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Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Likely getting a Toyota RAV-4 by jigen @ 05/25/16 12:54 PM

How much are they asking for the Rav 4? I agree with most that this choice makes good sense and would be a fine replacement. Good luck!
Photo Section
Jump to new posts CB install '98 F250ld by asand1 @ 05/25/16 12:53 PM

After i settled on rebuilding the transmission and keeping my truck, I decided to install my modded Cobra 148GTL and 100W Silverado linear amp in the pickup. I went to True Value and picked up two Simpson Strong Tie TP37 7X3" plates. I bent a 9
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Putting 195/60/15 on a Car with 205/65/15 by IndyIan @ 05/25/16 12:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Quattro PeteOriginally Posted By: spasm3Big question is, does the car have ABS? It does. But an even bigger question: is it still working? If the owner can't afford proper tires, then what else on this vehicle is in dire ne
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
I was gonna go ahead replace the thermostat with the OEM because I do not know which one I have in there.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
I got all the parts ready, and trying to gather my tools to do the job this weekend. I need all the wish power you got, and if you have any advice, I'll take them as well. esp on removing the nuts/bolt on the rear motor mount, bolts/nuts on the contr
Gear & Transmission Used/Virgin Oil Analysis
Jump to new posts Re: Unknown fluid/miles, 249K 00 Pontiac WS6 by MolaKule @ 05/25/16 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: AZjeffWondering how a fluid with unknown history can provide a baseline? How will you interpret this against a future UOA of known history? Not dissing you, just curious. Seems like with a 250K car you just change the diff flui
Virgin Oil Analysis - PCMO/HDEO
Jump to new posts Re: List of VOA's from Russian Oil Club by Y_K @ 05/25/16 12:51 PM

Quite thorough, better than PQIA. They even look for sulfur in PUP 5W-30
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Originally Posted By: Bottom_FeederSo... how's it running now? X2 on the valve cover tube seals needing to be replaced. It's running GREAT now. Much smoother, more responsive, and starts quicker. It's too early to really be sure, but I also thin
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Putting 195/60/15 on a Car with 205/65/15 by ram_man @ 05/25/16 12:48 PM

Originally Posted By: eljefino"Friend" buys a near-luxury car for the bling then can't afford $50 walmart tires, and wants you to stick your neck out, liability-wise. Nope. Wash your hands. Let him drive on the cords and find another suc
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: New car polish by rooflessVW @ 05/25/16 12:47 PM

It's a brand new car, so get it to a professional detailer that uses Opti-Coat Pro. The shine will last years.
Racing Oils/Engines/Cars/Teams/Drivers
Jump to new posts Re: F1 - 2016 Monaco Grand Prix by gofast182 @ 05/25/16 12:46 PM

I'm hoping we'll see one of the McLarens somewhere between P4-P6. That's a tough ask but doable if they put together the right strategy.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
So you do not want me to put in OEM thermostat? Why I need service manual for?
Cooling System Fluids & Additives
Jump to new posts Re: Toyota Red long Life vs Pink Super Long Life? by Vlad_the_Russian @ 05/25/16 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: nobbOriginally Posted By: RusskiBoSSPink fluid makes water pump seals leak. Many toyota shops switch even newer cars to the older Red toyota fluid. I did too in all my toyotas. Source? Google "toyota super long life coo
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Maxlife Best bang for the buck. It has improved my shift quality over Supertech. A little crisp at first but it has settled in to like new shift quality. I'll drain and fill 4 quarts about every 30k now. Every 20k before synthetic.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Looking at VW TDI by Mr Nice @ 05/25/16 12:42 PM

I would stay away if you can't DIY repairs.
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Kohler K532 Engine John Deere 400 by Bighorn2500 @ 05/25/16 12:41 PM

Hello there, I just picked up a 1978 model year John Deere 400 lawn & garden tractor with 133 original hours on the OE Kohler K532. I know oil technology has come a long way since 1978 as the manual states SAE30 in the summer, and 5W30 or 5W2
Cooling System Fluids & Additives
I also just picked up a jug of Zerex Asian from Walmart for $12+tax.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Looking at VW TDI by spavel6 @ 05/25/16 12:39 PM

I love my TDIs of that era. As you see by my signature, I have one that is around 415k miles. I'd say take the plunge if you are willing to get your own hands dirty and do some wrenching. The parts are cheap, and internet support is very strong with
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: New car polish by Tempest @ 05/25/16 12:37 PM

Originally Posted By: ReggaemonWhy polish away a new cars clear coat? If the paint looks good I'd just seal it. That's my default reaction. Still trying to learn about all of this stuff. Taking a machine to it isn't firmly on the list, yet. Mazd
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Extended Warranty Requirement by spavel6 @ 05/25/16 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR You bought MBUSA extended warranty ? No - it was one of the companies that calls your house around dinner time.
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: Valvoline Maxlife ATF & Walmart by Prune_Juice @ 05/25/16 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: suptonGot other Walmarts to go into? I've noticed subtle stock differences too in the three that I go into. I suspect all three are closer now, now that the non-super store just got replaced. Sometimes you just have to stock
Racing Oils/Engines/Cars/Teams/Drivers
Jump to new posts Re: F1 - 2016 Monaco Grand Prix by IndyIan @ 05/25/16 12:34 PM

Should be exciting again, lots of teammate quali battles to watch, even if the race isn't always the most interesting. I predict Kvyat will go into the wall at some point, trying to hard to beat Sainz. I wonder where McLaren will end up, hopefully bo
Firearms: Lubes, Cleaners, & Maintenance
Jump to new posts Re: Ghost Gunner by ZeeOSix @ 05/25/16 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: hattZzzzz. You were just belittling another member because they went above and beyond what the law called for to cover their behind but now post a rank about the ATF trying to screw people so you better not do anything to make
OTC and Third Party Oil Additives
Jump to new posts Re: ATF as an engine flush by UltrafanUK @ 05/25/16 12:31 PM

This previous thread about ATF is worth reading: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=729268 ATF contains less detergent additives than most engine oils. The only reason that it might have a cleaning effect is
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Motor oil university 106 by BrocLuno @ 05/25/16 12:31 PM

Yeah, I came to that same conclusion last night as I was drifting off ... I'll work on my strategy some more
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