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  1. Miller88

    Help Me Build a Cheap Waste Oil Filter!

    So I figure filtering the used oil out of my Subaru and Nissan through a paper towel before putting in the F-350 probably isn't the best way to go about this. The truck loses a quart every 125 miles (give or take) due to a bad head gasket. The truck is not worth the labor to change the head...
  2. Miller88

    2019 F150 5.0 - Another Truck Rental Review

    First off, WOW that coyote can run!! Had another PA trip this weekend. Unfortunately the Jeep made it about 3/4 of the way through the first day before breaking. The Air BnB we were staying at was a 20 minute drive from the off road park and required us to go from 1500 feet, down to 860, back...
  3. Miller88

    Where to get OEM Ford Parts Online?

    So a year after putting on the DORMAN exhaust manifold and gasket -- I know, I know, was in a rush and that was the only set I could get locally -- the manifold rusted out and the gasket blew out. This is for my 01 F-350 5.4L. I would prefer to buy the OEM manifold and gasket and hopefully...
  4. Miller88

    Sumitomo Ice Edge - First Snow and Small Review

    This will be the 4th winter with my Subaru, and the first time I actually got to experience the WOW factor that I have been missing the last few winters. The last three winters I had been running Hankook I-Pike RW11 unstudded on my Forester. To put it lightly, it was downright dangerous in the...
  5. Miller88

    Nissan NS3 Alternatives That Are the Same Color?

    We've decided to keep the current Leaseon Sentra once it comes off lease. We've had it a year now and it only has 3500 miles on it. The mileage will continue to be low as fiancé is now permanently WFH. Most of those 3500 miles have been put on my me. We were planning on keeping the last one...
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    Yikes! My Headgasket is Leaking Worse Than I thought!

    1997 (I believe) 5.4 with 236000 or 237000 miles. It's run hard towing. It has been smoking and going through a LOT of oil. I'm assuming it has worn rings and valve seals but it's really been using oil. It hasn't been leaving puddles so I was thinking it was just losing all of the oil past the...
  7. Miller88

    Dealer Severely Overtightened Lugnuts!

    Swapped over to the winter tires/wheels on my parents' 2018 Escape. Studded Hakkapeliitas! They get the car serviced and repaired at the dealer. This includes brake jobs and inspections; both of which have been done over the summer. Was expecting it to be quick and easy. Usually can get them...
  8. Miller88

    Rented a Chevy 1500, Really Impressed with Towing!

    Had another trip to an offroad park about 240 miles away. My F350 just isn't up to these type of trips, especially the steeper hills in Pennsylvania. U-Haul lets you rent their pickups to tow your trailer. It's not cheap, but it's cheaper than a tow bill and way cheaper than a payment on a...
  9. Miller88

    Slave Cylinder Pushrod Squeaking on Clutch Fork

    When I press the clutch on my Forester, occasionally there will be a squeak from the bellhousing.Seems to be right on the top where the slave pushes on the fork. Would it be recommended to pull the slave off and lubricate it? What should I use for a lubricant? I was thinking high temperature...
  10. Miller88

    Surge Brake Issue on Trailer

    This is on my Jeep hauler. 10'' drum brakes, 13'' wheels. Over the weekend I was in PA. Had to go down a VERY steep hill. Put the old rusty trusty F350 in 2nd gear and just let it walk down the hill. Never had to touch the brakes on the truck once. It made lots of cool noises ... there's not a...
  11. Miller88

    Most Expensive Pad Slap I've Done Yet!

    Sometimes you just can't win. I usually have a rule of no pad slaps. Usually I do a minimum of replacing the caliper with the pads. Here in NY, once the pistons extend, the salt spray still works its way in and as soon as you put in a new set of pads you end up with the bakes dragging all the...
  12. Miller88

    Need a good exhaust manifold for my Truck

    2001 F350 with a 2 valve 5.4 in it So April of last year and 3000 miles ago I had the passenger side exhaust manifold on my F350 replaced. I managed to blow it out again with a pretty big crack. I will admit that I was running the truck pretty hard, but it seems a bit odd that with 3000 miles...
  13. Miller88

    Done with E Trailer - TERRIBLE Customer Service

    I've long praised etrailer. Have steered a lot of people on the Internet and in person to them. They have always treated me well and I have always stuck by them even if they have higher prices. I ordered 2 no name 10'' drums for my trailer. They were $54 a piece. I received one of the drum I...
  14. Miller88

    Subaru Quality Strikes Again!!!

    Absolutely fed up with this car and it's air conditioning system constantly failing. I bought this car in October of 2017 with 180 miles. AC system failed in 2018, 2019, 2020. I had it fixed back in March and I got a new AC compressor. Worked great for a few weeks, but now I have no AC...
  15. Miller88

    Red N' Tacky for Trailer Wheel Bearings?

    I can't find any real information on it. Some people say there's better, but nothing on here that says to use it or not to use it. I have been using Marine Grade Supertech Grease in my trailers without issue ( <a href="https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Marine-Grease-14-oz-Tube/16928008"...
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    Renting UHaul Truck to Tow Your Own Trailer?

    I'll be taking a trip up to Maine in August. Ideally, I'd be towing my Jeep on my trailer up there. I just don't want to risk driving my truck that far and back towing a trailer. The tow bill back will be astronomical should it break down and I really wouldn't want to burden any friends to drag...
  17. Miller88

    Just Trying to buy a Used Truck!

    And I'm thinking I'm going to have to keep sinking money into ol' rusty untrusty! So I spoke to a few people who use a Frontier to tow their Jeep, one of which is a good friend of mine who is a mechanic. They all say the Frontier can do it. A little slow taking off , but they never had any...
  18. Miller88

    Used Vehicles Prices up or Down?

    It seems to be a 50/50 split if used prices are going up or down. I'm not sure if I want to buy used now or wait a few months. Right now, there's a few 2019 Frontiers with under 30K miles available locally. Only one winter so not much rust. Factory tow package , which I need. Color choices...
  19. Miller88

    AC Went out in my Forester Again

    Well this is the second time the AC went out. Really disappointed. It seems that I'm seeing a lot of people online and in person who are having tons of problems with 14-18 Foresters and the AC going out. I have spoke to a few people at my office who have currently or have had a 14-18 Forester...
  20. Miller88

    Fun Electrical Gremlins with the Jeep

    Well, I think the Jeep is finally done as a road going vehicle <img src="/forums/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="frown" title="frown" height="15" width="15" /> No chance of it passing inspection now. Came home from work yesterday and saw the headlights were on. Strange. No footprints by it, so no...
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