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Would like some input on an automotive dilemma

Started this discussion. Last reply by Native Son Aug 20, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi all,Recently I took my car in for a routine oil change at a dealer (Subaru Legacy Wagon '05).  Turns out that the outside of my tires were worn out really bad (bald).  My brakes and the adjusters…Continue

Making soap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Sappington Aug 19, 2013. 6 Replies

Howdy,I've been reading this article about making soap:…Continue

How to put something into a soccer ball?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Jul 14, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi, my friend and I are working on something (no, I won't tell you anything specific) and in order for this to work, we need to put something (like a physical object, say 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm) inside…Continue

Does anyone have experience with licensing ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Birch Jul 22, 2013. 3 Replies

If you do, please share the knowledge.  I'd love to learn more.Continue

 

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Native Son replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"IMHO, virtually everything on wheels built in the past few decades is mechanically, "like a swiss watch".  It's a trade off.  40 years ago, cars were mechanically far simpler, but needed a whole lot more routine maintaining…"
Aug 20, 2013
Native Son replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Hmmm.  Let's see.  First off, unless you have mechanical or other issues with the car, it's going to be likely lots cheaper to fix it.  Uneven tire wear?  You need to get a four wheel alignment and a new set…"
Aug 20, 2013
Anthony Williams replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"If you haven't been keeping up with this car (even if that just means keeping an eye on the tires) and are not already mechanically inclined, why would you be able to keep the replacement car running?  You certainly can learn, and…"
Aug 20, 2013
Jeremy replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Any car can be easy to maintain yourself with a little help and education.  You can find forums devoted to just about every model of car out there.  For some, you have to settle for the make, but with a Subaru, there is a large enthusiast…"
Aug 20, 2013
Paul Sappington replied to Andy's discussion Making soap
"Reading through the post, it appears that the liquid oils are expressed in fluid ounces (olive oil is commonly sold in 51-ounce bottles), and that author had already pre-calculated the amount of lye needed for that particular recipe.  But if…"
Aug 19, 2013
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Making soap
"Cool :) . I guess I have a question about the above recipe posted on AoM.  When it mentions ounces, does that refer to non-fluid ounces?"
Aug 19, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Conflicting requirements. Cheap to purchase, good on gas, can do most of the repairs myself.  You can have two of those three but not all three.  Example 1: a $10,000 Civic, cheap to buy, good on gas; very difficult to maintain. You can do…"
Aug 19, 2013
Tracy W. Saunders replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Find a GM model that has a 3800 engine..they are bulletproof my mother has over 250,000 on her Buick la-saber and i have a 130,000 on my Monti Carlo there are a lot of models be for and after 2004 that have that engine. Buick and Chevy's …"
Aug 19, 2013
Brent Young replied to Andy's discussion Making soap
"Forgot to add site link. https://www.thesage.com/index.html"
Aug 17, 2013
Brent Young replied to Andy's discussion Making soap
"My wife and I make soap from time to time. It's a fun hobby the important part is making sure you mix the right Orontes of fats with the lye and water. This site has a ton of recipes and also a lye calculator. You just enter in the fat amounts…"
Aug 17, 2013
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Oh, it's a very tough car.  I love it.  But, honestly, the thing is like a swiss watch, it has so many intricate parts that work together, it's kind of ridiculous."
Aug 15, 2013
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Honestly, I'm in a tough spot at the moment when it comes to my state of employment.  When that gets squared away, I'll have more options."
Aug 15, 2013
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"I've been contemplating that.  Those things have huge trunks, good on gas and go forever and easy to maintain."
Aug 15, 2013
Nate Thallas replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"Boy, you really have to abuse a subbie to get it to the point you would consider getting rid of it. For what you are wanting, i might recommend a 05-10 Jeep Liberty. I have a 2012 myself, but that may be out of your price range. Rock solid, easy to…"
Aug 15, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"I'd get another dealership/shop. All of this stuff should have been easily caught and shouldn't have cost that much when caught. Learn the basics with the vehicle you have or get a second, much older, much cheaper vehicle that is very…"
Aug 15, 2013
Karl Helweg replied to Andy's discussion Would like some input on an automotive dilemma
"A used VW diesel.  I have had good experiences with these over the decades.  Stupidly good gas mileage.  I once touched 60mpg highway in a diesel Golf.  Tough, simple, reliable engines.  Can theoretically be converted to…"
Aug 15, 2013

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