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    Raybestos Element3 Brakes and rotors for a 2014 Toyota Corolla

    Talking with my son yesterday he mentioned he needed to replace the brakes and rotors on his 2014 Corolla which is his in town DD. I got to thinking since his birthday is coming up soon that I would buy the pads and rotors and do it for him. I priced some pads and rotors at the Advanced Auto in...
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    JC Higgens Model 60 Shotgun Help

    When my dad passed away 5 years ago, he left me a JC Higgens Model 60 semi auto shotgun. It was gifted to my dad back in 1954 by the owner of the business he worked for. This model was only produced between 1953 and 1956. It's in really great condition. No rust. Stock is still in pristine...
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    Coolant reservoir level after complete flush and fill

    I just did a complete coolant flush on our Frontier. Everything went well after I got all the air out of the system. After draining my last flush with distilled water I refilled with a 50/50 mix of Presrone All Vehicle anti freeze. My question: I filled the radiator up with anti-freeze. I...
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    Just Sold my GMC Sierra

    As the title implies, my wife and I agreed it was time to sell one of our vehicles since we are both retired and we basically go everywhere together anyway. The Frontier had less miles and still looks like it came off the showroom floor. Both of our vehicles were well-cared for, maintenance wise...
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    Going to Get New Cell Phones And Need Help

    It's past time for me and Mrs. Sierra048 to get some new cell phones. I've already narrowed down the phone we are getting with the help of my son. My question concerns "unlocked" phones. Up until the other day I had never heard of an "unlocked" phone. I've been a Verizon customer for the past 21...
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    Tires with traction

    Me and Ms. Sierra live up in the mountains. As you approach our home you have to navigate two, rather steep asphalted sections of road. Each section is approximately 600' in length. It's not an issue when it's dry but when it's wet we sometimes have a tough time going up these two sections...
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    Boat Trade in - Does this seem right?

    So the me and the bride are kicking around the idea on getting a sightly larger pontoon boat to accommodate our growing family (basically the grandchildren). Plan on going from an 18' to a 21' with a larger engine. We live in a small town and have two dealers locally. I visited both to see what...
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    Selling a Firearm Online

    Have a few firearms I'm thinking of selling. Does anyone know of any online sites for posting firearms for sale? Thanks.
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    Follow up to my 6L80E Fluid and Filter Replacement

    Thought I would resurrect this thread for a follow up after more than a month from my original post. I had originally planned to get this accomplished the first week of August. Unexpectedly my MIL became ill and not long after passed away. After dealing with all that's involved in that...
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    Help me understand what makes one a Dexos oil and one not?

    Just curious and would like for someone to help me understand what makes one of these oils a Dexos approved oil and the other unidentified grade oil not Dexos approved. I've read all of the information I could on BITOG and still don't understand. Are there other variables that are not listed...
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    Help With 6L80E Fluid & Pan Replacement

    My 2014 Sierra 1500 with the 6L80E transmission is pushing the 50K. I bought it new. It had a pretty gentle life until we moved to the mountains. It definitely gets a work out now. So, I've decided it might be a good time to drop the pan and change the filter. I would also like to flush the...
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    2016 Checy Sonic Problem

    Two weeks ago this past Friday, my neighbor's wife's Chevrolet Sonic overheated on the way home from Asheville, NC. Saturday morning he asked me if I'd go help him replace a radiator hose that was spewing anti-freeze he had found when he went to get his wife. I said sure. So we headed up the...
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    Updating Garmin GPS with Linux Mint

    My wife and I have Garmin GPS devices for our vehicles. In order to update the maps, Garmin requires a Windows laptop. Does anyone know if it's possible with Linux Mint. I wiped Windows from both of our laptops, not thinking I'd ever need it again. If it is possible, how would I go about doing...
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    Humminbird vs Garmin Fish Finder

    Wanting to put a fish finder on the pontoon boat for our use on the large TVA lake we live on. I've narrowed my choices down to a Humminbird Helix 5 with Chirp Di GPS G2, or a Garmin Striker Plus 5Cv with Cv20-TM transducer. Any one have any experience with either of these units. Want to stay in...
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    Toyota Camry / Nissan Altima

    Have been toying around with the idea of selling the Sierra 1500 and getting a smaller vehicle with better gas mileage for trips to see the grandkids. Given our location, locally, within thirty minutes, the options are Chevy, Dodge and Ford. Nothing in the Dodge line-up excites me and the Chevy...
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    Any Woodworkers out There?

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    CVT Discussion

    I tried the search function but found only one partial discussion of CVTs. I'm interested because in the not too distant future I can see me and my bride downsizing from our GMC Sierra and getting something smaller with better gas mileage. A lot of our choices would be equipped with CVTs. I've...
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    No power to auxillary panel on pontoon boat

    OK. So I added my second battery, along with a battery switch, to my pontoon boat. Everything was pretty straight forward. Engine starts fine on either battery 1 position or battery 2 position. All gauges work fine. The only problem I have is that my auxillary panel feeding my radio, horn and...
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    Auxillary fused panel on boat not working

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    Has anyone used an online site to create a will.

    My wife and I are in our mid 60's. Our current wills are 39 years old. Some things have changed since then. Kids are grown with families of their own. No need for guardianship issues. Our desires and needs are much simpler now. We know how we want our estate to be distributed. Has anyone used...
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