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Difficulty: Change the battery
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now that can't be right ...

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and a one, and a two, and a three!

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radarman wrote: Image

Difficulty: Change the battery


Are you sure you are supposed to get to it from above? :squint:
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Sean wrote:
radarman wrote: Image

Difficulty: Change the battery


Are you sure you are supposed to get to it from above? :squint:

I think if I saw that on the showroom floor I'd walk away from the car.
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Kirk wrote: I think if I noticed that on the showroom floor I'd walk away from the car.


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There are much worse than that.
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every car has at least one obnoxious quirk
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Usually behind the wheel.
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radarman wrote: Image

Difficulty: Change the battery


Two bolts for the brace, lift out the washer reservoir. Not too difficult.
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As opposed to removing the clamps and taking out the batt?
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Geesie wrote: Two bolts for the brace, lift out the washer reservoir. Not too difficult.


In what world is that okay? In my car I disconnect the battery and lift it out. I don't need to remove any braces, or fluid reservoirs, first.
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Sean wrote:
Geesie wrote: Two bolts for the brace, lift out the washer reservoir. Not too difficult.


In what world is that okay? In my car I disconnect the battery and lift it out. I don't need to remove any braces, or fluid reservoirs, first.


Dodge has one you have to take off a wheel and remove the inner fender, Pontiac had one you had to remove the fender.
You ought to see how bad headlight bulbs are on some, grill and bumper removal.
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Then realize you are probably one of them and not the exception that you think you are.
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user wrote: Then realize you are probably one of them and not the exception that you think you are.


The problem, as a general rule, isn't actually stupidity - it's inattentiveness. Most humans are actually fairly smart, when you can get them to apply their intelligence. It's that precondition that fouls most people up.

For example, if you ask most people if texting and driving is a bad idea, they will say no. However, if you ask them that in a text message while they are driving, they will probably say no by texting you back...
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TOS wrote: every car has at least one obnoxious quirk

I'll say. To change a headlight on my Chevy HHR, you have to remove the corresponding front tire. Once you do that, it's easy-peasy.
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I had to remove my intake manifold to change my spark plugs. stick fiddling Mitsubishi engine.
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Photo realism or biomechanical tat? Both?
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justine wrote:
Photo realism or biomechanical tat? Both?


He got the wrong thing. He wanted a turbo charger, got an alternator. He should call it biomechanical. I still think it looks cool.
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ukimalefu wrote:
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Photo realism or biomechanical tat? Both?


He got the wrong thing. He wanted a turbo charger, got an alternator. He should call it biomechanical. I still think it looks cool.

It does look pretty cool. I didn't notice it was wrong. :heh:
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perhaps he alternates

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Does it generate energy when he strokes the piston?
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Geesie wrote: I had to remove my intake manifold to change my spark plugs. stick fiddling Mitsubishi engine.

My ex-father-in-law had a 70-something Ford van where the heat shields on the exhaust manifold interfered with access to one spark plug. I helped him work on it in roughly 85 because it was running rough. When I finally pulled that particular plug the electrode had melted all the way down to the ceramic insulator, i.e. it had not yet ever been replaced.
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My friend was telling me about his son who knows NOTHING about cars and told him his car was making funny sounds etc, and basically needed oil. So later the kid was complaining 'why do they have to make it so difficult to add oil? its such a tiny hole,' etc. Turns out he had tried pouring it into where the dipstick goes.
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StaticAge wrote: My friend was telling me about his son who knows NOTHING about cars and told him his car was making funny sounds etc, and basically needed oil. So later the kid was complaining 'why do they have to make it so difficult to add oil? its such a tiny hole,' etc. Turns out he had tried pouring it into where the dipstick goes.


On some modern engines, the actual oil fill is so hard to get to that this can be a reasonable approach if you are patient...
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BMW has started removing dipsticks from cars because your oil sensor will tell you when you have a problem. Of course it will.
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DEyncourt wrote: Sharpest view of M31--the Andromeda Galaxy--taken by Hubble:

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The actual image is 69,536 x 22,230 pixels and was constructed from 411 separate images.
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The Bad Astronomer had this to say about this Andromeda picture.
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Note that my previous post stated "as a general rule" There are some people that just really are stupid...
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interesting and good news
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A detail from the Pillars of Creation:

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This is the detail being described in the next-to-last paragraph here: the change in the length of the jet is about 60 billion miles or 0.01 light years.
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it's been out of the headlines for awhile, but hubble really is the gift that keeps on giving
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thx for the nightmares
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