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  1. Finklejag

    Napa Mobil1 ESP 5W30

    It looks like Napa has the Mobil1 ESP 5W30 on sale for $5.99 a quart, regular $11.99. Mobil1 ESP 5W30
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    Replace or keep

    I just bought a 2020 Kia Forte GT and it came with the option Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/40/18 tires. I live in the PNW and it rarely gets below freezing during winter. We do have the occasional cold weather and snow and ice. My dilemma is should I keep these tires on and hope for warmer weather...
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    Upgraded to a full size spare

    I bought a used matching wheel on Offer Up for $50 and a $53 Sentury tire from Discount Tire. So after mount and balance and some elbow grease, this is my $130 full size 205/55/16 spare. The wheel was pretty dirty and had tons of light scratches on the machined face. I spent a few hours Sunday...
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    Replacing my tires on my one day old new car

    I just bought a 2018 Subaru Outback yesterday and stopped by Discount Tire and and ordered some Nokian WRG3 SUV's to replace the [censored] OEM Bridgestone Dueler HT Sport AS's. Most of the 225/65/17 are highway touring type tires with a UTQG of 700. I wanted to put an AT tire on the Outback but...
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    Tirerack now stocks Vredestein

    I'm glad to see Vredestein Quatrac 5 tires are now easier to buy in the US. <a href="https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Vredestein&tireModel=Quatrac+5" target="_blank">Vredestein</a> <img src="https://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/vredestein/vs_quatrac_5_pdpcrop.jpg"...
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    New Continental Wintercontact si

    I bought some of these tires from Tirerack last week and had them installed on my steel wheels yesterday. Tirerack has a $80 rebate on their winter tires going on right now. These are pretty much equal for the Blizzak WS80. <img...
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    Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30, 4,810 miles, 2016 Audi A3 2.0T

    Miles on oil 4,810 Miles on engine 9,810 1,000 miles dumped the FF and put in Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 5,000 miles oil change with Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 9,810 miles oil change with Mobil 1 ESP again Typical high iron in a VAG engine. The TBN starts at 6.46. I would like to see how the new low sulfur gas...
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    Continental DWS06 installed

    I just had the DWS06 installed on my A3. They replaced the OE Continental ContiSportContact 5P that came on the car. The 5P's are a performance summer tire with the tread rating of 240. They were down to 7/32nd at only 6,600 miles. I feel the DWS06 is the right tire for the PNW weather. My local...
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    Lint free cloth for interior glass

    I think I finally found a lint free cloth for the interior car glass. My mother bought a roll of Bambooee from the interwebs and didn't like the way they smelled. I asked if I could have a few sheets to try out on the interior glass of my car. Well I think we finally have a winner. I only have...
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    New car and going a different route this time.

    I just picked up a 2016 A3 2.0T and will be trying out low-mid SAPs oils on it. This is the Gen III 2.0T and I had the Gen II 2.0T in my GTI. I will still be doing 5K OCI's because I drive mostly city and short drives. My local Valvoline distributor has the Synpower MST 5W-30 in stock. It's not...
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    Detailed my new car

    Washed Debadged Nanoskin Optimum polish Rejex sealant <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/IMG_1597_zpsvzfi7lfr.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/IMG_1599%20-%20Copy_zpslp0kto2l.jpg" class="post-image"...
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    Castrol Edge 0W-40, 5,000 miles, 2010 VW GTI

    This UOA is almost identical to my last UOA at 40,000 with Mobil 1 0W-40. I could easily do 10,000 mile OCI with my car but as long as I can buy the oil and filter for $35.00, then I will continue doing 5,000 mile OCI. This engine since day one has produced Iron in the 20-40 ppm range. Miles on...
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    Not to shabby for 13 years old - PT Cruiser

    I detailed my Mothers PT while visiting them for Christmas. This car has been getting bi-annual details from me since new. The usual routine is wash, clay, sealant. The rest of the year it goes through the local car wash. I brought my PC down there only twice in those 13 years to polish it. I'm...
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    This doesn't look good

    I'm down visiting my parents. They have a 2002 PT Cruiser 2.4. The car is well maintained. As of today it has 85,000 miles on it. I replaced the plugs and wires at 60,000. I just replaced the plugs right now. The PT has to be one of the worst cars to perform this duty. You have to remove the air...
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    2015 STI detail

    My friend traded in his 05 WRX and picked up a 2015 STI. I told him I'm willing to detail it and clean up the stuff the dealer monkeys left behind. It took me 4 hours this morning. Washed Autoscrub with my PC Optimum Polish II with a orange pad on my PC Rejex by hand. I also removed all the...
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    Hydroplaning with my Nitto Motivo

    We are having three big storms hit the Northwest this weekend. It's been raining pretty hard. The Motivo's isn't doing the job cutting through the water on the highway. This is the first tire on this car, that I have to drive with my guard up, while driving in the rain. They are unpredictable...
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    Hard water spots

    I moved into a condo 3 months ago. I can wash my car in front of my garage. The only problem is. The complex has hard water. I dry my car the best I can. The next day, I still get hard water spots in certain areas. My car drips water for days. I tried blowing air into the different spots. It...
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    Eneos Sustina found locally

    It looks like Napa is stocking the 0W-50 Sustina. My local Napa has it priced at $11.71 a quart. I can't find the 0W-20 on their site. If anybody was going to run this oil. Now you have a place to buy it without shipping.
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    Wix 3.0 Duratec filter

    I picked this up today for my girlfriends 2011 Ford Escape 3.0. I bought it at O'Reilly's for $19.99. The Motorcraft ones run the same price. I didn't want to drive to the dealer. I have a O'Reilly's a block away. The Frams were more money then OEM and Wix. This filter is made in the USA also...
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    Tell me what's wrong

    My girlfriend bought a used 2011 Escape with 27,000 miles. While I was checking out the oil filter location, I spotted this. Looks like the CV boot is leaking on the passenger side. I read on a Escape forum that the 2009-2011 Escapes have CV joint issues? The car still has 8,000 miles before the...
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