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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    Eric started a thread The Update in Motor Mouth
    One of the things about new cars that's inarguably fantastic is how they sound. Not their engines, of course. For that you need an old car - one...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 PM
    Cadillac is trying to keep the sedanís head above water as a tide of crossover fever rises ever higher. The rest of GM has already given up. Almost...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    02-26-2020, 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 | 314 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 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...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-26-2020, 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
    02-26-2020, 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...
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  • 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 | 314 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 | 314 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 | 312 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...
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  • 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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