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    2nd-3rd Gen Tundras and the front brakes

    I thought I'd start a new thread to go over my experiences and not garble up the other towing brake thread anymore. I have a 2014 Tundra with 121k miles. I just replaced the front pads/rotors for the 2nd time. I bought the truck new. First OEM set of pads/rotors were replaced about 65k...
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    2014 Tundra 4x4 - Road Force Balancing Helped

    This is more of a documentary post that hopefully will help others. I have a 2014 Tundra, 4x4 with 117k miles. I'm on the 3rd set of tires. First OE set (BFG AT type tires, NOT AT KOs) were severely mis-worn at 55k miles. I attribute that to my lack of maintenance (rotate/balance). I...
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    Kirkland 0W-20 at local Costco

    Just a heads up - I was able to buy the 0W-20 Kirkland oil at my local Costco last week for $25 / 10 quarts. I had not seen this weight in the store previously and it has taken Y E A R S for Costco to even carry 0W-20 from Mobil 1 or other brands in store from my experience. Maybe someone is...
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    2014 Tundra 110k miles, 10k OCI M1 AFE

    Here is my latest report from Blackstone. 2014 Toyota Tundra, 5.7L 4x4, had it since new. ~110k miles this oil change, 10k miles on oil, 1 quart of make up oil. I have done 8-10k mile oil change intervals. This oil change was primarily highway miles, some stop and go urban interstate...
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    New 2019 Toyota Highlander first oil change

    Before we even get started, I'm fully aware of how good modern oils are, how great modern engines are, and all the manufacturer's recommendations for oil change intervals and how none of them put anything in writing about dumping the factory fill before the recommended maintenance interval...
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    The Dream is this weekend.

    Who is going? Who will be watching via DOD? I would like to go one year. Been to the World twice, 2017 and 2018. 2018 was a rain out, they ran "Thursday" night....started the race at 3:30 am on Friday morning. Called the rest of the weekend at 10:00 am Friday. Not really interested in...
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    Eldora truck race tonight

    On FS1
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    Who is a Dirt Track regular?

    I live about a mile from Senoia Raceway in Georgia. I was a huge Nascar fan in the 90's and early 2000's. Like many like me, I don't know all the reasons I have stopped watching Nascar, but I have. I am a dirt track junkie now....kinda fell into it....one of those things that you can't...
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    2011 Toyota 5.7L Burning oil

    I have a 2011 Toyota Sequoia with the 5.7L engine, 100k miles. We bought it at 77,000 miles. I will admit not checking the dipstick before I made an offer and handing over the check. Shame on me. I checked it 12 miles down the road when I stopped to fill up. 2 quarts didn't even make a mark...
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    Another how do these plugs look

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    2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L 25k miles, 9k on oil

    This was the 3rd oil change on this truck. 5k, 15k and 24k miles. I sent the 15k mile oil change off to be tested and it came back pretty rough. Blackstone recommended a 7k OCI but I just couldn't find the time to do plus I was really hoping that the 15k was a good washout and the metals had...
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    Penn Plat 5W20 13k OCI Honda Ridgeline

    This is my first UOA. I am pretty proud of the results of the test. 2006 Honda Ridgeline, one of the first made (MFG date 1/05), currently at 191,400 miles, with the oil sample taken at 190,000 miles after a 13,000 mile run. I have owned this vehicle since it had 8800 miles on it and have...
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    Pics- 2006 Honda Ridgeline 3.5L 106K miles valves

    Here are some pictures I took recently when I replaced the valve cover gaskets on my Honda 3.5L. I have had this since 8800 miles and have been doing OCIs of generally 8-10k miles with Pennzoil Platinum or Mobil 1. Filters have been either Supertech, Wix or Napa Gold. <img...
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    Cell phone use while driving

    Whether it be yapping or texting, I'm finding myself more and more in favor of an all-out ban against the driver using a wireless device for any reason, bluetoofed or not. I see "grown men" (40,50,60 yo) going down the road (interstate, major surface street, minor 4-lane divided road, etc) with...
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    Chevron "Techron" at Costco

    In our local Costcos, they are selling (6) large bottles of Chevron fuel additive, which appears to be Techron for $10 (with coupon.) Last I recall, a bottle of this stuff retails for nearly $7. The Costco deal is a good'un, rite?
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    Flush Rad. / New hoses 2006 Honda Ridgeline

    Hello, I've got a Jan 2005 MFG date 2006 Honda Ridgeline (they are all the same chassis). I've got about 51k miles on it, I've had it about 2 years, bought it with 9k miles on it. Quite obvious it was either never driven (in-service date was Mar 2005) or a person in the military had it. 8800...
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    2005 GMC 2500HD 6.0L

    Since I didn't get an owner's manual with the truck and the Search function here is more or less useless, I decided to start a thread about this truck/engine. Is the good ole standard 5W30 the thing to use? Could I use 5W20 Syn?
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    Immediate results from PP

    I have a 2001 Honda Accord with ~ 75,000 miles on it. Have had it for 3 months. I bought it from a girl who I think really tried to maintain it great. Problem is that she would pretty much only go to Wal-Mart for oil changes and they used Castrol Bulk 10W30. Car calls for 5W20. I have run...
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    New Tires

    I needed to put FOUR MATCHING tires on my "new" 2001 Honda Accord. Been putting it off. Yesterday, the 2nd best tire on the car, which appeared to have 15k or so miles left, was missing some air. Slow leak, I was allowed to drive 125 miles on it after sitting for 8 hours after discovering the...
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    Stock Market correction?

    Not dooming-n-glooming, but is anyone besides me preparing for the next 3-400 point correction? I knew darn good and well back in the end of April that 11,600 was waaaaay too high for the DJIA. I KNEW something was gonna happen. I just hesitated 3 days too much and ended up losing some money...
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