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    Noisy Mower Pull-Cord Spool

    It sounds to me like the springs that retract the "fingers" on the starter mechanism when it's not being pulled are either stuck, have partially failed, or gotten some debris wedged in them. If the mechanism isn't riveted together, you should be able to unbolt it and inspect them pretty easily.
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    Steel rims ; How good are ...

    The two sets of steel wheels I purchased from Tire Rack have held up extremely well. I've been using one set for 5+ years now (including winters here in NJ) and there is no abnormal rusting, peeling of the finish, or other issues.
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    Oil to quiet down an old '00 Legacy

    I'd go with the 15W-40 HDEO of your choice (these days I prefer Super Tech). As SubieRubyRoo indicated, something like a 20W-50 would be fine in the summer too, and happens to be what I'm using in mine at the moment.
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    Why do people run higher weight oil in summer?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by hallstevenson</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Onetor</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Some Owner's Manuals require a thicker viscosity at higher...
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    Subaru Super Coolant

    It used to be stated on earlier models, but for some reason they changed the manual to imply that it's not owner servicable.
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    Subaru Super Coolant

    Yes, the 2015 WRX service manual states: <span style="font-weight: bold">2. FILLING OF ENGINE COOLANT</span> 1) Pour cooling system conditioner through the filler neck of coolant filler tank. Cooling system protective agent: Refer to "SPECIFICATION" for cooling system protective agent. <Ref...
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    Mint Mobile mini-review and discount

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by alarmguy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes it is correct. Hey, dont want to seem like I am discounting Mint in anyway. I just read the Terms and Conditions of phone plans :o) and its possible Red Pocket and everyone...
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    Mint Mobile mini-review and discount

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by alarmguy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just discussing here, hope to help others looking into alternative ways of having cell service. 1. The prices you are quoting Mint Mobile such as $20 a month for 8 gigs of LTE...
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    Mint Mobile mini-review and discount

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by alarmguy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I checked out Mints website, great deal for sure. I do think most people would be good with it, IF you are ok with 3 GB of data a month and on Tmobiles service. Red Pocket is...
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    Mint Mobile mini-review and discount

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by talest</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So you pay $30 every three months? And how long is your referral good for? That is quite a good bargain. I once had a promotion of one year of unlimited service for $1 when you...
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    Mint Mobile mini-review and discount

    I'm always looking for ways to save on my cellular bill. Since I own my own unlocked phones, I moved from AT&T post-paid to AT&T Prepaid several years back, which cut my bill in half. Recently, I began looking at other options again, and decided to switch to Mint Mobile a few weeks ago. This...
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    Swollen/Enlarged Lug Nuts?

    Yes, it's a real issue, and based on some additional reading, tire shops come across this more often than you might expect. <a href="https://www.caranddriver.com/news/swollen-lug-nuts-are-costing-ford-drivers-time-and-money-lawsuit-claims"...
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    A/C & heat don't turn on - home unit

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Papa Bear</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thermostat battery ??</div></div> Good point -- definitely check the batteries before replacing the thermostat. In my case when we had a similar issue, unfortunately the...
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    A/C & heat don't turn on - home unit

    Sounds like a faulty thermostat to me.
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    Subaru head gasket failures

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JayhawkRoy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Our family has owned three Subarus: --1999 2.2L engine over 100K miles driven (no known head gasket issues); --2003 2.5L engine (140K miles driven before its demise in an...
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    What’s up with USPS?

    Our mail service is excellent. We always have the same carriers, and they're extremely friendly and reliable. With a few exceptions due to weather or other circumstances, delivery is always right around the same time of day.
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    Generator change interval

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bubbatime</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Which small engines recommend changing the oil every 20 hours? </div></div> The manual for the original poster's Predator generator, for one.
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    Generator change interval

    The manual definitely calls for 20 hour intervals, and that's what I'd follow. The capacity is only 0.6 quarts, so it's quite a small investment, especially if you're buying 5 quart or gallon jugs.
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    A/C condensate line not dripping

    If the primary drain is clogged and the system is generating condensate, you should eventually see it coming out of the secondary/emergency drain. If it was installed correctly, the emergency drain should intentionally be highly obvious when it's dripping.
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    spark plug torque

    Correct.
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