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Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-28-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,697
Posted By Ultramaroon
Mechanical engineers commanded a decent salary...

Mechanical engineers commanded a decent salary back in my dad's day. We weren't rich but we were ok enough that my mom didn't have to work. 'twas a relatively secure childhood.

The carbon tet...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-27-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,697
Posted By Ultramaroon
sigh My dad had a five-gallon can of it. ...

sigh
My dad had a five-gallon can of it. Greasy parts, greasy hands... How I've survived this long is beyond me.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-27-2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Ultramaroon
I adjusted the tracks and guides to find the...

I adjusted the tracks and guides to find the minimum force on the pads that allow the window to raise and lower without rattling anywhere in it's travel. I can find the sweet spot more quickly now...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-26-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Ultramaroon
I had no idea that grasshoppers make a good belt...

I had no idea that grasshoppers make a good belt dressing.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-26-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 371,981
Posted By Ultramaroon
3063) Saving used hot dog wrappers

3063) Saving used hot dog wrappers
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 11-26-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Ultramaroon
I guess it's more important to consider how...

I guess it's more important to consider how blessed we are for the opportunities we've been able to explore. I've been thinking about that since yesterday. It's truly a first-world problem. ...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 11-25-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Ultramaroon
If I were to sell mine, I just know I would...

If I were to sell mine, I just know I would regret it for the rest of my life.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-25-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,771
Views: 250,413
Posted By Ultramaroon
Which ones? There are 23 American countries. ...

Which ones? There are 23 American countries.


Edit: Oops, 35.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-25-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,771
Views: 250,413
Posted By Ultramaroon
What about little ones?

What about little ones?
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-25-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Ultramaroon
I agree that cold temperature exacerbates the...

I agree that cold temperature exacerbates the issue. It is not the main reason the belt slips over an alternator pulley immediately after startup.

Another way to test but might cause a MIL. ...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-25-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Ultramaroon
The sound goes away when the alternator is...

The sound goes away when the alternator is finished doing most of its work. First the battery dumps a bunch of energy into the starter, then the alternator works hard to dump all that energy back...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-25-2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By Ultramaroon
It's the belt slipping over your alternator...

It's the belt slipping over your alternator pulley. Get a fresh accessory belt or clean all the tiny pieces of sand stuck in the grooves of your current one.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-25-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3,771
Views: 250,413
Posted By Ultramaroon
I've TRIED! Even with a doc's approval, they...

I've TRIED! Even with a doc's approval, they won't take more than a unit. Rules are rules. :bs:
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-24-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,771
Views: 250,413
Posted By Ultramaroon
I should get back into my donation routine. Been...

I should get back into my donation routine. Been lazy since covid. I'm CMV-negative so I feel a little bad about that. I figure there will be public calls for volunteers if there is ever a serious...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-24-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 153,934
Posted By Ultramaroon
I'll do you one better. In the spirit of the...

I'll do you one better. In the spirit of the term, it is criminally negligent to knowingly operate it like that. It's like waving a cocked pistol at a crowd.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-24-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 153,934
Posted By Ultramaroon
Even growing up in the rust belt, I have never...

Even growing up in the rust belt, I have never operated a vehicle without working emergency/parking brake. I was taught to repair, maintain, and use them. That's how it should be. The prevalence...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-24-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 153,934
Posted By Ultramaroon
I still practice this from time to time. Don't...

I still practice this from time to time. Don't pull the key!
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-23-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 153,934
Posted By Ultramaroon
Worth the effort. SO many red flags ignored....

Worth the effort.

SO many red flags ignored. It's sickening.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-23-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 153,934
Posted By Ultramaroon
Perhaps serendipitous, no? Does it also have the...

Perhaps serendipitous, no? Does it also have the sticky throttle feature? :bonk:
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-22-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 345,815
Posted By Ultramaroon
But was it good? Looks really good.

But was it good? Looks really good.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-22-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 153,934
Posted By Ultramaroon
Did you watch this one too? It came up as a...

Did you watch this one too? It came up as a suggestion for me. So many fails leading up to the big one. Pure luck that someone wasn't killed. Fucking idiots.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-22-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,771
Views: 250,413
Posted By Ultramaroon
You're the real-life Ricky Bobby.

You're the real-life Ricky Bobby.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-22-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 72,492
Posted By Ultramaroon
Most welcome! Good luck with your build. ...

Most welcome! Good luck with your build. :thumbsup:
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-21-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 72,492
Posted By Ultramaroon
Think about it this way. It has to leak a little...

Think about it this way. It has to leak a little in order to lubricate itself.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-21-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Ultramaroon
Was my first. Holy kinematics, Batman! Each...

Was my first. Holy kinematics, Batman! Each adjustment affects all the others.

Those felt pads are bullshit. Every time I handle one, I fantasize about creating a spring-loaded roller. I get...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-21-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Ultramaroon
Window mechanism is very sensitive to adjustment....

Window mechanism is very sensitive to adjustment. I noticed mine binding right away. Took many attempts to find the sweet spot but worth it. No scratches after eight years.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-20-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 26,068
Posted By Ultramaroon
Me three and I'm sticking with it. They're...

Me three and I'm sticking with it. They're obviously in it to sell product. That also explains their method. First getting most of it off with plain water would've been much less dramatic and more...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-20-2022, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12,816
Views: 2,416,223
Posted By Ultramaroon
Looking forward to those robots?

Looking forward to those robots?
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-20-2022, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Ultramaroon
Jeez. It's not going to fix itself. P0441 has...

Jeez. It's not going to fix itself. P0441 has nothing to do with vacuum pump.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-19-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Ultramaroon
Yup, vacuum pump. I hear it.

Yup, vacuum pump. I hear it.
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