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    Ring terminal quick disconnect for battery maintainer’s?

    Why not by a short extension? Also be careful with some of the cheap ring terminals. Some factories that make these don't understand that connectors are supposed to be wired a specific way (fused positive wire is female on vehicle side connector so that the live positive is protected from...
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    Not happy with Autocraft Gold...

    What is the vehicle and what group size battery? There's a few vehicles that tend to eat batteries in about 3 or so years no matter what you put in.
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    Android screen blacking out during calls

    Check under phone settings - accessed through the phone dialer/contacts app
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    Are Theta II engines really as bad as their reputation?

    Bro had an 07 Rondo w/2.4 - never any engine mechanical problems from 70k to 170k and didn't drink a drop and would be lucky if it saw more than a dozen Oil changes during that time.
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    HID failing - replace bulb or go LED?

    Best bulbs I found are those that mimic the original philips led retrofits for SE Asia market - I have Broview S7 series in H13 dual filament style bulb. They use high lux smaller Philips LEDs arranged in the pattern and placement of the filament they replace and have nice big aluminum heatsinks...
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    Battery judgement based on analyzer

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Should have gotten the HF carbon pile load tester. </div></div> I'll second that - handhelds are great, but there's no better test than a full 15 second run on an 800-1000A load...
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    Looking for Everstart battery dimensions list

    Group 75/86 dual terminal would be my recommendation - small enough to fit just in most domestic autos and has side posts for those lovely GM vehicles. Footprint is 9.75x7 inches, IIRC.
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    Crown Vic; switching viscosity

    As the owner of an 09 MGM, I've often wondered about switching. In the end I'm always too cheap to get UOAs and the one time I ran 5w30 was with a Fram TG2 - I had way too much start-up chatter and ended up draining it after 1000 miles. After filling back up with magnatec 5w20 and an fl-820s...
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    Need grease that's safe to be around gear oil

    Park your car on an incline or drive up lots of hills? <img src="/forums/graemlins/21.gif" alt="shrug" title="shrug" height="15" width="37" /> Problem solved....
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    Opinions on those Chinese Knockoff eBay/Amazon maintenance kits?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Snagglefoot</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had good luck with the "HURI" brand kit for a B&S 675 E. It runs great. </div></div> I just threw a Huri carb on my little harbor freight generator. I was cursing them as...
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    EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by atikovi</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So if Exide and JC are bad, what is recommended?</div></div> East Penn - aka Deka or Duracell. Also sold at some Meijer locations as their house brand. All made in the USA
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    EverSart Wal-Mart Batteries

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by fantastic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My 2 yr old 27 exide on my basement sump pump (in float mode), after being unhooked for 24 hours & being 2 years old, held 13.46v!</div></div> If your battery was holding 13+...
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    One oil for three cars

    How are you gonna swap it out from one car to the other? Isn't that going to be a pain?
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    Is there any advantage to DOT3 over DOT4?

    They taste the same to me....
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    Great score on car wax!

    Good find! I initially misread the title and thought you were talking about a different kind of wax.... But this is good too!
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    Replaced dash/center stack lights with LED - 96 Maxima

    Can you link to the LEDs you used? I'm Getting tired of the flickering LED light show going on in my HVAC control- I was gonna say screw it and just go back to grain-of-wheat incandescent bulbs, but you've reinvigorated my quest to find a reliable LED replacement.
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    Infrared LED Power

    In respect to generating heat, it doesn't really get more efficient than resisitive heating elements. Waste/by-product heat is what is measured in other electronics as their LOSS of efficiency, so when heat is what you want, that kind of goes all out the window - what would you consider the...
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    Changing ATF when there's no dipstick

    I guess I'm the only one here with a stove and an angry wife.....
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    Brights on because low beams are burnt out

    I was also of this opinion.... Until a coworker with a Pontiac g5 (same PITA procedure on a few GM vehicles, apparently) had a bulb blow out on the way to work. I was thinking no big deal, I change healdlamps all the time..... Yeah, the whole front bumper cover/fascia needs to come off or take...
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    Which AA battery brand is best?

    Depends on what you want, but generally for alkaline the best battery is the one that gives the best performance for the cost. I buy Rayovac manufactured batteries from Menards under their NorthTech brand, or GP manufactured best buy house brand. Some other things to note: Duracells leak the...