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Old 03-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #11781
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That would explain your political philosophy.

EXTREME TROLOLOLING

Yes, I have matured very young.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #11782
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Man, I was enjoying trolling the dumbass that was having tranny issues. Semms he packed up and asked the same question on CR...I set him up the bomb over there too
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #11783
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Yes, I have matured very young.
I can tell. And I can't do a damn thing to fix it because everything I visit the metal thread my browser almost crashes.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #11784
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speaking of: how does one get gas smell of a trunk that happened to have a gas canister spill all over?
Leave a whole bunch of old newspapers in the trunk for a few days.

Remove, replace as needed.

It works. Old newspaper is very absorbent.

Also, fabreze does wonders if used liberally. I sold my old Miata to a non smoking family after a bout with fabreze, and they thanked me for not having smoked in the car!

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #11785
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Three thoughts:

1. Coworker is arguing axe instead of ask is okay because that’s how it was once said in olde English.

2. http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...and-walks-away

3. i didnt finish watching the girl with a dragon tattoo. turned it off and returned it early.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #11786
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Three thoughts:

1. Coworker is arguing axe instead of ask is okay because that’s how it was once said in olde English.

2. http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...and-walks-away

3. i didnt finish watching the girl with a dragon tattoo. turned it off and returned it early.
1. Your coworker is dumb.

2. Thats unbelievable, lucky cat.

3. I really really liked that movie. I thought it was a bit hard to follow at times maybe, and I haven't seen the older version or read the book, maybe that has something to do with it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #11787
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-1 life for that cat
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #11788
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anyone know of a good way to free a stuck clutch? im currently with my dumbass friend and his stupid POS bmw... now the clutch is stuck, I have never dealt with a stuck clutch before. I would search but im too lazy.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:36 PM   #11789
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anyways nm...we got the retarded thing free, poor starter motor.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:12 PM   #11790
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I heard a stiffer front sway bar (lets say its a FM sway) will help open diff cars handle better, what say y'all?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:44 AM   #11791
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I say you stop being a cheapass and buy a Torsen. Don't waste money on what you *think* may be a solution when you already know what is the solution.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:48 AM   #11792
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I say you stop being a cheapass and buy a Torsen. Don't waste money on what you *think* may be a solution when you already know what is the solution.
Yeah your right, when I get out of bootcamp and all that I'll either put a torsen in what I've got, or get a '01+ SE package NB like I really want.

Or by a V8 swapped car.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:59 AM   #11793
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3. I really really liked that movie. I thought it was a bit hard to follow at times maybe, and I haven't seen the older version or read the book, maybe that has something to do with it.
Read the book. Do yourself the favor. You'll re-watch the movie and probably end up hating it, lol.
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I'm starting off my day by watching Ronin. Awww yeah.
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I'm starting off my day by watching Ronin. Awww yeah.
I never left.
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Is it beer o clock yet?

I'm working on reviewing a 150 page pdf file to bid on an addition to Walmart, writing up an estimate for another job we looked at this morning and going through the first set of old books I have laid out to come up with some pricing.

There just arent enough hours in the ------- day.
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If I have a bad O2 sensor, would my check engine light come on? Any idea how I can tell which one is bad since I've got two? I ask because I'm getting 20-22mpg and soot on my exhaust tip.
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Is it beer o clock yet?

I'm working on reviewing a 150 page pdf file to bid on an addition to Walmart, writing up an estimate for another job we looked at this morning and going through the first set of old books I have laid out to come up with some pricing.

There just arent enough hours in the ------- day.
i hear you, sir. i'm looking at a bunch of database issues and all i want to do is go down to my shop to keep plugging away at the dick car and fire up my grill for dinner... with beer, obviously.

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Old 03-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #11799
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If I have a bad O2 sensor, would my check engine light come on?
It should.

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Any idea how I can tell which one is bad since I've got two?
Pull the codes. The system has about a dozen different DTCs for the various failure modes of both sensors individually.


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I ask because I'm getting 20-22mpg and soot on my exhaust tip.
You know, it's interesting that you mention this. My own car recently plummeted from the high 20s to about 18-19. And I'm running both a wideband and a narrowband sensor, which both agree that my closed-loop mixture is correct. Haven't really put any effort into troubleshooting it yet- I'm starting to wonder if fuel isn't pouring out of the car from some loose fitting somewhere.
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It should.
No CE lights on when I'm driving. I read that if they are just barely working then the CE light would not come on, but that was on a subi forum.

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You know, it's interesting that you mention this. My own car recently plummeted from the high 20s to about 18-19. And I'm running both a wideband and a narrowband sensor, which both agree that my closed-loop mixture is correct. Haven't really put any effort into troubleshooting it yet- I'm starting to wonder if fuel isn't pouring out of the car from some loose fitting somewhere.
Did it do this to you a few months ago too? I've heard going from summer blend to winter blend of gas gives you worse mileage, maybe the same is true of going from winter to summer blend, or do y'all even have different blends in socal?
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