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04-03-2020, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Back-in-Black

BMWs don''t count. They are made to break - gas...

BMWs don''t count. They are made to break - gas or diesel.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-02-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Back-in-Black

Much the same here. I didn't do anything special...

Much the same here. I didn't do anything special back then but I maxed out my contributions after it hit bottom. This time they were already maxed. I lost about 40% of my value 2007/08. After a...
04-02-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,144
Posted By Back-in-Black

Yeah, I got that about the sensor in your first...

Yeah, I got that about the sensor in your first post or so - some didn't.

CP4.2 - as far as I'm concerned, Bosch can fall off the edge of the planet. Wouldn't miss them. They have truly put out...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-02-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Back-in-Black

Thanks guys. For now I've left retirement...

Thanks guys.

For now I've left retirement contributions unchanged.

Pulled the extra from the house payment each month and have it set to auto deposit into the savings acct. instead.
04-02-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,144
Posted By Back-in-Black

NO, NO, NO and NO. Another internet myth -...

NO, NO, NO and NO.

Another internet myth - the fuel pumps that have been failing are made by Bosch and were on 2012-2016 GM trucks and a lot of Fords and the past few years of Dodge. GM and Ford...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Back-in-Black

I've been VERY purposely avoiding looking at my...

I've been VERY purposely avoiding looking at my retirement accounts lately. I'm sure it's not pretty.

Ok. Got 2 that say stop paying extra mortgage - done. Hopefully I can just stick this into...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-01-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By Back-in-Black

COVID finances?

If you are ~85% certain that you will still have a job in June and you also have enough savings to last about 6 months if the worst happens, would you:

Stop maxing out your 401k contributions now...
04-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,280
Posted By Back-in-Black

Another internet myth. Just like the one about...

Another internet myth. Just like the one about how diesels cost $thousands or millions more to maintain. BULL SHIT. Yes, emissions systems in diesels have been a pain in the ass for the first 10...
04-01-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,280
Posted By Back-in-Black

But, but, but.... I posted a pic on here a...

But, but, but....

I posted a pic on here a while back of a 27' Contender (a bit over 10k lbs on a trailer) off in the ditch after the guy towing it with a Yukon lost control. Caught all kinds of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-31-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Back-in-Black

ringworm is a fungus. Best treatment is...

ringworm is a fungus. Best treatment is anti-fungal ointments like athlete's foot medicine. I think Lotrimin AF (Anti Fungal) is considered to be the best out there. Applying this to your dog's...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-30-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,810
Posted By Back-in-Black

Isn't GM still run by the woman Obama appointed...

Isn't GM still run by the woman Obama appointed to run a private company? After he allowed the labor unions to collect before creditors....
03-30-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,280
Posted By Back-in-Black

My 2002 duramax has been EXTREMELY reliable. It...

My 2002 duramax has been EXTREMELY reliable. It was towed once over the past 18 years and 411,000 miles and that was due to a rebuilt power steering pump that locked up. Hell, it's been so...
03-30-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,280
Posted By Back-in-Black

Sorry - ALL the Fedx and UPS vehicles around here...

Sorry - ALL the Fedx and UPS vehicles around here are diesel. Amazon Prime too. USPS? meh, those local delivery jeeps aren't even big enough to worry about diesel or not.
03-29-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,144
Posted By Back-in-Black

I'm not blaming the "victim" but from the...

I'm not blaming the "victim" but from the attitude I'm seeing here, I'm just suspicious if this is a case of something that really shouldn't have broke combined with a pissy attitude towards a...
03-29-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,144
Posted By Back-in-Black

I think I'm starting to see where some of the...

I think I'm starting to see where some of the problem may be coming from. If you go into a dealer service dept with an attitude that your new truck should never, ever, for any reason break and...
03-29-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,144
Posted By Back-in-Black

Good idea.

Good idea.
03-29-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,248
Posted By Back-in-Black

They were EVERYWHERE around here 10 -15 years...

They were EVERYWHERE around here 10 -15 years ago. They must have sold a bazillion of those things. They started disappearing some years back and I started enjoying my trips to the gas station a bit...
03-28-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,144
Posted By Back-in-Black

Been around for 3+ years now and has a stellar...

Been around for 3+ years now and has a stellar rep.

Ford, Dodge, GM, Toyota - it don't matter. They will ALL have their hiccups. The problem here seems to be a shitty dealer / service dept. ...
03-28-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,248
Posted By Back-in-Black

The OP was talking trucks, not motors. Those...

The OP was talking trucks, not motors. Those Dodge trucks with the 12V motor were pretty reliable - as long as we're talking pieces and parts falling off. Front ends, transmissions, and rear...
03-28-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,248
Posted By Back-in-Black

The most god-awful racket I've ever heard. Always...

The most god-awful racket I've ever heard. Always thought that POS should have been barred from consumer use just on a noise pollution basis.

Chick magnet? Yeah, I'll pass on the ones with no...
03-25-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,670
Posted By Back-in-Black

You may want to check on that info again. ...

You may want to check on that info again.

True: the oil pump is belt driven.
False: the belt is not half submerged.
True: the belt is located behind the flywheel.
False: The service life is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-18-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 31,067
Posted By Back-in-Black

This is what I'm hearing. ENFORCED by local...

This is what I'm hearing. ENFORCED by local police. I got my "travel papers" yesterday from Homeland Security. Communications infrastructure - allows me to travel the roads and buy fuel. That...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-18-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,788
Posted By Back-in-Black

I was thinking the same thing myself. Now, I'm...

I was thinking the same thing myself. Now, I'm not so sure.

A. We've NEVER seen our gov't react this way. Unless maybe ou're old enough to have weathered the Spanish Flu?
B. Details of what...
03-17-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Back-in-Black

Since I didn't say it in my first post I will...

Since I didn't say it in my first post I will make it clear here - I am NOT a fan of German cars. Any of them, Never have been, never will be. Normally, I would have never accepted a MB from my...
03-16-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Back-in-Black

I'd guess that there will almost certainly be a...

I'd guess that there will almost certainly be a "ghost image" if you remove them but seems it can hardly look worse even so. Get yourself a good plastic putty knife or bondo spreader fro removal. I...
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