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[#] Sun Nov 03 2013 23:00:05 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Somebody should do a re-do and do "in flight" re-fueling from another tanker truck while rolling down the highway at speed.



[#] Mon Nov 04 2013 13:42:24 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Either that or do it in a tanker truck.

[#] Mon Nov 11 2013 02:13:54 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I have filled up a huge gasoline truck and the pump stopped running at $105. Had to run my card a second time to finish.

[#] Mon Nov 11 2013 17:47:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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What I don't understand is why the cabin had a fuel smell in it.  Properly connected fuel tanks should not ventilate into the cabin no matter how big they are or where they're located.



[#] Thu Nov 14 2013 12:15:20 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Damn! That must have taken some doing.



[#] Thu Nov 14 2013 12:38:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's pretty easy, you just throw the automatic transmission into "Sideways"



[#] Sat Nov 16 2013 00:45:15 EST from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Mon Nov 11 2013 05:47:12 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

What I don't understand is why the cabin had a fuel smell in it.  Properly connected fuel tanks should not ventilate into the cabin no matter how big they are or where they're located.



Propane fridge in use at the cabin?  Might want to check the pilot light.  I am surprised you have Internet, but not enough electricity to run the fridge.  If it stinks like rotten eggs (my dad sold natural gas for years)... you might want to get that figured out sooner rather than later.  It is not explosive at most mixtures, but when it builds up to the right ratio, it is not a good situation.



[#] Sat Nov 16 2013 20:45:25 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Nov 11 2013 5:47pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd
What I don't understand is why the cabin had a fuel smell in it.
 Properly connected fuel tanks should not ventilate into the cabin
no matter how big they are or where they're located.


The EVAP system lines may be gone. When you fill the tank with liquid, you're displacing a large volume of fuel vapors that have to go somewhere. They travel up lines into a charcoal canister and are burned later when a purge solenoid lets them into the intake.

If they've rotted out fuel vapor will come out of everywhere. This happened in my van.

[#] Mon Nov 18 2013 16:46:54 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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should be a "check engine" on newer vehicles if the EVAP dies

[#] Tue Nov 19 2013 07:59:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ummm ... folks, we're talking about the guy who modified a vehicle to hold extra fuel so he could drive across the US in a record breaking 28h50m. "Cabin" refers to the interior of the vehicle.

I understand that he added more fuel tanks inside the cabin, but even in that case there should be no fuel smell inside the cabin. It should be filled from the outside and if there is any ventilation, it should ventilate to the outside.

[#] Tue Nov 19 2013 11:08:05 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Maybe they spilled some fuel.

I had a "Check gas cap" warning on my SUV a few weeks ago. My sister's car wouldn't pass inspection without
replacing some fuel filter or fuel device.

[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 13:44:50 EST from Shazam @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 13:47:36 EST from Shazam @ Uncensored

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We just leased a plug in Prius. Hoping to be saving big on fuel now, and it's my husband's car but I've driven it and it feels very comfortable. It doesn't have a strong pick up, but there are more important things I suppose, once you are in your mid-30's. I didn't try but I don't know if it actually CAN go faster than like 60 miles an hour. But I like the car.

[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 15:16:54 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I want my hydrogen powered car.
http://www.startribune.com/world/232620691.html

[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 15:20:17 EST from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Shazam

I am in my mid-60s. That very solid "kick in the ass" that my MR2 Spyder gives me when I hit that gas pedal is just as important now as in years past.

And... the MR2 gets around 35 mpg average on regular gasoline.
AND it's 'bout as fast as the proverbial raped ape!

[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 15:27:51 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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More hydrogen:
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/11/21/honda-next-hydrogen-car-coming-in-2015/?intcmp=features


Now we just need all the hydrogen stations but we wont get the hydrogen until we get the cars for them and we
wont get the cars for them until we get the stations.

[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 18:06:29 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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comfortable. It doesn't have a strong pick up, but there are more

It doesn't have to. I swear more Prius owners pass me than I them -- and it's because they drive that thing like they stole it.

[#] Thu Nov 21 2013 18:08:06 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I am in my mid-60s. That very solid "kick in the ass" that my MR2
Spyder gives me when I hit that gas pedal is just as important now as


Now there's a car. If I didn't need something larger and more practical, I'd have bought one years ago.

That, or a Z4, or a Miata, or a BRZ...

[#] Sat Dec 07 2013 12:35:22 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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I had a few of the first generation MR2s. The most recent one was an 87 which I sold to my little brother. It was the normally aspirated one, but had been someone's baby before I got it: aftermarket suspension, wide low-profile tires, a few other performance parts. Not super fast, but I've never even been in another car that handled so well. On dry pavement, you simply could not break the rear end loose. I tried to find the limits on some of the cloverleafs around here and finally just gave up and accepted that wherever they were, they were above my abilities as a driver.

My red 1988 was a little faster, but more conventionally handling: still very good. It was murdered by a Nissan Titan in a parking lot whose driver didn't know how to use mirrors.

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