My SO and I have a 1999 Lexus ES 300 with low miles (ca. 80K). We use it mostly on the weekend for errands. The car is in more or less good driving condition, but parking on the streets and Boston winters are taking their toll cosmetically. Dealership recommended $5100 in repairs on its recent checkup--nearly the value of the car--and we're wondering which repairs are worthwhile, which are overpriced and should be done elsewhere, and which can be skipped. [more inside]
I realize this is an incredibly weird question. I'm having a total hip replacement, and I would like to keep the bones they take outta me. Is it possible the hospital will let me, or are there laws against this? I live in the U.S.
I have a few Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre glass pitchers with hermetic lids like this one and these, but one is missing a lid and the other lid is beginning to crack, after long wear. It seems like the factory does not sell replacement lids. Anyone else able to get replacement lids? If not, what have people done for a replacement?
I broke my friend's lamp and I am trying to find the closest possible replacement. [more inside]
So I have my father's father's retirement pocketwatch. My father gave it to me almost twenty years ago and it has never worked. Recently I pulled it out of the china cabinet and tried to fix it myself following some youtube tutorials. Unfortunately I forgot that I am clumsy and bad at not losing small things. Long story slightly longer, I lost/broke a couple pieces. At that point I took it to a jeweler/watchmaker and he could not fix my mistake. Now I'm wondering if I can just replace the entire internal mechanism of the watch while keeping the part that has my Grandpa's name on it. I'm having no luck finding anything online. [more inside]
My beloved cat died five months ago, and I miss him every day. A friend has a kitten she needs to find a home for, and asked if I would take him on, as she knew I would like another cat one day. I'm not sure. How do I tell if this is a good idea? [more inside]
How do I replace the hard drive in an Acer TravelMate 512T? [more inside]
Lands' End used to make what they called a heavyweight shirt. It was 100% cotton, tagless, fabric was a little coarse and it had a very satisfying weight. They also weren't too long and fit my somewhat-short torso well. They don't make it anymore! Do you know the shirts I'm talking about? Have you found a replacement?
The reminder bristles on my Sonicare brush head have already faded to the halfway point. Is it wise to continue using it until the 3-month mark or should I switch to the next unused brush head? [more inside]
My husband has a phone I'd like to replace as a gift for him, and I want to be sure I understand what I'm getting into. [more inside]
Thanks to Sandy, it'll be a couple of months before I have access to a gym. If I describe my usual barbell routine below the fold, can anyone recommend bodyweight exercises that target approximately the same muscles without any equipment? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for an iTunes replacement to sync podcasts with an Android phone. [more inside]
Help me identify these drawer runners so I can get replacements. [more inside]
Help me find this hinge off my kitchen cabinet- [more inside]
What internal Hard drive can I purchase for an iMac 20" G5 computer? [more inside]
I just received some replacement cam screws and locks from Ikea and the locks are plastic! Are all Ikea cam locks plastic now? Alternatively, do Billy bookcases come with plastic locks now? I bought mine years ago and they were metal. Picture of what a cam screw and lock look like in case they go by some other name I don't know
How do i talk to my doctor about switching my prescription from Vicodin(hydrocodone)/Tramadol to oxycodone? [more inside]
Help me find a specific wallpaper design to replace/repair missing sections. [more inside]
I have a Mandarina Duck trolley case - carry-on luggage for flying - and one of the wheels has broken. I am trying to find a replacement to buy and fit myself, but have had no luck to date. Can anyone please advise or help? Many thanks, Kevin
Livejournal is failing me. Help find a replacement? (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
Electronic transfers have not replaced checks in the United States to the same degree as in most other Western countries. What are the technical and cultural reasons underlying this?
Is the Nikon D7000 likely to be replaced this year? If so, how much cheaper will new D7000 bodies be after it happens? [more inside]
A few days ago the New York Times discontinued the New York Times Front Page podcast. Help me find a replacement. I'm looking for a short (5-10 minutes) podcast that gives a quick overview of the news of the day. [more inside]
I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
Need specific mac buying advice: I marinated my 2008 MacBook in coffee this morning and will likely need to replace it after work today or tomorrow. [more inside]
Replacing battery in an Acer Aspire One with one from a different Aspire One design? [more inside]
I want to make home-made insoles for my Vivo Barefoot boots. What material could I use that's non-cushioned and thin? [more inside]
Tell me how IUD replacement compares with first-time insertion of an IUD. [more inside]
What else can I do to help my dog with hip dysplasia? I've written a book inside. [more inside]
What's a reasonable price for having the engine of a 2004 Jeep Liberty replaced in Northern New Jersey? [more inside]
Shopping help - Need to find replacement glass lamp shade [more inside]
High-end boutique jeweler delivered a custom ring with an obvious inclusion in the stone. Another jeweler saw the ring, was very surprised and said I absolutely should expect a replacement of the stone. Help me approach/phrase the replacement request? [more inside]
Where can I get a new CPAP mask today, in NYC? Preferably downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn. [more inside]
I need to buy a replacement freewheel body, but I can't find anywhere that stocks it online. Other than calling around to every local bike store in the Bay Area, where could I find one? [more inside]
What's the best iPhone (3G specifically) battery replacement option? [more inside]
How can I fix the power jack on my HP dv6000? [more inside]
When does it make financial sense to replace a car? [more inside]
My 5.5 year old laptop is about to give up the ghost - can you point me in the right direction for a new one? [more inside]
I think I lost my Verizon phone. I had the same phone for the past 3 years, and I know that I was due for a new one for the past year. I do not have insurance, not that I know of at least. So, how do I go about replacing this phone? I am so confused... Will I have to pay for the new phone? (I am from another country, so I still do not fully understand how the cell phone stuff works here.)
My 2004 Tiburon GT SE needs a clutch replacement but I can't decide if putting that much money into the car is worth it. How much can I expect to pay a mechanic to perform the work? I'm guessing in the $1K range but I don't know. And if so, does it make sense to put that money into car that's almost 8 years old? I bought it used a few years ago and still owe $5K on it, so dumping it isn't an option. It has only 54K miles and is otherwise in very good condition. How should I proceed?
Can I replace an entire car door & fender on the cheap with junkyard parts and parts ordered online? [more inside]
My house needs new windows. I do not want the traditional window salesman vinyl. Every home renovation board seems to be geared to step 17 (this brand, this thing) in the process. And every window sales place feels scamtastic. What's step 1 to getting the windows I need? [more inside]
Going overseas in 4 and both by debit and credit card stopped working. Can I get a replacement or open a new account and get a card in time in Australia? [more inside]
I broke my smartphone, what should I do? [more inside]
Getting ready to replace a hard drive. Am I missing anything? [more inside]
Where can I get a replacement A1242 transistor? [more inside]
Did I break my washing machine? [more inside]
My headlight in my 2003 Civic Hybrid went out. Before I knew it my father had purchased a new bulb and attempted to replace it. The report: he had to unplug the battery to reach the headlight apparatus (?!) so now my anti-theft radio will no longer play (because why would anyone want to steal a Honda if the dinky factory-installed radio doesn't work?!). Furthermore the light he got was the wrong kind so my headlight has not even been fixed. So I've looked up the details on resetting the radio and I need to take it to the dealership to get it reset. I am hoping this won't cost anything but, since my light hasn't been replaced, should I just get the headlight bulb replaced there as well? Has anyone bothered getting this done at the dealership or should I just attempt to replace the light myself after I've brought it back from getting the radio fixed?
Replacement for water-logged iPhone via Internet? [more inside]