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    Need legal advice.

    Good evening on a rainy night in the Sunshine State. So, my son (the one in the Army), broke up with girlfriend two weeks ago, (long story). They lived together for about a year and a half at her parents house. When he went into the Army, I tried to get him to store his stuff here, but he...
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    Okay, rant time

    Per thread title, let the rant begin. I rarely get mad. In fact, I try to make it a point in life to avoid anger. But right now, I could bite hardened nails in half. I'm changing the oil on my daughter's 2004 Kia Sedona. Back in the summer, she thought she would do a little routine...
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    Two piece CV boot - experiences?

    Howdy again friends and fellow oil lovers: Again, a post on my daughters 2004 Kia Sedona. Aside from other issues, one of the CV boots is slinging grease all over the inside of the wheel and the wheel well and tire. I REALLY don't want to spend tomorrow taking that bad boy apart, but a...
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    2004 Kia Sedona codes and question.

    Greetings and good evening on this chilly Florida evening with warm weather on the way (70's tomorrow). So here's the long story short. Last summer, my daughter took her 2004 Kia Sedona van to a local repair shop to have the timing belt replaced. Shop did the job in short order. One week...
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    Used Fuel Filter - store/reuse later?

    Don't. Just don't do it. I know someone reading this will have the compulsion, the irresistible urge to ask "Why?" Please don't ask, because I can't tell you. So let's not even go there. Now that the ground rules are in place, let's suppose. Let's suppose that a fellow, "a quick fellow"...
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    Crank position sensor location???

    Greetings and salutations to all Bitogers everywhere - All hail! So, with my new nifty OBD II code reader, I read the codes on my son-in-law's '96 Buick Century station wagon with the 3.1 V-6 One of the codes that it reported was PO336, Crankshaft position sensor A Circuit. After a great...
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    1996 Buick Century rough idle/stall

    Greetings and good evening to all in the land of all things Bitog! So, my son-in-law brings me his 1996 Buick Century station wagon (known as "Tighty Whitey"). It's running rough and stalling. It might run good for about five minutes and then starts to idle roughly. Periodically, it will stall...
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    Why different starters?

    So, I was just about to head to a local "U-pull-it" yard to pull a starter for my 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. I was figuring since it is the 3.1 V-6 motor which is fairly common, it would be no problem to find a starter. But a little voice in the back of my head said, "not so fast."...
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    Starting problems

    Greetings and good day to all in the land of the great and powerful "Bitog." So, as of late, my 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera has been causing me a little bit of worry. What is happening is this - I put the key in the ignition, turn the ignition switch and the car starts with no problem. It...
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    sludge video

    There's still some good oil behind all that grease. <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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    Kia Sedona power steering

    Greetings and good evening to all in Bitogville on a soft Florida evening. Tonight, I have three things. A cup of hot coffee, a cheap cigar and a question. My daughter drives a 2004 Kia Sedona van. On occasion, the power steering will stop working. She told me about this a few weeks back...
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    Valucraft 3600 glued together?

    Howdy and a late good evening to the night owls of Bitog: Still looking at filters and am now viewing a "Valucraft" 3600 oil filter. You can tell this one is cheap for a number of reasons. 1. Unlike the contestants on "Wheel of Fortune," they were too cheap to "buy a vowel." 2. It appears...
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    Fram verses Fram

    ukubingelela bonke Bitog ezweni! (Hopefully, that didn't "Shaka" anyone). So, the epic shed cleaning is almost done. In my vast and epic journey through boxes and bags, lo and behold, what did I find but several oil filters. One was a Fram PH3600 which I know I can use on the ever faithful...
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    Safeway motor oil - and other things

    Good afternoon friends and fellow Bitogers! It's raining here in the Sunshine State today. Being a man given to some thought, I thought to myself today would be a good day to tackle cleaning the shed. I entered said shed armed with both coffee and determination. I flipped on the radio and was...
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    Git yurself a home - or don't.

    I lived in Northern Alabama for 12 very happy years - this really makes me miss "Sweet Home Alabama." <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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    To flush or not to flush

    Hail Bitog, full of grease, the lard is with thee. So, for those of you with a somewhat long memory, you might recall that way back the early spring of 2013, the ever faithful "Bluesmobile" was giving me some tranny fits. I flushed the fluid, changing both fluid and filter and then cycling...
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    Brake fluid to break rusty bead.

    Good afternoon to all Bitogers on yet another beautiful Florida day! On the family farm, I have a 350 gallon sprayer that is in need of some new tires as the old ones are rotten and falling apart. Problem: The current tires are 15 inch and I have no 15 inch tires and am too cheap to buy new...
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    Smudge pot cold protection for citrus

    A few growers in these parts still use these, but the price of fuel makes it almost too expensive to use. They were still very popular up into the early 80's when I was a teenager and "firing a grove" was a perfectly acceptable excuse to miss a few days of school. <a...
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    Wind machine for frost and cold protection

    There used to be quite a few of these in Central Florida citrus groves. However, since Central Florida is now mostly subdivisions, you don't see too many of these anymore. One of my uncles had a rather large grove in South West Orange County and he had a number of these. If you watch toward the...
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    5W20 in Chrysler Sebring

    "All Hail" to noble "Bitog," the great and powerful! It's time to change the oil in my wife's 2004 Chrysler Sebring. The problem, however, is my oil stash is over at the family farm 70 miles away and I won't be there for at least a week, maybe ten days. I've got oodles and oodles of different...