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Old 04-27-24, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
the question is, is it ok to switch back to synthetic, after 5000 km on 15w40
Put whatever Honda recommends, regardless. No Jiffy Lube filters.
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Thanks for the advice, guys. I have an appointment for next week. He was not in complete agreement, or in agreement at all. I told him I was under the hood and the valves were really loud and it freaked me out. And I want to change it back for my head. He went with that argument. An English speaking mechanic in Merida; I want to hold on to him. He had a Chevron shop in L. A. for 11 years, when he was in his thirties. He changes the oil, and the coolant, when it needs it. I’ll have him check the belts and hoses. I was under there looking for a coolant leak, as it was a little low. And soon, the suspension and the boots and articulations. Any major stuff I take to the dealership, which isn’t as expensive as one might think.
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Originally Posted by big john
Put whatever Honda recommends, regardless. No Jiffy Lube filters.
The thing with Yucatán, maybe all of Mexico, is that you do the work as cheaply as possible, every time. I have learned to tell my electrician, and my other service people that I am happy to pay more to have higher quality service. I was really trying to get a mechanic here in Tixkokob to up his standards to Merida levels and I would pay him Merida prices. He simply couldn’t do it. After a long talk out in front of his shop, his next move was to offer me a used, fourth lugbolt. On our income we would struggle mightily in the USA, Here we are filthy rich. Sad.

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Or I might just go back to Honda for oil changes too. I will compare this guy’s price, with synthetic oil, to theirs. I suspect it will be similar.
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Old 04-27-24, 09:43 AM
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There’s obviously a hotly contested monthly post count race going on. 151 - 147 last time I checked.

You guys plan to keep this up until July, because it’s getting quite annoying. You should negotiate an alternating month schedule that will please all, especially the rest of us.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
There’s obviously a hotly contested monthly post count race going on. 151 - 147 last time I checked.

You guys plan to keep this up until July, because it’s getting quite annoying. You should negotiate an alternating month schedule that will please all, especially the rest of us.
my motto is quality not quantity but in my case my ratio is nearly 100%.
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Old 04-27-24, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Or I might just go back to Honda for oil changes too. I will compare this guy’s price, with synthetic oil, to theirs. I suspect it will be similar.
one good thing about oil change at a Honda dealer is the Honda tech will use a new drain plug compression washer
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Nuggets can eliminate the Lakers tonight.
Nuggets have the Lakers number

on a related note - NBA should sit Westbrook for a game
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The spokes arrived yesterday afternoon. I carefully aligned the valve holes on the new rims so I could see the "Dura Ace" on the hubs through the hole, AND the spokes on either side run parallel. The guy who build the current wheels hadn't bothered with that silly detail, but since it costs me nothing to do, what the hell?

I bought Wheelbuilder.com's "Fix" spoke prep, so last night I cleaned all the spokes in mineral spirits followed by acetone before coating the threads. I've got 3 lengths, so I used 3 different Sharpies to color code them. So I'm all ready to go with no excuses left!
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It’s supposed to hit 88 on Monday. Hope the AC works.
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Originally Posted by t2p
one good thing about oil change at a Honda dealer is the Honda tech will use a new drain plug compression washer
I used to buy those ‘cause the service manual said to.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
On Monday I lost a good friend of forty years. He went out mushroom hunting (morel season in se Ohio) and died of an apparent heart attack.
His wife of 54 years and his son, of course, are in shock. He/they likely had no idea he had a heart condition. My dad once went in for a routine checkup and they admitted him on the spot and did quadruple bypass surgery the next day.
He was 74 and active his whole life.
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Oh, man. Sorry to hear. So hard.
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House showing #5 at 4 PM today. I got up and cut the grass early to put the cherry on top. Luckily my battery powered mower is somewhat quiet. Then we've been on the lam most of the day. Now a short break until we leave again. Roscoe has told me he's about to put his foot down. 1 showing that we know about for tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It was once Fort Miles, which was established to guard the Delaware Bay and the entrance to the river from Nazi invasion during WWII.
Other than U-Boats Germany posed no threat to U.S. mainland.
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Here we are filthy rich. Sad.
It is?
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There’s obviously a hotly contested monthly post count race going on. 151 - 147 last time I checked.
There is?
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House showing #5 at 4 PM today. I got up and cut the grass early to put the cherry on top.
How early?
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Not in Colorado. Rockies were out of the playoff hunt in the third inning of their season opener.
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Nuggets can eliminate the Lakers tonight.
I've noticed some Avs fans getting pretty excited about their prospects as well.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I've noticed some Avs fans getting pretty excited about their prospects as well.
They have scored a crap-ton of goals against one of the best goalies in the league. Had it not been for Georgiev not showing up for game one, they may have even been one game closer.
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NASCAR livery of the day: The Motley Crue car!

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NASCAR livery of the day: The Motley Crue car!

Parker Kligerman is a bad-ass. He was a driver that became a pit reporter due to lack of sponsorship and a ride. He would jump in a Craftsman Truck here and there and drive for a team with a couple full time employees. He kept contending for the lead, and actually winning a couple in that truck, and here he is now. He still works the pit in the Cup Series.
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Other than U-Boats Germany posed no threat to U.S. mainland.
Well, there's also the cruise missiles (V1) and ballistic missiles (V2), and having their own nuclear physicists, etc.
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Seeds, taking time out of my whirlwind tour of England to say, sorry about your friend
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It’s supposed to hit 88 on Monday. Hope the AC works.
It was 88 when I went to bed last night.
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Well, there's also the cruise missiles (V1) and ballistic missiles (V2), and having their own nuclear physicists, etc.
I don’t think the V1 had the range. Likely not the V2 either.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
The spokes arrived yesterday afternoon. I carefully aligned the valve holes on the new rims so I could see the "Dura Ace" on the hubs through the hole, AND the spokes on either side run parallel. The guy who build the current wheels hadn't bothered with that silly detail, but since it costs me nothing to do, what the hell?

I bought Wheelbuilder.com's "Fix" spoke prep, so last night I cleaned all the spokes in mineral spirits followed by acetone before coating the threads. I've got 3 lengths, so I used 3 different Sharpies to color code them. So I'm all ready to go with excuses left!
Is that like blue loctite? Never heard of it, obv.
Never heard of the acetone or mineral spirits treatment either. What’s that about?
I’ve got a pile of rims here, that need hubs and spokes. Perhaps I can move into the new age in that department too. I’m loving my 1 x 10 drive train.

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