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    Had to renew my driver's license.

    Besides surrendering my old drivers license and receiving renewals for the last 65 years, wanted to see my US passport, also shown my vet card, my aircraft license, my social security card, and paid with my credit card with my name on it. Also had to fill out of form for the first time with...
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    New Thermostat designs?

    Thermostat on my 2017 Elantra went bad temperature gauge stayed at zero, son just came over with his 2014 Chrysler T&C with his CEL lamp on. Hook up my scanner, P0128 code number, his coolant temperature was way low, doesn't have a temperature gauge. Thermostat is stuck opened. For years...
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    Coil on Spark Plugs, how to remove.

    Been putting up with these for years, never have a problem because I load the inside of the boots with dielectric grease., pull off nice and easy. also used dielectric grease on this headlight assembly sockets, if you don't, that rubber will bake on. Well my kid went ten years and 80K miles on...
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    Pandemic closed down our barber shops.

    In the military two weeks was the maximum before getting your next haircut. Not quite long enough yet for a pony tail, but getting there. Wife reminds me in only just one way of my sergeant, likes me with a short hair cut, not like one of these long hair freaks. No offense intended to any...
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    My 36 year old 3 ton Lennox AC outside started making noise on start up.

    Circuit diagram was on the inside electrical panel. This was on a brand new home due to a job change my forth home, the first three I installed myself. Lost all the R22 after the first year, Joe Weak tightened all the fittings, but under warranty, so they filled it, I watch them with their...
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    Independence Day celebrated today.

    But sure did not get independence on this day, our forefathers were considered traitors of Great Britain that started a war that lasted 8 years, 4 months and 15 days! Only to break out in another war from Great Britain in 1812 that last another over 3 more years. Canada was formed in 1867 and...
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    Lawn mower blade sharpener.

    Once in a while find a clever invention for this new type of DIY blade sharpener. https://hw.menardc.com/main/items/media/ARNOL006/ProductLarge/4908500006_Blade_Balancer_and_Sharpener_Kit_package_3.jpg Grinding wheel has a flat surface for the back of the blade, correct angle for the bevel...
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    Is covid-19 (coronavirus) affecting your life?

    Wife works at the local hospital, set up and office in our home and is using video transmission via the internet to communicate. All restaurants and bars are closed, grocery stores have reduced hours. Kind of living out in the sticks, nearest virus case is 175 miles south of us. All schools...
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    Coronavirus

    People are stocking up on toilet tissue in Wisconsin, maybe elsewhere, but not on food on the possibility all the stores will be closed. Only purchase this item when needed, every store in Northern Wisconsin shelves are bare of this item. But plenty super stock on food. Does the thought of...
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    Happy New Year, if..

    Your are an income or property tax collector, but not if you are on the paying end. If you are an health insurer, your paid off super high deductible for 2019 goes back up to the full amount you have to lay out cash first before you get coverage, your health insurer is sure happy. For the rest...
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    Best day after buying a boat is the day you sell it.

    Was an open bow 20 foot Bayliner with a Volvo 305 CID stern drive. Wanted it for my grandkids, they had more fun playing in the water than riding in it. Had it for ten years, my job to maintain it. Had to remember to purge all the water out of the engine before the first frost, changing oil...
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    Exhaust Manifold gasket replacements

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: chevy MODEL:P-30 Motorhome chassis YEAR: 1982 MILES:51.000 ENGINE: 454 CID Minor exhaust leak at rear of right exhaust manifold, annoying noise. Purchased the best set of Fel-Pro exhaust manifold gaskets. When I went to install them...
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    Manual Transmission OIL

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Chevrolet MODEL: Cruze YEAR: 2012 MILES: 45,363 ENGINE: 1.4 L turbo DESCRIBE ISSUE.... GM 2012 owners manual says nothing about changing the manual transmission, but in 2013 and up models, say it should be changed every 45,000 mile using...
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    Are Bruce, Alan and Tony Still around?

    Tim from autoacforum.com helped these guys to start this site, like years ago. Some old timers are still left, but wonder if Bruce, Alan, and Tony are still associated with it.
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    P-30 454 CID fuel feed problems.

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Pace Arrow MODEL: P-30 Chevy Motorhome Chassis YEAR:1982 MILES:52,000 ENGINE:454CID DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Exhaust manifold for this old model has O2 sensors for each cylinder, one plug fell out, what a noise, threads are goo in the manifold...
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    FAQ'S AND TIPS A CLOSE THREAD? On stoichiometry.

    12:1 A/F rato has been proven a long time ago to produce the most power from an IC engine, but the consequence is increased CO and HC emissions. 16:1 A/F ratio has been proven to produce the best fuel economy, but the consequence is increased NOx emissions. So what's the key advantage of...
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    04 Cavalier canister vent valve was really jammed.

    No amount of soaking would free it up, so had to buy a new one. Like to kick the butt of the people that decided to mount it behind the gas tank. Exposed to all this road salt. Never was a problem when they mounted the canister and vent valve high up on the firewall is now. Another...
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    2005 Subaru Cranks, but won't start.

    Friend calls me last night, his lady friend drops off some soup for her, but goes out and her car won't start. Said she had a new battery installed. Like 8*F out last night with ice cold winds, asked how many miles on this car, says 147,000. Was the fuel pump ever replaced? No! Could be the...
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    2012 Cruze 2LT with four wheel disk brakes.

    Never ever ran into this problem before, an erratic brake pedal? One time get a full pedal, next time clear to the floor. Under warranty, Chevy dealer replaced the master cylinder, no leaks, suspected the front cup was leaking. Did not cure the problem. Claim the rear combination parking and...
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    Problem with a snow blower....

    It blows snow, and when you are forced to blow it into a 40 mph wind, blows it right back. Have no idea how to deal with this. A shovel?
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