Can you read Japanese?

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  1. witness macrumors 6502

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    I bought a car last week and it has this stuck to the inside of the drivers door.

    If anyone here can read Japanese I would appreciate it if you could let me know what it means.
     

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  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Sorry, I tried.

    The writing on the top left half says something about "oil", and the writing on the top right half says "element". The first 2 Chinese characters on the left part and the right part are the same, so those words probably aren't very unique to the task. Maybe it means "change" or something. The 2 kanji\Chinese characters after the words "oil" and "element" are also the same.

    The number on the right says 77,000 km.
     
  3. witness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was guessing that something was done to the car at that time, but I just don't know what.

    I was thinking that perhaps it's a cam belt change or perhaps a speedometer change?

    Thanks for giving it a go Abstract. Perhaps someone else knows?
     
  4. asxtb macrumors 6502

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    Next oil change at 74,200 km.
    Next element change at 77,000 km.

    Don't know what element is...:confused:
     
  5. witness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's really useful, thanks very much.
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Maybe it's some sort of mobile kettle.
     
  7. jjedlik macrumors newbie

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    Element here means oil filter. For some reasons unknown to me Japanese sometimes tend to give different meanings to foreign words. :)
     
  8. witness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the puzzle is complete :) Thanks for all your help.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    That was my guess. :p The number of options was rather limited when you think about it.
     
  10. witness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was kind of hopping that it would be information about the cam belt. The documentation that I have doesn't state when/if the cam belt was changed. So I guess that I'll have to get it done anyway, just in case.
     

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