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    Oil shortage/issues?

    Store shelves which are normally filled with oil have lots of empty space these days. Prices of what is on the shelves are higher as well. I won’t fret because I always have enough for an oil change or two. I‘m not about to start hoarding oil, or anything else. Besides, the news showed that...
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    Quality floor jack recommendations

    Milwaukee makes awesome floor jacks. Pricey, yes, but it will last you several lifetimes with proper care. Another bonus is that it's an American made tool.
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    Your preferred syn or conv oil

    I'm not loyal to any particular brand, but I am a cheapskate so the oil I'll use is the one that I get for the best price. Now, don't get me wrong; I won't buy or use anything that doesn't meet manufacturers specs. In my experience this system has worked well for me and I never had any...
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    Snowblower oil

    Never put anything in any of my winter machines other than conventional 5w-30. Never had a single oil related failure either. Just change oil at the end of snow season, run gas out of carb and your machine should last for many years. I will say that I Never saw so much " metal glitter" as I did...
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    Needing decent tool set?

    I’ve had good luck with the Kobalt and Husky stuff that I’ve found on clearance. I wouldn’t pay full price for that stuff, but when it’s getting blown out for cheap, I’ll pick it up. Current Craftsman line is junk and I stay away from it. NAPA and Autozone carry tools which give you pretty good...
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    Need a good set of line wrenches.

    I bought a set from Gearwrench based on the positive reviews I read. I am pleased with them but was disappointed to see that they were made in China instead of Taiwan like the reviews lead me to believe. Anyway, they are good wrenches, nicely finished and reasonably priced. Snap On line...
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    Walmart Super Tech Oil

    I've used a ton of Supertech oil since about 1990. In fact, I can think of at least two vehicles I owned since new which spent their entire lives on a diet of off brand gasoline and Supertech oil. Never had a single oil related issue with Supertech in any of my vehicles.It's bargain priced but...
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    Cheap vs Expensive tools

    I think there's no way to be a "Tool Guy," today, without having a box filled with Globally Sourced tools. Being loyal to only one brand or one Country of Origin is limiting. My box is a Mutt box; a mix of everything from everywhere. There's Snap On at the high end and Harbor Freight at the low...
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    Would you use free Oil from a brand you dont know?

    Thank you all for your input. First 5 quarts went into the crankcase today. Motor sounded great upon start up. No explosions or catastrophic failures of any kind. Looks like I'm all set with oil changes for this vehicle for a while. -Valentine
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    Would you use free Oil from a brand you dont know?

    Oil was purchased from a vendor in spring of 2015. API label says it's an "SN" product. I'm thinking this is a GO. Woo Hoo! -Valentine
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    Would you use free Oil from a brand you dont know?

    It didn't fall off a truck. A friend bought a supply of it and placed it in a storage unit which he used as a garage. He's been transferred overseas for a few years and asked me to clean out the unit for him. He told me to take all of the consumable supplies because he's not sure when he'll be...
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    Would you use free Oil from a brand you dont know?

    I Have an opportunity to get about 25 gallons of Smitty's Super S Synthetic blend 5w-30 for free. I have not found much info on the oil or the company itself but if I believe what's on the label, it should be okay for my 2008 Explorer. I normally wouldn't buy this stuff on my own, but it's hard...
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    Is there an easy way to pick a good motor oil ?

    Hey,thanks to everyone for their advice. Just to clarify, I wasn't trying to select an oil for a particular vehicle. I was wondering more about how you pick one oil over all the other choices which appear to be so similar. For example, my Wife's vehicle is a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. I believe the...
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    Is there an easy way to pick a good motor oil ?

    Without being a chemical engineer , That is . I'm much more of a lurker than a poster and I wouldn't be able to hold my own in a conversation with many of the members here. In fact, I'll admit that I find it a bit intimidating that so many people here are so knowledgeable about motor oil. So, I...
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    Tire repair kits

    I've had very good success with the widely available rope type plugs. Although a plug may last the life of a tire, my opinion is that it's always better to remove a tire from its rim and patch the leak on the inside of the tire. Even better is to plug and then patch the tire from the inside. I...
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    DIY combination wrenches

    ^^^Agreed^^^ Toptul makes awsome tools at affordable prices. You listening Sears? Probably not, but you should be. -Valentine
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    DIY combination wrenches

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: AZjeff</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wondering if everyone who only buys USA tools only drives USA cars? I've been a Craftsman guy since my grandpa bought me a set 40+ years ago and I'm disappointed too. Found out a...
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    DIY combination wrenches

    China made Craftsman does not impress me. I was in Sears, recently, and they were blowing out their stock of Dewalt branded wrenches and sockets. I read some good reviews on the Dewalt tools and the sale prices that I just saw would get you their large set for about $150. Keep your eyes open...
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    Supertech 5w-30 question

    Many years ago I read an article in Consumer Reports Magazine about motor oils. The main thing I took away from the article is that price may have very little to do with an oils quality and that if you can find an SAE approved oil which meets manufacturer requirements and you can get that oil...
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    snap ring plyers

    Sears just had those on sale last week for $14.99. Made in USA too. They seem to be a tool that Sears puts on sale several times a year. -Valentine