Search results

  1. OilMagnate

    2017-2018 Elantra 2.0L Thermostat Issues

    I purchased a 2018 Elantra 2.0L as a commuter car with 23K miles about a month ago. Really great car overall. No current issues or codes thrown. Drives like new. We got a trememdous, historic ice storm this week and obviously unseasonable temperatures. Well, my first experience with the heater...
  2. OilMagnate

    NAPA Carlyle 3.5 Ton Floor Jack $179/199.

    I'm a little late to the party, but this is an ongoing "monthly special" I just discovered [LINK]. Online price shows $199. All of my local corporate stores have them marked at $179 (marked 10% off). Obviously YMMV. I don't need one, but at $179 I sure do want one... Edit: you may want to call...
  3. OilMagnate

    Shop trash can...what do you use?

    I was hunting for a trash can for my shop and wasn't sure what I'd end up with. Well, a free, almost new (never used, just slightly rusty from sitting around) 55 gallon drum came my way. I thought it would be perfect. When I set it in there, I started thinking. I realized it may not work. It's...
  4. OilMagnate

    Prime Day is now Best Buy Black Friday. In October. On a Tuesday. Ends Wednesday.

    It's 2020 folks. Expect the unexpected. Edit: Adding this link to the deals so the post is relevant in this subforum. Mediocre deals IMO.
  5. OilMagnate

    NAPA Gold Filter Sale, For Real This Time (At Least in Oklahoma)! Oct. 18-31

    I went to NAPA today for their 25% off one day sale. While I was there, I asked about the filter sale as usual, but I actually got a real answer with proof! As usual, this is YMMV, but this is the first time in a long time where all of the corporate stores in my state are participating and at...
  6. OilMagnate

    What do I do with old flourescent ballasts?

    i recently remodeled my shop and converted all of my T12s over to direct wire LEDs. No regrets. But I have all of the old ballasts (and bulbs) just piled up in a corner in my garage. Are these reusable to the right person? I don't want to sell them or anything, but I'm not sure if this is one of...
  7. OilMagnate

    NAPA One Day Sale - Oct. 10th ONLY - 25% Off STOREWIDE!

    Saw the flyer at two different stores today. It's not supposed to be visible, but the stores lazily put their promo material on the front counter with the lid to the shipping box open. I mean, of course I'm going to look... I'm still waiting for another filter sale and the $4.99 beam wipers to...
  8. OilMagnate

    NAPA Gold, ProSelect, or OEM for a 2.7L EcoBoost using OLM to 0%

    One of my customers has a 2017-2019 F-150 (can't remember the exact year) with a 2.7L EcoBoost. This is somewhere between his 2nd to 4th oil change on the truck ever. He bought it new and it's low miles. He follows the OLM to 0% and has a K&N CAI (I know...). He also doesn't have an oil...
  9. OilMagnate

    Caught the creative bug. Need input for unique brake rotor clock.

    So I had a pair of rotors that needed to be gone and I got to thinking. Recyclable? Repurpose? Did some searching and saw a simple brake rotor clock. Then the BITOGer in me wanted to make it "mine" and add personal touches & hang it in my shop. So I want to take a larger rotor and add unique...
  10. OilMagnate

    My order from the Walmart fiasco...

    I know this isn't a sale, but the related thread was closed, so I figured this was the place to post. Sorry if it's not correct. I received my 30 case order today. Figured you all would enjoy a laugh. Here's what arrived: Here's the loving care they call packaging: All in all, there were...
  11. OilMagnate

    Mini refrigerator needs door gasket. Unavailable? Worth it?

    I was given a decent size mini refrigerator last week. It needs a good cleaning, but seems to be in fantastic shape. It works great, but the door gasket is warped on one corner. It is a gap almost 6" long in a "(" shape that peaks at about a 1/2" gap. Fairly substantial IMO, and seems...
  12. OilMagnate

    WTB Brake Grease/Lubricant. Which one(s)?

    I am a firm believer in using this stuff on the backs of pads when replacing them to stop squealing from happening. That said, I'm positively done buying the little packets. Now that my demand is significantly increasing for brake jobs, I want to invest in a more cost effective product. I'm just...
  13. OilMagnate

    Need to buy commercial entry doors for residential garage. Any advice?

    I have some knowledge of residential doors, but I'm completely lost on this one. I need to replace two exterior walk-in doors for my detached garage/shop. It has cement block walls and currently has hollow steel doors with steel frames. Both the doors and frames need replacement. Pre-hung doors...
  14. OilMagnate

    What are the most common oil filter sizes?

    Hello everyone. This will essentially be my first post. Hopefully this is the right section to ask my question in. Aside from asking quick lube shops and part store managers, which both seem like a terrible idea, I figured this is the best entity to ask. TL;DR: In your opinion, what are 10-20...
  15. OilMagnate

    NAPA GOLD SALE IS LIVE!

    I went to my local store yesterday to grab a filter for a customer's truck and I was surprised at the price. They didn't have their usual signage posted. Nothing. I almost always know when these Farm & Fleet sales happen way ahead of time, but even I didn't know this time. I didn't see this...
Top