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Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Thinking about trading my car. What do you think? by OneEyeJack @ 09/14/14 03:11 PM

The transmission problems are no secret and would be reflected in the resale value when the warranty expires. Many cars today are a risk to own past the factory warranty. It's just something to consider when choosing a new car and especially true if
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Car and Driver Lightning Lap VIII! by splinter @ 09/14/14 03:11 PM

To the ringer rubber naysayers, thatís almost always the best ROI for slicing down lap times in my experience. Nothing prohibiting other manufacturers from specifying and fitting high-end/low TWR consumables for their 'sporty' offerings, too.
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Generator choke problem by Kestas @ 09/14/14 03:06 PM

Last weekend I had to dig out my generator for the power outage. It's a Homelite LR-4400. It started up right from the get-go and ran fine, but the moment I set the choke from "start" to "run" it would stall out. So I ran the 2
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Ford Edge - opinions? by earlyre @ 09/14/14 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris142I believe that it uses the same variable displacement a/c compressor as the Ford 500. Nothing but trouble from those. only on models pre-2008, an anything newer they changed to a different unit.
Computers
Jump to new posts Re: DSL modem? by ZeeOSix @ 09/14/14 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: damanOriginally Posted By: ZeeOSixOriginally Posted By: damanAny big differences when it comes to modems?, my AT&T modem is going south I believe because I have to restart it all the time so pages load right and was wonderin
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
Jump to new posts Re: 15$ rebate on mobile 1 oil by IntegraVT @ 09/14/14 03:00 PM

That's weird list of participating retailers... I figured New Jersey Auto Parts would be close; but they're actually in Miami. Oh well.
Vehicles
Although Honda had issues with some of its transmissions a decade ago, its offering in this class (CR-V) never seemed to suffer durability problems with its transmissions, and the 2014 CR-V uses a conventional engine (that's as solid as they come, a
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: "New" 2004 Subaru Outback 4cyl? by Trav @ 09/14/14 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Concours14Sub frame? No thanks. A car is pretty far down the road if it needs all that. I see them talking about an AWD Fuse. Does that (or lack of it) turn the car into a two wheel drive? Thanks for the replies, all. I'm takin
General and Off Topic
I reroofed my garage - again, myself - 22 years ago. Back then I opted for 25-yr three tab shingles, instead of the 20-yr shingles. Still looking good.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: station wagon vs small suv by Hokiefyd @ 09/14/14 02:53 PM

Did you get a '14 or a '15? You will LOVE the MDX. My folks have a '14 Advance. What a great vehicle. The SH-AWD turns a 4,500 pound SUV into a real dancer. Enjoy.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Taurus Police Package--any updates on durability? by synthetic_crazy @ 09/14/14 02:52 PM

Since the new Taurus Police Packages have been on the roads for a few months now, have any of you heard how they are holding up? (I realize most probably have less than 100k miles) I am curious about their durability in terms of the FWD/AWD drive-tra
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Ford Edge - opinions? by Chris142 @ 09/14/14 02:48 PM

I believe that it uses the same variable displacement a/c compressor as the Ford 500. Nothing but trouble from those.
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Car and Driver Lightning Lap VIII! by DoubleWasp @ 09/14/14 02:45 PM

The Ford engineers are dealing with significantly higher body weight in the GT500, as well as the fact that it is not a dedicated sportscar. Room for improvement? Probably. But will it tromp a dedicated sportscar chassis? Probably not. The current
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: DIY snowblower impeller enhancer.. by JTK @ 09/14/14 02:43 PM

Yep, thank you Jeepman. Mine is not as pretty as Jeepman's, but essentially looks the same. The MTD impeller is a bit different, with the long side of the rectangular shape parallel with the auger. My ~15yr/old MTD is a rusty mess as well. I'll
Detail and Wax
Jump to new posts Re: Film on the inside of car windows. by Drew99GT @ 09/14/14 02:36 PM

My 94 gets the film as well. I don't think it has anything to do with off gasing of interior plastics; like I said, it's simply dirt in the air that lands on the windows and or residue left over from atmospheric or human induced water vapor that con
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
Jump to new posts Re: 15$ rebate on mobile 1 oil by 01_celica_gt @ 09/14/14 02:28 PM

isn't Mobil 1 pretty good about rebates? that's what I remember from what I have read.
Used Oil Analysis - Motorcycle
Jump to new posts Re: Motul 300V 10W40 double ester, 2012 V-Strom 650 by LoneRanger @ 09/14/14 02:25 PM

The shifting has improved markedly. I did do a flush fill, i.e. pre-mature dump and re-fill with new filter in order to reduce the residual amount oil of the previous brand suspended in the new oil. Now, w/ the Silkolene's chemistry settled in @ 15
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Ford Edge - opinions? by Dave Sherman @ 09/14/14 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: beast3300My friend has a AWD Edge and it is a dookietrain. I wouldn't suggest one. Perhaps the FWD ones are better? Sorry, but I'm not familiar with the term "dookietrain". Could you elaborate, please? I take it
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Frankenjug 5qt by CATERHAM @ 09/14/14 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Apollo14Originally Posted By: ShannowWhen they install systems that cut the power of the engine to ensure that they don't get into excessive and adverse wear from oil that's excessiveley thinned due to work, I trust that they ar
Used Oil Analysis - Motorcycle
Jump to new posts Re: Motul 300V 10W40 double ester, 2012 V-Strom 650 by CentAmDL650 @ 09/14/14 02:13 PM

From what I'm seeing in the SAE J300 APR2013 publication that Mr. Shannow gave the link to, an SAE 40 grade @ 100įC is supposed to be in the range of 12.5 - 16.3 cSt. If we look back at the VOA on this 300V 10W40 4T double ester, Blackstone stated i
European and Import Motor Oils
Jump to new posts Re: Euro Oil.....Why? by fdcg27 @ 09/14/14 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: chrisriYou are both right to a point. First it's not true that 20w50 was recommended to mid 90s, that was in 70s and good part of 80s. I'm not that young to not know what was recommended in 90s. I discussed this with my dad (gu
Photo Section
Jump to new posts Re: OMG by The_Eric @ 09/14/14 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Quattro PeteOriginally Posted By: The_EricQuattro Pete- nice table! Do you have any pictures of your cues? (I'm a sucker for a simple, elegant handmade cue) Thanks. My cues are nothing special. They were part of a starter set
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Ford Edge - opinions? by beast3300 @ 09/14/14 02:05 PM

My friend has a AWD Edge and it is a dookietrain. I wouldn't suggest one. Perhaps the FWD ones are better?
Oil Additives
Jump to new posts Re: Small Particle MoS2 Settling Time by jrustles @ 09/14/14 01:55 PM

So, in the real world, what role do dispersants (eg PIBS) play in agglomeration and precipitation of colloidal MoS2?
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: station wagon vs small suv by Quattro Pete @ 09/14/14 01:52 PM

Congrats! By I have to wonder, if you were looking at RDX, then why weren't you looking at a Q5 instead of Allroad?
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