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Old 07-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #8701
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Why do solar walkway lights cost so much? They are cheap plastic and an LED, they cant cost more then 10 cents to make. I refuse to pay $2.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:27 PM   #8702
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Speaking from personal experience, they're not worth a ****, anyway.

The amount of energy gathered by a cheap PV cell measuring about 2 square inches is not sufficient to generate much in the way of illumination for any length of time. My grandmother had a number of these around the garden and front walkway of her house, and while you could tell that they were on, they didn't contribute much in the way of illuminating the area around them.

I've seen pricey ones that sell in the neighborhood of $50 each, and who knows- maybe those actually do something useful. But definitely not the units in the price range you're talking about.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #8703
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Dammit, I replaced my fuel filter and it still feels "flat" up top. My lappy toppy was dead so I didn't get to log, but I'll do that later today. I guess the next step would be a fuel pump....then have the injectors cleaned. Dammit, I don't want to be chasing this **** for months...or I may be liable to sell the damn thing.
Does your fuel pressure gauge show pressure tailing off as it goes lean?
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:08 PM   #8704
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Speaking from personal experience, they're not worth a ****, anyway.

The amount of energy gathered by a cheap PV cell measuring about 2 square inches is not sufficient to generate much in the way of illumination for any length of time. My grandmother had a number of these around the garden and front walkway of her house, and while you could tell that they were on, they didn't contribute much in the way of illuminating the area around them.

I've seen pricey ones that sell in the neighborhood of $50 each, and who knows- maybe those actually do something useful. But definitely not the units in the price range you're talking about.
I only want them to show off to my new neighbors anyways, I dont care about light output.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #8705
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I had no fuel pressure gauge nor access to one....how the hell would I monitor that in the car anyway?
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I had no fuel pressure gauge nor access to one....how the hell would I monitor that in the car anyway?
By attaching a length of hose between it and the fuel rail, using duct-tape to affix it to the outside of the windshield, and then pointing the ole' Mark-I eyeball at it.

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I've been for a ride in one, not driven.
Go drive one. With a six speed. Report back.
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Go drive one. With a six speed. Report back.
That's a loser right there, I'd prefer a car with an auto trans. Something I can relax in and sip my morning coffee while reading the news paper and clipping my toenails.
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By attaching a length of hose between it and the fuel rail, using duct-tape to affix it to the outside of the windshield, and then pointing the ole' Mark-I eyeball at it.
Then it becomes a matter of me finding someone with the right equipment I can borrow since it's likely that I won't spend the money on such a setup. I might make a few calls tomorrow to see if I can borrow something that would work.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:43 AM   #8710
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Anyone here own an Acura TL or RL? Do you like?
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my freiand have one he say he like it early years only two options auto or manual and navi or no navi is a good car but is fwd and only people who like disx get those casr (FAYFLORA)
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Anyone here own an Acura TL or RL? Do you like?
You looking for all out comfort or a performance oriented sedan? I just went completely opposite of the miata and got an avalon. Drives like a boat and quiet. I love it.

If boat like comfort is your cup of tea, then the avalon or an ls430. I looked at 2006 avalons and 2004 ls430s. I like the limited avalon because the smart key is neat and it has cooled seats.

I alos like that toyota doesn't drastically change its body styles, so my 06 avalon doesn't look much different than the 2011.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:14 AM   #8713
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Front wheel drive sucks a bag of dicks

Get a B5S4
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Too bad the owner of that car is an idiot.

That beins said, I would naot buy a B5 S4.** I sued to have ome...


**FORRR A DAILLLLLLLLLLLTYY
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Too bad the owner of that car is an idiot.

That beins said, I would naot buy a B5 S4.** I sued to have ome...


**FORRR A DAILLLLLLLLLLLTYY
Find then buy well taken care of but relatively cheap B5S4 w/ M6
DD it tell' it brakes
DD Miata when fixing B5S4
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Found you a nice C4S4
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/2454722884.html
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:38 AM   #8716
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I've finally eaten enough goldfish to sober upa bit.

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DD it tell' it brakes
DD Miata when fixing B5S4
repeat as necessary

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http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/2454722884.html
you really are a dumbass. the car WILL break and it WILL be expensive to fix. it's just a fact of life. B5 S4s are no less reliable or more reliable than a urS4s.

if the dude wants something reliable, he will STAY AWAY from the b5s4.
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I've finally eaten enough goldfish to sober upa bit.



you really are a dumbass. the car WILL break and it WILL be expensive to fix. it's just a fact of life. B5 S4s are no less reliable or more reliable than a urS4s.

if the dude wants something reliable, he will STAY AWAY from the b5s4.
Because I was making a serious suggestion,

/sarcasm
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:20 AM   #8718
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You looking for all out comfort or a performance oriented sedan? I just went completely opposite of the miata and got an avalon. Drives like a boat and quiet. I love it.

If boat like comfort is your cup of tea, then the avalon or an ls430. I looked at 2006 avalons and 2004 ls430s. I like the limited avalon because the smart key is neat and it has cooled seats.

I alos like that toyota doesn't drastically change its body styles, so my 06 avalon doesn't look much different than the 2011.
LS430 is one of the best cars Lexus has made. I guess I am looking for a mixture of comfort and performance, more towards comfort though.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:39 AM   #8719
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Older GS430? All of Lexus' lineup looks like dookie starting 2005/2006.
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I dunno, I'm quite fond of the looks of the LS460, but it's a pile of **** in terms of quality compared to Lexus old lineup of cars. Also love the newer IS models.
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