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by theholycow
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 172
Views: 26503

Re: Honest Engines

Made me think that we ought to draw straws at work and loser (Winner?) has to drive through the flock without slowing or swerving to avoid hitting them. After a while, they will all move to the backcountry to get away from the crazy city drivers. The large 50mph main road near my house has a sectio...
by theholycow
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: RomPirate's new-new-new-new car

RomPirate wrote:Also, the waterpump gasket is phallic in nature.
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Looks like something the Navy would draw in the sky with an airplane. :lol:
by theholycow
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54656
Views: 943208

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

It is partly a crud buildup issue and partly an issue of newer heavier software updates weighing down old hardware, like with a PC. Wiping the phone will improve it. I haven't yet seen a crapware cleaner app that's up to the task.
by theholycow
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

Stop/Start has been on modern production vehicles for probably a decade and a half, though it's becoming more common now obviously. For 2004-2007 , GM had an interesting hybrid half ton pickup. It was not the relatively common design that they offered from 2009 on. It was basically just a Stop/Start...
by theholycow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54656
Views: 943208

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

My original public opinion here for SUV's that didn't have AWD was "uninformed buys" In the past a 2WD SUV was pretty pointless and usually just for vanity (with some exceptions for heavy towing with truck-based SUVs). These days the SUV/crossover is most of what's available on the market...
by theholycow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54656
Views: 943208

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

i assume she's considering an SUV/CUV with having a family in mind, or maybe otherwise carrying lots of awkward stuff (skool supplies??) around?? she might very well be better off looking at minivans with their bigger space and passenger carrying capabilities. the small SUVs/CUVs may be cheaper tha...
by theholycow
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Warranty Wars
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Warranty Wars

In this case, the thing is Mitsubishi has no cumpunction to come up with a permanent fix for any of the issues that crop up - if the exhaust manifolds are cracking, they will crack every model year until that engine goes out of production. Kinda like every Cavalier you ever saw had a muffler that w...
by theholycow
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Warranty Wars
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Warranty Wars

he runs, not walks, the the junkyard to look for a replacement part, because many Mitsubish engines, from multiple model years, will exhibit the same failure mode and the junkyards will get picked clean of cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, camshafts, whatever it is that needs to be replaced. Altho...
by theholycow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54656
Views: 943208

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

If your CD has hard to replace music you might want to convert it and store the original safely...then if you still prefer the CD medium, burn a copy to play.
by theholycow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54656
Views: 943208

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

For those purposes it's not like there aren't options, though probably nothing as simple and neat as the old fashioned portable jukebox device. An inactivated smartphone (or even dumbphone for that matter) with a big microSD card is an effective device. Make sure it's sdxc compatible and slap in a 5...
by theholycow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Warranty Wars
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Warranty Wars

He's not wrong. It's exceedingly rare for those bits to wear out or fail like that. Most cars go to the junkyard with that stuff still good for another zillion miles. That's why I sometimes rant against the machine in "gotta do 3,000 mile oil changes with 300 dollar oil and filter" discuss...
by theholycow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1445
Views: 73584

Re: Random Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1MehhS4GIw DUDE! OEM electric cutouts, basically? How do they achieve 4 levels of adjustment? Dual mufflers, with options routing to both, one, or none, plus a route that bypasses a resonator? Or maybe something with exhaust valve timing is part of it? Maybe the muff...
by theholycow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1445
Views: 73584

Re: Random Videos

I remember being mad jelly over the Manta's fuel injection - carbureted vehicles had a lot of driveability issues back then what with emissions and fuel economy tuning. A fellow student in my combustions class said that, even in the dead of winter, all she had to do was twist the ignition key to st...
by theholycow
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Warranty Wars
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Warranty Wars

I used to like long factory warranties and buying longer extended warranties for that security blanket feeling...then I found that they never cover the broken thing I expected to be covered, and meanwhile they limit how I can enjoy the car for fear of running afoul of the warranty's requirements. No...

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