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  1. Pimp My Basement!

    Around the sill/perimeter, don't mess with stuffing pink insulation. Get some of that 2" thick foil face foam, cut to fit between the joists, and use the spray can foam to seal it in place around the edges. It will make it airtight around there. That will do more for it than anything. If it were my place and no water issues, I work toward framing and insulating the block walls to make it more of a semi finished space. A coat of water sealer paint over the block, framed in steel studs, and filled with spray foam would make it pretty much resistant to any potential future water issue. If you do that, you really don't gain much insulating the ceiling, just cover it for looks.
  2. Is it OK to run Aviation Gas in my 2003 XX??

    Haha, yea, there is some irony in it going bad when it is supposed to keep gas from going bad!
  3. Is it OK to run Aviation Gas in my 2003 XX??

    Good question, you're right, not sure a big difference. I recall when it came out, It seemed to imply it was formulated for the ethanol issue, however I note the red one says for use with ethanol blend too. One thing I found, the bottle says to use the blue within 2 years of opening. I noticed one I had for a while looked darker and had a smell to it, then I noticed that fine print and tossed it. Website says red good for 24 months storage, and blue for 12 months. So maybe blue is better for dealing with the ethanol in something used somewhat regular, and perhaps the red better for longer storage. I use it in my Corvette, since it is driven infrequently, and in the bikes late fall to early spring when they too are not driven as much due to winter. I should probably add it to my truck in summer, sometimes it goes a few weeks without being driven in nice weather. For my lawnmower and snowblower, I always add it to the can when I buy gas, and only keep a 2.5 gal. can on hand. I never drain them, just start them up every 6 weeks or so in their off season. Mower has no shut off valve, but the snowblower does, so I always shut it and run it until it dies every use.
  4. Is it OK to run Aviation Gas in my 2003 XX??

    ^^^ yea, check for O2 sensors, the CA models should have them. Also, the 8th digit of the VIN is a 0 on 49-state, and a 1 for CA Around here you can't find pure gas at the pump. Basically only in quart/gallon cans, sold for small equipment. Home depot/Lowes has Tru-fuel for about $6/qt or $20/gal. Also comes pre-mixed at 40:1 or 50:1 for 2-stoke equip. I started buying the premix for my new leaf blower. Been using the blue marine Sta-bil in all my vehicles/bikes mower/snowblower with the pump blend and no issues so far.
  5. Hey bro, just left you a voicemail, interested if nobody grabbed it yet.
  6. Any pro painters in the house?

    My experience on a painted and uncovered deck is the same as yours. Foot traffic, changing seasons, sun, & weather all take a toll. You only get a year or two before it starts to look like shit.
  7. Radar detector mounting

    Post up the details Joe, that was a nice setup.
  8. Stainless brake lines

    We did have a group buy way back in the day. I got a set with "plus 2 inch" . They are still in the box and I hope to do some day. Really need them to install the superbike bar kit I got from JoWhee, that is also still in the box. Not at all looking forward to the job, which is why it hasn't been done.
  9. Radar detector mounting

    I use an escort 9500 with the auto sunvisor mount (bent to open it up) and attached to windscreen right center above the dash. Used the black plastic caps over the machine screws. I also use the H.A.R.D. remote heads up display http://www.legalspeeding.com/products.htm
  10. Maybe that's the model?
  11. Mio GPS Mounted to steering head.

    wow, old thread... still have my Mio around. I had a RAM mount on the Bird way before the Mio with a Garmin III+ The iii+ wasnt very useful to navigate, but at least I knew where I was. I used the RAM ball with a little angled tab, and there was a bolt with rubber expandable "nut" sold for the stem hole.
  12. Plugs and Air Filter

    thanks, that def sounds easier from the top!!
  13. Plugs and Air Filter

    I just ordered another CCT from John last week. I originally to the upgraded one around 20k miles but it's been making noise the last few thou. On the plugs, what's the best way to get at them. Is it better to pull the airbox and do from above? The manual talks about removing upper cowl and going in from behind the oil cooler & radiator, not removing airbox.