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    First Oil Change

    Daughter just bought a new RAV4 hybrid a couple weeks ago, looks like the manual calls for 10k OCI but I'm considering an early first change, not sure because she's got free oil changes every 5k for 2 years so that kind of already is an early OCI. Idk, she's only got 500miles on it so I have...
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    2011 Kia Soul 2.0L Timing Belt broke, way to assess damage?

    I don't really have access to the car to do much work like pull the valve cover, bore scope, etc, so I'm kind of stuck. I'm just trying to help out my daughter in a jam. I talked to them, they're going to check it out with a bore scope and see if there's any signs of contact. If so, I doubt...
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    2011 Kia Soul 2.0L Timing Belt broke, way to assess damage?

    The above mentioned car just had the timing belt break, car has $185k on it, the belt had 90k. This is an interference engine, so there may well be valve or piston damage. Replacing the belt itself is going to run $1,100 even if there's no other damage. My question is, is there a way to...
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    How is the HD Milwaukee 8 Engine Shaking Out?

    I have that curiosity too, I have a '00 Road King with the older TC88 engine, coming up on 50k (all but 15k in the last 4 yrs), and I too find myself considering upgrading to an M8 bike, a Road King in my case. I may well just be paranoid from the inter-webs, but I have a tough time getting...
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    2018 + Honda Goldwing

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by alarmguy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[ I get out on my bike to escape from the world. Its why I ride a Road King, same engine, chassis, same everything except all the extra stuff that I do not want. </div></div> My...
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    Harley year end maint lube

    OP here. Funny how things change over time, I forgot I even made that post back in '15. Anyway, I ended up going to Mobil 1 Syn ATF in the primary, feels really good and seems to hold up great over a 10k interval. Costs more that regular old 15w40 but one quart every 10k miles isn't worth...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    Yeah I'd like to keep the car 3 more years, probably 30-40k which would put the odometer at around 140-150k. I'd consider putting "some" money into it if it meant the car would become fun to drive again, which for me is pretty simple; decent over bumps, doesn't wallow in turns over uneven...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    I get your point, but just to clarify I didn't want or ask for bottom of the line shocks, in fact I specifically said I wanted some that rode decent since I was planning on keeping the car for awhile and therefore willing to spend the money in the first place. I didn't know they were econo...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    BTW is there a way to tell for sure those are the actual struts on there? I looked them up online and the look the same from what I can tell, but I don't see any other markings on them that say for sure what they are. For all I know there's other models that kind of look the same but are...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Wolf359</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Would have been worth it to pay a little more for the regular quick struts, not the extra cheap ones. As others said, you only put those on when you're just about to sell the car...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    I usually research things to death before I pull the trigger, didn't this time because it was on the fly in a bit of a crisis, and I regret it now. I miss my original ride, and as I said I'm thinking I have this car for 3 more years. It's not that I can't afford a new car, but I want to get my...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    I always loved Don't Fear the Reaper.............now all I can hear is the cowbell in the background. It's the fever. Anyway back to topic.....................Dave - I don't know what you're talking about with the Judge Judy thing, or what the issue was (never seen the show). Someone brought...
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    I'm not sure on the quick struts. I forgot to add in my post, I really don't know much at all about car suspension, so I'm a newb in that regard.
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    Monroe Econo-matics on '07 RAV4 - horrible

    As the title says, 16k miles ago with little forewarning I had my shocks/struts replaced on my 07 RAV4 2.4L with I believe Monroe Econo-matics, including stabilizer bar, end links, etc. At least that's what they said they installed, I can't see a label or model name on the shocks themselves...
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    Harley-Davidson Primary oil

    You haven't mentioned anything specific about your bike, but that said I'd probably use any of those in the primary except the M1 15w50 only because it's not designed for wet clutch applications. For the rest of the oil you listed I bet you'd be hard pressed to tell a difference among them...
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