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Old 03-31-2013, 08:19 AM   #16521
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Whom amongst us does not travel with a soldering iron?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:25 AM   #16522
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Hell, I don't even have the jack in the car. Soldering? Will duct tape hold it for now?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #16523
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Jack = factory jack. Jackstand = wheel next to the jack.

Had to figure out some way to check the fuel filter.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:36 PM   #16524
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So I failed inspection Friday on my prelude for 2 parking lights out and a torn steering boot.

I just got under the car and no boots are torn, not the axles or the steering rack boots. I'm pretty pissed; going to a new shop to retest after i change the bulbs today.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:19 PM   #16525
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I am watching the pilot of Breaking Bad.

we're a few shows in. wife was not sure about it due to harshness of some scenes but i kept telling her how much I liked it.

now she's singing the lyrics to the Firefly theme song to the Breaking Bad theme music and claims they sound the same.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:46 AM   #16526
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Back to my beer bong question, how does one eliminate the foam in the bong of beer?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #16527
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Back to my beer bong question, how does one eliminate the foam in the bong of beer?
By drinking like an adult and not using a beer bong?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #16528
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Or by drinking like a Miata owner and swallowing that white stuff.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #16529
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I just got under the car and no boots are torn, not the axles or the steering rack boots. I'm pretty pissed; going to a new shop to retest after i change the bulbs today.
Nevermind, I pulled the tire and saw it's all ripped on the top of the boot so I couldn't see it from crawling under and looking from below.

At least it's the steering rack boot and not the axle, I'll just pop it off the knuckle and it should be easy breezy beautiful.

Also, another bonus, I also had failed for having clear side marker lights; they've been installed since 2006 or so and I've never failed for them. I actually put the original lenses in a box and saved them this entire time just in case they ever failed. I was able to dig them out of a box sunday after a long search. I was going to resort to buying amber tint and just covering them to pass, as that was cheaper than the used lenses I was finding online.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:01 AM   #16530
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Blue state problems? I'm pretty sure you can get a NASCAR registered here in Florida.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #16531
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I don't mind annual safety inspections; This is the only time most people will ever change their brake pads, lights, tires, etc. It's the bi-annual emissions I dont like.

I think failing for a torn steering boot is silly, and techincally the clear side markers aren't legal.

Hell, I've failed for bad windshield wiper blade once. I think the best was failing for a "cracked" belt then offering to fix it for an ungodly amount of money, declining the offering, parking the car with a failed sticker it in the lot so the tech could see me, going next door and buying a new belt, walking back to my apt across the street to grab some tools and spending about 3 minutes swapping out the belt. He had my pass sticker waiting for me and didnt even charge me the $1 retest fee.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #16532
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I took the MINI in for inspection on Saturday. I waited 20 minutes. Green lights across the board.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #16533
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Well, my prelude has 124,xxx miles on it, and this boot is one of the noteable "major" failures...
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #16534
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Two weeks ago it took me ~75 minutes to pedal 7.5 miles. I just peddled 15 miles in ~70 minutes. Cool.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #16535
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So I got a free DeWalt sawzall from my boss. Only catch is its seized up. When you pull the trigger it makes a humming noise and blows the outlet fuse. Anyone thinks its worth fixing? BTW I cant find anything that looks wrong from the outside.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #16536
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install higher amperage rated breaker.
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Why didn't I think of that? That's a really good idea.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #16538
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is it?
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It is. Once I get my sawzall working I can install my homebrew turbo kit.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #16540
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Its gonna look like this

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