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    Already replaced shock mounts and shocks but intermittent clunk noise continues

    The links were done last year and they said they seemed good.
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    Already replaced shock mounts and shocks but intermittent clunk noise continues

    A few weeks ago I had an intermittent clunking noise in the right rear suspension, seemingly worse when turning left over bumps or jerking the car left hard (Kia Optima 2012). It almost sounds like a popping sound. I've brought it in and had the shocks and shock mounts replaced so far but the...
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    $4-7 Valvoline Daily Protection Blend at some Walmarts

    https://brickseek.com/p/valvoline-daily-protection-sae-5w-30/445759 Found it for $4 at my local Walmart for 5 quarts.
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    Is it standard practice to replace rear shock mounts when doing shocks?

    I agree, if I had been given the choice by the first shop I would have said to do them together but they didn't even mention it.
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    Is it standard practice to replace rear shock mounts when doing shocks?

    I took it to a shop and that's what they diagnosed.
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    Is it standard practice to replace rear shock mounts when doing shocks?

    I had my rear shocks replaced about a year ago. This week I have experienced a lot of clunking and learned the shock mounts are shot. This is a labor intensive job for a cheap part to replace. I'm wondering if the shop I went to last year made a mistake in not recommending or mentioning the...
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    Decent job at Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

    The google reviews for my local VIOC are not promising. A lot of 5 stars but also a great deal of one stars. Basic things like forgetting to put the oil filter on were mentioned.
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    Altima Cop Car

    Can't be any worse for reliability than the Dodges many departments use.
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    Chevron Supreme back at Walmart

    I agree this is a great oil but it is a semi-synthetic and I'd pay a dollar more for Supertech Full Synthetic
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    Hyundai Motor shares dive after engine woes prompt third-quarter profit warning

    I have a 2012 Optima with nearly 120,000 miles. The only major failure I've had is replacement of the radiator fan. All other work was typical wear and tear repairs.
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    Repair shops suck

    Check out google reviews of the indy shops before you go anywhere. I generally avoid the ones under 4.5 stars. But make sure there's at least 20 reviews on there and not like 4. I've found two near me that are 4.7 and 4.8 stars respectively. They've never let me down but also have quite long...
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    How dark is this tint?

    Rear?
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    How dark is this tint?

    Yeah I think you guys are right. Darker than 35
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    How dark is this tint?

    Well CA has the legal limit at 70% which is almost no tint at all.
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