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What did you do to your car today? #4517414
09/15/17 08:08 PM
09/15/17 08:08 PM
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Ohio
L_Sludger Offline OP
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Ohio
Today I replaced the lower control arms and the left front drive axle on my fixer upper Avalon. The handling is enormously improved but it needs an alignment. Tomorrow I'll eyeball the toe and adjust the tie rods.

What did you do to your car today?


too many cars and oil combinations to list in 150 characters or less
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517417
09/15/17 08:11 PM
09/15/17 08:11 PM
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dave123 Offline
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I put fuel in it and it ran exactly the same as before.

Last edited by dave123; 09/15/17 08:12 PM.
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: dave123] #4517420
09/15/17 08:11 PM
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Ohio
L_Sludger Offline OP
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Ohio
Originally Posted By: dave123
I put fuel in it.

That counts for something. Fuel costs a lot these days (almost 3 bucks in northern KY) But I meant something within the scope of this forum subsection; mech/maintenance work


too many cars and oil combinations to list in 150 characters or less
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517426
09/15/17 08:14 PM
09/15/17 08:14 PM
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Vienna, VA
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Vienna, VA
I replaced the gauge cluster bulbs with LEDs and cut and spliced resistors and LEDs in place of the bulbs for the ignition keyring circle and the 12v socket circle. Did them in red. Gauge cluster in true white. Took the mr2 into the 21st century for sure.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517437
09/15/17 08:27 PM
09/15/17 08:27 PM
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Northern Illinois
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Northern Illinois
Ac compressor clutch in my 1981 Kenworth ,coil in clutch was not energizing ,ice cold now wa-hoo


1981 Kenworth 1984 International 1996 chevy pickup 2000 GMC, skid steer ,2000 goergie boy motorhome 36f, 2006 Mustang GT Convertable
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517446
09/15/17 08:37 PM
09/15/17 08:37 PM
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West Ma.
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West Ma.
Tuesday I put in a nice clean air filter...I think the previous one was a motorcraft about 2 years old...





Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive185k miles
Last Change;
50/50 QSUD, QSHM. 5w30
Fram XG8A, Fram CA8141

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517447
09/15/17 08:37 PM
09/15/17 08:37 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
I have one good look at my Jeep and mentally threw daggers at it.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517451
09/15/17 08:45 PM
09/15/17 08:45 PM
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California
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California
I dropped my truck off at a local shop. No idea what's wrong with it, it's running super-rich, surging, and occasionally stalling. It's an old truck, 94 Dodge Ram, and I've only had it a few months. I've already done several repairs on it, and I'm getting tired of it. It has a utility bed and a rack, and would make a great work truck if it would run right for more than a few days.


Experts are often wrong, but rarely in doubt.
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517458
09/15/17 09:02 PM
09/15/17 09:02 PM
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ME
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ME
Cabin filter, wiper blades, and a coat of paint on my soon-to-be snow tire rims.

Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517459
09/15/17 09:03 PM
09/15/17 09:03 PM
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Minnesota
2010Civic Offline
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Minnesota
Gave my car a nice wash. I love a clean car!


2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Napa Gold oil filter
59,992 miles
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: rollinpete] #4517471
09/15/17 09:39 PM
09/15/17 09:39 PM
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Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Tuesday I put in a nice clean air filter...I think the previous one was a motorcraft about 2 years old...


Always nice to see a well maintained older Explorer.

Looks like yours might be Willow Green? I had a Willow Green inside and out 1995 Sport...loved that truck and still miss it...rust ate it up bad, it was from Pittsburgh.


2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 Auto 2WD | 224K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 Manual 4X4 | 200K miles
1994 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0 V6 Auto 4X4 | 246K miles
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517473
09/15/17 09:41 PM
09/15/17 09:41 PM
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Posts: 36,602
Great Lakes
Quattro Pete Offline
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Great Lakes
Quote:
What did you do to your car today?

I added one more scratch over the fender by carelessly rubbing a propane tank against it.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4517490
09/15/17 10:10 PM
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Virginia
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Virginia
Supposed to be positive stuff not negative stuff Quattro Pete smile


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517491
09/15/17 10:11 PM
09/15/17 10:11 PM
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California
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California
Drove it 200 miles. Tomorrow I'll be replacing a crankshaft pulley, crankshaft seal, coolant and belts on a Nissan Frontier.

Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger] #4517492
09/15/17 10:14 PM
09/15/17 10:14 PM
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Outer Banks, NC
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Outer Banks, NC
I drove 290 miles from Jackson Hole, WY to Casper, WY. And I got ticked off once more that regular gasoline is not 87 octane. Regular in these high altitude states is 85 octane, apparently not suitable for most NEW vehicles. The mid-grade is plus 30 cents a gallon. Another rip off by big oil in this part of the USA.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
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