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    The cold weather has gelled my diesel fuel.

    I think I have gelled diesel fuel in my truck. It started and went a couple of miles before the engine stopped. Put a white bottle of Power Service diesel additive in the tank and a red bottle of 911 Rescue. No change. Occasionally will start and idle for a few seconds then stop again. Do I need...
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    2018 Chevy Duramax Fuel Injector Failure

    On vacation last week in Colorado. Saturday afternoon Near Lake City, CO truck went haywire with alarms and lights. CEL with emissions failure flashing. Stabilitrak light on. ABS light on. Limp mode active. Hotel in Pagosa Springs is 117 miles away. Wolf Creek Pass with Limp Mode was not a fun...
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    2009 BMW 650i

    At purchase the BMW dealer used BMW Twin Turbo 0w30 LL-01FE. In speaking with service advisor they use 0w30 in all vehicles that once called for 5w30 under the LL-01 spec. This car has N62 4.8 liter V8 that is naturally aspirated. Some Bimmer forums are claiming the 0w30 is too thin for the V8...
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    Bought the wife Bimmer

    Bought the wife a 2009 BMW 650i Convertible. 43k on the odometer. For whatever reason she has always wanted a convertible, so i found this unit at a reasonable price. Black with saddle tan interior.
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    Goodyear Company really surprised me

    2018 Lincoln Continental had tires rotated around 17k miles. Tires were OEM Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season. After the rotation I noticed, later the same day, that the car had a terrible vibration at highway speeds. Went back to local Discount Tire the next day to have tires checked. It...
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    New Shocks

    installed a new set of Bilstein 5100 shocks on the 2018 Chevy 2500 Duramax. Noticeable better ride than OEM shocks. Potholes and bumps are not as harsh now. Definitely worth the money.
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    New 2020 Toyota Corolla

    Bought our daughter a new 2020 Toyota Corolla LE with 1.8 engine. Initial impression is a very good ride for a small car. Engine had adequate power. Not a big fan of the CVT transmission, but most small cars have them now. Toyota recommends 0w-20 full synthetic oil with 10,000 mile intervals...
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    Nitto Terra Grappler G2

    Installed set on 18 Chevy 2500 Duramax. Went with LT285/55/20 vs stock size of LT265/60/20. First impressions are a better ride than OEM Goodyear SRA. Wet grip better than Goodyear. Nitto gives a 50,000 mile warranty on LT sizes. We shall see.
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    Bought the wife a new Lincoln

    2018 Lincoln Continental Reserve 3.0 Ecoboost AWD purchased for the wife. White Platinum with Cappucino interior. 400 HP 400 ft lbs torque. Great deal on a left over 2018 model. The dealer already had several 2019 models in stock and wanted this unit off the lot.
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    HVAC Problems

    My central heating unit has developed an annoying problem. The blower door pressure switch will work sometimes and other times I have to jiggle the blower door to get the unit to fire up. I have replaced the pressure switch within the last month and had no problems for a couple of weeks, but...
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    Purchased a new RV

    Purchased a 2019 Grand Design Imagine XLS 21BHE. Towed it to from West Texas to East Texas this past weekend, about 550 miles, with my 17 Expedition 3.5 Ecoboost with factory HD tow package. RV is 24’ 11” in length with a 4497 empty weight with a 456 tongue weight. Expedition performed...
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    I have a brain tumor

    Brain tumor found about 3 weeks ago. Will be having surgery in Houston mid December. It is suspected to be benign but still a major surgery. Will have a 3-4 week recovery time. Prayers appreciated.
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    2017 Ford Expedition King Ranch

    Gone is 2016 Ram 2500...... In is 2017 Ford Expedition King Ranch with new 3.5 Ecoboost, 6sp tranny. Unbelievably quiet while idling & driving.
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    Tire selection for LT275/70/18

    Looking for personal experiences with the following: Cooper ATP Cooper ST Maxx Michelin LTX AT Goodyear Wrangler AT w Kevlar
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    17 Ford Superduty

    While getting oil changed on my 2016 Ram Cummins with T4 Rotella 15w40 CK, I observed in the next lane a 17 Superduty Powerstroke getting Delo 15w40 CK. I'm afraid the truck owner and lube shop have messed up. Opinions?
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    2016 Lincoln Navigator

    Bought my wife a new 2016 Lincoln Navigator today. Ruby Red with Stone color interior. 3.5 Ecoboot engine with 6 speed tranny. 28 gallon fuel tank. 87 octane gas. 5/30 synthetic. Free maintenance for 24k miles. 5year/50000 mile,bumper to bumper warranty. 6 year/70000 mile power train warranty...
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    Front and Rear Diff. + Transfer case on 14 Tundra

    Changed all fluids today. Front differential was milky looking. Transfer case was normal. Rear differential was very black. Rear magnet had two small pieces of metal that appear to be shavings. About 1/8 inch in length on one and 1/8 inch round circle on the other. Truck had 60700 miles. Was...
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    14 Tundra brakes

    14 Tundra 5.7 CM has factory brakes with 58k on them. Most of the time the brakes stop normal with no issues. Sometimes they start pulsating & moving the steering wheel. I have not been able to determine a common denominator on why. Any thoughts or is a front brake job required?
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    Firestone Destination AT for Tundra

    Put a set of Firestone Destination AT in size 275/55/20 on my 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 edition. Factory tires were Bridgestone Alenza. The Alenza was an adequate tire for highway driving. But ride got harsher as they aged. With the Firestones they so far ride much smoother and give me the...
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    Opinions on 3/4 ton Diesel trucks

    If one were to be in the market to buy a 3/4 ton Diesel truck what are good points & bad points of each manufacture. Chevy / Gmc 6.6 Duramax with Allison transmission. Ford Superduty with 6.7 Powerstroke, or Ram with 6.7 Cummins. I know some have brand loyalty and that is OK. More interested...
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