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[#] Wed Oct 31 2007 20:19:01 EDT from davew @ Uncensored

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Sorry, it was windex not windowlean, maybe its the same stuff with a different name in different countries.


[#] Wed Oct 31 2007 20:27:11 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Wed Oct 31 2007 21:49:28 EDT from davew @ Uncensored

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Ah weel, an Ammonia solution would fix that, burn it nicely.


BTW who asked how to hurt a person in a car without damaging the car anyway.

More important to me is why, what are you trying to achieve. I'm sure we can all come up with something better if you tell us why 8-)


[#] Wed Nov 07 2007 23:59:06 EST from Quagmire @ Uncensored

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push a car with no sunroof into an alley so tight you can't open the doors. though you might have to fold or remove the side view mirrors to satisfy the "not hurting the car" requirement.

[#] Thu Nov 08 2007 17:04:02 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Put a shitload of dry ice in the car. when it melts, it becomes something that you're not supposed to breathe a lot of. I saw it on CSI

[#] Fri Nov 09 2007 03:21:14 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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gas with 105 ROZ is 1E51 today. Diesel is 1E34

[#] Fri Nov 09 2007 09:53:44 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I just paid $35 for a case of 5w20 motor oil.
The same 12 quarts of fully synthetic 0w40 mobile 1 was $75 or so.
I'm thinking at some point we'll be putting synthetic gas in our cars if prices keep going up.

[#] Wed Nov 21 2007 08:58:02 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So I got the idea to look at the list of most stolen cars on the webn.
The first thing you get is a list from state farm.
Then you get a list from the national highway safey administration.
The lists far from agree.

Then you get to an article explaining that everybody has their own way of making lists of most stolen cars, and how you can't really rely on them.

The do however agree that the cadillac escalade is by far way far the most stolen vehicle.

[#] Wed Nov 21 2007 21:47:46 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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This is funny.
Bmw owners manual:
The laws of physics cannot be repealed even with Dynamic Stability Control.
that's funny.
I guess it's for those people who get into accidents in the snow in awd cars and say "but it was in awd."

[#] Thu Nov 22 2007 12:22:10 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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my parents Espace starter engine died today...

They already got a used "new" one... i'll have the fun to crawl in and swap it at the weekend... 

[#] Sat Nov 24 2007 06:32:28 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Nov 27 2007 12:40:46 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I don't get it.
I don't speak german. Perhaps that's why.

[#] Wed Nov 28 2007 15:54:50 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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s.b. sells several cargo boxes with all parts of that Q7 inside. the engine is missing, and the body of the car is slightly damaged. all the rest is in place.

So if you have a Q7 that s.b. died inside while a carfire, you might get it refurbished with that bid. 

[#] Tue Dec 11 2007 12:58:20 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I just came across an article on engine break in.
It seems after all these years nobody's got the right answer.
So what do all the motorheads here think about engine break in.
Push it hard to maximize the rough edges of the cylinder walls or be nice to it?

[#] Tue Dec 11 2007 17:32:31 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Modern metalurgy is certainly better than it used to be, and the production tolerances are much tighter, requiring less break-in time.

I think that if your goal is long engine life, you should probably be nice to the engine for the first couple of thousand miles.

If you know that you're not going to have the vehicle longer term, go beat the piss out of it.

[#] Tue Dec 11 2007 18:52:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I was reading all this stuff about how synthetic oil is a problem because it lubricates so well, the rings and cylinder walls don't scrape enough to wear down well so they don't form a perfect seal.
Sounds silly, but makes sense.

[#] Wed Dec 12 2007 07:55:34 EST from davew @ Uncensored

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In the UK we call it "running in" but its the same principle. As RD says parts have much finer tolerances now such that one of the reasons for running in is gone (that of seating the piston rings etc).

Wether or not one still needs to do running in is  debateable some would argue that the piston rings still need to become closely aquainted with any imperfections in the bores etc etc

Either way there is one general misconception to running in in at least in the UK. Many people believ the correct thing to do is to not rev the engine above , say 3000 rpm, this is not necesarily correct. The secret is to not labour the engine. Labouring the engine causes a glaze to be deposited on the bore. The piston rings can then "stick" to this glaze and may break as a result. Obviously revving an engine to the limiter is a bad idea as well since the limiter works by introducing a missfire which in turn promotes glazing of the bore etc etc etc.


[#] Wed Dec 12 2007 08:15:14 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I imagine nowadays, governerns are run by the computer. Since the pedal doesn't actually control the intake directly, all the computer has to do is act as if you let off the throttle.
A lot of the stuff on the web is about motorcycles, I wonder why the car guys don't chime in as much.

[#] Wed Dec 12 2007 08:27:26 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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My Cadillac:

1) Runs Mobil1 synthetic oil....
2) Uses a different spark curve and throttle control program during the first 3,000 miles.

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