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Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By ericinmich

The testing zones is all a state law, nothing to...

The testing zones is all a state law, nothing to do with the EPA. There actually is some sense to it, the state looks at vehicle density and prevailing air patterns (and I'm sure other things), and...
Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,576
Posted By ericinmich

As far as agreeing it makes sense to ban vehicles...

As far as agreeing it makes sense to ban vehicles more than 5 years old (or make them upgrade their emissions system), you may be the only one that would vote for that, so it's really a non-argument....
Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,576
Posted By ericinmich

Are you proposing that someone with a vehicle...

Are you proposing that someone with a vehicle built to meet a certain standard be forced to design an emissions upgrade to meet a tighter standard that rolled out a few years later? You must be...
Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By ericinmich

I have one of these for diagnosing stuff. ...

I have one of these for diagnosing stuff.

https://www.amazon.com/Interface-Scanner-Diagnostic-Original-Support/dp/B07L4926C1/


This plus a free app on your phone works great to display and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By ericinmich

Denon in my theater. It's coming on 15 years...

Denon in my theater. It's coming on 15 years old, still works great.
Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,576
Posted By ericinmich

Not sure what you mean? There have been tuners...

Not sure what you mean? There have been tuners slapped with huge fines. But I don't see how it would be logical to hold a 5 year old vehicle that hasn't been touched to a standard that came up...
Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,576
Posted By ericinmich

When I said individuals, I mean fining of owners...

When I said individuals, I mean fining of owners of vehicles who had tunes done in the past. You are correct, both in EU and here the exec's that made decisions to break the laws are targeted.
Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,704
Posted By ericinmich

You quoted the article incorrectly, GM doesn't...

You quoted the article incorrectly, GM doesn't sell 70% of their total, they sold 70% more than in US, and that was a one month snapshot. For the year they have sold 30% more, but it is a lot. That...
Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,704
Posted By ericinmich

I'm curious what do you base this statement on? ...

I'm curious what do you base this statement on? Ford went into China a lot earlier and harder than GM but tried to do it more independently, while GM later did more partnerships with Chinese auto...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,237
Posted By ericinmich

The lifetime tank ones are electric only, the...

The lifetime tank ones are electric only, the stainless gas ones are 10-year warranty... and 3x the cost of others with same warranty.
Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,576
Posted By ericinmich

There are laws that cover both. It's always been...

There are laws that cover both. It's always been against the law to "tune" a vehicle unless used for off-road/track. Of course they hadn't went after anyone until the rolling coal crowd pissed off...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,455
Posted By ericinmich

True, but when you had a job designing engine...

True, but when you had a job designing engine controllers one learns a lot about that stuff. Some suppliers are much better than others, and of course the cost follows.

The saying I use a lot is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By ericinmich

$300 might be tight for something that will get...

$300 might be tight for something that will get used much on constellations, truth be told in that range a good set of binoculars might make sense and get more use. I'd suggest at leas a 5 inch...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,455
Posted By ericinmich

Just remember that the connectors on vehicles are...

Just remember that the connectors on vehicles are typically spec'd for 50 insertions or less. They probably will be OK further than that but at some point they won't.
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,455
Posted By ericinmich

It's not directly government mandated, but as the...

It's not directly government mandated, but as the FE regulations go higher there is only so much blood left in the turnip. As I wrote, 10-15% on the federal city cycle. There isn't much left so the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,019
Posted By ericinmich

I think many are overstating what the HIPPA laws...

I think many are overstating what the HIPPA laws cover. HIPAA permits protected health information to be used for healthcare operations, treatment purposes, and in connection with payment for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,455
Posted By ericinmich

You might want to check your sources. GM...

You might want to check your sources. GM vehicles (including the one the OP posted about) have a disable button that has to be hit once after initial start. All OEMs but a few implemented it this...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,455
Posted By ericinmich

What kind of vehicle?

What kind of vehicle?
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,237
Posted By ericinmich

They make replacements that are pieces connected...

They make replacements that are pieces connected by cable.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-29-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,116
Posted By ericinmich

Not a bad idea, but for it to gain traction it...

Not a bad idea, but for it to gain traction it would take a government mandate or industry standard for the battery pack, and at this point there is not a remote chance of that happening.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-29-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,403
Posted By ericinmich

The built in generator is part of the hybrid and...

The built in generator is part of the hybrid and non-hybrid Ford trucks, and not part of any electric truck plans from what I have read... or did I misunderstand what you were implying? It's really...
11-28-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,576
Posted By ericinmich

Passing a states smog test doesn't mean they...

Passing a states smog test doesn't mean they would pass the epa emissions requirements. I don't think any can do that.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-28-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,116
Posted By ericinmich

I think right now they anly work as a...

I think right now they anly work as a secondary/commuter vehicle with a backup or spouse vehicle for long trips. Sure some are willing to do the planning and stop for recharge every 200 miles, but...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-28-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,547
Posted By ericinmich

Are you sure it isn't the law, that once a...

Are you sure it isn't the law, that once a physician recommends a drivers test review that it becomes an annual thing at that point?

My elderly father had to do a drivers review, doctors provided...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-28-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,469
Posted By ericinmich

One lean with a rivet on jeans could leave a...

One lean with a rivet on jeans could leave a decent scratch, especially with the mass of some people.

I would of said please don't lean on my vehicle. And maybe popped the tailgate and offered...
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