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    2013 Duramax LML - OCI for very low mileage

    I'm a little past 6 months on my Duramax OCI, and I have put on very few miles on my truck. Between the pandemic, not having anywhere to go with my camping trailer last year (first places were closed, then when they opened up, I couldn't book anything), and getting a commuter beater this past...
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    Correct pressure for non stock size

    I will be putting on the winter tires for the 2004 Impala today. Stock size is 225/60R16 with 30 PSI on the placard. I am running 215/65R16 (for a variety of reasons, including availability, slightly lower price, compatibility with chains I had from a previous vehicle, theoretically better snow...
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    Continental IceContact XTRM

    Looks like this is a new studdable winter tire on the market for this winter. Might be a Canada only model, as this review implies it was designed specifically for the Canadian market: https://tractionlife.com/review-continental-icecontact-xtrm-winter-tire Continental's promotional material on...
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    Nitto Winter SN3 vs Sumitomo Ice Edge

    One local tire vendor I am talking to may not have my first two choices available, the Continental VikingContact7 or the Pirelli Winter Ice Zero FR. But it may be down to Nitto Winter SN3 vs Sumitomo Ice Edge. The car will be the beater I picked up this weekend, a 2004 Chevrolet Impala...
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    Buying a 2002 Chevy Impala

    I think I have my commuter beater car, which will be sold to my son after he turns 16 next year. This one is currently in the extended family, and I know the recent history of it fairly well. It is being bought from the only members of the family I would trust enough to buy from. It's a 2002...
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    Old Air Compressor

    I pulled out a garage sale find electric air compressor that I put into storage as soon as I got it several years back, and I now finally have the room to set it up. It is an older tank compressor, with wheels and handle, I am guessing it might be about 20 gallons in size, horizontal tank. The...
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    2003 Hyundai Sonata 4 cylinder - possible commuter beater

    A 2003 Hyundai Sonata 4 cylinder automatic is going up for sale in my extended family. 160,000 km on the clock (100,000 miles). There are a few issues with it, such as typical rust for the age, a small leak between the body and windshield, a leaky oil pan, worn tires and a cylinder misfire MIL...
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    Rotella T6 for Duramax LML. What flavour?

    I am planning on grabbing a pail of T6 after work today to do an oil change on my LML. Since getting the truck a couple of years ago, I have used Delo full synthetic 5W-40 and Rotella T6 5W-40. I am located in Edmonton, Canada. The truck will normally see 98% of it's use from spring to fall...
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    Nordman WR SUV

    We had the opportunity to use these tires for almost 2 weeks on our insurance rental which just went back. The tires were fitted on a 2018 Hyundai Tucson AWD. All I can say about these is wow, these are by far the best tires I have ever used in the winter. Almost impossible to make them skid or...
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    Used Car Pricing - Asking vs Selling Price

    I know this is driven by an infinite number of variables, but I am wondering if someone is aware of a statistic that is some sort of global average. I am using this as a basis to determine what I think is a reasonable value for my written off vehicle for insurance purposes. Looking for a simple...
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    LT options - 2013 Silverado 3500 HD

    So my vehicle plans look like they are about to be abruptly changed on me, which will in turn impact my tire decision. Before this week, the plan for my vehicles was that my wife uses the Tiguan as her daily driver most of the time, and that the Sienna is on back up duty for running the family...
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    Duramax LML filter choice

    I'm planning on doing my oil change for my Duramax LML this weekend, so looking at locally available filters. Last year, I used a Denso First Time Fit ordered through RockAuto. It won't be here in time for when I want to do the oil change if I ordered another now. Oil will be Rotella T6 5W-40...
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    One coolant for my "fleet"?

    Okay, so not much of a fleet, but there are 3 completely different vehicles that I have. I got to thinking about this after realizing that when I saw one of my vehicles low on coolant late last night, I went to look for what I thought I had for it, only to find I had used up already. I had to...
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    Battery (?) trouble

    Sorry, long post as there is a fair bit of background. The vehicle I am having issues with is a 2006 Toyota Sienna with over 156,000 miles. Currently, the vehicle cannot start, classic symptoms of a dead battery: wife went to start it, barely turned over, then everything died, nothing...
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    Denso First Time Fit 150-2058

    I just ordered an oil filter for my 2013 Silverado Duramax from Rock Auto for my first oil change on this vehicle. Figured a Denso would be a decent choice as I've used them on my Toyota, but I see that this filter is made in China, not Japan, Thailand or USA as I know other Densos are. Should I...
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    Fifth wheel trailer - new rubber

    Last summer, we bought a new to us 2010 fifth wheel. It still had the OEM Chinese tires on it, that were already 6 years old based on the DOT code. The trailer only did one trip with us last year - straight to its winter storage spot. Fast forward to today. This weekend, I plan on heading...
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    Per-purchase inspection - issues

    I have a deal pending on a 2013 GM Duramax truck, and the mechanical inspection was just done. Just waiting to get the full written report, but verbally, I have learned there are two big issues: - Rear differential: fluid is pitch black and full of shavings. Mechanic figures the differential...
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    Fifth wheel trailer tires

    This is about the only realm of the tire world that has me pulling out my hair. Every other application seems to have plenty of flavours to choose from, but with trailer tires, not so much. The trailer in question, if anyone here is familiar with, is a 2010 Keystone Cougar 322QBS. It has the...
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    Changed tie rods. Now there are issues.

    I had noticed the right tie rod boot was shredded on my 2006 Toyota after hearing clunks when turning. Tie rods seemed to be what was needed, and after researching the difficulty, figured this was a task I could handle easily. Ordered new inner and outer tie rods for both sides from RockAuto...
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    Asphalt shingle roof

    I live in Edmonton, Canada and the house I own was built in 2001, still with the original asphalt roof. The shingles installed are the "three tab" like this: <img src="http://roofpedia.com/images/3-tab-shingles.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> Winters here typically see a fair bit of...
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