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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 7:24 PM

Re: How Long Can You Go

Some of them are really difficult, in some cases requiring partial engine removal to get at all the plugs.

The 2004-2006, maybe even 2007 Ford 5.4L engines had a terrible problem, a combination of a 2 part spark plug, and a tight [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:07 PM

Re: Dryer Lint cleanup..

bulup = buildup

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wecoguy posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:06 PM

Dryer Lint cleanup..

Next honey-do today was the dryer.. DW noticed a bulup below the lint filer, on the output side. Maytag gas dryer. Has a simple screen at the bottom front of the door..

Sure enough, stuff had clumped up. Found a simple 3/4" clear hose [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:49 PM

Re: Smoke Detector Batteries

Most fire departments have a big campaign to check/change the batteries with daylight savings time changes. You didn't notice it ?

Nope, we were wandering Europe back then, did do their change to 'Winter Time", however, but [more]

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wecoguy posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:01 PM

Smoke Detector Batteries

Woke this morning to a little chirp, a minute apart, but when I looked at the hall detector, it was silent..

have 3 of them, Kidde, RF linked, so if one trips they all trip, so I have one in the Hall, one in the laundry room/garage, and [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:30 AM

Re: How Long Can You Go

I made it to 117,000 miles or so on my 2006 F150 with the 5.4L engine.. Bought it used in the 60k mileage range, tried to swap plugs then, but they were carbon locked, wouldn't break loose at the recommended torque max.. So we let it go.. in the 100k [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:35 AM

Re: Wipers!

Yes, not so tough, in fact I would have done it myself except she offered to have one of their guys do it, so.. And actually the factory arms are kind of aerodynamic, after market Bosch I tried were pretty clunky.. There's also YouTubes on replacing [more]

Fri Nov 21

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:55 PM

Re: Wipers!

As an old family friend of the NAPA Auto Parts store owner here in town, I wanted an excuse to swing by and see him, missed him both times..

Normally, all our Services are done by our favorite independent mechanic & his DW... they would [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:36 PM

Re: Wipers!

I took the Bosch back, parts guy couldn't findanything correct, gave me a full refund...

Off to the local Honda parts counter! Insers were $20, she asked if I'd replaced them myself before, when I said no, she told me to just pull up [more]

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wecoguy posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:56 PM

Wipers!

2007 Honda Civic LX, 4 door...

Ran out and bought a set of Bosch wipers, (40726, driver side, 40724 passenger side) (microedge)

Should have been a simple swap from factory.. Pop off trim clip, release the latch, off it comes, new [more]

Thu Nov 20

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wecoguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:15 PM

Re: new "street view"

A strange interface, but it does get to many interesting places.. maybe set for mobile?

Tue Nov 18

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wecoguy replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 3:57 AM

Re: "cozy" lavatories

Best not be in a hurry...

My neighbor was a purser on a Delta ship that left SF, down, through the Panama Canal, circled South America before retuning to SF... So he'd be gone a month or two at a time, come home with great stories of the [more]

Mon Nov 17

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wecoguy replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 8:14 PM

Re: "cozy" lavatories

Find me a cruise from SFO to Denmark, please!

Sat Nov 15

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:10 PM

Re: Drywall Hanger Method...

+k.

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wecoguy posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:10 PM

Drywall Hanger Method...

Can't find the thread at the moment, but here's a better way I thin...

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Fri Nov 14

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wecoguy replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:10 AM

Re: Long flight

Well, I'm 6-2. just made the long run from Europe to SFO... Painful, even an aisle seat..

Friend & I were talking it over, at my age, 70+, I think it's time to move on up to Business or First, no matter the cost... Should have been [more]

Wed Nov 12

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wecoguy replied to the Photography board. 9:36 PM

Re: Tripod advice

Prior trips I'd tossed in a GorillaPod, in my laptop case, but never used it...

For my Manfrotto, I had an extra folding chair case, complete with shoulder sling, but it's still a pain, it stays in the closet..

Ahh, I was flush [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Photography board. 3:45 PM

Re: Tripod advice

Toss on some leg wraps, a decent head, and you start putting as much into a tripod as a big percentage of the camera, VR lens.. And since VR isn't to be on, when using a tripod, there is a conflict of interest!!

Amazing what we can 'invest' [more]

Tue Nov 11

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wecoguy replied to the Genealogy board. 11:43 AM

Re: Birthdates & internet security

I've kept a personal birthday list as long as I can remember being interested, pushed into the Mac's Calendar, so it emails DW a few days ahead.

My genealogy file would be really handicapped if it wasn't a complete date. If I don't know it, [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:22 AM

Re: Hot-surface ignitor gasket

Likely OK with automotive exhaust manifold gasket material, comes in sheets, cut to fit..

Next up would be mica sheet stock, but maybe harder to find...

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