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  1. Perc

    Ownership Verified: I made "Someone Else's Problem" my own - 2006 VW Eos

    VCDS would be first on my shopping list if I bought a VAG car with the intention to tinker with it. On the Skoda, I had someone turn the auto rear wiper off for me. He also reprogrammed the Leaving Home lights to the fog lights rather than the xenons to save on the bulbs a bit, and enabled the...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I sell parts but I don't get very many high-end cars like that if any at all. The only car I've ever come across with separate parts numbers for LHS and RHS front discs is the Touareg. The air channels inside the rotors are mirrored depending on which side the rotor goes on. I can see how a drop...
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    The Power Tools Thread

    As far as lawn care goes, robots are awesome. Your lawn looks like a pool table all year round with zero effort.
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    The Power Tools Thread

    One of my favorite youtubers, Aging Wheels, bought an electric zero-turn Ryobi recently. There will no doubt be a video about it.
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    The Power Tools Thread

    Yes, 18v x2 is also an option. I didn't realize they made circular saws with 2x18 but apparently they do. Splitting timber is usually what makes my LXT circular saw and its battery beg for mercy.
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    The Power Tools Thread

    18V/4Ah is IMO more than plenty for driving screws and 1.2Ah is enough for a pin nailer, but tools like circular saws can never be too powerful. A 40V saw should be able to deliver more poke than 18V, no? And 4Ah at 40V is roughly the same as 8Ah at 18V if we're talking "fuel tank size".
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    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    I'm tethering my laptop off of my phone and it decided to run updates from the App Store. An unknown number of gigs of new updates. My bandwidth widget peaked at 36MB/s. 5G is nice. And I haven't even had my COVID shot yet.
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    The Power Tools Thread

    It depends. My Dyson vacuum cleaner is always in the charging dock, ready for use. I much prefer it that way over having to go out to the car to fetch a tool battery. I have a feeling I won't buy any more 18V stuff either, at least nothing that requires lots of juice like the chainsaw. The...
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    We've been taught for decades to always use our headlights while driving, all year round. Most cars sold here have had automatic lights wired to the ignition. The glaring exception has been Mercedes which were too stubborn to reconfigure their cars for our small market, which meant that every...
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    The Power Tools Thread

    I would have bought the kit just for the charger and batteries, and I deeply regret that I didn't. My parents actually bought the kit and the mower is very nice for taking care of what the robot can't reach. I know you can get chinesium batteries for cheap, but I have a bit of respect for...
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    The Power Tools Thread

    I just bit the bullet and bought a pair of 6Ah Makita batteries. €190 for both after some haggling. Will be nice to get some more juice in the chainsaw and circular saw. If I remember correctly, that's a whopping 9 euros less than the bundle Makita was offering around this time last year: a...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    The 65+ are reluctant to schedule jabs here now because Astra Zeneca.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The 508 is one of the best looking cars in a very long time IMO, SW or not. I would love to have one. Too bad I can’t see the gauges because the steering wheel is in the way. They say you’re supposed to have the wheel lower down than in most cars but that doesn’t work for me because I have...
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Around my neck of the woods, they seem to have difficulties getting rid of the Astra Zeneca doses. You need to be 65 years old to qualify for it and apparently people are hesitant right now. Sigh. 60-64 year olds can get Moderna or Pfizer right now and I'm just reading a news story that it...
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    Obituaries Notable people that have passed

    Asswagon :ROFLMAO:
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    I think it’s a combination of switchgear being more expensive than a touchscreen, and people in boardrooms thinking everyone wants a touchscreen because their grandkid once showed them their new iPad.
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    Ownership Verified: Yet another Tesla - Model Y LR AWD

    I could have sworn I saw one the other day? Maybe it was a 3.
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    Ford's Mustang Mach E

    In hindsight, this makes perfect sense. To most Europeans, the words "American car" means V8. That's also why Chevy's European operations didn't work out.
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    Ford's Mustang Mach E

    And the standard 4 liter V6 will be replaced by a 1.8 liter four... oh wait.
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    Ford's Mustang Mach E

    Maybe it's because it's a foreign import? If a car is being made on the other side of the planet, it's no surprise that the car manufacturer is trying to steer customers towards a handful different stockpiled variants rather than building bespoke configurations for every customer.
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