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This shall be a lesson to you about winterizing your bike. Let's take it from the top. Drain that nasty ancient gas out of the tank AND out of the carburetor bowl(s). You want it completely gone, all of it. If you're lucky, you'll be able to use "carburetor & fuel injector cleaner" (the fuel additive, NOT the spray) to clean any new varnish out of the ...


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You don't want them to service it "perfectly"; it'd be prohibitively expensive, much more expensive than the scooter's replacement value. Sure, you'd have a nearly essentially brand-new scooter... but it'd still have some of the weaknesses of age and torture. Metal does fatigue over time, especially if it's subjected to rough use (you mentioned poor road ...


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There's a leak there somewhere - there are only two places where power steering fluid can go: where it's supposed to go, and where it's not. "Not" means outside of everything, onto the ground & into the air. There aren't any places where it can leak into any other fluid reservoir in the vehicle.


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"Maintenance Free" doesn't have anything to do with charging rate or charging frequency. "Maintenance Free" means that the manufacturer didn't provide any means of maintaining the water/acid level in the battery, which means that if a battery boils dry you can only replace it instead of refilling it yourself with water or acid, whichever is appropriate ...


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It probably means that the synchro which meshes the third gear is bad or going bad. The only fix for this is a rebuild or finding a used replacement for a cheaper alternative.


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Two common sources of water rushing noises are water in one or more of the doors and air in the cooling system causing gurgling in the heater core. For the doors, check the bottom edge of all doors including the lift gate. There are small rubber drains that allow water to drain when it rains. If they become clogged the doors begin to fill with water and can ...


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Since you're soliciting thoughts & suggestions... ...it's possible that your Pilot, which has unibody construction, has picked up some water inside its integrated frame, and you actually hear that water moving around inside the frame. I've had that happen before - in my case, a plastic plug was missing and when I drove through a large puddle the frame ...


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You need to look at the maximum rated towing weight for the car - this is the weight that car car can pull, and stop, safely (though not necessarily quickly or economically). I don't know about the US, but all manufacturers selling cars in the EU are required to calculate this, and stamp it on the VIN plate. This weight needs to be more than the maximum ...


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Get a Diesel pickup. They're much nicer these days than they were 20 years ago. Or something with at least a V6 engine and RWD.


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What's the tongue weight on that box trailer when it's loaded? From the configuration, I'm betting it's pretty seriously heavy. Might even be a chore to lift the tongue by hand when it's empty. Assuming that's the case, I'd lean pretty hard towards either a half-ton pickup or a full-sized van. I've towed a horse trailer configured like that box trailer ...


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Clutch disengages crankshaft movement from the gearbox. Crankshaft and part of the clutch assembly turn, other part of the clutch assembly, gearbox and wheel do not come along. Neutral gear disengages gears from each other inside the gearbox. Crankshaft, clutch assembly and part of the gearbox move, other part of the gearbox and wheel do not. So the two are ...


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I would remove the spark plugs and spray some lubricant into the cylinders. Use something like PB Blaster, SeaFoam, Liquid Wrench etc. Allow it to sit overnight. With the bike on the center stand, the ignition in "off", the transmission in gear rotate the back wheel to see if the motor will turn over. You should see some of the oil being pushed out of the ...


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Normally the cause of this is an expansion valve that will not open up fully because it is stuck. Your system looks like the second link that Paulster2 linked. The valve is way under the passenger dash and really painful to mess with. If you can't live with it as is, I would ensure there is sufficient freon in your system (probably is based on blowing cold ...



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