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    Radiator pressure

    I've been doing maintenance on a buddys '07 explorer with the v6. I went to check the radiator and it had a lot of pressure after loosening the cap. This was after it sat overnight. I changed to coolant so I've been trying to purge the air, but it won't draw from the expansion tank. Sound...
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    injector cleaning.

    Does anybody know of a good fuel injector cleaning service? I need to have the 8 done on my 8.2L in my boat from 1998. I've never had any cleaned before.
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    Properly gapping plugs

    I just purchased new plugs for my 502 and the spec is .045. The plugs come gaped around .03. When I enlarge the gap by bending the rear of the ground, the surfaces are no longer parallel. Is there a way to properly gap these? Take a look at the pictures below. I'm just using a standard...
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    Trailer hub paint

    This really isn't a boat lubrication question but I didn't know where else to put it. I'm replacing the hubs on my boat trailer that will see constant saltwater use, and I was wondering if there is some kind of paint I could put on them to help with corrosion? The only options on the hubs...
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    transmission whine in gear HELP

    This past week, the transmission in my explorer has started whining/groaning when in gear. It's a 5r55e auto. The noise stops completely when in neutral/park. While in gear, it gets worse with engine revs. I'm leaning to the converter but I wanted to get everybody else's opinion. The fluid...
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    100GB FREE cloud storage

    Found this deal on free 100GB cloud storage. Pretty good deal if you ask me. It's 100GB free for the first million people but you can't start using it right away. I have 75k people in front of me in line. Sign up if you can use it! <a href="https://www.zoolz.com/"...
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    Michelin tires cracking?

    I bought this set of tires for my '04 gmc safari back in '09, and they have about 30k miles on them. I was wondering what you guys thought about how they look? I've had them rotated at bjs every 5-6k miles to keep the warranty. It just seems like to me that they are wearing out real fast...
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    Amsoil AME 15w-40 very sooty

    I just changed the oil in my silverado duramax yesterday and this is what came out. Oil is Amsoil AME 15w-40 with amsoil filter. Was in service for about 21k miles. It's hard to describe what it looks and feels like but I can tell it has a ton of soot in it. It is ultra black and impossible...
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    Willed S&W 38 spl dating?

    I recently acquired my grandfather's fbi service s&w and was wondering if anybody could help me out with some info? I've never even shot a gun before but this was willed to my dad, who gave it to me. I never met my grandfather but he graduated from the first fbi academy back in the 30's I...
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    Boat tips - I suck at titles

    So I have two boats that never get run and I need some advice. Boat 1 is a 33' bertram with twin gen5 454's carb'd. One motor is down due to bent valves so the boat is going nowhere soon. I currently have rotella 15w-40 in it but I'm not sure how often I should run it to keep the moisture...
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    Sandy Advice

    So here in Hampton, VA, were starting to see the effects from hurricane sandy. I was wondering what you guys thought about driving through high water. We live on an island on the lower east side of Hampton, and when it floods, the island is cut off. I just went out in my truck and took some...
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    car rental question

    I need to rent a car next week for a week to drive from va beach, va to chichago, il and back. It looks like I can get either an intermediate or standard for about $160 through costco car rental. The car will be from budget rentals. My question is, should I go with an intermediate or...
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    New printer advice

    Today I'm going out printer shopping for a new color printer. My family has a shipping business on amazon through our home and we currently have a worn out hp laser printer. We mostly print shipping labels but some invoices and such. I can't tell you how many pages we print a month or...
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    Turbine powered 280zx

    I thought this was pretty cool. It can be yours today for $16k! <a href="http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/05/you-have-to-hear-this-gas-turbine.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Carscoop+%28CARSCOOP%29"...
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    Hatz 1B30 5.5HP Diesel oil choice?

    So last year I acquired a pair of Baldor DG3E diesel generators, in as is condition (not tested) for VERY CHEAP. They are 2001 models with 1 hour on both. They are powered by a hatz 1b30 1cyl 5.5hp diesel. I planned to sell one and keep the other. One runs flawlessly but the other won't...
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    Brake pads grinding

    I'm having a problem with my new brake pads grinding on the front left side under moderate stopping less than 5mph. It's a very loud grinding/scraping ONLY for the first couple of stops when the brakes are cold. A few months back, I replaced all the pads (ceramic front/semi-metallic rear), and...
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    Brake pedal pressure question

    I've got a bit of a problem with my explorer brake pressure. I just got out of my silverado and into the explorer and the brake pedal is so bad. I've realized that it takes a lot more push to get the explorer to stop, and once it's stopped, I can push the pedal to the floor relatively easy...
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    Backfire under heavy rev

    Hey guys, I have a quick question. I've got a little problem on my mpi 502 volvo penta in my boat. The last few times I've taken it out, it doesn't seem to want to get up to speed, and backfires under heavy acceleration. I've replaced the fuel filters, cleaned out the 2 pumps(low/high...
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    AAP ball joints warranty

    Yesterday I got some new michelin ltx m/s2 for my explorer (NICE NICE) and after the alignment at firestone today, he said I will need new lower ball joints. He showed me the play in them which was quite a bit. I do all my work on my cars and I put trw lowers on about 20k miles ago, with a...
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    leather seats box ink removal

    I need some help with my rear leather seats in my Silverado. I carry a lot of boxes around on the back seats(no more), and it has seemed to leach the ink from the boxes into the leather. I've tried lexol cleaner and about 20 minutes of scrubbing in a small area and it lightened it a little...
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