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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:02 pm

I want full autonomous cars as soon as possible so we can **** traffic in the way only a controlled system can.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:06 pm

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:08 pm

Serves him right for buying a Lamborghini in that color.

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:11 pm

Loud color for a loud car.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:12 pm

It's also one of the few models I don't really like at all, lol.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:26 pm

I went to go jump my wife’s car battery, and the Honda engineers buried the Pilot’s battery under the air intake. I have to take this cowl thing with pop rivets off, then unscrew two plastic bolts to get the air intake to get to the negative battery post. WTF.

I was googling around, and that’s not even the worst location for a batter - evidently Dodge Intrepids’ batteries are behind a tire? And some Caddys are in the back seat.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:28 pm

Dodge Intrepid, the dodints choice.

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:37 pm

Yes, driver front wheel well. Couldn't take it out with the wheel on the car.

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:38 pm

Stratus was also. Someone should be hanged for that design.

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:41 pm

Dodge Intrepid, the dodints choice.
You are quick on the draw

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:17 pm

So we got my wife's car started, battery was fine according to O'reilly's. But now the backup camera is pixelated and blacked out? WTF part 2

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:40 am

OK, now I've been reading how you really shouldn't jump start newer cars these days because of all of the sensitive electronics on board. FWIW, my wife's car was fine until after O'Reilly's tested the battery...then the backup camera stopped working. We have an extended warranty on it, so we'll see how that goes. Replacing the camera doesn't look too tricky, but I'm concerned it may be the logic board or something.

On that note, what jumpbox/battery pack do you recommend for jumping cars these days? That seems to be the preferred and safe(r) method than the ol' cables.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:42 am

OK, now I've been reading how you really shouldn't jump start newer cars these days because of all of the sensitive electronics on board. FWIW, my wife's car was fine until after O'Reilly's tested the battery...then the backup camera stopped working. We have an extended warranty on it, so we'll see how that goes. Replacing the camera doesn't look too tricky, but I'm concerned it may be the logic board or something.

On that note, what jumpbox/battery pack do you recommend for jumping cars these days? That seems to be the preferred and safe(r) method than the ol' cables.
This is the one I have, which has been used on both of our cars already. Worked beautifully.



Note that there's a $15 off coupon you can apply to it.

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Postby Faftorial » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:44 am

OK, now I've been reading how you really shouldn't jump start newer cars these days because of all of the sensitive electronics on board. FWIW, my wife's car was fine until after O'Reilly's tested the battery...then the backup camera stopped working. We have an extended warranty on it, so we'll see how that goes. Replacing the camera doesn't look too tricky, but I'm concerned it may be the logic board or something.

On that note, what jumpbox/battery pack do you recommend for jumping cars these days? That seems to be the preferred and safe(r) method than the ol' cables.
This is why I have no desire to buy a modern car. Way too many electronics involved and I don't see them lasting for years.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:49 am

Perfect, thanks!

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Postby Kane » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:50 am

Halo makes a little compact charger that we keep in my wife's Forester. It's worked well twice now (left lights on overnight).


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Postby NTP66 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:52 am

One of my neighbors down the street has a son who is exactly what you'd think of when you hear "Mustang owner". He has a late model GT, enjoys revving it for no reason, goes the wrong way down a one way street all the time, and generally speeds everywhere (lots of small streets here capped at 25). Drove by his car yesterday to see that he very clearly slammed the back end into a curb. That was amusing.

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Postby Faftorial » Tue May 04, 2021 8:21 am

Drove by his car yesterday to see that he very clearly slammed the back end into a curb.

What sort of curb? I'm trying to picture this.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue May 04, 2021 8:22 am

Drove by his car yesterday to see that he very clearly slammed the back end into a curb.

What sort of curb? I'm trying to picture this.
Any curb, really. His right rear wheel is trying to go in a different direction than the rest of the car.

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Postby Shyster » Wed May 05, 2021 7:54 pm

Picked up a corded impact driver and an impact adapter for the scissors jack I use for my car. Cut the time it takes me to swap my wheels and tires by probably 2/3. Why the eff didn't I buy these years ago.

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Postby dodint » Wed May 05, 2021 8:03 pm

Yeah. Buying an impact gun and power ratchet was a game changer.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed May 05, 2021 8:08 pm

I love my IR air impact gun.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed May 05, 2021 8:14 pm

I have one of those for the scissor stabilizers on my Camper. Yeah it makes it effortless

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Postby Faftorial » Wed May 05, 2021 9:01 pm

Picked up a corded impact driver and an impact adapter for the scissors jack I use for my car. Cut the time it takes me to swap my wheels and tires by probably 2/3. Why the eff didn't I buy these years ago.
I always tell shops to tighten mine to spec so I don't get stuck with a flat I can't take off.

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Postby Shyster » Wed May 05, 2021 9:01 pm

Totally effortless. Put the jack in place, insert the driver into the socket, and brrrrrrrrt, the car is up in the air.

I still need to get the new tires mounted that I bought more than a year ago. I'm thinking I should get the TPMS sensors replaced at the same time. While they're still working fine, I've heard that the batteries in TPMS sensors last around 5 to 10 years, and these ones are 6 years old. Considering I'm driving much less these days, I figure the batteries will likely croak before I wear out this set of tires.

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