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    Bad Motorcraft Plug?

    My son is driving my old 97 F-150 5.4L with about 200K at college. Lately the original coils are starting to go. He gets a flashing check engine light for a particular cylinder and we change out the coil and the plug and all is good. I know I should do them all but the way this winter has...
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    Chrome Problems

    It appears that the Chrome browser has some issues with this website. I have used Chrome for years and have never had issues, but now pages stop loading and links do not seems to work. I have cleared out everything to no avail. I have the same issues on my iPad too.
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    Mobil 1 0W20 EP, 10732 miles, 2006 Ford Focus

    This is my follow up to <a href="" target="_blank">my 1st UOA on this Focus</a> : Blackstone Comments: Your engine handled this longer oil run with ease. Wear metals are largely unchanged since last time, and 5 ppm copper...
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    Mobil 1 0W20 EP, 9430 miles, 2006 Ford Focus

    This is my first UOA on this car. Looks good I think. I will try for 10 or 12k next time. I drive 100 miles a day to and from work with no traffic. Should be really easy miles as 90% is 55mph and rest is 65mph. I bought it with 94k on it. The previous 2 changes were done free at the dealer...
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    06 Ford Focus commuter

    I recently bough a 2006 Ford Focus with the 2.0 Duratec. It has 98,000 right now and I am driving about 100 highway miles per day. I currently have 5W20 Motorcraft syn blend from the dealer (I got 2 free oil changes). There are no leaks and the engine is clean and dry. Should I continue with...
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    Mystik Oil

    Mills Fleet Farm has Mystik brand motorcyle/ATV synthetic 0W40 and 10W40 for $5.40/qt. It is made by Conoco from what I can tell. Anyone use this stuff in a bike or ATV?
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    Cooper Tires for 97 F-150

    Fleet Farm has Cooper tires on a buy 3 get 1 free sale. I am looking at the Cooper Discoverer ATR (50,000 more aggressive) and the Discoverer CTS (70,000 little less agressive SUV tire). Both are the same price for 265/70/17 at $159.00 Anyone have any experience with these? I have read good...
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    I just got a Buffalo router that has the following version of DD-WRT installed: DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) micro (SVN revision 10012) I really like the features and stability of DD-WRT compared to my old Netgear router. I read about some security problems with older builds and want to upgrade...
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    Ipod Touch firmware 3.1

    Has anyone updated there 2nd gen Ipod Touch to the new firmware yet? Apple charges $4.95.
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    Valvoline SynPower price...

    I was at Wal-Mart and noticed the price of the 5 qt SynPower jugs went up to $22.50, now higher than M1. Seems like an odd time to be raising prices with oil lower than before. I wonder if this a Wal-Mart or Valvoline increase?
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    Anyone running Windows 7?

    I just built a new PC today and put the Windows 7 RC on it. Seems to run good, but it doesn't look much different than Vista from first looks. Anyone else running it yet?
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    Anyone try the new Google Chrome Browser?

    Has anyone tried the new Google Chrome Beta web browser yet? I just loaded it up and am typing this post from within it. It seems pretty fast loading pages, but I haven't used it enough yet to give an opinion yet.
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    Chipsets for Intel Core 2 Duo

    I am looking at building a new desktop PC most likely with a Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2. I haven't kept up on all the different flavors of motherboards and chipsets for the last few years. I have had good luck with Asus boards in the past, but which is a better chipset, the Intel or Nvidia for...
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    Old EZGO Golf Cart

    I have an old 1983 2 stroke EZGO Golf Cart. It is oil injected and still runs very well. We use it to run around at a campground. I have no documentation on it, but I read somewhere on the web that the oil injection systems are setup to run at 128:1. Do I need an oil that is designed to run...
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    GM Intake Manifold Gasket Changed

    I just had the lower intake manifold changed on my Pontiac Montana 3.4L. The leak was luckily mostly and exterior coolant leak. I was wondering how much crap can get into the engine while they are performing this repair(Old gasket material, dirt, coolant, RTV)? They did an oil change when...
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    Toyota Tercel Sludger?

    My dad just bought an older Toyota Tercel 4 cylinder. He said that it starting making some noise so he checked the oil. The valve covers were full of oil like it wouldn't drain back into the pan. Is this just a bunch of sludge? Is this a known sludger? He said he changed the oil when he got...
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    UOA Sample Shelf Life

    I took a UOA 3 months ago with a Blackstone kit. Is there any problem sending it in after that amount of time?
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    Mobil Clean 7500 5W30 Montana 4000 miles

    <img src="" alt=" - " /> The first sample last year was using Mobil 1 5W30. The new sample is using Clean 7500. The wear appears the same or better using the Clean 7500, but Blackstone is concerned about antifreeze. Is this really...
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    Truck Shocks

    I need to replace the shocks in my F150 4x4. Looking at the Monroe Reflex, Rancho RSX, and Rancho RS5000. I was told that the RSX and Reflex are essentially the same shock except for color and a shock boot on the Rancho. The RS5000 are cheapest, but how do they work. I don't want a real...
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    Amsoil new MCF vs older AMF 10W40

    Is there that much difference between the old 10W40 AMF motorcycle oil and the new MCF motorcycle oil? I can get the older stuff for $5.25 and the new stuff is about $8. It looks like they tout the new stuff as being better for the transmission because it meets GL-1 specs, but is it worth $3...