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Jim Eh.

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  1. I have two Goldeyes tickets for tonights game @ 7:00. Pick up at my shop today.
  2. Because my reservoir is a shared between the brakes and clutch, I (usually) tend to flush my brake fluid at the end of the season. Considering brake fluid being hygroscopic and may be loaded with moisture from the summers fun. Sitting all winter inside a bunch of steel parts, it may have negative effects on both systems. My biggest concern would be a brake system solid line failure due to internal corrosion.
  3. Brian, I think I read somewhere that if a Ford Focus RS gets hit hard enough in the rear, it causes air in the brake system. You should look into that .... As far as "snubbing" the brakes, heavy truck drivers would use that technique perhaps on a long downgrade but not in a situation that requires shorter stopping distances. They also have the advantage of engine braking systems to use as more of a "system" along with short brake applications.
  4. Apparently listed on quite a few waiting lists hoping for a cancellation already.
  5. Anyone know of a cabin rental within 1/2 hour of Gimli for next weekend. Looking for a place suitable for 3 couples. Yeah, I know, "but that is only a week away ... good luck!" I said I would give it a shot ....
  6. Seems we have a few Clark Kents around here. Nice job to all.
  7. He's right. I've driven past there! Didn't know there had any auto wreckers in E. St. Paul ...
  8. Yes, burn or choke. I think there is some justification that people have some fears. As with soooo many other "wonders" or the modern world, there are penalties for "progress". BTW, I did find a system. Now just the week long (at my lightning speed) to install
  9. RSL? The over valued SEER rating is not that much of a concern to me as it is relatively little used appliance that a 10% - 20% cost savings will amount to greater value than energy efficiency for me. I didn't think you could ever buy a central unit OTC? LOL. Recover and recycle ... ? Do you sit on the MOPIA board? J/K I deal with all kinds of hazerdous materials and their proper handling thru work. I never was a believer in venting to atmosphere. Although a single run of the afterburner of an F18 dumped more CFC into the atmosphere than I care to imagine, it does not need to be added to.
  10. I installed my 1.5T unit 25+ years ago and has worked great. It is just too tired to keep up now, I bypassed the thermal limit switch on the condenser unit a while back. It's just time for a replacement. I have a supply of 22 still available to me but it is the rest of the unit that is past it's prime. The evaporator coil is so old the fins have a light coating of corrosion and ice up on really hot days. Even the galvanized headers on the A coil have a coating of rust. Nowadays, with 410, I know a 2T unit is recommended. At my age, even a Chinese off brand would last me .... BTW, I am just looking for the unit. Install is covered.
  11. House unit just pulled a pitstop. Looking for a 1.5T replacement. Why don't these things ever happen in winter?
  12. Now that makes sense. Or an unseen Chevy pick up!
  13. Not really sure how they expect "temp" insurance vehicles to be known to be "safety-able´╗┐" when you can have one issued to pick up a vehicle from another province or even another country without previous personal inspection. I don't recall any stipulations listed on the permit but then again, ignorance is bliss ... Strange how they have kind of left that one open.
  14. On the flipside. if the trailer is salvagfeable and goes for a substantial amount over your settlement, you are untitled to some $$$ back so watch the auction and note the actual auction amount.
  15. Personally I have never had luck with a gravity bleed effort. This may be just the vehicles I have tried it on. I have used a vacuum bleeder system and a pressure bleed system. The pressure bleed system is great for a power flush if your system is extremely old and has a huge amount of junk in the really old fluid. The vacuum bleed system is somewhat tricky getting the hose to seal on the bleeder screw but is about the cleanest method I have ever used. About the most widely used method if you have a second person handy is the "pump n' hold" method. Most of the time for our purposes we do not have to "flush" our systems. Basic maintenance is about all we need to do. If your car is a daily driver that you occasionally track then you may wish to replace the fluid in spring but that is personal choice. LOOK at the fluid. does it look like it is discoloured? If so then it probably needs replacing. If you are having a difficult time getting the air out of your system (whatever pressure method you choose) try cracking the bleeder in short bursts. Sometimes that helps to surge the air to the end of the line.
  16. I hated the throttle response in my old WRX. It seemed to be 100% in the first 60% with NO parameter adjustment built in.
  17. Dave, Hello and welcome. Please message Mat Leveille directly @ matleveille@gmail.com Matt is one of our Road Race directors. He will be able to give you all the info needed Nice car BTW
  18. Sent in by a faithful listener ... Not sure if this will be useful to the racing side or not, however .... please pass along if it might be Princess Auto stores, until May 31st , have Nomex flight gloves , various sizes / colours , on sale for $ 19.99 . Item # 8851883 in their Surplus flyer . I think that's where i got mine yrs back .... Wore a hole in the palm of the right one , shifting " Piglet " , by the end of the Club Brewing Enduro in 1974 at Grimli . Ed Perry Thanks for the heads up Ed
  19. Yup, marvels of technology. Wait until electric cars are the majority. Watch the repair bills climb then!
  20. On my Bimmer for Time Attack I am running 15" NEXEN N-FERA SUR4G. I burned thru 1.5 sets last year (4 events). Put fresh ones on the front this spring and will probably cycle the best of the worst to finish off the season. Great tires as far heat cycling goes, did not really run them in the cold ... like driving on marbles, in the rain. Price is fair to good - 114 to 180 depending on size.
  21. Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "And what starting salary are you looking for?" The engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?" The engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?" The interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it."
  22. Yes. Each vehicle will (is supposed) to have the gradient tested. Kind of like the fancy optical headlight aimers that each shop had to buy. I suppose if a vehicle comes in for inspection and you can't see inside, it will be tested but if the inspection station is not a vendor for auto glass I just wonder how much of a priority will be placed on it.
  23. https://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/regs/annual/2019/031.pdf New inspection standards also coming active March 1, 2019 This is new ... -Effective March 1, 2019 vehicle inspection stations must have a self calibrating window tint meter for gauging window tint during a vehicle inspection.
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