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big john 04-07-20 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21405492)
Trucks are the main reason I took a pay cut to come to the dark side. My body thanks me every day. I could feel my knees heading south, even with underhood creepers, and the like. The powers that be didn't discriminate on the heavy stuff, nor did they care about the tech that pulled the illuminated MIL ticket, until that tech hit the profit margin, and they then decided it needed to be fixed.

"It's better, but the check engine light is still on"

The MIL was my main job at the dealer. For most of the last 21 years any car with an engine light on came to me first. There was another guy who took some of them for some years but it was mostly me. If it needed to have the transmission torn down it would go to the transmission man but it was up to me to check it out and justify why it needed to go to someone else, for no pay, of course.

big john 04-07-20 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21405555)
Could one of you mechanics fix my turbo. It crapped out on me 5 miles from home. :D

Probably needs to be rebuilt.

Trsnrtr 04-07-20 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21405564)
Probably needs to be rebuilt.

No doubt! :lol:

MoAlpha 04-07-20 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21405566)
No doubt! :lol:

Was it making a funny whining sound before it crumped?

LAJ 04-07-20 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21405560)
The MIL was my main job at the dealer. For most of the last 21 years any car with an engine light on came to me first. There was another guy who took some of them for some years but it was mostly me. If it needed to have the transmission torn down it would go to the transmission man but it was up to me to check it out and justify why it needed to go to someone else, for no pay, of course.

I know it's changed a lot, but the dealer world was good about the niche guys. Indy shops, not so much.

big john 04-07-20 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21405593)
I know it's changed a lot, but the dealer world was good about the niche guys. Indy shops, not so much.

The last independent shop I worked at was probably in 1985, or so. The best one was a gas station in 1983. The owner had a great customer base, people seemed to trust him. 4 mechanics, lots of good equipment, parts room built on to the shop, always busy. Too bad I was a drunk and couldn't make it to work on time, or close to on time.

rjones28 04-07-20 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21405449)
At our local bank, hats and sunglasses are not allowed, because of the cameras. Now there are people going in with masks on. But not hats

Our banks are drive-thru only these days.

BillyD 04-07-20 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21405555)
Could one of you mechanics fix my turbo. It crapped out on me 5 miles from home. :D


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6c4003603.jpeg

:roflmao2: Man down, man down!

datlas 04-07-20 01:06 PM

Regarding the fake meat, we have tried impossible burgers and beyond beef. I think the impossible product is a little more like the real meat.

That said, I have been veg for 30+ years and don't miss meat. So I have no interest in eating this stuff anyway, I just tried each a couple times.

I think they may make more sense for the newly veg or veg-curious types.

ericy 04-07-20 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21405555)
Could one of you mechanics fix my turbo. It crapped out on me 5 miles from home. :D


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6c4003603.jpeg

I bet you were just low on propane.

Trsnrtr 04-07-20 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21405581)
Was it making a funny whining sound before it crumped?

Well, it was wheezing and coughing a little. :)

Trsnrtr 04-07-20 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by ericy (Post 21405663)
I bet you were just low on propane.

Hmm... no gas? I should have given her a burrito while we were there.

Trsnrtr 04-07-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21405638)
:roflmao2: Man down, man down!

I got her started again and she helped get us home. New record for her on two wheels this Spring - 21.6 miles. :thumb:

ericy 04-07-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21405654)
Regarding the fake meat, we have tried impossible burgers and beyond beef. I think the impossible product is a little more like the real meat.

That said, I have been veg for 30+ years and don't miss meat. So I have no interest in eating this stuff anyway, I just tried each a couple times.

I think they may make more sense for the newly veg or veg-curious types.

Some are better than others. A lot of the restaurants around here serve almost all seafood because they think that's what the tourists want. But I don't really care for it all that much, so there might be one or two things on the menu that are appealing to me (as opposed to simply tolerable). But a veggie burger works fine for me.

Before I was married, I was starting to head in the direction of vegetarianism. Once when I was first dating the woman would become my wife, I suggested a vegetarian restaurant - there was silence on the other end of the phone. I might as well have just told her I was bi-sexual. Finally she came back and suggested a place where you can get ribs.:D

BillyD 04-07-20 01:45 PM

I’ll sick with the real meat, thankyouverymuch. Moderate portions, of course.

BillyD 04-07-20 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21405722)
Iíll sick with the real meat, thankyouverymuch. Moderate portions, of course.

Iím curious about whether the fake stuff popularity might nudge grass-fed prices down.

ericy 04-07-20 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21405492)
Trucks are the main reason I took a pay cut to come to the dark side. My body thanks me every day. I could feel my knees heading south, even with underhood creepers, and the like. The powers that be didn't discriminate on the heavy stuff, nor did they care about the tech that pulled the illuminated MIL ticket, until that tech hit the profit margin, and they then decided it needed to be fixed.

I was trying to figure out why your mother-in-law was illuminated.:D

seedsbelize 04-07-20 02:14 PM

Suddenly classical music curious. So far, today, I've tried baroque, beethoven, stravinsky, and am currently listening to mozart. Frankly, I'm having trouble with all of it. Recommendations? Or is it just time that's required? Been R&B all my adult life.

seedsbelize 04-07-20 02:15 PM

39c

indyfabz 04-07-20 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21405638)
:roflmao2: Man down, man down!

No bench?

indyfabz 04-07-20 02:29 PM

NJ has closed all state and county parks.

Kitty should be released around noon tomorrow assuming all continues to go well.

Bah Humbug 04-07-20 02:31 PM

Texas is closing all parks today. I'm sure they're packed right now.

Fingers still crossed for the kitty.

mwat 04-07-20 02:53 PM

Time to try and make an indoor roller.

MoAlpha 04-07-20 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21405764)
Suddenly classical music curious. So far, today, I've tried baroque, beethoven, stravinsky, and am currently listening to mozart. Frankly, I'm having trouble with all of it. Recommendations? Or is it just time that's required? Been R&B all my adult life.

Man, I don't know. Mozart is pretty accessible. Have you tried the Bach Brandenberg concertos? They are a pretty fun listen and in no way incompatible with R & B.

Bah Humbug 04-07-20 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by mwat (Post 21405830)
Time to try and make an indoor roller.

Your second post is in Addiction? Jumping right in.


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