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  1. dkryan

    Costco is Offering “Wheels Up!”

    https://apple.news/A8Hh_4CLWTcuzkSBUTTruiw Not bad! And Costco takes the “edge” off of the annual fee with the flight credit and a Costco gift card. What people need to realize is the annual fee is just that. You have to pay by the flight hour for the aircraft usage.
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    Cleaning and Polishing Aluminum On a 1972 Norton.....

    My friend has a 1972 Norton that has been sitting in his garage for the past thirty years. He’s decided to get the bike up and running and cleaning and polishing the wheels and aluminum engine parts is part of that process. The question is: what product(s) and methods would one use to properly...
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    Super Tech 5w-30, 6,200 miles, Hyundai 3.3L GDI

    I wanted to see if I could run a quality full syn oil to 7,500 miles with this particular engine. I used Oil Analyzers because I believe their testing method for flashpoint and fuel dilution is more accurate than Blackstone’s. Of the miles on this oil, 2,200 were “pure highway”via two separate...
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    Automatic Shut-off for Outside Faucet.......

    I want to try one for my lawn watering, what with not having an inground sprinkler system. Is anyone using one and if so, what’s your feedback as to quality, durability, etc.?
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    Replace the Entire Hose Bib....?

    One of our two outside faucets is leaking. Specifically from where the base meets the brick. It’s not a washer under the handle nor is it the anti-siphon valve. I was thinking I could simply replace the 8-10 inch stem, but most of what I see online is multiple parts. Would it make sense to...
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    How Can I Be Certain It’s a Bad Wheel Bearing......

    ........without replacing both front bearings? Background - My 2014 Altima 2.5L suddenly made a low pitched squealing noise as I moved forward from a parking spot three weeks ago. It stopped within one minute and did not repeat itself at higher speeds. It did it again later in the day...
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    Clopay Wants Me to Wax My Garage Doors.........

    I just had two Clopay residential modern steel insulated garage doors installed. The installer instructed me on lubricating the hinges and the springs every 4-6 months, but said nothing about the exterior. In registering the doors online to activate the warranty, I was reading through the...
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    MityVac 7201 Problem

    I tried to use my MV 7201 last week to change the oil in the 2019 Outback. I got it set up, the tubing into the dipstick tube and “bottomed out,” and checked that the metal valve on top of the unit was closed and the unit set to “extract.” When I began the instructed ten pumps of the handle I...
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    Headliner Glue

    My friends have a 2012 Altima and the headliner is dropping down from the back window forward about two inches. Is there a glue that can be used to reattach the headliner? And does the old glue need to be cleaned off first? Thanks
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    Does a DI Engine Dictate an Oil Filter Change Every OCI?

    The 2015 Santa Fe in my signature has a 3.3L DI non-turbo engine. I plan on using my new MityVac 7201 to extract the six quarts of oil every 6k to 7k miles. With a “topside” oil filter, that’s a fairly straightforward change. Using an Ultra 10855 ($15 at Walmart), I’d like to get lazy and just...
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    Any Locksmiths on BITOG?

    I installed Schlage F series door handles and keyed door handles in the house five years ago. I had zero issue installing them and no usage issues until today. This morning, the latch on the keyed handle on the entry door between the garage and the utility room literally came apart. I thought...
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    Zak ATF

    Does anyone have any experience with or more detailed information on this particular ATF? Their website is not too helpful.
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    Subaru Battery Woes

    Has any Subaru owners gotten the dealer to replace the POS (I ain't referring to "positive") OEM battery under warranty? If so, did they replace it with something better than the OEM? Background: While overnighting at my MIL's several weeks ago, my wife SOMEHOW managed to leave the rear hatch...
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    WIX XP oil filter leaking....

    ....on the 2019 Outback in my signature? I had a local Oil Express shop change the oil at 9k miles and I used a WIX XP filter. The top mounted filter area was clean and dry when the new filter was installed. There were no issues with the filter leaking right after the change and for the next...
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    2015 Hyundai Santa Fe ATF Question...

    I just acquired this vehicle from my brother and sold the 2005 Highlander we had owned since new. There were no issues with the Highlander at 172k but I had an opportunity to acquire the Santa Fe for a really good price. Plus, at 32k miles, other than certain fluid changes, it's been well...
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    A Weasel Ate My Diesel.........!!

    And some of you are worried about mice?!!
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    Subaru Recall for Two Models

    Source: Marketwatch.com 10/25/2019 AP) — Subaru is recalling over 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix problems with engine computers and debris that can fall into motors. The first recall covers 466,000 Imprezas from 2017 through 2019, and 2018 and 2019 Crosstreks. Subaru says the engine...
  18. dkryan

    Battery Jumpstarter Recommendation

    I'm looking to purchase a battery jumpstarter to give as a gift. I'm considering a Nocco or a Tacklife 1000A unit. It would be for a V8 vehicle(s) or smaller. Recommendations? P.S. I know, get the CTEK maintainer I use and they won't need a jumpstarter, but that won't work in this instance...
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    I Changed the Plugs on the Altima

    This 2014 has 87,500 on the odometer and a recommended spark plug change at 105k miles. I figured "better sooner than never" so I purchased the OEM Denso iridium longlife plugs from Rock Auto. It was a fairly simple task to complete. However, the first two plugs (from the left when facing the...
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    Advice on Replacing Headlamp Assembly

    My 2014 Altima 2.5L SL has a problem with deterioration of the coating on the RH halogen headlamp reflector. The RH headlamp is noticeably dimmer than the left headlamp. Apparently, this is a major problem with the 2013-2015 Altimas, with no help offered by Nissan. Not surprisingly. <a...
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