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  1. Pull all the plugs and make sure a cylinder hasn't flooded. You'd probably smell it in your oil when you do the change, but it's worth checking. Also, others with FI will chime in, but I believe there's an issue with the fuel shutoff on the tank going bad over time, that may require inspection. Don't know about the environment in which it was stored, but rats: wires and air paths need inspection. Someone here probably has anything you need for parts. Or eBay, buyer beware (especially on electrical/electronic stuff). Sounds like you have a fun project on your hands, but I'm glad it's not mine - I have enough.
  2. The 5 Worst Diesel Trucks To Buy Used Are you thinking about buying a used heavy-duty diesel truck? 3/4 and 1-ton trucks are NOT heavy-duty trucks. I can attest that the statement regarding the 6.0 is an outright lie. And the 6.0 is a great motor if you don't fuck with it, OR if you do a couple things to improve longevity. With a few exceptions, slapping tuners on without going inside the motor is asking for trouble - and that's where a lot of the 6.0 issues came from. DieselBrothers are marketers and entertainers. The referenced page is no doubt something they put their name on and sold (they're marketers). From the looks of it, it's a bot. Read the comments to check on the audience there.
  3. Ah. Haven't addressed that yet, still looking at options.
  4. Feeder, feeder... feeder? I've been out of town for several weeks helping a friend frame a cabin in Colorado. Seems I've erased some previously stored data. But here's a blurry picture of a couple moose sniffing around my palace:
  5. Yeah, that banana tree looked amazing. I'm thinking daiquiri party at your place. Most recipes call for added sugar, but in my experience, all of the tiny banana varieties are super sweet to begin with. Some of that Papa's Pilar rum... I read somewhere (so, grain of potassium chloride) that the reasons oils are used in dried fruit production are to prevent processing equipment from clogging and to keep the individual fruit pieces from adhering to each other/solidifying into a brick during shipping/while waiting on the shelf. I've found that if you see a lady with braided armpit hair and dirty feet in sandals, she will eventually lead you to a store that sells minimally-enhanced dried produce in generically-marked bags. Well, that's the excuse Ima use if I get busted for stalking them, anyways.
  6. Dried apricots. Not the sugary ones in the bright bags, gotta find some plain old unadulterated apricots. Bananas are surprisingly far down the list of high potassium foods, props to the banana council or whatever for that always being the first thing that comes to mind when someone says "potassium".. Unsurprisingly, Carlos linked the same source regarding potassium chloride that I read last week. Seems a win/win, as long as you're not one of the people who finds it disgusting. Stay tuned: soon, we'll pick a victim and talk about their prostate. I mean, if you've been to a meat, everybody is on a first-name basis with your prostate, right?
  7. IcePrick


    I have some Xcelite flush cuts, and yes, they are a lifesaver. No more looking like I stuck my hand in a badger den after working around an automotive wiring harness. And you've NEVER met a better nail clipper.
  8. Okay, this should get interesting.
  9. Pretty much any meat you eat is a dead body. Unless you eat them live, of course. That comes with other complications.
  10. Nice machines, both of them. I don't play my guitars enough to justify the ones I have, though. Good luck with the sale, I imagine guitars are in short supply just like everything else, should demand a premium.
  11. One of my Shorai's lasted eleven years - just occasional charging in the off-season. Will buy again.
  12. It was, but I'm not sure why he was so crabby about it.
  13. I did it just for the halibut.
  14. While they may have a sense of humor, I've never seen evidence. At least, not one that wasn't at a driver's/rider's expense. I don't know if it was here that I heard about it, but legend says a Trooper pulled a guy over on the Dragon, and the dude's bike tipped over on the sandy shoulder at some point during the stop. Naturally, the Trooper didn't miss the opportunity to cite him for losing control of his vehicle or some such thing as well. That probably qualifies as humor in certain circles.
  15. A friend of mine from Kansas to the THP Trooper at the Dragon: "$218 speeding ticket? Fuck, that's a bargain for as much as I got in yesterday, today, and not even counting what I'm gonna do tomorrow!
  16. Trusts employees with dosing radioactive isotopes: check. Prohibits a common pocket knife that every 5th grader carried 30 years ago: fail.
  17. Mine works phenomenally well - especially as an afterthought with the house not being designed around it - but the climate is different enough between Phoenix and Prescott to matter. There has never been a high-temp/low humidity day that this $400 window unit didn't keep temps under 75 inside, and I've seen 103 outside here. It's in an otherwise unused room on the lower level (north side) of the house, so it's rarely seen or heard. Now, when monsoon season comes along and outside humidity gets above 30%, efficiency is essentially nil - it just makes it clammy inside. Having a respectable AC unit is still a requirement for a brief part of the year here. I wish I could design a house with evaporative cooling in mind, there are lots of little things that would make it more efficient. Plumb it into the central air system and install up-ducts that vent into the attic - send the relatively cool, moist house air into the attic and flush some of that heat load as well. Put several solar panels on the south side of the house or on the roof to shade surfaces while generating the power to run the cooler.
  18. Nice instant militia kit. Send it all to Ukraine?
  19. Those purple potatoes are the best for you. I can't wait to make mashed potatoes with them, the color should be interesting.
  20. That guy has some pretty informative videos. He's getting more and more "technical" as time goes by, but I like what he does.
  21. Yeah, but by his third workout in a rowboat, he'd be so far offshore he couldn't make it back home for the weekend.
  22. Cheese is my weak spot. If I could find good fake cheese, I could probably manage completely plant-based through an average week.
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