2008-2020 Toyota Sequoia ATF Change How-To

This is a how-to for the 2008-2020 (Gen 2) Toyota Sequoia’s automatic transmission fluid (ATF) change. Really standard drain and fill here. A few notes – Toyota WS has been proven not to be a great ATF. You can search on BITOG, but most people switch to Valvoline’s ATF with zero issue. I chose to…

2008-2020 Toyota Sequoia Oil Change How-To

This is a how-to for the 2008-2020 (Gen 2) Toyota Sequoia’s engine oil change. Pretty standard job, aside from having to remove the undertray. Items/Tools Required: 3T + jack & stands or ramps 10, 12, 14, and 22mm socket 8qts of Engine Oil (I chose Red Line 0w20) Oil Filter (I chose Fram Ultra XG10295)…

Alignment & Corner Balance (Evo)

First alignment for the Evo since the accident – I’m happy to report that everything came out normal. The car has no weirdness in any of it’s alignment specs, though part of that may be due to how flexible the suspension is to adjust for both camber and caster. Regardless, the car felt great after…

Intake Valve Cleaning (Golf R)

Direct injection cars, and Audis/VWs in particular, seem to have issues with carbon build-up on the intake valves. As fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, the fuel does not get a chance to clean the valve & port. Below is a good image of the difference between the two: This means that no matter…

Misc. Prep – Golf R

Big few days for the Golf – with the M3 gone and the garage spot opened up, the first thing I did was get the Golf on the lift for a brake flush. Since the brake flush annoyingly requires the battery and intake to be removed, there were a few things to get done while…

ECS Tuning Coilover Covers

Purchased some coilover covers for the Evo from ECS Tuning. These were about a perfect fit on the Ohlins, stretching from the top of the coil to the bottom of the spring perch. I’ll likely remove them for racing, but keep them on during other times I’m driving the car. Doing my best to keep…

Golf R Alignment 3-3-20

Initial alignment setup: Corner weights (2/5 tank): Happened to find a picture of the car’s previous alignment. Car clearly shows an increase in camber of about 1.7 degrees, coming from the new control arm bushing, and about a degree or so of added camber.