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treks last won the day on November 30 2018

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    Audi A6
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    Managed to retire from the car repair industry with my sanity intact.

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  1. I am surprised by the fact that you have listed only two Jeeps If receiving the jackpot is contingent upon spending it on cars, then I will remain both jackpot-less and car-less because I refuse to pay the ridiculous asking price(s) for cars I cannot use. I have two already, and more would just be a waste- no matter how fast or shiny they are...
  2. ...and they managed to set the bar very high in the process; it will now be extremely difficult for any manufacturer the beat the sheer ugliness of this monstrosity.
  3. I lost one of these in the Central African Republic. Best vehicle for almost every off road application,ever. OK, maybe not for rock crawling, but it can handle almost anything else.
  4. ...or you simply have to wait for the crankshaft main bearings to wear out, which usually happens sooner than expected. Translation: I have also changed more than a few of these engines and while they were all also still running when I replaced them, all of them had oil pressure issues caused by worn main bearings.
  5. Not necessarily. For instance, everyone (including Governments) is talking about eliminating petrol and diesel vehicles within twenty years, and in some cases as soon as ten years, and yet, nobody has thought about the fact that there simply is not enough power-generating capacity in the world to charge hundreds of millions of electric cars.
  6. I suppose this system is fitted with some sort of automatic guiding system that will place the pick-up back in the slot after overtaking a slower vehicle?
  7. Happy birthday!☀️
  8. Gaurav is right of course, but few people carry water consumption calculators, and when they do, they don't always take them seriously. Nonetheless, a rule of thumb that I learned during my military service in the Namib desert is that drinking a liter of water every hour (spread out over an hour) keeps you more evenly hydrated than drinking a liter of water once every hour. And as @shadow79 said, adding a tiny pinch of salt and a few drops of glucose to every liter of water you take during a hot day goes long way toward maintaining your electrolyte levels.
  9. I agree with @Barry on this. The steering angle sensor forms the heart of several safety systems, and a trying to get out of a dangerous situation is not the ideal time to discover that the steering angle sensor re-calibration procedure was not performed. I have never understood why it is even possible to clear steering sensor codes without performing the required re-calibration procedure. I would have thought that manufacturers would make it impossible to clear these codes, but what is worse is the fact that I have known mechanics who did not know that a re-calibration procedure had to be done, and who then spent days trying to figure out why the ABS, stability, and traction control systems don't work
  10. Thanks, @Barry, I was wondering about the type of gift you sent me, hence my need to contact you privately. However, I have not experienced a flood of PM's, so I will redeem the points but when I do start to get PM's,for stuff that should properly be in the forums, I will donate the points to @desertdude.
  11. Don't knock Scotty Kilmer. I think he is among the greatest hack mechanics on YT, if not the entire internet.
  12. I hear you. I agree that PM's can be pain in the behind at times, but sometimes the purpose of a private message is more important than getting views or likes or whatever.
  13. I must admit that I was too lazy to go through the privileges of each new Carnity rank, but I just noticed that I can no longer send a private message to @Barry anymore. Do I have to have Legendary status to send private messages now?
  14. These days I only check fluid levels, and then only the ones I don't have to use tools for. I'm fine with pulling out a dip stick or unscrewing a radiator cap, and I will even look at the brake fluid and windscreen washer fluid level since both these containers are transparent, but for anything else I will take my cars to one of my erstwhile competitors.
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