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    ...do I want a 2020 Rogue? (Deceased leasee)

    Long story short, my father lost a dear friend at the god bless him age of 86 Last year, he leased a '20 Rogue SV AWD It has minimal options, I ran the VIN to create a Monroney label, sticker was $29,790 It's up to payment 12 of 36 on it's lease, odometer reading as of this morning is below...
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    Might be owning a Saab soon

    What kind oil do you use in these? My euro experience is limited to a W203 C Class, and a E39 530i This is uncharted waters for me 1999 9³, B204L, 5 speed (185hp) 138k on it Filters easy, it takes 910S/400S that I stock Owners manual references "To afford Saab engines the best protection...
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    Taurus got tires and aligned

    About **** time, this car hasn't been aligned since it was assembled in late '05 2006 Taurus, 67k on it My sister's car that she uses for around town commuting It had a mismatched set of circa '13 Primacy MXV4 and slightly newer Premier A/S, and standard Taurus collapsed suspension It...
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    Gooloo jump packs

    Quite good, excellent value for money, especially if you get them on sale I got the smaller 37wh capacity models, and one of the larger 73wh models on a good sale I used one in lieu of a battery resurrecting an abandoned 3.0 Vulcan Taurus, and a 5+ year unstarted 4.6 Northstar Eldorado...
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    School me on 3M Roloc grades and applications

    I finally got me a die grinder on the way (M12 Fuel right angle) I want to use it mainly for cleaning wheel hubs and caliper brackets when doing a brake job, or switching winter wheels/tires over Maybe use it for some light surface prep on light under carriage rust, before laying some stone...
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    I pushed a little too hard into a corner :(

    Snapped the sway bar bracket Made a god awful racket slowly rolling home, felt like the subframe was coming undone Luckily a replacement is $20 or so, gonna see if I can get a welding shop to reinforce the new one so it lasts longer Apparently this isn't uncommon on Camry's with a thicker (TRD)...
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    New snow tires!

    Well, forecast says 7-14" of snow for the NYC metro area mid week My 3 winter old WinterContact SI set was toast, it was time for a new set So I went with their successor, Continentals new VikingContact7 I run a separate set of winter wheels and tires, 205/65/16 My logic is narrower = better...
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    Companies that provide remote PCM updating?

    Someone discussed that here at some point, but I can't for the life of me find the post or company You paid a deposit, they sent out a J2534 box, and they could remotely do a PCM reflash or update without going to the dealer IIRC it was $125 + deposit I may need there services on my Taurus...
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    No more Continental/Goodyear Helicog/Gatorback belts?

    Well this sucks.... I ordered a new belt for my Taurus, thinking I'd get the same Continental Elite (formerly Goodyear Gatorback) belt that I got last time It's my belt of choice when you've done everything right, but it still squeaks Apparently they've replaced it with "OE Technology...
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    New tool day!

    I'm a sucker for a good sale I was supposed to get this for under $300 delivered, but ToolNut.com bungled the whole thing and left me with no ETA Northern Tool had it, $347.31 delivered, minus a $25 gift card they threw in that I need to use soon It's a brushless 3/8 Mid Torque, I'm hoping...
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    How to tension serpentine belts (or a better tool?)

    So I finally switched in the 150 amp alternator into my Camry I want to set the belt tension correct, as the FSM states Problem is, no gauge I have or can find will fit down onto the belt I've got this one Which works... On maybe 3/4 of the belts on my classic G body, that's all it's been good...
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    24F vs 34R (I need a new battery)

    So the Duralast 24F in my Camry seems like it's on its way out It's a free replacement replacement, so no more free warranty, and the pro rate is a joke I've been thinking about making the switch to AGM I'm tired of batteries not making 18-24 months Or I get the odd trooper that makes it to...
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    What should I be using in a '83 SBC?

    So the Grand Prix is finally registered, insured, and back on the road I swear the DMV works better in a pandemic than it does normally <img src="/forums/graemlins/confused2.gif" alt="???" title="???" height="22" width="15" /> It's an '83 305 SBC, with a CCC Quadrajet, still has that stupid...
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    Anyone use Motorcraft's quick struts?

    I just got a good deal on a front pair ASTL1/ASTL2 for my Taurus $49 each Anyone used them? Can't be much worse than the 15 year old NYC beaten ones in it now? I gotta figure out something for the rear now Might go for KYB quick struts, they've supposedly got the improved coil to keep the...
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    Ordering a Milwaukee M12 impact, 1/2 or 3/8?

    That is the question I'm splurging on a cordless impact, because it's hot and I'm tired <img src="/forums/graemlins/12.gif" alt="Coffee" title="Coffee" height="21" width="29" /> I've got a 1/2 Earthquake for the big stuff, it's my only non hand tool Even for lug nuts it's kind of a chore I...
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    OTC Stinger 3 Ton Jack Stands, no good

    After the Harbor Freight stands that failed on me (conveniently recalled the week after), I'm shopping for a new set I bought these <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GMIX5BA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1"...
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    I need advice on Toyota V6 timing belt

    I need advice I'm planning on some long overdue maintenance work for my '06 Camry It's at ~147K, on the factory timing belt and accessories At 15 years old, I'm about 5 years and 60k late, gotta make that right What do we think of AISIN timing belt and seal kits? I ordered a kit w/tensioner...
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    New tires on the Grand Prix

    I'm trying to put cars back on the road with my newfound free time, and a little savings Vehicle in question is my dad's 1983 Grand Prix He bought it new, total of 56k on it We don't drive it much, it's had maybe 1k put on it since he stopped using it on the regular back in '91 Slowly...
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    Labor costs for brake lines and bleeding?

    Vehicle in question is a 2006 Taurus, less than 60k, SE with a Vulcan V6 Been off the road since 9/18, it blew a brake line at the stop sign on the corner coming home from having it's tank filled, hasn't moved much since With nothing but time on my hands these days, It's time it gets back on...
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