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    At what RPM do you typically drive?

    Daily vehicle goes to redline 8,200rpm every couple of days. 6,000rpm every day. 3,300rpm at 62mph motorway speed. Weekend vehicles goes to redline 8,500rpm every time driven. Never goes below 3,000 rpm when driving once it has warmed up.
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    Has anyone used the 3M complete Fuel system cleane

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: horse123</div><div class="ubbcode-body">2010... you do not need any sort of cleaner for any part of your car other than maybe a vacuum for the interior. </div></div> You are a liar. How about some exterior cleaner for...
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    using "Nitrogen" as a deal breaker

    I always use nitrogen in the tires I fill. If you have it available there is not much reason not to. The main advantage is that it allows you to use a higher cold pressure while still maintaining the proper running (hot) pressure.
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    Torquing Toyota Corolla wheels

    Would you consider a statement saying two 5w30 oils are the same and can handle the same conditions, without knowing any facts about them to be appropriate and reasonable? Don't forget the fact that any advice given on this issue of wheel studs and torque could result in a serious accident. Have...
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    Torquing Toyota Corolla wheels

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eljefino</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The same 12mm studs on GM cars get 100 ft lbs. I'd go for 80. </div></div> So you know the material used in both studs? The manufacturer and if they are heat treated or any...
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    Stir-Fry Pan Identification

    Looks like Jamie Oliver (Tefal) 30cm Wokpan. <img src="https://www.rewards-shop.co.nz/files/1b636c5a2d0b58cd76b68738b10cc91fn/84828/E9245742-Jamie-Oliver-Tefal-Stainless-Steel-Copper-Wokpan---30cm---resized.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" />
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    Inner and Outer stamps on non-directional tires

    My guess would be that the tire construction is not the same on the inside and outside corners. It is not uncommon for tires to have a more rounded edge on the outside and more acute edge on the inside. This is evidenced on tires such as Bridgestone RE003 and some race tires.
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    5 things you should never do in an AT

    I have a vehicle manual which states the vehicle should not be changed from forward to reverse if it is moving faster than 10km/h (about 6.2mph). It is designed to be changed below this speed. If you understand how an automatic transmission actually works there is no reason that this should...
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    slam brakes - awful grab - wt??

    It sounds like you experienced the normal operation of the Anti-lock Braking System. When the ABS activates you will feel the brake pedal pulsate and often there will be what most describe as a knocking sound as well.
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    Why grease must separate(bleed)

    My boxes are different. They are not stable when the grease catridges are vertical. I have Mobil grease. Not Mobil 1 Synthetic. But as you I still await an answer as to why it would be stored one way when in a box, and another when in a grease gun. It's still in the catridge. P.S. I just had...
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    Stupidity of ISO Metric Tire Sizing System

    The best system is commonly used for race tires. Michelin commonly uses this system referring to their race tires. It is labelled as follows. Tread Width/Inflated Diameter (tire height) - Rim Diameter in centimeters For Example 20/65-18. This tire has approximately 20cm (200mm) tread width...
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    Quality screwdriver set

    Unless you have a special application then anything other than a JIS screw driver is a waste of time. Vessel make some great JIS screwdrivers that will work well in your Phillips head screws. <a href="https://youtu.be/3SSLsJNgn4M" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/3SSLsJNgn4M</a> As he says...
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    Why grease must separate(bleed)

    tig1 you only repeated what had been quoted already. It still offers no explanation why they say to store cartridge tubes of grease upright at all times, and then go onto to say that if cartridge tubes are left in grease guns they should be stored in a horizontal position. My Mobil grease...
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    Why grease must separate(bleed)

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SubLGT</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> "...Cartridge tubes of grease should be <span style="font-weight: bold">stored upright at all times</span>. If a cartridge tube is left in a grease gun, the grease gun should be...
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    Thoughts on torque sticks

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: skaughtz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So I suppose the take away here is that if you use a stick, be sure to double check with a wrench.</div></div> Nope. The 'take away' here is that you should use torque sticks...
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    Thoughts on torque sticks

    They are accurate to the manufacturer's specifications when used as directed by the manufacturer.
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    Ground effect

    Most of the front lips on cars are to reduce lift. This shouldn't be classified as anything to do with ground effect aerodynamics.
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    Ground effect

    It is not a concept. It is a basic part of aerodynamics. Many race cars use it to their advantage. Most road cars have too much clearance at normal driving speeds for it to be of any concern.
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