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  1. Your truck custom, but I would pass on the free Mobil oil. To new, to expensive of a truck to not use Amsoil OE after the UOA. Our vehicles get used harder than most due to mountain driving, pulling grades and colder temps. It has been 45 here the last 3 mornings.
  2. I have known about Amsoil for years, just wouldn't pay the price. Now having used it I believe it's worth every penny.
  3. Bought a Milton hose reel, good quality. 2760-50D https://www.miltonindustries.com/milton-2760-50d-steel-dual-arm-auto-retractable-air-hose-reel-3-8-x-50-ft-rubber-hose-300-max-psi Acme tools best price https://www.acmetools.com/milton-2760-50d-steel-dual-arm-auto-retractable-air-hose-reel-3-8in-x-50-ft-rubber-hose-300-max-psi-2760-50d/030937322111.html Really like the air swivel design and you can get a repair kit for it. https://www.miltonindustries.com/hose-reels/hose-reel-replacement-part It was $204 with shipping from Acme Tools.
  4. The cord size will be determined by the amp draw. Long runs go next size up. If you are going to use all of the 9000 watts at 120 volts = 75 amps. Take the total watts you will be using and divide by 120 volts = amps. Don't forget motor start demand like on your fridge and freezer. Amperage Capacities for Standard Non-Metallic (NM) Cable 16-gauge wire 13 amps 14-gauge wire 15 amps 12-gauge wire 20 amps 10-gauge wire 30 amps 8-gauge wire 40 amps 6-gauge wire 55 amps 4-gauge wire 70 amps 3-gauge wire 85 amps 2-gauge wire 95 amps WIRE SIZING CHARTS Maximum Ampacities for Wire The table below shows allowable ampacities of conductors (wires) in conduit, raceway, cable or directly buried, in an ambient temperature of 30°C (86°F). National Electrical Code (NEC) allows rounding up cable ampacity to next size standard fuse or breaker. For ambient temperatures above 30°C (86°F), multiply the allowable ampacities shown at right by the correction factor listed under the insulation temperature rating below.
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    They will have to take my gas vehicles just like my firearms.
  6. The cost of dies to stamp these wouldn't be cheap. Then a machine to do it. Good idea but not practical.
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    High End Audio

    I have done some more tweaking and added a second subwoofer. I'm calling it done.
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    Well fellas we can chew the fat on this until the cows come home. It is what it is. No big deal when I consider a friend was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. Might have 5 years and 52 years young.
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    $5.10 in our small town, regular 85 octane.
  10. Oil and filters are cheap compared to vehicle cost and motor replacement. Just don't get pushing oil to the limit.
  11. I believe the 1 quart markings on the dip stick have been a standard for years. Dots, hash marks etc. equals 1 quart.
  12. I will avoid engines with turbos as long as I can.
  13. Are you saying use solar panels to charge a car battery, then a use a converter hooked to the car battery to power your fridge? If so won't work. Educate yourself on solar power.
  14. Cost is the biggest factor. I went down this rabbit hole. First you should decide what you want to power during an outage. This determines the size of the backup power you need. The cheapest way I found was to buy an appropriate sized gas or propane/natural gas generator. Then have your electrical service panel modified to run the circuits you want off the generator. Generac wanted $10 K for an auto switch whole house system with a propane generator. We are on propane. I decided 4 circuits in my service panel would need to be powered during an outage. 1 light circuit, 1 plug circuit (refrigerator), heat and water. We need to power a pump for water. I could have done this myself for $1500-$2000 using a gas backup generator. When there is a power outage you pull out the generator and plug it into the service panel. Solar would be expensive. Used to have an off grid home. I decided against it, I will take my chances. We have wood heat sources. A friend of mine set up a system using a gas generator and extension cords. The furnace has a pigtail installed to power it. Lights and fridge plug into extension cords.
  15. You're entitled to your opinion poki.
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    We don't suffer from poverty, it's the principal. Same food 30 miles away is still the same price after Covid, our local joint was the same price before Covid. They just re-opened and raised prices. Gas prices have always been higher in our town than a town 30 miles away. Doesn't cost 20 plus cents a gallon more to haul it 30 miles. I only buy gas local when necessary.
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    They all promise the world in their campaign speeches but few come through.
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    Off subject so excuse me. A restaurant in our small town re-opened recently after the Covid. Prices are up %30-%40 from pre- Covid. Won't be going there anymore.
  19. We all have choices. Drug addicts, alcoholics etc. Obesity included. A lot of people take the easy way or look for someone to fix their problems. If the will is there it can be overcome. FACT. Homelessness is a choice also. I'm not homeless, an addict or an alcoholic by choice. I worked hard to get where I'm at like many others have. So I have no pity for the ones who haven't figured it out. I'll shut up because I could say things that will rub some people the wrong way.
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    $4.98 here. Went up yesterday from $4.49.
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