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Best $10 you can spend #4715212
04/03/18 02:03 PM
04/03/18 02:03 PM
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Southeast Texas
gfh77665 Offline OP
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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...

Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715231
04/03/18 02:26 PM
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Wolf359 Online content
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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_oil

Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715236
04/03/18 02:29 PM
04/03/18 02:29 PM
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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.

Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715238
04/03/18 02:30 PM
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Central Coast California
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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!


1994 Ford Crown Vic 207k-Frankenbrew 0w20,30,40!
2005 Chevy 1500 Crewcab 4X4 180k-BC 0w30 $2/qt
2016 Outback 2.5 Limited 60k-shop brand?
Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715241
04/03/18 02:31 PM
04/03/18 02:31 PM
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Posts: 268
Bucks, PA
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Bucks, PA
Change the brake fluid.


03 Corvette Z06
-Amsoil 5w-30 SS
07 Honda Accord 2.4L
-Amsoil 5w-20 SS
16 Suburban 5.3L
-M1 0w-20, XG10575
18 4Runner TRD Off Road
- Factory Fill
Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715244
04/03/18 02:32 PM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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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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Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715249
04/03/18 02:36 PM
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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.

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

Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: Danno] #4715285
04/03/18 03:05 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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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.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 263,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 58,000mi
Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: SirTanon] #4715326
04/03/18 03:57 PM
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a $10 emergency kit.

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

Be Prepared.

Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: SatinSilver] #4715340
04/03/18 04:09 PM
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Slinger, Wisconsin
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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?

Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715342
04/03/18 04:15 PM
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Outer Banks, NC
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Put $10 towards a new set of spark plugs.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: SirTanon] #4715355
04/03/18 04:28 PM
04/03/18 04:28 PM
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New England
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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.


2014 Forester XT, 90000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715361
04/03/18 04:40 PM
04/03/18 04:40 PM
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Middlesex County CT
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I'd buy 2 quarts of MMO, one for me and one for Donald.


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: Best $10 you can spend [Re: gfh77665] #4715371
04/03/18 05:01 PM
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
$10 will buy enough TC-W3 to treat ~150 gallons of gas.


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