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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I get it a lot of people do not like it but at the same time there are a lot of people that would rather have the interaction. At the same time there is a ton of inefficiency in the robocall systems as well. The majority of the time I pound 0 until a human gets on the phone and normally I am...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I figured that out after his first email on Saturday, if you are a salesman worth a crap you will answer questions better than flat out refusing a quote and not asking further questions. This morning I checked their website and the car was gone so either someone bought it between Saturday...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Fair enough but if someone requests a quote either in person or online I am expecting a quote in the response not the same pictures they have on their website and a flat out refusal of what I consider a reasonable request for an out the door price when the customer has already informed the...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    We have been kicking around the idea of trading in the wife's 2010 Edge with 163k miles on the odo. I found a 2019 Explorer sport for a pretty good price at a dealer two hours from here so I sent a request on their web page last night. This morning I get a text asking if it is ok for them to...
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    Post your Achievements - New Jobs, Academic......

    Congrats I should have my first design patent filed tomorrow afternoon.
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    The Bourbon (and other whiskeys) Thread

    I am not a bourbon or whiskey guy but my sister had me try Jamesons Stout and it was pretty good. The picture is her whiskey/bourbon cabinet.
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    Rental Car Roulette

    2019 Expedition XLT While on vacation in Jersey visiting my sister and her husband we got a call my uncle has passed away. Thankfully the drive is only 10 hours so we called Avis and booked an Explorer sized vehicle for four adults and two kids. When we pull up at 7 am I notice a black...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    If you haven't read Lutzs books I highly recommend them, any engineer with a sprinkling of common sense can see what is wrong with that company. When a non exec CEO has to ask the question why their wheels offsets are so bad compared to their competitors and the answer is well we had an issue on...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    I will be taking the car over to Powerfab Autosports, they have one of the best LS reps/tuners in Texas with a pretty good following around the country as well to have the injectors looked at and probably talk about some other go fast things, for some reason I miss the blower the XFR had.......
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    We have friends in Flower Mound but we are not planning anything in the near future to head up that way. I asked a guy in our neighborhood who owns a shop and they clean them in the car "injectors are cleaned in the car and pulse width diagnostic is done via computer . Also you can do fp test...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    Got any recommendations in Houston? Do performance shops generally do this? Googling the Bosch part number only shows use in GM LS engines http://www.showmetheparts.com/bosch-parts/bosch-62647.html
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    As do I, one of the guys with this issue is on this third set of injectors and is getting ready for his fourth set. This article showed up a few days ago talking about the Aussie vehicles https://www.caradvice.com.au/768453/holden-commodore-ls3-v8-fuel-injector-dramas/ I have a very hard time...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    Some what of an update, one of the guys on the SS forum had a few of us with this problem start the car with the throttle pinned to the floor. When the engine is cold all I heard was the starter ticking when the engine has heat soaked for 20-30 minutes the car started and of course the revs shot...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Driving to Johnson Space Center yesterday on I45 traffic is flowing nicely at a typical Houston 75 mph in a 60 all the sudden everyone slams on their brakes and traffic is now doing 40-45. This is Sunday morning at 10:30 this is not normal even for Houston. I happen to look ahead as we were on a...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    Good point
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    Initial findings show a 20° drop, I misspoke last night I wrapped the coolant lines with the blanket and thermo tape not the passenger side fuel rail. It still started rough today. I will take the extra material I have and wrap the injectors and the passenger side rail as well and see what happens.
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    I wrapped the drivers side fuel rail in thermo tape and the passenger side that has the coolant lines which lay on top of the fuel rail with left other DEI starter blanket and enclosed it with more thermo tape. The injectors are doable with starter blanket scraps but since they are sitting in a...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    That is an idea, the fuel rails would be easy to insulate I need to see what would be required to insulate the injectors. This is a short interesting read, my commute is 20 miles each way when I drive it to work the rest of the time I drive it within 10 miles of the house doing errands and...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    Castrol Edge 5W-30, fuel comes from chevron, shell and sunoco 93 octane and I use techron maybe two or three times a year. Here is the latest oil analysis the wear really cleaned up between 22-27k miles. If the injectors were leaking like the one dealer thinks wouldn't you expect to see some...
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    LS3 Hot start issue

    For about a year and a half the engine when heat soaked after a drive has a good knock like a diesel. After the initial start everything is fine on a cold start it sounds like a 6.2 liter V8 should. I have also had blackstone do an oil analysis after every change with the latest analysis coming...
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