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seedsbelize 04-10-20 10:11 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21410818)
I'll check it out.

I'm listening to it now. A bit on the lively side.

Trsnrtr 04-10-20 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21410848)
For most of the last 20 years I was the only one at the job who had any carburetor experience at all. The younger guys weren't even born when GM stopped using carbs. I stopped working on customer carburetors around 2000 or 2001, I think. Just too time consuming and people's expectations are too high. I still did carb work for the shop owner's fleet of old cars.

The last car that I had anything close to a carb was a 1989 Ford Escort that had a fuel injected carburetor or at least that was what I was told when I had to have it worked on.

I don’t know crap about cars anymore but I do know how to sync a set of SU carbs by ear. 👍

datlas 04-10-20 10:37 AM

It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

Trsnrtr 04-10-20 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411040)
It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

Congrats! :bday:

You share a birthday with my 18 year old grandson who was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis at 13 or so. We went over, put his presents on the front porch, rang the doorbell, backed off 10’ and then sang happy birthday when he came to the door. :)

big john 04-10-20 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21411032)
The last car that I had anything close to a carb was a 1989 Ford Escort that had a fuel injected carburetor or at least that was what I was told when I had to have it worked on.

It's called throttle body injection. The throttle body, the thing people think is a carburetor, holds one or two injectors which spray fuel into the manifold. I have seen an aftermarket set-up with four injectors in the TB.
Now we have direct injection. High voltage injectors spray fuel into the combustion chamber under 1200psi. What could go wrong?

WhyFi 04-10-20 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411040)
It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

:bday:

kissTheApex 04-10-20 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411040)
It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

:bday:

BillyD 04-10-20 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411040)
It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

See, I told you to stop calling it a censor. But nooooooooo . . . .




Happy Birthday from BillyD, anyway! I can’t speak for the filter. :lol:

MoAlpha 04-10-20 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411040)
It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

:bday:

I finally get to use it.

MoAlpha 04-10-20 12:34 PM

Hey, @datlas. My wife is having asymptomatic PACs or PVCs by palpation, several a minute. She's healthy and fit, but totally stressed from trying to manage and save her group practice in the midst of this chaos. Should I make it about me by panicking?

Velo Vol 04-10-20 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411040)
It's my special day and I didn't get an email from BF like in past years.

Sad!

I did, earlier.


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datlas 04-10-20 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21411243)
Hey, @datlas. My wife is having asymptomatic PACs or PVCs by palpation, several a minute. She's healthy and fit, but totally stressed from trying to manage and save her group practice in the midst of this chaos. Should I make it about me by panicking?

Nope. Ignore. Cut caffeine and stress management. If it really starts to bother her she could take a 1/2 metoprolol succinate 25mg daily, as long as she does not have asthma.

Fun fact: metoprolol succinate is one of the few "XL" medicines that can be cut. The absorption is attenuated by the drug itself, compared to the shorter acting metoprolol tartrate.

MoAlpha 04-10-20 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411265)
Nope. Ignore. Cut caffeine and stress management. If it really starts to bother her she could take a 1/2 metoprolol succinate 25mg daily, as long as she does not have asthma.

Fun fact: metoprolol succinate is one of the few "XL" medicines that can be cut. The absorption is attenuated by the drug itself, compared to the shorter acting metoprolol tartrate.

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. She hasn't noticed anything and feels fine. She was hypertensive for a few years, back when she wasn't exercising, and has kept on checking her BP. The BP machine told her she had an "irregular heartbeat" and I felt her wrist.

seedsbelize 04-10-20 01:11 PM

We will hit 41C today and tomorrow, and have been at or above 38 for quite a few days. Our Coronavirus cases continue to rise. Yucatan ranks 4th highest per capita in the country. Hot weather doesn't seem to be the panacea some have hoped for.

datlas 04-10-20 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21411277)
Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. She hasn't noticed anything and feels fine. She was hypertensive for a few years, back when she wasn't exercising, and has kept on checking her BP. The BP machine told her she had an "irregular heartbeat" and I felt her wrist.

Ectopy is almost always benign unless the burden of PVC's is huge like >10%, if that's the case and it goes on for YEARS it can lead to a cardiomyopathy.

I would not worry too much about it. What does she do for work??

MoAlpha 04-10-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21411319)
Ectopy is almost always benign unless the burden of PVC's is huge like >10%, if that's the case and it goes on for YEARS it can lead to a cardiomyopathy.

I would not worry too much about it. What does she do for work??

Psychologist. Does only assessment these days, but manages a big multi-specialty psychology practice.

seedsbelize 04-10-20 01:16 PM

Going back to ancient history aka my Facebook days, I dug in when pressured with birthday wishes. It appears that fault has stuck with me. Maybe tomorrow.

Velo Vol 04-10-20 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21411313)
We will hit 41C today and tomorrow, and have been at or above 38 for quite a few days.

It's winter again, here. :rolleyes:

seedsbelize 04-10-20 01:19 PM

And now I will venture out for my daily visit to the other property, a five minute walk away. I've been going at 5ish, as things cool down a bit, and feel like I"m in grand central station. I imagine that won't be the case now.

abshipp 04-10-20 01:24 PM

There's a brand new episode of "Funky Electrical Problems From Your 2011 Chevy Colorado" that aired this morning.

Driving in to work, I had no turn signals at all indicated on the dash. No aural indications of the lights switching on and off, either.

I parked my truck and turned the key to the "off" position, and nothing happened. The truck kept running and everything stayed on. I cycled the key to "on" and then back to "off". Worked normally.

At lunch I went out to check to see if anything was actually happening with the lights on the outside. Turned hazards on, all four corners lit up properly.

Switched on left turn signal, left side lights flash.

Switched on right turn signal, left sight lights flash...

Likely have a sticky contact somewhere in the switch. Possibly in the ignition switch as well? At least I have a project for the weekend though :rolleyes:

abshipp 04-10-20 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21411347)
"Funky Electrical Problems From Your 2011 Chevy Colorado"

The internet is so incredibly useful sometimes. From another forum:


Something very strange started happening two days ago with the turn signals on my 2006 3.5L Colorado WT. First I noticed that no matter which way I flipped the turn signal level, it was always flashing the left signal, both the actual lamp and the dash indicator. Then yesterday for a couple of hours I lost turn signals completely, but I noticed that if I left the lever right or left the turn signal warning indicator would come on like normal even though no turn signals or dash indicator was showing. Today I'm back to the original problem. Signalling left or right always flashes the left signal and dash indicator.

Has anyone seen this before?

UPDATE: I had a look at the circuit diagram and realized that the turn signal switch is a two-wire device rather than the standard 3-wire SPDT type. Apparently this switch has two resistors inside that both connect on one end to ground. The switch connects the other end of one of the two resistors to the control unit, which detects whether to activate the right or left signals by the resistance detected to ground.

This means that a loose connection that raised the series resistance could fool the control unit into thinking it should activate the left blinker when the right one was selected.

Bah Humbug 04-10-20 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21411347)
There's a brand new episode of "Funky Electrical Problems From Your 2011 Chevy Colorado" that aired this morning.

Driving in to work, I had no turn signals at all indicated on the dash. No aural indications of the lights switching on and off, either.

I parked my truck and turned the key to the "off" position, and nothing happened. The truck kept running and everything stayed on. I cycled the key to "on" and then back to "off". Worked normally.

At lunch I went out to check to see if anything was actually happening with the lights on the outside. Turned hazards on, all four corners lit up properly.

Switched on left turn signal, left side lights flash.

Switched on right turn signal, left sight lights flash...

Likely have a sticky contact somewhere in the switch. Possibly in the ignition switch as well? At least I have a project for the weekend though :rolleyes:

Electrical problems are always fun to diagnose, especially when they're intermittent. Also, note that this is another GM ignition switch issue.

OTOH, I must give kudos for dropping an "aural" in casual conversation.

datlas 04-10-20 01:36 PM

Nothing against any lurking pharmacists there....but on a daily basis I get SEVERAL messages from pharmacists stating the patient's current (and longstanding) medicine is not available due to backorder/shortage.

That's it. How about telling me what CLOSEST medicine they have that insurance will cover?

No. So I either have to call them to ask that, or play "read their mind" and order what I think is the next best choice. Often times insurance won't cover that. Or it's backordered.

Sigh.

abshipp 04-10-20 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21411354)
Electrical problems are always fun to diagnose, especially when they're intermittent. Also, note that this is another GM ignition switch issue.

OTOH, I must give kudos for dropping an "aural" in casual conversation.

Intermittent electrical problems are a recurring theme with this thing, frustratingly enough.

Had the wiring from the "door open" switch on the driver side fail twice, about a year apart. I checked my initial repair and it was fine, it failed in a different spot :rolleyes:

I have an intermittent ground somewhere around a junction box that will cause the AC/heater fan blower to be intermittent. It's favorite time to fail is, naturally, on the highway on a hot or cold day with no good place to pull over and jiggle it until it works again.

Now turn signal switch and ignition switch issue.

Truck has 110k miles :notamused: And it's on it's second engine.

datlas 04-10-20 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21411329)
Psychologist. Does only assessment these days, but manages a big multi-specialty psychology practice.

I hope she is eligible to get one of those small business payroll loans from the feds that turns into a grant if certain conditions are met. We have applied for them. Fingers crossed we can all survive.


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