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    Car battery completely drained - Too late to save?

    Long story short, The car was left with the interior lights on for 4 days and the battery was completely dead. Since I needed to take it to work the next day I was in a hurry to get it working again. I used my charger and threw it on the 12V 2 amp charge for about 10 minutes, then switched it...
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    Applying wax/ sealant but not buffing it off?

    I was thinking about this as I dinged my head on my garage door opener for the 3rd time as I was trying to buff the sealant off of the roof of my truck. What would be the harm if I applied my sealant like usual, but just left it there on the roof of my truck instead of buffing it off...
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    Need a hedge trimmer - what to look for?

    Like the title says, I'm in need of a hedge trimmer. I've never owned one before, but a few of my massively overgrown shrubs just can't be ignored any more. I'm trying to figure out if there's a big difference between similarly spec'd gas and battery powered trimmers? I'd prefer battery...
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    Bought a 2013 Expedition...

    Wow, what a beast lol. I was originally looking at picking up an older Expedition (2007-2009), and to keep my Frontier as a weekend chore truck. However, after some searching, I determined that for the used car prices, none of the vehicles were maintained up to my standards (I am a bitoger...
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    Negotiating with a dealership for a used car.

    I'm looking for a used SUV and I've found one at a local Nissan dealership. I'm having trouble figuring out a reasonable sale price for the vehicle. It's listed at $23,000, just dropped from $25,000 recently. From what I can tell, trade in values are from $17,000 to $20,000 based on its...
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    Any later model Expeditions on here? 2007-2010

    I'm just curious if anyone has any reliability thoughts/experiences with these vehicles. The seem to be decently rated in everything I've read on the internet, but I wouldn't mind some real world experiences. I've gotten a lot of great information on here over the years so hopefully that...
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    Samsung Plasma Issues

    Does anyone have a good web resource for troubleshooting my tv? I've googled a ton, and originally thought my TV was having the "Samsung bad capacitor problem", but after researching a bit my problem sounds a bit different from a bad capacitor. Here's a video of the exact problem I'm having...
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    What's causing build-up on my brake rotors?

    On both of my front rotors, there is a build-up of material on the inside only of each rotor (both sides facing the engine). The material is quite bumpy and I have no idea what it might be. There is a thin band of shiny metal showing from the small contact patch where the inner brake pads are...
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    LG NEXUS 4

    I just thought I'd post this. Google is selling these UNLOCKED starting at $299. So If anyone wants to give android a whirl without locking in to a contract, these phones should be a cheap way to test it out. They aren't 4GLTE (they're hspa+), but seem like a decent phone otherwise. <a...
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    I just discovered a 240V outlet in my garage...

    Discovered = me walking by it almost every day for the past 5 years and finally thinking about what it was for. So, is there anything cool I can use it for?
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    Is this the proper way to waterproof a shower?

    I just threw this together at work. I'm replacing a shower, and since the old one had plastic walls, I need some advice on how to build the new "tile" walls and keep it water proof. Here's a picture of what I'm planning. <img src="http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r315/d189379/SHOWER.png"...
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    I need some opinions on a lawn tractor

    I have 0.6 acres to cut of pretty flat grass. I've found one locally that seems okay, and a few that are in the US. I'm going to be in Montana soon so I've picked a few that I'd bring with me on my way back. (My only concern is if the mower is a piece of junk and I need to return it, but they...
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    How long would opened oil keep?

    I'm considering buying a 20L pail of oil for my bike, but I probably would need a few years before I'd use it all. How long should I expect oil to keep once it's been opened?
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    Motomaster 5W20 syn, 10,700km, 08 Nissan Frontier

    MAKE/MODEL: Nissan 4.0L V-6 VQ40DE OIL TYPE & GRADE: Motomaster Syn 5W/20 OIL USE INTERVAL: 10,700 KM - 11 MONTHS OIL MM5w20 UNIVERSAL AVG KMS IN USE 10300 9100 KMS 81000 - SAMPLE TAKEN 3/27/12 - ALUMINUM 4 4 CHROMIUM...
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    Learning to (hobby) weld....

    I was out for dinner last weekend and we were seated beside a large wine rack which was made up of 1" tube and 1" angle welded together. The angle was 1/8" material and I'm guessing the tube was the same. It got me thinking that welding would be a hobby that I'd like to pick up. I've been...
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    Honda / Acura HTO-06, Mobil 1 10W30 okay?

    Any issue running Mobil 1 10W30 (not HTO-06 certified) instead of Mobil 1 5W30 (HTO-06 certified)? I bought a bunch of 10W30 on sale and want to use it in my wife's 08 RDX turbo. The car is past the warranty, and I know these 2 oils are virtually identical in every way. (I'm running it...
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    Not political...Printing money and inflation...

    I understand that printing money can cause inflation, but just one quick question. How does that printed money get into the markets? Does the fed just print it and give it away? Who gets it? How do they get it? I don't need an in-depth answer, just something for a simple commoner...
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    What is the value of a UOA?

    Can you actually determine if one oil brand/grade causes more wear than another? Or does it tell you which brand/grade keeps more wear metals/ contaminants in suspension? Or which brand/grade cleans the engine better? Or none of the above? Maybe they're just useless?
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    Where do I research Riding Mowers/ Lawn Tractors?

    After I finished utting my lawn yesterday, as I sat with an ice pack on my lower back, I started thinking it might be time to start looking into replacing my push mower for the sake of my own health, lol. Some quick research, and I find that used riding mowers/tractors (I don't know what the...
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    Most durable (longest lasting) wax/sealant/etc

    Just curious what everyones opinions are on the longest lasting product? I'm mostly interested in longevity, not so much on shine/gloss/etc. So what are your experiences? I've had pretty good luck with Klasse AIO and a coat of sealant glaze. I seem to get a good 4 months or so out of this combo...
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