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    Motor Trend rips 2020 Ford Explorer

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by CKN</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If you don't need "body on frame" the Korean Telluride and Palisades are much better values-and they are put together better as well.</div></div>Maybe, only time will tell if their...
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    Oil sandwich plate adapter questions

    1. "Tight" with 10" channel locks. 2. Thread sealant I suppose, but you don't put thread sealant on an oil filter so you could leave it off. Are you sure that's the right place to measure oil pressure?
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    door lock switch is stuck/hard to push, what to use to lube?

    You should probably take the actuator apart, clean it and re lube it. Could also be turn of the century lead free solder issues in the actuator circuitry. MK4 VWs had that problem with their actuators.
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    i assume going with the cheapest dot 3 is fine?

    You need about a litre to do a car BTW, so I hope you grabbed 5 of those.
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    Volkswagen 1.8T Oil

    I know Edge 5W40 is a different formulation than 0W40. 0W40 says euro right on the bottle and 5W40 doesn't. The 5W40 isn't related to 0W30 or 0W40. M1 or Edge 0W40 or RT6 are good choices, I ran MANN filters when I had my 2003. The longer one that everyone says to use didn't have the correct...
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    Spark plug removal

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Cdn17Sport6MT</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Antiseize lowers thread friction too much, results in overtorqued plugs, and it bakes-on making it more abusive on the threads with subsequent removal.</div></div> Cite your...
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    Filtron and Purflux

    Purflux look cool with those neato zig zag pleats. I've never never one torn (you see them C&P occasionally).
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    Wrong plugs. Dagnabbit!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by NormanBuntz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Darn, I thought it was a Ford Maverick.</div></div>So did I, I wanted to see some pics.
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    Do all Mercedes seem to run hot?

    You're the reason temp gauges are basically idiot lights now.
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    what is logic for changing oil every year? (Even if driven 0 miles)

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Rand</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Generally if a car has a thousand miles a year put on it, it might still have tons of cold start idling to warm it up...there can still be nasties in the oil. Fuel dilution, water...
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    Last oil change was almost 2 years ago

    You say you've been busy but put less than half of the normal mileage on your car? Busy training for a triathlon? Oil doesn't age in the sump, the filter is probably OK too. It's not like it sat for two years, if it was being used that's not even 10k miles regardless to time.
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    Brake fluid flush order on a Subaru Crosstrek

    I've heard of this but never read anything like "I did it the old school way and now my brakes are [censored]". I think it is one of those small optimizations that don't really matter, but is the most effective way of doing it. I'm not a pro mechanic or anything like that, but I have researched...
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    Standard brake fluid or silicone DOT5 brake fluid?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by buck91</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I would be hesistant about DOT5 on a daily driver due to the water issue. Not sure how much it matters, but I would be hesitant.</div></div>Flush your brakes like you are supposed...
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    "20W-50 is too heavy for that small engine"

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by LeoStrop</div><div class="ubbcode-body">But a heavier oil will demand more energy out the engine, so o low hp engine will suffer more. Maybe he was referring to this aspect. </div></div>Pseudoscience.
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    Can a 1/4" drive socket set really be this inexpensive?

    Obvious chinesium but I wish my made in USA sockets were stamped like that! No case tho, but according to the video if they ever get shot out of an air cannon or used to throw some smoke at a concrete wall, they will be OK.
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