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    New chainsaw with catalytic converter

    My Husqvarna line trimmer is nearly 10 years old and has a catalyst pellet in the muffler. I run 40:1 with no issues. Every once in a while I'll work it hard to burn out the gum. If it clogged I always thought that I'd soak it in carb cleaner, but I have not had to do that yet.
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    Scope for auto diagnosis

    I've been toying with the idea of getting a scope for multiple uses to include automotive, motorcycles, RC hobbies, etc... I decided on Hantek scopes. <a href="https://www.circuitspecialists.com/blog/best-entry-level-hantek-oscilloscopes/"...
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    What's your favorite handgun?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Tom NJ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My CZ 75BD. Full size steel 9mm with great ergonomics and accuracy (and very pretty!). <img...
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    What's your favorite handgun?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Astro14</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How could I pick just one? <img src="/forums/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="grin" title="grin" height="15" width="15" /> If I had to, however, it would probably be my S&W 5906. My...
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    Car washes

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CKN</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by buster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In the winter time, I usually just go to a DIY power washing car wash...
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    10,000mi OCI for a 2020 4Runner?

    I have an '18 4runner. Using 5W-30 in it since the first oil change, which I did myself. 5K intervals. The Maint. light reminds me. I may stretch out to 7500. On another subject, don't forget your drive shaft grease points, there are 5 or 6. I had read on the 4runner forums that some dealers...
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    HDEO in motorcycles

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dnewton3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've used conventional Rotella 15w-40 in my bikes for years. Goldwings back then. Victory 106/6 now. (both are shared sump) Never an issue with wear rates or the clutches. I...
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    Bike racks

    Been using a Saris Thelma 2 for many years (8-9), I think it's been discontinued. It has a large bolt that goes through the receiver to draw up the slack. Light enough that I can hang it on my garage wall. Bikes are stable with no damage. <a href="https://www.saris.com/product/thelma-2"...
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    Best Batt Maintainer

    I have a bunch of the old Yuasa transformer style, 1 failed (all LEDs out) in the last 2 years, it was probably 10 years old. I have a newer Yuasa transformerless unit connected to my Mustang, so far so good. I had an older optimate (2005 vintage) fail (all LEDs out), but another about the same...
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    Huge oil leak repair: 2001 Blazer 4x4

    My wife bought a new S-10 bazer ZR2 in 2000. It was back to the dealer for oil leaks under warranty more times than I can remember. I tried to get her to trade it for a new 4-runner in 2002. She wouldn't have any of it because the 4-runner was a 4-door. I told her after the warranty was up I...
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    ATV engine oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by FastGame</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What's wrong with Shell Rotella T6 5w40 ? </div></div> I have been running this in my 2003 Grizzly for winter duty since it was new. Wet clutch. Sure spins over nice after sitting...
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    Took apart air hammer, nothing inside, simple

    Been using MMO since the 70's. Don't ever recall a failure. I always associate the smell with the use of air tools.
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    Rotella T6 15w40 not 5w40

    I found some at Menards, Bought a Jug for my Kawasaki Z900RS.
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    Using a trim router for cutting sheetrock

    If you are hanging a lot of drywall, then a roto-zip or similar makes sense. Fast and perfect cuts every time. I don't think they work well with the blue plastic boxes. I usually use the beige fiberglass boxes.
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