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      I still use my car's cd player rather often. It's...

      I still use my car's cd player rather often. It's rare I get the chance to charge my phone at work, and I need it.

      Bluetooth drains too much battery life for me to use unless I know I'll have a...
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      The sandstorm took out the radiator and...

      The sandstorm took out the radiator and intercooler too? :eek:

      That must have been one hell of a storm.



      I'm not so sure about that. From what it sounds like so far they will be replacing...
    3. Working as a contractor sucks hard. You would...

      Working as a contractor sucks hard.

      You would likely make less because of all the additional taxes you will pay.
    4. That seems very strange to me. There are tools...

      That seems very strange to me. There are tools specifically made for replacing one piece balance shaft bearings.

      And you have to ask yourself, if you can not get a bearing into that engine, how...
    5. I prefer most places don't mess with it. Most of...

      I prefer most places don't mess with it. Most of the cars are black and many people don't know how to treat black paint (including some of the crappier detailers out there).

      In my experience with...
    6. Good god. It's hard to believe that was the work...

      Good god. It's hard to believe that was the work of a professional mechanic. And a specialty shop on top of it?!?

      I wonder what they quoted him for. If the engine is as bad as you say they should...
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      On a whim I drove 250 miles/4 hours each way to a...

      On a whim I drove 250 miles/4 hours each way to a beach I hadn't been to in awhile. Got a hot dog, ate it on said beach and drove back home.
    8. That will be a detailing nightmare.

      That will be a detailing nightmare.
    9. Not that i've noticed, but there is always a...

      Not that i've noticed, but there is always a visible police presence. During big events they are everywhere.
    10. They should have been reground, but they wouldn't...

      They should have been reground, but they wouldn't have been replaced unless visibly damaged. Replacing all the valves any time you rebuild a head would be very wasteful and potentially expensive...
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      I think everyone is just trying to get all their...

      I think everyone is just trying to get all their big recalls out while the heat is focused on GM.
    12. Thread: Free time

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      I have to admit, I have very nerdy hobbies. Most...

      I have to admit, I have very nerdy hobbies. Most people's eyes begin to glaze over when I talk about them.

      I enjoy playing around with micro controllers and plcs. I like to build my own little...
    13. They clearly didn't do an emissions test, so I...

      They clearly didn't do an emissions test, so I doubt they checked the light.

      A quick google says cars driven less than 5,000 miles/year are exempt from the emissions part of the test. So I would...
    14. Other than personal enjoyment the only advantages...

      Other than personal enjoyment the only advantages I would still attribute to manuals is the ease of maintenance (occasional drain and refill) and rebuild/replacement cost.

      But that doesn't matter...
    15. I don't see Mercury as a possibility unless they...

      I don't see Mercury as a possibility unless they want a name only deal. Its only been a couple years; I'm sure there is still plenty of technology in them they wouldn't want to share.
    16. I didn't realize such engines still existed until...

      I didn't realize such engines still existed until I saw some of the answers.

      I have never seen any modern engines that had iron heads. I guess I just haven't been lucky enough to run into one yet.
    17. That is why I always carry when I (rarely) go to...

      That is why I always carry when I (rarely) go to Detroit. The only decent place left there is downtown around all the theaters & stadiums.

      It's sad really, downtown is pretty nice, but its...
    18. Isn't that the truth. The city roads where I live...

      Isn't that the truth. The city roads where I live are bad. But some of the county and state roads are impassable (they have had to close sections off) in some places. Even the news is blasting the...
    19. That purely depends on how often you practice....

      That purely depends on how often you practice. There are people that are extremely good shots with pistols. I'm an excellent shot with rifles, decent with revolvers, and poor (compared to some) with...
    20. I don't see why it should be. I have never...

      I don't see why it should be. I have never answered the phone while driving, and have no intentions to start. Adding mandatory bluetooth would just add another unnecessary feature to drive up car...
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