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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548

    @corvette said:
    I sprung for a Carfax on the Prius to try to get a handle on its maintenance history. Nothing earth-shattering. Mostly oil changes and tire rotations. It got a new water pump early in its life. The last recorded engine air filter change was about 100k ago, which jibes with what I found when I replaced it:

    Weirdly, the cabin air filter is brand new. There was also some work I know was done (catalytic converter and O2 sensors, hybrid battery rebuild) that didn't make it onto the report. I was mainly curious to see whether the ATF in the power split device had been changed. If there had been a history of changing it every 50-75k, I might be inclined to continue, but since there's not, I guess it will be a "lifetime fluid" for me.

    Probably safer bet. I’ve read of problems without regular ATF changes and changing later on

  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,247
    mjfloyd1 said:


    Probably safer bet. I’ve read of problems without regular ATF changes and changing later on

    Same here, I think the risk is lower with the power split device because I don't think there are the same narrow passageways as a conventional automatic, and I'm guessing no clutch packs, but if it's gone 222k on the factory fill, why mess with success?
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,247
    andres3 said:


    Okay, it's overfilled, but how do you get "1 quart" overfilled with no markers or indicators before/below 1 quart low and after/past/above full.

    It's an approximation--it appears to be over the full mark by about the same distance between the full mark and the add mark, which is typically one quart. You are correct that, due to differences in the geometry of the components involved, it may or may not equate to one quart. Could be eight ounces over, could be two quarts.
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Member Posts: 6,084
    stickguy said:

    still one of the best deals is a 2021 TLX with tech for $442/mo, 1st only DAS. At least that is a nice car, for around pre-pandemic money (I figure anything within about 10% or $50/month more than before the market went nuts is pretty good).

    The TLX tech at 442 a month is just slightly above 1% of the msrp of $43k.

    The Elantra N-line is a pretty good deal, but since it has an msrp of about $25k a lease at $335 is obviously significantly above 1%.
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548

    @corvette said:
    Same here, I think the risk is lower with the power split device because I don't think there are the same narrow passageways as a conventional automatic, and I'm guessing no clutch packs, but if it's gone 222k on the factory fill, why mess with success?

    And if it fails, you can always blame it on the mispronunciation of the Hoosier battery repair dude :)

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,070
    I don't worry about that 1% rule all that much, because for the most part, I never really worried about MSRP! At this point especially, I am just comparing payment vs. how much I like the car. I would rather go to 1.2% for something I like better if the monthly nut is lower.

    Have learned the hard way. No deal is good if you hate the car!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,204

    @stickguy said:
    A Leaf SV tech for $320/month but only 2 years. $331 for a plug in hybrid Ioniq. At least those would be cheap to run!

    still one of the best deals is a 2021 TLX with tech for $442/mo, 1st only DAS. At least that is a nice car, for around pre-pandemic money (I figure anything within about 10% or $50/month more than before the market went nuts is pretty good).

    Wonder if I should have given up my Ioniq PHEV for $159/mo when I did. Oh well.

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE, '92 Nissan Gloria 3.0; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel. 63-car history and counting! '94 Pajero 2.8TD, and '97 Suzuki R Wagon on the way; in queue for Lucid Air Pure, Blazer EV, and Fisker Ocean.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,204

    @roadburner said:
    I don't know why, but I really like this ZL1 1LE.

    It is in my color. Love it.
    I agree the wing would have to go, though.
    Unfortunately, it is priced appropriately. Ouch.

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE, '92 Nissan Gloria 3.0; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel. 63-car history and counting! '94 Pajero 2.8TD, and '97 Suzuki R Wagon on the way; in queue for Lucid Air Pure, Blazer EV, and Fisker Ocean.

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,317
    mjfloyd1 said:

    Dipstick

    Well, depending on the shape of the oil pan and lower end of the engine. . .

    Oh well, never mind.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 4,068
    Gee, with all the news of new car availability/pricing, I'm feeling a little better about the deal on the A7e!

    Showed the LF a '17 MB SL450 in white; that she liked, thought it more feminine than the '18 black one (same interior) which was $6k less. And, not feminine enough.

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,110
    mjfloyd1 said:

    Dipstick

    Now don't be calling people names! :D

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulMember Posts: 1,075
    edited July 2021
    So after trusting the sealed unit in my 2006 V70 for 192K, the tranny in a 2005 Volvo doesn't scare me, and the XC70 over on carsandbids hasn't been bid beyond my sensibilities... if I had room for a 3rd in my driveway I would have a bid in on it by now.

    It's still tempting in that I could Carvana the RDX, and the equity could put the XC70 in my driveway with enough left for the first couple semi-substantial fixes (and would-be payments being saved toward the next). But then there's the matter of having a 16 year old car with 103K as my DD.

    I have a top number in mind. Am I completely crazy?
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,932

    @qbrozen said:

    @roadburner said:
    I don't know why, but I really like this ZL1 1LE.

    It is in my color. Love it.
    I agree the wing would have to go, though.
    Unfortunately, it is priced appropriately. Ouch.

    The wing is a bit OTT, but it does add 300 pounds of downforce at 150 mph.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica
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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    A3 is in the shop and should be done later this afternoon. Next up will be new sneakers.
    Time to replace the stove/oven, it's 34 years old and original to the house. Need to do some homework and then take a ride over to Lowe's to see what the got. Wish she would've let me know when they had their Memorial Day or July 4th Day sale going. Might just scope hings out and get one during the Labor Day Sale. The automatic cleaner part hasn't worked for like 13 years already and the heating elements have both been changed a few times each. A new unit is definitely in order here!!

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,110


    Time to replace the stove/oven, it's 34 years old and original to the house. Need to do some homework and then take a ride over to Lowe's to see what the got.

    General advice is to be wary of Samsung and LG kitchen appliances that are the favorites of the big box stores. Some are fine but others are made mostly to look good in the store.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,204
    ronsteve said:

    So after trusting the sealed unit in my 2006 V70 for 192K, the tranny in a 2005 Volvo doesn't scare me, and the XC70 over on carsandbids hasn't been bid beyond my sensibilities... if I had room for a 3rd in my driveway I would have a bid in on it by now.

    It's still tempting in that I could Carvana the RDX, and the equity could put the XC70 in my driveway with enough left for the first couple semi-substantial fixes (and would-be payments being saved toward the next). But then there's the matter of having a 16 year old car with 103K as my DD.

    I have a top number in mind. Am I completely crazy?

    Yes.
    But aren't we all?

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE, '92 Nissan Gloria 3.0; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel. 63-car history and counting! '94 Pajero 2.8TD, and '97 Suzuki R Wagon on the way; in queue for Lucid Air Pure, Blazer EV, and Fisker Ocean.

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    We're looking at Whirlpool since all the other appliances in the house are that brand. Have heard some horror stories about both those brands you mentioned above so not even going to look at those. The time has come for a new unit and we're ready to purchase.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,460
    ab348 said:

    General advice is to be wary of Samsung and LG kitchen appliances that are the favorites of the big box stores. Some are fine but others are made mostly to look good in the store.

    I second that. The major, regional applicance repair group that has serviced out Maytag and Whirlpool appliances have to a man said they have major problems with parts on those brands. They recommend Whirlpool and Maytag because of ease of finding repair techs and getting the parts.

    Also visit Lowes and talk to the salesfolks who have been there about when the next sale is coming that will include the appliances you want. They may make you a deal that is good enough to avoid waiting.

    I took out the 3-year warranty on the washer dryer we bought 2 years ago. That extends the 1-year from the company with Lowes coverage. Earlier we had bought 5-year coverage on the stove and refrigerator when buying 4 appliances for the kitchen. I figured the microwave and dishwasher I'd just replace if there were problems I couldn't fix. I can replace them myself.


    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    Bad news on the A3! Needs a new water pump and a thermostat. Problem is with this car, some years it came as one whole unit according to the local Audi store where we bought it and where my guy called. Some years, they came as a separate unit and they won't know that until they break it all down as the vin # is of no help here. Final price will be decided on which part is needed plus how much labor to do it all. Won't be done till late tomorrow it seems.
    I'll be dropping my vehicle off once we get the work minivan and then we'll pick it up after we're finished so I can get home. Just glad we didn't do this on a Friday where we'd have no vehicle for a few days. Oh well, such is life sometimes and am starting to think that a lease in the family might not be such a bad idea going forward. Or both of us just going back to "cheap to keep" vehicles might just be what we do going forward. But these parts can go out on any make & model, it's just that both of our German vehicles have had this same issue with mine being under warranty by just 50 or so miles and was covered under warranty. This one is on us!
    But, we like the vehicle and with just under 64K on the clock, we'll fix it and hope for better luck in the future. Keep it at least another couple of years methinks.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    Going to turn into a very expensive couple of weeks with the car and a new oven/stove happening. But in life, seems we go from one thing to another and we'll deal with it.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,247

    Huh? How can they not tell whether the water pump and thermostat are a single unit with a very quick visual inspection?

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548
    edited July 2021

    What kind of car does Whirlpool make?

    The Whirlpool Agitator. I believe there is one in So Cal too :)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548
    edited July 2021

    I’d replace the thermostat if I was replacing the water pump anyway. Preventative maintenance.

    Honda V6 has timing belt every 105k miles. I changed it and water pump and t stat and coolant and serpentine belt

    Cheap insurance rather than another one tear down to replace something while you are right there anyway.

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548
    I've also had an alternator go bad on a MDX with less than 60K miles. Sometimes you just get a bad one.

    Your water pump is pretty taxed in south FL too.
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548

    @qbrozen said:

    @roadburner said:

    I don't know why, but I really like this ZL1 1LE.

    It is in my color. Love it.

    I agree the wing would have to go, though.

    Unfortunately, it is priced appropriately. Ouch.

    The wing is a bit OTT, but it does add 300 pounds of downforce at 150 mph.


    I don't often find myself going 150 mph in my daily driver. Taking the wing off would require paintwork too unless you just shove in some color matched bumper plugs.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,110

    Bad news on the A3! Needs a new water pump and a thermostat. Problem is with this car, some years it came as one whole unit according to the local Audi store where we bought it and where my guy called. Some years, they came as a separate unit and they won't know that until they break it all down as the vin # is of no help here. Final price will be decided on which part is needed plus how much labor to do it all. Won't be done till late tomorrow it seems.

    Seems to be a well-known issue on these:

    https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/842684-2015-A3-Water-Pump

    Oh well, such is life sometimes and am starting to think that a lease in the family might not be such a bad idea going forward. Or both of us just going back to "cheap to keep" vehicles might just be what we do going forward. But these parts can go out on any make & model, it's just that both of our German vehicles have had this same issue with mine being under warranty by just 50 or so miles and was covered under warranty. This one is on us!
    But, we like the vehicle and with just under 64K on the clock, we'll fix it and hope for better luck in the future. Keep it at least another couple of years methinks.

    "Cheap to keep" is all in one's perception. Cars are mechanical devices and any of them can break over time. Some are more reliable than others but you can't go by that one factor alone. You drive it every day and you want something that feels right to you. As for a lease, spending, say, $400 a month forever might be a false economy. If you do them right you never run out of warranty, which is good, but that comes with a cost too. Using the cheap to keep philosophy, you would buy a 3 year-old Toyota that was only driven to church on Sundays by a little old lady. But would you enjoy driving that?

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,204

    Some years, they came as a separate unit and they won't know that until they break it all down as the vin # is of no help here. Final price will be decided on which part is needed plus how much labor to do it all.

    Without reading more, I'm kind of confused how any of this would make a difference. Engine is the same, yes? So tear down should be the same between the two. And since both items are getting replaced either way, why should it matter if they are mated or not? On FCPEuro, looks like the single unit is maybe $50 more than the separated units. Just not seeing how that is going to make a drastic difference in that bill. "Let's see, mr Sandy, that's either $750 or $800, but don't get your hopes up!"

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE, '92 Nissan Gloria 3.0; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel. 63-car history and counting! '94 Pajero 2.8TD, and '97 Suzuki R Wagon on the way; in queue for Lucid Air Pure, Blazer EV, and Fisker Ocean.

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,070
    I thought the issue was that until they pulled it apart, would not know which part to get. And of course the $ difference, but as you said, that is an easy range to give.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,895
    ab348 said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    Dipstick

    Now don't be calling people names! :D
    For some that would be a complement.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548

    I was just trying to come up with a pertinent one word answer :)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    I just want the vehicle fixed at this point, fix it and ten tell me how much I owe ya. But I did appreciate his explaining to me about what's going on. Again, since I hate any kind of vehicular drama, just want it fixed. Then, we'll move on to some new sneakers and be done with it all. As we discussed earlier, I don't want a phone call next week when I'm up in West Palm Beach and she's home that her tire is flat in the garage. You've known for some time now that we had a coolant leak and need new tires. One issue is being taken care of now, after my insisting, and the other is just waiting to happen. So just call the tire store and order the tires so I can take it in to be mounted & balanced. Then we'll be done and can move on. End of story.
    I know on the Golf, I've run over a couple of nails this past year and have needed new tires as they were both not repairable. Since I've had the road hazard policy on both, just cost me a small fee plus the new road hazard policy and I'm back on the road again. Stuff like this happens and we must deal with it. She needs two, maybe three new tires, so just get it done.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,070
    edited July 2021
    if you need that many tires IMO it is foolish to not replace all 4.

    I must be a tough guy. If I pointed out repeatedly they needed to be replaced and was ignored, I would tell her to deal with her own flat! Though in our house, the wife has no interest in doing anything car related. I just take it and get stuff done when I think it needs it. and make sure it has gas. She just gets in and drives!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    Totally agree, I'd just as soon replace all four and be done with it. But, she's a bit stubborn so I just deal with it. But agree with ya, totally. Just want it all done already.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,294
    Still having back spasms and have informed the other half that my days are numbered at the other job. A shame really but doing both is just too much for my spine and silly that I'm working over 40 hours to be honest. Will shoot for the end of August at this point to be my last day. We discussed this on the way to dinner tonight and she thinks I need to hang on a bit longer, at least till the end of the year. Said I'd think it over and I am doing just that. But, this week has been a tough one pain wise, and will definitely be leaving. One job is enough and around thirty hours is what my body can handle. These past eight years have shown me that, anything more and my back let's me know in no uncertain terms! Like it's been doing since Monday night.

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Premier RS (daughter #1) / 2020 Hyundai Accent SE (daughter #2)

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,895
    ronsteve said:

    So after trusting the sealed unit in my 2006 V70 for 192K, the tranny in a 2005 Volvo doesn't scare me, and the XC70 over on carsandbids hasn't been bid beyond my sensibilities... if I had room for a 3rd in my driveway I would have a bid in on it by now.

    It's still tempting in that I could Carvana the RDX, and the equity could put the XC70 in my driveway with enough left for the first couple semi-substantial fixes (and would-be payments being saved toward the next). But then there's the matter of having a 16 year old car with 103K as my DD.

    I have a top number in mind. Am I completely crazy?

    Since you asked…probably. :(

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,247
    I've taken on yet another project. My neighbor's self-propelled Toro push mower died. She already bought a new battery powered one, but this way she could sell it as running or have a spare. Replaced the (overfilled and black) oil and the fouled spark plug, and it fired right up, albeit with a puff of smoke. Now I'm discovering that she bent the rear wheel supports a long time ago. Long enough that the rear wheels are worn on the edges and need to be replaced for it to move easily. Too bad Hunter doesn't make an alignment rack for mowers.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,302

    I don't know why, but I really like this ZL1 1LE.

    Wow on that price. I suppose that’s like the equivalent of something like a Mustang GT500?

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,302
    corvette said:

    I sprung for a Carfax on the Prius to try to get a handle on its maintenance history. Nothing earth-shattering. Mostly oil changes and tire rotations. It got a new water pump early in its life. The last recorded engine air filter change was about 100k ago, which jibes with what I found when I replaced it:


    Weirdly, the cabin air filter is brand new. There was also some work I know was done (catalytic converter and O2 sensors, hybrid battery rebuild) that didn't make it onto the report. I was mainly curious to see whether the ATF in the power split device had been changed. If there had been a history of changing it every 50-75k, I might be inclined to continue, but since there's not, I guess it will be a "lifetime fluid" for me.

    On a whim I changed the air filters on my son’s 2010 Fusion and on my Sebring. The Fusion’s was pretty much what I expected but the Sebring’s air box was almost completely filled with a mouse nest and the filter was caked with crud. To be honest I don’t know how the car was still running. Lesson learned.

    Maybe I should look at the filter on the old cargo van too.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,895

    corvette said:

    I sprung for a Carfax on the Prius to try to get a handle on its maintenance history. Nothing earth-shattering. Mostly oil changes and tire rotations. It got a new water pump early in its life. The last recorded engine air filter change was about 100k ago, which jibes with what I found when I replaced it:


    Weirdly, the cabin air filter is brand new. There was also some work I know was done (catalytic converter and O2 sensors, hybrid battery rebuild) that didn't make it onto the report. I was mainly curious to see whether the ATF in the power split device had been changed. If there had been a history of changing it every 50-75k, I might be inclined to continue, but since there's not, I guess it will be a "lifetime fluid" for me.

    On a whim I changed the air filters on my son’s 2010 Fusion and on my Sebring. The Fusion’s was pretty much what I expected but the Sebring’s air box was almost completely filled with a mouse nest and the filter was caked with crud. To be honest I don’t know how the car was still running. Lesson learned.

    Maybe I should look at the filter on the old cargo van too.
    Good idea. Those mice have lots of relatives. :s

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,424

    Returned from our trip to the NJ Shore. My parents rented a place in Seaside Park for 2 weeks. They invited us down to stay with them this past Monday through today. The weather Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday was absolutely perfect. We had a great time. Saw lots of cool cars & every possible permutation of Jeep Wrangler available. In the current JL Body Style, the Willys is still my favorite trim. I saw a Sarge Green with the power top and body colored hard top that looked great. There was also a 4XE Sahara in Sting Grey with body colored hard top & black wheels that I liked a lot.

    I love the flat roads and bike lanes they have. I rode 12 miles with my wife on Tuesday and 20 miles with my Dad yesterday.

    Seaside Park isn’t too far. Took us 2 hours 10 minutes to get there and about 2 1/2 hours to get back to CT this afternoon.

    The Pilot did its job once again. We folded the 3rd row to maximize our cargo space and sat my kids (14, 12, 9) across the 2nd row. Bikes were on my 10 year old Thule hitch mounted bike rack. 3 nights we went out to dinner, I was able to put my 2 sons in the 3rd Row. My wife, mom, & daughter in the middle row. Dad rode shot gun.

    I’m really going to have to think hard about replacing the Pilot. The kids have said they think 2nd row captain’s chairs might be the way to go since they are all getting older. That gives me a 6 seater. Granted I use the 7th seat a Total of 5 x a year max. We shall see what happens.

    The not so good news. I came home and the house was hot. 80 degrees. Ugh. I can hear the air handler, but the compressor outside isn’t running. I go downstairs and check the breaker. It’s popped. I change the filter, reset the breaker, & still nothing. Going to call the AC company tomorrow AM.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2022 Highlander XLE AWD, 2022 Wrangler Unlimited 4Xe

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,548

    I had the same type of ac issue. Thankfully just a capacitor

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,070
    I just had that done a month ago. warm inside, fan was spinning on the unit but no cold air. Capacitor weak so a new on put in and good to go.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,881
    x3 on the capacitor. Easy and relatively cheap fix.

    2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe Granite Crystal over Saddle
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha
    2011 BMW 328i Jet Black over Tan

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,424

    That’s what I was thinking. I swear I’ve had the capacitor replaced in the past 5 years. I remember it being not that bad of a service call. Thanks for the help though. I’ll keep you guys in the loop.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2022 Highlander XLE AWD, 2022 Wrangler Unlimited 4Xe

  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,247
    Yikes, @nyccarguy! Is it a single unit for your whole house, or do you still have some cooling?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,204

    @Sandman6472 said:
    Still having back spasms and have informed the other half that my days are numbered at the other job. A shame really but doing both is just too much for my spine and silly that I'm working over 40 hours to be honest. Will shoot for the end of August at this point to be my last day. We discussed this on the way to dinner tonight and she thinks I need to hang on a bit longer, at least till the end of the year. Said I'd think it over and I am doing just that. But, this week has been a tough one pain wise, and will definitely be leaving. One job is enough and around thirty hours is what my body can handle. These past eight years have shown me that, anything more and my back let's me know in no uncertain terms! Like it's been doing since Monday night.

    Can you request they not put you in a Camry anymore and see how that pans out?

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE, '92 Nissan Gloria 3.0; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel. 63-car history and counting! '94 Pajero 2.8TD, and '97 Suzuki R Wagon on the way; in queue for Lucid Air Pure, Blazer EV, and Fisker Ocean.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,204

    @nyccarguy said:
    Returned from our trip to the NJ Shore. My parents rented a place in Seaside Park for 2 weeks. They invited us down to stay with them this past Monday through today. The weather Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday was absolutely perfect. We had a great time. Saw lots of cool cars & every possible permutation of Jeep Wrangler available. In the current JL Body Style, the Willys is still my favorite trim. I saw a Sarge Green with the power top and body colored hard top that looked great. There was also a 4XE Sahara in Sting Grey with body colored hard top & black wheels that I liked a lot.

    I love the flat roads and bike lanes they have. I rode 12 miles with my wife on Tuesday and 20 miles with my Dad yesterday.

    Seaside Park isn’t too far. Took us 2 hours 10 minutes to get there and about 2 1/2 hours to get back to CT this afternoon.

    The Pilot did its job once again. We folded the 3rd row to maximize our cargo space and sat my kids (14, 12, 9) across the 2nd row. Bikes were on my 10 year old Thule hitch mounted bike rack. 3 nights we went out to dinner, I was able to put my 2 sons in the 3rd Row. My wife, mom, & daughter in the middle row. Dad rode shot gun.

    I’m really going to have to think hard about replacing the Pilot. The kids have said they think 2nd row captain’s chairs might be the way to go since they are all getting older. That gives me a 6 seater. Granted I use the 7th seat a Total of 5 x a year max. We shall see what happens.

    The not so good news. I came home and the house was hot. 80 degrees. Ugh. I can hear the air handler, but the compressor outside isn’t running. I go downstairs and check the breaker. It’s popped. I change the filter, reset the breaker, & still nothing. Going to call the AC company tomorrow AM.

    I grew up just over the bridge from Seaside. Spent many high school summer evenings there. But now I just can’t bring myself to go. Last time had to be just before or just after that damned MTV show came along and ruined it. We take the kids to a different Jersey boardwalk that I won’t disclose for fear of someone making a show about it. Lol.

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE, '92 Nissan Gloria 3.0; '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel. 63-car history and counting! '94 Pajero 2.8TD, and '97 Suzuki R Wagon on the way; in queue for Lucid Air Pure, Blazer EV, and Fisker Ocean.

  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 15,932

    I don't know why, but I really like this ZL1 1LE.

    Wow on that price. I suppose that’s like the equivalent of something like a Mustang GT500?
    Yes, only faster.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica
    Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i
    Son's: 2009 328i; 2018 330i xDrive

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