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    Locomotive "Threw a Piston"

    I looked around and couldn't find this thread anywhere in here, so - yep, it looks like the loco <a href="" target="_blank">"threw a piston"</a> all right!! <img src="/forums/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="eek" title="eek" height="15"...
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    Tranny Flush as Condition of FORD ESP Warranty??

    I just had an interesting discussion with my local Ford dealer's Service Manager. I have an '07 Expedition with 65K miles, and the Ford Extended Service Plan (ESP); the "Premium Care", highest coverage/cost plan. It'll be good to 96K miles. The guy told me that, as a condition of the ESP...
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    Wheels out of balance?

    This evening, my brother and I were mounting some Blizzaks for my Expedition. He has a neat, high tech spin balancer (sorry, don't know the brand) which shows the amount of weight required on the inside and outside of the assembly, as well as the location, obviously. For the heck of it, we...
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    The Pregnant Turkey

    One year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store. When my sister left, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the...
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    Wolf's Head 15-40 Semi-Synthetic - Thoughts

    Stopped at the local NAPA store today to pick up something or other, and wandered into the oil section, naturally. <img src="/forums/graemlins/34.gif" alt="USA" title="USA" height="28" width="32" /> I saw Wolfs Head 15-40 "Semi-Synthetic", and thought "hey, that's neat", then, when I asked...
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    Oshkosh 2010 Airshow

    <a href="" target="_blank">Oshkosh</a> 2010.
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    WIX PowerSport Made by "Affina"

    Picked up a WIX (NAPA, actually) PowerSports #1348 filter for my BMW motorcycle this morning - on the side, it says "Affina, Gastonia, NC". I'm guessing Affina is a WIX subsidiary? <img src="/forums/graemlins/54.gif" alt="confused" title="confused" height="22" width="15" />
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    RTS 10-40 In GoldWIng?

    Brother changed the oil in his GoldWing this afternoon - used new Rotella "T" 10-40. After he was done, we looked at the bottles, and noticed "Energy Saving" on the label. Now he's wondering if there might be a problem with the wet clutch. It doesn't say Energy <span style="font-weight...
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    My New Ride!! BMW R1200GS

    Added this to the stable a couple weeks ago: <img src="" alt="" /> It's quite the bike. I rode a 2010 version at the local (State College, PA) dealer's "Demo Day" about three weeks ago, and was lusting mightily for...
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    17-35 Synthetic Racing Oil???

    Watching SpeedTV right now - they're showing last year's Charlotte World of Outlaws race (tonite's race postponed by rain). They did a segment on Steve Kinser's engine, and his crew chief said they use "17-35 synthetic oil". <img src="/forums/graemlins/54.gif" alt="confused" title="confused"...
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    UOA Suzuki 1000cc V-Strom, M1 10-40HM, 1350 Mi

    Okay, got Blackstone's report back today. The bike is a 1000cc water-cooled V-twin. Filter is Puro ML16818. The oil was M1 10-40HM which was what I put in before last winter. I changed it this time (put in M1 15-50) at only 1350 miles because the shift feel was getting notchy. I know...
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    Premium vs regular gas

    Read something some weeks ago at a cycle forum, and something strange just popped into my conscious (stuff like that happens more and more as I age; what I want to remember, I can't, while other stuff just pops up when it wants to <img src="/forums/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="blush"...
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    Good Fortune?

    Friend of mine recently returned from a trip to France to deal with his late uncle's estate. He said the uncle, who was a bit eccentric, had left his old farm to him. While he was looking around the place, he noticed there were a bunch of chickens and baby chicks in the chicken coop, and he...
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    1936 Model A Ford With MC FL1-A Filter

    Saw this on a 1936 Model "A" at a cruise-in/car show yesterday. The filter's turned a bit, and I couldn't get my girl to understand exactly what I wanted to show, but, it's an FL1-A, alright!! <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" />...
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    Best oil for Yamaha/Star Roadliner

    This should liven things up!! Nephew just picked up a Yamaha/Star <a href="" target="_blank">Roadliner</a> - an 1854cc air-cooled V-Twin, and is wondering what the 'best' oil would be. Side note - that thing is a...
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    YB 5-30 Good for 5K OCI in Mazda 2.3 Turbo?

    Had to get my girl's oil changed at QuikLube this AM (time...); they used YB 5-30 (I watched); I guess that's what came out of the bulk tank, anyway. My normal OCI is 5,000 miles with MC 5-30, but the YB should be good for that, right? <img src="/forums/graemlins/54.gif" alt="confused"...
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    Used PhotoCopiers Being Mined for Sensitive Data

    This pretty <a href="" target="_blank">scary stuff</a>. Is there anything that's actually secure any more??? <img src="/forums/graemlins/27.gif" alt="hide" title="hide" height="35" width="26" />
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    SR-71 Video

    YouTube <a href="" target="_blank">video</a> about Kelly Johnson and the SR-71. <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" />
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    Why the Giant Pennzoil Pop-up???

    There is a giant Pennzoil pop-up that blocks half my screen - how do I make it go away??? <img src="/forums/graemlins/54.gif" alt="confused" title="confused" height="22" width="15" /> The little "CLOSE" button doesn't close it, and I can't see either the post I'm trying to read, or what I'm...
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    What a Great Day!!

    Temperature in the low-mid 70's here in SW PA today, so a bunch of us headed out. My V-Strom (M1 10-40HM), brother Stan - Goldwing (Rotella 15-40), his wife Kathy on a 250 Honda "Reflex" scooter (just changed last night - Honda 10-40) they picked up yesterday, friend Steve on a Goldwing...