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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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I thought there was plenty of information in there. But then I eat OEM service manuals for breakfast. If you had the manual why on earth would you let somebody possibly tell you the wrong spec of fluid??? Manual is worthless if you aren't going to use it.
You totally missed what I said about vindictive people giving information. Many try to help with good intentions too but only make things much worse. And never understand what they are doing while doing it. My point here is that if one doesn't even want to look up a simple fluid spec it's all likely downhill from there and I certainly wish you luck with that slide. You are in essence saying you would rather get most of your information by hearsay and that is death in my world. A good 50% of what is in forums is trash. The number of people who really are intelligent enough to truly say is in the majority but they are smart enough to know who they are.
I have never paid for a car repair in my entire life, and any car or motorcycle I buy never sees a dealer or shop ever again. 4 cars on line and running almost 100% of the time for 45+ years now. 30-40 bikes in there of all brands. I have zero use for car warranties. Just switched to Nissan cars from Ford for 30 years and they are tinkertoys to me, the CVTs will be actually easier to rebuild by far as compared to standard ATX which I've done for years. I worked on CVT type drives in industry for many years too. Those will be easy if I can just find parts for them. Motors rebuilt by me? Countless of all types. I do everything that can be done on a car at usually 1/10th the price it costs most. Often so much less than that it'll take your breath away. I often repair the broken parts to use them over as well, and often they then last longer than the OEM one did. Not hard at all.
I too take in all I can and from sites like this but the vast majority of it gets stuck in a 'maybe' folder as I junk 100% of all hearsay or 'advice' instantly if I find otherwise in the technical manuals and I am smart enough to weed out the bullsh-t in about 2 seconds, regardless of where it comes from. Some of it even comes from the service manuals but not nearly as much as you will get on a forum.
You should now be seeing what your indirection got you as advice on your evap valve issue, you posted that sound clip so far off the map there was no way to look at your issue correctly and exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about here. That was a competence issue in and of itself, sorry but it is what it is. I say that after being a repair service writer for years among countless other diagnostic jobs. There is a certain extra distance one must go to make issues clear cut over the vagueness of the web and you did not really do that there. You see how everybody leaned toward engine knock based on your soundbite there. That was literally all one could hear in that recording and it could not be separated out from other engine cyclic noises.
Yours and do as you will and certainly no insult intended at all. Just trying to help. Reality though does not care about that at all and neither do the cars, they will do what they do. Reality as well doesn't give spit about forum opinions either. Why I often find myself trying to fix drivers as much as cars but whereas the cars don't strike back the drivers usually do, their skins being much thinner.