Recent content by mechjames

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    Cleanable oil filter - are they obsolete?

    K&N sells cleanable rebuildable filters for just about anything. Here is the Ford FL1A / fram ph8a equivalent: <a href="" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr><wbr>oil-filters/<wbr>ss-3001-oil-filter-billet</a> But...
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    Why do parts stores deliver for free to shops?

    Definitely not getting paid $15 USD per hour. They don't even pay $15 CDN per hour here for drivers. Also minimum wage is $13 and will soon be $15 in a couple years. You don't need an account, I've called the auto parts store if I'm broken down in driveway, and had things delivered to me for...
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    A good experience at Walmart

    Why not just charge it up or jump start? Instead of swapping out a battery due to operator neglect (parasitic draw) that didn't die because of warranty reasons? This is what causes new battery prices to rise. The new battery is gonna die in a few weeks unless you disconnect it or run the car...
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    Honey, they shrunk my... filter?

    The 10060 I used all the way back in 2014 on my hemi 1500. It goes in the trucks with the electric power assist steering.
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    What is your definition of "mechanic?"

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by hpb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here, it's someone who has at least completed an apprenticeship (4 years), but I don't think that's a thing in the US.</div></div> Same here in Canada. Do your 4 years, get your red...
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    No more Meijer batteries!!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by bullwinkle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looks like I'll have to start getting my East Penn batteries somewhere else!</div></div> At United Rentals nationwide we get the choice of carrying east penn or interstate. I...
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    Canucks in need of licensed ATF+4

    Castrol ATF+4 here at local auto parts store is under $6/qt and approved. Even walmart supertech is approved.
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    New Honda Oil Filter 15400-RTA-003 Cut Open

    I'll stick with using the Baldwin B1402
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    Dexron vs Type F ATF in Power Steering

    Using regular dex/merc atf which has friction modifiers will make your pump noisy and may cause the pump to wear out prematurely. I deal with a lot of 80's and 90's fords and type F is the stuff to use as they didn't switch them over to regular dex/merc until the late 90's / 2000's If you...
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    Changing ATF in Jeep Grand Cherokee

    my ram has the same style. has a spin on filter inside and a regular style filter too.
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    Casite air filters

    baldwin owns hastings. hastings owns casite. I don't see any issues. quick lube air filters.
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    2 Stroke Fuel Ratios: Is 50:1 Good for All OPE?

    I've been told that the ratio was based on the oil's capabilities at the time. 50:1 is standard today and should be fine in everything. I mix Amsoil sabre at 100:1 for my equipment as per the directions and haven't killed anything yet.
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    98 Ram 3/4 ton Desiel a/c won't come on?

    If you have voltage to the clutch and the clutch doesn't come on, then the clutch is bad, and replacing the clutch is needed.