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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The automotive equivalent of a bow thruster.
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    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    The AC guy probably had a brainfart. :)
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    Ownership Verified: Oh no, they've got another one - leviathan's MX-5 NC

    Er, what? Anything made between like 1992 and 2014 or so should have R134a, regardless of make and model. I wasn't aware that any other gas even existed. Its replacement (R1234yf) started appearing on new models around 2012-2013 or so, but AFAIK car manufacturers weren't required to move to...
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    Ownership Verified: 2020 Kia Telluride

    That's my brand.
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Its on an island, accessible by boat or snowmobile depending on season. The place has been in the family for four generations and nothing out of the ordinary has happened there ever. So I’m not too worried 😄
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Why are apps and cloud services made by "old" companies almost always complete crap? For example, the Mitsubishi Electric split AC I just set up... well, the cloud part of it, anyway. The indoor unit has wi-fi and comes with an app that looks and behaves like it's in early beta. It does the...
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    Ownership Verified: 244 inches of America v2.0 (2014 Ford F150)

    I’m fairly certain @MXM ’s Fiat Panda is legally allowed to tow that trailer, so your 4x4 truck better not be breaking a sweat. :D
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    Ownership Verified: 2020 Kia Telluride

    It seems to be an American market thing. You guys like your V8's, but seeing where you're going at night is not a priority. :P
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I'm assuming $65k buys you the mother of all Wranglers. What's the point of one of these then?
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    Will 2WD become a rarity a'la the manual? - Gaining Traction: Americans Shun Two-wheel Drive In Record Numbers

    At what point does AWD even become a necessity? It depends entirely on who you ask. I talked to some guy that traded his Hilux for a new Rav4 Hybrid, and I asked him what the electric AWD is like. He replied that he had bought a FWD model, because "he never used 4WD in the hilux anyway" ... I...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I've been watching a youtube channel called "Matt's Off Road Recovery" that's ran by a towing company out of Utah that also does off road recovery using (mainly) an XJ Cherokee and a trailer. Basically, this is the guy you call if you're stuck or broken down on an offroad adventure. I know...
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    Routers for the year 2020

    I was stuck with a Fritzbox cable modem that thankfully was rock solid, reliable and fast, because it couldn’t be bridged. What killed it was when my ISP got bought up and the new company stopped providing security updates for the old modem. I eventually decided I wanted current updates so I had...
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    Routers for the year 2020

    for me one of the selling points of the amplifi is that the repeater device plugs straight into the wall with no wires.
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    Ownership Verified: The wait was long enough: leviathan's Tesla Model 3 Performance

    I haven’t heard of any car where the suspension bits are included in the service schedule. These things are replaced when they start clunking or when the friendly MOT person tells you.
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