From: Scott in Florida on 14 Oct 2007 16:28
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 13:49:45 -0500, clifto <clifto(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Scott in Florida wrote:
>> I personally don't do business with Target.
>> They kicked out the bell ringers at Christmas time a few years ago.
>> Any enterprise that has no use for the Salvation Army gets none of my
>I don't think you and I are the only ones. The Target stores within easy
>distance from my house are almost always sparsely populated.
It is too bad, really. I like Target...but damend if I will give them
one red cent till they relent on the Salvation Army.
Scott in Florida
From: rantonrave on 14 Oct 2007 19:32
Nate Nagel wrote:
>I haven't had issues with their tools, although I am still at a loss as
>to how to exchange broken sockets; HD store reps are no help.
Only Kmart has given me problems with hand tool warranties, with their
now-defunct Benchtop hand tools, but Home Depot replaced at least 3
of my Husky sockets without complaint. What problem did you
>Which reminds me, time to get some new screwdrivers... (Craftsman
>screwdrivers seem to only last a couple years when working on old/rusty
>vehicles, the ends twist and/or handles fail)
Sears has a better line of Craftsman tools, called Craftsman
Industrial or Craftsman Professional, and those screwdrivers do last
longer than regular Craftsman.
From: hls on 14 Oct 2007 21:40
"Built_Well" <built_well_toyota(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> That's what I thought. I've thought for years that the need to balance
> tires is rare, but then one of the techs at Walmart the other day was
> telling me that I should have the tires balanced every other rotation,
> because tires easily become unbalanced, like from dips into potholes and
> other reasons.
There are more than one modality involved with vibrational issues with
If you hit a pothole and damage a tire, you may induce vibration because
you have changed the rotational symmetry of the tire. (What used to be round
is now eggshaped)
You will probably never be able to apply weights and help this sort of
even though it be able to bring the tire/wheel into static or dynamic
From: Bruce L. Bergman on 15 Oct 2007 02:43
On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 20:28:05 GMT, Scott in Florida
>On Sun, 14 Oct 2007 13:49:45 -0500, clifto <clifto(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>Scott in Florida wrote:
>>> I personally don't do business with Target.
>>> They kicked out the bell ringers at Christmas time a few years ago.
>>> Any enterprise that has no use for the Salvation Army gets none of my
>>I don't think you and I are the only ones. The Target stores within easy
>>distance from my house are almost always sparsely populated.
>It is too bad, really. I like Target...but damend if I will give them
>one red cent till they relent on the Salvation Army.
Psst! They did. Amazing what happens after a publicly traded
corporation gets a bunch of bad publicity...
--<< Bruce >>--
From: Built_Well on 15 Oct 2007 07:59
For about a year, I've never noticed
a change in the coolant level of the
reservoir. Long ago, I marked the level with
a pen, and I've never seen it deviate from that mark.
But after the dealership replaced the Mobil 1
with the Pennzoil Platinum, I noticed the next day
that the coolant level had dipped by about 3/4 of an inch.
So I marked the new lower level with a pen.
I'm not sure what has caused the change in coolant
level, which used to be constant for the last
year. Maybe it was the change in oil brands,
or maybe it was that the oil tech put
in exactly 4 quarts of Pennzoil Platinum
this time whereas, in the past, he had always
put in at least 4.25 quarts of Mobil 1. The
last time, it was more like 4.4 quarts.
He always returned the unused oil to me, so
I know how much oil was put in each time. I added an extra 0.25
quarts of oil to see if that would return the reservoir's coolant
level to the first pen mark, but it didn't.
I also see that the reservoir's coolant level
also varies now depending on if the engine
is cold or hot. At cold startup, the coolant
level is always lower by about a half-inch than
at hot shutdown.
But the cold startup level is 3/4-inch lower than
it used to be. And I don't think the level used
to vary with the engine's temperature.