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  1. SSerian

    Made in USA- Subpar quality

    Purchased an air filter online. Made in USA by a major company. Notice the overrun from the foam mold on the filter element and the “dog ear”. The glue on the back isn’t center and just appears to be slapped on. The edges look like they were trimmed with an Exacto. This company makes good...
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    NAPA Conventional/ Blend $11.99 5qts

    October sale for the whole month. 5w20,5w30,10w30 and 10w40 in 5qt jugs all on sale. Napa Conventional (blue bottle). 5w20 and 5w30 are syn blends. Good price for Valvoline in a Napa badged bottle.
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    Oil Supply in Stores

    Is it just me or has anyone noticed that some oils that were always in stock are now hit or miss. I stopped by my local Walmarkts this weekend and the shelves were less that half stocked. Several weights and brands completely out of stock. I will say that this particular store is known for...
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    Valvoline VR1 20w-50 19.99 6qts

    19.99 for 6 qts on until sold out Valvoline VR1 Racing SAE 20W-50 Motor Oil - $19.99 - Free shipping for Prime members
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    Valvoline VR1 20w-50; 6 qts

    Valvoline 20w-50 VR1 racing oil. 19.99 for 6 quarts at These deals are only good until they sell out or the end of the day.
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    New Toro- Uneven Cut

    I recently purchased a new Toro Timecutter 42”. The machine runs great and seems to be well built but the cut is less than desirable. I have checked the side to side and front to rear level of the deck. I have checked tire pressures and even adjusted the anti scalp wheels. I just can seem...
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    Gasbuddy Rewards- Missing Gasback $

    I have been a Gasbuddy member for some time and have enjoyed the Gasback rewards. However I have recently noticed that large purchases where I would get more “Gasback” are not being recognized by the app and I am missing rewards. Are there other Gasbuddy members on here and what have been their...
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    Calling all Hams

    Recently charged up my old 2m Yaesu HT. I had to update the tone frequencies on some of stored repeaters on the unit. I’ve been scanning the airwaves the last couple of days. Doesn’t seem like as much traffic as I remembered. Anyone licensed?
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    Your Favorite Canned Man Food

    As a land surveyor, I find myself in the middle of nowhere from time to time performing work. I generally have a stash of some cheap canned meat or other food to throw in my tool belt so I can eat while I’m away from the truck. My go to’s are Beanie Weenie and Vienna (has to be BBQ) and maybe...
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    Damaged Shipment- Large Heavy Item

    So I ordered a large heavy item the 1st week of November. (600lbs). Shipping company called to schedule a delivery date and we set one up for last Tuesday. Well, the shipment didn’t arrive and I didn’t not receive a call or anything. The whole time I can run the tracking number and it shows...
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    Any Compound Media Fans?

    A lot (ok 95%) of their material and shows can be quite raunchy but they always put a smile on my face. One of those smiles that makes your face hurt.
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    Looking for a good book on Investing

    Currently about to dig into Mutual Funds for Dummies. What books have you more experienced investors found useful?
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    2013 Tacoma Base- Intermittent A/C blinking light

    I recently noticed that my a/c light starts blinking intermittently and the a/c begins to quit blowing cold air. I can cycle the ac switch, leaving it off for 10 seconds, and the ac will start back working. I know if the light is blinking then the ac speed sensor is detecting a mismatch...
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    New Valvoline?

    Received an email from Valvoline today. The Original. Better Than Ever. Valvoline motor oil has been reformulated to even provide better protection against the four major causes of engine breakdown - heat, friction, wear, and deposits. Because an original never stops improving. So what was...
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    Violet. My 2016 Subaru WRX STI

    US Highway 441 between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC.
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    Valvoline High Mileage Syn 5w-20 Dexos 1 Gen 2

    Found while browsing the PQIA website. Still like this add pack along with Castrol Magnatec add pack. Link: <a href="" target="_blank">http:/<wbr>/<wbr><wbr>Valvoline_HM_FS_5W20.html</a>
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    Oil Smell

    Deep thought. Have you ever smelled your clean fresh oil out of the bottle? I have a stash of different oils and weights naturally because I'm an oil snob and a member of BitOG. Some bought on sale and such. The following is a description of the smells encountered. AMSOIL OE 0w20. Wow...
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    Napa 0w-20 syn 5k mi; Toyota 2.7L 70k mi

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre>2013 Toyota Tacoma 4x2 2.7L 4cyl 70,027 miles on vehicle NAPA Syn 0w20 Fram Extra Guard ([censored]) Blackstone Comments: The NAPA oil and Fram filter held up quite well. The...
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    2016 WRX STi 6008 Miles RedLine 5w30 UOA

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SSerian</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Subaru Factory Fill 6008 miles Subaru WRX STi One long road trip to 100 Acre Wood Rally that involved very dusty roads. No makeup oil added. I did swap to a Perrin foam filter...
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    2016 Subaru STi Factory Fill 3864 miles

    Subaru Factory Fill 3864 miles Subaru WRX STi Car was gently driven for the most part with some hard pulls after 1000 miles for break in purposes. Some stop and go daily commuting. I wish I had changed this oil sooner but I don't think it's that bad for a first oil change. I expected high...