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    2018 Ford Edge Sport, Amsoil XL 5W-30, 9502 miles

    Third Blackstone run and it's now an annual change (less use). I'll certainly go > 10k next time. The OLM was messing with my head o_O.
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    2021 Mustang Ecoboost rental review + Houston mini take

    Went to Houston for the weekend for a wedding. My first time there. I decided to rent a Mustang to try a newer one out. I ended up with a 2021 2.3EB version pictured here: Grey exterior with a black interior. Let's go! Seating: Leather bucket seating was actually quite comfortable once I...
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    Today I get my fourth rear bumper.....

    This is my Sonata....or at least what it looks like to other people. Today it is again in the body shop having it's fourth rear bumper installed. I was hit while stopped at a traffic light a couple of weeks ago. The third bumper was needed because someone was trying to beat the yellow turn...
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    2018 Ford Edge Sport - Amsoil XL 5w-30 - 5,993 miles

    Nine and a half months on this oil, so it's been through a winter and a summer. The car had a ton of "short trips" around town and to the local train station all winter. When given the chance, I will drive it pretty hard. My final OLM was 20%. I've read a ton of opinions on this site about...
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    Do you "correct" your service technician or not?

    Just a question on thoughts about situations that seem to keep happening to me. Just like a lot of you, I'm pretty meticulous about the maintenance of my cars. I have a spreadsheet for each and log as much info as I can. While a vehicle was in for a little suspension work (which is above my...
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    Curved Monitors

    So, I was looking at moving to a larger monitor. I'm currently running a 27" ViewSonic and like it, but want to upgrade. I'm homing in on a 31"-32" curved. A NVIDIA 1660XC will be running it. I will be using it about 50% Gaming, 40% BITOG, and 10% other stuff. Does anyone have one and...
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    We love our ethanol!

    At a local station on Friday that had a very good regular unleaded price. I live in a E10 mandated area already and I see there are now three additional blends to choose from. I'd like to know how much E30 they actually sell. Has anyone seen choices like this? <img...
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    Today's dealership experience

    Specifics (brand, model, etc.) aren't relevant here. More like standard practice - new vehicle. I saw a vehicle "internet" priced at $39,800 today and it's one I was actually considering. I went to the dealership today, did the look around and drive, and their IPO was $47,500. My response...
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    Which one should I sell/keep?

    A new vehicle will be arriving into the family soon. I am going to be selling one that we currently own. The wife wants a new SUV and I'm going to give in so I’m asking for some opinions on which car to keep/which to sell. The vehicles are as follows: 2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L - 125,000...
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    Legal ? - Employment - Sorta

    BITOG has "experts" on everything. Just looking for opinions on this. A group of strangers on the internet on a oil fan site seems like the perfect place for this! <img src="/forums/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="wink" title="wink" height="15" width="15" /> Basic story line: Employees A and B...
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    Did I set a CSR/time record last night?

    I have a small "issue" with my AT&T and DTV accounts. I can no longer long into DTV, so I can't view the program guide or use the app, which I periodically do. So, 5:40 on the phone, 13 total reps (10 CSRs, one supervisor, and two "specialists") later I gave up for the night. It was always...
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    Craigslist Deal Issue...

    I recently sold my old gas stove on Craigslist. My wife "hated" the white stove that came with the house and we got a good deal on a new, simple, black one. There was nothing wrong with the old one except normal signs of age and it was white. The guys that installed the new stove moved the...
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    Help me buy a car!

    I've always been a 2-door sports car guy. I currently am driving a 1994 Prelude Si and I own a 2002 Mustang GT and it doesn't see weather. Life happens and I need to replace my daily driver Prelude. Here are the requirements: $11,000 budget - might reach a bit for the right one 4-door...
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    Today's Hyundai service department encounter.....

    A little while ago I started this thread about an issue I was having with our <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2531397#Post2531397" target="_blank">Sonata's heat.</a> So I scheduled my appointment online. I left a two paragraph specific...
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    Sonata heat issue

    2009 Hyundai Sonata V6 Limited 50,000 miles I need some ideas on what's going on here. The heat in the car works normally if the car is started cold, like the first time in the morning, or after it's been sitting all day. The heat will not work if the car if you start it after it's been...
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    Gum removal on seats

    I know it's a silly question, but I'm suspending the cleanup before I damage things. Somehow some gum got onto one of our leather car seats and I can't seem to remove it. Before I go out for removal round two I'd like to pose the question for some advice on what to use and how. I'm sure the...
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    Brake Pressure Loss Help

    1994 Honda Prelude 180k miles. Late last summer I noticed that on a hot day after engine warm up I'd lose brake pressure. I can still brake, but need to pump them repeatedly. When I put them on hard they seem to work OK. I took it into my mechanic and described in great detail when this...
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    I found a no ethanol station!

    For winter storage, I always have a nice drive to outside my ethanol mandated area to fill the Mustang up at a "no ethanol" station. Last year, that station I was using was no longer ethanol-free. I searched some more stations in town and none of them were ethanol-free - and the town isn't in...
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    60k maintenance questions....

    Car: 2004 Hyundai Elantra I've noticed as the car has aged and miles increased that the MPG which used to be 29-32 had fallen off to 25-28. I was keeping up with the filter changes etc. myself. At 66k miles I finally had the dough to get it in for the timing belt change. During the phone...
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    Used car purchase opinions wanted.

    After nearly 12 months lurking on this site, I guess it's time I start my first thread. This site has been a GREAT resource. I recently purchased a mid 90's Prelude with 125k miles on it for my daily driver. I also own a 2002 Mustang, which is "the shrine" and only gets driven 5k/yr. The...
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