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  1. Zaedock

    2019 Escape 1.5L No Engine Cover?

    So, I moved on from my company 2016 Fusion SE 2.0L AWD - which was a pretty awesome daily driver. (It's going to one of the project managers) In the Fall, I ordered a 2019 Escape SE AWD 1.5L Ecoboost. I went with the Escape as I play in a couple of bands and wanted easier space to load my kick...
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    Bought our daughter a 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited

    So, the '04 Maxx finally has enough issues to warrant retirement. With over a 180K (which may as well be 380K between my wife and daughter), it was time. Now it's the dreaded GM ignition issue where it won't start. Won't even crank. I had to go and pick it up with my trailer and winch it on...
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    2004 Malibu Maxx 160K head pic

    Hi guys, I recently did some work on my daughter's (formerly my wife's) 2004 Maxx with just a tick over 160,000 miles and decided to snap a picture in the oil fill hole after I checked the oil. The current change ( Pennwood 5W30 bulk) has about 1200 miles on it. As I have been a member here...
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    New car in the stable: '16 KIA Optima SXL Turbo

    Long time, no see my friends! I haven't been on as much as in years past, but wanted to let everyone know my wife finally replaced her troublesome Malibu Maxx with a 2016 KIA Optima SXL Turbo. The car is fully maxed out - it has every option you can get: Nappa leather, and infotainment bells...
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    My kid's Olds - punched in the eye.

    I was closing the shop last night when my wife called and told me my oldest (with my youngest riding shotgun) was in an accident. The kids are OK as they were going slow and the bags did not deploy. She was driving home with my son and someone cut out in front of the 2014 F350 in front of her...
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    Pentosin HP Syn

    I had a few Range Rovers come into the shop this week and we ordered some Pento High Performance 5W30 to meet the Rover spec. My search didn't reveal a lot of discussion on this oil, so I am curious if anyone else has used it or has more info to share. It carries an API SL/CL, ACEA A3/B4...
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    My brother's new project...

    I helped my brother drag home his latest project: a 1940 Ford COE. The kingpins and steering were freed up and the tires actually held air. <img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh65/Zaedock/DSC01021_zps1b1a169f.jpg" alt="" /> We dropped it back down with a forklift and I...
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    Bought my kid a 1994 Olds Cutlass Ciera

    Picked it up tonight to replace her rotted Cherokee (<- don't worry, the drivetrain will live on!). 3.1L /auto 4 door sedan. It's in very good shape with 72,000 miles. It was my friends parent in-law's car. Newer brakes, good tires, new exhaust, good struts / CV boots, new battery, etc...
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    2003 F150 5.4L P0306

    Hi guys. I have a 2003 F150 5.4L 92,XXX miles. Had a hurricane yesterday - went for a drive towards the end. Did splash through a couple of puddles, but nothing worse than a rainy day or anything I haven't done before. 20 minutes into the drive, the engine started to skip a bit. Went right...
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    SuperTech EPIC FAIL

    I changed my Mom's oil today. The car is a 2008 Cobalt LT with the Ecotech engine. The oil, Q-Torquepower 5W30, is the winter change and had just over 8K miles of use (18% on OLM). My mom is 71 and drives very mildly with 50-50 use. When I pulled the filter out for replacement, I discovered a...
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    GARY ALLEN - BUY THIS JEEP!!!

    Gary! It's right in town man! 2001 Cherokee with, you ready...10 MILES!!!! It's ready for the 0W10 Bruce Blend! <a...
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    WalMart F150 Tires choices

    Well, my factory Goodyears are getting low and dry rotted and are in need of replacement before the snow flies. I've recently had some considerable medical and home improvement bills, so I've decided to seek out a lower priced tire. I visited a local Walmart and found the Goodyear Tracker...
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    Fram/Motorcraft made by Racor?

    Hey guys- Someone posted on another forum that Racor makes the filters for both Motorcraft and Fram. I know that Purolator makes the FL300's and FL820S's I use, and I was always under the impression that Fram (Allied) made their own and sold their own as clones (i.e. QS filters, etc). They...
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    My Trip to Moab, UT

    Hey guys! Been busy working on the house and life in general, but I wanted to post up some pics to my friends here on BITOG of a recent Off Road trip to Moab, UT. It was about 3 days out (leaving central mASS) 5 days of wheeling, and 3 days back. I only rolled once and didn't break one thing...
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    Oil for trip to Moab, UT

    Well, I'm heading out to Moab with about 15+ friends next month. I'll be trailering my Heep(Jeep) out there with my '03 F150 FX4 ex cab 5.4L. In my prep for the trip, I've been thinking about which oil to run. It should be about a 4600 mile round trip with 99% highway. I'm currently running...
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    Oil for trip to Moab, UT

    Well, finally heading to Moab with my Heep(Jeep) and about 15-20 other friends from local clubs. The trip will be in early October. My trail rig is a '92 Wrangler with a 2.5L four cylinder, a Muncie SM420 transmission, NP231HD 1/2ton Dodge T-case, a high pinion Dana44 front axle, XJ Waggy...
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    GL4 gear oil for Muncie SM420 Granny -low

    Hey guys, I'm looking to quiet down my old '53 Muncie SM420 transmission in my '92 Wrangler. I currently use Coastal 80W90 (GL3,GL4,&GL5 rated)and it shifts smoothly, but after extended wheeling time, she gets a little noisey and I'm looking for something to 1) quiet it down and 2) add a...
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    Viral Inner Ear Infection

    Anybody ever have a Viral inner ear infection? I have it on both sides! I grew up with Chronic Otitis, so I'm used to ear infections, but I've never had a viral infection. About 14 years ago (early 20's) I had an Otic reconstructive surgury where they rebuilt my right ear canal using a skin...
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    Jeep 4.0L: trying AutoRX

    Greetings everyone. Last year, the coolant overflow cap on the expansion bottle on my '89 Jeep Cherokee blew off on the highway without warning (cheap plastic cap threads). Well, the coolant leaked down the fender/firewall and gave no warning until the head gasket went. I have changed...
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    92 Jeep Wrangler GTX 10W40 (SL) 1,144 mi

    This report is from my '92 YJ trail rig. I am still running the oil and only sent in a sample. The oil filter is a Motorcraft FL300. I had a light wheeling season this year due to the passing of my brother back in April. I really didn't get out on the trails until summer and have only been on...
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