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    Garden Hose

    Buy the black Craftsman garden hose with the chrome plated ends and just don't worry about it or baby it. It will TAKE any normal abuse you throw at it for at least 15 years. Make your garden hose work for YOU, not work for IT... see my previous post.
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    Garden Hose

    Craftsman gets my vote too. I'm not sure what they are like today with the recent upsetting of Sears/K-Mart/Ace/Lowes or whoever owns them now... but back in the late 90s/early 2000s a friend owned a garage and he abused his craftsman hoses and another friend who used garden hoses daily...
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    Pennzoil Platinums disappearing from local Walmarts

    Some people are missing the point. Its not about shelf space. As I mentioned, there is a big wide and tall empty section where the Pennzoil Platinums once were. No effort to replace them or reassign the space for another product. And this is happening at every local Walmart. Like 5...
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    Pennzoil Platinums disappearing from local Walmarts

    Every time I shop at Walmart I keep tabs on Pennzoil Platinum availability and prices. I've been noticing for months that the PPs have been dwindling at all my local Walmarts. I check several stores within 20 miles. There were literally only 2 jugs in a local store yesterday and there is a...
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    Who remembers Green GC 0w-30?

    I was an Autozone GC stalker back in the day. Still have a quart of the Green enshrined in a mason jar so I can just look at it. Still have a few quarts of the Gold formula they went to that was left over from my stash when AZ put it on clearance and I bought two cases. People wondered about...
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    Can I use collinite after turtle wax ceramic?

    Hey guys. I have a 9 year old Hyundai. It never got any special attention for the paint. I just used the same jug of Armor All wash and wax. Washed the car with a horse hair brush by hand. Sprayed it off when done. Water always beaded in fine drops when it rained over 9 years. I don't...
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    PUP vs PP... can't find PUP locally. Is there a difference???

    Used PUP in the first two oil changes in my new car. 22.5K change is coming up. Amazon is running weeks behind I guess still and I need to change it soon. So what is the difference in PUP and PP? I can get PP at the local Walmart. It would stand to reason that the U in PUP means it is a...
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    Does a cold engine make more power?

    A lot of this uncertainty is directly related to emissions control. The computer can do all sorts of trickery depending on coolant temps and Intake air temperature. And you're right... any engine allowed to idle will heat soak and have reduced power. Intake air temperature can get pretty...
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    Wheel bearing grease discussion

    Here's some real world for you. I've owned 20 83-93 5.0L fox body mustangs over the years and put over a million miles on them collectively. I used to run with a crowd of 5.0L drag racers (for 15+ years.) I knew dozens of Mustang and "Ford" guys that would own nothing but Fords. We were all...
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    Low mileage Hundai Kona 5w-20 or 5w-30?

    GimmeTorq, We absolutely LOVE the Kona. Be sure to pay the extra little bit for the Tech Package, as it gives you a lot of options for a small price. We went with SEL trim with FWD because AWD kills the fuel economy and probably hurts the handling hauling around 200 extra pounds in the back...
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    Wheel bearing grease discussion

    I guess its like handguns. By the mid 80's they had been perfected. Nothing new to speak of.
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    Low mileage Hundai Kona 5w-20 or 5w-30?

    This Kona has the Atkinson 2.0L "Nu" engine... no GDI. Only old school port injectors... My 200k mile 2012 Accent w/ GDI never had any issues with dilution. 7500+ mile oil changes. And get this... it has 22k+ mile German Castrol oil in the sump right now that's a year old. Now it did see 6...
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    Wheel bearing grease discussion

    The Ford "Moly EP" spec means its a grease that has been formulated with Molybdenum Disulfide. EP means it meets specs that qualifies it as an Extreme Pressure grease as in it can take higher loads. Molybdenum Disulfide was known for decades as the best lubricating grease available. One of the...
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    Does a cold engine make more power?

    Here's my empirical evidence gained from real world experience but it might not apply to new vehicles with exotic tech... fuel injected cars made from the mid 80's up to at least 2004 will see a significant boost in performance at the dragstrip if allowed to cool off for an hour or so and then...
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    Wheel bearing grease discussion

    Ford's been doing the "Special Moly EP" thing since at least the 80's. I'd just make sure those synthetics meet Ford's EP (extreme pressure) spec. Just because they say synthetic doesn't mean they lubricate better. I guess their advantage is in extreme high temp situations as in descending a...
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    Low mileage Hundai Kona 5w-20 or 5w-30?

    Thanks dparm. The Kona has the 2.0L Atkinson Cylcle engine. Its non turbo. The car isn't stressed in any way. Basic transportation with regular longer range, highway speed usage. Although It will probably start seeing some moderate idling with the A/C on to keep the interior comfortable...
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    Low mileage Hundai Kona 5w-20 or 5w-30?

    Help guys. My new Kona has 17k on it and will need an oil change soon. I've run PUP 5w-30 and over the winter PUP 5w-20. I didn't really notice a difference in fuel economy. The weather's warming up and I don't know what to use now. The owners manual recommends 5w-20 and it also says...
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    Magnet IN crankcase for break-in ?

    I have a new Predator generator with the 212cc Hemi engine. Also I bought two spare Hemi engines just because they were so cheap and who knows when the trade war with China will see these sort of things go way up in price. They already have gone up a bit. Anyway, none of the three 212cc Hemi...
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    B&S riding mower long filter short filter etc.

    I need a filter for my Husqvarna riding mower. 18.5hp 540cc Intek engine. It has a short black filter on it (from factory.) I have available locally three B&S filters that have the same bases. A short black one, a short yellow one and a long black one. Short black one has # 492932s on the...
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    Husq. B&S 18.5 Intek riding mower filter?

    Am I correct in assuming that as long as the filter screws down firmly and the rubber gasket is the right diameter and seals then the filter will work? Or is there an issue with the direction the oil flows through the filter or a possible problem with anti drainback filters? What was the guy...
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