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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,280

    @snakeweasel said:
    IMHO anyone who would purposely put anything but gas in their gas tank doesn't deserve a drivers license.

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    More like they deserve what they get. They’re out there folks.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,280

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    I could sleep there. :*

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    Without a door for privacy? :o

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,280

    @driver100 said:
    @jmonroe1 Tell the people what those cross hatch things are in the ceiling of the basement. Do you install those in your rebuilds?

    I don’t know what they are but we take them out and use them as shims where needed. Saves us about 50 bucks a house.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854
    tjc78 said:

    @driver100 said:
    @jmonroe1 Tell the people what those cross hatch things are in the ceiling of the basement. Do you install those in your rebuilds?

    That’s cross bracing. helps transfer the load from one joist to another and keep everything straight. Pretty standard building practice for many years.

    Nice looking home. That would be a hell of basement finished.


    Exactly, nicely explained so that JMonroe can start using bracing when he starts making better quality homes.

    It would make for a nice finished basement...but then relatives might want to stay over. We'd rather live upstairs, and not in the basement no matter how well it is finished.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,827
    henryn said:

    I saw this as part of a clickbait ad today.

    I wonder how many gullible people will be putting Coke into their gas tanks thinking it's
    going to save them gas money?




    IMHO anyone who would purposely put anything but gas in their gas tank doesn't deserve a drivers license.
    Most automakers approve of or recommend the use of Techron.
    I throw a bottle of that in every spring for each car that is stored for winter.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 20,827
    jmonroe1 said:

    @oldfarmer50 said:

    I could sleep there. :*

    ————————————————-

    Without a door for privacy? :o

    jmonroe



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

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854

    driver100 said:

    Actual, unfinished basement.


    I could sleep there. :*
    You may have missed it but we had a sewage backup problem about a week and a half ago. The restoration company removed everything contaminated and did a complete cleanup. The insurance company, CAA (which is like AAA) approved my list of property damaged...$3009. They added sales tax of $450 - which I forgot about, so they'll pay out about $3500 less $1000 deductible. I submitted all the proof necessary to show the backup occurred on city owned property, and they should reimburse me $1500 in plumbers bills, and my $1000 deductible. I asked for $1000 for inconvenience and for the work we had to do. I doubt if they will pay that but, I won't get it for sure if I don't ask.

    Not as much as a chimney landing on my 22 year old air conditioner, but not too bad.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,172
    I’ve been using Techron since the late 80s at the suggestion from the VW Service Dept.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,156
    Aside from Bosch Legacy I'm catching up on the second season of Picard- and I just watched the first episode of Strange New Worlds. I saw the first episode of Star Trek("The Man Trap") when it aired in September 1966, and I've been a ST fan ever since. I still remember catching episodes in syndication on on the local NBC affiliate in the '70s- Thursday and Friday at 1:00 AM and Sundays at 11:00 AM. Back then I could never have imagined the growth of the franchise. Having said all that, I REALLY like Strange New Worlds; it's a return to the episodic format as well as the optimism of the original series. It's a lot of fun...

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,280

    @roadburner, if you get the cable station MeTV you can watch Star Trek every Saturday night at 11PM. They have been running the series for years now.

    Next Saturday night they’re showing season 1 episode 12.

    jmonroe

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  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyMember Posts: 6,222
    edited May 8

    MN

    @driver100 said:
    You may have missed it but we had a sewage backup problem about a week and a half ago. The restoration company removed everything contaminated and did a complete cleanup. The insurance company, CAA (which is like AAA) approved my list of property damaged...$3009. They added sales tax of $450 - which I forgot about, so they'll pay out about $3500 less $1000 deductible. I submitted all the proof necessary to show the backup occurred on city owned property, and they should reimburse me $1500 in plumbers bills, and my $1000 deductible. I asked for $1000 for inconvenience and for the work we had to do. I doubt if they will pay that but, I won't get it for sure if I don't ask.

    Not as much as a chimney landing on my 22 year old air conditioner, but not too bad.

    Stinks he didn't get more money, but not everyone can be so lucky to have a tornado throw a chimney on them. B)

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854
    edited May 9
    I was thinking this morning....a lot of people are saying they want EVs or Hybrids because of the gas prices. Car makers have all of these cars built....nice gassers waiting for chips!
    I wonder if....once the chips start flowing in if there will be big bargains on gassers because not too many will want them if gas is $5 a gallon.

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,595
    edited May 9
    abacomike said:




    My favorite of all police and detective series is “Bosch”! Had trouble finding it since it’s not on Prime any longer - it’s on FREEVEE streaming down here. Hate the commercials but I love the show. Am watching the end of the first episode - as good as the first series.

    Thanks for mentioning it in your post.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,915

    @driver100 said:
    I was thinking this morning....a lot of people are saying they want EVs or Hybrids because of the gas prices. Car makers have all of these cars built....nice gassers waiting for chips!
    I wonder if....once the chips start flowing in if there will be big bargains on gassers because not too many will want them if gas is $5 a gallon.

    Traditionally best time to buy a gas guzzler. And get frugal car when gas is cheap.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,833

    @driver100 said:
    I was thinking this morning....a lot of people are saying they want EVs or Hybrids because of the gas prices. Car makers have all of these cars built....nice gassers waiting for chips!
    I wonder if....once the chips start flowing in if there will be big bargains on gassers because not too many will want them if gas is $5 a gallon.

    Best time to buy big cars that use a lot of gas is when gas prices are high. I have a friend in rural Illinois that wants 4WD because of the snow and usually gets Jeeps. He alway finds good used ones cheep when gas gets high.

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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,401
    Have never used Techron in any of our vehicles. Is this something I should consider? Right now, doing only about 40 to 50 miles per week so not much driving but guessing throwing a bottle of that stuff in every 6 months or so can't hurt.
    What say the jury?

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,915

    So makers recommend against it. But likely won’t hurt.

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

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854
    My gas gauge was at about the 1/3rd full mark so I filled it up with PUG.....$99 Total, for a sedan!!!!!!! :'(

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,595

    Have never used Techron in any of our vehicles. Is this something I should consider? Right now, doing only about 40 to 50 miles per week so not much driving but guessing throwing a bottle of that stuff in every 6 months or so can't hurt.
    What say the jury?

    If you regularly use quality gasoline from name brand stations, especially those that are Top Tier rated, I wouldn't bother. If you want to spend extra money just fill up with PUG the next two times you fill up and use one of the name brand stations to do it.

    Compare prices on the TEchron Fuel System cleaner, not the fuel injector cleaner, on the two sizes before buying, if you decide you want to imbibe. Some folks use SeaFoam for similar purposes.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,906
    No that's not a handicap tag hanging from the mirror. Ionizing in progress.

    2020 Ford Explorer XLT, 91 Mustang GT vert
  • jipsterjipster Louisville, KentuckyMember Posts: 6,222

    Daughter picks up her new Subaru Outback tomorrow! She knows what to expect from the finance manager. Hope everything goes smoothly. Wish I could be there with a sack lunch. Maybe next time.

    2020 Honda Accord EX-L, 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, 2010 Mercury Milan Premiere, 2007 Kia Optima
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,172

    No that's not a handicap tag hanging from the mirror. Ionizing in progress.

    Wow, what a pain. Good looking Mustang.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 12,107
    edited May 9

    @driver100 said:
    My gas gauge was at about the 1/3rd full mark so I filled it up with PUG.....$99 Total, for a sedan!!!!!!! :'(

    Canadian dollars, right driver100? When I first read your post, I started to feel bad about what you paid, but then it hit me - “Canadian Dollars”!

    I spent $55.00 (US dollars) for 1/2 a tank (About 12 gallons). It’s getting pretty ugly, isn’t it?

    2021 Genesis G90

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 12,107

    @Sandman6472 said:
    Have never used Techron in any of our vehicles. Is this something I should consider? Right now, doing only about 40 to 50 miles per week so not much driving but guessing throwing a bottle of that stuff in every 6 months or so can't hurt.
    What say the jury?

    Buy Chevron gasoline - it has Techron in it.

    2021 Genesis G90

  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,401
    Always use top tier petrol as it is so doubt I'll get the techron. By going to a Chevron dealer, would be getting it already so seems like a much better idea. There are plenty of Chevron dealers in the area so that won't be an issue.

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,359

    @explorerx4

    What is the plan for the Stang? Is it coming with you to Ohio or are you going to sell it?

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,906
    @tjc78,
    Current plan is for it to go to Ohio. I'm trying to get enough of the aroma out it to take it to the trans shop.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT, 91 Mustang GT vert
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,359
    edited May 9

    @explorerx4 said:
    @tjc78,
    Current plan is for it to go to Ohio. I'm trying to get enough of the aroma out it to take it to the trans shop.

    Gotcha, hopefully it’s a simply repair once you get it there.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854
    abacomike said:

    @driver100 said:

    My gas gauge was at about the 1/3rd full mark so I filled it up with PUG.....$99 Total, for a sedan!!!!!!! :'(

    Canadian dollars, right driver100? When I first read your post, I started to feel bad about what you paid, but then it hit me - “Canadian Dollars”!

    I spent $55.00 (US dollars) for 1/2 a tank (About 12 gallons). It’s getting pretty ugly, isn’t it?


    Yes, but in a way a dollar is a dollar. If you earn $1000 a week in the U.S. you probably earn $1000 a week in Canada. And gas costs more, about $8 a gallon CDN, which is closing in on $6 U.S.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854

    No that's not a handicap tag hanging from the mirror. Ionizing in progress.

    The Stang looks good, I always liked the look of that model. It is hard to believe enough air can get to the radiator...not much of a grill.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 55,556
    Ice Ice Baby

    No that's not a handicap tag hanging from the mirror. Ionizing in progress.

  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,906
    @tjc78,
    The trans is the highest priority on a laundry list, but it's 31 years old and very original.
    @driver100,
    It's a bottom breather so it doesn't need an upper grille for cooling.
    @fintail,
    When I got it, I didn't even know about that song, but I have learned about it since then. B)
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,172

    Well me and She who must be obeyed had a dinner celebrating 25 years of not killing each other. We went to a nice Japanese steak house. We had some sushi, she had steak and I had some toothfish sea bass. Food was great and we finished it off with some drinks. It was a great dinner.

    Hopefully a wonderful night. Enjoy and Congratulations.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,359

    @snakeweasel said:
    Well me and She who must be obeyed had a dinner celebrating 25 years of not killing each other. We went to a nice Japanese steak house. We had some sushi, she had steak and I had some toothfish sea bass. Food was great and we finished it off with some drinks. It was a great dinner.

    Congrats! Ten years for us this year.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2022 Ram 1500 Bighorn, Built to Serve

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 14,359

    @explorerx4 said:
    @tjc78,
    The trans is the highest priority on a laundry list, but it's 31 years old and very original.
    @driver100,
    It's a bottom breather so it doesn't need an upper grille for cooling.
    @fintail,
    When I got it, I didn't even know about that song, but I have learned about it since then. B)

    Good thing is it’s an AOD which is much easier than the modem 8+ speed automatics. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but when you have it in there have them change the TV bushing to a brass one. The plastic one it has now is very brittle after all those years.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 211,848
    jipster said:

    Daughter picks up her new Subaru Outback tomorrow! She knows what to expect from the finance manager. Hope everything goes smoothly. Wish I could be there with a sack lunch. Maybe next time.

    Good luck! You should have hired Edmunds Concierge 2nd Baseman service.. ;)

    Oops... just checked my calendar. I'm out of town, today.

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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaMember Posts: 12,107
    edited May 10

    @driver100 said:
    Yes, but in a way a dollar is a dollar. If you earn $1000 a week in the U.S. you probably earn $1000 a week in Canada. And gas costs more, about $8 a gallon CDN, which is closing in on $6 U.S.

    A dollar is a dollar? Depends on your frame of reference. I’m talking about value - what you can buy for a US dollar vs a Canadian dollar vs an Australian dollar.

    Is gasoline sold by the gallon or by liters (liters for you guys on the metric system) in Canada? US gallons are different than Imperial gallons as well.

    Just being a little nit-picky, driver! 🤪😜

    2021 Genesis G90

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 211,992

    Well me and She who must be obeyed had a dinner celebrating 25 years of not killing each other. We went to a nice Japanese steak house. We had some sushi, she had steak and I had some toothfish sea bass. Food was great and we finished it off with some drinks. It was a great dinner.

    Congrats!

    Also 25 for us, in a couple of months.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,915

    Congrats to all you rookies!

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 211,992
    stickguy said:

    Congrats to all you rookies!

    We both had a practice marriage, first....

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,600

    Our 22nd coming up this year. And my brother will be signing up to start his 2nd marriage 3 days after that. Following that event, both my siblings will have their anniversaries within 7 days of ours. We were first, though. Ha. I think my sis is coming up on her 20th this year.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 211,848
    15 years of wedded bliss.. that's not too bad out of 29 years total.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 17,906
    A friend of mine from high school, although we lost contact for about the last decade, got it touch because he is getting married for the first time. We graduated from high school in '74.
    The relationship isn't new, though.
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,854
    abacomike said:

    @driver100 said:

    Yes, but in a way a dollar is a dollar. If you earn $1000 a week in the U.S. you probably earn $1000 a week in Canada. And gas costs more, about $8 a gallon CDN, which is closing in on $6 U.S.

    A dollar is a dollar? Depends on your frame of reference. I’m talking about value - what you can buy for a US dollar vs a Canadian dollar vs an Australian dollar.

    Is gasoline sold by the gallon or by liters (liters for you guys on the metric system) in Canada? US gallons are different than Imperial gallons as well.

    Just being a little nit-picky, driver! 🤪😜


    When we had the business we went to London twice a year and we bought books from there. If a dinner cost $10 at the time in Canada, it would cost 10 PDS in England. You would starve if you you tried to figure out what you were really paying....so just go with the flow.
    When we are in Florida we can get a nice dinner for $20, but I don't want to ruin it by saying that really cost me $28 in CDN dollars. I go with the flow.
    And yes, an imperial gallon is larger...I think 20%.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,172

    @Michaell said:
    We both had a practice marriage, first....

    I'm in that club, lol.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 46,915
    37 this year. We are still practicing on this one…

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,804

    We celebrate 10 years later this year, too

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  • dad23dad23 ColoradoMember Posts: 794
    25 in September here, still having fun :wink:
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,280

    @roadburner said:

    @tjc78 said:

    @snakeweasel said:
    Well me and She who must be obeyed had a dinner celebrating 25 years of not killing each other. We went to a nice Japanese steak house. We had some sushi, she had steak and I had some toothfish sea bass. Food was great and we finished it off with some drinks. It was a great dinner.

    Congrats! Ten years for us this year.

    This place is full of newly weds.

    Congrats @snakeweasel, I can barely remember that far back when I was at my fighting weight. I think I actually won a few back then. B)

    jmonroe

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