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    Never change, Just add oil only?

    I am curious to see how many have owned a vehicle where the oil was never changed, but just continually topped off, due to leaks or consumption, or whatever. Would one fresh quart going in every 1000 miles be sufficient, assuming the filter was changed on a regular basis?
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    Weird tire wear

    My right rear tires keeps wearing down until its slick, over and over again. The rest of my tires lasts almost forever. Crazy, ain't it?
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    Down and almost (?) out.

    I have been away for a few weeks. I have had quite an adventure lately. To keep it short, I have struggled with abdominal pain for the past few years, it would come and go but the episodes have got progressivly worse. About 10 days ago, I doubled over in pain and could not get up to my feet. I...
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    Wear question.

    Asking for a friend, his truck was out of alignment, and his almost new tires on the front have bad wear (lost 50% or more) on the outside edges only. The inside edges are perfect. He moves them to the back after the alignment. Question is, will the wear start to even out with them on the back...
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    Swimming in Louisiana

    An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as...
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    UOA turnaround time?

    About how long does Blackstone take to generate your results, from the day you mail out your sample?
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    Is a brick fireplace ever "load bearing"?

    I buy and rent (or flip) houses. Latest house aqusition is an early 80's model, 2700 sq. ft., with two brick fireplaces. I want to demo them since they are fake, with a fake electric "fire" in them. Waaay ugly. No chimineys go through the roof. I think they stop just above the ceiling. Can I...
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    White smoke at startup, 2004 Chevy Avalanche 5.3

    I bought a 2004 Chevy Avalanche 5.3 recently. It has 200K miles. I was impressed how well it seemed to have been maintained and cared for. Garaged, not a scratch on it, etc. Owned by an elderly man who I presume babied it. It runs great, but upon cold start up it emits white smoke for about 1-2...
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    Mars in 4K

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8549745/Incredible-images-captured-Mars-remastered-ultra-HD.html
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    New Mobil 2 thread

    Since we have a brand spankin' new platform, lets resurrect an old topic that maybe some of the new folks have never encountered. Whats your latest "Mobil 2" experience. Anyone still do this?
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    Canadian dimensions question

    We are watching Canadians Sarah and Bryan Baeumler rebuild their Bahamian resort on TV. Bryan and his contractor (also Canadian) routinely use the English system for measurements and lumber dimensions. They use "2 by 4's" and 3/4 inch plywood, and measure feet and inches. I was surprised to see...
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    RAM about to pass Silverado sales

    RAM sales continue to soar while Silverado struggles. <a href="https://jalopnik.com/hideous-silverado-only-barely-edges-out-ram-in-sales-1844245396" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>jalopnik.com/<wbr>hideous-silverado-only-barely-edges-out-ram-in-sales-1844245396</a> I have owned...
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    Cutting donuts

    I am curious, how many of you cut donuts? I love to wheel at the beach, and I cut donuts in the sand as long as I am far away from everyone else. I rip into it hard with my 5.3L 2004 2wd Avalanche. I cut 5-6 of them steering left, then 5-6 steering right, making a huge figure 8, then I stop...
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    'Vette, anyone?

    <a href="https://jalopnik.com/hertz-just-dumped-a-bunch-of-cheap-z06-corvettes-onto-t-1843521667" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>jalopnik.com/<wbr>hertz-just-dumped-a-bunch-of-cheap-z06-corvettes-onto-t-1843521667</a>
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    After 45 years, I gave up Cokes

    I am 56 now, Believe it or not, since about age 10, I have been drinking almost nothing but Cokes (Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, etc). I literally would go a month or more without drinking any water at all. I drank at least a 2 liter of Coke every day, sometimes 3L. The only other liquids I drank was maybe...
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    Anyone keep all their rides 100% Stock?

    I do. I don't modify a thing.
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    UH-OH! Now Brady has GRONK in TB!

    GRONK is headed to TB to join back up with Brady. Look out NFL!
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    Rampage muscle truck

    <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ram-rampage-muscle-truck-dreams" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.foxnews.com/<wbr>auto/<wbr>ram-rampage-muscle-truck-dreams</a> Its just an idea at this point, but <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup"...
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    New gen F-150

    <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/auto/2021-ford-f-150-revealed-renderings" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.foxnews.com/<wbr>auto/<wbr>2021-ford-f-150-revealed-renderings</a>
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    Rentals for trips

    I was curious how often do you all rent a vehicle for vacations or long trips. For me, if the round trip exceeds 1000 miles, I consider it.
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