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Old 12-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by thoer View Post
We have the tow package and I talked to my service guy at our dealer about the spring changeover. He recommended against it as he had too many complaints from people who did it and then were sorry they did because of how made the ride much harsher unloaded.
My dealer told me the same thing, and suggested strongly that installing air bags (at my expense, of course) was the solution. I prevailed with the spring upgrade and noticed no difference whatsoever in the ride, although the truck did sit about 1/2" higher in the rear. It's interesting to me that Toyota would issue a service bulletin of that nature, which solved a problem, only to have the dealers try to talk you out of it.

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Old 12-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #52
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I used to think the best way a city boy could clean his engine (of carbon deposits, etc., ) --was to fill it up with high test every couple months and [B]"run your engine clean!" [/B]

Best way, clearly, is to fill it with regular gas as usual and get on the interstate for a steady 4-5 hours at 65 mph, and then do another 4-5 hours. Works even better if you are pulling the Escape.

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