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    Subaru dealership experience

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hootbro</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You sound like the kind of guy that does not do maintenance until catastrophic failure has occurred. Besides the tires and wipers, everything else the dealership recommended was...
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    Subaru dealership experience

    I've been lucky that I've been able to avoid dealerships for years. About the only time I have to take my cars to a shop is to have the tires replaced or a front end alignment since I don't own these types of tools. So I took my 2003 Subaru Baja in to have the defective Takata airbag replaced...
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    Trickle charger but battery still went dead?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Pull the battery and have it tested at your local auto parts store. As for the charger, take a voltmeter and test the output, should be around 13-14 volts. You could...
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    Trickle charger but battery still went dead?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JHZR2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What kind of trickle charger. Differerent ones use different logic, or none at all. Not enough info yet. 2v implies all cells but one are shorted. One shorted cell is one...
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    Got pickles?

    Ever since I was a kid, I'd prefer to eat pickled stuff, salted meat (like beef jerky), canned fish over cake or candy. I guess that's why I never had a weight problem. I still crave vinegar like fat kids crave candy. Awhile back I bought some pickled garlic and some dilly beans at one of those...
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    Trickle charger but battery still went dead?

    I have a bunch of collector cars I drive through the summer so my 2003 Subaru Baja normally sits in my garage from April to November. My wife has her own personal vehicle and we have a 1998 Chevy conversion van which is our family car. So last April, I gave my Subaru a good cleaning and wax job...
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    1998 Chevy Van needs an audio upgrade!

    Did some more research and if the website is correct, this system was installed on vehicles built in 2008 and up so I guess I'm good to go.
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    1998 Chevy Van needs an audio upgrade!

    Hope this doesn't sound like a dumb question but would my 1998 GM van have a CANBUS system? I think I found what I am looking for: <a...
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    Wal-Mart ValuePower car batteries ($49)

    Got any photos of the show? I bit the bullet and bought one of those cheap $50 Wal-Mart batteries for my 2CV. I can't remember the model but it fits like a glove. I know this is something your supposed to do and most people over look this maintenance item but I top off my car batteries with...
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    Meguiar's Paint Protect

    Yes I noticed the stuff is quite greasy. I can see how it would look awful on a dark colored vehicle. My van is white so it doesn't show as bad. Last year I used some liquid Turtle Wax which was quite hard to rub off but it was still beading after a year (vehicle sits outside year round) except...
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    1998 Chevy Van needs an audio upgrade!

    <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">You can call Crutchfield or check out their site, they usually provide the installation kit and other parts for free when you buy a new radio. Sometimes they will just sell you the parts at a good discount if the price of the new...
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    1998 Chevy Van needs an audio upgrade!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><a href="https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-Gm1504-Dash-Install-Kit-for-1982-2005-GM/14667118"...
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    Higher octane than recommended a waste?

    I probably should have read some of the replies before asking this question. I realize using higher octane gasoline in an older vehicle such as one with a normally aspirated 8:1 C/R engine and no engine management system is a waste of money but if a vehicle has an engine management system on it...
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    1998 Chevy Van needs an audio upgrade!

    My 1998 Chevy van needs a serious audio upgrade! The factory radio sounds OK, has a cassette player won't play half of my tapes. Either kicks the tapes out or keeps trying to switch sides over and over. It also has a detached CD player. I'd like to install something with MP3 (SD/USB), backup...
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    Meguiar's Paint Protect

    I picked up a bottle of this stuff at Ollies the other day for around $2.00 or $3.00 and thought I'd give it a try on my van. <a href="http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g36516-paint-protect/" target="_blank">http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g36516-paint-protect/</a>...
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    Wal-Mart ValuePower car batteries ($49)

    No. I used to goto the Import and Kit car event in Carlisle PA in May and there were tons of French cars there. I haven't been in about 10 years. It always rained and was cold that weekend so I got tired of freezing my butt off. But I'd like to go back one of these days.
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    Wal-Mart ValuePower car batteries ($49)

    I double checked my battery voltage on my 2CV and is in fact 12.9 volts! <img src="http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd148/turbofiat/Citroen%202CV/IMG_20170425_121609767_zpsadz1kjnm.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> The other day I checked it at exactly 12 volts. What's going on with this...
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    Wal-Mart ValuePower car batteries ($49)

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tc1446</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Turbo, if you cant find the size to fit, look at motorcycle batteries; they come in a large variety of sizes. Not sure that Wal Mart has a lot, but check out Battery Warehouse...
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    Wal-Mart ValuePower car batteries ($49)

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ben Boyle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have a 2CV and a Dyane. You need a 26R size battery. I actually have a ValuePower in the Dyane currently without issue. </div></div> That's great! Your the first person I've...
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    Survey: Auto or Manual transmission?

    Automatic in the case if I planned on using it while on vacation where I encounter a lot of stop and go traffic. Or if I lived in a highly populated where there was allot of stop and go traffic. I've been to a few tourist traps where it's nothing but stop and go and after awhile my left leg...
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