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    Criminals look different from non-criminals. Can..

    .. you spot the difference? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> So, contrary to popular belief, you can assess people's character and personality by simply looking at them. Nice people look nice, and nasty people look nasty, and it...
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    GM to invest 2 billion in US

    From the BBC: <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style="font-weight: bold">General Motors (GM) has announced plans to invest $2bn in the US.</span> The decision will secure 4,000 jobs at 17 plants across the country for the next...
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    Current thinking on Carquest Red

    Did some searching and found a few short older threads on these. Know they're made by Wix for Carquest, but not "Wix" in the sense of being the equivalent to Wix branded filters. They seem to be a twin of the Napa PS (aka Napa Silver). Anyway I bought one for my upcoming OCI, as at under $3 a...
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    Your worst car decision ever.

    As the title suggest, curious if anyone else has that one memorable car purchase they later came to regret. I'll volunteer to go first, and hope - as bad as this is to admit - that I'm not the only one who's ever had a bad case of buyer's remorse (pinch your nose, this is one is awful): Mine...
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    Ten Worst Automotive Fads

    Ten Worst Automotive Fads <a href="http://autos.ca.msn.com/editors-picks/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=23546090" target="_blank">http://autos.ca.msn.com/editors-picks/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=23546090</a>
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    Border states to adopt Canadian dollar

    Hope this is not considered political: <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Border States, including Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and Maine will make the change...
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    Lubro Moly Visco-Stabil

    From their site: "Reduces oil consumption. Stabilises the viscosity of the oil. For,constant oil pressure. Visco-Stable also offers outstanding protection,against loss due to mechanical shear of the engine oil under the,hardest running conditions. Prevents engine-oil thinning in the event of...
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    Fuel additive stacking.

    Anyone here stack, or ever stack, adds - like say Regane & MMO in the same tank of gas? -Spyder
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    Canada's Top Ten Most Dangerous Roads (MSN)

    <a href="http://autos.ca.msn.com/specials/road-trip-guide/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=26569301" target="_blank">http://autos.ca.msn.com/specials/road-trip-guide/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=26569301</a> I have only driven on 2 mentioned in Quebec (once each). No roads in my province made the top...
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    Advice on repairing windshield cracks/chips

    My windshield got nailed almost dead center tonight by a small rock thrown up from another vehicle. It left a dime size chip that splinters out slightly as tiny, spider web cracks to about the diameter of a quarter. I don't expect to repair it completely, but if anyone has had good experience...
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    CR: Most Reliable Makes of 2010

    Top 10 worst, based on CR owner survey reports: 1. Chrysler -Worst Model: Town & Country -Best Model: 300 V8 2. Audi -Worst Model: A6 3.0 TFSI -Best Model: A4 2.0 TSFI 3. Mini -Worst Model: Cooper Convertible -Best Model: Cooper Hatchback 4. Dodge -Worst Model: Journey -Best Model: Ram 1500...
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    Anyone using an oversize aftermarket filter on...

    ... their 1ZZ-FE? I know the Celica sized tall OEM filter will fit no problem, and assuming the same should be true for the aftermarket as well. I'm just wondering if anyone is doing this. The standard sized 1ZZ-FE filter is pretty small, where there's a couple brands I can get for the same...
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    Oil prices up in Canada

    Not sure if anyone else is seeing this, but the newest prices at CT seem to up about $3 a jug across the board on dino. I haven't compared other oils, but WM prices also seem to be up as well - though not as consistently, and the rollbacks are the same as before, at least for now (here its new...
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    Likely cause of slow leak

    My two front tires have lately begun to slowly leak and need air every few days. Both are fairly new Goodyear Nordic on steel rims. Wondering if the culprit is more likely to be leaky valves or pin hole(s), and the easiest way to determine which it is. Both are suspect at this point. With a lot...
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    Finding sane part prices online in, or to, Canada

    So after a few days of troubleshooting a recent rattle that developed to the serpentine belt tensioner, further verifying that I have the Otics modular design, and pinpointing it to a small sub-assembly that looks like a shock (part number 16601-22013), I can't find it at anything resembling a...
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    Post your homebrew here!

    Not looking for the frankenblends we've all (or many of us) have used as top up, just to complete the OCI, or just to get rid of surplus oils that are brewed only to get rid of them because there's not enough of one to do a full OC on. I will begin by stating that I'm running straight PP right...
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    Tips for the used car shopper

    Not (yet) in the market for a used car, but probably some day not too far off will be looking for a 2nd car. Thought I'd start a thread to throw in what I've learned from my own experience, and also gain some new knowledge from the contributions of others. So to start things off, here's what...
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    Has your interest in cars ever led you to...

    ... seek out formal training or education to expand or increase the depth of your knowledge. My only prior formal education was a high school auto shop class a little over 20 years ago (to give away my age). Anyway after some time on the fence debating whether my money would be better invested...
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    Lubro-Moly Motor Oil Saver

    Wondering if anyone has tried this out. After getting turned on to the Lubro-Moly MoS2 anti-friction treatment, I stumbled upon this stuff from the same outfit. Product claims: * Reduces oil consumption via the piston rings and valve guides * Prevents blue, smoky exhaust fumes * Prevents leaks...
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    Additive OD?

    This has been posted on a couple different Toyota sites I frequent, so I figure its fair game to lift and paste here for your reading entertainment: "I own a 2001 corolla S ATM. I ran Seafoam through TB and let sit for a while. I started the engine up and instantly got a tick or nock that...
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