carquests or Advances outside of the USA have web portals for ordering. It's a problem with currencies and local taxes, live inventory and regional blocks. While we all run under the same server, it's proved impossible so far to do for the over 30,000 items we carry. Do you have ANY idea how much easier my life would be!!??

But you sort of CAN find what you want. You visit advance's USA site, find the matching parts for your car and then contact us with part numbers for stock status and pricing .... It you could simply send us your VIN and let us do the legwork.
This is still a big issue. The next shop with a real online presence is gonna send you into retirement!
Re: Fluid Specs Q & A Thread by radautoworks: 1:37am On Jan 31
CityNGR:

This is still a big issue. The next shop with a real online presence is gonna send you into retirement!

If they figure out a way to do it, it will be a temporary disadvantage. It hasn't been done yet in any non-American store so once someone figures it out, you can be sure all the other brands won't be far behind. Being in Nigeria doesn't help either as I'm sure you know there are a lot of region issues with Nigeria. They (corporate) had to make a lot of exceptions on the back end to get the system to even work at all here!

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