@kingt this just got me wondering whether anyone has fitted a carriage roof or landau top to a Tesla yet? Not having dealerships probably makes it less likely, but, surely someone, somewhere, is going to do it sooner or later
@jminer I'm pretty sure I know why the tapshift isn't working, so that's easy. The door leak could be fixed, and if not it's possible to fix. All the muck could be a talk to the apartment manager, and the harmonic balancer is just work that needs to get done. Nothing is a big deal, even though it can be frustrating.
Welcome to the club! I've got an Ender 3 V2 as well. Still probably <100 hours on it, but it has definitely come in handy. The last thing I printed was a set of surround sound speaker mounts. 20210924_165914.jpg
@rusty-vandura Nope, this is an H-body, full size. The Celebrity was a midsize A-body. Chevy never had a car on this platform, because they kept the RWD B-body Caprice as their full sizer. (Yeah, I'm a bit of a GM nerd too...)
I'm sorry that the Caprice went away. I don't really like FWD. And people race FWDs around tracks... NOPE. (Then again, I don't race anything...)
@daswauto Hopefully they sit in all of the options before they buy..
@car_liker@KITT222 I've been trying to find reliability info for this new engine/trans (that came out in 2021), but Google is failing me.
While the 3.8 litre version is new-ish...the engine itself is one of the VQ series just like the one in the current Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60. And this motor series have widely been regarded as some of the best that Nissan or anyone else has ever made. And they've been around for over 25 years...
Those things are a thing...that is a pain in the arse.
They usually are colocated with or part of the pump unit. With the advent of constant pressure systems and nearly universal hatred of pressure switches, they are slowly being outdated. They do however have a place if your house has old school float valves in the toilet cistern or an evaporative cooling system cause the constant pressure units don't like low flow valves!
Suffice to say...we have abandoned them. There are a few to be found in our dry sump down the back.
Not that I want to discourage a new car purchase, but might it not be prudent to hold off for a year until they get the reported quality bugs sorted out? You have the enviable luxury of not needing to buy right now.
Ford never gets quality bugs sorted out 😈
I was kind of ignoring that little bit. Hope springs eternal!
@svend I just kept socks in my trunk to lift the roof (black roof got hot in the summer). I’m genuinely baffled in hindsight as to why I didn’t keep gloves back there; I suppose socks were cheaper, or easier to replace when I lost one.
lol. i've definitely burnt my hands and feet trying to wrangle hot t-top panels. feet when i'm wearing thongs (flip-flops, jandals, pluggers) or no shoes, and have rested the panel there while figuring the bag out.
i guess a benefit of socks is that they go equally well on hands and feet. gloves don't give you that sort of flexibility
@dipodomysdeserti All good points, and very true. I'm always amazed by how little fuel my MSR stove uses. I used maybe a third of a .5L canister of white gas camping for 3 days / 2 nights in Aravaipa last summer. That was mostly just boiling water, though.