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    Stock and Field (Formerly Big R) Closing all Stores

    just got an Email from Stock and Field, apparently they've Filed for Chapter 11, and as part of it, they've Decided to close all Stores. (granted they only have 25). not terribly surprising, as when i stopped in to my local a few days before Christmas, the Mens Pants Section was pretty near...
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    2012 mazda3i Skyactiv 2.0 question

    so my buddy recently acquired a 2012 Mazda3i Sedan for his new DD (replacing the 2003 Pontiac Vibe w/250k mi, lots of rust, previous owner crashed and rebuilt, driver's door getting ready to fall off, etc..) it's only got like 52k mi .... last owner didn't drive it for years, just sat in their...
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    Mazda 3(2012) map updates (SD Card)

    so we all know that there is a certain level of interoperability between fords and Mazdas of a certain age range... My Friend recently acquired a 2012 Mazda 3i, with their nav System. I recently updated the maps in my C-max, replacing the A10 card I put in when i bought it in early '19, with...
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    any thoughts as to why this isn't selling?

    https://www.carvana.com/vehicle/1531946 the link above is to the Carvana Listing of my Brother's Challenger. He Sold it to them at the end of August, they picked it up on Sept. 3. It didn't Show up on the site until Sept 26. They Initially listed it for...I think $32,990? been slowly dropping...
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    Meijer going Top Tier

    Effective 10/11/20, all grades of Meijer gas are going Top Tier. No harm mentioning it a few hours early... I'd like to assume this means the depot has already been adding the pack to our deliveries for the last week or so, instead of starting to do so after we start advertising top tier...
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    Meijer gas station, Rotella T4 clearance.

    If you live in Meijer territory, and use T4 15w40, check the gas stations. Today the gallons went clearance to $4.99. ( marked down to $9.99 last week)
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    Sealant for fuel bung?

    My dad was recently given an earthquake brand garden tiller from a friend, who hadn't used it in 10 years. I had to replace the kill switch, and the fuel lines crumbled when I tried to move them. I replaced the fuel lines and filter today, but the new line is a little smaller in diameter than...
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    RIP Regis Philbin

    https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/07/25/regis-philbin-longtime-television-host-dies-at-88/
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    97-ish Firebird, power port/lighter question

    My buddy's Mom has a 97-ish Trans Am, Sitting at her place near me (lives Full Time in AK, keeps a "Home base" back here). It's sitting outdoors, I am considering putting a small 2w Solar maintainer in it, My question to anyone who has one of these, or it's 4th(?) gen Camaro siblings, Does the...
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    Freedom 500

    Anyone else watch? online PPV ($10) on Cleetusmcfatland.com. anyone not familiar, Car YouTubers, burnouts, drag racing shenanigans, etc.. they recently bought an abandoned 3/8 mile oval in Bradenton, FL (DeSoto Speedway), Renamed it "the Freedom Factory" been fixing it up. this is the first...
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    Wash Yer Dang Hands!

    good advice always, but especially with everything going on now... <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tIwdf3WKe3Y" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> this cashier has started using this method every time i go into the...
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    diy AA Solar charger?

    So my friends mom is slowly building a Homesite near where she grew up( about 5 mi from me. She lives up in Alaska) Put up a small shouse last summer, but no power to the site yet. She has some trouble Making relatives next door, who she thinks have been "breaking in"( place has mostly been...
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    Good ol' Rock Auto....

    so few days back I ordered 6 qts of Mercon LV for my C-max. Rock auto had it for $4.xx/qt literally half what i've seen it listed for in most parts stores. get home today... I have 2 boxes from them..that's odd, but OK... open the first, it's my 6 qts of Mercon LV... open the second, 6 more qt...
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    Apple cider vinegar shortage?

    None of the local stores have had plain old apple cider vinegar on the shelf for a couple months now...plenty of Bragg's, and the boucoo expensive brands, but non of the regular cheap stuff... I can't seem to find anything on the internet aside from a Facebook post from a member of the Bragg...
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    what's a good, Cheap, chemical(fertilizer) resistant paint?

    so one day last week, i see my dad fiddling with his walk-behind broadcast spreader, "trying to figure out how to modify it so I can pull it behind the riding mower" to which i told him, you know they make tow behind models right? "Yeah for at least $70! I don't wanna spend that kind of money"...
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    15 Chevy malibu

    My Sister is Looking to upgrade from her 05 Impala that she bought a couple years back... she wants me to go with her to look at a '15 Malibu. I know nothing about modern chevy's. any warning signs to look out for? <a...
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    auto shipping question for a friend

    so my buddy's Little brother is in the Army. Currently stationed @ Ft. Hood, heading for Korea in June. He Currently has their Mom's '01-ish firebird with him on base. he is coming home before deployment, but has a bad feeling about driving it back home (here in NW OH) to my understanding they...
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    Yet another attempt at Top Gear America....

    <img src="/forums/graemlins/18.gif" alt="horse" title="horse" height="57" width="99" /> <a href="https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/top-gear-motortrend-bbc-studios-1203185477/amp/"...
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    Ohio Gas Tax Increase

    some of y'all outside of Ohio probably don't know that the OH Legislature and Governor( all parties involved are in the same party) have been going back & forth the past month or so, about a Proposed Gas tax increase(17cents) from the Gov. in the proposed state budget. they passed finally passed...
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    suggestions for CHEAP reliable transport

    so a co-worker has been "looking" for a different car for a few years, Currently driving an '03 Forrester. the car she learned to drive in, and has had for all these years...odometer stopped somewhere around 350,000 mi, she thinks it's closer to 450,000 by now. Rusted out, including the fuel...
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