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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. combatwombat96

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    Got the video to work thanks to a friend, beware though the resolution has done gone slightly because the file size was too big or something. Also the glare was so bad that i couldn't really see what i was doing, next month i'll have far, far better video that'll also include some driving and it'll be in the country during mid day so you can actually see shit. Here it is
     
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  2. Jer

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    I totaled my geo metro :D
     
  3. Slugfest

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    There's one less (sigh)... unless you will fix it anyway? :)
     
  4. Jer

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    Nope, I will not fix that hunk of metal, nor worth it, might just get another car.
     
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    And you're from Washington state, right? yeah... that's a bit too far for me (ECUSA person)
     
  6. Jer

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    Yeah
     
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    Me: *starts thinking about paying more than price of car to have car shipped across country
    My wallet: "and I thought your thoughts on computers were bad!" *cries louder
    Me: "yeah, no, sorry car"
     
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  8. Potato

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    A couple weeks ago I saw a guy with an older f150 in a parking lot, hood up, standing there looking defeated. He said his truck lost all electrical power and died. No crank, no headlights, no power on the dash. So he did a quick google search and read on a forum that his fuel pump control module, located near the gas tank, was the cause of his truck's complete loss of electrical power. He was ready to go buy a new fuel pump module and swap it out in the snowy parking lot. I left him to deal with it himself.
     
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    Um... let me preface this by saying that I've heard alot of car issues, but that I can always be wrong... does the guy really believe that Ford built a truck that can be completely wiped out the random failure of a fuel pump module?
     
  10. Potato

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    Yes. I told him that was an unlikely failure, but he was convinced. There was another car there trying to give him a jump start, and the battery cables on the truck were hand tight. I saw him remove and replace them onto the battery posts by hand, no wrench involved. I asked if he wanted to tighten them down, he said no.
    The older I get the more I realize a lot of people have no clue how to fix cars, and it's no use trying to educate them.
     
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  11. combatwombat96

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    Did people really think that drinking hand sanitizer was cure for the virus a while back ?
     
  12. Alex_Farmer557

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    yall haven’t had fun until you use a 1.0 fabia to jump a 2.0 diesel toyota :cool:
     
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    Do we really think I have any intentions of getting that Geo Metro we talked about?
    Many questions, all with the same answer :)
     
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  14. GLion

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    Ah yes, It's back again.

    21NismoThing_Front.jpg 21NismoThing_Side.jpg 21NismoThing_Rear.jpg 21NismoThing_Int.jpg
     
  15. MrAnnoyingDude

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    Browsing through my car magazine stash, I spotted this hallmark of pre-Dieselgate Volkswagen's approach of "create designs and ask questions later" in the "previews" section.

    Apparently VW was considering not just making a 2nd gen Phaeton, but also offering it as a wagon.
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  16. Jakux

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    Kinda looks like CL 63 Shooting Brake
    MercedesBenz_CLS_63_AMG_Shooting_Brake_8083845395.jpg
     
  17. skodakenner

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    They were planning lots of cars the replacement for the roomster for example was completly done just needed to start production. Also the Phaeton shooting brake is now the Arteon basically.
     
  18. urbanestdog45

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    after dieselgate, I’m pretty sure Volkswagen recalled all TDI models and stopped selling the TDI as an engine option in North America.
     
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    Sorta, from what I remember they still sold them after being allowed to sell off the old stock
     
  20. Alex_Farmer557

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    IMG_20210327_115503901_HDR.jpg


    why must my car be so damn porous
     
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