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by watkins
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

Over the past few years Ive been involved with the training of three new drivers. Trust me, enforcement is just a tangent to the problem. Drivers' Ed is a joke, and has been for at least 15 years.
by watkins
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

We absolutely need stricter driver training. I watch people drive all day. Most people cant even manage to pull their own vehicle in to a parking space successfully. I cant imagine how bad they are out on the road.
by watkins
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Ive been at work for four hours. Our computer system has been down for four hours. We cant function, and I cant get paid.
by watkins
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

Full service stations just take too damn long. I want to get my gas and go. I do not want to have to explain that I do not want my tank topped off or my cost rounded up. Honestly, I dont want to talk to a person at all.
by watkins
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4780

Re: BKs New Car

That is by no means a heavy clutch. If anything its a bit too light. It is responsive at least. What exactly makes a clutch heavy vs. light? Is it as simple as the weight of the clutch disc? Or is it how hard the pedal is to push to the floor and keep there? Generally when referencing a clutch, "li...
by watkins
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

We took our inaugural trip in the school bus this past weekend and of course it ended poorly. Bus wouldn't start. Turns out the starter was internally shorted and arcing to the block. After two hour-long round trips to parts stores and a hope-this-works starter, we gave up. The closest starter we co...
by watkins
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4780

Re: BKs New Car

It’s obviously a miata I'm vaguely lusty for one, then again I'm also lusty for a manual Challenger. My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things. The clutch is insanely heavy in those though. I don't think dailying it would be fun. That is by no means a heavy clutch. If anything its a bit too ...
by watkins
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I also got another over the pants handy because moving seats back to position is apparently not taught anymore. As a tech, the general rule of thumb is that if the seat must be moved to fit, only move it along one axis. That way the customer can easily restore its position. We dont get paid to move...
by watkins
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

In the 17k miles we've put on the Wrangler since Halloween, we have no real complaints about the UConnect system. It seems to work better with Android devices, which I knew in advance because Apple hates sharing. Most features are pretty well integrated and intuitive. I'm a big fan of nearly all veh...
by watkins
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Theres definitely something very enjoyable about bombing around in a school bus. I wish I had bought one years ago!
by watkins
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 226
Views: 41671

Re: Honest Engines

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:51 pm
mebbe it is operating at lower stress levels and will have improved durability and not suck gas.
This, per Ferd
by watkins
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 226
Views: 41671

Re: Honest Engines

The SRT bumper on the Durango really is awesome. We rarely order even a base model without the appearance package because of how popular it is.
by watkins
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Mite that Cummins have same BoB Bolt Pattern as in Ram Truck? Ifso Fatso, you could look for an "Experienced" 6-speed Aisin AS68RC. No idea. But there's no way I'm putting a manual in this thing. Its enough work to pay attention to the size of it as it is. I also don't want to waste floor space or ...
by watkins
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I just realized that I should probably change my signature picture and update my cars.
by watkins
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1694293

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Mite that Cummins have same BoB Bolt Pattern as in Ram Truck? Ifso Fatso, you could look for an "Experienced" 6-speed Aisin AS68RC. No idea. But there's no way I'm putting a manual in this thing. Its enough work to pay attention to the size of it as it is. I also don't want to waste floor space or ...