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    Apparently we cannot get Champion filters in kalifornia

    I tried to order some Champion filters from RA because they are on closeout. When checking out I get a message stating, "Part # COS8A cannot ship to California because we do not have documentation required by Proposition 65 from CHAMPION FILTER." I'll be so glad when I escape this state!
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    Bought a used Ranger

    After looking around at a lot of vehicles, I came across this one when looking at a Liberty and a Toyota Matrix. Aesthetically, it is was the best one I was looking at. I'm a little concerned over the timing chain issues on the 4.0L, but when it started up from a cold start the engine is quiet...
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    CV Axle Question

    So the used 2001 Ranger 4x4 I picked up has a leaking seal at the front axle where the CV half shaft connects. Since I've got to pull the half shaft to replace the seal, is there any harm in replacing the boots and re-greasing the joint? I've never had to deal with CV joints before. I did check...
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    Looking for a replacement

    So it looks like the Highlander did not make it. Somehow I don't think this will buff out: <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/10/full-28634-36705-kimg0514.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    Cleaning out Dad's garage

    Dad passed away a few years back and we never got around to cleaning out his shop/garage. This was due to family issues at the time. It's a 5 hour drive to get there and there was a lot of stuff to move so I did not take very many pictures. I'll get some more pics next trip. He had a few project...
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    Jeep Renegade MTF Alternatives?

    So my youngest son came home with a low mileage 2015 Jeep Renegade 4x4 with the 1.4L and a 6spd manual transmission. I can't seem to find out a lot about the transmission. The manual calls for MOPAR C Series Manual & Dual Dry Clutch Transmission Fluid. The must think a lot of it because runs...
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    Bought a used Cherokee Trailhawk

    On Monday we sold the CRV and purchased a used 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with less than 4k on the odometer. We were looking at a few other options but kept coming back to this one. Apparently it has every option available to a Trailhawk. The dealer already changed oil on it so now I have to...
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    Looking for a car for the kid, Part 2

    OK, I took your advice and passed on the PT Cruiser for my son. Labeling it as a prophylactic was downright hilarious by the way. It seems the used car market around here is just insane. Finding a low cost, decent shape car with less than 150k on the clock is getting difficult. I don't know if...
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    Looking at a 2003 PT Cruiser for the kid

    I'm looking for a inexpensive car for my son. I found a 2003 PT Cruiser with the non-turbo engine and a manual transmission with less than 50k miles. Any known issues or things to look for?
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    Looking at a 2013 Honda CRV

    I'm looking at a low mileage 2013 Honda CRV EX-L AWD. How is the reliability of this generation of CRVs? Are there any known issues to be aware of? Thanks in advance.
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    $2000 in recommended services for 2013 45k Jeep

    I saw this on another forum: <a href="http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/stealership-1666650.html#post24922338" target="_blank">http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/stealership-1666650.html#post24922338</a> It's dealerships like this that give the rest a bad name.
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    Stuff floating in new coolant

    At work we use coolant in our industrial chillers. These are the ones we use: <a href="http://tek-tempinstruments.com/tektemp_product/nrd-550-liquid-to-liquid/" target="_blank">http://tek-tempinstruments.com/tektemp_product/nrd-550-liquid-to-liquid/</a> The chillers run at about 28C - 33C...
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    Need a starter for the Jeep

    My 1998 Wrangler starter gave up the ghost. I was looking at Rockauto and was wondering if anyone had any experience with the AC Delco Professional series? They seem to have new and rebuilt. Or is there another preferred brand? Rockauto lists a new unit from Pure Energy, USA Industries reman...
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    Fed up with Ameriprise Insurance

    As some of you might know, my wife had a fender bender: <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3686806/Broken_LCA_on_2012_Chevy_Volt#Post3686806" title="httpwwwbobistheoilguycomforumsubbthreadsphptopics3686806BrokenLCAon2012ChevyVoltPost3686806"...
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    Broken LCA on 2012 Chevy Volt

    Greetings, On Sunday my wife hit a concrete post that the light in a the parking lot sits on. She had parked to the right of it, went into the store came out, started the car started to pull forward, and she said the car veered to the left and ran into the pole. I asked my two sons who were...
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    2013 Cruze Eco Castrol BOT 303 11,102 miles

    Here's the second UOA on my Cruze. Wear metals came down nicely. I also put in a magnetic drain plug during this period. Refill was with Amsoil. OIL BOT 303 MILES IN USE 11,102 MILES 21,140 SAMPLE TAKEN 5/28/2014 ALUMINUM 9 CHROMIUM 0 IRON...
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    Volt 23,662 miles Factory Fill

    Here's the UOA on our Volt after 23,662 miles, and 20 months. During that time we estimate that we burned approximately 112 gallons of fuel. All but a handful of times did the engine oil get up to operating temperature due to the nature of the Volt programming and how we use it. I would define...
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    2013 Chevy Cruze MTF FF

    Here's the UOA from my 2013 Chevy Cruze manual transmission. The factory fill is a Castrol BOT 303. The specs on the BOT 303 are elusive, but what I've found so far is that it has a cSt @ 100ºC of 6.2, a pour point of -66C, and a flash point of 232C. Here's what came out: OIL BOT...
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    Where can I get some .22 Magnum Ammo

    As the title says I've been looking for .22 Magnum ammo to feed our Winchester 9422M when I go shooting with the kids, but have been unable to find any for some time. I've tried the usual spots like: Midway Natchez PSA CTD Cabelas Bass Pro Ammo to go SGAmmo Lucky Gunner Brownells WalMart Big5...
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    Volt Oil Change Dilemma

    Our 2012 Chevy Volt is now 19 months old with over 22k on the odometer. The OLM is still at 76% and according to the computer the car should have consumed 111 gallons of gasoline. So on paper I should be good to go until the 24 months OCI that GM recommends. In the manual they state to go by the...
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