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Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 26, 2017 @ 09:30 PM | 7,366 Views
Hello good people.

A few weeks ago I posted about my 92 Camry reaching a Half Million plus miles at:

Well, today has been doing more maintenance in keeping it running even better as the original Vacuum Control Valve (VCV) finally degraded to the point that the plastic nipple broke off and I was forced to replace.

Additionally, I found a super neat YouTube Video showing how to Clean the Idle Air Control Valve which is an Electromagnetic controlled valve and with time and mileage it gets really gunk up to the point that at times my car starts but, immediately dies and Idle speed doesn't hold when the Camry is cold. The throttle response also suffers.

Tonight I spent a total of 2 hours performing these two items and did so, with very fast results as a result of good planning and having everything I needed to do these two jobs.

I am posting a few pictures showing you all the details of keeping any car on the road with great success and determination and saving a ton of $$$ while keeping your car and saving that $$$ you would spend on a new or newer car that will ultimately depreciate with time and mileage.

This is how I can sustain my RC Hobby, by keeping my old wheels and I am not in the least feel bad about it!

EDIT: The Video results after all this work!
1992 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2 Liter Engine (5S-FE Engine) - Cleaned the IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE 07-26-2017 (1 min 53 sec)

Here's the VIDEO that I used for my Cleaning the IAC without disassembling it!
#372 Better repair method Toyota Camry Idle Air Control Valve (16 min 19 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 20, 2017 @ 05:15 PM | 6,836 Views
Hello again guys!

This is just a warning since I just recently replaced the battery for my Apple I-Phone 4S smart phone and you can see my Posting from yesterday at:

I came across this scam! (GOLD BATTERIES)

Beware of these being sold all over eBay and shipped from CHINA!

There is just a physical impossibility that you can fit battery with almost double the Capacity into these tiny Apple I-Phone should be your very first question.

iPhone 5 battery replacement. Gold stickered 2680 mAh are FAKE! LOL (1 min 51 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Jul 19, 2017 @ 06:54 PM | 8,370 Views
Okay guys,

Yes, I am cheap and like to stretch the almighty US Dollar to the last bit I can take it and found a super nice place that you can find "NEW" batteries for these older I-Phone 4 and 4S smart phones!

I purchased this used I-Phone 4S from a repair shop locally here in Orlando, Florida and bought it for the less than what it would have cost to fix one busted glass screen from an early Android Smart Phone . Can't believe this used I-Phone has lasted this long (2+ years) and has taken one of the best pictures and videos I have ever seen. The battery finally was not lasting like when I purchased it and I finally broke down and purchased a replacement battery kit!

From where? A USA seller at eBay, that's where!

I followed this YouTube Video carefully!
iPhone 4s Battery Replacement (2 min 35 sec)