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    bike freewheel disabled by the cold

    There is a huge difference in lubricant viscosity once you start going below about -10C, and the difference between each additional -10C is pretty huge. Stiff at -32 sounds like it was expected to be used no cooler than -15C or so., and even then only after it's been run (which effectively warms...
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    What do you think is a fair price for a used manual transmission.

    $50~100 unless very good condition, for a Japanese OEM manual. A bit more if the clutch and pressure plate / bell housing is included and is in excellent condition. Manual transmissions are easy to inspect, so open it up and if it looks like a low mileage unit with little syncro wear and a good...
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    Is medical school worth the debt in the long run ?

    My Dentist, whom I went to public school with and was a close friend for a while then (until we went to different High Schools) had TWO custom million dollar plus homes, side by side, and built simultaneously after demolition of the existing homes on the two lots. They put both up for sale and...
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    Is medical school worth the debt in the long run ?

    It's worth it simply because medical doctors are "worth it" to society as a whole, so anyone who wants to be a Dr and has the competency should become a Dr. Yes, it's expensive, the tuition is usually a bit higher than an arts degree and you have to attend college for a long time (but not long...
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    Let's talk about some of the other NHL teams

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by 53' Stude</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by PimTac</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just wait for the Totems. </div></div> The wha?</div></div>...
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    Mac & Cheese 27-lb Bucket $89.99 Costco

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by SatinSilver</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If you own a restaurant/diner throw some breadcrumbs and butter on it. Broil and serve it up. I don't know, $5.99 per serving or so. Prob taste pretty good coming from...
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    'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says

    Of course Ford is going to electrify the F-150. They're going to electrify everything, just like all automakers will.
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    Is sending something USPS really this lengthy?

    " ... I have a Customs Broker for imports from the US, so when I use th ..." ... when I use the Broker it's USPS Domestic to the broker's US warehouse (typically 5 days), they carry it across the border and re-send it to me Purolaotor Air (1 day, cost is up to $C 20 [$US 15] depending on size /...
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    Is sending something USPS really this lengthy?

    I do find the USPS to be fairly slow in comparison to other nations' Post Offices, with a few exceptions. Fast Mail: Royal Mail (UK) Royal Australian Post Office (Oz) Polish Post Office Czeckoslovakian Mail Canada Post Japanese Post Office Swedish Post PRC (China) Air Slow Mail PRC (China)...
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    Taking apart aluminum windows to seal them

    Are we talking double~ or triple~ glazed aluminum / wood /vinyl framed house windows? If that's the case, they are gas sealed. Once the seal loses it's integrity or you dis-assemble them, you will never get the Nitrogen gas back in. As moisture cannot exist in a Nitrogen environment, it keeps...
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    Why Dino oil price going up??

    The more newer cars are sold, the more Synthetic Oil will be sold as a % of the total oil market. Once something falls in volume below a critical mass, it's price goes up as it becomes more expensive to produce, inventory through the wholesale chain and stock at retail. At the same time...
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    7.0 quarts instead of 5.8 quarts?

    It's not unusual for an oil filter to hold 1 quart or more of oil. If you changed the filter (you don't say) that would explain it. The 5.8 qts is what is in the sump, not the sump plus the filter. If you do have the wrong dipstick, fix that asap, and if you are over filled, try to remove oil...
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    Dilemma, engine stored without oil, what to do?

    Hand crank it, if it moves you are good to go. If not, pull the plugs and introduce some form of penetrating oil to each cylinder, let it soak, try to turn it over by hand, add penetrating oil, let is soak ... to the time when it turns over and then fill it with oil and run her. Rust won't...
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    Anyone here with allergies or hay fever? Lactose intolerance?

    I am Lactose intolerant, have Hay Fever but no other immuno-ractive issues (eg Arthitus), although I seem to be developing a slight issue with seafood where I get itchy, watery eyes after eating any more than about 3 31-40 count sized shrimp or prawns. That's new, but repeatable now. I eat...
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    Testing motor capacitors

    Does one (or both) of your meters measure tan δ? You can compare the value directly against the data sheet provided by the manufacturer; if it's within spec, the cap is good if it passes the other usual tests (physical check for bulging, evidence of leaks, high temperature rise in use, etc)...
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    Speedometer error vs odometer reading

    It's closer today than in the past, but every OEM calibrates the speedo to read low with the OEM equipped tires at 0 tread life. If they are serious about being close, it will read properly when the tires are worn to the replacement diameter. But, today many vehicles use GPS for speed, so that...
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    Does a 4x4 sport truck exist?

    They aren't that common because the formula of a lot of power (torque) and manual transmission plus a truck grade 4x4 drivetrain and undercarriage is expensive to make and expensive to maintain. Basically although it's not true to say they are incompatible, it is true to say that you are asking...
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    Guitar Players

    Like you, there are more people interested in playing guitar than the number who actually play, so good used guitars, and especially "starter" guitars, are always available. Don't buy one new from a Music Store if you are not already a player. Pawn Shops everywhere are always full of guitars...
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    black Friday mathematically challenged young lady

    I worked in retail when we had a cash box for a "till" and did almost $2 million a year, mostly cash and checks, not much revolving credit, maybe 20% was VISA and what was it called then ... Oh, yeah, MasterCharge ... four sales staff, everything we sold was at a discount and you were giving...
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    Need all the help I can get: Insurance

    Here you can demand they find an equivalent vehicle and buy it for you, even with basic insurance. If they can't find one in this or an adjacent Province, you can use what they did find as a bargaining chip (they have to give you a list of what they found that was newer/older or in poorer...
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