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    VW GTI

    I'd look for a 2016 or newer. You'll have Android Auto/Car Play, and the few turbo issues seem to be more prevalent with the 2015's. I had a 2016 Autobahn, which was trouble-free except for the lack of traction after tuning it... I sold it and got a Golf R. Problem solved! The MK7 VW's are...
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    I don't get the whole "must be low saps" thing..

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by racin4ds</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Jimmy_Russells</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Why NO Love for Pennzoil Euro Brands on BITOG

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by TheIceStormof06</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by KCJeep</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Same issue here, availability, although I have recently...
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    The Psychology of Sport Greatness

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Wolf359</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In sports they're always talking about mental toughness and I never really thought it was that big a deal. But it does seem like lots of people don't have it. </div></div> I've...
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    Just did spark plugs at 25k @ VW

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by csandste</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One more reason for me to never buy a VW. Don't look great for 30K, but not bad enough to pull. They must know something that I don't... like how to get your money. Think I...
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    Seeking a warmer climate

    I have friends in the South Bay. It's nice, but it still gets hot in the summer and wet in the winter. <a href="https://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/california/ventura" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.bestplaces.net/<wbr>climate/<wbr>city/<wbr>california/<wbr>ventura</a> For me...
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    Show your indoor setup

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by wwillson</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Same trainer as you with a TitanFlex bike</div></div> wow... that's right up there with the Slingshot in the "rare" department. I'm surprised that design never caught on.
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    First pet in the house

    Furminator! <a href="http://www.furminator.com/products/deshed/cat.aspx" target="_blank">http:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.furminator.com/<wbr>products/<wbr>deshed/<wbr>cat.aspx</a> This thing is incredible. I rent my condo out when I'm not there, so I need to keep the pet hair down. While it doesn't...
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    Seeking a warmer climate

    If you really love dry heat, then Arizona seems like a good option. I've spent some time in Tucson and considered buying property there, but the summers are just not liveable for me. They also have giant bugs there, which isn't my thing. I have a place in Ventura, and will likely move there...
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    VIOC extractor oil change - way overfill

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dlundblad</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nothing beats the good old fashion way. Can you replace the plastic plug with a metal one?</div></div> on this engine, the extractor really does beat the old fashion way...
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    VIOC extractor oil change - way overfill

    I changed the oil on my Golf R (also Gen 3 EA888) on Saturday with my Mityvac extractor. It took 5 minutes (not exaggerating). I got just a hair shy of 6 quarts out, and filled up with 6 quarts. It was right at the fill level when completed. So, in your case I'd say it's just the guys there...
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    Speakers, don't make them like they used to

    I don't think it's that they "don't make them like they used to", I just thing that's a pretty low-end speaker. 10 years in a door that's obviously seeing some moisture, and I'd say you got your money's worth. I just pulled the Diamond Audi Hex Components out of my 15 year old Freestyle, and...
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    Animals and cancer

    I went through this when my dog died of lymphoma. He was just shy of 14, and the healthiest 13.5 year old dog you would have ever seen. I was still mountain biking with him until 12, and he was still hiking 6-8 miles until he got sick. I did treat him, but unfortunately it didn't work out, and...
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    My dog did not make it.

    wow, my sincere condolences. He looks like a great pup. I went through this about a year and a half ago with my 14 year old pit bull, and it still stings--but a little less each day. Time heals all wounds.
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    Drag Race: Lamborghini Aventador vs NEW Tesla Model S Performance

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by 2010Civic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'd take the Aventador anyday over the Tesla.</div></div> I think I'd take the Model S and a 300K check to balance out the difference. The Lambo certainly sounds better to my...
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    Grease for bicycles?

    like a lot of old bike geeks, I used Bullshot grease forever, but it hasn't been made in years. Timkin red is the closest I've found, and it works great: <a...
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    Stock market!!!!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by 007</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I agree. Been around for some time and I have never seen the intentional drive to crash the market for some sort of personal, political gain like this. Its a bad time with a bad disease...
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    Storing a car in FL

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by eljefino</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by BHopkins</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Have you considered a car capsule? They do a pretty good job at...
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    18v impact driver/wrench

    I have both of those--bought them together in a kit. I have never had the 1/2" NOT work on a lug nut. Just working on passenger cars though, not big trucks.
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    My dog is not doing well.

    really sorry to read this, and wish you the best of luck. I've been through the "cooking for a dog with cancer" thing. Steak and rice in the crock pot worked for me. Hoping he continues to improve!
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