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#4715212 - 04/03/18 02:03 PM Best $10 you can spend
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
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Loc: Southeast Texas
At BITOG, we all take good care of our vehicles. We likely do a better job overall than 90% of the general driving public.

Hypothetically, whats the best thing you can do for your vehicle with $10 if its, (for example) a 10 year old car or truck with 150,000 miles. Assume its driven normally, in an average climate, 50/50 city highway mix. I am curious about your ideas.

Run some PEA injector cleaner? Add some MMO to the oil? Add the $10 to your oil change and get synthetic instead? Buy a premium oil filter? You tell me...

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#4715231 - 04/03/18 02:26 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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Buy $10 in gas so you can get from point A to point B.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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#4715236 - 04/03/18 02:29 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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Instead of filling up with regular, fill up with premium. Either $10 worth or designate the extra $10 towards the added cost in filling up. Extra detergents in the fuel plus higher octane. In many owner's manuals it states to run at least 87 then in parenthesis it says to research higher octane. Don't have to use it every time but occasionally seems to help.
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#4715238 - 04/03/18 02:30 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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All my vehicles have made it that far. Motor oil, 15k oci with amsoil, 10k oci with any sun or 5k oci any dino. Trans and gear boxes every 50k. Nothing else done. I do fix anything small things as needed. Ive only had one car leave me stranded in 25 years all were run 100-200k. $10, new wipers!
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#4715241 - 04/03/18 02:31 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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Change the brake fluid.
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#4715244 - 04/03/18 02:32 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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$10 Air pressure gauge, check tires once a month. Tires is one of the most important safety feature and fuel saving device on the vehicle.
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#4715249 - 04/03/18 02:36 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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Well I can't really think of anything so I would put this Led Zeppelin bumper sticker on it for 9.99.

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#4715261 - 04/03/18 02:45 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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Put it in your pocket for the next repair. Buy a quality replacement part.

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#4715285 - 04/03/18 03:05 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: Danno]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 1978
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Originally Posted By: Danno
$10 Air pressure gauge, check tires once a month. Tires is one of the most important safety feature and fuel saving device on the vehicle.


This is an excellent suggestion. If you don't already have one, then it's a good idea to get one. I use mine regularly.

This one is just a hair over $10 and is very highly rated.
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#4715326 - 04/03/18 03:57 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: SirTanon]
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Registered: 02/16/09
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a $10 emergency kit.

Flashlight, candle, bottle of water, lighter, matches, knife.

Be Prepared.

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#4715340 - 04/03/18 04:09 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 09/13/02
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Loc: Slinger, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Instead of filling up with regular, fill up with premium. Either $10 worth or designate the extra $10 towards the added cost in filling up. Extra detergents in the fuel plus higher octane. In many owner's manuals it states to run at least 87 then in parenthesis it says to research higher octane. Don't have to use it every time but occasionally seems to help.


You kiddin' me?

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#4715342 - 04/03/18 04:15 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
NormanBuntz Offline


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Put $10 towards a new set of spark plugs.
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#4715355 - 04/03/18 04:28 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: SirTanon]
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Registered: 06/25/15
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: SirTanon
Originally Posted By: Danno
$10 Air pressure gauge, check tires once a month. Tires is one of the most important safety feature and fuel saving device on the vehicle.


This is an excellent suggestion. If you don't already have one, then it's a good idea to get one. I use mine regularly.

This one is just a hair over $10 and is very highly rated.


I typed up a post agreeing with this suggestion earlier, but I guess I didn't actually submit it.
The only thing I don't like about the product mentioned is that it uses coin and button batteries, I have a cheap one I picked up at Ocean State Job Lot that uses AAAs that we always have around. It's a little quirky, but it functions in the end.

Don't forget about temperature when you're filling your tires...I put my summer tires on over the weekend when it was about 50F out and the tire pressures had all dropped about 2 PSI when I went to drive my daughter was to school that night and it was about 30F. You don't need to adjust your pressures hour by hour, of course, but if it's an unusually warm fall day when you pump up your tires and you know it's going to regularly be 50 degrees colder before long it's probably worth giving them a little extra. I only checked that soon because I saw something I didn't like in one of my tires and wanted to make sure it didn't have a slow leak, then I looked at them all because why not.
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#4715361 - 04/03/18 04:40 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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I'd buy 2 quarts of MMO, one for me and one for Donald.
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#4715371 - 04/03/18 05:01 PM Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665]
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Loc: North Carolina
$10 will buy enough TC-W3 to treat ~150 gallons of gas.
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