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    10000 miles/1 year on this M1 EP oil filter

    Got 10000 miles and 1 year on this Mobil 1 EP oil filter. Good for another 10,000 miles or time to throw it out?
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    Aftermarket parts vs. OEM parts marketing

    I have often noticed that aftermarket companies will promote their parts as good, better, best. The good is often promoted as just meeting OE specs, whereas if you get the best, also considered premium, they make you think your getting something better than OEM. I have often noticed their are...
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    Broken valve cover on Honda GX270

    My morning started out checking the valve clearance on my just acquired generator with a Honda GX270. Inside was great and clean, clearances passed with flying colors and it all went downhill when I put the cover back on. Couldn’t find the actual spec, other than 27 ft Ib of torque at standard...
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    Honda engine doesn’t seem to run right

    Found this generator on Craig list. North Star 5500 PPG. Vary nice, garage kept. I fired it up this evening for the first time, put a space heater on it. Seems to be missing. What should I do?
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    Honda engine doesn’t seem to run right

    Found this generator on Craig list. North Star 5500 PPG. Vary nice, garage kept. I fired it up this evening for the first time, put a space heater on it. Seems to be missing. What should I do?
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    Considering a generator

    Long power outages are rare to non existent where I live. But I like to consider buying at least a portable generator. I know people that own generators 30+ years, and rarely used them. Never for power outages for days on end. So I like to consider being prepared for bare necessities and not...
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    what is proper way to quiet a limited slip differential

    I was wondering what is the proper way to quiet a limited slip differential. I heard is you add the LS additive 1 oz. at a time and drive it in a circle. Does clutch material make a difference?
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    Battery light started coming on at idle

    Tonight, my battery light on my 04 Ford Sport Trac came on when stopped or idling. When I got home, I put the battery charger on and battery was at 50%. Battery was new at beginning of year. Charged battery. Bad alternator?
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    Headlight yellowing on my sport trac

    My Sport Trac headlights are yellowing. And I am currently trying to decide what approach to take. They are good compared to the LED headlights in my 17 Toyota RAV4. But about the same or better than the old fashioned sealed beam on my 09 Ford E-Series work van. The bulbs are still original...
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    Undercarriage treatment-Pro Fleet Care

    I wonder if anyone used Pro Fleet Care? Is there other competing services? Could this be used on a Hybrid?
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    TBS that causes people to think that Ford changed there Axle recommendation to 75w140

    I was wondering if anyone knows what the failing part was in this TSB? Why certain Ford 8.8 axles had this problem and not others? Should you consider using 75w140 instead in your Ford 8.8, even if your vehicle is not listed in this TSB? Ford Explorer Rear End Whine/Hum TSB 05-12-6...
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    Fram filter with grip

    How do you install a fram filter with the grip? Can you use your hand or do you still need to tighten with a wrench?
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    Friction Modifiers

    I was wondering, is there a difference in friction modifiers? Who has better ones? Worse ones? Does clutch material make a difference in which one you use?
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    How many bearings are in a Ford 8.8 axle in all?

    How many bearings are in a Ford 8.8 axle in all?
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    Upgrading my sport trac differential from open to locking or limited slip.

    Looking at upgrading my sport trac differential from open to locking or limited slip. I know it is a 4.10 ratio. Any suggestions?
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    Inner Fender Splash Shields missing

    Today, I was washing down the salt off my 04 Ford Sport Trac. I have noticed that I could see into the engine compartment more than I used to from the front wheel wells. I thought it was unusual. So I looked and it appeared that the splash shield was missing from both of them. Probably...
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    Prorated warranties and Motorcraft Max Batteries

    On battery warranties, if you get another battery under warranty, even if you have pay money in on a pro-rated warranty, the warranty does not start over again. Is that correct? Does that work that way with Motorcraft batteries? All others?
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    Slow crank, but fired up

    This evening, I came to my 04 Sport Trac to go home. For the first time, the starter cranked slow, but engine did fire up. After it fire up, there was clicking sounds. The needle on the gauges were bouncing around, the cluster light was flickering. That last a few seconds till it cleared up...
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    Why is Ford Mercon V and SP not obsolete?

    It been long that Mercon V(1996) was introduced. Mercon SP was introduced in 2001, but the torq shift transmission it was used in, can use Mercon LV. A ZF 6 speed is only stuck using it. Why don't Ford obsolete them?
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    Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic ATF

    I have looked up Wolf's Head Super Universal Synthetic ATF and saw on there spec. sheets that they do not list any Ford's specs on there application chart. The latest edition was in 2015. Earlier versions had then listed. Why would that be? Is it ok to still use for Mercon V?
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