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    Did I ruin my new balljoints?

    I bought new Mevotech control arms for my 06 HHR and the ball joints had a grease fitting on them so I installed them and greased until grease came out, now I don't know if that was the right thing to do, I read online and some post say to burst the boot with grease, just grease until it swells...
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    How to keep lube on caliper pins in between services?

    Ok so I took the rear brakes apart to have a look and everything seems in check, I cleaned the pad brackets, applied copper anti sieze where the pad rides on the caliper bracket and remove the rubber boots and cleaned the metal in the caliper holes that holds caliper pins but everything seems...
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    Possible to balance a bent steel wheel?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by wag123</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Are you sure that the wheel was bent? Maybe it was a bad tire (possibly a broken belt).</div></div> Well that's what I was trying to figure out originally in the spring when I had...
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    Possible to balance a bent steel wheel?

    My 2013 Honda civic had a vibration last spring and I was sure it was a bent wheel or bad tire on the right rear. So I jacked the car and took a paint can and a straightedge on it and spun the wheel and notice the wheel touches the straight edge in one specific location but no where else. So I...
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    How to keep lube on caliper pins in between services?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by KrisZ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How tight were the pins to remove? I noticed on my 06 years ago during my annual pon lubrication that the pins on the rear calipers were a bit hard to remove, not stuck, bet there...
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    How to keep lube on caliper pins in between services?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its the ears that are hanging up. Was the caliper cleaned free of rust and lubed where the ear fits in and slides? You need a lube that take high heat which I do not think most...
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    How to keep lube on caliper pins in between services?

    Well on the 2007 Mazda 3 there is no metal clips on the pad carrier that all the other cars usually have, I tried a few things over the years like using copper anti seize and it seems like it just collects dirt, when I take the brakes apart they seems to move around in the pad carrier fine, not...
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    How to keep lube on caliper pins in between services?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by supton</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What grease are you using? Usually my caliper pins are fine, it's the metal pad ears that I find are dry, if not stuck. I use Honda M77 moly on those surfaces, it seems to go about...
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    How to keep lube on caliper pins in between services?

    I put new rear brakes on my 2007 Mazda 3 GT this summer and replaced the calipers 2 years ago and replaced the parking brake cables this summer as well. I noticed the inboard pad is worn pretty bad compared the outer pad, I am thinking maybe the caliper pins didn't have enough lube? I lube twice...
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    How much grease in stablizer links?

    I just replaced the stabilizer links in my 2007 Mazda 3 yesterday with Mevotech and they have zerk fittings. I added grease till I could feel some in the boot with my fingers as I had my finders on the boot as I was filling them up. I see many posts about this but don't know which is right...
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    Confused about which oil to use

    Ok so it seems api sn and the ilsac standards are hard to meet without adding some synthetic ingredients to the dino oil in the 5w-20 grade so pretty much all brands of conventional oil in the 5w-20 grade are a blend? That's why you can get castrol gtx in the 10w-30 but in the 5w-20 you can only...
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    Confused about which oil to use

    So i was doing more reading on this site and it appeara now that pretty much all conventional oil in a 5w-20 grade are a aynthetic blend? I went to Walmart ans notice that the castrol gtx is gtx ultraclean and this is a blend according to the product sheet even valvoline daily protection...
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    Confused about which oil to use

    I can get Valvoline conventional even cheaper than the Castrol GTX, for 4$ less for the 5GT jug, is Castrol worth the 4$ more or Valvoline should be fine?
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    Confused about which oil to use

    I have a 2007 mazda 3 gt with 2.3l engine non turbo and oil changes were always done at the dealer with dino oil and 5000miles OCI's, the car now has 150 000miles and i was going to do my own oil changes but I am afraid of picking the wrong brand and cause leak issues or other problems. I was...
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    How much oil in mower with only a fill plug?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Blueskies123</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When I drain all the oil out and then try to put in 20 OZ the last once or two overflow onto the floor. </div></div> So when it overflows onto the floor, does the oil come...
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