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    Is this a "normal" request in a will?

    To request that certain members of family not be permitted to a funeral service? Or in cases like this, do some just request to not have a service at all? ...just wondering. No particular reason I suppose.
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    Worst relationship you've ever been in

    My first real relationship was with a girl in HS. Met her in the 12th grade and she stalked me. Silly me I thought it was cute, and played the "hard to get" type, flirting etc. with her and other females. Fast forward to after HS finished, I came to realize her mother instructed I was not...
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    06 Ranger 2wd ext cab-seriously considering...

    Seriously looking at this truck. The GF insists she wants a/c as well as stick as it's more "fun". Found an 06 with 185kms (115k miles) for 5500. Loaded with everything except 4x4 and auto (don't want those anyway). Owner says it's practically mint, seems very attractive for the price...
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    98 V70-Yeah, I know I said some things about them...

    but sometimes when ya see a gem, ya just gonna go for it <img src="/forums/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="wink" title="wink" height="15" width="15" /> As some of you may recall, i am taking on a new project with the BMW of doing a full body restoration. To get to and from the rental workspace, I'll...
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    Compressed air or electric

    Is there any benefit to going with compressed air over electric impact sockets etc.? Considering a year long project that will involve a lot of taking parts off of my old BMW including suspension, engine, trans etc. There's currently a sale at CT where I can purchase an air compressor and...
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    Ok to change oil and NOT filter?

    Recently the weather's been getting warmer, so I know it's time for my annual change on the Lexus. After reviewing the maintenance book, it seems as though I've only driven it a paltry 2,000kms/1250 miles in the last year (since March 2019). For oil I'm running full syn Pennzoil platinum 5w30...
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    In light of recent events, what are you NOT doing?

    Aside from the usual "going to work", "buying useless stuff" posts, I'd like to hear what you are NOT doing as a result of recent events. Last Wednesday I drove to get some fried chicken. Was a nice drive (no traffic) with nice weather. When a classic rap song came on the radio "Let your...
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    Intermediate/Advanced Excel online training/software

    Does anyone know of a good software to learn some of the more advanced functions of Excel? Recently I started a job where having that knowledge would be beneficial. Some of the topics I'm looking to learn are: Vlookups Pivot tables IFERROR etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I...
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    Two Diesel oils; what's the difference?

    Both 15w40. On the one hand we have Kendall Super-D XA 15w40. Below is the link to the UOA from PQIA <a href="http://pqiadata.org/Kendall_SuperD_XA_15W40.html" target="_blank">http:/<wbr>/<wbr>pqiadata.org/<wbr>Kendall_SuperD_XA_15W40.html</a> Next we have Motorcraft 15w40 Diesel Super Duty...
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    Germany's reluctance to electric vehicles

    Recently I watched a documentary on YouTube where they questioned the future of the German auto industry. They mentioned that Asian countries like China are leading the way. Now China has Germany producing it's projects. Usually I'd ignore videos like this, but considering the increasing number...
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    Fat bike tires...on cars?!

    With all the excitement of fat bicycle tires on bicycles especially in this thread: <a href="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/5254831/gonew/1/fat-bike-love#UNREAD" target="_blank">Fat Bike Love</a> Has anyone considered applying the idea to cars? I...
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    RIP Smitty WerbenJagerManJensen

    He was #1 Let us all remember him for his contribution. <img src="/forums/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="frown" title="frown" height="15" width="15" />
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    Looking for aftershave advice

    Recently while shopping at Whole Foods, I came across Weleda's After Shave Balm. It smelled amazing and was on sale. Not only that but after reading the online reviews, I was really hooked! <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Weleda-After-Shave-Balm-Ounce/dp/B000ORV0WG" target="_blank">Balm</a>...
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    What is something you NEVER buy cheap? and why?

    For us, it's toothpaste. We generally use natural, non-fluoride toothpaste and there's quite a few to choose from. The general go-to for us is JASON brand. They have one that's gentle on the teeth, yet foams and leaves the teeth feeling smooth (in a blue box). Since we're in Canada, a tube...
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    Vac tube vs. transistor amp. Thoughts?

    Recently my GF and I decided we want to upgrade our stereo system. It's mainly connected to the home PC to spotify etc. We also use it to watch movies etc. I've been researching a couple of options. I like the look and appeal of a tube amp, but I've never owned one nor heard one. Are they...
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    Tuff Support review - compressed gas supports

    Hello fellow BITOGers, Recently I was in the market for a new set of rear trunk struts for the Lexus in my sig below. I came across a retailer on ebay (yeah, I know) who was selling new trunk supports for a very reasonable cost. I ordered a pair and received them in the mail about a week...
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    Scotty K. has finally let me down

    Saw this vid this morning on the "indestructability of old Volvo's" At roughly the 2 minute mark you can see that the rear drivers wheel assembly as been pushed forward. This car will chew thru rear tires and never align properly until fixed. Problem could be as simple as a rear control arm or...
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    Biscuits and gravy, as well as Plantains

    Spent some time in Oregon this weekend and had these items added to my breakfast and dinner meals at Whole Foods. Gotta admit, I never knew the appeal to either of these, but now I REALLY like them! When added to my regular stream of raw veggies, they are fantastic! <img...
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    Looking to sell a Tablet - what do I need to do?

    As part of a promotion when purchasing new cell phones, we received a new Samsung Galaxy TabA tablet. That's all fine and dandy but I have little to no use for such things (two smartphones and a desktop at home, and a PC at the office). So my question is, what do I need to do to ensure nothing...
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    When you've finally had enough....

    Have you ever been in a situation with a friend/acquaintance where they've done something deliberately that they knew irked/insulted you, yet they continue to do so? Recently I've cut ties with a "friend" I've had for over 10 years. We became friends as co-workers and after I left that city we...
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