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    Hyundai/Kia and Toyota OEM Filters now at Walmart

    Just noticed these. They weren't on the shelf last time I was here. I looked back and didn't see anything so I figured it was worth a post. <img src="" alt="[Linked Image]"...
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    Amsoil Easy Pack

    Anyone else use these yet? Why didn't someone think of this years ago? I got them today at Napa to do the diffs on my truck. They make it so much faster and easier than filling from a bottle.
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    Lost my wife to a drunk driver

    This is the kind of thing you see on the news and never think it's going to happen to you. My wife was on her way to her job as a 911 dispatcher Saturday night when she was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on the highway. Still in shock here, wishing...
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    Delta 747 Sendoff

    Now that United's 747s are gone, Delta has announced their plans for saying goodbye to the Queen of the Skies. They will be doing a farewell tour starting in Detroit then going to Seattle, Atlanta, and ending in Minneapolis on Dec 20th with a hangar party at each stop. Unfortunately these...
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    Mountain Bike Suggestions

    I just started riding my bike a little more seriously this summer after not riding much for quite a few years. So far, most of my riding has been on the roads around my house, about half on gravel and half on pavement. A couple weeks ago, someone informed me of some singletrack trails nearby...
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    [CUT OPEN] Motorcraft FL-820S - 6000 miles

    I know there have been some complaints with these so I figured I better do a C&P on it. Haven't been driving the truck much lately, so this was on for 2 years and about 6,000 miles. This is off my 2005 F-350 with the 5.4. I've certainly seen better looking media, but there are no tears...
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    Prius towing capacity

    So apparently someone thought this would be a good idea. <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[52831590bc882108d2]" href="" title=""><img...
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    Log splitter fluid

    Picked up a new log splitter on Black Friday, but not sure exactly what fluid I should use in it. Owners manual says AW32, AW46, and Universal hydraulic fluid are all acceptable, and ATF in temps below 32°F. I'll be using this year round, so it could see temps from around 0°F to around 90°F...
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    UPS orders new 747-8s

    Looks like the 747 isn't quite dead yet. UPS just ordered 14 747-8s with the option for another 14. <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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    2 Hyundai/Kia OEM Filters cut open

    No surprises here. Just two more examples of why I'll continue to run these OEM filters, especially when the price for these at the dealership is the same as a Fram Orange Can at Walmart. The one on the left is from the oil change I just did today, and the one on the right is from the previous...
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    Old Ford VIN plate

    My MIL found this while doing some landscaping in her yard. Anyone know a way to tell what it's from? Just thought it would be interesting to know. <a href="" target="_blank"><img...
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    Echo PAS-225 Trimmer

    I picked this up at Home Depot to replace my broken piece of junk Poulan trimmer. It had a "New lower price" of $229, marked down from $249. I did also get the Home Depot protection plan for $35, which adds 2 years on to the factory 5 year warranty for a total of 7 years. <a...
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    Reusable DEF container?

    We have two trucks at work that use DEF. We get DEF in a 55 gallon drum because it's much cheaper than buying the individual jugs, and we have a hand crank pump to dispense the DEF from the drum. The problem is getting the DEF to the truck. Those jugs aren't meant to be reused, but that's...
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    Score one for the little guys!

    Sad that this had to go to court, but a small family owned candy shop here in MN has successfully defended its trademarked "Chicago Mix" popcorn from the big snack food companies that were stealing their name. <a...
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    Napa Pro Select 27526 - 5000 miles

    Ran this for 5000 miles in our 2013 Wrangler with the Pentastar. This was installed by the Toyota dealer where we bought the Jeep. Not real impressed with this, as the PureOnes I've used in the past have always looked flawless after nearly twice the miles. I replaced it with a Mopar filter. <a...
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    BA mess in Minneapolis

    British Airways sure has mess on their hands here. Yesterday afternoon they had a B744 flying from LHR to MEX that had to make an emergency landing here at MSP due to an electrical burning odor in the cockpit. Those passengers spent the night here in Minneapolis and were told they could check...
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    Anyone missing a 747 or three?

    Just in case you forgot where you left them. <img src="/forums/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="laugh" title="laugh" height="15" width="15" /> <a href=""...
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    [CUT OPEN] Hyundai/Kia OEM Filter

    I don't know what else to say here except what a great looking filter. Price at the local Hyundai dealer is $5.70, so I can't see why I would even want to use anything else. That price includes a new washer for the drain plug too. This was installed by the dealer before we bought the car and...
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    2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

    For both my wife and I, this is our first "new" vehicle purchase. I was sick of putting time and money into beaters, so we decided to look for a newer, more reliable, and economical commuter car. However, we didn't really want your typical run-of-the-mill econobox. I found a local dealer with...
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    Lightning strike?

    So we were out this evening while a line of rather potent storms rolled through. We got home and found our satellite won't work, it says there's no signal. Then I also noticed a GFCI outlet in the basement was tripped. I reset it, but it just keeps tripping. I'm thinking that maybe the house...