Recent content by Big Jim

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    Has anyone ever tried any Eagle One products?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SLCraig</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I love their spray on wax. EagleOne makes quality low cost...
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    When to wax a new car?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: johnsmellsalot</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would wait a month for the paint to cure. After that, I would clay bar it and then wax it. I like Nu Finish and Turtle Wax Ice paste wax. </div></div> It is not likely...
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    Measuring Tread Depth

    The most charitable thing I could say is that they were misguided. I"ll leave it at that.
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    Measuring Tread Depth

    My issue is that they were measuring it wrong, whatever the motivation may have been. How to properly measure the remaining tread is a separate issue from when a tire should be replaced. Maybe you like others making your decisions for you. I don't.
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    Measuring Tread Depth

    Research Results I was hoping to find a definite answer either from a tire manufacture or from a government source. When could not, I inquired of the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, and obtained a definite answer for California. It is in the California Vehicle Code. Section 27465...
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    Measuring Tread Depth

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mshu7</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sounds like the service manager and technician are trying to pull one over on you. Here's what TireRack.com has to say: <a...
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    Measuring Tread Depth

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: CapriRacer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Big Jim, No, there hasn't been a change. However, there has been a series of bulletins coming out that recommend that tires be replaced at 4/32nds for wet traction purposes -...
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    Measuring Tread Depth

    This is a question for anyone actively involved in the tire industry. Has there been a change over the last few years on how to measure tread depth? I ask because a service manager and one of his technicians told me today that the correct way to measure tread depth is from the top of the...
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    Magnefine Transmission Filter

    I'm looking for some insight about these in-line filters. I have seen these filters installed, especially after transmission repairs so I'm somewhat familiar with them. I have heard recently that they are intended to be disassembled and cleaned rather than replaced, as shown with the...
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    Motorcraft Synthetic GL-4

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: exranger06</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I was on the Motorcraft website, and stumbled upon this: <a href="http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/Main/product.asp?product=Full Synthetic Manual Transmission...
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    Motorcraft vs. Pennzoil YB 5w-20

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Zaedock</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: modularv8</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Ford claims to its dealers that the formulation is unique and...
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    Which Syn GL-5 for MT Where Front Diff Shares Oil?

    For the transaxle, you want a GL5 that is specifically blended for MANUAL TRANS use. The front trans final drive is not a hypoid gear so the need for an oil that is specifically blended for them. For the rear, use a GL5 is is specifically blended for differentials.
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    Ford 5.4l 3v design /5w20

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: badtlc</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Storing truck...change out oil?

    I vote for the fresh oil. I do agree that today's cars and today's oils make it less critical. I also vote for a full tank of gas. The less air in the tank, the less trouble with condensation. Stabil would not hurt, but that is a short enough time that I don't think it is really needed...
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