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    They're making it so hard

    Car manufacturers are making it harder and harder to service your own vehicles. My first truck was a '58 Chevy and that thing was so easy to work on! I knew where everything was under the hood and I did all repairs and upgrades myself. Now I need a special tool just to change the spark plugs on...
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    Failed brakes

    Well, my quad and I went for a heck of ride the other day when my brakes failed on a very steep mountain. It started rolling backward, hit a rut, and took air. I somehow managed to hang on to that baby for a full back flip! :Peace!: After that, I jumped off and it kept going. Believe it or not...
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    Finally getting front end fixed

    I put my truck in the shop yesterday to finally get the CV joints fixed. I've needed to do this for several months now and I am so happy to be getting it done. I off road quite a bit for work and all the popping from the broken boots was driving me crazy!
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    Private sale or trade in?

    When you are replacing a vehicle, do you sell it privately or trade it in at a dealer? I used to think you could get more money selling privately, but in this economy I just don't know which way to go.
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    Just bought a quad!!

    I've never owned a quad before so I'm really excited about this! My father-in-law got me a great deal from a friend of his and I picked it up the other day. I actually needed it for work, so I get to ride it almost everyday. :happy:
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    Scuffed batteries

    I just wanted to throw out a little tip to everyone who may not be aware of this. I needed to replace the battery in my '07 Trailblazer last week so I went to a place to buy a rebuilt battery. I ended up getting a brand new, never used $90 battery for $35. It had some scuff marks on it and they...
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    An uphill battle

    My '93 Pathfinder is running lousy on inclines and I really want to speed her up so I can stop irritating the people driving behind me. I'm going to change the spark plugs this weekend, but I'm not sure that will be enough to do the trick. Suggestions?
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    Refurbished battery

    I need to replace the battery in my Trailblazer and I found a place that sells refurbished ones for less than half the cost of a new one. Has anyone here had experience with refurbished batteries?
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    Sea Foam

    After letting my '93 Pathfinder sit on an almost empty tank for too long, I had trouble getting it to run right. It started, but ran like a dog. A friend suggested using the Sea Foam additive because I was thinking the gas tank might have gotten some junk in it. Sure enough, it fixed the problem...
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    Hey, ya'll

    I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I am the proud papa of a '93 Nissan Pathfinder, a '98 Mitsubishi Diamante, and an '07 Chevy Trailblazer. All of the "kids" routinely give me problems, so I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot from me! :heh: