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    Planning very special oil change

    Hi again, everyone! Wow it's been a LONG time. OK I have a dilemna about my oil change. It's once a year, I want it to go just right. My mechanic has talked me into the BG flush with the air blow-out (he refutes the notion that blowing it out with air just makes up for not doing the change with...
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    Maximizing fuel economy

    Hey y'all, it's been a LONG time. With gasoline prices being what they are, I wonder if anyone has tinkered with various speeds to see at what speeds would one get the best fuel economy (everything else being equal). I have a 1997 Bonneville with a 3800 Series II from an " '01 or '02 Buick...
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    My car over-heated....

    I got a cooling system flush with new rad cap and thermostat 2-3 days ago. A BG flush which included a stop-leak additive (as a matter of course) and GM Dex-Cool. I was impressed at how it ran hotter than the previous thermostat and hoped that my car would be warmer on the coldest 30 or so days...
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    best plugs for 3800-II V-6

    (FWIW consider checking <a href="http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=004066" target="_blank">http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=004066</a> ) but there are so many topics and sub-topics, I wanted this one to be seperate. The...
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    BG ATF flush

    I'll be getting a new trans pan gasket and that kinda domino-effects into a flush. The trans fluid is 2 years old and doesn't look bad, but doesn't look new either. The flush will be done on the 30th and they will be using the Redline ATF I bought (which I suppose will have a slight BG residue...
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    A/C questions

    I have a few A/C questions I was hoping a few people could help me with. With the A/C on my car, maybe it's just me doing a "lucky charm" sort of thing but I shut it off before shutting the engine off, and have the engine on before hitting the button to bring the compressor online. Is this...
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    Hard drive questions

    I am a Seagate fan. Anyone else? Anyone had bad (recent) experiences with Seagates, particularly Barracuda 7200.7 and 7200.8 models? I did, a 7200.8 toasted on me after just 3 months. But don't get a brand disloyalty just yet; I sure haven't! I have been waiting, since their June 14 '04 press...
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    VW directive: No more bulk oil

    Dunno how confidential this is, but a good source advised me that VW tested the first bit and the last bit of bulk oil coming out of a tanker that was dropping off bulk oil. The first bit was dark with additives that settled down, the last bit had insufficient additives. I know, not all...
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    POPE IS DEAD

    Sat, 02 Apr 2005 15:07:55 EST VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II, the leader of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, died Saturday at the age of 84. The Pope passed away at his apartment in the Vatican as tens of thousands of people gathered outside in St. Peter's Square to pray for him...
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    "...as Michelins are prone to do..."

    I just had a look at "the phantom tyre leak is driving me crazy" by Cryptokid. I have something similar, and I thought it might be the mag rim, but a tire-shop gent said there was not even much point in reseating it. There are tiny cracks in the sidewall, maybe an inch from the bead, and the air...
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    MoleKule "Brew" question

    Molekule or anyone that can aanswer this question: 6+ months ago you posted the recipe for your 'brew' and it calls for "2.5 quarts Fuel Power, 1 quart Neutra, and one 4 oz. can of Outlaw" But which Outlaw? I was going to buy some (several months back) and hit a brick wall since I learned there...
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    Define "flush"

    First I'd like to dispense with any "potty humor"...Yes, 'flush' makes me think of a toilet, but in the context of a car, flushing is not done 10+ times a day, it is a once-a year thing, perhaps even once in the life of the car. I ordered maybe 18 quarts of trans fluid, thinking I'd have a few...
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    Old oil in mower through winter?

    "Old oil OK for 20-min flush?" <a href="http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=14;t=000201" target="_blank">http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=14;t=000201</a> is a bit old and this is sort of a different matter. Same oil (10, 15, or...
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    "Peel & Stick" heaters

    I have been looking at some nifty devices that I didn't even know existed until a few weeks ago. They are peel & stick heaters. I was a tad unhappy when we couldn't post links, and I got a link or two from a BITOG member or two, but I won't be posting links to any...so I'll just keyboard about...
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    "Peel & Stick" heaters

    I have been looking at some nifty devices that I didn't even know existed until a few weeks ago. They are peel & stick heaters. I was a tad unhappy when we couldn't post links, and I got a link or two from a BITOG member or two, but I won't be posting links to any...so I'll just keyboard about...
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    A theory to ponder

    I hope this is the right place to post this question. I think I brought it up last winter but maybe that was a PM or email. See also "Is it alright to cover your radiator in the winter" by 2003TRD...but THIS post deals more with how, in theory, to get more heat coming from the actual combustion...
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    Home-use, furnace / AC-based air filters

    I was quite certain that there was some postings on the "3M" style filters used on furnaces in winter and A/C's in summer. I see listings and when I try to look at them it says the message does not exist. C'mon gang, donate to BITOG so we can afford more hard drive space and the topics won't...
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    Drinking water filters

    I have been meaning to post a question, or series of questions, on home water filters (for drinking water) for months. Actually I was a tad surprised that my search came up el zippo. I don't quite know why but I think Brita is not nearly as good as 95% of their customers think they are. I know a...
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    GC + A-RX through CDN winter

    For quite some time I have been planning to make a Guinea Pig of myself and be the first to try Auto-RX through a Canadian winter. Auto-RX comes out thick and a tad chunky especially if the bottle doesn't sit in hot water for a while before adding. Frank said it does not affect the pour point...
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    I apologize/ Molybdenum?.

    We have over 4291 members? WOW! And BTW, <img border="0" alt="[Welcome!]" title="" src="/forums/graemlins/welcome.gif" /> No need to apologize for having a follow-up question, IMHO. To answer someone's reply, if I understand the situation correctly, I think you would want "Post Reply."...
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