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We just went through this with stepsons Kia.
Their procedure is-
1.Bring it in and they'll top off the oil.
2. Drive it 1000 miles and bring it back.
3. They check it again and ig it's a quart or more down, Kia will replace the engine.

Problem is, if you go 10050 miles they make you do the test again...and if your stepson doesn't get it done in a timely fashion, he passes the warranty mileage and they say, "too bad, so sad".
Then, your stepson drives it dry and blows up his ride at 90k miles.

Well, your results may vary, but that was my experience.
 
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A man died in a moose attack in Homer Sunday, Alaska State Troopers said.

The circumstances of the attack — as well as the exact location — were not immediately clear as of Sunday.

Troopers received a report around 11:50 a.m. about a man attacked by a cow moose in Homer, according to an online statement. Medics as well as troopers from Anchor Point responded to the incident.

The man died on the scene, troopers said.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2024/05/19/man-dies-in-homer-moose-attack-troopers-report/

Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

A 70-year-old Alaska man who was attempting to take photos of two newborn moose calves was attacked and killed by their mother, authorities said Monday.

The man killed Sunday was identified as Dale Chorman of Homer, said Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

The female moose had recently given birth to the calves in Homer.

“As they were walking through the brush looking for the moose, that’s when the cow moose attacked Dale,” McDaniel said.

The attack happened as the two were running away, he said. The second man, who has not been publicly identified, was uninjured.

That person did not witness the attack, so authorities cannot say if the moose killed Chorman by kicking or stomping him, or a combination.

Medics pronounced Chorman dead at the scene. The cow moose left the area, Alaska State Troopers said in an online post.

In 1995, a moose stomped a 71-year-old man to death when he was trying to enter a building on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Witnesses said students had been throwing snowballs and harassing the moose and its calf for hours, and the animals were agitated when the man tried to walk past them.

https://apnews.com/article/moose-kills-alaska-man-photograph-calves-3b4aae076c5e29a5d59da9644052cb12
 
@Blackjack

A man died in a moose attack in Homer Sunday, Alaska State Troopers said.

The circumstances of the attack — as well as the exact location — were not immediately clear as of Sunday.

Troopers received a report around 11:50 a.m. about a man attacked by a cow moose in Homer, according to an online statement. Medics as well as troopers from Anchor Point responded to the incident.

The man died on the scene, troopers said.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2024/05/19/man-dies-in-homer-moose-attack-troopers-report/

Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

A 70-year-old Alaska man who was attempting to take photos of two newborn moose calves was attacked and killed by their mother, authorities said Monday.

The man killed Sunday was identified as Dale Chorman of Homer, said Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

The female moose had recently given birth to the calves in Homer.

“As they were walking through the brush looking for the moose, that’s when the cow moose attacked Dale,” McDaniel said.

The attack happened as the two were running away, he said. The second man, who has not been publicly identified, was uninjured.

That person did not witness the attack, so authorities cannot say if the moose killed Chorman by kicking or stomping him, or a combination.

Medics pronounced Chorman dead at the scene. The cow moose left the area, Alaska State Troopers said in an online post.

In 1995, a moose stomped a 71-year-old man to death when he was trying to enter a building on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Witnesses said students had been throwing snowballs and harassing the moose and its calf for hours, and the animals were agitated when the man tried to walk past them.

https://apnews.com/article/moose-kills-alaska-man-photograph-calves-3b4aae076c5e29a5d59da9644052cb12

The Moose have been particularly grumpy this year. Also does not help that folks up here are not being very smart lately either. It is almost like the morons that visit Yellowstone have taken residence up here especially in Homer.
 
The Moose have been particularly grumpy this year. Also does not help that folks up here are not being very smart lately either. It is almost like the morons that visit Yellowstone have taken residence up here especially in Homer.

I was on a hike near Eagle River and ended up within very close proximity to a moose, like 10 yards. It was an experience but I was looking for calves and saw none so we were lucky in that respect.

We were able to keep trees between us and we didn’t move, or breath.
 
I was on a hike near Eagle River and ended up within very close proximity to a moose, like 10 yards. It was an experience but I was looking for calves and saw none so we were lucky in that respect.

We were able to keep trees between us and we didn’t move, or breath.

There is always talk about bears up here and they are a concern. But it is far more likely that you will have a moose encounter and there is nothing more concerning than a Bull during the rut and a Cow during and after calving.


I bet with all the negative coverage of this that the charges quietly go away soon.
 
Wow! Unless something happened before that off camera, that detective did some serious embellishing in the arrest report you posted…
 
Wow! Unless something happened before that off camera, that detective did some serious embellishing in the arrest report you posted…

Nothing like making all the people that thought "defund the police" was a dumb idea reconsider.
 
One guy replied that its normal for it to go through 2-3 quarts every 2k-3k miles.

I'm a little late here, but GM finds that acceptable in whatever engine is in the ~2012 Equinox. It has been such an ongoing issues that GM has released several TSBs stating .5 to 1.5 qt/1000 miles is "normal" and not a warranty issue. :sneaky: It's been awhile since I've been around one, but IIRC, the programmed oil change interval is 7,000 miles and the engine only holds 4.5 qts. She ain't gonna make it. :LOL:
 
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