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AZDuffman
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January 13th, 2021 at 2:09:41 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine



Who doesn’t want the girlfriend working on their hot rod when she knows what she’s doing?



I don't. I do not want her to be a clueless ditz who lets the mechanic replace the flux capacitor, but I am not looking for one who works on the car.

I want a gf (well, before I went MGTOW) who can do the things I cannot do well or do not want to do.
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January 13th, 2021 at 2:17:33 PM permalink
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First off, as I already stated, I know how to change oil, do breaks, and much more when it comes to cars, I have rebuilt and installed engines with my fathers supervision. I have oftentimes done my own auto repairs. Even nowadays, I sometime put in my own car stereo systems, amplifier and all, I have even done it without using a wiring harness. I'm always attempting to do things myself, even if I have never done it before.



B-R-A-K-E-S

Obviously, but my voice to text doesn't seem to know that.
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January 13th, 2021 at 2:37:09 PM permalink
Newish automobile skills I have been forced to learn in the last couple of years:
-how to unlock a keyless automobile when the battery dies.
-how to get an e-shifter vehicle into neutral with a dead battery.
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January 13th, 2021 at 2:54:34 PM permalink
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-how to get an e-shifter vehicle into neutral with a dead battery.



Interesting. I would never have thought of that one.
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AZDuffman
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January 13th, 2021 at 3:13:26 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Quote: AZDuffman

Quote: AxelWolf

First off, as I already stated, I know how to change oil, do breaks, and much more when it comes to cars, I have rebuilt and installed engines with my fathers supervision. I have oftentimes done my own auto repairs. Even nowadays, I sometime put in my own car stereo systems, amplifier and all, I have even done it without using a wiring harness. I'm always attempting to do things myself, even if I have never done it before.



B-R-A-K-E-S

Obviously, but my voice to text doesn't seem to know that.



Which is just one reason I hate VTT.
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AZDuffman
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January 13th, 2021 at 3:15:45 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Newish automobile skills I have been forced to learn in the last couple of years:
-how to unlock a keyless automobile when the battery dies.
-how to get an e-shifter vehicle into neutral with a dead battery.



I completely do not like the way cars are going with the electrics. I want a solid cable to my e-brake. I do not like the idea of nothing connected to open the doors. Nor acceleration by wire, steer by wire, or all the rest. I wonder if in 10 years when this stuff is wearing out it will hold up?
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billryan
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January 13th, 2021 at 3:31:03 PM permalink
Is there a point to any of this drivel?
rxwine
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January 13th, 2021 at 3:39:20 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I completely do not like the way cars are going with the electrics. I want a solid cable to my e-brake. I do not like the idea of nothing connected to open the doors. Nor acceleration by wire, steer by wire, or all the rest. I wonder if in 10 years when this stuff is wearing out it will hold up?



They don't want that. Bur you probably wouldn't want it either if complexity and obsolescence kept you in business. HANDS OFF.

BAD!!!!
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GOOD
replace bulb every 3-4 years.
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AZDuffman
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January 13th, 2021 at 4:07:51 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

They don't want that. Bur you probably wouldn't want it either if complexity and obsolescence kept you in business. HANDS OFF.

BAD!!!!
At 117-year-old (as of June 2018), the Centennial Light is the world's longest-lasting light bulb. Burning since June of 1901, it is currently located inside Fire Station #6 at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Departmen

GOOD
replace bulb every 3-4 years.



I have lost brakes twice in my life so that makes me want a solid cable.
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AxelWolf
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January 13th, 2021 at 4:29:31 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Newish automobile skills I have been forced to learn in the last couple of years:
-how to unlock a keyless automobile when the battery dies.

I have had this happen, theres a special key inside my key fob that you have to do a combination of turns in order for it to work and unlock the door, its kinda tricky.

I also lost my key fob and it cost me like 400 to replace it, i don't remember the exactly what it cost now. I kinda got scammed from the mobile locksmith guy . It was a pain in the ass and pricy to go to the dealership and get one made and programed so i just wanted someone to come out and do it. I called around asking for prices, I finally got quoted about $225 or something like that. I knew that was suspiciously low, but I was desperate to get it done ASAP. I knew/know there are lots of crooks in the locksmith business.

When the guy(I think he was Armenian or something like that)got here he said he had to charge me extra to get inside the car since the car doors were locked and he needed to get inside to make me a new key. I said, of course, I'm locked out of the car, why else would I have called you guys? He said, "I don't know, maybe you just wanted an extra key made, how would I know that?" I'm sure I said something smart ass back, but i can't recall what I said now.

I also messed up and originally miss stated the year of my car by one year, this didn't technically really matter and I knew this since there isn't a change in the process or anything special between the year I stated and the year of my car. Nonetheless, this gave the guy the opportunity to claim their quote was based on the year I stated, but this particular year would be more. I told him this was all BS and i knew it. I was going to tell him to FK off, but, I just said to myself FK it, since I needed it done ASAP(there was some important thing in the car I needed) and it would cost me the same or more going somewhere else. Also, it's probably not a good idea to mess with the locksmith that now knows where you live and what you drive.

To make things worst, I found my original key fob a few days later in a place I already searched, I just did not search that spot well enough.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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