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Polishing my headlights by micky
3 weeks ago I polished my headlight lenses. They came out great. I had replaced a bulb and noticed again how cloudy they were, 2005 car. It took about 2 hours but would have taken less if my back didn't hurt and I had to sit down over and over, and if then I didn't start listening to the...
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Today 05:38 PM
by Scott Dorsey Go to last post
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I need to warn the r.a.t newsgroup about this troll "micky" (and his many socks) by Arlen Holder
FACTS about this proven prolific infantile troll named "micky": o micky > 1. The <http://tinyurl.com/alt-home-repair> ng is already ruined by whom I refer to as the "higwinds" troll, but "it" has many (many) socks. <https://i.postimg.cc/qvgC9fLQ/ahr-spam03.jpg> 2....
Today 03:18 AM
by Arlen Holder Go to last post
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What terminology means a soft ride? by micky
I don't need a new car now but I will and I want to understand terminology. I want a car with soft ride so I will not feel the bumps. One article refered to base, touring, performance and R/T (or Super Sport?) suspension. And I thought that was the key, but the topic went to body roll....
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December 1st 20 08:48 PM
by Tekkie© Go to last post
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Costco Chevron Delo 400SDE CK-4/SN SAE 15W40 Diesel Engine Oil in a Gasoline Engine by Arlen Holder
Regarding use of this Costco Chevron Delo 400SDE CK-4/SN SAE 15W40 diesel engine oil in a gasoline engine... o <https://i.postimg.cc/MHSSNVZT/dieseloil.jpg> Long story short, I just want to ask advice of the "what oil" type, only it's quite a different question than one might normally...
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November 23rd 20 11:59 PM
by Arlen Holder Go to last post
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Can I replace my 185 tires with 195? by Martin Pison
On Wednesday, December 7, 1994 at 12:47:05 AM UTC+8, Lih-Yen Hsieh wrote: > >because the 185 or 195 is the height of the tire in centimeters. > >I hope this helps you out. > This makes me very confused. 185 cm or 195 cm is 6+ feet. mm (millimeters), not cm (centimeters).
November 22nd 20 03:34 AM
by Dylan Radtke Go to last post
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How to refill a leaking Sam's club "Michelin" floor jack by Comboverfish
Way back when, in one or more newsgroups, I suggested the blue 3.5 ton quick rise jack as sold by Sam's Club, to those who were looking for a cheap, functional, and strong floor jack for home use. I wanted to offer some tips I recently discovered when confronted with the problem of fixing or...
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November 21st 20 08:15 PM
by Eddiie Go to last post
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Stuck passenger door lock (1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS) by Jc Maxwell
Since the keyless entry system stopped working last year, I've had to use the old-fashioned keyed locks, and number pad, to access my 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis. Driver door and trunk locks work flawlessly, but the passenger door lock is uncooperative. It seems as if it only works when the...
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November 21st 20 07:34 AM
by Steve W.[_6_] Go to last post
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Once the readiness monitors are set, if you never do a drive cycle, is it possible for a DTC to be triggered? by Arlen Holder
Curiosity question: If you (a) fill the readiness monitors, and you have no code at that moment, and then, if you (b) NEVER go through the steps of the Federal Test Procedure Drive Cycle, is it even possible for a DTC to be triggered? This is a strange question, which perhaps nobody knows the...
November 21st 20 07:21 AM
by Steve W.[_6_] Go to last post
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Request for diagnostic advice to pinpoint least expensive solution to resolve persistent P0421 OBDII DTC by Arlen Holder
The goal is to learn how to diagnose a P0421 using an OBDII scanner. Request for diagnostic advice to pinpoint least expensive solution to resolve persistent P0421 OBDII DTC given... 1. College kid's early 2000s Mitsubishi fails OBD-only smog 2. Neighbor asks me to help out (as if I know...
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November 21st 20 07:10 AM
by Steve W.[_6_] Go to last post
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what's the condenser for on a mechanical voltage regulator? by [email protected]
Just tried my '66 GTO's mechanical voltage regulator on my friend's '69 Firebird and it started charging his battery again. Even though he had bought a new voltage regulator a month or so ago. (And then an alternator.) His does not have the condenser installed on the voltage regulator like mine...
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November 15th 20 11:31 PM
by Elvin Opel mechanic Go to last post
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How does "salvage title" work anyway? by Arlen Holder
How does "salvage title" work anyway? A neighbor got rear ended such that her five thousand dollar 2000 model year vehicle was "totaled" and yet still driveable such that she's keeping it. The insurance company gave her two choices: 1. They pay her five thousand and they keep the car 2. They pay...
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November 14th 20 08:37 PM
by Scott Dorsey Go to last post
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Cylinder order for 2009 Mazda CX7 by AK[_2_]
I recently had an ignition coil replaced on cylinder #2 on my 2009 Mazda CX7. I found that it is a fairly simple job. I need to find out how the cylinders are ordered. I have found a very wide range of prices for those coils. From $70 for one to $50 for four. Surely the quality can't be the...
November 6th 20 04:15 PM
by AK[_2_] Go to last post
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Why do horns in small cars sound so weak and small? by butler mike
On Friday, September 24, 1993 at 10:56:37 AM UTC-4, Don T. Borowski wrote: > John R Laplante ) wrote: > : > : Big cars have horns that make 'big sounds.' Loud. Full. > : Small cars have horns that make 'small sounds.' "tinny." "beep beep". > : > : I thought of...
October 28th 20 01:17 AM
by Scott Dorsey Go to last post
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Ford's "Easy Fuel" capless fuel filler? by CWLee
I just learned that the 2010 (and perhaps earlier) Ford Explorers, and other Ford models, have what Ford calls "Easy Fuel" capless fuel fillers. As near as I can tell, instead of unscrewing a cap, one inserts the gas pump nozzle into an opening which automatically moves aside for fueling, and...
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October 27th 20 04:34 AM
by Harry Cisneros Go to last post
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how common were automobiles in 1890? by [email protected]
The 1889-90 flu pandemic was the first pandemic to spread around the world, thanks to railway and steamships. Were automobiles just for the rich elite way back then?
October 15th 20 10:33 PM
by Scott Dorsey Go to last post
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Zemco ZT11 Cruise Control by [email protected]
I'm the proud (?) new owner of a n.o.s. Zemco ZT11 Cruise Control P/N 127354 NIB and only missing the Installation Instructions. Anyone out there with any info ? I've tried a URL search with no joy. Incidently, the Operating Instructions booklet was printed in 1980. (!) Cheers...JJ
September 14th 20 05:30 PM
by Tom[_42_] Go to last post
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Split/Different Front and Rear Cold Tire Pressures by Chris K-Man
Split Cold Tire Pressures: Front-to-Rear I understand the technical reasons for why some car makers specify different cold tire pressures for the front and rear axles of certain models. My question concerns those vehicles (except for the obvious: large SUVs and work vans) for which different...
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September 4th 20 01:24 PM
by Chris K-Man Go to last post
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What 3D CAD freeware might work well for this simple DXF style drawing? by Arlen G. Holder
Do you have experience with 3D CAD freeware on Windows to help advise me? o What 3D CAD freeware might work well for a simple DXF style drawing? <https://i.postimg.cc/fTGxCP62/camber01.jpg> The reason I ask is that, often, the expense of complex freeware packages is in learning multiple GUIs just...
August 31st 20 03:55 PM
by Arlen Holder Go to last post
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2013 F150 exhaust question by Michael Wilson
My truck sprung a leak in the exhaust. Here is a picture. The leak is at the end of the mesh. https://i.ibb.co/0rVYtjM/20200823-214850233-i-OS.jpg Is this something I can fix, or will I have to pay the man? All help appreciated!
August 24th 20 05:52 PM
by Michael Wilson Go to last post
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Chevrolet 428?? by [email protected]
Yes it was in the Bonneville. You could get a dealer option/install for your Firebird, the Formula 400 cars in 68 and I think in 69 as well. I've seen a 68 Formula Firebird with a 428 Ram Air 4 speed at a car show and the owner told me that it was installed by the dealer.
August 20th 20 09:48 AM
by Ken Olson Go to last post
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