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    The price is a big reason that keeps me from...

    The price is a big reason that keeps me from getting a rider. Plus, by the time I did all the areas that you could never do with a rider, may as well just do the whole thing with a walk behind and be...
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    I've had 2 Honda walk behind mowers and the...

    I've had 2 Honda walk behind mowers and the engines were always great,,,,,,,,,right up until they had a catastrophic failures after a few years and many hours (1/2 acre lot). One was running fine...
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    Yeah, us folks in the 'burbs may have a visit...

    Yeah, us folks in the 'burbs may have a visit from a man or woman in blue and possibly get to wear an orange jump suit while enjoying our free lodging at a beautiful downtown county run hotel, if we...
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    There are any number of repellents on the market...

    There are any number of repellents on the market that say they keep rodents away but whether any of them actually work, I couldn't say. I've read everything from mothballs (gag) to putting 1/2" to 1"...
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    On the plus side, everything should come right...

    On the plus side, everything should come right apart this time with no heat required. If I wasn't doing that, I'd be doing something else, lol.

    Kind of a rave I guess. In my work rack is an RO to...
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    I got a rant to rant about. A couple weeks ago, I...

    I got a rant to rant about. A couple weeks ago, I put a GM Goodwrench reman 5.3L into an '08 Yukon at work. Today the guy brought it in for a "hot oil odor". Sure enough, friggin' thing is leaking....
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    What I did to the F today. Pulled the right door...

    What I did to the F today. Pulled the right door trim panel to find that friggin' rattle inside the door. Turns out it was the bellcrank on the latch for the inside lock. It's loose and rattles all...
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    What I did to the F today. Pulled the right door...

    What I did to the F today. Pulled the right door trim panel to find that friggin' rattle inside the door. Turns out it was the bellcrank on the latch for the inside lock. It's loose and rattles all...
  9. Thread: Starter Motor

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    I assume your talking about the newer mini...

    I assume your talking about the newer mini starter? All I can say is, I just replaced the original (mini starter) on my '96 Dakota a couple months ago after 170,000 miles of use. It was doing the...
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    Sticky: The highest we have around here that's ethanol...

    The highest we have around here that's ethanol free is 91 octane. I think there's still a few stations that have 93 but it says "May contain up to 10% ethanol". Since we lost the VP Racing Fuel...
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    Sticky: I really would like to drive my car more this...

    I really would like to drive my car more this year than in the past but, we'll see how it goes. Doesn't help any getting 10 mpg on premium at currently $3.45/gal plus some sort of octane booster...
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    Sticky: Same here on the rattles. It isn't so much the...

    Same here on the rattles. It isn't so much the ones that only happen on big bumps, it's the one's (like in the door) that "clunk, clunk, clunk" over any tiny crack in the road that'll drive me...
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    Sticky: Since it's actually NOT raining for once, took...

    Since it's actually NOT raining for once, took the Aspen out this morning. Went and filled it up with new fuel. Last time I filled it up was last October so, 8 gallons of fresh mixed with the 10...
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    Sticky: Filled the Aspen up this morning. Premium (91) is...

    Filled the Aspen up this morning. Premium (91) is $3.45/gal, ouch.
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    I wouldn't be so bummed except for at least the...

    I wouldn't be so bummed except for at least the past 4 years, seems every single show or cruise that's a reasonable distance away (say like 50 miles or less) has been rained out. If the show is on...
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    Feel the need to rant a little bit. Today The...

    Feel the need to rant a little bit. Today The Eagle's Club is having a car show and guess what? It's cold and damp with off and on rain. The tradition of every show or cruise being rained out...
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    I remember cleaning the crossover out on various...

    I remember cleaning the crossover out on various cars and sometimes, you'd swear they forgot to cast the passage that stuff is so solidified. I'm not talking only Mopar. Ford and GM, and AMC too,...
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    I actually have a set of sockets with nylon (or...

    I actually have a set of sockets with nylon (or some such thing) liners that work good for low torque fasteners. No idea where I got them, it was a long time ago. Not sure if they even make them...
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    I didn't strip it bare. The cap itself was dark...

    I didn't strip it bare. The cap itself was dark red primer already (could have been factory applied?). The handle was painted, looked like dark brown metallic. I sanded them both with 400 grit. There...
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    Chances are it'll be fine as soon as it's...

    Chances are it'll be fine as soon as it's compressed. One of my doors needed a new bottom seal also. The new one was round while the old was flat. It slides into a pair of "T" slots on the bottom of...
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    Ran across a photo I found on an old flash drive...

    Ran across a photo I found on an old flash drive from way back around 2010, when the car was getting closer to being all together. That was about the time my old PC crashed and a lot of photo's were...
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    I wonder how long the rear brakes on the Dakota...

    I wonder how long the rear brakes on the Dakota were bad? I knew something was wrong last winter when the back tires wouldn't stop spinning unless I put it in neutral but didn't really have the time...
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    Something that slipped my mind, the gas cap,...

    Something that slipped my mind, the gas cap, so,,,,,,,,,,,,got it shot with Nason self-etching primer today. Once it cures good, all it should need is a light sanding with a fine scuff pad and then...
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    Yeah, I really hope that road gets paved soon....

    Yeah, I really hope that road gets paved soon. Usually after tearing it up and laying down a new road bed, it gets left that way to get packed down before the asphalt goes on. As you said, the...
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    Not really a rant or a rave, well, maybe somewhat...

    Not really a rant or a rave, well, maybe somewhat of a rant I guess. One of the roads I take on the way to work is being repaved, and there's absolutely no way around it due to the lay of the land...
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