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The simplest thing would be a low tire on the...

The simplest thing would be a low tire on the right side. Check your tire pressure before taking it to the dealer.
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Looks good. It'll definitely open up the Dining...

Looks good. It'll definitely open up the Dining room and kitchen a bit.

A couple of suggestions

First, did you think of putting an arch in at the top? It doesn't look like it would be all...
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I thought all the GX's had the low oil switch....

I thought all the GX's had the low oil switch. Probably just a bad heat treat on the camshaft - very unusual on a Honda engine.
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Like I said earlier, the local battery store can...

Like I said earlier, the local battery store can rebuild that B&D battery for probably about $30. Try it.
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I've used my FIL's electric pressure washer. It...

I've used my FIL's electric pressure washer. It was yellow - I don't remember the brand. He keeps it at his Florida place to clean the mildew off his siding. It did work, barely. I think its main...
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Sure, pictures are always great. ... of the...

Sure, pictures are always great. ... of the project, of course.
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I didn't read everything on the thread, but I'm...

I didn't read everything on the thread, but I'm betting the original engine was either run without oil for a period of time - does this one have low oil shutdown? - or it was a poor heat treat on the...
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I agree with wayne - a good recip saw has plenty...

I agree with wayne - a good recip saw has plenty of power to get through 2/4's. The good ones also have a long blade stroke, like 1 inch plus, and the cheap ones have a very short stroke. I use a...
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The manufacturers don't put in K&N filters at the...

The manufacturers don't put in K&N filters at the factory, because you don't need one.

Sure when you put one in, your engine can make more horsepower - mostly at peak RPM, but how often, unless...
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I'd say working in a locomotive shop is hardly...

I'd say working in a locomotive shop is hardly DIY usage.

That's got to be the toughest mechanical work in the world. Taking an electric impact into there would be like taking a bb gun to Iraq....
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If you can't drive in snow in four wheel drive,...

If you can't drive in snow in four wheel drive, what good is it? You are fine.

As long as your tires are the same size on all four wheels, driving on hard packed snow is going to be no problem in...
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I've had a harbour frieght electric impact wrench...

I've had a harbour frieght electric impact wrench for about 8-10 years. Which works well enough that I got rid of my pneumatic one. I think it is a knockoff of the dewault electric impact wrench.
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My 10-15 year old Ariens snowblower did the same...

My 10-15 year old Ariens snowblower did the same thing. I thought I was going to have to change the belt, but it turns out I didn't have to.

The idler pulley on mine is mounted on an arm which is...
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Mango, We'll just have to disagree about the...

Mango,
We'll just have to disagree about the Ryobi tools.

My wife bought me the kit, and for very light duty work, they do OK, but if you want to do anything heavy, they just don't cut it -...
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Your thinking of Hitachi drills- the green and...

Your thinking of Hitachi drills- the green and silver ones - not in the same league as panasonic. Panasonic drills are black with yellow trim.

Look for them at the big name online bookstore...
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I've got the full Ryobi 18v kit, and the drill is...

I've got the full Ryobi 18v kit, and the drill is very good. Most of the other stuff is complete crap... Oh, the light works good.

Panasonic makes the best cordless drills, and their batteries...
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If I only had money or room for one, I'd go with...

If I only had money or room for one, I'd go with a sliding miter saw.

Table saw is nice, but I use it about 20% as much as the miter saw, and, as stated above, you can do most of the table saw...
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I have an early 80's Honda which had a sticking...

I have an early 80's Honda which had a sticking front disc brake. I took the brake apart and the plungers in the caliper were corroded and sticking in the caliper.

Cleaned them up with a wire...
02-09-07, 03:27 AM
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VW's in general have higher than average repair...

VW's in general have higher than average repair costs, and higher than average repair frequency. So, personally, I would never buy a used one.

But somebody's got to pay for them - might as well...
02-09-07, 03:20 AM
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I drive a lot of rental cars, so I get to test a...

I drive a lot of rental cars, so I get to test a lot of different models.

Contrary to the earlier post, I have driven the Forester and thought it was one of the worst vehicles I've driven. It...
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Our local battery store will put new cells in the...

Our local battery store will put new cells in the shell of your rechargeable batteries. I redid my NiMh panasonic's for $50 each - compared to about $90 for new.

A 12 volt nicad runs about $25.
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The compressors will run any size nail gun. The...

The compressors will run any size nail gun. The cheap ones aren't meant for contractors with continuous use, but you'll probably not have a problem as a DIY'er.

I actually have a cheap 2 gallon...
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I think I made this comment here awhile back. I...

I think I made this comment here awhile back. I bought a drill doctor a couple years ago - it worked great. Sharpened all my drill bits in a couple hours. It does take a few minutes to figure out,...
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I'd go for the gift certificate as well. I'm...

I'd go for the gift certificate as well.

I'm a little like your guy - I already have every tool I need, but certainly not every tool I want.

The problem is, unless you're a "tool person" you...
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I got my Ariens snowblower running last weekend. ...

I got my Ariens snowblower running last weekend. Of course it had a gummed up carb. I had to take the bowl off, remove the jets and soak them in carb cleaner to get it going. Another thing that...
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