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AxelWolf
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January 13th, 2021 at 4:36:08 PM permalink
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First off, as I already stated, I know how to change oil, do breaks, and much more when it comes to cars, I have rebuilt and installed engines with my fathers supervision. I have oftentimes done my own auto repairs. Even nowadays, I sometime put in my own car stereo systems, amplifier and all, I have even done it without using a wiring harness. I'm always attempting to do things myself, even if I have never done it before.



B-R-A-K-E-S

Obviously, but my voice to text doesn't seem to know that.



Which is just one reason I hate VTT.

I had a really good one that I liked on my computer before it crashed, unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be available any longer. I'm sure I can locate a copy of it if I tried, I just haven't taken the time to do so.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AxelWolf
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January 13th, 2021 at 4:41:28 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Is there a point to any of this drivel?

That's kinda rude Bill, I can ask that about many of the conversations here, including ones you participate in. For instance, who really cares about what anyone ate today?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AxelWolf
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January 13th, 2021 at 4:43:24 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I have lost brakes twice in my life

Probably the ones you fixed yourself 🤣
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Keeneone
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January 13th, 2021 at 5:02:37 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

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To make things worst, I found my original key fob a few days later in a place I already searched, I just did not search that spot well enough.


At least you found the lost one, it is worth $$.
OEM keyfob pricing from dealerships is getting a bit high IMO. I was quoted close to $300 for one and said no thanks, I'll make do with one key. It was a unique keyfob because it had a remote start button on it, but $300 for an extra key?
I can get 10 oil changes for that kind of money. :)
jjjoooggg
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January 13th, 2021 at 5:41:26 PM permalink
Seems the oil filter gets stuck and is made of thinner metal. Custom wrench didnt work. Had to use giant plier to come off.

I change oil myself bc i save time
Born in Texas and lived in Texas my whole life.
Ace2
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January 13th, 2021 at 6:22:41 PM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

Seems the oil filter gets stuck and is made of thinner metal. Custom wrench didnt work. Had to use giant plier to come off.

I change oil myself bc i save time

You can also use a strap wrench. I canít remember why I bought mine but it comes in handy more often than youíd expect. For removing oil filters, pool filters, even stuck jar lids
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gamerfreak
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January 13th, 2021 at 6:34:51 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I have had this happen, theres a special key inside my key fob that you have to do a combination of turns in order for it to work and unlock the door, its kinda tricky.

I also lost my key fob and it cost me like 400 to replace it, i don't remember the exactly what it cost now. I kinda got scammed from the mobile locksmith guy . It was a pain in the ass and pricy to go to the dealership and get one made and programed so i just wanted someone to come out and do it. I called around asking for prices, I finally got quoted about $225 or something like that. I knew that was suspiciously low, but I was desperate to get it done ASAP. I knew/know there are lots of crooks in the locksmith business.

When the guy(I think he was Armenian or something like that)got here he said he had to charge me extra to get inside the car since the car doors were locked and he needed to get inside to make me a new key. I said, of course, I'm locked out of the car, why else would I have called you guys? He said, "I don't know, maybe you just wanted an extra key made, how would I know that?" I'm sure I said something smart ass back, but i can't recall what I said now.

I also messed up and originally miss stated the year of my car by one year, this didn't technically really matter and I knew this since there isn't a change in the process or anything special between the year I stated and the year of my car. Nonetheless, this gave the guy the opportunity to claim their quote was based on the year I stated, but this particular year would be more. I told him this was all BS and i knew it. I was going to tell him to FK off, but, I just said to myself FK it, since I needed it done ASAP(there was some important thing in the car I needed) and it would cost me the same or more going somewhere else. Also, it's probably not a good idea to mess with the locksmith that now knows where you live and what you drive.

To make things worst, I found my original key fob a few days later in a place I already searched, I just did not search that spot well enough.


I think you are better off losing a fob than a early-mid 2000ís car with an actual key.

I lost the only key I had to a 2001 or 2002 highlander. Multiple places quoted me in the $900 range. Something about a security chip in the physical key that made it really expensive to re-key the car.

Fortunately I eventually found the key and had a copy made for $10 so it wouldnít happen again.
billryan
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January 13th, 2021 at 6:40:48 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I have lost brakes twice in my life so that makes me want a solid cable.




I've never seen the brakes fail on a well-maintained car. It's usually the result of some inept installation, generally by someone who thinks he knows more than he does.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
Ace2
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January 13th, 2021 at 6:46:37 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I've never seen the brakes fail on a well-maintained car. It's usually the result of some inept installation, generally by someone who thinks he knows more than he does.

I did my first brake job (pads/rotors) last year. Itís very easy...would be difficult to mess up the job
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AZDuffman
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January 14th, 2021 at 2:27:38 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I've never seen the brakes fail on a well-maintained car. It's usually the result of some inept installation, generally by someone who thinks he knows more than he does.



Once it was an older car and blew a brake line. The other was when I forgot to release the parking brake and boiled the brake fluid.

No matter, I prefer that solid connection.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others

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