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    *BANG* (Garage Door Spring)

    I'm pretty sure the universe/2020 is playing with me like a cat plays with a mouse before it kills it. Came home from work this morning, opened the garage door, parked the car, and hit the close button as I walked into the house. No sooner did I get the door shut than a massive BANG from the...
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    Another Civic Down

    So, today was a fun day. My wife and kid were on vacation at the beach (don't get me started on why they shouldn't have gone, but there they were). Since I go back to work Monday night, I usually sleep late on Sunday so I can stay awake all night. But not today. Today I'm brought back to the...
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    Supertech 12qt Boxes $29.97 ($2.50/qt)

    These 3 show available for free shipping($35 Purchase): ($2.50/qt) 5W-20 <a href="https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Full-Synthetic-SAE-5W-20-Motor-Oil-12-Quarts/131404958"...
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    Havoline Pro-DS 5W-20 - Walmart - $17.97 (5W-30 $15)

    <a href="https://tinyurl.com/yakfkzmn" target="_blank">https://tinyurl.com/yakfkzmn</a> - Link shortened, wouldn't work otherwise. Not a huge saving, but usually priced at $19.99. For comparison purposes: Per Qt. $2.995 (Ok, $3) Per 5qts $14.98 - Easier to compare to other brands in a...
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    Flying with the Thunderbirds

    No, not me. Destin from Smarter Every Day got a chance and made a really good video on the experience. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1PgNbgWSyY" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.youtube.com/<wbr>watch?v=p1PgNbgWSyY</a> If you're not familiar with Smarter Every Day it's...
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    Honda/Acura J-Series Timing Belt and Oil Pump

    My 230,000 mile Accord. I'd been putting it off until it got warmer and I assembled all the parts I needed for the job. This would be my second J-Series timing belt and first oil pump reseal. I must say, it's really not a bad job. People complain left and right about doing timing belts, but...
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    Motorcycle Oil Change

    PG-13 for Language. I might have posted this ages ago, but ran across it again the other day. I find it amusing. <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ft1IkFZkJts" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
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    'Side Loaded' Brakes

    Figured this discussion was best off here instead of the real 'mechanical' forum: <a href="https://jalopnik.com/watch-this-dodge-challenger-hellcat-light-itself-on-fir-1838822882"...
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    Atlanta Airport - Excellent History

    <a href="https://www.sunshineskies.com/atl-history.html" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.sunshineskies.com/<wbr>atl-history.html</a> No affiliation, but came across this site the other day and ended up reading his Atlanta write-up start to finish. Some really interesting information...
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    Maintaining Your Jaguar E-Type

    So, my aunt has been sending me stuff that she's found over the years that they got out of my grandfathers house after he passed in 2003. One of the things she sent me is an "Operating, Maintenance, and Service Handbook" for his old 4.2 E-Type he restored ages ago. I got to flipping through it...
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    Apollo 50: Go for the Moon

    <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ayx7CuKFs&fbclid=IwAR3AEgHoVZgINQ7MQJEwUIgJlezeMd6biRFr3uJ2MR13kc4fgiz8p_GD7yw" title="httpswwwyoutubecomwatchvR7ayx7CuKFsampfbclidIwAR3AEgHoVZgINQ7MQJEwUIgJlezeMd6biRFr3uJ2MR13kc4fgiz8pGD7yw"...
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    Driven with no oil - Wife's 2000 Accord

    And so begins the likely death of our 330k Accord. I woke up this afternoon (work nights) to a text from the dear wife that her oil light is on. I immediately call her on the phone because I know she's supposed to be out and about running errands. As soon as she answers I tell her to pull...
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    VOA - Idemitsu ATF Type H Plus (DW1)

    Finally got a VOA done on the Idemitsu ATF Type H Plus. This the Idemitsu version of Honda ATF DW1. Haven't had a chance to sit down and compare it to actual DW1 yet and the only VOA of 'real' DW1 is the Russian one that was posted here a while back (I've also reposted it to this thread). I'm...
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    It just doesn't matter (Sometimes)

    Ok, just kidding, oil does matter, but for a Honda J-Series Engine, it really doesn't matter what you use within reason as long as you change it at 6-7500 miles and take care of the car. I present my 220k under valve cover pics. Looking back at my maintenance log I've used: Mobil1 5W30 10W30...
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    BITOGers, what's your favorite car show on TV?

    Top Gear via the BBC. Trouble is you have to download it if you want to watch it in the states.
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    Does anyone near Austin Tx....

    ...know what this thing is? <a href="http://suv.topcities.com/tower.htm" target="_blank">http://suv.topcities.com/tower.htm</a> Just browsing around the net one day and ran across it. Its an odd looking structure to say the least. Can't imagine what on earth it would be for.
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    An odd oil burning problem

    The Car: 1991 Mazda Miata 90,000 miles The problem: After an oil change (it doesn't matter what I use, used M1, Rotella, and Castrol GTX in multiple weights) for the first 1000 miles, I use no oil. After that, the car starts drinking oil at about a quart to ever 5-750 miles. Compression in...
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    ST and Miata

    Car: 1991 Mazda Miata 1.6l I'm on the last rinse phase of my "oil burning" Auto RX treatment. I used a Bosch 3323 for the first step and 2 - ST7313 for the 2nd and 3rd step (About the time I started reading here in earnest). Today I picked up a ST3593A. From all I've read here the filter...
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