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    Oil Change on 98 Chevy Tahoe 5.7L

    Just bought this as a tow vehicle for some fishing and hunting. It is not 4 wheel drive. What type & weight oil would you folks recommend for this. It has 105,000 miles with no oil usage.
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    Looking for Online Honda OEM store.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kaie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So when I need replacement parts for my VW I usually head on over to Or I've been looking for similar sites for Honda. I cant find...
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    White Christmas in AL

    We've got about 3-4 inches here in Upstate South Carolina. 1st white Christmas since 1963. Started yesterday about 3 o'clock and still coming down. Very pretty, fluffy snow. Roads seem to be O.K. My 3 and 1/2 year old niece was amazed at the snow falling on her face. It's the 1st snow she has...
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    Air Conditioner & Defroster Question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Merkava_4</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: oilcoholic</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Blower is working and air is coming out of all vents...
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    Air Conditioner & Defroster Question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tdpark</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Actually defroster needs the ac- in my car the ac kicks in when you use defrost- it dries the air. I have had other cars where the manual stated the same and was told to use ac...
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    Air Conditioner & Defroster Question

    I have a 2003 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6. I noticed today that when I tried to defrost my windshield this morning that nothing happened. Usually I've got a clear windshield in a few minutes. Didn't think anything about it til I turned the truck off and heard a little squeal. So then I tried to turn on...
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    Anybody Know Anything About This Vacuum?

    I'd like a smaller vacuum to use just for cleaning the cars and trucks. AutoZone has an Armour All 120 Volt vacuum on sale for 34.99. Any ideas? Her it is in the AutoZone ad. <a href=""...
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    Mazda Tribute Interior Door Handle Replacement?

    The LH interior door handle broke on my wife's Tribute. Seems to be a common problem with Tributes & Escapes. Dorman makes an aftermarket direct fit OE Solution part for $45 from RockAuto. Online Mazda Parts has an OEM part for $75 + shipping. I've heard that the OEM may fail because of design...
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    Filter Cup/Wrench for PL14610 and PL10111?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hate2work</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> After using this filter removal tool I gave away all the others I had, it works that well. They make a larger one as well. <a...
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    02 sensors

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: spasm3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks guys!! you saved me some time and cash! i found denso sensors on sale at for $34.00 each!! </div></div> Try RockAuto. They have Denso part #2344045 (left) &...
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    motorcraft quality

    I use Motorcraft filters from WM @ $3.67 on both my truck and my wife's Tribute. I used Purolator filters and had some startup noise but changed to Motorcraft and all is quiet now. Good filter for the price. No problems going 5k miles on OCI.
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    Drive Works Air Filter

    I installed a Drive Works air filter on the wife's Tribute over 600 miles ago. No problems so far. The item numbers are the same as the Purolators except for the prefix letters. , so I'm assuming that they are Purolator specs manufactured by a sub-contractor.
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    Stained the driveway AGAIN

    I have this same pan. However, I've made some adjustments to it. I took a jig saw and cut a large hole that left about 3 inches from the side. Oil drains into it really well and the lip around the perimeter keeps oil from coming out of the pan.
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    Changed Serpentine Belt & Tensioner Assembly

    Changed the belt and tensioner assembly on my wife's Tribute. I used a Dayco tensioner and Dayco Poly W belt. The original assembly didn't squeak BUT had some play in it that the Dayco video indicated the need to replace. Very easy install. Question is, how good is the Dayco tensioner assembly...
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    Temporary Leather Seat Repair

    My truck has leather seats and I've got a small tear/crack on the surface right under where my thigh would be. What would you all suggest for a tempoirary repair until I get it fixed at an upholstery shop? They cannot get it in for another 2 weeks or so. Permatex makes a leather repair kit I've...
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    Changing Serpentine Belt on Mazda Tribute

    Thanks for the advise. Goodyear belts are not available in our area. AutoZone did carry them but have now converted over to Dayco. I've used other Dayco belts and have had no problems. I'll go ahead and but the tensioner and if I don't need it I'll take it back.
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    Changing Serpentine Belt on Mazda Tribute

    We have a little over 100,000 miles on the Tribute. I have thought about changing the idler/tensioner pulley also. Should I go with an idler/tensioner assembly or just the idler/tensioner pulley alone?
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    Changing Serpentine Belt on Mazda Tribute

    Any tricks or tips I need to know? I'm using a Dayco PolyW Belt. I think the worst part will be taking the wheel well splash cover off.
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    Best Sprayable Clear Coat?

    What would you guys recommend? i'm working on a project that needs a little clear coat protectant but not as serious as using 2 part clearcoats.
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    Rearview mirror won't stay up

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: XS650</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've had problems gluing the mirror mount buttons on. They used to fall off after a month to a year. I think the biggest factor is surface preparation. All old glue needs to be...