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Computers
Originally Posted By: mk378Originally Posted By: mk378 However, if you use Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. cloud based service, the files you share from one computer go to the Internet and then back to the other computer. Verizon will charge you (twice!
Boat/PWC Lubrication
Jump to new posts Re: Bought a new Pontoon Boat by Sierra048 @ 09/22/17 08:59 AM

Thanks everyone. So I'll plan on the 20 hour service to be done by the dealership. I started a thread in the electronics forum looking for advice and ideas on the radio/speakers that seem to be a little lacking in some way. I've researched battery sw
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. by Boss302fan @ 09/22/17 08:58 AM

Its weird that Subaru uses 0W20 in the new 2.5's and in my new 2018 Outback 3.6R they recommend a 5W30. All these engines seem to be very durable and we all should follow what Subie says... LOL. I will most likely stick to the recommended 6K OCI in m
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
Jump to new posts Re: Well that was a surprise! by AMC @ 09/22/17 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: eljefinoI've had bad gas that looks like Mountain Dew. Chemistry is weird! I am currently fixing my father in law's generator that he left half full of un-treated e-10 gas. Siphoning the old gas out into a bucket was interes
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Doing the parts guys homework. by JDJ @ 09/22/17 08:57 AM

Ya know.. back about 10+ years ago I worked at Autozone... back then we had the computers, yes, but we also had paper catalogs up the wazoo, and binders full of part number cross references. We used them. Tractor parts? Let's see what matches up..
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 2006 Honda Civic Oil and Filter Change by dubber09 @ 09/22/17 08:56 AM

IIRC, Germans started using synth oil on their planes during WWII; that oil wasn't cheap or easy to produce and planes had chances of not coming back either, but they still used the oil in the engines, why? I bet engines lasted a fair bit longer and
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: 2017 Subaru 2.5 0w20 oil. by bluesubie @ 09/22/17 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: WolverineSamThanks Bluesubie. I appreciate the advice. I looked at that when I ordered, and almost bought that instead. I went with the SS because of the raves it gets in various car forums. I might go OE direction next chang
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Toyota Oil Filter Question by kschachn @ 09/22/17 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnsonA great idea looking at some facts before acting on impulse. Maybe even a UOA would supply some good data for the future. What parameter of a standard UOA would you look at to get good data?
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Toyota Oil Filter Question by goodtimes @ 09/22/17 08:51 AM

Very familiar with maintaining that engine. Toyota filters like the D1 have about twice as much media as most others, it will be fine. Of all the many filters I used on that engine the Toyota worked best. Some others had start up rattle as the filter
Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
Jump to new posts Re: Done with NAPA by Miller88 @ 09/22/17 08:48 AM

Originally Posted By: jeepman3071Originally Posted By: Miller88They cost me an engine. I won't go to napa for anything! What happened? Defective intake manifold caused a 60K mile engine to eat a bunch of stuff that didn't agree with it.
Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Failure Analysis: Toyota V6 Timing Belt Failure by ARCOgraphite @ 09/22/17 08:48 AM

Idler took out water pump. Water pump was collateral damage.
Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnsonSeems like a lot of money to be spending on a car your not going to be keeping that much longer. The Struts on my 2004 Corolla S held up just fine to 102,000. I figure its set for another 100,000K at least. I repl
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: 2017 Winter Tire Tests by Miller88 @ 09/22/17 08:47 AM

Originally Posted By: suptonOriginally Posted By: Miller88Originally Posted By: MCompactMy 1999 Wrangler is running BFG All-Terrain KOs; in all but the deepest snow I rarely engage four wheel drive... Mud tires and an automatic locker, here . It's
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
Jump to new posts Re: All New New Honda Goldwing for 2018 by Quattro Pete @ 09/22/17 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: sunruhall that tech and yet a dial speedo and dial tach I actually prefer analog speedo and tach, as long as they're legible. I would think you can display speed on the center screen as well.
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Auto Parts store pay by Mr Nice @ 09/22/17 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Merkava_4Originally Posted By: mightymousetechWhen people shop solely on prices, this is what happens. With the prices they charge for oil, you'd think they could afford to pay the employees better. As long as people are wi
Lawn Mower and Small Engine
There are modified fuel caps available for the Yamaha that allows for auxiliary fuel supply that's gravity feed. Gravity never fails. Fuel pumps occasionally do. Simplicity does have it's advantages. http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!B+lyuJwBWk~$(KGrHqV,!
Motorcycles and Motorcycle Lubrication
Jump to new posts Re: All New New Honda Goldwing for 2018 by ARCOgraphite @ 09/22/17 08:45 AM

Find a crashed one and put the motor in a VW Bug - Its a two wheeled car. Not my idea of fun. Instrument panel looks like it was lifted from parts bin cheap civic or accord. for longish pleasure journeys I'll take a vintage 4 wheeled cabri
Tires & Wheels
Jump to new posts Re: 2017 Winter Tire Tests by Virtus_Probi @ 09/22/17 08:44 AM

I'm waiting as long as possible to put my R2s on, picked them up in the early spring when a local shop put them on sale. Temperature unexpectedly (at least for me) shot up over twenty degrees the day after I had them mounted and I got to experience t
Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: My 08 Mazda6; Inside cabin whining noise by miden851 @ 09/22/17 08:44 AM

Yeah it was the pump, on the way out; I'd replace it now then be stranded on the road next; no silicone, just a reflection from gas; everything went smoothly except for the screws that hold the flange and the pump secured; they were rusty and very so
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: 10,000 OCI with stock Toyota cartridge filter?? by goodtimes @ 09/22/17 08:43 AM

commented on wrong thread
Engine Air Filters
Jump to new posts Re: AEM by pbm @ 09/22/17 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: rroundsOriginally Posted By: pbm I plan on washing the AEM approx. every 15 or 20K. You need to get one of these and know when to clean your filter https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-24801...s=filter+minder Clean the filter whe
Engine Air Filters
Jump to new posts Re: PCV/Crankcase breather by meborder @ 09/22/17 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: LinctexLook for the ability to filter the air. These look very well made: something along these lines is what I was looking for, but I couldn't find anything with a 3/4" inlet that would fit the grommet. the buil
Computers
Originally Posted By: mk378 However, if you use Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. cloud based service, the files you share from one computer go to the Internet and then back to the other computer. Verizon will charge you (twice!) for the size of those fil
European and Import Motor Oils
Jump to new posts Re: VW is specifying a 504 oil for the V6 Atlas by motech @ 09/22/17 08:37 AM

And to add to the misinformation, there's a sticker under the hood that says "Use only oil that expressly complies with VW 502.00". The folks who pull together the user's manual should speak to the sticker people.
Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Favorite cooling system bleed method? by Tman220 @ 09/22/17 08:36 AM

I would love to pick up an air lift, but until then, on vehicles I am able, I fill the engine from the thermostat housing, install the stat and continue filling from the radiator or recovery tank depending on vehicle. On vehicles that don't allow fi
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