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    Frozen door locks! Finding longterm solution

    What you want is some access to a tiny can of de-icer / lubricant just when you need it. That is, a very small can that you can keep with you or perhaps hide somewhere outside the car. Back in the '80s I remember a product that was about the size of a 35mm film canister. If the locks were...
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    Army/Navy game

    There are no losers in the Army/Navy game.
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    1990 Ford F-150

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SVTCobra</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My father had an '87 F-150 and I drove it quite a bit growing up and as a teen. Thing got into three accidents over the years and still worked just fine. Only major problem my...
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    Should I ride the German wave?

    I had a 2001 Jetta with the 1.8T. Worst car I have ever owned, by far. Over the 7 or 8 years I owned it and my kids drove it, it could leave you stranded at any time. All kinds of crazy sensors everywhere, and when any sensor goes down, the car goes into convulsions. It was a happy day when I...
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    Does anyone here have a Kia Optima?

    Keep in mind that it's a known phenomenon, that midsize sedans with good aerodynamics typically get better MPG at cruising speeds than compacts.
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    Cruze 1.4 T experiences?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: IndyIan</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Alex_V</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't believe the RS package alters ride height at all, just...
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    Cruze 1.4 T experiences?

    I started in on this discussion with great interest. Then when I came to "plastic parts in the cooling system", I crossed it off my list forever. This is simply inexcusable. A cooling problem can happen at any moment, anywhere, and can ultimately kill your engine. I had a BMW that overheated at...
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    why are basic cartridge filters so expensive?

    My tractor has a cartridge filter, since 1951. (Ford 8N) I wonder if the center of the filter must be stronger in a cartridge filter, because there is no outer shell? Kind of like a convertible car vs. a hardtop?
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    Moving Pictures has been remastered

    I'm a huge RUSH fan. MP came out when I was 16. I bought a lot of tapes, then CDs, then bought them again if they were lost or "not returned", and then I fill in the gaps by buying most of it again digitally. I don't know much about audio engineering, but the music sounds way better on my...
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    Nissan Versa 5 speed manual 1.6l

    I have always appreciated them because they remind me of the 1977 Datsun B210 that my father bought new for $2999. That car would just go and go and go... Never gave the owner a hint of trouble. But it sounds like our expectations are greater now, and the spark plug issue is a downer for sure.
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    double air filtration

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kibitoshin</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That is the hydrocarbon filter which is common in later model Toyotas and other makers are probably catching on to reduce emissions. It's supposed to prevent fumes from...
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    double air filtration

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Being better than treated paper for air filtration is difficult at best. If the K&N flows better it must be at the expense of the quality of the filtration process. For a daily...
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    double air filtration

    Hmmm... my own experience with them is that, before using my oil would always be clear when it came time to change it. (This was years ago...) Then after beginning K&N usage, my oil became murky, darker, etc. I then switched back, and few OCIs later I'm clean again. I tend to think along the...
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    double air filtration

    It was more like paper and I didn't think to take pictures. There were visible dots on it, it probably doesn't filter the finest particles.
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    double air filtration

    My daughter and her husband, just married a few months ago, went out to buy their first car. I thought they made a great deal on a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. I was a little concerned at the GDI engine, and then got a lot more concerned when I saw that the previous owner had put a K&N air filter on it...
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