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    Plumber Question: Shut Off Valve For Toilet

    The valve shaft has a packing gland nut on the body of the valve where the shaft turns in it - you may have to snug it up a bit. Is the water leaking out around the valve shaft? If so, that gland nut needs tightening a bit (not TOO tight)
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    Anyone riding?

    Had the 150 out today for a ~50Km run. Nice day, sunny and high 60s. Not many more like that before winter sets in .....
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    How much is a gallon of gasoline in your area right now?

    $0.979/L Can. right now here in Leamington. $.889/L at Costco in Windsor ON. To get $/Gal US you would have to convert $Can to $US and US Gal to Liters :unsure:
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    Does Mobil1 racing 4t 10w40 has Molybdenum-based?

    The original post attachment from BMW looks vey straight-forward to me: SAE 5W-40, API SL, / JASO MA2 No Additives !! How could anyone overthink that ??!! :unsure:
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    10 Years Of BITOG

    Made by der elves in der Black Forest ;)
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    10 Years Of BITOG

    15 yrs for me. BITOG is like the Hotel California: ...... "Last thing I remember I was running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before "Relax", said the night man "We are programmed to receive You can check out any time you like But you can never leave" :cool:
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    Massive storm here;-0.8;5&l=temperature-2m&t=20201002/0200
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    guy in shack by the river?

    obbop was the old coot - he lived by the Lincoln highway then down in AK. Usually in a shanty.
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    guy in shack by the river?

    obbop is correct
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    guy in shack by the river?

    Hello bruce !!
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    can someone here fix some electronic boxes?

    I'm a retired electronics tech and it doesn't look easy to me .... looks like a time-consuming PITA
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    My (good as) new Cerwin Vega D5's

    I sold my D5s a week ago to a young guy. He contacted me the other day and said that his friend has an old pair of D9s and would like me to refoam them. He's going to remove the woofers and bring them here for evaluation. I never did 15"s before ... should be cool.
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    Just worked on drum brakes for the first time...

    As I look over all the cars I have owned (driving since 1960) I liked the drum brakes on my new 1968 Buick Riviera best of all.
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    What oil to run on my Suzuki s40

    Your S40's valve train will thank you (y)
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    Just finished a Zoom meeting . Hope all is well in Kansas .....