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    Question on Time-Based Interval for Brake Replacement

    My 2015 Chevy Traverse has about 75,000 miles on it with the OEM brakes. It was built in December 2014. It sees a lot of city and some highway miles. So far the amount of pad material looks Ok, but I wanted to see if there was any knowledge of a time-based replacement interval. Any...
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    Autel MP808K

    I just picked up an Autel MP808K from Amazon the other day. This thing is pretty darn cool. It scans all the modules in the car, has bi-directional control, allows for integration into TeamViewer for control on a PC away from the vehicle and will do some basic TPMS and key fob programming...
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    Oil for 2005 BMW X3

    My neighbor asked me to help him with an oil change for a 2005 BMW X3 that his lady friend drives. I know it specs the BMW Long Life 5w30 or 5w40. Are there any acceptable alternatives like Mobil 1 or MaxLife Synthetic? Thanks in advance!
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    Havoline ProDS 5W-30 Full Synthetic

    I see that Wal-Mart has this in a 6 qt box which would be perfect for my Traverse. Has anyone used this? I tried to find some current UOAs but failed. Any thoughts on this oil? <a...
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    Findings Regarding Tire Life Relative to Time

    So I've recently been in the market for some snow tires. These would be mounted on separate rims and only bolted on to the vehicle when inclement weather arrives. Aside from those instances, they will be stored in my garage away from UV light and any ozone producing electric motors. Given...
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    Camless Valvetrains

    This looks cool, but I would question the longevity. <a href=""...
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    Sig P320

    I'm seriously considering buying one once I can justify it to my wife. Anyone out there had a chance to put 1,000 rounds through one yet? If so, how'd it perform?
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    Thoughts on Sig P938

    I was looking at these the other day and was curious if anyone had some experience with this firearm. Thanks in advance!
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    2011 Equinox 2.4L 6-Spd Trans Fluid Dark/Black

    So I drained the transmission fluid out of my 2011 Equinox this weekend because I was curious since it shifts so much. To my surprise it came out near-black. At only 36,500 miles I could not believe what I was seeing. Does anyone know if they put a dye in that assembly at the factory to check...
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    Considering changing CC firearm

    So at my old job there were no restrictions on firearms, & I wore suits all day so conceal/carry was easy. I chose the XDm 45 in 4.5" barrel. I have a different job now, and the main time I'd be carrying is in street clothes. In a T-shirt it's not an issue, but if I wear a fitted button down...
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    New Sig Sauer P224

    Any curious about these? I know they aren't out yet, but I'm anxious to hold & shoot one. Thoughts? <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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    Choice of P226 .40 S&W or XD(m) 45

    So I have the nice dilemma of having to choose between the XD(m) fullsize .45ACP vs the Sig Sauer P226 w/ Siglite Night Sites & short-reset trigger in .40 S&W. Paid a similar price for each... Which would you choose?
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    3M DIY Fuel/Air System Clean-Up

    So I tried this product today by 3M on the Equinox since it turned a year old after seeing some issues by other manufacturers with deposits. Has anyone else used this? I'm not expecting much since the vehicle has 15,000 miles on it, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to keept things clean. I got...
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    I know that many have stated that the Sig Sauer P229 is a great side arm. I've held and fired one with the DA/SA trigger and liked it as well. I have the opportunity to buy the DAK version in a .40 S&W for a pretty good price. I've never tried the DAK trigger on those Sigs before, but the 6.5...
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    Watch out for over-training in exercise

    I just found out the hard way about over-training after talking to a doctor. I was recently diagnosed with shingles following four weeks of training that included 30-40 minute weight training sessions of two muscle groups followed by some high intensity/impact track/cardio workouts. The...
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    Thoughts on a Glock 21 SF

    I'm looking at hand guns for various reasons, and I keep coming back to the Glock 21 SF. I like the .45 & the fact that it can also be used for hunting. Does anyone have any experiences with this gun, or would I be better off going for the G30?
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    Lawn Boy w/ B&S 6.75 ft-lb Hard Starting when warm

    I have an 18-month-old Lawn Boy with the four-stroke 6.75 ft-lb Briggs & Stratton engine. I would consider it well-maintained, but I suppose that is in the eye of the beholder. This summer it started to have issues when starting after being turned off. It can be five minutes or an hour of run...
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    Revisiting the GM 2.4L SIDI Oil Changes

    Sorry to dig up an old topic, but a few searches haven't yielded a consensus on how these have looked in UOAs. My wife and I pulled the trigger on a 2011 Equinox with a 2.4L SIDI. I'm leaning toward changing the factory fill at 1,500 miles since the OLM is counting down fairly quickly. I'm...
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    Rent or purchase welder

    I need to use a welder for a home project except none of my friends have one. I see that Home Depot has a Lincoln I can rent, but I'm not sure of the fees yet. My question is would I be better off buying a flux wire welder or renting from Home Depot. My usage would be relatively light...
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    Basement wall supports

    One of the walls in my basement has a slight bow to it. The wall isn't sheared at all. I just want to correct the slight bow. Wall anchors are not an option since we don't have enough room around the edge of the house to dig. The remaining options are the PowerBrace or Reinforcer systems...