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    https://youtu.be/3YOEO7jtIs4

    https://youtu.be/3YOEO7jtIs4
  2. Dan, What I did on the wheel wells of my 02...

    Dan,

    What I did on the wheel wells of my 02 beater Dakota is just repair the outer layer. Anything further would have required a full on restoration and well screw that.

    So I bought some 18...
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    Might as well stay until Día de Muertos to see...

    Might as well stay until Día de Muertos to see the Dead in that case.
  4. Been there with an 07. There are 3 viable...

    Been there with an 07. There are 3 viable options as I see it. Answer depends on how much you liked it before it shit the bed, how much a replacement will cost and how you are going to use this car...
  5. Did they bolt up OK? If they did I’d make 100%...

    Did they bolt up OK? If they did I’d make 100% sure they’re different before I bothered swapping them. (But then again I’m pretty fucking lazy) Anyway a shitload of legacy/outback parts are...
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    Ice cold if you’re dying of thirst after mowing...

    Ice cold if you’re dying of thirst after mowing the lawn in 90 degree (that’s like 30 something in Canada) and you only drink half - that’s a venial sin. A good act of contrition and go forth and...
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    Bad enough to be swilling bud light but ass warm...

    Bad enough to be swilling bud light but ass warm bad light well that’s just fucking unconscionable.
  8. I’ve done AC clutch replacement or repair on an...

    I’ve done AC clutch replacement or repair on an 07 Outback and an 02 v6 Dakota. The Subaru was easy but the dodge was a whore. I’d advise anyone doing it to pay attention to the skinny ass shims...
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    Driver charged with a using case of beer as...

    Driver charged with a using case of beer as booster seat for 2-year-old

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    Story doesn’t say if buddy was originally from Florida.

    (CNN)Police in Ontario, Canada, pulled over a driver...
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    I saw “Pointless Dent Removal” which immediately...

    I saw “Pointless Dent Removal” which immediately made me think of my beater Dakota.
  11. Older greater Boston white working stiffs tend to...

    Older greater Boston white working stiffs tend to go with “brothah”
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    It’s even worse when passion is used as a...

    It’s even worse when passion is used as a hackneyed marketing cliche.

    Examples:

    “We’re passionate about manufacturing truly authentic designs of traditional sash windows.”

    “As one of the...
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    Well played.

    Well played.
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    286735

    286735
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    And websites that have popup videos that follow...

    And websites that have popup videos that follow while you scroll.
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    Semi

    Semi
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    Another possible approach. If the stone is a...

    Another possible approach. If the stone is a facade and not brick remove approx. 1 foot of stone from left wall and paint the wall beneath. Then recenter the left storage box & door. If there isn’t...
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    From a purely aesthetic point of view I’d...

    From a purely aesthetic point of view I’d consider (first photo shop) getting rid of the boxes either side of the fireplace and then use furniture or potted plants to obscure the imbalance. Problem...
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    I’d go with expensive brush and at least...

    I’d go with expensive brush and at least moderately good paint. (By that I mean not behr.)

    I can do all of the above but I’m painfully fucking slow.
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    A great tale! Get your old buds from law school...

    A great tale! Get your old buds from law school (Danno, etc.). And tell stories while quaffing those two bottles of Argentinian grape juice. If they’ve gone south it’ll just add to the saga.
  21. Tape then pipe cutter?

    Tape then pipe cutter?
  22. Truth.

    Truth.
  23. It’s possible that the clutch will go another 20k...

    It’s possible that the clutch will go another 20k or even 30k miles but I wouldn’t bet on it. That said What really would scare me is undercarriage-steering, struts, springs, wheel bearings etc. I...
  24. 20yr old car w/ 180k on original clutch and many...

    20yr old car w/ 180k on original clutch and many NE winters? That a vehicle that’s definitely on borrowed time. If you were a Saab enthusiast and into turning wrenches I’d say you might be able to ...
  25. Odd that Jeebus is wearing a dress in the pic on...

    Odd that Jeebus is wearing a dress in the pic on the banner. NTTAWWT.
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    It bugs me every time I hear a radio, TV or...

    It bugs me every time I hear a radio, TV or podcast host end their show by telling me that they’ll see me next time. Get your fucking cameras out my house!

    But I guess I should just chill out ...
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    General altimax rt43 I manage the family fleet...

    General altimax rt43 I manage the family fleet and have them on my wife’s 14 Forester (25k mi look great) daughters ‘07 Outback (40k hard miles due for replacement) and my son’s 05 Prius (15k mi...
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    Houses

    Houses
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    I’m no lover of big box stores but most local...

    I’m no lover of big box stores but most local yards I’ve visited lately have made it pretty clear that they don’t give a shit about the consumer trade. Sure they’ve gotten screwed by the big box...
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    Aw I think it’s touching that bat shit crazy...

    Aw I think it’s touching that bat shit crazy future MIL wants to make sure that you join them at Sandals to cover the minimum guaranteed room count and ensure that she and bat shit crazy FIL get...
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    I use the Smith turbo fan with the prescription...

    I use the Smith turbo fan with the prescription inserts they are the tits. Smith calls them the “Ocular Docking System, ODS.
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    Pray for it. https://youtu.be/Qev-i9-VKlY

    Pray for it.


    https://youtu.be/Qev-i9-VKlY
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    Mopar used the same shitty lug nut design. The...

    Mopar used the same shitty lug nut design. The underlying lug is 1mm smaller though. And in my case usually it was fucked up by the time I got to this stage.
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    Watch out for green flies in July. Actually you...

    Watch out for green flies in July. Actually you won’t have to watch out for them. They’ll find you.
  35. That video with the original version of the song...

    That video with the original version of the song by the Hombres would be a nice mashup.
  36. Cheapskate alert - Buy one good used tire on...

    Cheapskate alert - Buy one good used tire on line. I’ve done this a number of times. Hate to throw away three good tires but I insist on matching the brand, model, size and wear of the rest of the...
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    Dat be Scumbag Steve.

    Dat be Scumbag Steve.
  38. I had a set of vredestein snows on a rwd BMW 330...

    I had a set of vredestein snows on a rwd BMW 330 many years ago and they were awesome. Best snows I ever had. Sadly I couldn’t find appropriate size/model match when I needed replacements.
  39. I’ve got General Altimax tires on 3 cars I look...

    I’ve got General Altimax tires on 3 cars I look after (wife and too kids). Also a set of General Altimax snows on one car. One set is on a 14 Forester which replaced a set of Geolanders.

    Are...
  40. He was bringing the rest of the message.

    He was bringing the rest of the message.
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    But suggest a small gas tax increase to fix the...

    But suggest a small gas tax increase to fix the roads and many bricks are shat.

    Only two reason there are increases in the price of gas 1. oil companies want more money and 2. They can get away...
  42. Good reminder! The headlights are pretty mangy....

    Good reminder! The headlights are pretty mangy. It’s due for that treatment too! I’ve got that kit in the garage works great.
  43. Here’s a pic the zhp waiting for an oil change...

    Here’s a pic the zhp waiting for an oil change and a cleaning.
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    Taken indeed and without the courtesy of a reach...

    Taken indeed and without the courtesy of a reach around as is usually the case with bimmer repairs. It did help make me see the light and become a born again shade tree mechanic though.
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    Twas prelude to getting boned by the BMW shop.

    Twas prelude to getting boned by the BMW shop.
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    After you clear the codes the car has to go...

    After you clear the codes the car has to go through a number of drive cycles before it will be “ready for inspection”. In MA for my cars it is 2 drive cycles which include start ups and stops, low...
  47. This! And buy replacement grill at junkyard. Or...

    This! And buy replacement grill at junkyard. Or JC Whitney for $53. Link



    https://youtu.be/5L06X36DfMg
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    Tarrifs

    Tarrifs
  49. I’ll take a couple the next time I throw a bucket...

    I’ll take a couple the next time I throw a bucket of water on it!
  50. I’ve had my zhp for almost 10 years and it is the...

    I’ve had my zhp for almost 10 years and it is the best bmw I’ve ever owned —- but I’ll admit to a little 540 envy.
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