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    Cars you had that were supposed to be junk but turned out great for you

    I had an '80 (maybe '81) Chevette that got me back and forth from Cleveland to Pittsburgh while I was going to college in 1990. A/C still worked and everything.
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    '07 Tundra, no known trans fluid changes at 144k

    To be fair, he is a Toyota tech.
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    '07 Tundra, no known trans fluid changes at 144k

    Son just bought a very nice '07 Tundra 4.7 2wd that spent its life in Florida. Looks like the previous owner took very good care of it, as it came with a folder full of maintenance receipts. However, I don't see any evidence that the auto trans fluid has ever been changed. I'm tempted to do...
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    Honda engine doesn’t seem to run right

    Watch a few YouTube videos on cleaning small engine carbs. They're all very similar. Probably a tiny jet hole is clogged. Take your time, keep track of what went where, and you'll be fine.
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    How to remove dealer add ons "protection packages"

    I paid that much for my '17 ES350 with the same mileage a year ago. 😳
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    Last time/how often do you open your hood?

    Every time I wash the car, to wipe down under the hood edges and give the engine cover a wipe down. My wife's SRX likes to consume oil, so I'll check the dipstick when I do hers.
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    Volvo dealer cautions against ATF change. Ever.

    I've also heard from many people that flushing ATF is bad somehow. I suspect that transmissions that fail right after a fluid flush already had problems festering.
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    Servicing '13 Cadillac SRX AWD Haldex unit

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by XCIDMigs</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It should be the same spec as this... good job to OP on service yourself, what was the miles? I did it at 10k on my VW Haldex not nearly that much trash in it. <a...
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    Servicing '13 Cadillac SRX AWD Haldex unit

    Hello all. I had a heck of a time finding the proper filter kit and fluid for my wife's '13 Cadillac SRX AWD rear axle clutch. It's a Haldex unit, and GM acts like these are non-serviceable. It's an easy job once you're under the car. I had a little issue of one of the bolts recessed in the...
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    post your latest transmission lubricant change.

    Wife's 2013 Cadillac SRX is at 94,000 miles, so I changed all the fluids. Transmission: MaxLife ATF, took about 2.5 gallons to flush using a cooling line. Transfer case: AC Delco full syn 75w-90 transfer case oil. Rear axle: Valvoline 75w-90 gear oil, added 2 oz of AC Delco limited slip...
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    2013 Cadillac XTS transfer case / diff fluid help

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Ammofirst</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by 1JZ_E46</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Haldex is just an electronic clutch pack that sits between the...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2014 Buick Regal 2.0T AWD, 63,000 miles Out: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 In: Supertech Full Syn 5W-30, NAPA gold filter Oil life monitor was down to about 19% (7,400 miles.)
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    Generator Maintenance

    I do mine monthly. I hook up two 1,500 watt heaters to give it a load. Clears out the cobwebs, warms up the oil, and keeps the battery charged.
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    Post your latest small engine oil change

    Drained the factory fill out of my son's 40cc Chinese minibike. I think the motor is a copy of Honda's GX35. With a few hard hours on it, the FF didn't look too bad-slightly silvery, no glitter. Replaced with Rotella T5 10w-30. It only holds 3 ounces, so why not do it often?
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    Shopping for new riding mower, John Deere?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: AMC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Update: To make a long story shorter; So after some more research, soul searching and browsing craigslist, I found myself attracted to the G-Series John Deere lawn tractors. The...
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    Undercoating mower deck

    I got lazy with my '01 John Deere LT155. I cut wet grass (the Freedom 42 deck worked well even with wet grass) and I didn't bother cleaning it. Two years ago I noticed a spot on the top of the deck where rust was working its way through. By this year, it was rusty swiss cheese. My new(er)...
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    Shopping for new riding mower, John Deere?

    Go used. Seriously. I needed to replace my 15 year old John Deere LT155. The deck was rusty, and the K51 transaxle (similar to the K46) was groaning, despite 2 synthetic oil changes during its 650 hour life. I was determined that my next tractor would have a beefier, easier to change...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2014 Buick Regal AWD Out: Whatever the dealer put in, AC Delco filter In: 6 Qts. Napa full syn 5w-30, Napa gold filter. Naturally, the drain bolt was torqued on. Surprisingly, the oil filter was only slightly overtightened.
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    Just serviced my "unserviceable" Tuff torq K51

    Well, my TT transaxle got it's second oil change. I didn't have as many hours as I thought--only 516. I ended up using M1 0w-40. The old oil wasn't as used looking as the first time I did the job--but it did have a slight amount of metallic glitter in it. The tranny feels good and strong...
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    Just serviced my "unserviceable" Tuff torq K51

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: gd9704</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: gman2304</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I serviced my K61 TT several years ago with Mobil1 15w50 as well...