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    Ryobi SS30 trimmer won't stay running

    I was researching this subject for a friend, and just to add to the knowledge base I read that if a small engine like this that will start but won't stay running, it could be a blocked breather hole in the fuel tank cap. If vacuum is created in the fuel tank because the tank breather (inside...
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    Air guns

    In Canada, any air gun that shoots a projectile over 500 fps is a firearm and is subject to the same laws as any firearm. Under 495 fps is unregulated (except by municipal bylaw if I'm not mistaken).
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    Shotgun Ammo

    For HD duty, I think I'd choose my Beretta Extrema semi-auto with the plug out and loaded with 7, 2&3/4" 12g shells in #1 or 0. I can't make that thing jam for anything. From the cheapest light target loads in 2 and 3/4" to the heaviest deer loads in 3.5". It blasts them out as fast as you can...
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    How is Polaris's rep these days?

    I have a new-to me 2004 Sportsman 500 HO. I bought it from the original owner, a friend of mine, who used it on his acreage and for exploring public lands. He told me he had no issues with it at all. When I got it, it had about 1700 miles on it, and I've put on another 300. I had carb issues...
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    Automotive vs. ATV/Motorcycle oil filters

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Realtech214</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I use napa proselect for my sportsman 500 </div></div> I use a fram 7317 or equivalent on my Polaris sportsman 500. Same filter as my wife's Honda Odyssey. Kind of handy...
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    0W40 or 5W50 ?

    I spoke to a polaris dealer yesterday for my 2004 Sportsman 500 and he advised that they only recommend 5w-50 now. They don't sell the 0w-40 any more. I still will run some petro-canada Duron 0w-40 HDEO this winter.
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    Any opinions on aftermarket brake pads?

    I like the thermoquiets as good aftermarket replacements for a non-performance replacement pad. I like Axxis/PBR Deluxe plus to replace dusty OEM european (BMW/Audi etc.) pads. I've got probably 250,000 plus km on those recommendations.
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    Apparently my SOCOM II wasn't legal...

    By the way, nice rifle. I've got the Sage EBR on mine. How do you like the GG&G Bipod? It's next on my list. Any regrets? Too bad no bayonet lug.
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    Apparently my SOCOM II wasn't legal...

    <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: bdcardinal</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Strangly the possession of "high capacity magazines" is...
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    BMW-longlife spec

    There was a time a few years ago that they recommended M1 5w-30 when it was neither ACEA A3 or BMW LL01 approved. I wouldn't rely on anything BMW NA says about oil via email or phone, but instead I'd look at the LL-01 approval list.
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    BMW-longlife spec

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: asharris7</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I know about the German Castrol ow-30, but I also saw Castrol ow-40 made in Belgium. Both have the BMW LL spec so owhich one is better suited. SL vs SN. </div></div> Are you...
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    Sick of the quality of new products

    I totally agree. I would buy a Honda, Toyota, GM or Ford refridgerator made with parts made in Japan or America (or some other 1st world nation). I would pay as much as double to get a fridge/dishwasher/stove that would last 15-20 years with a 6 year warranty before I'd pay half for an item...
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    What candy was in your grandma's dish?

    Scotch mints in a small hershey's syrup can in his Chrysler Newport.
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    Gel battries and battery tenders

    I have a gel in my bike and I use a battery tender jr. religiously. I have had no trouble for 3 years after my first battery (no battery maintenance) died on my after its second winter storage.
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    caught that thing with my tire

    I keep a rope-plug kit and a 12v compressor in my vehicles. I've plugged 4 tires in the last 10 years on the roadside. Two were at 20% life remaining and they lasted with the rope plugs for the next 15k kms. One on my trailer I dismounted the tire, removed the rope plug and sealed with a...
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    2007 LBZ Duramax burning 5/40 Mobil Syn

    If you look at the duramax manual, you're not supposed to use 5w-40 for towing anyway. I believe only 15w-40 is approved for towing. I've been running 15w-40 all year round in my duramax and two of those years were 10 mile daily-drives to work and back. My winter temperatures are...
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    1999 Vortec 5700 - Tick upon cold start

    Those engines suffered from "piston slap", which goes away as the pistons warm up. I had a 98 with the same engine and same symptoms. Google that and see if your symptoms match.
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    Self-propelled mower with pressurized oil system

    I have a self-propelled John Deere JX-75 with the Yamaha FJ180v engine. It is pressurized and you can buy a spin-on oil filter kit. It uses a Fram 4967 filter.
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    Ammo is pouring in

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HerrStig</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    Ammo is pouring in

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: zerosoma</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When's your hoarding gonna stop. <img...
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