Woody MegaDork
1/9/19 10:02 p.m.

In reply to Daylan C :

The offending piece of E36 M3 was a 3.7, original owner, not a ton of miles.

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
1/9/19 10:04 p.m.

In reply to Woody :

Good to know. I agreed to do it but was firm on the condition that he had to have it over here early enough that I could get it done by 2pm, because I'm not canceling my plans I have been looking forward too since monday.

Woody MegaDork
1/9/19 10:05 p.m.

In reply to Daylan C :

Just be prepared to weld a nut onto that broken bolt.

Antihero Dork
1/9/19 11:16 p.m.
Woody said:
Daylan C said:

My annoying cousin I don't like having anything to do with apparently needs somebody to put a thermostat in his Dakota. Trying to decide if I'm going just flat out say no or charge slightly more than the normal family rate. 

I normally don't believe in charging family for help but I realize I actually can choose who I consider family.

I can help you with this: Don't do it!

The first and last time that I changed the thermostat on a Dakota, the steel bolt snapped off in the aluminum intake manifold. I carefully drilled it out and successfully snapped off a hardened EZ Out in there. That was right before I quit and had it towed to a shop because I couldn't stand looking at it anymore.

Don't help him change the starter either. There were three different starters listed for the same engine/year combo.Even when searching by VIN. They are not interchangeable.

Berk Dakotas.

Wow.....i impressed my soon to be wife by changing her thermostat on her wreck of a 02 explorer in 10 min flat.....its usually easy

Javelin MegaDork
1/10/19 8:39 a.m.

I actually regret not having intermittent wipers in my lightweight Porsche Boxster...

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
1/10/19 10:25 a.m.

Turns out the Dakota is a 3.9. I no longer want a 5.9 Dakota in my life. Also I remember Dusterbd13 asking about Magnum front accessories. The Dakota setup is definitely more compact and more usable in a Duster.

Edit, it's done. I did have to steal a bolt out of my spare Magnum intake because I lost one though.

Ransom PowerDork
1/10/19 6:09 p.m.

My Ferdinand T-shirt, the one with the "think twice, wrench once" logo on it, has discolored spots because I was MIGing in a T-shirt. I failed to think twice.

Wally MegaDork
1/10/19 8:42 p.m.

I have reached an odd point in my life where finding my favorite pens on sale will likely be the highlight of my week. Also, I have a favorite pen. 

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
1/10/19 8:57 p.m.

In reply to Wally :

Dude I'm pretty fond of those pens myself. I'm still at the point where I buy them after I lost all of the ones I had and need more though.

Appleseed MegaDork
1/10/19 10:26 p.m.

My favorite pen is a pencil.

I make mistakes.


I need the ability to erase.

Maybe I'm just a closet Soviet.

Woody MegaDork
1/12/19 8:16 a.m.

My daughter called me in a panic from Maine because her Check Engine light came on. I told her to drive to AutoZone, have them scan the codes and send them to me. She did.

The next day, she called me back and said that the light went out when she was driving to work, even though she hadn't done anything to fix the car.

I told her that I fixed it remotely using a new app on my iPhone.

nutherjrfan UltraDork
1/12/19 4:46 p.m.

not only did I get the Lyft stickers today I also got the title for the Versa which I'll be using.  Registered Tuesday arrived Saturday.  Not bad.  The minor confession.  They didn't put the lien on there for the CU that financed the car.  Uh.  What do I do?  Let sleeping dogs lie? It's a small loan $3.5k not that it makes any legal difference but I will pay it off before the year is out for sure. indecision

nutherjrfan UltraDork
1/12/19 4:52 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

my writing tablet cost $750 but I can erase to my hearts content.  on the rare occasion I need a pen or pencil i can't find one which is what i intended. smiley

stanger_missle SuperDork
1/12/19 5:27 p.m.

Did you know that BK still has the 10 chicken nuggets for a dollar promotion going on?

My minor confession is that I ate 30 chicken nuggets for lunch today. Filled the hungry hole for less than $3.50 laugh

barefootskater HalfDork
1/12/19 5:44 p.m.

In reply to stanger_missle :


dculberson UltimaDork
1/12/19 8:14 p.m.

In reply to stanger_missle :

Good deal. You gotta do what you gotta do. I still have fond memories of the summer when I was young and broke and Rallies had their basic burger for $.59. I would drive through and get a rally burger and a water. Or if I was feeling flush, two rally burgers and a water. That was a good summer. 

Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
1/13/19 7:47 p.m.

It was raining hard today, and my car was filthy.

I stopped in a self-serve car wash and spent 5 minutes loosening all the dirt on the car with the big brush without feeding the machine any money, then drove back out into the rain. 

It's cleaner.

Wally MegaDork
1/13/19 7:55 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

For a while when I got out of school McDonalds had a $.39 hamburger deal once a week and Arby’s had 2 for 1 beef and cheddars. We would stock the shop fridge with a weeks worth every Tuesday.

M2Pilot Dork
1/13/19 8:52 p.m.

Telling my age here but so what.  I remember when my home town got its'  1st Hardees.  Burgers were $.15.  For some time after they opened lots of 15 cent hamburger joints sprang up.

stanger_missle SuperDork
1/14/19 6:04 p.m.

So, I bought a bunch of LEDs for the Forte. Most if the interior lights were burned out which made it like a cave at 5AM. I also replaced nearly every exterior bulb with an LED. When I got to the rear of the car, I noticed the CHMSL was out. I knew the driver's side brake light was out but I had no idea the 3rd brake light bulb had popped.

That means I was driving in near-death experience traffic daily with only one brake light surprise.

Check your bulbs kids! And don't assume the dealer you bought your car from cares enough to replace burned out bulbs.

robmillion New Reader
1/14/19 7:42 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I got the JG Wentworth TV jingle in at least 5 people's heads today. No one deserves that.


Appleseed MegaDork
1/14/19 8:08 p.m.

Wow! When did I say that?

mtn MegaDork
1/14/19 11:10 p.m.
Appleseed said:

Wow! When did I say that?

First page of all this bitching

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
1/15/19 4:15 a.m.

The past couple days I've somehow been surprised multiple times when my phone's touch screen doesn't cooperate while I'm wearing gloves. 

NickD UberDork
1/15/19 8:14 a.m.

In reply to Wally :

Also a fan of those pens,  but I use the 0.38mm Ultra Fine, which are not available in pretty much any store, so I have to buy them off of Amazon. And the quality control is a bit spotty. About 1 in every 4 is bad right out of the box

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