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    GCV160 possible cracked block

    I have an old pressure washer that recently developed an oil leak. At first I thought it just needed a new crush washer on the drain bolt, but when I went to replace the washer I noticed this crack. It sure looks like a crack but everything still runs great. Can anyone confirm if this is...
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    Can this be fixed with PDR?

    My wife came out to her car in a hospital parking lot to discover this dent. The local PDR shop is about 45 minutes away so I'm hoping to find out if it's even worth making the trip. Does this look like something that could be repaired? The fact that it's right on a body line makes me doubt it...
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    Any F-150 problems?

    I'm looking at buying either a 2019 F-150 Platinum or a 2020 F-150 Lariat, both new. They both have the 3.5L Ecoboost / 10 speed combination. Is there anything I should watch out for? I'm particularly interested in drivetrain issues. Thanks ahead of time.
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    How does this PC build look?

    It's time to build a new PC as my current one is approaching the 5 year mark. Below are the parts lists for my existing PC and the new build. I primarily use this machine (with two 4k monitors) for software development work and then occasionally some gaming. Does anything about this new build...
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    Does the Hyundai 2.4L still have problems?

    My parents just bought a 2019 Hyundai Tuscon with the 2.4L Theta II engine. I know this engine got recalled for metal shavings that would eventually seize the engine. Has this issue been resolved? Are people still having this issue on new Theta II engines? Are there any other potential issues...
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    Opinions on the John Deere S240?

    I've been researching all of my options and I've pretty much landed on the John Deere S240. I looked at cheaper tractors like the Cub Cadet XT1, Husqvarna YTH18542, and the John Deere E120. It seems like it's worth the price jump to get the Kawasaki twin, stronger transmission, electric pto...
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    2002 Honda Odyssey advice

    We are about to inherit a 2002 Honda Odyssey from my wife's late grandmother (looks identical to the one below). The van has around 130,000 miles and I'm a bit conflicted as to what we should do with it. I know that the 5 speed auto in these vans is very problematic and it's probably nearing the...
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    (Pic Heavy) Chevy Impala Rental Car Review

    This past weekend we rented a car to drive up to the family cabin on Lake Ontario. The car we received was a Chevrolet Impala LT 6 cylinder. Overall, I walked away from the car pretty impressed. It had plenty of power, a smooth/quiet ride, was comfortable, had tons or rear passenger and trunk...
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    Brought home this beauty (new half-ton Sierra)

    After searching for used half-tons for a few months I finally bit the bullet and bought a new truck. So far this has been the most comfortable and fully loaded vehicle I've ever owned (it's also my first V8). Below is the pros and cons lists I made after researching/test driving each of the...
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    2013 F-150, what to lookout for?

    I'm looking at possibly buying this 2013 F-150 King Ranch (<a href="https://www.carmax.com/car/13812956" target="_blank">https://www.carmax.com/car/13812956</a>). They did tell me that although the truck is for sale in VA, it spent some time up in Maine and New Hampshire. Needless to say...
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    Thoughts on the Honda mowers?

    It looks like after ~20 years our Honda HR215 is going to kick the bucket. It's down on power and burning quite a bit of oil so I'm hoping to limp it through this season and find a replacement for next year. Can anyone share their thoughts on the new Honda mowers, specifically the HRR216VYA or...
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    Help with ODBII P0015 Code

    My wife called me at work today saying the check engine and trac lights came on in her 2010 Highlander. I tell her to tighten the gas cap and restart the car. The lights stayed on. She went to AAP and they pulled the codes and got a P0015. She parked it and went into work for a few (about 2)...
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    Car buying decision help

    I also posted over at t4r.org. Well I'm in a predicament. A little over a year ago I traded my 2006 4Runner in on a 2013 Subaru Legacy. We were living in the DC area and I was commuting 2 hours a day and a sedan was just more practical. Fast forward to today and my situation has totally...
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    Playing iPad video on TV

    We rented a few videos for a flight on our iPad and didn't get to watch them all. Now we want to watch them on our TV but we do not have an Apple TV. My question is can I airplay the iPad to my Macbook and have the Macbook connected to the TV with HDMI? In theory I think it should work but I'm...
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    Parallels Tools won't install

    Has anyone been able to get the Parallels Tools (Parallels 8) to install in an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vm? I've been Googling like crazy and trying everything I can think of and still can't get them to install. I get "Error: Could not build kernel modules". I am running 3.11.0-18-generic headers. Any...
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    Oil Smells Like Gas - Fuel Dilution?

    I have a FB25 in my Legacy and with the oil consumption issues I've been monitoring the level closely. Lately, when I pull the dipstick it smells really strongly of gas. It's only been 2,000 miles since it was changed and I don't consider my usage severe. The car is used 95% of the time to do a...
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    Subaru Mysterious Burning Smell

    I noticed a mysterious burning smell when I turned my 2013 Legacy off tonight. I checked the CV joints and the rest of the engine compartment and I don't see any leaks. The car is slightly overfilled from the dealer but it isn't burning any oil (although it smells pretty strongly of gas). The...
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    Finally drove on the Autobahn!

    I just got back from a week long trip in Germany and I have to say my favorite part of the trip was the driving. We toured through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and I never want to drive in America again. The roads are in perfect condition, people actually respect passing lanes/traffic laws...
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    2013 Subaru Legacy Oil Weight

    The manual on my new Legacy calls for 0w-20 but I have a bunch of Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 around, is it ok to change weights? Many people are having issues with the new boxter burning oil and I would like to avoid that. Will the Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 be ok or should I stick with the Subaru...
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