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by 32wildbilly
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Anybody know much about Mini Cooper Countryman All4?
Replies: 36
Views: 295

Re: Anybody know much about Mini Cooper Countryman All4?

I was young? I had 15 cars through HS and college. I tried every combination available now, with mid engine being the only exception. FF, AWD 4 cyl evo turbo swapped talon, S13 240sx, impreza, grand prix gt, mustang 5.0 hatch, jaguar xjr, e36, e46, e90, e39 540i, thunderbird... Just a few. I also w...
by 32wildbilly
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...
Replies: 36
Views: 281

Re: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...

If you haven't, watch AvE's teardown of the same angle-of-attack hardware Boeing decided was robust enough to not need redundancy (unless you are willing to pay more...). The guy - who calls himself "bumblefuck" - is awesome. This is starting to sound like the Boeing 737 Max issue! Seems pretty cle...
by 32wildbilly
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 815
Views: 46972

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Little bit of frustration over the weekend. The contractors working on my roof didn’t put the drainage plates in my driveway back correctly and when I drove over them one popped up and did this. Took it to an old school, works by himself in a little garage, auto body guy and his estimate is less th...
by 32wildbilly
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...
Replies: 36
Views: 281

Re: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...

gnat wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Buy a Cayenne and replace the Porsche logo with a Jeep logo?

Sometimes people just need to be tricked ;)
Yeah but the Jeep probably won't keep your key if the battery is dead! In fact it probably has a push button start so the key device stays in one's pocket.
by 32wildbilly
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...
Replies: 36
Views: 281

Re: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...

This is DEFINITELY another instance where better coding could have tremendously improved both how the error was handled and the subsequent actions needed to get the car moving again (i.e. override the f*****g nannies if the speedo shows the car is moving so you don't have to park on the freeway)......
by 32wildbilly
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...
Replies: 36
Views: 281

Re: My 2017 Cherokee WANTS me to get rid of it...

OK, here's the working theory, backed up by a ridiculously small amount of traction from teh Google: some OBD-II code scanners do not place nicely with the diagnostic ports on some vehicles. Kia, for example, has advised its techs to look for and disconnect OBD-II dongles, including code scanners a...
by 32wildbilly
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Drones, quadcopters, and FPV flight
Replies: 106
Views: 5330

Re: Drones, quadcopters, and FPV flight

Kalashnikov wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Pic with water is facing NE, so that may be Squaw or Camelback. The one with Bball courts is facing S, that's South Mountain.
If it's Squaw Peak I walked halfway up that thing. Stopped had a cigarette and walked back down. I was a dedicated hiker back then. :roll:
by 32wildbilly
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Other cars & toys
Topic: Drones, quadcopters, and FPV flight
Replies: 106
Views: 5330

Re: Drones, quadcopters, and FPV flight

Kalashnikov wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Flew the drone when playing tennis today. Pretty fun.
Is that Squaw Peak in the background of the downtown pic?
by 32wildbilly
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 815
Views: 46972

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

FRUNKenstein wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Einsteiger and I went autocrossing this morning.

Einsteiger on deck:

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Me in the hole:
(edit - WTF photo display?! Click on it and it’s right side up)

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So that course appears to use light poles for additional markers!!?? :shock:
by 32wildbilly
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: Cabrio Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Cabrio Issues

That is worth a try. The gorilla glue seems to have secured the window to the top well enough, so now I just need to seal the water leaks and if the RTV also provides some mechanical bonding that is helpful too. Thanks! Daryll Update on my exciting top issue. The RTV seems to have worked - thank yo...