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#409 of 460 new tires for a Toyota Sienna 2002 for all weather
Mar 26, 2010 (10:51 am)
The manufacturer's suggestion is 205 70R/15 or 205 65R/15. I would like to know from your experience which tires to use for this car. I am in FL. Brand and model if you have it. Someone suggested using tirerack.com, but with shipping and installation it seems much more expensive than getting it at a local tire store.
I've had Uniroyal installed before with 75k miles guarantee 205 70R/15, but the steering wheel shakes when driving, only 45k in the tires. I took it to the mechanic and he did balancing and rotation, but the problem persists.
He said I need to change the tires. I don't think he is trying to sell me new tires or anything as he suggested going to any tire place for replacement as he doesn't do that.
#410 of 460 Front End Protection
Apr 14, 2010 (7:30 pm)
I am hoping to protect the front bumper from stone/insect dings on an upcoming road trip. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations on a front end cover such as LeBra? Appreciate your advice.
#411 of 460 Re: Front End Protection [redpearl]
Apr 24, 2010 (1:55 pm)
They all help, but don't leave them on for good; they can damage the finish.
#412 of 460 cabin air filter direction
May 22, 2010 (1:43 pm)
Was going to get the fram fresh breeze cabin air filter and noticed that the air flow arrow points downward and on the original OEM filter the air flow arrow points upward. On the non OEM filters, would you just reverse the direction of the filter. On the Fram Fresh Breeze there is more of the Arm and Hammer baking soda on one side than the other. Otherwise both sides of the filter are identical.
Thanks for your input.
#413 of 460 Re: cabin air filter direction [madams1]
May 23, 2010 (10:29 am)
What I meant to say on this original post is on the OEM filter, there is an arrow with the word up, which probably has nothing to do with airflow, just the position of the OEM filter. Question is with most filters I see there is an air flow arrow pointing downwards. So is the airflow always downward no matter what the filter?
Hope this makes sense.
#414 of 460 Re: cabin air filter direction [madams1]
May 25, 2010 (12:02 pm)
I just did EXACTLY the same task yesterday, so it's fresh in my mind.
Same replacement filter, actually - Fram fresh breeze.
What I noticed it that the "dirty" side was facing up on the OE filter. So I looked at the flow direction of the new filter, and installed it in that direction.
One thing I did not like - the OE filter has many, many more pleats. So the surface area is greater. The Fram filter may not flow as well. I'll check it in 10,000 miles or so to see if it clogs up sooner, but that was a bummer.
Next time I think I'll buy an OE filter. The Fram wasn't cheap, either, IIRC $17 or so at WalMart.
What did you pay for yours?
#415 of 460 Re: cabin air filter direction [ateixeira]
May 26, 2010 (9:45 am)
Thanks, you confirmed what I thought. After I posted I realized it was probably a dumb question. I have not bought yet, but 17 bucks at Walmart. Was your OEM and fram replacement flat on the bottom with the pleats on top(fram CF9846A? I also see a CF10132 with pleats on both sides. The CF9846A shows CE/LE and the other one shows XLE/Limited. That is confusing since I have seen other sites that show you can use either one.
Not CAF related, but when you replace your tires what brand will you be looking at? Mine have 41K and still have some tread left, but wife says they slip on takeoff sometimes in wet weather. Was looking at the Michelin Harmony or Yokohama brand.
#416 of 460 Re: cabin air filter direction [madams1]
May 26, 2010 (11:06 am)
I got the CF10132, with pleats on both sides.
To be honest I doubt it matters, the direction of the air flow, but I did install as per the arrows.
Haven't shopped at all for tires yet. 30k miles and the Dunlops are still going strong. Not bad for an OE tire.
#417 of 460 Re: cabin air filter direction [ateixeira]
May 26, 2010 (6:02 pm)
Since you mentioned the OE filter, I found one Toyota site that sells them online. They were about 15.00 a piece plus 8.00 shipping. If you get 2 the shipping is about the same. Believe it was Toyota of Nashua. Weird, but the 2 pack was more than buying two seperatly.
By the way, is your van an LE and was your OE filter pleated on just one side?
I have seen the OE filter online both ways, pleated only on one side and pleasted on both sides. I assume the filter casing with accept both.
My local dealers wanted 24.00 for one filter.
#418 of 460 Re: cabin air filter direction [madams1]
May 27, 2010 (10:52 am)
Weird that the 2-pack costs more.
Yes, 2007 LE, and exposed pleated on both sides of the OE and the Fram filter.
Next time I'll buy OE even if it costs more.