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  1. Speedbird001

    Jacking up my pickup to do brakes

    +1 on stands. 👍 for ditching HF ones. +1,000 on pin style I have a modified set of these
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    Question about car that's been sitting 5 years.

    Sorry to add fuel to the fire l; I would be concerned that the paper/media in the oil filter had degraded and would be changing that for sure. Now I’m guessing you’re looking at a couple grand in body work. What’s a $50 O&F change on top of that?
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    How many people are using really old PCs on a daily?

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but showing ~95G for iOS files; I assume that includes Office suite, Chrome etc. **** Documents: I try to upload the big ones to Dropbox, but still take up space... Running Catalina 10.15 but cannot upgrade to latest version. I guess processor is too old. I...
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    How many people are using really old PCs on a daily?

    2012 Macbook Pro (middle of the road model at the time I think). Works ok still.... running out of HD space bad though... **** OS alone takes ~100GB. Gonna try and ride it out a little longer before upgrading to a new MacBook Air. They are $$$$; but have lasted 2-3 times longer than other...
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    Tool Lubrication Spray

    Silicone [impregnated] towel. Intended for gun or musical instruments. Find them at like Brownells or Amazon. (Don’t smell, good ballance of protection and not too greasy residue).
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    Lucus red n tacky or Mobil 1?

    I’ll never buy Mobil 1 grease in a tube again. Stuff quickly separates and leaked all over the place… I,ve been keeping my grease gun with it in a large drip pan. Have tried and Will use again, the red synth grease from F&T store. Did not have this problem when I used it in the past.
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    $10 Charge to me for just paperwork?

    Yeah, looks like 5% of the total labor costs for shop fees/consumables. Standard surcharge these days I think (hidden charge) no way around it I think other than to ask in the future and build it into your pricing decisions
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    New to me Snap-On EPIQ Roll Cab

    Makes sense. It was repo’d. Rather than sitting on a depreciating asset the sell it as a different deal and do what they are going to do with the guy that financed it. (Probably a corporate level deal). I saw some T&C of similar thing, if there is a revenue gap between your $5k and what...
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    New Vehicle Undercoating - Cosmoline, Woolwax, Fluid Film, etc???

    For the most part, I’ve used Corrosion-X. The heavy stuff really sticks and lasts, but does not creep as good. However, IDK what happened, the last few can I got leaked like crazy around the nozzle and made a mess. Next go, probably using Cosmoline black
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    What are you eating right now?

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    OK folks! Change topic: From 10W-40 to 1040 Federal Income Tax. How do you file yours?

    1) What software do you use? Is it free? Or do you hire a Tax Pro Accountant to file it for you? 10 out of the last 12 years: Turbo Tax. This year it was $44 from COSTCO Twice tried free versions provided by the Army and TT; Did not like them 2) If you do yours, do you file it via mail-in...
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    Grippy, rubbery material to add onto pump shotgun forearm ? [KSG]

    Appreciate all the feedback. Got some "Cats Tongue" once refinishing is complete will try it and report back
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    Next New Oil You Will Try ?

    For the next differential change at 90k. Might try the Amsoil 75w-90 in the 1qt squeeze bags. Just because I think it is a cool good idea and probably won’t impact service life (been using Motul 300v @ ~$15/qt (God knows what that stuff costs now 😳)
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    Post your current MPG

    2017 Tacoma Off Road (3.5L v6, 4wd, 6mt) aside from plate bumper and +1 size tires; pretty much stock. (Loss maybe .5mpg with new tires at 70k (heavier, 0.5” taller). Mostly use top tier gas; ~1/4 100% gas and 3/4 10% ethanol. Every single fuel-up listed below (Fuelly is great (I try to...
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    Thoughts on Daytona 3 Ton Jack stands?

    Hard no. After their double debacle. Don’t get me wrong, I do buy some stuff from HF. But jack stands? Never again Recommended: (key is pins and vertical loading, not welds and imported medal of questionable quality holding in tension) - Safejack - 22T vertical pin style - Sunnex
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    Power steering fluid for 1960's cars (specifically Mopar)

    It's been almost 30 years but 100% my '68 Charger definitely used and the shop manual called for ATF. Sorry, its been so long; I want to say Dextron/Mercron [GM] type... Were talking early/mid 90's, as I recall there was F-type, Dextron/Mercron (SP?) and generic ATF (Additionally, I recall...
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    Hitch-mounted Vise

    Good point. I purposely keep mine on the heavy side. Actually have 50lbs or so of old weight plates in the bottom drawers for stability and make sure the wheels are locked.
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    Hitch-mounted Vise

    Good reason to upgrade; I got an “open box” (return) HF Yukon 48” tool cart / bench with wood top for like $250. I added an additional layer of plywood under the top and mounted a COSTCO Vice to that. Works very well. You can get creative with hinges or a plate with nuts for easy removal...