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    Already replaced shock mounts and shocks but intermittent clunk noise continues

    The links were done last year and they said they seemed good.
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    Already replaced shock mounts and shocks but intermittent clunk noise continues

    A few weeks ago I had an intermittent clunking noise in the right rear suspension, seemingly worse when turning left over bumps or jerking the car left hard (Kia Optima 2012). It almost sounds like a popping sound. I've brought it in and had the shocks and shock mounts replaced so far but the...
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    $4-7 Valvoline Daily Protection Blend at some Walmarts

    https://brickseek.com/p/valvoline-daily-protection-sae-5w-30/445759 Found it for $4 at my local Walmart for 5 quarts.
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    Is it standard practice to replace rear shock mounts when doing shocks?

    I agree, if I had been given the choice by the first shop I would have said to do them together but they didn't even mention it.
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    Is it standard practice to replace rear shock mounts when doing shocks?

    I took it to a shop and that's what they diagnosed.
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    Is it standard practice to replace rear shock mounts when doing shocks?

    I had my rear shocks replaced about a year ago. This week I have experienced a lot of clunking and learned the shock mounts are shot. This is a labor intensive job for a cheap part to replace. I'm wondering if the shop I went to last year made a mistake in not recommending or mentioning the...
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    Decent job at Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

    The google reviews for my local VIOC are not promising. A lot of 5 stars but also a great deal of one stars. Basic things like forgetting to put the oil filter on were mentioned.
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    Altima Cop Car

    Can't be any worse for reliability than the Dodges many departments use.
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    Chevron Supreme back at Walmart

    I agree this is a great oil but it is a semi-synthetic and I'd pay a dollar more for Supertech Full Synthetic
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    Hyundai Motor shares dive after engine woes prompt third-quarter profit warning

    I have a 2012 Optima with nearly 120,000 miles. The only major failure I've had is replacement of the radiator fan. All other work was typical wear and tear repairs.
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    Repair shops suck

    Check out google reviews of the indy shops before you go anywhere. I generally avoid the ones under 4.5 stars. But make sure there's at least 20 reviews on there and not like 4. I've found two near me that are 4.7 and 4.8 stars respectively. They've never let me down but also have quite long...
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    How dark is this tint?

    Rear?
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    How dark is this tint?

    Yeah I think you guys are right. Darker than 35
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    How dark is this tint?

    Well CA has the legal limit at 70% which is almost no tint at all.
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    How dark is this tint?

    Can anybody give me a guess as to the darkness of this tint? 35%? The max we can legally have in my state is 50% so would this be illegal? Owner doesn't know the % of it.
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    Hyundai Recalls 180,000 SUVs Because of Fire Risk

    Every body at work makes fun of me for driving a Kia and I just laugh as they are constantly having car problems while my Kia just keeps on going. Even if the engine blows I get a free one.
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    Just moved. Tips on finding a good independent repair shop?

    Look at google reviews. If it is under 4 stars with over 20 reviews, don't even consider it. I look for over 25 reviews and over 4.5 stars. That equates to about 3 shops in my city lol Even the ones with good reviews can screw stuff up or be stumped.
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    Why do car lots answer emails by telling you to call them instead?

    What else do they have to do all day? The dealerships I see have 6 or more salesmen standing out in front of the building doing nothing all day, just hoping someone will come in. I don't know who would walk up to a dealer with that image but that's how it is at many of them. If they can't even...
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    Why do car lots answer emails by telling you to call them instead?

    You won't be surprised to learn that after he said he will only go forward on the phone I lost all interest in that business. It's a shame. All I wanted to know was the condition of various components of the car and if the title was clean :rolleyes:
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