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Old 08-26-2016, 01:25 PM   #26541
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Joe, if you can drive to the west burbs... Game on! You are more than welcome at mi casa.
I believe that I shall take you up on that offer.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:57 PM   #26542
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Joe, if you can drive to the west burbs... Game on! You are more than welcome at mi casa.
There are a few MT.netters in the suburbs, plus a pretty vibrant overall Miata community in the area. Become a member of Windy City Miata Club for $35/yr. WCMC is one of the largest Miata clubs in the country. We (MT) or general Miata community will take care of you.

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Old 08-26-2016, 02:43 PM   #26543
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The Charger police cars are suffering from premature lower front suspension bushing failure from what I understand. Replacement bushings are expensive because they come with the whole arm. But then some 3 series Bimmers are the same way.
IME Chryslers are known for that. My '04 PT Cruiser GT needed several bushings before 40k miles. Aunt's Pacifica needed, well, EVERYTHING around 100k miles. They use very soft bushings that don't last.

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so the chrystler 200 is a pile?
shame, cause IMHO it looks pretty cool. And here I thought "have they finally done something right?"
It looks alright, but really is kindof a disaster. It doesn't matter much though -- I believe this is the last year of production for the 200 and Dart. Somehow, FCA has decided they no longer want to build cars (only trucks and SUVs) that aren't Fiats, alfas, or Ferraris.
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:49 PM   #26544
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That device that starts with the 0056 MAC is responsible for 12.23GB of the 13.74GB worth of Netflix in the last 24hrs.

There is a reason I generally don't look at the metrics.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:21 PM   #26545
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Is this at your workplace?
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:32 PM   #26546
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Joe, if you can drive to the west burbs... Game on! You are more than welcome at mi casa.
I want in on this. I mean, I don't want to help or anything, I just want to drink beer and cop some feels.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:55 PM   #26547
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I have literally never paid anyone to do any work of any kind on any car I've ever owned, aside from mounting tires onto wheels.
I just realized that the above is not strictly true.

In the mid 90s, while in college, I owned a Pontiac Grand Am with an automatic transmission. Long story, but the short version is that my '76 Beetle caught on fire one evening while I was about two hundred miles from campus, and so I had to walk to the nearest "we finance anyone" used-car lot and buy the cheapest thing they had available. Mind you, this was well before college kids had cell phones, much less Google Maps and Craigslist.

The torque converter lockup solenoid failed in the open (locked) position. After a few weeks, I got tired of having to rev the engine while shifting from N into D (and thus chirping the tires and doing god-knows-what-harm to the drivetrain) at every stoplight, and as I view automatics as something just south of satanic wizardry, I did pay a transmission shop to replace that part.

It was a shameful moment which I've done my best to forget.

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Old 08-27-2016, 12:19 AM   #26548
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90s Pontiacs are the best.
I bought this gem in Alaska when I realized that a rental would be $1700 for the week.


I bought it from a felon for $300 American.
It had obviously been disassembled and poorly put back together by a narcotics search team.
The drivers window didn't roll up all the way, which was good because none of the door handles worked, inside or out.
The drivers seat was propped up by a broom handle in the back so you didn't have to suffer needlessly in the event of a crash.
In the end, this piece rolling probable cause took me from Anchorage to Seward and beyond, and i only got stopped once for a missing front license plate.
At the end of the week, I sold it to the very same felon's cousin for $300.
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Is this at your workplace?
Yep! Its from our 'Guest' network.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:22 AM   #26551
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rolling probable cause


You get a for that one.

That Grand Am was a POS. I regretted buying it, replaced it with a 3 cyl Metro convertible after the head cracked, and was much happier. I loved that little shitcan.
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90s Pontiacs are the best.
I loved my 99' Grand AM V6 SE 198whp after bolt ons & pcm tune.

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Heh, we have one of those. Guess I should use my phone and vpn to cover my tracks of all my youtube streaming.
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Got that cheapo Clarion mech-less head unit installed today. Looks fine, I'll probably just fold a piece of ABS or something to fill in the gap since I didn't bother getting a mounting kit.

However, the old Pioneer 6.5" speakers I was planning on using don't have the extended mounting tabs, so they won't fit without an adapter ring or something. I have another set of 6.5" speakers, but they are Infinity Kappas (the green ones) that I've held onto forever so I don't want to stick them in a car I'm about to sell. I ordered a $13 set of Boss speakers on Amazon to use instead. As long as they don't blow before I sell the car, they should be fine.
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Note to self: when draining the hot tub, try to avoid flooding the garage.
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Anyone know if wasp/hornet spray will harm polycarbonate (lexan)? I have a wasp nest in the hot tub gazebo, but it's right next to the poly skylight. Hate to ruin the skylight just to kill the little bastards.
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Check this here, first paragraph or so. The part about hydrocarbon stuff leaching, pretty sure wasp spray has some of that stuff mixed in there from the smell. I wouldn't leave it sitting on there, but it should be fine if it's washed off.

https://www.researchgate.net/file.Po...01468422615811
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Well, the stinging menaces had to go, so I gave it a shot. Wasp spray did not seem to harm the plastic, although it did leave an oily film, which I hosed off. I will clean it off better in daylight. Thanks, deezums.
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I want in on this. I mean, I don't want to help or anything, I just want to drink beer and cop some feels.
Crap, sounding more like a bbq at my house... not sure the wife will enjoy a MT.net explosion set off here
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Crap, sounding more like a bbq at my house... not sure the wife will enjoy a MT.net explosion set off here

Too late, in for beers and ribs !!!

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Popped a hole in one of my S-Drives on the way to work today in the blue car.
I guess 195-55-15 S-Drives are special order through Discount Tire now... LAME
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