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    New tires, out of round?

    I agree the front isn't terrible, but they were just balanced..(again) and the wheel shakes visibly at 65 mph. Before the LR tire was replaced, the steering wheel was steady even at 75 MPH. Hopefully this is just a balance issue this time, maybe it's their machines. I do wish they had road...
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    New tires, out of round?

    Thanks for the tips, it's starting to look like I'm going to ask for a fresh set. I believe the cell phone camera was compensating for the dark background of the fender well and thus overexposing the tire. They are working with me on these tires, have been cooperative, we will see what...
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    New tires, out of round?

    There's no audio, but this is the tire in question. I tried to get a good point of reference just below the upper ball joint. This was 10 min after about 60 miles of driving. Maybe I'm over thinking this, let me know what you think.
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    New tires, out of round?

    Just finished a set of Defender LTX‘s on my 02 Envoy, lasted 74K miles to the wear bars. Those tires were purchased at Costco and I had zero issues. I replaced with a fresh set from Costco again, this time I had a shake around 30 MPH and figured it could have been a flat spot from being parked...
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    Craftsman floor jack rebuild

    Sorry, no I have not, honestly it doesn't bleed down as fast right not, have saved this project but seem to keep pushing it along. I plan on looking into it soon, if I find the solution I will update. If anyone does also please feel free to add to this.
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    Replacing original battery in 2014 Highlander

    Thanks, I took that advice and found the MAXX by East Penn, 8/20 born on date so all is good. Thanks everyone for all the help!
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    Replacing original battery in 2014 Highlander

    Thanks for that tip, forgot about Fisher and I do have one about 45 min away. They have a 2 YR East Penn for $90, and a 3YR for $130. I have a Batteries & Bulbs close by and they have the Duracell for $110 & $130 respectively. Given the driving distance the Duracell by East Penn will likely be...
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    08 Silverado 4.8 horrible accelration/MPG Stumped ??

    Do you have a CEL on? I would have an exhaust backpressure test performed. This would confirm or rule out a partially clogged cat. Also wouldn't hurt to confirm fuel pressure. Symptoms point to a possible clogged cat. Since you have a K&N, I would clean your MAF just in case.
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    MityVac Fluid Evacuator - Awesome-sauce?

    I think the Mityvac is a great tool and has it's place in many areas. For me, I can't get past the fact that what doesn't get sucked up with the extractor, will likely get caught in the pickup tube screen. Removing the drain plug if all possible, should clean out most everything on the bottom...
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    CHANGE YOUR OIL!

    One of my first jobs was changing tires at a Goodyear back in the late 80's. We had a contractor van come in for an oil change. I put it in the air and removed the drain plug, had a quick dribble, then a few globs then a very slow drip. Took a screwdriver to break the sludge up and it drained...
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    Replacing original battery in 2014 Highlander

    Yes it did, thanks. Changed it to V6...:cool: but likely no difference.
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    Replacing original battery in 2014 Highlander

    I don't mind either way, but just curious if there's any advantage to letting them install the battery? Difference in price/warranty? Are these Die Hard batts JC"s or East Penn/Deka?
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    Need new i7, Windows laptop

    I appreciate all the input, guess if I'm going to get what I want and then some, I'll need to up the budget. Not sure what a good laptop went for as an open-box, refurb, or something needing minor upgrades. I'm fine with an i5 after reading the replies, even the AMD, I was an AMD guy before...
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    Replacing original battery in 2014 Highlander

    The original battery in our Highlander is showing it's age with occasional slow starts and minimal reserve capacity resulting in a couple jump starts in the last 2 months. From what I can see, it's a Johnson Controls Type 24 and I believe a Dec 18, 2013 build date. This battery definitely...
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    Need new i7, Windows laptop

    I appreciate all the help. I agree, I didn't think this through enough, looks like the I5 will be more than enough So i5, dual SSD, HDMI, lit keypad, touch screen would be nice. Yeah, I didn't think that would go over well..:)
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