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    Rivian R1S vs LC thoughts?

    Something with twice the Wh will take twice the time to charge to a similar level correct?
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    Gas/Fuel vapors/fumes visible from gas door

    VERY preliminary data: when it’s 20 degrees cooler outside, the fuel is 30 degrees cooler, both supply and return. Up to 134F return sitting in ~10mph traffic at 93F ambient. 129F cruising at 75mph. Anyone happen to know what the Vapor pressure of gasoline might be at those temps? I’m guessing...
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    Headlight jiggle

    Yeah I believe the LX assumes the vehicle level is correct due to AHC, so no need to adjust aim up/down. Interesting that both the LX and LC jiggle, in spite of what seem to be functionally different beam aim systems.
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    Wiring Harness repair?

    Yours is newer generation so slightly different but it’s the same idea.
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    Wiring Harness repair?

    Short answer: yes. If you lift the white retainer inside the connector there will be a small gray tab within the hole for each pin that allows it to slip out the back. A small flat-blade jewelers screwdriver is the preferred tool to release each tab. There will be a bit of friction from the...
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    Headlight jiggle

    I don’t think cruisers can turn the beams side to side, only up and down via the dial. Not sure if that is considered AFS..
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    Headlight jiggle

    It could be the extra mass of the projector lens compared to the reflector. Also possible the early halogens have such vague beam cutoff they are jiggling as well but no one can tell.. It wouldn’t surprise me if the 16+LEDs are rock solid considering how low-mass the light emitting and beam...
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    200 Serious Break Accumulator Noise

    Moving or not, the booster and accumulator do the exact same thing. Also it seems unreasonable to compare noises from different generations. To my knowledge no one has taken recordings of different vehicles under controlled circumstances with calibrated microphones to definitively say some...
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    BudBuilt CATALYTIC CONVERTER GUARD installation

    I personally like nickel based anti-seize between stainless parts, but it is more difficult to find as well as more expensive. Realistically this is neither a high enough torque or heat environment that the copper wouldn’t work well enough.
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    Headlight jiggle

    My 13 LC does this. It is both sides which has led me to believe it is just a quirk in the design and nothing wrong.. even though yes it is quite annoying for such an otherwise well-designed vehicle.
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    2008-2013 LC200 & LX570 Halogen Headlight Upgrade H11 to H9

    I'm not, don't even have halogen, but I can say that I've had a lot of toyotas and every one of them suffered from resistance in the headlight wiring, whether due to it being undersized originally or age, oxidation, etc. I wouldn't be surprised at all if an external relay harness would help out.
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    What size are those push fasteners clips used in the engine bay?

    Also, order extras. They are so cheap it doesn't hurt to have spares on the shelf. They can fail within a couple years depending on where in the engine bay they are and how ham-fisted the mechanic is.
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    BudBuilt CATALYTIC CONVERTER GUARD installation

    The "problem" with higher grades of stainless is they are more prone to the galling issue. This is why they often aren't used as fasteners, more than it just being a more expensive base material. Just be sure you use a good anti-seize.
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    200 Serious Break Accumulator Noise

    The only thing that proves is some people have better hearing than others.
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    Cracked radiator

    This! Many of us have had radiators damaged in shipping. It’s worth seeing whether any dealers within a couple hours have discount sites.. even if it costs more than the places a few states away avoiding the hassle is worth some extra money.
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