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    “I need a new car because” blah blah blah thread

    Car guy, I think you have to go back in time to where those habits of buying new cars began. I know for myself I had no father around when it was time to buy cars at time when it was the man's responsibility to maintain vehicles. So I bought poorly maintained vehicles needing a lot of repair...
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    That is specifically where a lot of my fear comes in. They also had some years of Elantra engines that were defective. Now the new CVT is only going 2k before needing to be replaced for some unlucky owner's.
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    That is the info I am looking for. The 3,750 recommendation was based on SM or SN mineral oil as acceptable. I am using premium synthetic oil. That should count as something.
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    I am considered severe service according to the Owner's Manual and MyHyundai website. Warranty is paid for by Hyundai, not the dealership. I have posted on MyHyundai my oil changes and it always recommends severe service. Trust me, I am driving more.
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    You are right. When I first bought my Elantra I spent a lot of time on Hyundai-Forums. I read many of the bad stories. I stopped reading them and just stay in the Elantra sub forum now. Your right, more people post their bad experiences. The ones like your son had are not as common.
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    Drive 4 miles to work twice daily. Lot of stop and go. Afternoon shift still has a lot of stop and go. Mostly drive between 25 and 45 mph. Only driving 4 miles on Interstate out of 30 for the day.
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    I hear you. That is what I tend to do. I noticed dealership is still selling their $38 oil change that was bulk Valvoline when they changed my factory fill. When asked which oil they would put in my car I was told the right oil. When I am done changing my the oil myself I will probably be...
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    Hyundai Elantra warranty question?

    My 2017 Elantra SE with 100k warranty is just approaching 30k miles. I have been doing the 3,750 mile/6-month oil changes which meant two a year. My work schedule changed and am driving more. Would like to do 5k or 6 month oil changes. Oil I will be using is mostly 5w-20 Pennzoil Ultra...
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    Mid-Sized SUV...w/Comfortable Seats?

    That is not true for me. I get back spasms. Lexus seats made my back feel better.
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    Mid-Sized SUV...w/Comfortable Seats?

    My experience is Lexus has comfortable seats. The lady of house had an RX300. Now NX300. Both with comfortable seats. She briefly had RX350. She and I hated it. Too big for her when parking. She downgraded to NX300 and which is closer to size of the RX300. It seems they put more thought...
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    Lithium-Ion powered snow blower

    At end of year bought a Snow Joe electric mower. Cost $250. Reading reviews was aware Snow Joe has very specific battery charging guidelines. I followed them and had plenty of battery left. I like the mower. Quiet. Easy to use. Will save a lot of money mowing lawn myself. For snow I have...
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    Why is it that smoke detectors always seem to get low battery warnings in the middle of the night?

    I have switched to lithium batteries. More cost up front. Less hassle long term.
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    A quick update. Amazon said delivery on 11th for switch and cables. Did not arrive, then received a "have not shipped" yet message. Ended up canceling that order and just picked up the same switch at Micro Center. Waiting for the Cat 6 cables from Ebay connected the TP-Link 8 port switch...
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    Model TM1602A. I was not going to mess with that firmware. Just the TP-Link wireless router I have and switch I am getting.
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    I got the box out. Says Touchstone Telephony Modem. Instructions in box just shows how to connect the Arris modem to a Wifi router by yellow cable they provided. Has a place to connect telephone wires. One input for Spectrum cable to screw in. One yellow marked output to router.
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    Spectrum provided Airris is only a modem. It can also work as the phone modem. Please define strong password. When the network switch and LAN cables arrive was just going to hook every thing up downstairs to confirm no issues. I was going to test it for a while before I move wireless modem and...
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    I know you just told me something important. I understand the words security perspective. I have read some of your posts on security. That is when my eyes glazed over. Do you have any recommendations in words I can understand or links so I can try to get up to speed? If certain sites aren't...
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    My issue is I struggle with technical language/concepts. I have no idea what an access point is. I have read threads by Overkill and my eyes glazed over. Checked the crawl space and it is just opening a door and cable will be about 6 foot in with a lot of room. After that just 20 foot to the...
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    So the Cat cable and TP-Link 8 port switch should arrive Friday which is my birthday. If the install goes well it will be the best present. The TP-Link router has one feature that is most important, an external radio button. Makes it easy to turn Wifi on and off. It is small and just fits in...
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    Recommendations for Switch and Wireless router

    It is Spectrum. They provided a Arris modem. I bought the TP-Link router when the owner of the house allowed someone to remote in to her computer and the old router thinking it was AOL Tech support. So the weak link regarding security sits behind the keyboard. The main line comes in through...
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