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    Evinrude is done.

    Why would that be? You against motors made in USA by Americans? BRP tried to save the brand, but people would rather by offshore made motors. BRP never made money of their purchase of OMC. Had to throw out millions of dollars of defective parts. COVID was the excuse, little did they know...
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    Marine Gear Oil for lower units

    Do you really think automotive gear oil will trash your $6000 lower unit? As in, its Ok for a lamborgini rear end, but not my boat lower unit
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    Marine Gear Oil for lower units

    Even if the boat is left in the water, any water in automotive gear oil will (in theory) settle in the bottom of the lower unit, and not stay suspended in the gear oil. If it did stay suspended, where it is in constant contact with metal gears and bearings, it will cause rusting and pitting...
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    Marine Gear Oil for lower units

    I would think its better for the water to sepatate, as water does not lubticate. Better have it at the bottom of the gear case, where it can be easly drained out. It the water stays in suspension you could have rusting on the bear metal surfaces. I have been using automotive gear oil since...
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    O2 sensors Economy vs Premium brand

    It was the right one, just defective. Rockauto gave me credit
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    O2 sensors Economy vs Premium brand

    I replaced both upstream O2s on my Ford explorer at 265KM. Gas mileage went up 20% highway, 10% city. Leaving them till they throw a code is a false economy
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    O2 sensors Economy vs Premium brand

    Ended up buying the Denso O2. It came and the connector was defective, the terminals were too short and would not make connection with engine side connector. Sent it back to Rockauto and got as refund
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    Is this gearbox oil leakage acceptable?

    Take it to the dealer and see what they say...:-)
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    Intermittent Turn Key - No Crank Condition

    Sounds like the starter solonoid is going bad
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    O2 sensors Economy vs Premium brand

    Sometings yes, and sometines no. Anyone who has ever worked in a marketing Dept will tell you many high end produts are sold on perception. I have found off brand products 100% indentical to name brands in some cases but at half the price. Back to the o2s, my research shows there are only 4...
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    O2 sensors Economy vs Premium brand

    I have always bought Bosch or NTK, but now wondering if the economy brands such at API ot Ultra power are just as good. Anyone have experiences with the economy O2s
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    Snow Tires Without Studs Are Worthless.

    Yes, Great Tire... F78/15 size
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    Loss of AC refrigerant when outside temps drop to -40

    Quite a few places have these extremes. My Cottage area sees -35 several times per winter
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    Loss of AC refrigerant when outside temps drop to -40

    Was reading on a site recently that when outside temps drop to -35 to -40 and vehicle left outside, AC compressor seals can shrink allowing refrigerant to escape. Problem then not found until warm weather returns. Has anyone encountered this issue?
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