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    Ongoing Civic Woes. Repair failed to correct.

    You need a scan tool capable of live data, to monitor everything in realtime.
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    Should I grease brand new upper control arm ?

    There comes a point where you need to stop everything else and make an effort to use proper grammar. The shop REPLACED It HAS "hype"? but LOOKS boot DOESN'T grease IN it shop DOESN'T Get off my lawn lol. If the boot seems more full of air than grease, put some grease in.
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    Trying to find a good marine grease for trailer bearings that work in cold temps

    I am not reading that you have a problem, only that your misunderstanding is inventing one. You'll be lubricated just fine, only extra resistance at first, which generates a little heat, which makes the grease fall into its usable zone. Unless you run a snowmobile rental service where you're...
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    Sil-Glide Grease for sliding pins, pad ears, etc

    Sil-Glyde will work but there's always something better for the application. Castor oil or petroleum based greases, metal or ceramic in them or not, don't last nearly as long. Use silicone paste, not dielectric grease which has too low a viscosity. Once you get all the old goop out of the...
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    Stuck/broken bolt advice

    Heat, cool, penetrating fluid, grind flat if not flat enough, center punch, left hand drill about 1/2 the diameter at most (smaller is better), working slowly to keep drill centered. If it doesn't pull out, next size larger left hand drill and so on. If getting near the hole diameter, I'd...
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    secure websites

    quote "To keep payment details secure and allow you to buy with confidence Payment is processed by Paypal only and goods will usually be dispatched on the next working day." If you click the international buy button on their site it takes you directly to paypal over a secure https connection.
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    First Riding mower - Help me out.

    I'd get a twin with the larger deck. But, get the owners manual and repair parts diagrams (if different document) and see which provide the info you will need to find parts in the future. I wouldn't shy away from MTD if the parts are out there, or Murray who made my Scott's mower, now over 20...
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    The tale of gas cans continues

    Yeah those freakin' can spouts, I strip them down and tear the valve out and put back together sealing with silicone caulking. Obviously designed by someone who has never used a gas can.
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    Benefits of old-school manual charger

    ^ With such a huge voltage margin, you could have put a diode in series to provide reverse polarity protection. It'll need a heatsink. One benefit to a manual charger is, it will likely still be working 20+ years from now... +/- depending on frequency of use and temperature, plus much simpler...
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    Is a .26-.27 amp draw enough to drain a battery?

    How old, what make/model/year vehicle? If it is carbureted it could conceivably use only 2.7mA, to power a clock or radio memory, very minimal electronics, but if new enough to be electronic fuel injected, among those 3 it would be 0.27A in an "awake" state, or potentially 27mA in its long...
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    Outdoor cat...advice?

    Neighbors have had outdoor cats for years. They crack the garage door to let them in for food daily, and to let them in the garage at night in winter, but otherwise, they're on my property more than their own, probably because neighbors have noisy kids that don't watch where they are going, so...
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    Fake Pizza

    I'm never satisfied with a frozen pizza, unless the crust is tolerable then it's just a platform to build on with more sauce, cheese and toppings. I like a lot of sauce, and toppings like peppers and onions so it is easy for the pizza to be waterlogged, and to combat this, I'll put some...
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    TireWheelGuide ...

    I often use this site, also tells you rim center bore and lug size: https://www.wheel-size.com/
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    Tire Business Article on Winter Tires

    Nope, only special needs drivers who can't manage with an average vehicle. You are really bad at following a conversation and seeing information in context. I proposed the going off road scenario because if you can't even follow a topic or feel like you need to depend on winter tires for a...
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    Tire Business Article on Winter Tires

    lol! Anything except what you're driving, if you think a "good driver" gets in multiple accidents as you already stated. My suggestion was that anyone so worried (or at least should be!) about their multiple accident rate, using winter tires already, has to make more changes and that would...
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