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Honda also wants you to buy a new bike every 50K miles or so, so things that would allow bikes to pass the 100K mark probably aren't appreciated

Me Flushy. It's just one less thing I gotta worry about on my vehicles if they get a good flush every 5-10 years.

How else ya gonna keep old critters running at their best for decades??

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Honda also wants you to buy a new bike every 50K miles or so, so things that would allow bikes to pass the 100K mark probably aren't appreciated <img src="https://www.hondashadow.net/forum/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

Me Flushy. It's just one less thing I gotta worry about on my vehicles if they get a good flush every 5-10 years.

How else ya gonna keep old critters running at their best for decades??
Love your Duster! First car I bought at the ripe old age of 14 was a 1976 Feather Duster. Brought it home nd tore it apart apart in the diveway, always loved the Mopar A bodies. As for the bikes, my '84 VT500C is still going strong and I've never even checked the oil. I know better but it's a Honda and keeps on ticking


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Love your Duster! First car I bought at the ripe old age of 14 was a 1976 Feather Duster. Brought it home nd tore it apart apart in the diveway, always loved the Mopar A bodies. As for the bikes, my '84 VT500C is still going strong and I've never even checked the oil. I know better but it's a Honda and keeps on ticking
Mine was a '72 360 at 16, nowadays I'd say that's probably the WORST thing you could give a teen, a car capable of 155 in a 45...but it was GLORIOUS for a few years!!

Just glad I didn't get myself killed in the process...which nearly happened late one night on a wet, rainy Tennesee highway...it ended up at a junkyard in Three Rivers after a particularly nasty crash caused by the driver's side front tire blowing at 70mph on I-40...had just slowed down from 100 because something didn't feel right, and then it blew tread, started sliding towards the median...saw a pair of semi's headed down the road the other way, so turned into the slide, then out...but at that point the highway made a left, and I went over the side & down the hill, uprooting saplings for a few hundred yards. Missed a big concrete culvert by inches...according to the THP Officer who saw me go off the road there, nobody else had ever survived it due to hitting the culvert...so he took his time going to the next exit and coming back (he was following the two semi's)...he was parked by my tire tracks writing up a report when I finished climbing up the side of the hill. After my Duster was winched out, the front bumper was three feet higher than stock...bent frame. Engine was still good, so sold the whole shebang to the tow truck driver, and missed it terribly...but had a reminder for awhile...a nice Plymouth steering wheel emblem bruise pressed into my chest when the seatbelt broke on the way down the hill.

Now I want one of the new Challengers...in Blue, with Chrome accents! But I think the wife will end up with a new Minivan first

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Love your Duster! First car I bought at the ripe old age of 14 was a 1976 Feather Duster. Brought it home nd tore it apart apart in the diveway, always loved the Mopar A bodies. As for the bikes, my '84 VT500C is still going strong and I've never even checked the oil. I know better but it's a Honda and keeps on ticking
Mine was a '72 360 at 16, nowadays I'd say that's probably the WORST thing you could give a teen, a car capable of 155 in a 45...but it was GLORIOUS for a few years!! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/HondaShadow_net_2015/smilies/tango_face_devil.png[/IMG]

Just glad I didn't get myself killed in the process...which nearly happened late one night on a wet, rainy Tennesee highway...it ended up at a junkyard in Three Rivers after a particularly nasty crash caused by the driver's side front tire blowing at 70mph on I-40...had just slowed down from 100 because something didn't feel right, and then it blew tread, started sliding towards the median...saw a pair of semi's headed down the road the other way, so turned into the slide, then out...but at that point the highway made a left, and I went over the side & down the hill, uprooting saplings for a few hundred yards. Missed a big concrete culvert by inches...according to the THP Officer who saw me go off the road there, nobody else had ever survived it due to hitting the culvert...so he took his time going to the next exit and coming back (he was following the two semi's)...he was parked by my tire tracks writing up a report when I finished climbing up the side of the hill. After my Duster was winched out, the front bumper was three feet higher than stock...bent frame. Engine was still good, so sold the whole shebang to the tow truck driver, and missed it terribly...but had a reminder for awhile...a nice Plymouth steering wheel emblem bruise pressed into my chest when the seatbelt broke on the way down the hill.

Now I want one of the new Challengers...in Blue, with Chrome accents! But I think the wife will end up with a new Minivan first <img src="https://www.hondashadow.net/forum/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
I really wanted a Challenger but with the wifey and 2 kids I settled for a 300. Now i dream of Hellcats
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The water pump is on the lower left side. Get a cheap stethoscope from Harbor Freight to pin point the sound. Or even a few feet of hose held up to your ear.
"Or even a few feet of hose held up to your ear" How does that work?
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Hose works fine if you don't have a stethoscope handy. Plug up one ear and hold the hose to the other ear. It concentrates the sound as it eliminates other background sounds.

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I really wanted a Challenger but with the wifey and 2 kids I settled for a 300. Now i dream of Hellcats
I look at it this way, the Challenger will hold 'em...
the twins are almost 8, so leg room isn't a real issue yet
the trunk on a Challenger is HUGE, so it'll pack out well for weekend trips!

And yeah...would love a Hellcat, but those definitely aren't in the budget
unless I hit the Lottery

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