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    Tundra oil change.

    One time we did an oil change and the next day the girl's engine seized on her way to work. The tow truck driver got underneath and said the plug and filter were fine and no leaks, and the mechanic shop pulled the plug and nothing came out, which had us all thinking our tech didn't add the new oil. I went to the shop and pulled the video which clearly showed everything had been done correctly and the tech even showed her the dipstick with her final oil level at the end of the oil change. After going the rounds with her parents it finally came out that her neighbor had watched the girl's boyfriend drain the oil the night after the oil change in hopes that we'd be buying her a new car. The crew at the store was never so happy to have everything on video because it would've cost them over a year worth of bonuses.
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    Tundra oil change.

    What year is your Tundra and did you or the "lot lizard" look for oil dripping by the oil filter? Tundras, Tacomas, and 4Runners with a canister style filter instead of the old spin-on style are notorious for O-ring failures and it doesn't take long to dump several quarts of oil when it happens. When I was an area manager for Valvoline Instant Oil Change I dealt with several cases where they lost almost all the oil shortly after an oil change. If it makes you feel any better we never had one destroy a motor but dang it made everyone nervous. The lab is always going to find metal shavings in an oil sample so I wouldn't put too much importance on that, but if something does go wrong having lab results will strengthen your case if it goes to court. Get the letter saying they accept responsibility, pay attention to the truck and see how it goes. I had to laugh at the comment about getting new wipers and then the AC not working is your fault - I had things like that happen all the time. One person we had never seen before came in for a free windshield washer refill and a month later tried to blame a 10 year old bad battery on us. Some people just have to try I guess.
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    Colorado deputy escaped the jaws of a mountain lion

    Just saw a PR stating the lion tested positive for rabies. It was a 91 pound male that appeared to be otherwise in good health, and the incident started in a RV park near the a river corridor when the cat attacked unprovoked while two gentlemen were trying to have a conversation.
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    2020 az archery mule deer

    Nice buck and thanks for sharing the story and pics!
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    OnXmaps AZ GPS chip - $60

    Would you be interested in trading for a Utah chip?
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    Too late for the muley rut?

    A few pics from last week.
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    Too late for the muley rut?

    Well I came, I saw, and I did not conquer 🤣 Had a really good time, saw some nice bucks, only went after a couple, and it just didn't come together. Saw a little bit of everything rut wise. Saw does without bucks, does with little bucks that weren't even sniffing around, mixed groups of does and multiple bucks of different ages, big bucks locked down on a single doe, mature bucks cruising, and mature bucks alone just being deer. I think I'd have preferred to be a little earlier but I'm not disappointed by any means. Gonna have to try getting back down in December I really appreciate all the feedback and I'm grateful to get to come spend time in your beautiful state.
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    Too late for the muley rut?

    Hitting the road in the morning, thanks for the info and pics. Can't wait to get there.
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    Too late for the muley rut?

    That's encouraging, thanks to all who replied!
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    Too late for the muley rut?

    Well I wasn't sure it was going to happen, but I finally got everything in place to let me come down for archery deer from Jan 10-19 and I'm probably headed to somewhere in 31/32/33/37's. . Based on what I see on CWT and Instagram, it seems like the rut started early this year. Am I going to miss it?
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    Kodiak canvas 12x9 deluxe

    PM inbound
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    Let's talk generators for travel trailers

    I've got a Champion with remote start and it was great until the automatic choke started having trouble. It still runs great but about 90% of the time I'll have to go start it manually adjusting the choke by hand... I had my doubts about their customer service given the budget price point but maybe I should look into it. Either way, I like mine, the only reason I'd consider something else is if it was a lot quieter.
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    2005 F150 4x4

    I think you'll like it - I had an '06 with the 5.4L. The only problems were the master window switch and a vacuum leak causing the hubs to partially engage and get torn up which were both well known. The window switch issue can often be solved by pulling the switch and cleaning the contact points. The engine never had an issue - never messed with the original spark plugs from 56,000 to 141,000 miles and maybe lost 0.2 mpg over that time. I replaced it with an '08 with a 4.6L which I also liked a lot and now I have '12 with the Ecoboost and it's ridiculously awesome.
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    WTB Remington sendero 7mm

    There are usually half a dozen used and new on GunBroker.com if you strike out locally.
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    I assume you don't have any preference points so you should take time to check out the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website or one of the various draw odds resources and find hunts that you can draw with 0 points as a first choice. From that list you can narrow it down. I don't like posting specific units on public threads but there are quite a few that would work.