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View Poll Results: Which day(s) of the week works best for you? You can select multiple days.
Sunday 3 30.00%
Monday 4 40.00%
Tuesday 4 40.00%
Wednesday 6 60.00%
Thursday 5 50.00%
Friday 2 20.00%
Saturday 2 20.00%
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anyone have a good cheap source or idea for block heaters for my rabbit?
ended up running later for work, and then running out of gas in the 944 and missing work altogether because the rabbit wouldnt hop this morning! toooo cold!
glow plugs are good
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:39 PM
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anyone have a good cheap source or idea for block heaters for my rabbit?

ended up running later for work, and then running out of gas in the 944 and missing work altogether because the rabbit wouldnt hop this morning! toooo cold!
glow plugs are good
For this climate, go and put a 75 (100 if you can get one) watt bulb in the engine room near the BATTERY and leave it on. This worked for me when I worked in Wyoming for the much colder winters there.

A second one in the engine room does not hurt as well.

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well the current belief is that one of the lower portions of the fuel lines along the frame rail is frozen, stupid diesel!
im towing it down to my shop to work on it wednesday, but well see what happens. I spent a good half hour with a blow dryer warming up the fuel lines and pump, but i believe the freeze is further back because i can see fuel in the line from the filter to the pump (clear line).
gonna have to do a few tests!
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:59 PM
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The heaters now are a replacement for an engine block freeze plug.
All my cars have one. (water pumpers)
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Started plugging in the F250 TD. I don't even have to scrape the windshield in the am.

Block heater install is kind of a summer job unless you have a heated shop.
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Who is in for Thursday?
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I'm in, but I'm turning my phone off this time. Damned thing always ruins my fun at the last possible moment.

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Old 12-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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Who is in for Thursday?
Can't make it this time,....Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
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Can't make it this time,....Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
Steve, I have a jar of "Christmas" pickles set aside for you. I'll get them to you in January.
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I'll be there.
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Steve, I have a jar of "Christmas" pickles set aside for you. I'll get them to you in January.
Thank you, Sir!!!
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I can make it.
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I think I'll be there, gawdwillinandthecreekdontrise.
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Hello all.
I’ve got homework for you all for this Thursday’s gathering. The challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to come up with recommendations for my BIL for a new car for my sister for her next birthday. The spec requirement is:
1. > $50K. Would like to get her a new car but will consider used.
2. A “sports car” (though I think he actually means “sporty car” based upon the rest of his list)
3. AWD. The car is for all-year use in Syracuse, NY
4. It needs a usable back seat
5. Like all right thinking women (and men) she has historically preferred a manual shift for control.
6. MY BIL has no mechanical aptitude, so it needs to be reliable.
Let the debate begin.
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Jim. Does it have to be a manual? A Mercedes 4Matic may fit the bill. If it is a lease return, lots of models in the E class would fit the bill. A new C class is within range as well.
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Jim. Does it have to be a manual? A Mercedes 4Matic may fit the bill. If it is a lease return, lots of models in the E class would fit the bill. A new C class is within range as well.
I'm sure she could live with it.
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I don't think we'll make it this week. I've got a lot of editing to do (and possibly some re-shoots) for my film school project due next week.

The film is not about our 911, but it does feature our girl…

http://youtu.be/AbR21XcOTyw
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Here ya go Jim.
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Hello all.
I’ve got homework for you all for this Thursday’s gathering. The challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to come up with recommendations for my BIL for a new car for my sister for her next birthday. The spec requirement is:
1. > $50K. Would like to get her a new car but will consider used.
2. A “sports car” (though I think he actually means “sporty car” based upon the rest of his list)
3. AWD. The car is for all-year use in Syracuse, NY
4. It needs a usable back seat
5. Like all right thinking women (and men) she has historically preferred a manual shift for control.
6. MY BIL has no mechanical aptitude, so it needs to be reliable.
Let the debate begin.

Jim, don't overlook the BMW X3. My wife drives one and I get to thrash on it from time to time. Very quick, handles great and room for your junk. I can take the highway 26 westbound to highway 217 southbound interchange at 75MPH (apex speed). That's my measuring stick for how a car handles. I did that curve at 90MPH (apex speed) in my hot rod M3, back in the day. Don't even ask what my corner entry speed was.

Any of the BMW AWD cars are a good choice. Sporty driver cars with some utilitarian capability.

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Yeah, I have been hearing of a lot of love for AWD BMW from the various feelers I have put out on this question.
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Eric:

I've already got the tape in my car, so I'll have it tomorrow evening for you.
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