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Old 10-22-2004, 03:38 AM   #1
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So I went to checker this evening to get stuff to change my oil tonight before I go out of town tommorw. So I walk in, decided to try out the K&N oil filter, $10....Great Oil Pressure improvement. Pick up 5 quarts of Valvoline 10-40 Dura blend, $3 a quart...No big deal.....Then i decided I hate taking my oil plug out all the time....So I picked up that fram plug and hose deal....Looks like it should work rather nice....$15. Starting to get a lil price. Then I found myself in the head light isle.....Found silverstars, ended up gettin highs lows and fogs....Highs and lows...$47 a pair ($47 x 2) and the fogs were $40 a pair. Then the guy workin talked me into this Meguiars plastic compound for lenses, $10. God I just can't go in those kinda stores anymore...I'm not gonna be able to afford to live if this keeps up......hahaha Anyone else have a problem with goin to the parts star and getting a bunch of stuff you really don't need?

But I do find the the SilverStars were well worth there money, and that meguiars stuff works WONDERS on the lenses.
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Heh I once went to a parts store for a switch. I walked out with a water pump, a 180 thermo, a front transmission mount, a bag of rags and all the gaskets and solvents to complete the jobs. Whatever you do, Don't go into one of those places bored!
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haha I don't usually have a big problem with that. I'm usually in a hurry to get whatever it is I'm doing done...but if there'* a line I'll hang out until it gets shorter and thats when I get spendy
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Easy fix: don't have any money. That'* how I do it..


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Well I normally don't...but I had some laying around from a side job I did for a friend. Imagine that, it all went to the parts store....Dang it
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Easy fix: don't have any money. That'* how I do it..


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so true
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180? Thats nothing. It gets bad when it starts tallying up near the 1000 range.
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I was all ready to do brembo'* ceramic pads etc.... Shipping for brembos was about 70 bux.... I can get two premium OEM rotors for that price so no....

I can't wait to do my oil now with my fram sure drain..... Heck you could almost do it in a parking lot then I think...
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went in for:

oil and K&N filter

also came out with

my clean auto dry
eagle one tire and rim cleaner
windshield wiper fluid
mequirs gold class wax
and a new set of wrenches for the oil change.

total: 85 dollars.
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Easy fix: don't have any money. That'* how I do it..


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Thats how I do it every time! I find about $200 worth of things that I want, and buy the $3 worth that I can afford.

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