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WhyFi 03-13-22 07:43 PM

^^^ I LOLed.

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22437986)
^^^ I LOLed.

Just looking at those trigger clamps on a spring gives me the heebiejeebies.

Excellent backup :)

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22437955)
Good call. You'll zip right through it. Mark the spindles before removal to aid in close alignment settings.

Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

LAJ 03-13-22 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437992)
Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

I did two of those intake gaskets a day, which for an indie, was pretty OK. Transmissions? Not my forte :)

genejockey 03-13-22 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437992)
Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

I had to make a decision about the Subaru Outback, where it needed new head gaskets just to pass smog, but it was otherwise fine. If the Blue Book value of a car is $X, and it's got a mechanical problem that won't let you register it that will cost $X - 500 to fix, but you don't have the 4-5 X for a new car......

LAJ 03-13-22 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22438005)
I had to make a decision about the Subaru Outback, where it needed new head gaskets just to pass smog, but it was otherwise fine. If the Blue Book value of a car is $X, and it's got a mechanical problem that won't let you register it that will cost $X - 500 to fix, but you don't have the 4-5 X for a new car......

There are certain years of Subie that have two types. One type is the one that needs head gaskets, the other type is the one that just got head gaskets. Unfortunately the type that just got head gaskets morphs into the type that needs head gaskets, rather quickly. Subaru's have many such idiosyncrasies, sadly. The newer one's seem to be a bit more bulletproof.

genejockey 03-13-22 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22438010)
There are certain years of Subie that have two types. One type is the one that needs head gaskets, the other type is the one that just got head gaskets. Unfortunately the type that just got head gaskets morphs into the type that needs head gaskets, rather quickly. Subaru's have many such idiosyncrasies, sadly. The newer one's seem to be a bit more bulletproof.

It's quite the change going from the Subaru that drank oil to the Dodge where it takes the entire time between oil changes to lose a quart of oil. 10,000 miles, and that's the car telling me when to change it.

abshipp 03-13-22 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22438010)
There are certain years of Subie that have two types. One type is the one that needs head gaskets, the other type is the one that just got head gaskets. Unfortunately the type that just got head gaskets morphs into the type that needs head gaskets, rather quickly. Subaru's have many such idiosyncrasies, sadly. The newer one's seem to be a bit more bulletproof.

My brother had a 01 Forester and my mother had an 08 so I've known about the head gasket thing for a while. I also know that it's pretty critical to replace the timing belt around 100k and while you're in there it's best to replace some accessory components that are easy to get to since the engine has to be pulled.

I never ended up buying one for myself because every one for sale had over 100k and none of that work done, but priced like you wouldn't need to put $3k into it just to keep the pistons from getting cozy with the valves at any moment. Which is what happened to my mother's.

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435867)
Kudos.

I would prefer Tucson because Mt Lemmon. Or Albuquerque because Sandia Crest.

Any good hillclimbs in PHX??

Humbolt hill is nearby. It's partially gravel though. You can start farther out for more elevation gain and more miles.

https://www.strava.com/segments/14291806

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22438030)
Humbolt hill is nearby. It's partially gravel though. You can start farther out for more elevation gain and more miles.

https://www.strava.com/segments/14291806

I want to hit this one sometime, but start from farther out and go further past the end of this segment. Nice curvy road is fun in the car, should be super fun on a bike.

https://www.strava.com/segments/1876657

Oooh, Chloe Woodruff has the QOM!

LAJ 03-13-22 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22438025)
My brother had a 01 Forester and my mother had an 08 so I've known about the head gasket thing for a while. I also know that it's pretty critical to replace the timing belt around 100k and while you're in there it's best to replace some accessory components that are easy to get to since the engine has to be pulled.

I never ended up buying one for myself because every one for sale had over 100k and none of that work done, but priced like you wouldn't need to put $3k into it just to keep the pistons from getting cozy with the valves at any moment. Which is what happened to my mother's.

Yep. Timing belts, idlers, et al were part of the maintenance package in those things. The DOHC ones were a fine treat, because if you didn't hold the cams on the drivers side, they would rotate, and the valves would hit each other. Bear in mind, these were in the same head, and they would cause a light load cruise misfire. That was a treat to find the first one. After that, it was a walk in the park, but not so much good news for the customer.

big john 03-13-22 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437992)
Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

The manifold is a giant pain but it's just labor. You have to catch it at the first sign of coolant in the oil, or do it preemptively.

I actually paid a guy to do it on my Blazer. I also paid a guy to do the heads on Mrs John's 3.1 Buick. I did part of it but I don't have time for that. Well, I didn't then.

genejockey 03-13-22 09:55 PM

Meh.
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Velo Vol 03-13-22 10:21 PM

Updates From The Actual North


#GoldenSnowball

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3c9a07af46.jpg


#GoldenBasketball

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LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22438104)
Updates From The Actual North
#GoldenBasketball

I hope you've been staying on your side of the state and avoiding any altercations with camels.

https://www.abc15.com/news/national/...o-sheriff-says

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 11:17 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22437611)
Confession:

I've been binge listening to Steely Dan lately. I've always liked them but unlike some other artists I've never binged them.
:foo:

I've been listening to a lot of Bonnie Raitt, I swear 1972 to 2012 her voice just got better. Just now noticed she had a 2016 release, so playing that now.

My favorite from her 2012 record: (such a good version of an awesome song)


bampilot06 03-14-22 03:38 AM

Trying to get home now, and then will going to the doctor. The pain in my abdomen is getting worse, but iím really at a loss of what it could be. Appendicitis is really the only thing that fits, but iím not doubled over, I donít have a fever, and the pain started in my lower back and moved forward not at my belly button.
Any of the docs here have any ideas? Just want some idea of what to expect I guess.


Heres the weird part. Last week my buddy that I cycle with, his wife was admitted to the hospital for something very similar. Pain was in the same general area, doctors couldnít find anything but kept her in the hospital overnight. She went home the next day but then her heart rate increased and her legs and arms started to go numb. Went back to the hospital and was then diagnosed with a UTI.

Personally I have never had a UTI but I canít imagine it feels like this.

ls01 03-14-22 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22437886)
Can't be about money.

It can always be about money. #tomuchneverenough

ls01 03-14-22 03:55 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22438208)
Trying to get home now, and then will going to the doctor. The pain in my abdomen is getting worse, but iím really at a loss of what it could be. Appendicitis is really the only thing that fits, but iím not doubled over, I donít have a fever, and the pain started in my lower back and moved forward not at my belly button.
Any of the docs here have any ideas? Just want some idea of what to expect I guess.


Heres the weird part. Last week my buddy that I cycle with, his wife was admitted to the hospital for something very similar. Pain was in the same general area, doctors couldnít find anything but kept her in the hospital overnight. She went home the next day but then her heart rate increased and her legs and arms started to go numb. Went back to the hospital and was then diagnosed with a UTI.

Personally I have never had a UTI but I canít imagine it feels like this.

Makes me think of kidney stone.

I am not ,nor do I play Dr. On t.v.

bampilot06 03-14-22 04:00 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22438212)
Makes me think of kidney stone.

I am not ,nor do I play Dr. On t.v.

Dont wish that black magic on my Ricky Bobby!

ls01 03-14-22 04:07 AM

So, I put the 2009 Tarmac back together. 10 speed Sram red. It has the correct wheel clearance to run the 25 mm wide tubeless wheels I built up. It has full size road gearing on it, a 53 up front. But what the hey.
I've had this thought in my head about selling off the '16 Tarmacs group set, and replacing it with red22 or etap like I have on Contador. Now that I think about it, it has to have an e groupset. And cable pulled disk. Or maybe just selling it off complete and building up another bike with less compromises. I think I'd get beat up over the price though.

ls01 03-14-22 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22438216)
Dont wish that black magic on my Ricky Bobby!

I wouldn't, been there done that, no bueno.

bampilot06 03-14-22 04:17 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22438220)
I wouldn't, been there done that, no bueno.


How many days did it take for the pain to build to the max?

DougRNS 03-14-22 04:57 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22438139)
I've been listening to a lot of Bonnie Raitt, I swear 1972 to 2012 her voice just got better. Just now noticed she had a 2016 release, so playing that now.

My favorite from her 2012 record: (such a good version of an awesome song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T_aMNbXVdA

I like both and she makes it her own.
#AllAlongTheWatchtower

indyfabz 03-14-22 05:14 AM

Itís my destiny to be average.

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indyfabz 03-14-22 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22438210)
It can always be about money. #tomuchneverenough


datlas 03-14-22 05:22 AM

Good morning Velo Vol !

ls01 03-14-22 05:34 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22438225)
How many days did it take for the pain to build to the max?

it was 5 days of just discomfort, nothing I could place, then agony for about 6 hours till I went to the hospital.

datlas 03-14-22 05:38 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22438208)
Trying to get home now, and then will going to the doctor. The pain in my abdomen is getting worse, but iím really at a loss of what it could be. Appendicitis is really the only thing that fits, but iím not doubled over, I donít have a fever, and the pain started in my lower back and moved forward not at my belly button.
Any of the docs here have any ideas? Just want some idea of what to expect I guess.


Heres the weird part. Last week my buddy that I cycle with, his wife was admitted to the hospital for something very similar. Pain was in the same general area, doctors couldnít find anything but kept her in the hospital overnight. She went home the next day but then her heart rate increased and her legs and arms started to go numb. Went back to the hospital and was then diagnosed with a UTI.

Personally I have never had a UTI but I canít imagine it feels like this.

Too many possibilities. You need someone to go over details in person and also do a good physical exam. Hope it's diagnosed/resolved soon.

datlas 03-14-22 05:40 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22438253)
Itís my destiny to be average.

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