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    A fuse question

    One will blow first. Keep in mind that a 15 amp fuse will not always blow at exactly 15 amps. A continous 13 amp load may cause a 15 amp fuse to blow while an start up load of 17 amps may not. It isn't the current that causes a fuse to blow but rather the build up of heat.
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    Ridiculous idea from Lexus

    It isn't just the price of the car. Interest rates, dealer accessories, trade in, rebates, and payment terms still make a huge difference. I view this as a step in the right direction.
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    $1000 diagnostic scanner at HF

    "We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase." Seriously, HF?
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    Severe service?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Dyusik</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You can reach normal oil temp in 5 miles of driving in the...
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    Used oil and cold temps?

    Yes. An oil's characteristics will change during the OCI. Generally speaking: lighter oils will burn off first and VII will break down. So in an extreme case, 0w-40 could resemble a 10w-30 after hard use.
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    Castrol SynBlend 5w/30 5,500miles 12 Canyon

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wemay</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looks good to me. Thanks for posting! </div></div> +1
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    Castrol synblend additives?

    <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3439255/Castrol_SynBlend_5w/30_5,500mi" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> I believe that it used to use a sodium additive until very recently. Edit: I guess I was wrong. <a...
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    Question on freezer test..except warmer

    Not to attack the darling of the BITOG community, but... In order to achieve the cold flow properties required for a 0w oil, a higher percentage of VII are needed. That makes the oil prone to lose of viscosity from shearing.
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    Well I would say that does it for MAC for me.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DuckRyder</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gabe</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thank you, Merkava, for keeping this thread honest. </div></div>...
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    It’s official: America is now No. 2

    Still better than Canada <img src="/forums/graemlins/banana2.gif" alt="banana" title="banana" height="35" width="33" />
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    Well I would say that does it for MAC for me.

    Thank you, Merkava, for keeping this thread honest.
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    2AZ-FE head bolt removal socket

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: asand1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is bihexagonal the same as twelve point? </div></div> I am wondering this too.
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    Poll: Most recognizable shotgun silhouette?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: donnyj08</div><div class="ubbcode-body">probably a Remington 870 </div></div> This would be the correct answer.
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    wife wants to trade in her car

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ram_man</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> We worked it out. It took a lot of effort on both sides for sure but it's for the better. </div></div> Well done! It takes a lot of strength and courage to keep a marriage...
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    Cost to service drum brakes?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kool1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Drum brakes are like a puzzle. Make sure you do one side at a time so you can look at the other side if you get stuck. </div></div> ^^ This.
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