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Douglas Tires anyone?
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Cummins QSB oil viscosity recommendations
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Easy walking
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Rain-x Wiper Blades
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Lubrication of Chop Saws
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Oil-change confusion
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2018 Ford Focus Titanium OCI
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Dexron IV same as Dextrol III ?
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What fluids does everyone use in there Sportsmans.
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Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
11/17/18 04:50 PM
I think other than the API starburst ksch means it meets those specs as noted in THEIR literature but has no real certs to prove it does.
I think that is the jist of it.
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Used Oil Analysis - Gasoline
11/17/18 04:50 PM
Did buy of Caravan at 3k over phone with salesman saying it is getting oil change now as we speak . Picked up seen oil change sticker and drove home. Looked at sticker later on and noticed it was to changed in 6 months or 21000 miles so I knew I was lied to. I just ran to 4500 miles it dropped a quart so I changed it. Knowing it was factory oil I didn't worry about it. Such a good deal so why get stressed over an oil change on a demo.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
11/17/18 04:49 PM
The Latitudes are good, but dang they are expensive.

Don't get that much severe Winter weather down here in NC, so I just buy their Weatherbeater line. I can buy them at RuralKing for $6.49 each. Have a set on my Olds that's slightly over two years old still getting the job done.
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11/17/18 04:49 PM
Originally Posted by dave123
Vodka it makes everything better.
Gaack!! likewise Ta-kill-yah. Appleton's or any dark rum, cognac, brandy etc is what I would use. Maybe Speyburn 10 yr old.
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Lawn Mower and Small Engine
11/17/18 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by dblshock
15/40 no problem more protection from a 15 base and when has anyone seen a storm @-25F? -10F? even 10F? anyway? never, maybe a day later but well after cleanup is complete.

Well there is no such thing as a "15 base" and it does snow here in the Great Lakes down to 0F or even below.

I think I'll keep using 0W-30 in my old snow thrower as I've been doing for nearly 20 years. It seems to work fine.
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General and Off Topic
11/17/18 04:43 PM
I didn't know this. My phone came with a weather app but it was always wrong.I downloaded the AccuWeather app and its usually correct.
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Product Rebates, Sales and Promotions
11/17/18 04:40 PM
It's been that price for awhile, at least since late August. Not that there's anything wrong with it.
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Automotive Electrical
11/17/18 04:38 PM
The old battery has a broken bar between the cells and one of the posts.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
11/17/18 04:36 PM
Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by bbhero
Well... 248kiles... And no issues with mine like that... Maybe something happened here... And it could possibly be something other than a part failure. Not saying that is the case in this instance. But it could be..

Agreed. I tried searching on the Altima forums and did not find anything. My parts guy also msaid he keeps multiple pairs in stock and sells them quite regularly, so...

Nice you could do that for them, you saved them a lot of money. If the parts dept is carrying multiple pairs then its a common failure without a doubt.
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Tires & Wheels
11/17/18 04:36 PM
I have a set of the Douglas all season installed on my pickup for almost two years, and have had no problems. Made in USA by Goodyear.

I was worried about wet traction because I don't like spinning like a top, or going sideways down a road. Working just fine on wet roads so far.
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Heavy Duty Engine Oil (HDEO) - Diesel Vehicles
11/17/18 04:35 PM
My friend runs a hot shot business with a truck like yours. He says the 5w40 is the way to go.
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Mechanical/Maintenance Forum
11/17/18 04:31 PM
If I have my mechanic's shop change my oil I bring my own oil & filter, he doesn't care. Recently he charged $31 labor for the oil change but only $20 to balance and properly rotate the tires on our 2005 Explorer, one charge balanced out the other. Other times he's charged $16 labor for the oil change and other times he's charged $15 for a tire rotation and oil change. I can't complain because over the years he's done quality at very reasonable prices. He's also done work like tire rotations and didn't charge me. Recently he fixed an over $3,000 wiring harness problem on my 1996 Contour for $260 because he used his skills and looked beyond just replacing a very rare complete engine wiring harness. Over all I come out way ahead.

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Lawn Mower and Small Engine
11/17/18 04:30 PM
My way of thinking is that a snow blower has to be able to handle the end of driveway (EOD) plow mess without bogging down too much. If it handles that for you, then it’ll handle the rest of the virgin snow on your property with ease.

So with that in mind I’d recommend anything from the Ariens Deluxe line and upward. Good power and the only frill is “power steering”. Starts at around $1,000 I believe. I have an Ariens Deluxe 28 since around 2011. It does the EOD mess and also about 60 extra feet along the curb all covered with plowed snow with no trouble.

Here’s a BITOG type site but for snow blowers. You can get a lot of info there:
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Tires & Wheels
11/17/18 04:29 PM
This truck has never ridden so poorly so I guess these tires hardened up or something.
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Consumer Electronics
11/17/18 04:26 PM
Going off topic a bit...

I still have this classic from my youth. It was fun listening to radio from around the world. I also did HAM radio back in the 70's, but never went beyond my novice status and morse code on a Heathkit.
[Linked Image]

Thanks for starting this thread!
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General and Off Topic
11/17/18 04:25 PM

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11/17/18 04:20 PM
I hear those things are like catnip to a Tasmanian Devil. smile
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General and Off Topic
11/17/18 04:19 PM
Originally Posted by CT8
More fun when nekkid.
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General and Off Topic
11/17/18 04:17 PM
What I'd like to see is the highest mileage car with no engine rebuilds whatsoever. Once an engine needs a rebuild imo it's no longer the original car with the original mileage,after all,the engine is the "heart" of the car. I remember people in the 80s driving pos cars that started knocking way before 100,000 miles. To me,that's when the car is toast and no longer its "original miles".
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Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel
11/17/18 04:15 PM
Id blend a few gallons of 93 in, then drive easy until you fill it. Cheaper, easier than driving all over looking for it, and gets the car warm too.
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Tires & Wheels
11/17/18 04:11 PM
Thanks Barry. What about balancing? When you feel a vibration or every X thousand miles as preventative maintenance?
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General and Off Topic
11/17/18 04:11 PM
"Re: Does a plastic gallon of milk contain more than a gallon? "

It can - it can contain more or less than a gallon depending on it "shape"
You can easily PUT a gallon of milk in a gallon jug (with room to spare)
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ATF, Differential, Trans, Brakes, P/S
11/17/18 04:04 PM
Originally Posted by leroyd92
I'm crossed between running full synthetic atf in an original AT.

The last few time I added full synthetic oil to an old engine or trans I got bad leaks.
The pan gasket is seeping right now, but it hasn't been touched for many years.

What are your thoughts?

Btw, the TH400 has under 70k on it

Drop the pan, change the filter and the gasket. Put extra magnet in the bottom corner of the pan. Refill with Dex III and be on your way. Use HM Dex if you want. It'll be fine smile
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Firearms: Lubes, Cleaners, & Maintenance
11/17/18 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by eljefino
I will add that yes you should cooperate with police and disclose as required BUT keep your fool mouth closed when it comes to intent, what are you doing here, where are you going, beyond "I am a traveller passing through." Don't give in to fishing and if you start quoting laws by chapter the cop may start looking to mess with you or at least delay you for a bit.

The ones who respect the disclosure, locked box in trunk etc aren't the ones you want to worry about. They can tell from your mechanical (locked up) compliance you respect the law. It's the ones that start off looking to be your buddy then turn sour that you should worry about, and you can spot them after you've answered 5-6 questions in a minute or two.

I appreciate the effort to be 100% compliant to demonstrate to a state that has a hostile environment so that they won't trap you, but quoting law and verse is better saved for the courtroom. The less you say roadside, the better. "I am a traveller, passing through."

"Do you have any firearms?" "Nope."
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11/17/18 04:02 PM
Another reason I want a Vette is because of their rarity. Not that C5s are rare in that they demand a high selling price, that's not the case. I mean rare as in I don't see them on the streets every day like I do Mustangs, Camaros, and Challengers...I can't drive anywhere without seeing these cars everywhere! They're as common as a penny...
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