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Old 07-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #13181
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Not having power in 100*F weather kinda sucks.
Back in '05 I bought a generator and a window unit to sling into operation if things ever go that way here again. I can't sleep in the friggin' heat/humidity around here in the summer and damn sure won't leave the windows open with the power off. I don't need looters/home invasion types in the middle of the night. For short term outages I use a power inverter in my truck that is strong enough to run the fridge, a tv, and interior lights without having to fire up the generator. I just run a big orange extension cord out from under the garage door to the truck. I use the spare keys to lock the keys in it with it running for 15-30 minutes at a time.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:35 AM   #13182
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You assume I didn't just move into a basement that has a/c for the time being.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:45 AM   #13183
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finally replaced the bad clutch switch after putting it off for a year. still no luanch control though, but the idle stuff is functioning again.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #13184
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4 more weeks until we move!!

Living here has been the ultimate test of my patience.

Calling the housing mediator today to report the multitude of issues to try and keep it from being rented in the future.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #13185
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4 more weeks until we move!!

Living here has been the ultimate test of my patience.

Calling the housing mediator today to report the multitude of issues to try and keep it from being rented in the future.
I think you need to see how many chipmunks you can kill before you move out.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #13186
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I think you need to see how many chipmunks you can kill before you move out.
lol

I got another one yesterday.

Trust me, I'm standing my ground till the last time I put the key in the door.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #13187
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Dilemma:

Freshly built engine waiting to be broken in.

New clutch installed while the engine is out.

Engine breaking in procedure requires full throttle runs.

Clutch break in procedure requires abstaining from full throttle runs.

Now what...

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #13188
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well how about this:

1. engine break ins DONT require full throttle run
2. clutch break ins are silly and pointless*.




* unless you were stupid and got a silly CF clutch that will just heat cycle and wapr regardless so it doesn't even matter.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #13189
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With the power out and such in the east, wheres the looting like seen in the south?
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #13190
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Dilemma:

Freshly built engine waiting to be broken in.

New clutch installed while the engine is out.

Engine breaking in procedure requires full throttle runs.

Clutch break in procedure requires abstaining from full throttle runs.

Now what...
Clutch will hold the power after the first 10 miles anyway. If it can't after you've used it a few times just making a one gear pass, its not going to at all anyway when you actually use and abuse it.

Don't shift during the higher power run. Have the clutch engaged completely when you start your pull and just run it in that gear a few times (4th or 5th).
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #13191
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Turns out I had a brainfart..
6 to 7k runs at partial throttle, at 100kpa or just under is not WOT.
I just had a very long day, hence the lapse.
And, it's not a CF clutch. FM Level I.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #13192
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On everything but I flat tappet engine Ive always run the **** out of an engine for break in..

Havent had to do it in a long time, but I remember the logic behind it being the rings are worn in almost immediately and you want the most cylinder pressure initially to help seal them better.

Always worked great for me.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #13193
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With the power out and such in the east, wheres the looting like seen in the south?
we aren't heathens.

we leave that for those run out of their homes by the fires in CO...
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #13194
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Turns out I had a brainfart..
6 to 7k runs at partial throttle, at 100kpa or just under is not WOT.
I just had a very long day, hence the lapse.
And, it's not a CF clutch. FM Level I.
Honestly, if it were me, I'd be boosting out of the driveway.
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"Nice to meet you... Need a parts car? My step-daughter just wrecked hers lol"

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Old 07-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #13196
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we aren't heathens.

we leave that for those run out of their homes by the fires in CO...
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #13197
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With the power out and such in the east, wheres the looting like seen in the south?
cop cars still work during power outage.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #13198
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ugh yeah but 911 didnt work...
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ugh yeah but 911 didnt work...
how did you even dial? cell phone was down. so was internet. so was voip.
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exactly. but verizon wireless, which we both had, when you could connect to a cell, failed to route to 9-11 correctly. furthermore, none of the local stations had service to recieve calls anyways.


but I had cell service if I walked up the street, but not at the apt, which I thought was really odd. but i was hanging out with a ffx county officer all weekend, so I felt safe.
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