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  1. tiger862

    John Deere d100

    I have d100 for 2 years and deck is starting to rust. Mom had older John Deere rider that only lasted 2 years from deck rot then she bought the D100 in 2012. I got with 30 hours so I have been cleaning the deck regularly since I have been using it. Question is if anyone else have problems with...
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    Viper 99cc

    Looking at getting a tiller which has this engine. I looked at manual which states if temperature is over 32 either 10w30 or SAE30 and under 32 5w30 with synthetic allowed and 10w40 will void warranty. Do companies still not recognize 30w is 30w when hot? Just thought I'd share. In Louisiana I...
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    New tools

    I am working on remodeling my house on the cheap. I haven't done construction in about 30 years so I was doing hammer, corded drill with a Kolbalt reciprocate saw and Craftsman skill saw. SLOW IS AN UNDERSTAMENT. I got Dewalt 12" trim saw for 99.00 on sale about 6 months ago. Now that I am...
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    Air Bag

    Another airbag recall.
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    Hours on oil vs miles

    I just ordered an hour gauge for the Caravan since it doesn't have the upgraded instrument cluster. On my lawn equipment it is on 50 hours but on the vehicle I looked at owners manual and it states never go over 350 hours. I do have OLM but most I have read seem to go off at or around 10k with a...
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    Mixing oil

    Getting close to oil change on my Caravan so I will be using 5w20 Valvoline Advance Synthetic with Maxlife 5qt jug and 1qt of Valvoline Advance Synthetic 5w30. I have 5w30 PP in now and running good. Do you think it would have any effect on the 20 grade as both have same additives? I know...
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    View order details Order date Oct 25, 2020 Order total $7.03 (1 item) Cancel items Shipment details Change shipping speed Not yet shipped Delivery Estimate Saturday, October 31, 2020 by 9pm Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE...$21.57 Qty: 1 Sold By...
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    Tires Caravan

    I have Kuhmo 225/65/17 that only has 18k on them and today I got out then noticed a lug on center of tire missing. Mad just doesn't describe it. I have a Goodyear Credit Card and they have 150.00 rebate right now. Two tires I am looking at are Goodyear Assurance Maxlife and Goodyear Assurance...
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    Oil and gas vs fuel dilution

    Sorry for the long post but It is as short as I can get it I haven't seen this discussion but with all the new technology out there on our vehicle I think with all your opinions it just might help someone make a decision. We will start off with my Van. Simple design with port injection and...
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    Vehicle stalling

    2007 Saturn Ion stalling and needed jumping while idling for a couple of minutes. I had to go get her last night as it stalled and wouldn't start. Customer was told battery was New and alternator was bad. She just bought it with 275k. I pulled codes with none showing. I checked voltage at...
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    Nissan Versa Didn't know where else to put this. This is good for Nissan as this poor little girl got hit head on from a Jeep and is alive. Both the passenger and driver are in...
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    I am starting new thread as I don't want to take original posters post. I went in today and checked oil then even checked online site (QuakerState). No more conventional for Pennzoil or Valvoline. All oils seemed to meet GF6a with exception of QuakerState which is GF5. i then went online and...
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    I have ran manufacturers recommended oil all my life up and until this week. I got use to sounding like a truck at 1500 rpms as well as noises on first start as all searches points to normal. Lots of the ones that brought to the dealer had tons of work done before being told normal so I expected...
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    Pennzoil Platinum

    Since my vehicle OCI is 6 month (3000 miles) and time for change I was looking for a sale. I ran Valvoline Daily Synthetic Blend 5w20 which held up great as fuel mileage stayed consistent with no oil usage. I almost bit on Napa 5w20 for 16.99 but I decided to see if I could get a name brand. I...
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    Which one

    Here is typical chicken or egg came first. Short version. Mom driving her 2012 Impala cruise set at 55 mph no warning light or messages. Cruise cuts off, next AC, message pops up battery saver then shuts off. She is in a 2 lane road with no shoulder and she has no lights so she muscles it into a...
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    6 month or yearly

    Owners manual states 4k severe and once a year or 10k. I just checked and I have done 5k since 4 2019 which I changed in 10 19 with 3k. Should I just go yearly in April with Synthetic? It has an OLM which I have never seen it come on even with this 10 month run not being reset.
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    I have looked up and down can't seem to find the answer. I run Synthetic Blend in van but with the new tests to meet the new spec it seems like only synthetic will qualify. I do know Valvoline Daily Synthetic Blend is a fuel mileage oil so maybe it will qualify. Any insight into this? Pennzoil...
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    2013 Altima

    My sister bought her Altima about a year ago with 85k if I remember correctly and I have been changing oil in it. The 2.5 has 0w20 recommended and what I put in it but today she went to 2 different parts stores (O'Reilly and AutoZone). AutoZone told her it took 5w30 or motor would blow so she...
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    Severe Service

    What do you think is Severe Service? So many different things in manual from one manufacturer to another. My manual states change oil at 4k for dusty condition or stop and go traffic and it also states low rpm and ethanol use will shorten OLM. I am always at low rpm as first 3 miles are between...