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    Almost forgotten auto parts stores.

    Lot of changes in Lima since I lived there but I'm back maybe once a month to visit my Mom. Have to get Kewpee too... Seems like the Carquest was where Nationwise auto parts store was, then again, I think that little retail strip was demo'd and rebuilt a long time ago.
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    Almost forgotten auto parts stores.

    I remember Nationwise Auto had two locations in my hometown. Seemed to be my Dad's preferred place to buy parts... I can still remember their back wall (behind the parts counter) with a bunch of chromed auto parts, especially air filter (housings ? don't remember what they're called now -...
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    Almost forgotten auto parts stores.

    There used to be all sorts of single-location auto parts stores, for example, "John's Auto Parts" or "Undercar Specialty Warehouse", but KOI bought them and then Federated bought them. There are still "Genuine Auto Parts" around - they appear to be part of Hahn - and have a dozen locations...
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    Almost forgotten auto parts stores.

    What ? There's one on North St near Jameson Ave (SR 309) and one by Memorial. Did either or both of them close ? There's gotta be one near the Lima Mall area, yeah ? I don't know where the others in Lima were. Never knew there was a Carquest in Lima either.
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    Does Lysol work for evaporator freshening?

    That is a widely recommended way to deal with it but it has its downsides.... I kinda know what you mean but in my case, I wouldn't call it a "stench". It just smells like the AC running when it's low or out of freon. You're exactly right about it gets uncomfortable real quick. That said, it...
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    GWC auto warranty is a scam ?

    I see TV commercials for them now where they are promoting them like insurance ! Pay your "premiums" monthly (or annually, etc) for coverage. From what I see on other 'forums', many, many people consider these as absolutely necessary to buy though I'm afraid that all they see is the monthly...
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    Hard Shift from 4th to 5th gear or a bit delayed despite ATF flush and solenoids replacements

    OEM fluid with additives is no longer OEM fluid. Confirm that you've performed a couple flushes with OEM fluid and NO additives.
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    Dealer financing "buy rate" or "finance reserve"

    Possibly looking for a (new) used car for our daughter and plan to get pre-approved through our credit union so I called them today to ask a few questions... I brought up the topic of how dealers run approvals for buyers and, for example, bank "A" says 4.5% but the finance manager tells the...
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    Brake Caliper Maintenance

    I put a tiny dab on light bulb threads. They don't get "stuck" this way. Also, on outside lights as well as the garage door opener lights, the bulbs seem to be lasting longer 🤷‍♂️
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    Traveling Respiratory Therapists being offered $140 an hour to work at hospitals

    The 'other' hospital(s) caused this. Then when your hospital needs staff, they might have to bring in travelers. It's a vicious cycle...
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    Brake Caliper Maintenance

    In modern cars, I don't think the 70% number is accurate anymore. Systems are closer to 50/50. That said, the automaker still are using smaller calipers, pads, and lighter-duty rotors and this is why people see faster wear on rears.
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    Toyota Brake Job Best Practices Guide

    Interesting.... Looking at the external retention spring for ATE calipers, BMW uses what appear to be very similar calipers on the REARs while Ford uses them on the FRONTs (hehe, better braking performance from a BMW - duh ! ). :ROFLMAO:
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    How do I find out who I've accidentally ignored?

    It takes the name with it ? I quickly tried it before I posted that but it only highlighted the graphic, not the name.
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    Traveling Respiratory Therapists being offered $140 an hour to work at hospitals

    Is that because they 'left' and went the traveling option ? If so, that's bull**** on the hospital's part as they are the ones that have caused this ! I'm sure most areas aren't any different than ours, but in a 30-mile radius of Dayton OH, counting full-blown hospitals and remote hospitals/ERs...
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    How do I find out who I've accidentally ignored?

    Looks like you can block the image ( (y) :ROFLMAO:❤️ etc) using an ad-blocker but you'll still end up with the names of the people who reacted.
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