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Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Is the spin-on filter's days numbered? by MCompact @ 06/21/16 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: funflyer That's going to be very expensive when they do go I did some work on a friends 2010 Prius, including an oil change and his filter cap is still in great shape. He joined the 200K mile club in January. The plastic
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Vehicles that retain quality after 8-10 years by mazdamonky @ 06/21/16 08:58 AM

All of our mazdas feel fine after 10 plus years. Some of them have a clunk or two from bushings that need replaced every 5 years or so, (mazdas seem to be hard on sway bar bushings and end links) but nothing on the interior rattles or creaks. My 2002
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Vehicles that retain quality after 8-10 years by NateDN10 @ 06/21/16 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: JTKNate it sounds/looks like your usage is light given you've only got 100K miles on a 2005 Cobalt. Nothing against Cobalts. I owned a 2007 LS 4dr that I liked a lot, but they are the cheapest of the cheap. Point being, if y
Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) - Diesel/Gas Pickups/Trucks/Vans
Originally Posted By: userfriendlyHow so? 2x0=0, 20x0= 0x40=0 Care to elaborate?
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
I spray my rider with diluted Simple green then power wash it without any issues. Just use the lower powered nozzle and don't point it directely onto the carb intake area.
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Road Force Balancing by LoneRanger @ 06/21/16 08:54 AM

After fitting new rims and a set of Nokian WRG2's several years ago on my Forester, Hunter Road Force balancing cured a [highway speed] steering wheel shimmy that regular spin balancing could not.
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: General Tire Altimax Arctic by John_Conrad @ 06/21/16 08:53 AM

thanks.
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: OTC substitute for Wet Paint Glaze? by RTexasF @ 06/21/16 08:52 AM

I've gone through a lot of money looking for a substitute only to be disappointed. I started ordering by the case more than a decade ago. If you have plenty of the pump up applicators/sprayers then order quarts only. If not then order a case of combo
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: General Tire Altimax Arctic by mikered30 @ 06/21/16 08:52 AM

Date code is stamped on the tire, week and year. I wouldn't buy anything over 2 years old,. Especially if they will only be on your car 4 months of the year. You may have to call and request fresher tires unless there is a notes section in the chec
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: 2016 Honda 1.5 Turbo's... by SeaJay @ 06/21/16 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By: suptonOriginally Posted By: SeaJayWhat is the advantage to purchase a car with a smaller turbo vs. a car with a larger naturally aspirated motor? The smaller turbo motor, when not being flogged, can get higher mpg. Power whe
Detail and Wax
My main details are done spring and fall. Exterior:I use a Buuny-K foam gun w/ Meg's car wash, Nanoskin to clean paint and glass, polish using a Aratari (local auto retailer)polish/glaze, then either Meg's PP 365 or Collinite 845. Tires and wheels
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Vehicles that retain quality after 8-10 years by AirgunSavant @ 06/21/16 08:51 AM

Honda ain't what it used to be. I take great care of my cars but my last Accord Sport 2013 was delivered with super thin paint already chipped and the sloppy dealer scratched several pieces removing the OEM tape etc. Door nicks and so on. The clear c
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Vehicles that retain quality after 8-10 years by MCompact @ 06/21/16 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: JTKNate it sounds/looks like your usage is light given you've only got 100K miles on a 2005 Cobalt. Nothing against Cobalts. I owned a 2007 LS 4dr that I liked a lot, but they are the cheapest of the cheap. Point being, if y
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Going To Florida From The East Coast- Secret Route by racer12306 @ 06/21/16 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: AirgunSavantJust outside of Baltimore I used to hit route 40 on the way home as I have a Hatem Bridge pass. It was 9PM on a Thursday and it was so bad I no longer think 40 is a secret. I used to use route 40 but noticed about 6
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Vehicles that retain quality after 8-10 years by LoneRanger @ 06/21/16 08:49 AM

BMW... also stays looking classy. Something about beemers and 'cedes they age well as far as styling goes. Ten yr old beemer still looks classy.
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: 2007 BMW 335i - Mobil 1 - 3,300mi on oil - UOA by OVERKILL @ 06/21/16 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: UltrafanUK This is an old block, so I would not use a 5w30 as one member suggested, the German Iffylube shops only use Xw40 oils in cars that are out of warranty. Mostly 5 or 10w40 oils from Castrol, Mobil, Shell or Liqui Moly.
Vehicles
Nate it sounds/looks like your usage is light given you've only got 100K miles on a 2005 Cobalt. Nothing against Cobalts. I owned a 2007 LS 4dr that I liked a lot, but they are the cheapest of the cheap. Point being, if you can make one of those
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: 2007 BMW 335i - Mobil 1 - 3,300mi on oil - UOA by OVERKILL @ 06/21/16 08:45 AM

The fuel is the primary driver for viscosity loss, and there is fuel here. Enrichment due to the turbo's is the case and is on any high performance engine with a rich tune, particularly with forced induction. My M5 fuel-diluted like a champion. I wo
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Vibration cause by rsylvstr @ 06/21/16 08:43 AM

Originally Posted By: bbheroDag on man... how many miles on the car?? I feel bad for you. I hope it's not a CVT transmission issue. sorry, that includes a winter set. OEM (junk at 45k) Winter New CS5 Ultra 57k currently.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: no luxurious Dodges by SeaJay @ 06/21/16 08:42 AM

Back in the day, they had a lower end brand, Plymouth.
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: OTC substitute for Wet Paint Glaze? by Vikas @ 06/21/16 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: RTexasFOriginally Posted By: SatinSilverOne of the guys on here started a thread about it on the Accord forum a long time ago. He's very knowledgeable about car detailing and used to do it professionally. Duragloss recently ca
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: Trans fluid color by Donald @ 06/21/16 08:42 AM

If its got 97k miles on the fluid, change it. Color is no real key. Smell is however if it smells burnt.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: 2016 Honda 1.5 Turbo's... by dlayman @ 06/21/16 08:41 AM

A lot of drivers of the 10th gen civic are already reporting the VTC actuator problem that has afflicted the Accord and CRV, so I'd have some concerns about the durability of either the turbo or the NA motor.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Vehicles that retain quality after 8-10 years by OVERKILL @ 06/21/16 08:39 AM

My wife's Charger still feels tight and is rattle free, however the Dodge interior (dash and door panels) of the era takes away from that somewhat, as it looks/feels cheap. It just had a new steering rack installed, and has needed tie-rod ends duri
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: Road Force Balancing by rsylvstr @ 06/21/16 08:39 AM

great, thanks. looking for the same answers. the Hunter site isn't that great. Looking around 13440 and 13501 and I see there is a StraightTrak icon for dealers, but doesn't say much about it. Is that different than others? Car doesn't wander or a
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