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  • I'm a senior developer at FPInnovations
  • I'm a proud owner of a 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60, and yes it's diesel!

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Oct
6
comment Reason for oil like substance in coolant reservoir and under radiator cap?
Some radiator model have also an automatic transmission oil cooler embedded in the radiator. A failure(mainly rust) can occur and mix the oil and coolant.
Sep
26
comment can starting a battery dead car cause damage to anything?
Importing a VW golf from Japan? In which country do you live? Get your battery tested/checked/charged, I'm still suspecting a dead battery which is not uncommon for a 5 years old battery that have been sitting in a car for a long time. It's the cheapest thing to do.
Sep
26
comment can starting a battery dead car cause damage to anything?
I'm guessing that it's an older car, 15+ or 25+ years old, the battery might be just plain dead. Buy a new battery or take it to a part store where they can test it. If the battery is good but drain, than you may have a charging issue. You'll have to check the charging circuit and alternator. And no, you didn't do any damage, nothing was turning over.
Sep
10
comment Leakage after using the back window windscreen washer
I'm not familiar with the A3, but if you could remove some panel in the back or from the ceiling you will have a better look on where the leakage occurs. I've seen a washer fluid disconnect one in a car and every time the pump was activated the fluid was projected inside the body panel.
Aug
13
comment Does anyone know the name, model and year of this car (picture inside)
This question appears to be off-topic because it's not about Maintenance & Repair.
Aug
13
comment dash lights stay on after aftermarket tail light install
Check the grounds, that may be the issues. Do you still have the old taillights? If so, may re-installed them to make sure that it's not a coincidence.
Jul
23
comment No pressure in car pressure washer
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a pressure washer
Jul
15
comment Is it legal in California to use your old plates after you purchased and received vanity plates?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about licence and registration, not Maintenance & Repair
Jul
14
comment 2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CL 1.4 - No power for first 3 mins driving
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Jun
27
comment Does anyone has idea what DR abbreviation in car name means?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about shopping assistance
May
28
comment MacPherson strut lower control arm ball joint play and suspension geometry
Make, model and year of the vehicle?
May
25
comment Chevy Malibu 05 cranks but does not start
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Apr
25
comment Can the Chinese EV BYD E6 charge at Tesla charging station?
We will need to get some and on BYD sales/imports in the US, which I presume are really low number. For the charging station, I do not have a clue.
Apr
22
comment Change language of Toyota HDD Navigation (NHDN-W56) from japanese to english
What you Model/Year? It may be in someone else user's manual.
Apr
13
comment Extra batteries charger
Consider also upgrading or/and adding an additionnal alternator for charging the battery. With 3 batteries and with that kind of current draw, the stock alternator won't be able to keep up. You could even install solar panel on the roof...
Apr
10
comment using OBD II how can i detect an accident with airbag
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about programming
Apr
6
comment 1976 Land Cruiser fj40 front disc rotor removal
Yes it's need to be diassembling, while at it replace seals and bearing. Videos to help you do it: - youtube.com/watch?v=_3CI4mmEv6A - youtube.com/watch?v=NlcVwWAAHw8
Apr
5
comment air bubbles in diesel fuel line of peugeot 206
My diesel truck have a hand pump to bleed air from the fuel line. I did not find any info on the web for your Peugeot.
Mar
10
comment My 2004 F150 FX4 has a vibration in the front end
Did you got your truck aligned when you changed the CV and locking hubs?
Feb
10
comment Starts when cold, runs at low rpm, dies, then won't start
My first guess will be the spark plugs/spark plugs wiring. With an old car like yours, this could need to be changed. This shouldn't be too expensive.