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Engineering Genius Engineering Genius

Changing the oil and filter in Carl the ‘89 Camry. Toyota thoughtfully mounted Carl’s oil filter in such a manner that not only is it easy to access, but it doesn’t pour oil everywhere when you loosen it. My brother extolled the virtues of his WRX for the same reason. Why have so few auto makers thought of this clever…

Let's Talk Religion Some More: Motor Oil Let's Talk Religion Some More: Motor Oil

I posted yesterday asking about oil for my ‘89 Camry, named Carl by various daughters of mine who have had this car assigned to them. After careful consideration of the carefully considered replies, I decided to serve Carl a cocktail of whatever oil I had on hand with a 30 in the viscosity and the cheapest filter…

Let's Talk Religion: Motor Oil Let's Talk Religion: Motor Oil

255,000 miles on the venerable 2-litre 3S four-cylinder. No smoke, but needs a quart of oil from time to time. What engine oil would Oppo use?

1922 Ford Dirt Track Car 1922 Ford Dirt Track Car

And Bring A Trailer.

Jag Wire Jag Wire

Sitting in miserable traffic. Like, six hours to go 125 miles miserable. Beautiful curves on that Jag, though. And I always like to chop the suspension in my pick-em-up trucks.

NPoCP: DIY Edition NPoCP: DIY Edition

20 years old, 192k miles, engine configuration unknown. There’s a (black) passenger door in the bed and a replacement tail gate is not included. And six-foot bed. You tell me: NP0CP?

Recreational Vehicle: Much Here to Like Recreational Vehicle: Much Here to Like

Coloma, Gold Country, California

I got to drive this. I was greatly impressed. I got to drive this. I was greatly impressed.

This van drove beautifully, and it frankly hauled ass. I drove it on bumpy fire roads and on the highway. The van wasn’t heavily loaded, but anyone could jump in and drive it comfortably, though size is everything when it comes to hitting gas station bollards and low hanging limbs and such.

Who's got the expertise in deep cycle batteries? Who's got the expertise in deep cycle batteries?

I have a 80 AH deep cycle battery that I take camping with me to power my CPAP machine at night. I recharge the battery the next day by various means. This week, I’ve lent the battery to a friend who also sleeps with a CPAP. I’d like to pick up another deep cycle battery with greater capacity and keep both of them…

Electricians: GFI Question Electricians: GFI Question

My friend has a service panel where neutral and ground share one bus. Will a GFI outlet function properly in that situation?

Subaru People: What for Antifreeze? 2007 Outback Subaru People: What for Antifreeze? 2007 Outback

The old yellow/green stuff, or some proprietary Subaru flavor? Note: this is not a Subaru.

Belt Squeal, 97 Safari 4.3L

I posted about this back in March. I’ve since replaced the belt, tensioner, idler and water pump, all with AC Delco parts. After that, silence, for a while. We drove 2000 miles in six days over the weekend and now the squeal has returned. I’ve had it suggested that perhaps the pulley on the power steering pump is…

This Is Inappropriate This Is Inappropriate

Though I would argue strenuously for the right to wear it.

F.O.R.D. Epic Edition F.O.R.D. Epic Edition

Ontario, Oregon

This Display Is Correct This Display Is Correct

Winnemucca, Nevada

An Old Buick An Old Buick

Same guy who owns the blue Corvette I posted the other day.

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