Recent content by vwmaniaman

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    CrMo vs CrV impact sockets

    When I am repairing something and I need a special tool I try Oreilly first since it is closest to me and if they don't have it I go to the local HF. Most of them work for the job that I have.
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    Civil War buffs

    Last Thursday we had a picnic with the family at Columbus-Belmont State Park here in extreme western Kentucky. That was the site where the Confederates placed a huge chain and anchor across the Mississippi River to stop the supplies of the Yankees from going into Confederate territory. The...
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    How bad were oils in the 1980’s?

    And almost all cars had flat tappet cams.
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    Cordless impact wrench

    Bought a Ryobi for my son and he really loves it and it has 3 torque settings.
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    Causes of drum brake noise - drums or hardware?

    If I had a drum making a humming noise then I would install a screen door spring around the drum. It would stop the noise and fix the problem.
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    Should I avoid Briggs and Stratton?

    I have B&S motors on all my equipment meaning 4 riding mowers and a Rototiller from the 70's. My son just started using my Dad's old 77 J.C. Penny (Murray] 42 " cut riding mower. It's 11hp B&S motor has never been apart and still fires right up. When I bought our Husqvarna 42" cut hydrostat...
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    Code reader scan tool recomendations OBDII ABS

    I have Harbor Freight Zurich 13 model and it told me the problem with my ABS on my 07 Ram truck. It said to check for a broken wire on the left rear sensor. Sure enough when I pulled off the plastic cover on those wires, there was one that stretched. There is no telling how much it would...
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    Unpopular Opinion: Inline 3s sound better than 4

    My Audi GT with the 5 cyl sounded the best of anything I ever heard. It had such a smooth sound.
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    cars with high mileage

    My 07 Ram 5.7 has 222K and still run great. My 87 VW Cabriolet has 188K and can take it anywhere and still uses no oil between changes. My 1986 VW Wesfalia has 186K on it but I did a Motor rebuild at 160K due to fear of stretched Rod bolts. My wife's Mazda 5 is a 2012 and has 141K on it with...
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    Which lawn mower?

    With the angles that you are mowing, I would use a battery powered push mower and self propelled. My reason is that even using your tractor you could be starving the bearings in your motor. Depends on where the pickup is for the oil pump. At those angles that would be a question I would be...
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    Toothpaste and Engine Oil

    Another Tom's of Maine no fluoride. .
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    Ram is 'actively and aggressively' looking at smaller trucks

    I would like to see a Ranger sized Dodge with a frame and towing package.
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    To analyze or not to analyze? 2012 Mazda5

    We have a 2012 Mazda 5, and t has been excellent. It gets oil and filter every 5K. It currently has 141K. I run 0-20 Synthetic. It never uses any between changes. Planning on keeping it till Mazda decides to make it again.
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    Gearing in 1980s 4-cylinder cars

    My 1990 Ford Ranger V6 is doing 2600 at just over 70 mph and highway get 22mpg. Does what I need done
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    Pick-a-part sadness

    I once worked with a Manpower worker that would buy a cheap car from a private owner and run it till it broke down. Wherever it broke he would just walk away and hitch aride back to his apartment. Then he would scour the paper for another one. Last one he had was an older Rambler wagon with...