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    My trans finally blew

    First time in my life, I have had a trans failure. 2004 Avalanche, 225K miles. Cha-ching!
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    Anyone watching "The Ultimate Cowboy" hosted by Trace Atkins?

    https://www.insp.com/shows/ultimate-cowboy-showdown/ Its in Season 2 now. I even knew one of the competitors in Season 1. https://www.chron.com/news/article/Local-cattlewoman-discusses-her-time-on-reality-14545414.php
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    James Bond walks into a bar

    A very confident James Bond walks into a bar and takes a seat next to a very attractive woman. He gives her a quick glance, and then casually looks at his watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, "Is your date running late?" "No," he replies, "Q has just given me this...
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    Is AFM still an issue for 5.3L Chevy trucks?

    My co-worker is looking for a used Chevy Silverado. I told him from 2007 on there is an issue with their AFM systems. I know there are ways to disable or delete the AFM system. My question is, did the this issue ever get resolved, basically? If so, what year model Silverado is safe to buy with...
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    Damaged or dead Palm trees.

    As everyone knows, we had a generational cold event in Texas. Please limit your replies to vegetation damage. What is the prognosis for the palm and citrus trees along the Gulf Coast? I ask because I read conflicting information on line, and would like to hear some real world experiences.
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    Car songs

    What songs do you like that have cars or trucks in their lyrics. I will start it out: "I go out ridin' in my 6.6!"
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    Any UOA's of never changed, "top off oil only" vehicles?

    Some have vehicles that get to a point where only the filter is changed periodically, and oil never changed but is only topped off as needed. Most of these are adding a quart every 500-1000 miles. Any UOA's of these?
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    Any Austin Westlake fans here?

    Austin Westlake pounded Southlake Carroll in the State Championships this weekend. It was a unique Father vs. Son matchup https://www.statesman.com/story/sports/2021/01/16/westlake-carroll-6-a-di-title-game/4189982001/...
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    Caw wash wax?

    I know many of you guys are detail fanatics, but what do you all think about the wax that is used at a carwash, either by hand held DIY pressure wash or that a mechanical drive through applies? Of course I know its not on par with the best products on the market many of you use, but any...
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    Off Road - 4WD section suggestion

    I would like to suggest a dedicated Off Road & 4WD section for full size vehicles. I believe if that section were to be created, it would be very popular. It should exclude ATV's, Gators, side-by-sides, dirt bikes and the like, and include only full sized "street legal" vehicles. Give it a try...
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    Sandblasting the Avalanche!

    I have been having a lot of fun with my 2004 Avalanche at the Xtream Off Road park near Houston. https://offroadingpro.com/xtreme-off-road-park-and-beach/ My 2wd Avalanche is nothing special at all. 220K miles, 5.3L V8, bone stock, work truck. Honestly, the truck is not worth much, so we take...
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    10 years straight of total boredom

    "The most popular car color of 2020 was this. It's not that colorful at all" https://www.foxnews.com/auto/most-popular-car-color-2020 White 38% Black 19% Grey 15% Silver 9%. Monochomatic mania. First real colors were blue at just 7% and red at just 5%.
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    The underwear analogy

    It seems like a million times the "dirty underwear analogy" has came up whenever discussing using a quality filter for a 2nd interval. Yes I know those who use it think its cute and they feel real clever, but honestly its flat out wrong. Keeping a filter on after 5,000 miles is not like...
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    Do you see any Pemex yet?

    Or "Petroleos Mexicanos" gas stations? They are popping up in Houston.
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    Never change, Just add oil only?

    I am curious to see how many have owned a vehicle where the oil was never changed, but just continually topped off, due to leaks or consumption, or whatever. Would one fresh quart going in every 1000 miles be sufficient, assuming the filter was changed on a regular basis?
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    Weird tire wear

    My right rear tires keeps wearing down until its slick, over and over again. The rest of my tires lasts almost forever. Crazy, ain't it?
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    Down and almost (?) out.

    I have been away for a few weeks. I have had quite an adventure lately. To keep it short, I have struggled with abdominal pain for the past few years, it would come and go but the episodes have got progressivly worse. About 10 days ago, I doubled over in pain and could not get up to my feet. I...
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    Wear question.

    Asking for a friend, his truck was out of alignment, and his almost new tires on the front have bad wear (lost 50% or more) on the outside edges only. The inside edges are perfect. He moves them to the back after the alignment. Question is, will the wear start to even out with them on the back...
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    Swimming in Louisiana

    An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as...
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    UOA turnaround time?

    About how long does Blackstone take to generate your results, from the day you mail out your sample?
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