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    Ram 1500 Classic Front Floor Storage

    I’ve searched around the web some and keep coming up short with what I have in my mind. I’d like to find a storage bin that fits nicely in between the front seat floor area, in front of the front middle seat. I have the flip up center console for six passengers when necessary. I can set stuff...
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    Hidden Horsepower Podcast

    Thought at least a few people here would find this podcast interesting. They talk about a variety of things related to make power in engines, generally race engines. It is sponsored by Total Seal the piston ring manufacturer, but IMO, it's very light on the promo side and plenty of technical...
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    19 Ram 1500 Classic Tires - 265-70-17

    In the market for tires in the next few months. The GoodYear SR-As haven't been bad, will be shot in the 40k-45k range, but not interested in buying them again. In shopping around, my biggest gripe with this size is how low the maximum inflation pressure is on so many of these tires. The door...
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    2019 Ram 1500 Classic 5.7L - Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 - 10073miles

    I bought this truck with 8848 miles on it in June 2020. Oil was changed before I got it and I changed it twice (@16500 and 26462) before this sample with Pennzoil Platinum 5w20 and a Fram Ultra. I generally follow the OLM with synthetics for a bit of a buffer. Drive hours: 266 Idle hours: 19...
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    2016 Focus DPS6

    I recently purchased a 2016 Focus with 38000 miles on it. It has the DPS6 transmission in it. After it's warmed up it started doing a shudder on the 1-2 shift. Long story short, my mechanic shared <a...
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    Mesh WiFi Systems

    Anyone using one of the mesh WiFi systems out there? Seems there are a few major brands between Netgear Orbi, Google, eero, Amplifi and Linksys Velop. I had heard not great things about the Google system, but I don't know if they've been addressed in firmware. Seems the other four are pretty...
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    Harbor Freight Generator

    A coworker had a little 800W 2 stroke generator sitting around. It used to work fine, but lately he wasn't able get it started so asked if I wanted it. I'm a little more mechanically inclined than he is I believe, so I took it home yesterday to see if I will be able to get it running. Should be...
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    2012 Town & Country, 3.6L P06DA Code

    Our T&C flipped this code on and it seems to be a pretty obscure one. P06DA- DUAL STAGE OIL PUMP CIRCUIT What I've learned is this engine has a two stage oil pump with a solenoid that switches between the high and low stages for various engine conditions. The good news is that the EVIC is...
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    Android to iOS

    After almost 6 years, I'm about to make the jump. I've been getting more and more fed up with what seems to be Android related issues. I don't have the newest phone, but when it was release, it was a decent phone, Nexus 6. Even today, the specs aren't bad on it. I currently have an iPad Air 2...
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    Windows 10 Updates

    I'm getting more and more frustrated that my WIN10 desktop reboots whenever it wants because of Microsoft installed updates. TO BE CLEAR: I'm not whining about the updates, I'm whining about the time in which it reboots. I'd like for me to be the being that says reboot, not the auto reboot...
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    Cast Iron Seasoning

    I am starting the process of converting from your standard every day skillets to cast iron. I'm thinking of getting an iron version of each skillet and deep pan that I have plus a good size dutch oven. Side question: Is there a reason to get a smaller dutch oven, or would it be better to get a...
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    ZTR Hydro Fluid Change

    Did the 75hr break in hydro fluid change on my Gravely ProTurn 52 this weekend. I spent more than I had to on the Gravely 15w50 synthetic hydraulic oil and the HydroGear filters, but I won't be touching them again for 400hrs. The mower manual I referenced didn't show the vent on the top, the...
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    Oil Change Interval - 04 Neon 2.0 - MaxLife Blend

    As I remain astonished that I have yet to add oil to my engine after switching to 5w30 MaxLife Blend (previous consumption was 1qt/1200ish miles) a couple thousand miles ago (exact numbers are in the car). Now to decide a starting point for the oil change interval. Borrowing from the sticky...
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    Playset/Deck Chair Wood Sealer

    Looking for a good water sealer for a newly acquired play set and for existing deck furniture. I'd like to use something that would last a couple years, but if I need to do it annually, the so be it. I'd like for it to be readily available, doesn't have to be from a box store, if I have to...
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    Oil Change Frequency - 04 Neon

    I started driving my Neon daily again back in October when I changed positions that took away a company car. (used to do field work, now in office) I'm currently putting a quart every 1000-1500 miles, which I think is generally "in spec" but it is quite excessive in my opinion. Feb 2004 - Jan...
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    Equipment/Calibration Tracking

    I looking for a piece of software that could be used to track our test equipment (5000 pieces of equipment) for calibration due purposes. We had been using a SharePoint list on our intranet, but it is just too clumsy with this quantity. Anyone use something like this that they could recommend...
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    Chewing Gum

    As a part of my weight loss strategy, I'm chewing more gum. Gum in mouth means food is not. Now that I'm getting to chew a more significant amount, I'm looking at the contents of the gum and I'd like to start chewing something without aspartame in it. I've seen xylatol options and a few others...
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    Using Smoker Indoors

    I know this is food related, but it's not about the actual food. I'm in a situation where I'm going to have to cook a pork shoulder on a rainy day for our mother's day activities. I have a Traeger pellet grill. The exhaust ports (two) are on the back of the barrel. I'm not concerned about the...
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    New Favorite Cooking Tool

    My father in law set me up with a second hand Traeger Jr Pellet Grill. Nice entry level piece. Previous owner is a friend of his that took good care of it, just stumbled on a wicked deal for a different brand new one. I've been reading and such over the last couple weeks. A little apprehensive...
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    Japanese Beetle Control

    Last year Japanese Beetles took over. I tried the traps for a while, but would fill a bag every other day at each (3-4) trap and it seemed to make it worse. The best thing I did was start spraying my roses then repeating when it seemed like they would start sticking to them again. I'm trying to...
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