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  1. RedPandaXP

    Forum-wide survey: How oomphy is your ride?

    This looks fun! 2008 Alfa Romeo 159 2387 cc I-5 Turbo Diesel 154 kw 400 nm 1660 kg 64,516 kw/l, 92,771 kw/t, 240,964 nm/t These are the stock figures, I still have to dyno it after the remap
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Thanks @93Flareside @Dr_Grip @narf ! I thought it was because of our typical inefficiency, but instead, for once, they're doing things properly!
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    Covid 19 CRISIS

    Got my first dose of pfizer today! No side effects yet, after a few hours. The only thing that buggers me is that they're now booking boosters 35 days after the first shot... Wasn't it 21 days between shots?
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    Debt recovery people... You don't have to be assholes to do your job! This woman ringed my doorbell this morning, looking for the previous tenant... The conversation should have endend the moment I told her that I don't even know the guy, but instead she went on asking questions I don't have...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    You're right. I had to look that up, because I thought the 9000, being codeveloped with fiat/alfa/lancia, shared the same rear suspension with the Alfa 164/Fiat Croma/Lancia Thema. Instead Saab decided to use a panhard rear axle, so no independent rear suspension for them until the 9-5.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yes. It's a mcpherson/multilink, and IIRC it also has adjustable camber.
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    2021 Formula 1 Season Thread

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.breaking-sprint-qualifying-to-debut-at-three-grands-prix-in-2021-following.1v9LRuPpTk9JXpmE5xK4sK.html So, that's basically two races per weekend. Sounds interesting.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Just a couple more dents and it'll be as smooth as silk
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    Obituaries Notable people that have passed

    https://drivetribe.com/p/iconic-car-designer-robert-opron-XobXuhsuTzGtq7De4xPHgQ?iid=KYl219GHRZqZ_MYvZGyrQw
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    Ownership Verified: Meet Filippo aka The Red Panther - My 2008 Alfa Romeo 159

    That's the same thing I asked my mechanic when I called to give hime the update, but the filter was kinda new, it's been changed in october last year and had less than 10k km... He changed it the other day, but still has the old one, so he'll look into it on tuesday.
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    Ownership Verified: Meet Filippo aka The Red Panther - My 2008 Alfa Romeo 159

    Title of this post should be: "I thought I was having a "la meccanica delle emozioni" moment..." Because the check engine light (along with limp mode) came on the other day while I was overtaking a lorry on my way to work, I went to my mechanic the following morning (with cel still on, but no...
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    Ownership Verified: Meet Filippo aka The Red Panther - My 2008 Alfa Romeo 159

    Ok, so I traced the source of a whistle that happens only after a cold start up, back to a snapped exhaust manifold bolt. That's going to be fixed next friday. It will also receive a new thermostat and a service. We'll also check the turbo for any play, and all the suspension arms. And we'll try...
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    What is your dream car!?

    So, because the Lotus Carlton (Opel Omega Lotus, for us on the continent) is the reason why I have a fetish for fast saloons, that would be one. After that, I absolutely love the Pagani Huayra steampunk (ish) dashboard.
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    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    Same here! As soon as there's something football related, everything else on TV stops. And it's even worse in the news... Sports news is like 80% football, 15% other ball related sports, 5% motorsports (when they feel like it).
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    I see that around here too... Basically, every car here has scratched lower valances, but that's more because people can't be bothered to slow down for speed bumps, and that pisses me off greatly, because every time I slow down for a speed bump, there's someone right up my tail that gets pissed...
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    I'd call it parking by smashing, rather than by touch 😂
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    She's basically using every body panel as a parking sensor... Each time she hits something, that means she's too close! :ROFLMAO:
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    The "Song Stuck In My Head" Thread

    I now have a one song playlist on repeat
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    Word association game

    Shaggy
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    Let's have a laugh

    I've got a uv-5r as well, and a couple other el cheapo baofengs. Sometimes modulation is acceptable, sometimes is bad, and yes, build quality is almost nonexistent [emoji1787] I occasionally use them as backups of my main Baofeng S56 Max and Icom IF400 at work.
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