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    2020 Subaru Forester 10 months 9816 miles

    Today I performed my 6k mile or 12 month (which ever comes first) scheduled maintenance on my 2020 Subaru Forester. Owners Manual specified changing cabin filter which I did. Didn't look bad at all, but changed any way since I have 2 on hand. Waste of money to change so early on......
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    2016 HD FLHTK Limited Spectro Golden 25W-50 Semi-Synthetic

    I recently changed my engine oil after 2,375 miles and 13 months since the last OCI. Thank you covid-19...... for ruining my 2020 riding season. Also at the time I changed my primary oil and transmission fluid both with Spectro products. This 103 twin cam is a wonderful motor so far! No...
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    Toyota Tacoma's: Sellers or buyers market?

    I've noticed on other Tacoma forums members are requesting private party values of their Tacoma's. For grins and giggles I sometimes go to KBB or NADA for private sales values in my zip code area. Both reference sites I mentioned also provide for comparison same year and model Tacoma's that are...
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    Subaru Dealer used Castrol products first oil change

    Let me start by saying I'm not complaining Castrol products are in my engine. I took my 2020 Subaru Forester to the dealership for it's first six month/6000 mi oil & filter change/tire rotation/inspection and noticed on my receipt they used 5 qt. of Castrol 0W-20 for the oil change @ $4.22 a...
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    12 Tacoma Front pads/rotors (pics) change now?

    Original owner of a 2012 Tacoma 2.7L 4x4 5-speed MT SR5 with 98,350 mi. on the clock. I do 95% of all my maintenance and have been thinking about original front brake replacement. Current pads are between 3-4 mm (.118 - .157). Owner's manual said change @ .039 (1 mm). I read somewhere best to...
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    8 years 10 months on original OEM battery? (12 Toyota Tacoma)

    Yesterday my Toyota 24F 582 CCA battery went dead on my 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 2.7L MT. I jumped it and it barely rolled over but started and I let it run about 10 minutes. After 24hrs I went back out to see if vehicle would start. Nope, dead. Removed the old battery and cleaned up all the...
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    2012 Tacoma steering very stiff?

    I'm original owner of a 2012 Tacoma SR5 2.7L 4x4 5-speed MT with 98,000 miles. First week of April I bought a new auto which I primary drive now. The Tacoma mainly sits idly in driveway and is mainly been driven on weekends for short trips. During those short trips I've been noticing the...
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    2020 Subaru Forester 1st oil change question

    My new to me 2020 Subaru Forester is just a few miles shy of Subaru's 1,000 mile break in period (basically no fast stop/starts, stay under 4000 rpm, etc). I plan on changing the oil next weekend myself with a little over 1150/1200 miles on the new engine. Is this a little premature sending an...
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    Troy-Bilt TB160/Honda engine push mower

    For the last 10yrs I've owned a Toro self propelled mower that I could never warm up to, plus it cost some coin over the years with it's drive system that was sub-standard IMHO. So today I switched gears and purchased an old fashion push mower, Troy Bilt TB160 with a Honda 160cc engine. My lawn...
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    2020 Subaru Forester Base

    Looking at pulling the trigger tomorrow on a new 2020 Subaru Forester Base model. Was thinking the Crosstek Premium at first, but I believe I'd be better off with the 2.5 liter engine over the 2.0 instead. And the fuel economy for both models is advertised as 26/33 mpg. I'm not giving up a lot...
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    DENSO Cabin Filters for Toyota

    Last time I changed my 2012 Toyota Tacoma's cabin filter it was a Toyota OEM from a discount dealer @ $26 (dealer charges $35). I believe DENSO makes these OEM for Toyota. I found on Rockauto DENSO OE for for my Tacoma @ $4.19ea. I'll compare this to my OEM and see if it's the same filter...
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    2012 Toyota Tacoma 5,941mi UOA M1 EP 0W-20

    The high silicon average I concluded was contributed to me not having air cleaner lid securely attached. I added a new air filter at 90,000 miles but didn't notice the lid wasn't fully secured until I did my 95,000 mile service. Didn't think anything of it until UOA. My bust... Very pleased with...
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    High silicon average in OA? Solved!

    Received an OA from Blacktstone Labs for my 2012 2.7L 4 cylinder 2TR-FE Toyota Tacoma 4X4 with 95,661 miles, 5,941 miles OCI. Everything looked great except a high Silicon average? Blackstone said in comments possible silicon leaked from a recent repair, or possibly dirt making it's way past air...
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    Complete Brake Flush question.

    This weekend I'll be doing a complete brake fluid flush on my 2012 Toyota Tacoma with 93,000 miles. I've already purchased a Motive Products bleeder tool and catch bottles. My owners manual says (along with cap on brake fluid reservoir) to only use DOT 3 fluid. My question is: Is there a...
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    12 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4cyl. 90,000 mi. M1 0W-20 EP

    Pretty boring report as I thought it would be. 2012 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4 cyl 4x4 SR5 with 90,000 miles. Mobil 1 0W-20 Extended Performance.
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    Rotate Tires, but not Balance them?

    I'm really over thinking this but here goes. I bought new Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires for my Toyota Tacoma 4X4 5 months ago or 5,000 miles. Today after work I stopped in tire dealer for the Lifetime Rotate Balance Valve Stems Alignment Check etc etc etc. All I wanted was to rotate and...
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    2016 H-D Limited FLHTK Spectro Golden 20W-50 Semi-Synthetic

    My first UOA for this bike: 2016 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited FLHTK. I'm the second owner. Purchased May 2018 from original owner with 1024 miles on odometer. My first two oil changes I used Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 fully synthetic. Decided I was going to go Spectro Golden 20W-50 semi synthetic...
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    Ariens 24" Compact Snowblower Oil changes

    I bought new in July 2018 an Ariens 24" Compact Model 920027 223CC Two Stage Snowblower. It came with a Service Manual, but no Engine Manual. I downloaded the Engine Manual since I was interested in oil change intervals. Engine Manual stated if run <span style="font-weight: bold">UNDER</span>...
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    Motorcycle: $290 nail finds new home

    Arrived home from work Monday evening and noticed a shiny rock in rear wheel (I thought) once bike was in garage. Tried to flick it out with a key, no dice. Grabbed a pair of needle nose pliers and pulled it out then loud hissing sound. Yep, a nail. Wonderful since bike (2016 Harley Davidson...
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    Mobil1 0W-20 oil choices per driving needs

    I'm the original owner of a 2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 base cab 2.7L 4X4 5-speed manual transmission truck. 85,500 easy miles due to I don't go off road, tow or carry heavy loads, and mostly highway miles. I'm ready to start doing my own oil changes since I'm fed up with my dealers shenanigans. My...
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