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    Chivalry or overprotective?

    I once heard a story for the guys about door locks... This is before keyless entry and remote controlled door locks. On a night out...you walk your date to the car. You unlock the door and open it for her. You wait until she is seated and then you close the door. In most cases, as you are...
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    Good bye and hello...

    Well, there is a reason I call it a 'beater'...this past weekend, came out to the local Walmart parking lot after picking some sweet tea and milk and found driver side mirror housing cracked (huge). Looks like something smacked it pretty good. And of course, no note or anything. Oh well. At...
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    Upgraded the headlight H11B and reverse light 921 bulbs

    Oh god, those awlful H11B bulbs...I hated those in my (former) Sorento. Who ever came up with that bulb design should be beaten. And so **** expensive compared to other bulb...even the standard H11 bulb. Not sure it is true, but I've heard the reason the H11B is more expensive than the H11 is...
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    1989 Isuzu Trooper

    A unicorn...you lucky dog!
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    Parallel Parking

    In many states, it is (too) easy. For example, in my home state, my test consist of driving around the block and pulling into a parking lot...that's it. No parallel parking, no merging into traffic, etc. I didn't learn how to properly parallel park or back up (before the days of backup...
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    Any Rural King nearby?...good price on oil and coolant

    https://www.ruralking.com/weeklyad
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    Good bye and hello...

    Thanks for the info...was there a reason or cause for the full aluminum radiators leaking?
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    New to me 2014 Honda Pilot!

    Congrats. My dad has one of those...so smooth, nice highway cruiser.
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    Good bye and hello...

    Just under $13k, which was a tad bit high...but that's what negotiating is for...
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    Good bye and hello...

    Maybe...my definition is...take care of it, but don't stress over it. For example, back when I got the '08 Sorento...3 days later I was at a Home Depot parking lot. Some 'idiot' on a cell phone wasn't paying attention to his cart (not shopping cart, but one of those big flat carts) and it...
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    Good bye and hello...

    Yep. I think '09/10 was the transition year where they switch the radiator design and the tranny fluid type to fix that problem. But yeah, already plan on swapping out the current radiator (not sure yet if it is OEM or not) with a solid aluminum one. Has 141k miles on it, OFF ROAD model which...
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    Good bye and hello...

    Well, traded the '08 Sorento for a '10 Xterra...my new daily driver/beater...
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    Are you serious about tire rotation intervals?

    I forget who, but someone on YouTube once calculated the economics of rotating tires...basically, unless you do it yourself or can have someone else do it for 'free' (say as part of an oil change service), then it is actually cheaper to just let the tires on 1 side (front or back) wear out and...
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    Hyundai / Kia theft are up ...

    https://jalopnik.com/the-hyundai-kia-theft-fix-is-a-lot-worse-than-you-think-1849653867
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    Torquing the Wheels

    Now, this assumes you have an open differential...if you have limited slip or a locker...then it is going to act differently.
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