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    Ryobi impact wrench - dielectric grease?

    I'm not complaining but wanted to check if others had this on their Ryobi cordless power tools. I just bought a new P262 Ryobi Impact wrench (600ft/lbs 1/2" drive), looks great. Yes I did pop in a battery, works fine.. but.. I looked down the hole to the electrical connectors on the tool...
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    Now Michigan.. snow storm

    Well.. Looks like Michigan is getting its turn for a winter storm!! All winter season it has been going around us, not this time! I wonder how much we will really get, will it be the amount the local weather forecasters say?? Hmm...
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    Ancel FX2000 scanner - Amazon Lightning deal.. 5 hrs.. remain $105!

    AS 09GLS post about this scanner, it got me thinking that I would like to update my older Harbor Freight scanners. Since my older one doesn't offer scanning abs/srs systems. I went to look tonight and found there's an Amazon lighning deal ($24 off), for the next 5 hours (as I write this) plus...
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    Castrol 5w30 magnatec 5qt prices.. walmart/amazon??

    Usually Walmart or even Amazon was a place I'd buy a 5qt jug of Magnatec 5w-30.. But I had to share this insanity.. When did Magnatec become $50+ at Amazon?! It's usually around $20 a jug both at Walmart and Amazon.. I checked Walmart they're upped their prices for more than Oreilly...
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    2006 scion tc intake manifold oil leak

    I discovered a weeping oil leak on the air intake manifold on my 06 Scion tc. I know the 2az-fe engine has the head bolt issue, but that doesn't look like the issue here. It's only one bolt (furthest right side) that's wet with oil towards the throttle body (driver's side of the car).. I didn't...
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    speeder in michigan.. 180mph!

    Just got done reading this in the michigan news.. here in michigan the state police caught a guy doing 180mph on I-75 in monroe (south of detroit, going towards ohio). All it said was that it was a 2016 Dodge.. I'm thinking.. ok, what dodge doesn't have a top speed limiter? And if there was...
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    Castrol Magnatec 5w30, 96 Civic

    Yes for those of you who had a good laugh at me asking if Blackstone was open, yes, they are! lol.. <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" /> Just got my UOA back.This is (for me) an extended oil change. This one went 9 months and 5901...
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    Blackstone labs... open??

    With everything being shut down in this country.. have to ask.. is Blackstone Labs open?? yes I could call them, but easier to post if anyone knew.. <img src="/forums/graemlins/12.gif" alt="Coffee" title="Coffee" height="21" width="29" />
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    Proof manufacturer- different label + same battery.

    As everyone talks about how there are only three major automotive battery manufacturers and how they just slap labels of the store on the same exact battery they supply. Well I just got an advance auto battery for my civic 51r size. Their house brand is autocraft. I know it's made by Clarios...
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    06 Scion TC 5w30 Magnatec...

    Hey.. haven't posted a lot lately, been busy, but did have time to send in my 10month run (2944 miles) of 5w30 Magnatec to Blackstone. This is for my 06 Scion TC with the 2az-fe engine. No burning oil, or leaks. The oil filter used is a Toyota YZZF1. I really didn't plan on letting the oil go...
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    Groundhog day! Phil did NOT see his shadow..

    Well.. Looks like good 'ol Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning.. Predicting an early spring! I sure hope so! <img src="/forums/graemlins/banana2.gif" alt="banana" title="banana" height="35" width="33" /> <a...
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    96 Civic - 5w30 Castrol Magnatec

    Here's my latest UOA on the 96 Civic. This time I upped the viscosity to 5w30, Castrol Magnatec. It was working so well, no engine complaints, that I forgot it was 6-7 months since I last changed the oil! I like how it stayed in the viscosity range better than the GTX (5w20) on the previous...
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    battery life? and new brand batteries at advance auto..

    okay there are two questions that I have. First, I had a group 24 battery gold 700 CCA from Advance Auto it's a Johnson's control battery. for the past two to three years I've had this battery on a battery tender always keeping it charged. Before putting it in the car I had it load tested...
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    BG Products Brake fluid conditioner

    I just found out that BG Products is making a Brake Fluid Conditioner to be added to brake fluid to increase corrosion resistance of the existing DOT3/4 brake fluid. Looks like it's versions of ethanol in this additive. I had to dig for the SDS to find this out.. What's everyone's thoughts? I...
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    Tires - brand new - stored..

    I have a car in storage, life happens. I have brand new tires for this car, stored in bags (sealed) and in a cool, dry environment, inside my place. Nowhere near any ozone-generating appliances. I bought them 2 years ago, but the car got stored, instead. My question is this. They have a...
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    96 Civic 5w20 Castrol GTX Ultraclean UOA

    Hey everyone. So I got the latest UOA back from using GTX Ultraclean 5w20. This is the 96 project civic, 1.6L vtec engine. Obviously no wear issues and it's a good oil, but again I felt for this engine was too thin. Call it my "butt dyno". I have since switched over to the new Magnatec...
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    VOA Castrol Magnatec D1G2, 5w30

    Thanks to everyone who posted that the new Magnatec "recipe" was out. I couldn't wait, I liked the specs. I searched around and I was able to find it at walmart (had it before anyone else) and it's in my project civic car now. I sent this VOA to Blackstone and just got it back today. Look at...
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    honda vs tyc a/c condenser?

    I wanted to get everyone's opinion of what to choose. I'm just not sure. I have a 96 civic (the project civic I've been working on), about 4-5 years ago gutted/replaced the entire a/c system. Went with mostly honda parts except for the condenser (tyc) and the compressor (denso). After the...
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    96 Civic 5w20 Castrol GTX Conventional

    This is my latest oil run using the Castrol GTX 5w20 Conventional oil. I did add onto the image, Blackstone thinks I rebuilt the engine, nope.. I just replaced the speedometer. I think this is a decent analysis, aluminum 1 part higher than their universal averages, I wasn't going to worry about...
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    UPDATE: TGMO 5w20/Civic 96..thinning out..

    Instead of trying to post this update in the mess that became my last posting, I decided to post it here. Better visibility. It is also for those who may be new to the UOA world and trying to learn how to read an UOA lab report. Hopefully my experience can help others. As some of you know...
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