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    Got the car back for a very reasonable $400. Two bust seals, ripped timing belt, 2 new drive belts, derust and re-coolant, flushed and refilled clutch hydraulics. Beats working in 90 degrees.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2016
     
    What seals? They fixed crankshaft oil seals for $400??
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    Cam and another little oil one.
    My point in posting this was to show that not everything here in silly conehead valley is exorbitant
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2016 edited
     
    "Silly Conehead Valley", (memories of the Dan Aykroyd movie), like it. :)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2016
     
    For 3 seconds. It's what happens after the first chicane that matters.
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      CommentAuthorSwissie
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2016
     
    Wow! That's great news.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2016
     
    Posted By: AngusIt's what happens after the first chicane that matters.


    ^^^ This. And for some reason this doesn't seem to register with USAns ...
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    wot?
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2016 edited
     
    The USAn obsession with the performance of their automobiles seems to have traditionally started and ended with how fast they can go in a straight line, which perhaps might explain why USAn automobiles seem to traditionally possess the ability to go around corners with all the finesse, agility, manoeuvrability and elegance of concrete bricks ...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2016
     
    Posted By: Duracellof concrete bricks
    ..steered with a contraption fashioned out of elastic bands and barbecue skewers, mounted on a wagon sprung with filo pastry.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2016
     
    Posted By: Angusfashioned out of elastic bands and barbecue skewers, mounted on a wagon sprung with filo pastry.
    And today's Bake Off Challenge is... :)
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    Spot the master baker
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2016
     
    Volkswagen has been awarded this year's Ig Nobel in chemistry. Yay!

    CHEMISTRY PRIZE [GERMANY] — Volkswagen, for solving the problem of excessive automobile pollution emissions by automatically, electromechanically producing fewer emissions whenever the cars are being tested.
    REFERENCE: "EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations", U.S. Environmental Protection Agency news release, September 18, 2015.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2016
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2016
     
    Anybody know how the Aquarius's engine works?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2016
     
    R

    Peugeot tests Israeli range-extender technology in electric car push.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peugeot-electric-idUSKCN0ZT0T4
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    Posted By: TrimAnybody know how the Aquarius's engine works?


    You hold it over your head and money starts raining down upon you?
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      CommentAuthorjohnq
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2016
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2016
     
    Thanks.