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Mr_Shiftright ·

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Mr_Shiftright
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    We had some high winds in northern California:

  • Re: I have a 2003 Ford Ranger, starts but won't run. It acts like it isn't getting gas

    Can you borrow a scan tool? How about a fuel pressure gauge?
  • Re: Photo Radar

    There are times when personal and legal freedoms are worth a few casualties, and this is, in my personal opinion, one of those times.

    This reminds me of that science fiction...book? movie? about "pre-crime". Remember that, where in some dark future time you can be convicted of a crime based on your profile and your propensity/predictability for committing that crime.

    These speed cameras are a slippery slope that's not going anywhere good. Think about it. A machine is your accuser---not an eye witness. So who do you cross-examine? The camera maintenance person?
  • Re: Is Tesla A Game Changer?

    Got a call from Tesla about following up on my test ride--they apparently want to show off some of their new features on the S---they've had to play catch up on AWD and driver-assist packages. I may take another spin!
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Good, Stick, thanks for askin'. I've got the front end pretty squared away---steers real nice now. I haven't addressed the right side front axle boot yet. Got the parts to fix the ABS sensor in the differential and the left front door actuator but haven't tackled them yet. Tedious jobs.

    The serpentine belt is done--it looked a little old to me, so out it came.

    Got the front seats repadded, driver's side only recovered---all the springs were loose inside. What a difference! Had a local guy help me so $200 bucks for the whole deal. Not bad for a substantial increase in cosmetics and comfort.

    Still haven't figured out how to adjust the headlights on a 1998 Dodge Dakota. How hard can this be?

    What's left? Valve cover gaskets and oil pan gasket, and a newer radio with an MP3 and USB port, and wer'e just about done.

    Yeah, it's a lot of work to put into an old truck, but like my Dad used to say "Now you know what you got".
    hey shifty, how is the new truck doing? Get the repairs done?