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12:45 AM
@ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 How have ya been bud?
 
@DucatiKiller I'm good, kind sir.
 
glad to hear it
I've been chasing harley's with my friend
 
everytime he comes to town he has to look at every FXR that's for sale
he buys and sells them
 
12:47 AM
so, I have to go look at Harley's with him for a few days. Which he absolutely loves.
 
Does he do the "fix-n-flip" on them?
 
he buys them for builders
 
I'm really not all that in love with HD's ... is that sacrilegious?
 
not at all
I'm not in love with them
 
Okay, I feel better now.
:D
 
12:48 AM
lol
here's one that I do like though
 
That is a great looking bike!
It's clean ... just beautiful.
 
I like the builder. He puts modern tech on his builds.
brb phone
 
1:06 AM
I'm in the process of downloading about 50GB worth of game.
It's gunna take a while, lol
Even at 50MB-U/50MB-D, it still takes a little bit.
when I get done, my SSD is gunna be "FULL" ... I'll have about 2-3GB of space left on it.
Not a good thing. Looking at larger SSDs
I don't know that I have the money for a new one though.
@DucatiKiller - Have you ever heard of: ibpublishing.com
 
1:34 AM
@ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I have not
 
@DucatiKiller I signed up with them today to do freelance articles for LS1Tech
"How to" and "diagnostic" articles between 400-700 words pay $25. "Modification" and "brand review" articles of 600-1000 words pay $50.
I'm kind of surprised. I got a response back in two days time telling me I was accepted. I used what I've done here as a reference of sorts.
They asked for a writing sample, so I sent them a small article I wrote on how to hot rod a lawn mower ... basically it talked about how HP is figured and by increasing your RPMs you would in effect raise the HP output of the engine.
 
wow, that's pretty coool
good job
@ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Do they have a list for you to write? How does that work?
 
It could be
Yah, one second.
Same link I posted above.
They have Auto Specialty: HD on there.
 
1:51 AM
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Q: Brake fluid doesn't move in the master cylinder container

MDrazorI have done a clutch bleed on my toyota corolla e120 2006 because I had some difficulties shifting out of 1st gear, I bled it through the slave cylinder and I noticed the fluid was dark black, I was checking the fluid level of course, after clear fluid was coming without air I closed the valve an...

weird
The user that posted this question has two identities because he's not registered.
 
That is really weird.
I see what they are saying it doesn't flow into the master side reservoir ... I know some vehicles use the brake reservoir for the clutch circuit ... I don't know if that's a good idea or not, though.
 
yeah, I've seen that too. I've also seen reservoirs that are duel use but have a single cap and with two caps. That one doesn't seem to have two caps?
IDK
weird
 
I'm wondering if there is a split under the cap?
as in technically two reservoirs?
 
it's possible
I saw that on a datsun b210 I think.
I'm going to have a PTSD moment if I talk about Datsun's too much though.
 
I'm trying to get a better picture of the reservoir.
ROFL!
 
 
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3:26 AM
Whoever sees this... Any idea if I'll see a price difference between checking alignment of one wheel and actually performing front end alignment? You think a shop would even have a price for just a check?
Had a blowout on the way home, but can't tell if it's from alignment or driving too long on a very low tire. The inside edge wore down to the belts.
 
@JPhi1618 I asked that of a shop once my gal drove over the medium of an expressway. They wanted to charge for an overall alignment and not of one wheel. Definitely not saying someone wouldn't, a shop just wouldn't do that for me. They said, "same thing"
Is the car damaged ?
 
No, a strip of rubber came loose and started making a slapping noise so I could safely pull over.
The tire is down to the wear strips, so they needed replacing anyway.
 
but the slapping rubber didn't mess up your wheel well or anything?
 
Nah, it's fine. Suspension feels tight - not worn.
So, it really could be alignment or me abusing a low tire.
 
yeah. thank god it didn't tear up a bunch of body and brake lines. After you get the new tires you'll know if you need an alignment
 
3:35 AM
I had a pretty major (not at fault :) ) accident a year or so ago, and no telling if they checked alignment.
Yea, I'll be keeping a close eye on it for sure. Tires are too expensive not to!
It was only a 1/4" strip, so it was a perfect warning sound.
 
super lucky you weren't hauling ass. :-) there's some mystery meat in alignment for me. I'd get the new tires and take it from there. If it's pulling after that then an alignment is probably in order.
 
Cool, thanks man. Oh, I was going 75 on the tollway! That loose strip saved my ass. And the toll road has free roadside assistance , so another bonus.
 
Free roadside assistance. The benefits of toll roads. Those things don't exist out here but I think I want some.
 
Well, pay $200/mo just to get to work and you might change your mind :P
 
I've changed my mind
 
3:43 AM
Ha, yea.
 
Your a closer. You changed my mind pretty quickly.
Seemed effortless.
 
Well, gotta finish watching TV with the wife. Cya tomorrow. Thanks again.
 
take care, catcha then.
 
 
8 hours later…
11:58 AM
@JPhi1618 - Agree with @DucatiKiller on this. I don't think you're going to find too many places which will do an alignment check for free, unless you purchase tires from them. You may just want to get your front end inspected to ensure there's no mechanical issues, though.
If you do end up getting an alignment, getting a "good for xx year(s)" type deal is not as bad as it sounds. You have to use it, but it can pay off if you buy one for a year and get your alignment checked three times during that period.
 
 
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1:01 PM
Neat. My first out of context downvote on a five year old answer in a long time.
I guess someone doesn't agree with my point "fuel is heavy".
 
Wasn't me
 
@ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2, Thanks. It's not so much that I want a check for free, but it'd be great if they would (prices made up) check the alignment of the one wheel for $30 instead of me having to get a $120 alignment.
And I've certainly used the "good for xx years" before when I knew I was about to replace the suspension. It can be a good deal indeed.
 
How can you just check the alignment for one wheel? It will be relative to the other wheels
 
Yea, I don't know...
I'm not sure how the machine works, but that's a good point.
 
I'm putting together a wiki for the tag
> Use this tag for questions related to tools, techniques and generic methodologies for diagnosing problems. For diagnosing case-specific problems, please use the tag instead.
Seem reasonable?
 
1:15 PM
Sounds good to me.
 
"Case-specific" seems so vague
Is there another way to refer to specific cases?
 
system-specific? I guess that doesn't really mean the same thing.
 
Doesn't work for me
I've left it as case-specific for now
It's a wiki, so it doesn't have to be perfect from the first take
 
 
2 hours later…
3:22 PM
@BobCross, do you have a handy "convert to comment" button or is a manual process?
 
It's manual. I have to jump out of the app on my phone and do it in chrome
I can't see the mod tools in the app.
It's a pain because chrome renders the page with leeeetle weeeee links on the phone. I feel like I'm trying to type with segments of bratwurst.
 
Ha, that's funny.
 
I live to bring you joy. :-)
 
Reminds me of an article I saw... In Japan, meat sticks in the winter are popular. People use the sticks as styluses because they have gloves on.
 
Fortunately compiling time allows for lots of little time slots that I can fill with exactly this sort of nonsense.
A meat stick stylus is both cool and gross at the same time. I need to swipe to the next screen but it's cold so I'll use bacon. Yum and Ick.
 
3:44 PM
Ok, so they were Korean...
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/11/south-korean-iphone-users-turn-to-sausages-as-a-cold-weather-me/
 
My diagnosis stands. The Ick factor increased after I saw the picture of the sausages. Ew ew and ew.
 
 
2 hours later…
5:37 PM
@ᴘᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 one interesting follow up to your AR question is the popularity of twin scroll turbos
 
5:50 PM
Hello everyone
 

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