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  • Ken's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Road Trip '95 in Motor Mouth
    My best run, co driving with my buddy in his Merc was interesting not only for the average speed - from Vinon , France, to Calais, a distance of...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 AM
    Eric started a thread Road Trip '95 in Motor Mouth
    Almost everyone enjoys a good road trip - but not many road trips are like the one I made in two hours and 23 minutes back in the late summer of 1995...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    Some relay assemblies have a capacitor inside. This lets them function smoothly. I haven't seen it often, but I have seen a few over the years....
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    Nope. Class C RV's are made from vans. The lighting upfront in the cab comes from the chassis battery only, and that is removed. The lights in the...
    9 replies | 261 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    Ken replied to a thread What is this noise? in Car Care & Repair
    Message regarding the 'Edit Post' facility. It would appear that the 'Edit Post' facility is not working properly. I've had a look in so far as...
    9 replies | 261 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    Ken replied to a thread What is this noise? in Car Care & Repair
    Um!, I may have misunderstood your comment regarding the 'edit' facility, Don. I think I have the same problem as you in that the SWC (Spinnning...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    Ken replied to a thread What is this noise? in Car Care & Repair
    Fingers crossed that it all works OK when you have everything back together. A relay can only buzz when powered up so either it has its own source...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 05:05 PM
    I was going to edit the above post, but the edit function is not now working for me. It just gets stuck on a wait symbol. Anyway, what I was going...
    9 replies | 261 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 04:51 PM
    Mystery solved! The noise stayed on for more than five minutes today, so I had plenty of time to find it. The noise was coming from GM part...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 09:04 AM
    Eric started a thread Brine Bath in Motor Mouth
    Why so liberal with the road salt - especially when it's not even snowing? Last week, there was a rumor of snow. The possibility - 60 percent chance...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 09:18 AM
    The Ford Escape has been around for 20 years - and while a lot has changed during those years, a lot has stayed the same, too. The difference - and...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 09:12 AM
    Eric started a thread Who Gets the Ticket? in Motor Mouth
    What happens when the driver isnít ďspeedingĒ - but the car is? Who gets the ticket? Itís a question bound to come up soon in traffic court given...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 05:35 PM
    It does have house batteries but the disconnect switch has them disconnected. I am beginning to think it could be some type of an alarm with a...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 01:19 PM
    Ken replied to a thread What is this noise? in Car Care & Repair
    I'm really guessing in the dark here, Don. Does your RV have two batteries? Does it have a battery charge splitter dividing the charge between...
    9 replies | 261 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 02:51 AM
    I am working on my RV. I am doing a rather major tune-up and changing hoses, Serpentine belt, wires, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor,...
    9 replies | 261 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 09:33 PM
    The plant where I work, for now, is 5 miles from the Illinois state line. I asked some of my co-workers that live there about it. I can't print most...
    1 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    02-19-2020, 06:28 AM
    One of the silliest and most obnoxious make-work laws on the books may soon be the law in Illinois. Maybe soon in your state, too. It is already the...
    1 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    02-18-2020, 07:49 AM
    Should you even consider buying a used car that's not "warranted" or "certified/pre-owned" (CPO)? Many people won't - because we live at a time when...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-16-2020, 07:23 AM
    ASS may save gas - but itís not so good for the environment. There is a warning to be found in some new car ownerís manuals - which will probably be...
    0 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 09:43 AM
    Eric started a thread 2020 Toyota Corolla in Motor Mouth
    Toyota has sold something like 44 million Corollas so far - over the course of about 40 years. To put that number in context, Volkswagen sold only...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 09:04 AM
    Eric started a thread Because We Said So! in Motor Mouth
    When a bright child questions a parent who hasnít got a good answer, the parent often will sometimes say, because I said so! Government works on the...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 07:11 AM
    grouch replied to a thread The End Has a Date in Motor Mouth
    So far. Rupert Murdoch still is the owner of a lot of media outlets. He pushed for, and got, confiscation of firearms in Australia in the early...
    2 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 11:54 AM
    Ken replied to a thread The End Has a Date in Motor Mouth
    Just a minor point - it is not illegal to buy a firearm, or a pellet gun in the UK. Providing one holds the relevant firearm or shotgun licence...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 10:26 AM
    Eric started a thread The End Has a Date in Motor Mouth
    The story goes that when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river with his legions and headed into Rome - something forbidden by the Republic - it...
    2 replies | 308 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    02-03-2020, 09:36 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Electric trucks in Grouch's Garage
    The company I work for has a digest of news stories that may help with work. Since I work in logistics, I get tings like this. ...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-03-2020, 08:27 AM
    The old Land Rover Defender - last sold new (here) back in the 1990s - was a primal SUV; the thing didnít even have carpet. A hose-it-out-interior....
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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-01-2020, 10:13 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Electric trucks in Grouch's Garage
    That's better. Ken.
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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-01-2020, 09:02 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Electric trucks in Grouch's Garage
    When I was a youngster - and I'm going back 80+ years - virtually all the vehicles used to deliver milk and dairy products door to door were...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 07:43 PM
    grouch started a thread Electric trucks in Grouch's Garage
    I'm pretty sure there's another thread about this but my computer is slow and I couldn't find it. Electric trucks for in-town use were in use up to...
    3 replies | 478 view(s)
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