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by watkins
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Standard transmission EPA ratings
Replies: 19
Views: 884

Re: Standard transmission EPA ratings

All cars will have a slight discrepancy in the speed displayed versus your actual speed. You'll always be going slightly slower than the speedometer. It's a liability thing for manufacturers. The exception is law enforcement vehicles, which historically have CERTIFIED displayed on the speedo somewhe...
by watkins
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Dealer techs are more often than not far more aware of what goes on with their brands' vehicles than some random independent shop. I promise you I can look over a Mopar product and come up with a list of parts that are on their way out or failed entirely that most mechanics would never even see. Th...
by watkins
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Dealer techs are more often than not far more aware of what goes on with their brands' vehicles than some random independent shop. I promise you I can look over a Mopar product and come up with a list of parts that are on their way out or failed entirely that most mechanics would never even see. The...
by watkins
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Standard transmission EPA ratings
Replies: 19
Views: 884

Re: Standard transmission EPA ratings

My 9-5 is rated at 18/28, 21 combined. Over the last several years, my average has been just under 20mpg with the best tank being 24.6mpg and the worst being 16.8. The car is tuned, lowered, always has roof racks or more on top, and my foot weighs tons. I can't complain, honestly.
by watkins
Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Flesh art
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Flesh art

We haven't had one of these threads in a while, so it's time for a new one. Two weeks ago I finally got a tattoo. I've wanted one since I was a child, but never had something I considered worth getting for my first. That was then, this is now. Or sorta-now. This picture is form when the ink was thre...
by watkins
Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sick of the Safety NAZIs
Replies: 19
Views: 997

Re: Sick of the Safety NAZIs

Alternatively, just put on the damn seatbelt.
by watkins
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 48
Views: 12357

Re: Watkins' other Saab

Oh, I know. My friend passed out drunk in a puddle. Something An Alcoholic Buys, after all.

Carlisle, being in May, tends to be pretty wet too.
by watkins
Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Between my heavy foot, needing premium, and having a huge fuel tank, I don't really want to know most of the time. It's even worse with the bus. Sometimes I fill more than my card allows without doing two transactions. Premium? Yikes! They have a huge increase for premium over regular around here. ...
by watkins
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Between my heavy foot, needing premium, and having a huge fuel tank, I don't really want to know most of the time. It's even worse with the bus. Sometimes I fill more than my card allows without doing two transactions.
by watkins
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 48
Views: 12357

Re: Watkins' other Saab

The Saab Owners Convention? Nope. I was otherwise occupied. Won't be going to it in Sturgis this year either. One, not driving that far; two, not a safe place for me; three, I'll be in Philly for a conference and concert. Aside from '20 for covid and '21 for a wedding, I always go to Saabs @ Carlisl...
by watkins
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 48
Views: 12357

Re: Watkins' other Saab

Plastic ramp the right front tire is on seems to have a crack up the middle on the front, or a bend. One of them has been cracked for years. My driveway is garbage and ruined it. That, however, is not the crack. That's just inconsistency in the color of the plastic. Horns look really fancy high tec...
by watkins
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Wait? People actually pay attention to fuel prices? That's depressing.
by watkins
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 48
Views: 12357

Re: Watkins' other Saab

It's pretty lame that I haven't made a single update on this thing in 3 1/2 years. I guess there's not much to share. The car is still a crusty piece of shit, and so is the woman who drives it. It has honestly been decently reliable thus far and I enjoy the hell out of driving it. I've appreciated t...
by watkins
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Always good to be on the upswing. I haven't been sick since February 2020. I have several times felt like a cold was coming on but knocked it out with silver. I haven't been significantly sick since 2019 at some point, maybe earlier. I had a bit of something back in July, but it felt like strong al...
by watkins
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55838
Views: 2842996

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I'm on the upswing. Back to work today for the first time in nearly two weeks. Slow going, but going none the less