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THE PROBLEM

Yes... we know... people don't like the Scionlife search. Everyone complains that it doesn't work or they can't find anything.
We know there is just a ton of info on the site, so that makes it hard to find what you really want. This is for multiple reasons.

First: People don't search for their problem and add on to existing threads. So they create a new thread for a question that already exists.
That just adds one more unnecessary result to the search results. Then when someone searches again for that problem, they find too many results and don't want to sift through them or just give up.
So they post ANOTHER thread about it, there-by cluttering the search results even more.

Second: I don't think most people are searching as effectively as they can.

THE SOLUTION

The search box at the top of the page? Forget that. Use the ADVANCED SEARCH option instead. Why? You can get specific.



What's the best way to find what you're looking for? BE SPECIFIC. B. E. SPECIFIC. I'm going to show you how.

So you click Search in the red bar, then click Advanced Search..then what? You've probably seen it before..but there's more to it than just the Keywords box.
Specifically you can search a particular Forum or Category. Shown here:



Here you see the main Search by Keyword box... and the Search in Forum(s) box. These are the two most important things on this page. Obviously your keywords... be specific and concise.

SPECIFY FORUM

If you know you're dealing with an engine part... why not tell the search that's what you're looking for? Select one of the Drivetrain and Power forums. Or select ALL of the D&P forums!
You can use the CTRL+Click option here to select multiple forums or just select one if you know where your info should be.



Here's an example. I want to find out about the DME header for the tC.

Search Term: dme header
Search Box @ Top of Page: 138 results
Advanced Search, Scion tC: 108 results
Advanced Search, tC Drivetrain & Power: 77 results

Cut the results almost in HALF!

Will it work this well for EVERY search you're doing? Maybe not. But anything helps. You also have to consider your search terms.
So searching for just "header" is probably pretty stupid. Searching for "dme header install" might be a better idea.
Use some common sense with this. It isn't hard.

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