Recent content by Mr_Incredible

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    2016 Ugly Prius got crushed

    Cheap gas and Trucks/SUVs surge. Who'd have thunk it? Prius sales down on cheap gas. Who'd have thunk it? Ugly iconic styling drops sales. Etc. Nothing to see here. Move along, people.
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    best tool for stuck oil filters??

    Quit putting the filters on so tight! Finger tight, and then 1/2" more and I have no problems getting them off with any filter wrench. The one filter I couldn't get off wound up getting torn apart until only the base plate was left. I put a screwdriver against the holes and tapped it until...
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    Pressure cookers

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kozanoglu</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How do you de-pressurize? Turn the heat off and wait for it to do it itself in time or de-pressurize right away through breaking the seal/turning the valve? When I a in a hurry I...
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    Got me Some Whiskey, how to sip it? Over rocks?

    I would recommend...all the above. One at a time, of course, but each in turn to see how you like it. Start with 3/8" in the bottom of a glass and sip lightly. Enjoy the full flavor in your mouth. Next time try the same amount except this time pour in a little bit of water. Just a little...
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    Gun grease

    I use oil on my semi-auto pistols. I use oil on my M4's. I use grease on my FAL and M1A. This grease: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> I've been using that grease exclusively on everything that uses grease for the last decade and think...
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    Tow Truck Recovery Points on Modern Cars?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dlundblad</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: supton</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Tow Truck Recovery Points on Modern Cars?

    I've been pulling small cars out of snow and ditches for a number of years now using a ring of the small j-hook type hooks. Works great. I wouldn't try to hoist the car only by a small hook, but they work for little things. I tried to hook up to a Jeep Cherokee once. Not a single place for...
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    I've never pulled apart a dry engine

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mulehead</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Having a car not running at a light to save gas is a safety issue. </div></div> Not paying attention at a light is a safety issue. My Prius C has stop/start and revives faster...
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    I've got 1911 Fever

    I purchased a 1991-A1 Colt in the early 90's. It's been an accurate and well-behave pistol ever since. I put another slide release in it from breakage, new grips a couple of times, and a longer safety latch. I stoned the hammer face and raceway, polished the feed ramp, and put in a...
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    Does full synthetic really cause leaks?

    I have an '85 KZ1100. When I put Synthetic in it, it leaks out from the head gasket and base gasket. When I put conventional oil in it, it does not leat out through the base and head gaskets. This phenomenon is repeatable. YMMV.
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    had a close call last night

    A series of unfortunate events. All parts could have been avoided. Nothing to see here. Move along...
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    groovy brakes

    This rotor surface was not due to rotors hitting the rivets. It was totally pad to rotor marks. Lots of rust caused by long periods of sitting. All four corners of my truck looked like that. Plus, portions of the surface were peeling off and the truck shook like crazy as it was coming to a...
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    Nasa impossible’ thruster

    I bet Smokey Yunick could make it faster...
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    13k mile oil change on 89 honda crx

    OP, just change the oil at 3k miles and then go to whatever interval you wish. The CRX is practically bulletproof, and other than consumables you needn’t worry about much at all. The guys here overthink and over caution about everything. I few years back I bought a ’89 CRX DX with 260k mi for...
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    That I recall, a wheel bearing is more of a growling/grinding sound. I would dare say most “warped” rotors are simply a little wobbly due to a buildup of rust and crud between the contact areas. Clean with a wire brush the back side of the wheel, both sides of the rotor, and the hub. Clean...