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    Horn Relay in 1977 Jeep Cherokee...HELP

    Not related to the OP question but this reminds me of the time in college I wired a buddies horn to his turn signal. Imagine his surprise the first time he went to turn right.
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    GUYS - - - HELP!

    I'm late to the party but I'll agree that all synthetic oils are the same as long as she is willing to agree that all shoes and hand bags are the same just some are prettier than others. In all seriousness, when discussing/debating an issue, one is wise to put their emotions aside.
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    Transmission Service

    Your application may very well be that way. My point was to not always trust the operator manual or the parts guy behind the counter. The filter for the Accord is a little (approximately 2 inch in diameter ) cartridge filter. Looks similar to what is used on motorcycles for engine oil filters.
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    Transmission Service

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StevieC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My transmission has a lifetime filter/screen that doesn't need to be removed according to the manual. The transmission has a drain plug which I remove to drain the fluid. I clean...
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    For those of you with an oil pressure gauge

    98 f150, 5.4 162,000 miles 65-70psi at 2000rpm 25-30 psi at idle 04 accord 3.0V6 122,000 miles 65-70 psi at 3000rpm 12-14 at idle All pressures at full operating temp. Both seem to have a relief setting of around 80psi. Idle is about 700rpm. Both vehicles pressure readings match the...
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    Oil Pressure Sending Unit - T's and piping

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StevieC</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: daman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Let us know(with pics <img src="/forums/graemlins/grin2.gif"...
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    Oil Pressure Sending Unit - T's and piping

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shaman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Find the pitch, and find the fitting. I am suprised it's not english. Most Japanese vehicles I have found are just plain 1/8 NPT. </div></div> Wrong! Most are 1/8 BSP which is...
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    Tie-rod end stud nut torque spec; important?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Vikas</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, he does have a valid point. Anybody wrenching on the car needs to be able to differentiate between 1) How tight spark plug should be ~15 ft-lb 2) How tight lug nut...
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    Tie-rod end stud nut torque spec; important?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: The Critic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No offense intended, but if you do not know what 27 ft-lbs feels like, you should not be wrenching on cars. </div></div> And why is that? A torque wrench or two is a very good...
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    Towing in OD - 2004 F150

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ben99GT</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm not really sure how they decided which 5.4s got 4R70 and which got 4R100. I've seen both in F150s, not sure about the Expedition. </div></div> I believe, early on...
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    Do I need a temp gauge?

    Yeah, the factory gauges are not much better than an idiot light. The gauge in my 04 Accord reads at exactly the same spot from 170F to 210F. There are several different gauges that plug into the OBDII port to monitor water temperature. ScanGauge is one of them.
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    What Kind of Car Did You Learn Stick Shift On?

    Late 60s Chevy grain truck when I was around 11-12. Moved up to a Ford 9000 semi tractor with a 10 speed and 42ft trailer when I was 17. Was able to have my full drivers license when I was 15 in rural ND. Still haven't figured out how to correctly shift the old 5 and a 4 transmissions.
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    Change the gear oil or leave it alone?

    I would just change it once. I too fail to see the point of changing it twice or using autorx on a hypoid gear set. Seems like a waste to me.
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    Need help selecting new rotors and pads

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: crinkles</div><div class="ubbcode-body">would you fellas say slotted discs are worth a 55% premium in cost over regular disc rotors? </div></div> Not worth it on a daily driver in my opinion. As far as the...
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    Moon Roof - lubrication

    I would use a low odor lithium grease or other low/no odor product. I made the mistake of lubricating the sun roof track with gun grease one day. Parked out in the sun and the inside of the car smelled like grease for 3 weeks. No experience with either of your listed products.
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