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    Wal-Mart now selling auto parts

    I just spotted a cardboard display in the local Wal-Mart stating that customers can now order auto parts through the Tire & Lube Express and pick them up about 24 hours later. The bottom of the display had numerous logos of auto-part manufacturers, including Moog and Denso. Anyone else seen this?
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    Lubricant for fuel hose

    The fuel hoses on the inlet and outlet of the fuel filter in my Nissan are a bear to remove and attach. I'm trying to think of a suitable lubricant for this application. Yes, I understand that the hoses are supposed to be tight. But in this case, they're so tight that I usually have to wrap the...
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    Tranny fluid for Murray 6-spd standard

    I just bought a beater tractor (Murray 46621X92A) with an 18 hp B&S. It has a 6-spd standard transmission (I haven't yet found a model or part number on the tranny). I want to change the tranny fluid but I have no idea what goes in it and I can't find an owner's manual online. Tractor fluid...
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    Autozone tranny filters now with rubber gaskets

    I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this post. Last weekend, I did a pan drop and fluid change on my wifey's '97 Caravan. I bought a house-brand filter from Autozone. The box had a sticker on it that said "Featuring High Performance Gasket!" When I opened the box, sure enough, it...
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    Engagement point of clutch changing with temp

    My Nissan pickup has developed a rather peculiar symptom this past week: the engagement point of the clutch changes with engine/tranny temperature. When the engine is cold, the clutch engages when the pedal is let out only an inch or so. As the truck warms up, the engagement point changes to...
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    Any problems mixing SF MTL-R and Redline MT-90?

    Having just installed a used tranny in my Nissan pickup, I need to change the fluid within the next few hundred miles to flush any mystery particles that may have gotten into it during transport/storage/installation. The tranny holds 2.25 qts. I have 1.5 qt of SF MTL-R on hand, so I plan to add...
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    Neodymium magnets on tranny pans

    I keep reading of people replacing their tranny-pan magnets with neodymium magnets. However, from Wikipedia: "Neodymium magnets are very strong in comparison to their mass, but are also mechanically fragile and the most powerful grades lose their magnetism at temperatures above 176 degrees...
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    TV show ideas

    On the off chance that someone involved in the TV industry MIGHT read this board, I want to make a pitch. I am continually frustrated with utter lack of information and originality in television "car" shows. I am extremely tired of the "How To Do a Brake Job" shows (eg Shade Tree Mechanic)...
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    Chunks of metal on tranny drain plug!

    The 5-spd manual tranny (model FS5W71C) in my 1994 Nissan Hardbody 2.4L started acting up about two weeks ago---popping out of 1st gear when the clutch was engaged from a dead stop. I had been running Redline MT-90 for the past year and I figured it was time to change it. To my absolute horror...
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    Dangers of running a high-pressure radiator cap

    My Nissan pickup (2.4L) uses a stock 13 psi rad cap. Nismo makes a high-pressure (18 psi) cap for, well... any Nissan owner who cares to spend the money. According to Nissan: The Nismo radiator cap is a heavy duty radiator cap, which operates at 18.2 lbs (1.3 kg/cm) compared to 12.6 lbs (0.9...
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    Mopar ATF+4 at Wal-Mart

    I just got home from the local Wally World and found genuine Mopar ATF+4 stocked. I bought a couple of bottles at $4.42 each. This is the first time I've seen ATF+4 at Wal-Mart. I was expecting them to maybe carry the Valvoline or QS ATF+4, but not Mopar. I've never found Mopar ATF anywhere...
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    Al Zarqawi at the Pearly Gates

    It was announced that Abu Musab al Zarqawi was killed in Iraq by American forces. George Washington met him outside the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you fight against the nation I helped conceive. Then Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and...
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    Chevron Supreme appears from nowhere.

    I've never seen Chevron Supreme in my neck of the woods. Havoline, on the other hand, is USUALLY available in every corner market and drug store. Last week, Chevron Supreme in 10W-40 suddenly appears on the shelf of my local WM. No other weight... just 10W-40. Then, I notice that Sam's Club...
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    PS fluid exchange in a Dodge Caravan

    That fluid circulates more than you think. Try the turkey baster method. I assure you that the fluid in the reservoir will be dark again within 100 miles.
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    Anybody else contemplating their own "strategic petroleum reserve?"

    The scarcity of gas around here makes me wonder about the feasibility of such a thing. The idea is to keep a 55 gallon drum of gas at your house. If you don't use it within a month, put in your vehicle and then refill the drum again. The idea of 50+ gallons of gas in my garage is enough to...
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    MT-90 Dark Black After 30K miles - VW Golf

    The MT-90 in my truck usually comes out a dark bronze color, but I change it every 15k. Any possibility that the MT-90 cleaned out some gunk left behind by the factory fluid? In any event, if you were getting grinding noises, then the fluid was certainly shot and due for replacement.
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    Tom Cruise Kills Oprah! (Video)

    <a href="" target="_blank"></a> You'll need Quicktime to view the clip.
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    Shell RotellaT 5W-40 syn, 3585 miles, '94 Nissan Pickup 2.4L, HIGH Pb & Cu!

    Vehicle: 1994 Nissan pickup, 2.4L KA24E, 2WD Miles on oil: 3585 Miles on vehicle: ~143,000 Oil: Shell Rotella T 5W-40 synthetic Filter: Baldwin B113 Air Filter: Purolator Make-up oil: none Additives: none Analysis by Blackstone Labs This vehicle sees lots of daily short trips (3 mi each way, 5...
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    How do I reinstall XP?

    You may have to go into the BIOS and make sure the system is set to boot from CD-ROM before it boots from C drive. Look under "boot sequence" or something similar.
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    Big boy lipsyncs to webcam

    <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Okay, so apparently this kid lives in Belgium. He and his buddies all run websites where they post goofy clips of themselves. Well, apparently, one of this kid's friends thought this clip was so...