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    What Goes Up, Etc...

    The stock market is high. The stock market will fall. How does one retain the value of stocks/bonds in a 401K? Put whatever portion you wish to protect into the available money market fund? What do you guys think that know more about this than do I?
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    Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment

    Over 1000 Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment <a href="http://sofrep.com/16644/1000-green-berets-sign-letter-of-support-for-2nd-amendment/" target="_blank">http://sofrep.com/16644/1000-green-berets-sign-letter-of-support-for-2nd-amendment/</a> Lots of good stuff in this...
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    M1 0w-20, 5200 mi, 2012 Prius C

    Just did the 10k mile oil change. Changed at 1500 and 5000 miles. No UOA on the 5k mile change. Absolutely zero oil consumption for this 5k mile interval. Oil came out in a color other than pitch black. Assuming approx 20% electric, this is a 4100mi oil change. Numbers normalizing, if not...
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    Diesel Availability & Auto Maint-Your Experiences

    I know diesels get better mileage than gas engines, but how has your change to diesel gone? I wonder about increased maintenance costs, parts availability and difficulty factors, and whether the difficulty factor of finding diesel fuel can put person into an out-of-fuel situation. Especially in...
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    Peacock or Newb...Exploring the Difference

    Reviving a thought from a previously locked thread may not be the best of ideas, but there was a thought that intrigued me. Please let's try to discuss this without Harley bashing. I think we ALL know that peacocks and newbs alike ride/drive every vehicle ever produced. Please leave your...
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    How Visible Do You Feel You Need To Be?

    I've got an old black leather jacket I purchased back when I had my CB1100F (Hein Gericke from 1990). It's given great service through the Honda and the Harley, and now with the KZ1100. It's still stylish and it still fits. But now that I'm older and more cautious I find myself looking for...
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    Repairing my Vetter Fairing - Anyone done one?

    I have cracks and breaks in my Vetter fairing that need fixed before I start riding this year. I got one of the repair kits from the Vetter site. I've worked with epoxy, fiberglass, bondo, and JBWeld so am fairly prepared. But wanted to ask if anyone had any experience and insight into...
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    GTX 5w-20, 3056 mi., 1989 CRX, 270k mi engine

    Wear looks just as good as ever. Your Honda is no spring chicken but we see no signs of it slowing down, either. All wear read well within the normal range and the sample was again free of any harmful contaminants. The viscosity of the oil read right where it should for a 5W/20. No problems were...
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    '89 CRX, Cutting Out at Partial Throttle, Low RPM

    My 89 CRX DX is stumbling at low rpms, partial throttle conditions and I'm trying to think my way through it rather than throw money at it. Symptoms are cutting out, cough & quit, and bucking/jerking. Symptoms occur at 1200 to 2300 rpms, but not unless I'm pushing down on the pedal. Slow rpm...
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    MMO in the Crank/Clutch Oil? Anyone w/Experience?

    I recently purchased a 1982 KZ1100A (shaft) with a little over 19k miles. I have Seafoam in the gas, changed the oil and filter a couple of times over about 200 miles, have tightened the float bowl screws, and cleaned/re-gasketed the air filter. I also replaced the spark plugs. After that...
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    When is Overfilled Really Overfilled?

    Something I've wondered... Even though the oil level at rest may be high from an overfill or just putting in all four quart bottles when the books says use 3.9 or 3.7 quarts, at startup the oil level will drop when the oil galleys in the engine refill. Wouldn't that negate much of the...
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    PP 5W-30, 3002 miles, 1989 CRX, 267k mile engine

    "Your Honda is wearing very nicely at 267,682 miles. We think your short oil runs have been key to the low wear that your engine is producing. Our universal averates show typical wear from the 1.5L after a run of approx 5,000 miles. You could easily be running your oil that long, but we see no...
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    Civic & Accord @ High Miles -- Maint Issues?

    Good Morning, gentlemen. I'll be in the market soon for a gas saving vehicle. The truck's 10mpg and the Z28's 20mpg aren't keeping me happy. Gas will go up evermore, and I've finally accepted it. I'm leaning towards a used Civic or Accord. I'd like to get 30mpg city and upwards to 40mpg on...
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    Castrol Syntec 5w-30, 2500 mi., '98 LS1

    LS1 Thin oil test. Test 2 of 2. Miles on oil.....3342....2316.....2486.... Miles on unit...90,068...94343...96,829.. ................M1TrSUV...HavDS....Castrol.....uavg ................5w-40.......5w-30....5w-30 Element alum............3..........2..........3.............4...
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    Mazda 6 Duratec 3.0L V-6...Normally a Clean Motor?

    <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/coffeetime.gif" alt="" /> Good Morning, and Happy Monday. Our other daughter (not related by birth) came over to the house with her new car, a 2003 Mazda 6 with the 3.0L V6. I gave it the once over and noticed that the area under the oil fill cap that I...
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    Havoline DS 5w-30, ARX Rinse, 2316mi...LS1

    Thin oil test in LS1, Test 1. Miles on oil.....3,342|2316 Miles on unit...90,068|94343 Element....M1TrSUV...HavDS...uavg alum..........3..2..4 chromium....1..0..1 iron.........19..3..15 copper......4..2..34 lead..........0..0..7 tin............0..0..2 moly..........6..142..60...
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    M1 5w-40 TrSUV, 3342mi, 1998 Z28 LS1

    Remarks: Keeping this oil in use for 7 months wasn't a problem and you could have easily run it another 1,000 miles or so. Universal averages are based on an oil run of approx 4,300 miles and you can see that your engine wears better than average. The oil was in good shape physically...
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    Pre & Post ARX Filter Media Inspection

    A request for inspection of a pre-ARX oil filter vs a post-ARX has been mentioned. I cut open two filters this afternoon and did that. Both filters were Purolators, one regular and one PureOne. The PureOne was regular oil, M1 5w-40. It had visible small black specks in the valleys of the...
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    Synthetics - What's The Point Anymore?

    Perhaps I'm disillusioned and depressed now that what we used to call synthetic oil is no longer always the case. How can we be sure of anything now? BITOG has caused me to think...and that's dangerous. I used to be a huge fan of true synthetics. I thought the world of them. Synthetic oil...
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    20,000 mile MPG Test - Synthetic Vs Dino

    Just figured it up from 1999-2002 records. All types of driving, all weather. Some trailering with both types. Mineral for first 8k and some in the middle. Synthetic after 8k and some in the final part. Quaker State 5w-30. Mobil 1 5w-30. 1999 F250SD V10 4x4 Regular cab, 3:73 Auto 9,709...
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