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    Mercedes Benz spark plug replacement concerns

    Trav, Thank you for your input. Always thorough and enlightening. I will contact you as I get a little closer. Steve
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    Mercedes Benz spark plug replacement concerns

    This 30k mile service is not included. Not sure what else is included in the 30k service besides spark plug change, but I was told the cost is $1500!
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    Mercedes Benz spark plug replacement concerns

    I believe this engine is from the M260/264 family. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Honda actually did that indexing thing with the first-gen Insight. They list 4 different part numbers for their spark...
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    Mercedes Benz spark plug replacement concerns

    My wife's car is a 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC 300 with the 2L turbo engine. The car requires spark plug replacement at 30K miles. Seems a bit soon with the current generation of iridium spark plugs but that is a different issue. Feeling fairly mechanically inclined, I was prepared to do this...
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    Critique my purchase: 1962 Dodge Lancer

    Cool car! Brings back memories of my first car, given to me by my grandmother. I was a junior in college and the car was already 10 years old. 1963 Plymouth Valiant V200 light blue with two tone blue vinyl interior. Torque Flite transmission. 170 cubic inch slant six Car never let me down...
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    Several questions...

    I currently own a 2015 Lexus GS 350 AWD. Manual calls for 75W85 GL5 for the rear diff and 80W-90 GL5 Hypoid for the front diff. Was planning on using Redline 75W85 for the rear and Redline 75W90 for the front. Any concerns or possible problem with the different viscosity of the Redline for...
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    2012-2014 Lexus GS350 AWD Reliability?

    I own a 2015 GS350 AWD I bought CPO. Had 11k miles on it when I bought it. Now 30k. Totally reliable, although this is not a lot of miles. Mine has the 6 speed transmission. The 8 speed was only on the RWD models. Not sure when that changed. A good friend has a 2013 AWD with 155k. Has only...
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    BCG Staking

    Bought one of these years ago. Does a great job and very well made. <a href="https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/02/20/michiguns-moacks-plain-gas-key-tool/"...
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    3UR FE Oil help

    I would go with full syn 5w30 or 0w30. Every Toyota or Lexus model in countries other than the USA recommend 0w20 except under severe service such as towing or sustained high speeds. They then recommend a 30w oil. You can look online, as I did, for online manuals for UK or Australia for your...
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    Help me choose 9mm carry ammo

    I would try all the major players. Not all ammo will feed well in all guns. I run at least 50 rounds of self defense ammo after my gun is thoroughly broken in with practice ammo. No jams or malfunctions then good to go. My concealed carry is SA XDs 9mm. My most accurate and 100% reliable is...
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    High miles on older vehicles

    My first car was a 1963 Plymouth Valiant V200. Given to me by my grandmother in 1973 so I could get to work at a hospital while in college. Car was 10 years old with 66k miles. I drove it for 8 more years and sold it with 168k miles. Had a 170 cu slant 6 and the Torqueflite push button...
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    Best Oil filter Toyota 2GR-FKS 3.5L V6

    Been using Mobil1 oil filter for my 2015 350GS 2GR-FSE. M1C-256. Not sure it is the same for yours. Fram recently listed an Ultra cartridge filter XG10158, but no one carries it. Would use that as well.
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    Original belts 2006 Toyota Camry?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Trav</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No, I don't believe it is. IIRC Mitsuboshi or Bando would be original. Even if Dayco or Gates made the original it would be branded Toyota.</div></div> Thank you Trav, I suspect...
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    Original belts 2006 Toyota Camry?

    Recently purchased a 2006 Toyota Camry XLE V6 with 24K original miles. Driven by my elderly aunt a little less than 2K per year. I have all the receipts for work that was done. Only yearly oil changes. No other maintenance or repairs. The question I have is this. The serpentine accessory...
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    First pistol need ideas

    Two of my favorite polymer pistols Steyr S9-A1. Softest shooting pistol ever! Great, but unique, site. Great trigger!! Very accurate but not as good as below. HK VP9-SK. Replaceable side and back panels on grip to customize. Not as soft shooting as above but very nice. Good trigger out of...
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