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    Rebuilt carb on old Poulan Micro XXV running away

    Howdy all, I've been in "restoration" mode for awhile replacing carbs on older tools for myself and my dad as backup tools (leaf blower, weed trimmers). This time my dad had two old chainsaws that he would like to be work horses for smaller brush. The two chainsaws are older Poulan Micro XXV...
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    Weed whacker rough running / stalling problem

    Hey all! I have a 2010 CubCadet weedwhacker/trimmer that I fixed this past winter that's been out of service for the past 5+ years. This used to be my father's favorite trimmer but the upper driveshaft housing/tubing broke where it snap/clicks into the lower housing. He stopped using it for a...
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    Tire recommendations for a car newbie

    Hello everyone! I just had my car inspected, it passed but they said tires will need to be replaced soon. I looked and they were right. I'm new to owning a car. I bought a 2016 Ford fusion two years ago. I've had my Jeep for the past 8 years. I know nothing about good car tires. I think...
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    Resurrected 2000 WeedEater Barricuda LeafBlower

    Just wanted to post my excitement as my sig says, I'm a software engineer so doing mechanical things isn't my area of expertise. Anyway, all my years growing up at my parents (I'm 24), we always used this 2000/2001 WeedEater Barricuda Leaf Blower and it worked great. Then about 7-8 years ago...
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    Ford OLM dropping faster than expected

    Hey everyone. I have a little over a 1000 miles on PP5w20 that I just changed on my 2016 Ford Fusion with the 2.5L. I checked the OLM yesterday and it's already down to 80%. That would mean if it were to continue at the same rate I'd have to change my oil at 5000 miles but I'm pretty sure my...
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    2016 Ford Fusion 2.5L due for oil change

    My car just racked up 14500 miles and is due for it's next oil change. I have been debating if I should change the oil in this car or have my trusted mechanic do it or go to the Ford dealer. I don't think free oil changes were a part of the deal when I bought the car so that's one downside...
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    What's the average life (in miles) of mc tires

    New tires came in the mail for my 2002 Honda CBR600 F4i. I had the Continental Contimotion tires for about 10k miles (18k to now 28k miles). I will be replacing the tires soon as the chicken strips are forming. I have other sport bike riders say that's a good amount of miles on them. I don't...
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    Fram TG16 C&P

    This filter came off of dad's jeep. Oci was 5k miles with PHM10w30. Filter overall looks decent, probably didn't like conventional 10w30 in the winter, definitely had some cold weeks. <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[711415b256a5dda6e1]"...
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    Fram TG3614 C&P

    Oil filter was on our Cub cadet LTX1040 with the 19hp Kohler engine. Changed the factory fill at 50 hours. Last oil change: PYB 10W30 Fram TG3614 Changed at 100 hours in two years. This oil change: PHM 10w30 (wanted to use up the rest of the stash) Fram TG3614 Filter looked great: <a...
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    Jeep is over heating

    My jeep is now my weekend vehicle. After going to pick up my car monday, it was rather hot and of course going through slow traffic. I get to the garage and my jeep was sitting a hair above the 212ºF mark. I quickly turned the heat on the whole way and turned the fan on high. I figured it...
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    Installed battery disconnect switch on the lawn mo

    Overkill? Maybe. Had a cheap Walmart battery that would always need trickle charged last year. So getting a new battery gave me an excuse to do this. Glad I don't have to disconnect the battery anymore (as simple as the task is haha) Installed it in the back of the mower just to the right of...
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    16 Ford Fusion SE ~2 month review

    Hey everyone just thought I'd share my experience with this car so far: I recently graduated college in December, got hired full time in November and started working in January. Seeing how I'd be traveling 60 miles a day to work and sometimes traveling more during the week to other company...
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    Looking to buy a new car

    Howdy again <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> Commuting 60 miles a day on a 2.5" lifted heavy WJ with bigger tires and a 4.0 is getting sad mpgs (obligatory). So I'm in search of a commuter car while the ol' pig is a weekend warrior and...
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    Fram TG8A 7500 miles

    What a perfect day to change oil in the jeep. It was running M1 HM 10w40 on a 7500 mile oci and today it is 48*F. Couldn't have asked for a better day to change the oil on the jeep, considering the hard winter is yet to come. The jeep just hit 149.1k miles and should be just now getting its...
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    Q's for those who have gone to grad school

    Howdy <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> I am graduating this December earning my B.S. in Software Engineering. I have been blessed with a job as a Software Engineer and so embarks my career in the working force. Aside from that, I love...
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    Fram TG2 C&P

    Oil change was also due on father's 2002 F150 5.4. Last oil change: Pennzoil High Mileage 5w20 Fram TG2 6000 mile oil change interval This oil change: Same as last, but always intend to keep it at 5000 mile oil change interval. An extra thousand I believe didn't hurt anything. The truck had...
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    Fram TG16 C&P

    Oil change was due on father's 2004 Grand Cherokee 4.0 Last oil change: Pennzoil High Mileage 10w30 Fram TG16 5000 mile oil change interval This oil change: Same as previous The oil filter was in excellent condition. No wide pleat spacing whatsoever, uniform the whole way around, and no...
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    Mid '70s John Deere C110 Top Up Oil

    Howdy! I checked the oil and it needs topped up. The oil was changed last year not under my supervision so I have no idea what weight oil or what oil brand is in it. Oil is still nice light brown, definitely less than 50 hours on it. I have a jug of remaining Rotella T4 15w40 CJ4, would that...
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    Can ps fluid eat through a gallon jug?

    Silly question, I know... It's time I switched out the power steering fluid on my jeep. It's been the most neglected and I feel bad for allowing it to go this long. I don't plan on flushing the whole system, just using a turkey baster method and getting as much out of the reservoir as I can...
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    Got some new tires for the jeep!

    My BF Goodrich KOs lasted me 50k miles. Great tire in the snow and trail use I've used them in here in PA. I have been dead set on a set of Kelly Safari TSRs. My dad had them and although he likes his KO2s, he misses the Kelly's. The Kelly's were absolute beast of a tire and could handle any...
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