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Automotive General Topics
I usually have a couple of large cans of beer in the car that could be used as extinguishers at a pinch. Must get some big red labels for them.
Automotive General Topics
Originally Posted By: dishdudeOh big time, a lot of car fires are due to the high pressure line blowing and PS fluid hitting the exhaust manifold. My Taurus had a rusty low pressure line and it would get air in it and in parking lots it would pop t
Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Which Parts Dept is telling me the Truth? by Trav @ 05/19/17 07:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Johnny2BadOriginally Posted By: GeboTrav, How does your google work better than my google? LOL ... (snip) ... Google does not serve the same results pages to every user; in fact they generally serve unique pages to unique us
General and Off Topic
I always turn off my well pump when I'm away. Too many risky pipes, hoses and fittings. I know you indicated you wanted to DIY. Use your shop vac like crazy, get a dehumidifier, and run it 24/7. Your air conditioning system can also remove moistu
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Question about flow (sprinklers not oil!) by Cujet @ 05/19/17 07:30 AM

My guess: Higher flowing nozzles will reduce system pressure and reduce the leak rate. Shorter cycle time AND lower pressure should reduce your losses. But, just a guess.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: BMW Certified, or Lower mileage? by rooflessVW @ 05/19/17 07:29 AM

Another thing you can do is have a helpful BMW service advisor look up the warranty repair history of both cars. All they'll need is the last 7 of the VIN. The newer car could be a lemon with a laundry list of repairs, while the older one may be a s
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: BMW Certified, or Lower mileage? by JHZR2 @ 05/19/17 07:29 AM

Given the age and mileage, can he buy an extended warranty for the second one? Various dealers sell them competitively online. Bmw warranty only. Id want to set the terms of sale on the ability to get it.
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
For an engine that has just been apart, (at least the head) that looks excellent. It's good to hear the work went well and it's running well. I have confidence the UOA results will improve over time. How's the oil consumption?
Aviation
Jump to new posts Re: What it's like to fly an airliner. by Astro14 @ 05/19/17 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By: DeepFriarYou have a great corner "office" sir! Thanks! I'm very fond of it. Took nearly 20 years with United to get to that office...and while the airplane itself is old tech in the cockpit, it still has great pe
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Jump to new posts Re: BMW Certified, or Lower mileage? by d00df00d @ 05/19/17 07:24 AM

Can $3k buy an aftermarket warranty that's as good as BMW CPO? I'd be surprised. Seems like a good idea on paper, but the devil is in the details -- deductibles, parts replaced with same-mileage used ones, etc.
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
According to the Lubeguard chart red is the recommended with platinum as a second alternative in that unit (RE4F03A), you can download a copy from their website. I would do a line off fluid exchange with new filter (if applicable), the issue you are
Automotive Lighting
Jump to new posts Re: Wiring driving lights by SHOZ @ 05/19/17 07:22 AM

My Hyundais use a ground from the OE switch to operate the lights. From the factory the fog light ground (I use them for driving lights) will only work with the low beams on. I rigged it so they can be switched on anytime the key is on. The new re
Automotive General Topics
Originally Posted By: gfh77665What an annoying guy that was filming. Yeah, the old guy with the RV did make a mistake, and it costs himself a tire. A whole tire. He can get a used one for $40 at a independent shop. BFD. I "like" how the g
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
I have this same engine/tranny combo in my 2016 Escape so I've read the whole thread with interest. I think you did very well at <$1500 total....it shows how easily a person without knowledge can be separated from their cash. I also hate the who
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: Brembo's UV Coated Rotors by Ducked @ 05/19/17 07:19 AM

Why UV? Doesn't seem likely that ultraviolet radiation has anything to do with it. I saw a mention somewhere recently of a paint for DIY use on brake disks, which surprised me a bit since I'd have thought it would be difficult to avoid affecting the
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: FRAM extraguard really is garbage - check this out by MrQuackers @ 05/19/17 07:19 AM

I love Fram. I'll take a case of XG3614. Thanks
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: BMW Certified, or Lower mileage? by kam327 @ 05/19/17 07:16 AM

Can't you get an aftermarket extended warranty on the low-mileage one for less than $3k? If so you'd have the protection of an extended warranty plus low mileage for the same price of the CPO.
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: Debris in brake fluid from brake caliper by Ducked @ 05/19/17 07:13 AM

Well, yeh. But as first-squirt expelled brake fluid goes, that's pretty shiny.
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Soundgardens.. Chris Cornell Dies by bmwpowere36m3 @ 05/19/17 07:12 AM

Could be autoerotic asphyxiation gone wrong... aka Kill Bill most recently.
Engine Air Filters
We actually talked about those in another thread
Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
Your problem definitely read like a stuck brake issue- glad to hear that you've found it, and thanks for posting back with the resolution.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Dexos 1 Gen 2 question??? by Virtus_Probi @ 05/19/17 07:04 AM

Originally Posted By: TiredTruckerJust because a specification is getting superseded by a new one, your vehicle was built under the Gen 1. Just use any 'ol dexos1 oil and ignore what GM is up to. Some of us have never used a "approved" d
Engine Oil Filters
Originally Posted By: LubenerNot responding because the situation is likely phoney and he cut the section out with a razor. I have to say I agree. My first clue was the wording in his subject line, people generally post such a sensational title when
ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
Jump to new posts Re: You a 1/2 ton, 3/4, or 1 ton pickup owner by Alex_V @ 05/19/17 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: leje0306Yes. Amsoil SVG X2. Just changed it in my '85 C3500, and going from conventional 85w140 to Severe Gear 75w110 I think I gained 15 horsepower! It may be expensive, but still cheaper than any repairs on an axle.
Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
Jump to new posts Re: 2015 Mk7 GTI/ Mobil 1/ 0w40/9k OCI/47k mi by swaggerwagon @ 05/19/17 07:02 AM

Interesting how much make up oil was needed, I know my FSI needs 1QT every 2k and its at 160K miles. Curious about running Motul and LM
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