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    What % of your income should you spend on a car?

    I don't know what percentage is right. But I pay $1000-$4000 for my trucks. I bought a Dodge D250 360, 4sp, 3:54 gears with a closed Utility box for $1200. It had 95,000 miles on it. I spent about $1500 to get it into top condition. It now has 120,000 miles runs great. So I believe for me buy...
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    Diff oil options, make it quiet

    I use Lucas oil treatment in noisy Rear ends and manual trannys. It works great IMO
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    Wal-Mart ATF any good?

    I asked who packages there oils? I was told that Quaker State. I know this is an oil site but come-on. How many of us have failures do to oil brands. We have problems when we don't change oils & service our cars & trucks. Oil is like cars & trucks. Everyone has a favorite and you aren't going to...
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    Who makes the worst large truck?

    I would have to say Nissan Titan. I have a couple of friends that bought them and Nissan had to buy them back because the trannys were junk.
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    What's up with Fuel Prices ....

    I heard part of it is price gouging by the middleman. Northern Nevada $2.759 85 octane, diesel @2.999
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    New Car 15K Substitute dealer

    <blockquote>quote:<hr />Originally posted by Dark Jedi: <strong> I dont do none of the scheduled maintance on my dakota. jsut change the oil and plugs and air filter. did get the tranny served but as far as the shceduled maintance no never and never had a problem with getting warranty work done...
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    Polishing compound?

    I would apply the clearcoat before any polish. I think I would take some cleaner maybe lacquer thinner and gentlely clean off the over spray if you get it on the base coat it should be ok it will give you an oil free surface to spray the clear coat over. Then let it set for a few days before you...
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    Transmission pan gasket

    The trick to not having a leak at the pan gasket is TAKE THE PAN TURN IT SO YOU ARE LOOKING IN THE PAN. PUT THE EDGE OF THE PAN (BOLT HOLES) ON A HARD SURFACE TAKE THE PEEN SIDE OF A BALL PEEN HAMMER LAY IT ON THE BOLT HOLES ONE AT A TIME TAKE ANOTHER HAMMER A PEEN THE BOLT HOLES OUT. THEN WHEN...
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    A comparison between Dexron-VI and Dexron-III(H)

    So what could I expect in my 86 Ford C-6 that calls for DEXRON III?
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    Transmission fluid in engine oil

    In the old days we mixed ATF in our oil to help free stuck lifters, just to clean an dirty engine up.8 ozs. of ATF in no way will harm anything. ATF is a very high detergent oil. Send it to me I'll use it if you won't.
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    Kroil Oil...

    Ray, you can buy KROIL direct from Kanolabs.com
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    Simple Green in place of a water wetter prod.?

    I was at my local parts house the other day an asked about a water wetter product. The owners son told me to use Simple Green it would do the same thing. These guys race a dragster at Phoenix on the weekends so I know they know their stuff. Has anyone ever heard this and if so do you know the...
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    Motorcraft filter efficiency data

    Are the Motorcraft filters sold at WalMart the same in quality as what you can buy from the dealer?
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    what are some of the oil additives the pro's use

    I don't know about today, but in the past race cars at Indy had to use the products they deplayed decals for. That was the rules. I use to work for a crew chief that worked the Indy 500 in the 70s & 80s.
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    5W20 FOR POLICE 4.6 CROWN VIC >FOR 05>06

    I was reading sometime back an article by a mechanical engineer,in a lubrication magazine that stated something to the affect that the manufactures were pushing the envelope with the 0-20, 5-20 wt oils. The belief was 5-30, 10-30 wt was still the best bet. I'm sorry I can't remember the mag. All...
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    Acetone Fuel Additive Update

    Acetone, helps gasoline atomize better, according to a friend of mine who is an engineer. I have used Acetone for along time, it works, and as for plastics in the fuel tank I soaked a plastic fuel screen from my 86 F250 fuel tank over night and it was fine. With actone sometimes less is better...
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    Lubegard Recommendations

    Lube gard is a great product I use it in my pulling truck. Another product I like is IXL Metal friction Protector. My wife's 04 Trailblazer had a 1-2 bang from time to time I added 3ozs. of IXL and it stopped the hard 1-2 shift. "Just fir what it is worth."
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    Lucas Heavy Oil stabilizer

    I have used Lucas Products and have had very good luck with them. I have never added Lucas to a newer car or truck and have never added it to synthenic oils. My 86 F250 4x4 when I bought it had a rear main leaking pretty bad after using Lucas oil additive for 20,000 miles it slowed it down 70%...
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    Lucas Heavy Oil stabilizer

    I have used Lucas Products and have had very good luck with them. I have never added Lucas to a newer car or truck and have never added it to synthenic oils. My 86 F250 4x4 when I bought it had a rear main leaking pretty bad after using Lucas oil additive for 20,000 miles it slowed it down 70%...
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    IXL ANTI-FRICTION METAL PROTECTOR

    I just found a part bottle of this additive, I have used it a couple of times, I had a Ford Ranger 5 speed, and every 10,000 miles I would have to change the ATF fluid because it was black. after adding IXL it went 60,000 miles and was still clean. I used it in my nitro 1/10th scale Losi Truck...
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