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    Will thread sealant reduce leaks here?

    I've only had one leak because it had badly crossed threads and just couldn't get the torque up. I made a flare washer. Don't remember now if it was 1/2 or 3/4" but I used a standard 45 degree flaring tool to flare a bit of pipe, cut it down and annealed it. Hasn't leaked in 6 years.
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    Coolant analysis

    I would have thought a pool test kit Chloride test would be cheaper, easier and just as accurate. The Chloride levels of salt water are pretty consistent unless you are boating in the dead sea.
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    Vacuum tool to fill cooling system

    I've used pretty much all the aforementioned approaches. My fav is the drop and refill because it's thorough. I have a combined pressure test / vacuum fill kit. Putting the system under maximum pressure will shrink the bubbles significantly so even at idle they'll often make their way to the...
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    Distilled water to flush different colored coolant - OCD?

    I've done this for years. After one or more DI flushes there's essentially no coolant left, but there's always water. I dump in the correct volume of concentrate and then top up to the correct level. That way you're guaranteed to get the mix right first time, every time. As for the DI water...
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    Another successful Citric Acid flush

    Nice necropost. Ammonia isn't much fun in the presence of copper.
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    Honda leaving formula one

    I bet Red Bull do.
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    Marquez the Magnificent

    Apparently a "domestic incident with a large door/window". It appears he's out for 3 races. At least he's not trying to rush back. With Bradl on the bike I hope Honda have the budget for extra spares.
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    Marquez the Magnificent

    It was announced during Q2 that he wouldn’t be racing. Risk vs reward and can’t fault the decision. Even in his leathers it was pretty obvious there was significant swelling.
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    top fuel flames.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Skippy722</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CT8</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here is a video <a...
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    F1 - 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Reggaemon</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Great race by Max, he really dominated the entire race weekend. When Hamilton got the lead I thought it was going to be the same old story, but Max dispatched him like he was a...
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    F1 - 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix

    Can't say that race wanted for action. It'll be interesting to see any statement from Ferrari as looking at the replay from multiple angles it all appeared to be on Vettel.
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    F1 - 2019 Mexican Grand Prix

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JC1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Glad to see Max on the pole. </div></div> You'd better read the news.
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    F1 - 2019 Russian Grand Prix

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Mitch Alsup</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LC was faster the Vettel all week, but once behind Vettel, LC was 0.6 seconds a lap slower than Vettel, so being behind someone is like having a 0.8 second per lap...
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    Singapore

    There was an awful lot going on down the back.
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    F1 - 2019 Italian Grand Prix

    That Q3 was shocking! On another note, where did Renaults pace come from??
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