I’m hearing a clicking or tapping noise from the engine in my 2010 Honda Pilot, with 110,000 miles. The valves have never been adjusted, nor has the timing belt been replaced (I know it’s time). I understand that when an engine’s valves get noisy, they are in need of adjustment. But I have also heard that when valves get tight, that is when they need adjustment. So which explanation is right and why, and how much should I pay for a valve adjustment? — Gordon … [Read more...] about Valuable valve knowledge for a V-6 Honda engine
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While they talked, Tina was wheeled into the isolation room, where 10 nurses, techs and a cardiologist, scrubbed and sterile, crowded around her. Tubes ran in and around her body, monitors blinked on each side. A ventilation tube ran down her throat and she lay still, very still. Beverly and Darren slipped up to the window quietly. Darren gently rubbed Beverly's shoulders, while she hugged her stomach. … [Read more...] about Tina’s Heart
An hour later, after scanning the base of the wall on my hands and knees, I found my ring. Relief flooded over me as I returned it to my neck, threading it directly onto my necklace—sans knot. Lesson learned. When tying the knot—from girth hitch to husband—make sure it’s done with integrity and purpose, or you might lose something beautiful. … [Read more...] about That One Time: Diamond in the Rough
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes. The results published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, suggest the combo pill can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Experts say the study may draw U.S. interest to a strategy that has been seen as useful only in places with limited access to medical care. less … [Read more...] about Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?