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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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    2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition

    Son is very interested in this vehicle, in celebration of 30 years, offering a lot of free goodies. And with a third grandson, problems in jamming three baby seats in a conventional two seater. Only option he wants is a $995.00 towing package, I agree with this, not that is is going to do much...
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    P-30 Motorhome climate control temperature level adjustment.

    Two minute job? First I prayed it was on the engine, actually way up front ahead of the radiator, wasn't, cable shroud was weak on the climate control side, so the dash had to be removed. To do that, had to remove the engine cover first on to find the squirrels built a huge nest under there...
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    2002 Sunfire 2.2 L OHV MT clutch play.

    Was about 2", now less than a half. Could be problems with the master or slave cylinders, or the clutch disk is worn thin. Wasn't too bad on a Honda, could tell by the travel on the cable, but a bit more messy with a hydraulic clutch. Back in the old days, had a pan that could be removed so...
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    Son has me looking at minivans.

    With the third kid on the way, doesn't have much choice, can't fit three baby car seats in practically any vehicle. So I stopped by my Chrysler dealer. Price range with $4,000 off is from 20,000 to 38,000 bucks. For 20,000 bucks still get seven seats, dual air, and cruise control, and the...
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    2002 Sunfire 2.2 L OHV shop diagonosed with major seizure problems.

    Daughter-in-law's car, let me take a look at it first. Hand turned the compressor disk, rotated fine. Car seemed to run okay with it off, stumbled and surged with it on. Sure sounded like a 4 banger running barely on three to me. Slapped in four new APP104 spark plugs gapped to 30 mils...
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