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    Chevy Volt, change now or later?

    Currently at 67% OLM, last changed in October. Color is dark (i know i know). However I have a family issue to take care of 700 miles away, so roadtrip tomorrow. Planning 1600 miles total roadtrip. Should I change it now or later? Its a tradition of mine to change it just before a roadtrip...
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    Echo SRM 225 vs Echo 40V battery powered trimmer

    Ive owned 2 SRM-225s and they were the best weed eaters I ever owned. Highly recommend them. I wanted to get a new one for my new place. I have a much larger yard near Little Rock Arkansas. I've noticed the grass doesn't grow very fast here compared to northern Illinois, and only needs to be...
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    Cousin needs a used 5 passenger car/SUV

    Family member has a new born, and he prefers a rear facing child seat in the center of the back seat. Ive never shopped for a car with the intention of kids, so Im clueless when it comes to SUVs. His Budget is $5000
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    1953 Corvette engine oil specifications.

    Oddly 20 weight is specified for summer temperatures. I remembered my friends '54 Chevy Special also recommended 20 weight for summer. I wonder if this is still the correct viscosity of oil for these engines today? At least in good condition engines such as 5w20. Also note British manufactures...
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    Weber 32/36 DGV manual choke binding

    Has anyone had issues with the choke mechanism on these Webers? Basically after opening the throttle I am unable to close the choke by hand directly from lever on the carburetor. Sometimes I can close it. But most most times it is stuck open. Has anyone repaired these?
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    Can anyone identify this electrical plug?

    Replaced a few solenoids in my dryer, however the plug overheated somehow on one of the solenoids that was changed. A new wire harness is $80, abs or would be beneficial to find just a compatible plug. Note, this plug goes straight into a solenoid, otherwise I would replace male and female...
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    New to me 2008 Passat TSI 2.0

    I couldve swore it said TSI. IT is FSI. Here are some of the dealer pics. <img src="" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="" class="post-image"...
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    New to me 2008 Passat TSI 2.0

    Yes i want to line up the shop immediatly when the parts arrive. What's the Cam follower, and the Unitronic update? This is a 6 speed manual if Unitronic is for the transmission. I remember the geartronic updates for Volvo.
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    New to me 2008 Passat TSI 2.0

    Picked it up on Monday, timing belt kit arriving next week, looking for a shop to do it, it just seems too time consuming for me to do on my days off. I'd like the clean the intake valves too, looking for updated suggestions on that. I also ordered Pentosin 5w40. I think it's going to be a champ...
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    Mistakes made on collector car facebook page?

    I'm an admin on a French car fan page on facebook. The car company is now long gone, and the clubs name uses the car company name, as well as society at the end of the title, such as "Chevy" Society. Many photos I post do not have artist credit, so I add a caption looking for ownership, but I do...
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    Who else has hit rock bottom?

    Everyone has been in it least once, and I think I'm in it now. I worked for my dad for the past few years, a construction job, working 6 days a week, but I've only received 1 paycheck, but slowly, he forgets his wallets here and there and borrows money and never pays me back, now I'm out and he...
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    It's time for last years nuttiest questions.

    Awwhhh I missed out on these threads.
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    Disagreement with mechanic over trans oil change

    I normally change the filter, and top off oil, but my mechanic says im ruining the transmission that way. His recommendation is to keep the old fluid and put it back in, he says the the transmission needs the old clutch particles to operate. Ive never heard of this method before, and Im not...
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    His name was Desmond Doss

    I just saw the movie about him last weekend, he has such an amazing story. The movie however had quite a few rough edges.
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    Old fashion, maybe and maybe not

    I grew up in a lower middle class town, kids were not disciplined, they pretty much ran the high school. If you were not a violent person, you were a loser. There were fights at that school a few times a week, the nerd beat up would be suspended just as long as the bully, the school was just...
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    Land Rover 4.0 Flat Tappet Oil Question(s)

    I had the same engine in my XJ8's. They do require a 40 weight, however at the time I used Quaker State Defy 5w/30 when it was still made. Jaguar club members use Motul Excess 8100 5w/40.
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    From what I see now and what I see that is 20 years old, stock turbos last about 120 to 150,000 miles. Some Mooney pilots bought their planes with turbos, and see long life (im guessing about 2000 hours) if they use the throttle sparingly.
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    Castrol Edge and Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel

    I had a similar issue finding oil for my Fiat. 5w/40 full synthetic was specified, but the Fiatxxxxxx.xx spec wasn't available in the US. Dealer stated any 5/40 was ok, but had a feeling I was still going to loose in a warrantee battle. So I paid the $10 per quart Penz Ultra at the dealer...
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    Are you brave enough?

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