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    People born in the wrong decade

    I was too young for the sexual revolution and free love, and too old when hook up culture came around.
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    What are the most critical preventative maintenance parts on older vehicles?

    The factory fuel pump in my 97 Silverado died at about 110K. The aftermarket replacement died at 105K. That's enough trend for me to decide when to replace next, assuming it ever makes it to that mileage as a secondary vehicle.
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    How much was your cateract surgery?

    It depends on the lens and type of surgery you pick. My wife just had it done with laser surgery and the most expensive lens. Before insurance it was $7K per eye. There were two cheaper lenses - exact prices I don't remember.
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    Road Rage, Then vs Now

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by IndyFan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I never want to kill anyone. Never want to even draw a weapon on them. But if I'm at the point where I fear for my life enough to draw and shoot, I'm going for the kill. Center...
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    '18 Dodge Hellcat SRT 707hp, new 4 mi.

    Psychologists know the brain doesn't develop the ability to forecast consequences until the mid to late twenties. Teenager, even responsible one, with this car - extremely bad idea.
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    Craftsman Tools

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Chris142</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by rollinpete</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does anyone know if Lowe's will replace a broken craftsman...
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    '16 Buick LaCrosse: probably my next car

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Quattro Pete</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Trav</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Bit of a geezer wagon compared to the BMW isn't it? I couldn't...
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    Drove Several Mid-Size Trucks

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by geeman789</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JeffKeryk</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> For $33K I'm buying a F-150 with the little EcoBoost and 10...
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    Chevy Colorado - Reliability

    That shudder is fixed by a repetitive flush with a new fluid. Apparently the fluid they were using was susceptible to absorbing moisture from humidity. I'm not aware of anyone on ColoradoFans whose shudder has not been fixed by the flush. I've also read, anectdotally, that it isn't just GM...
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    Chevy Colorado - Reliability

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by buster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'll be test driving one tomorrow. It can't be any worse than the Tacoma....very disappointed in the drivability. </div></div> There are several very happy ex-Tacoma owners on the...
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    In need of shocks on tahoe

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by SteveSRT8</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We've been using Gabriel Ultras on all our fleet trucks, both Silverados and Savana/Express 3500 service vans, for many years now. Excellent shocks, nice ride with superior body...
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    Today’s 3am wake-up call

    <a href="https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Man-accused-of-killing-wife-injuring-her-13543818.php" target="_blank">This</a> happened a couple of blocks away from me. We spent the night listening to the bullhorns of the SWAT team repeating variations of "Arthur, we're...
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    What would you do?

    I would make sure the first two letters of the repair shop are not within the first three of the alphabet....(S.A.-specific advice)
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    HONDA push mower

    I have a husqvarna push mower with the Honda 160 and find it to be under powered when the St. Augustine gets a little high, even using a relatively tall cutting height. Although I like the smoothness of the Honda, I wouldn't buy the 160 again for my purposes. If I were going self-propelled, I...
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    Latest And Greatest For Oil Stain Removal

    I've used Terminator HSD, which works well. Sprinkle it on, keep it moist - stains disappear.
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