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    Thoughts on these cracks?

    A member on a rav4 forum was asking about their tire cracking, curious to know what you think. 2018 rav4 with 30k, all four tires have the shoulder cracking
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    Wonder what caused this tread separation

    A member on another forum I visit had some of his tires fail recently, I wonder what you guys think caused it. They look like they had some miles on them, but the wear doesn't look excessive, not like he had driven them down to the cords. "Turns out my amazon special tires started dying. Tread...
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    Read a story about wood stain rags causing a fire

    I just read a story about some wood stain soaked rags that were inside a plastic bag combusting, and starting a fire. As a worry wart, I've always worried about stuff like this. My question to those smarter than me, how does this happen? How do rags in a plastic bag just combust and start a...
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    Tape measure that isn't like a wet noodle?

    Any recommendations for a good tape measure that will stay straight when it's extended, and doesn't bend as easily? I admit I usually use cheap tape measures, and that's likely the problem.. But I'm just curious to see if anyone has recommendations for a solid tape measure. Maybe I should just...
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    Repair the tire, or keep driving?

    Found a small screw in my tire tread tonight, tires are fairly new, were put on around 4 months ago. It does appear to be in a location that is safe to repair, I'm just not sure if I should since the tire still holds air just fine. Tread depth where the small screw went in = 8/32 or 9/32...
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    coil pack question

    I have a 2009 Subaru legacy with around 230k. It still has the oem coil pack installed, and I noticed something weird inside one of the holes. If you look inside, there are some dark marks that I can't remove with cleaning. -Do you think those marks affect the operation of that cylinder, or is...
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    AC condenser leak question

    I want to start off by saying I know very little about AC systems. In the fall I noticed a leak coming from under the dryer which is attached to my condenser. I've cleaned the area up, and it continues to leak and leak. My subaru has over 200k on it, and the more miles it gets on it, the more...
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    Waxy substance in coolant out of new bottle?

    A member at a subaru message board posted this picture, said the following: "Hey I replaced my upper coolant hose and added Zerex coolant today. When pouring the coolant in the filter funnel I noticed a wax collecting. (see attached pic) Anyone else noticed this before?" I'm just wondering...
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    Surge protection on old 2 wire outlets

    Where I live, one of the previous owners replaced some older 2 prong outlets with 3 prong outlets, but there is no equipment ground. The wire going to the outlets only has 2 wires. I've read that surge protectors won't be able to do their job without the equipment ground. Is there any way to...
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    2009 Subaru Legacy popping/knocking when turning

    Over at another forum I visit, someone has a problem with their 2009 subaru legacy with a manual transmission. <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4y3octfxztw" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> Here's a link to the...
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    Window screen stains

    Any advice on how to remove stains from window screens? I've tried windex, dish soap, clr, lemon juice, nothing has worked. The first picture shows white staining, and the second picture shows little spots. Clickable thumbnails <a href="http://www.imagebam.com/image/430f96509542161"...
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    Sewer gasses in bathroom

    Any idea why I would start smelling sewer gasses in one of my bathrooms with a toilet and shower? This bathroom is closest to where the inlet to the septic tank is. I did some research on possible causes, but I'm curious to know what you guys think. Someone says the septic tank might be getting...
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    Can you tell what type of paint this is peeling?

    I have the same type of coating on my garage floor and in my basement. In the basement, it is chipping and peeling very badly. In the garage most of it has worn away. I've tested the basement and garage floors with two different lead test kits, and both came up negative. I'm still nervous that...
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    What would cause this tire failure?

    A member at a subaru forum I visit had this happen to his tire as he was switching lanes on the highway. Any idea what would cause this to happen to a tire, without any type of impact? You can click the thumbnail to make the image bigger. <a href="http://www.imagebam.com/image/3710b2494087445"...
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    How deep of a puncture can a tire take?

    I drive a subaru with all season tires which have around 7/32" of tread left in the center of the tire, and the tires had 10/32" when new. I thought I had a puncture that couldn't be repaired, but when I took the screw out tonight, it ended up being a pretty small screw. The tire is off the car...
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    Minor cracking between tread

    I've got some 3 year old Nokian WR G2 SUV tires that are primarily used from November to April as snow tires. I noticed that there is some mild cracking between the tread blocks, and I just wanted to see what people thought. The date stamp on all four tires is "0511". I'm honestly not too...
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    Wild tire problem from another forum

    I came across this while browsing another forum I visit. Any thoughts from the experts on what would cause this to happen? <a href="http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/tire-disintegratesi-185228.html?s=1a9927beed8812ad8454d5ba7f22cc59&"...
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    2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Havoline DS 5w-30 4,000mi

    Here's a sample of Havoline with Depositshield 5w-30 from my naturally aspirated 2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i SE. I wasn't planning on running a UOA, so I'm not sure of my exact oci length or how much make-up oil I used. The oci was roughly 4k, and around 1qt of make-up oil. I decided to get a UOA...
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    3d child instead of speed bumps..

    One of the worst ideas I've ever heard. <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100908/od_yblog_upshot/canada-unveils-new-speed-bump-optical-illusions-of-children" title="httpnewsyahoocomsyblogupshot20100908odyblogupshotcanadaunveilsnewspeedbumpopticalillusionsofchildren"...
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    Busted volvo cartridge filter

    Background: 2004 Volvo xc70 with around 110k. Oil last changed at valvoline instant oil change, using their filter and I'm guessing conventional 5w-30. Probably around 2k on the oil and filter at the time it was changed. My dad brought the car to a local volvo specialist to have the timing belt...
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