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Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: The Evolution of Vehicular Needs by sciphi @ 05/23/15 09:18 PM

I'd quite honestly try to stretch the budget to $17-18k if it's at all doable. That will open up a lot more new options. What about a Mitsubishi Mirage?
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Hundreds march at McDonald's HQ over low wages by demarpaint @ 05/23/15 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: BowNisParThere are people who work hard and seek to improve their situation through the fruits of their own labor, and there are people who complain, [censored], whine, and cry until their situation is improved by the fruits of
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: 2016 Camaro... ew by aquariuscsm @ 05/23/15 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: horse123Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm Don't know,but surely not $75,000. You can get a nice 2000+ sq ft house here for that. I don't think you could even get the materials for a 2000sq ft house for that much. Let alone f
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Interesting experience tightening drive belt by Number_35 @ 05/23/15 09:16 PM

I lived with squealies on cold starts & under high electrical load on my '97 MPV for a few months before finally just making time to tighten the alternator belt. (Didn't want to do it at -35 C.) PS belt squealing is much rarer. Glad you got it
Engine Air Filters
Jump to new posts Re: The economics of going with a K&N by OVERKILL @ 05/23/15 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By: EdmondOriginally Posted By: Neely97Originally Posted By: VirtuosoSkip the K&N. You need the filtration capability a good "paper" filter will provide. Totally agree with the suggestion of a restriction gauge. Les
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 5w30 in a spec 5w20 by Clevy @ 05/23/15 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: sds911Clevy When I look at pqia summaries it looks like the last round of 5w20 avg 811 zinc, with 5w30 range being higher (they don't show the avg and I haven't calculated one, but they show a higher range). It may or may not h
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Hundreds march at McDonald's HQ over low wages by BowNisPar @ 05/23/15 09:14 PM

There are people who work hard and seek to improve their situation through the fruits of their own labor, and there are people who complain, [censored], whine, and cry until their situation is improved by the fruits of others' efforts. In this case,
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Jump to new posts Re: What are you listening to right now? by Warstud @ 05/23/15 09:13 PM

Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Interesting experience tightening drive belt by mclasser @ 05/23/15 09:12 PM

I had the PS pump off my Accord today to replace the leaking cover gasket. When I went to put everything back on and tighten up the PS belt, the steering wheel bound up and squealed upon turning and the PS pulley seized up. I thought I tightened the
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: The Evolution of Vehicular Needs by supton @ 05/23/15 09:11 PM

I totally hear you--my Jetta has become my backup car to... two very reliable cars? does not make sense for my case, yet I am not going to start driving my 19mpg truck 30k per year. For me, a cheap well used car would make sense, as I have a good rel
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Hundreds march at McDonald's HQ over low wages by demarpaint @ 05/23/15 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: d00df00dOriginally Posted By: demarpaintWell then it looks like they'll be working for minimum wage, and probably complaining about it. Exactly. And we'll be sitting here whining indignantly rather than grappling with their r
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: 2 OCIs on NAPA Gold filter? by BlueOvalFitter @ 05/23/15 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: AZjeffRecently bought 02 Xterra, 130K, slight leak either RMS or pan gasket. Trying some Maxlife and ATP-205 on my first fill to see if I can slow or stop it. Just hit 3K and going to change oil. Would I be OK leaving the NAPA
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Post your latest oil change by BowNisPar @ 05/23/15 09:05 PM

2015 TaoTao BWS 150 Out Napa 10W-40 In Napa 10W-40 Also did a trans fluid swap with 80w-90 gear oil. 1996 Suburban 454 Out: Maxlife 10w-30, Fram Orange In: Same
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Stuck ignition key/lock help by Blaze @ 05/23/15 09:01 PM

I try those suggestions thanks...I think the tumblers could be messed up. I can pull the key out and spin the outside chrome part of the lock.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 5w30 in a spec 5w20 by BlueOvalFitter @ 05/23/15 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: dothedrew1202sorry for the dead horse, I'm out on my phone so I can't really search. I saw Kendall full syn for 2.99 at my 99 cent store but it was only 5w30. Would you put it in a 5w20 still under warranty? Yes.
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Jump to new posts Re: 1967 Avengers.."you have just been murdered" by GiveMeAVowel @ 05/23/15 08:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Greasymechtechhttp://www.dissolute.com.au/the-avengers-tv-series/cars/# reliant scimitar???? Right ! Thank you Greasymechtech. The history behind the make is also interesting too.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: The Evolution of Vehicular Needs by BowNisPar @ 05/23/15 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: supton40miles a day? 10k per year? I'm not sure the gas savings is there. Just to play devils advocate here. You have a backup vehicle, so can you make by with a lesser (cheaper) car? What kind of commute? all 40 on highway, or
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Post your latest oil change by DavidZ28 @ 05/23/15 08:53 PM

1984 Z28 5.0L H.O. 133,579 mi. Out: QS Defy 10W30, QS5 In: QS Defy 10W30, Puro L34631 2000 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L 240,000 mi. Out: Valvoline Maxlife 10W30, Wix 51040 In: Same
General and Off Topic
Originally Posted By: d00df00dPeople keep coming back to this "not a real job" thing. Okay, let's accept that. These are bad jobs that were never meant to allow someone to make a living. Fine. What do you suggest these people do? Do yo
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Bosch 3312 10k miles by GMBoy @ 05/23/15 08:50 PM

I use those Bosch filters and they are not simply a "basic" filter. They are a decent filter and use a synthetic media. I've been very satisfied with them. Thanks for posting!
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Stuck ignition key/lock help by HerrStig @ 05/23/15 08:49 PM

Is there an ignition interlock which keeps it from starting in gear? Sometimes that linkage can Stick or bind.
Engine Air Filters
Jump to new posts Re: The economics of going with a K&N by brslds @ 05/23/15 08:49 PM

Could you post of a picture of your old filter? Just curious what it looks like in the conditions you drive.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Extended OCI's by Pontual @ 05/23/15 08:48 PM

Planned Obs facts.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Corolla’s by HerrStig @ 05/23/15 08:47 PM

I've driven a couple of Corollas which handled well for a "taller narrower" style car but both had larger wheels and good tires...at least one size up and aspect ratio down. One, with 15 inch wheels had received V6 Camry front brakes as we
Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) - Diesel/Gas Pickups/Trucks/Vans
Jump to new posts Re: dino to synthetic? by Ramblejam @ 05/23/15 08:46 PM

Want to have your mind blown? Check out the official recommendation from Ford, which includes 1997 ("7.5L - All Vehicles"): http://www.ilma.org/resources/chart_oil_recommendations.pdf
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