Ashley P

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  1. Random thought thread

    A cure for Libertarians with low blood pressure:
  2. Airplane stuff

  3. Airplane stuff

    Maybe this can be less than random. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/us/air-canada-san-francisco-near-miss-ntsb/index.html
  4. Happy Bday To....

    lol
  5. Random thought thread

    I've gotta kid that thinks he's Roy Rogers.
  6. Happy Bday To....

    Cumpleanos feliz? After hosting an Ecuadorian family for a week and having three birthdays in the same timeframe, I'm almost prepped for your song. We even had a pinata beating!
  7. LS engine oil/coolant loss

    FWIW, a woman with a high miles LS engine was loosing coolant, turned out it was the notorious LS head crack. It was not a terribly fast leak, and she had NO money to repair, so I pulled the O-ring off the "radiator cap" so it would not build pressure. That was springtime. She told us the other day "I don't know what you did, but it hasn't used any more coolant!" (She was thrilled.)
  8. 2005 chevy truck, 5.3L, 100k-ish miles. Customer claims it's using a couple gallons of coolant in 1000 miles, 2 quarts oil in 300 miles. I see no external leaks (after much looking). It's smokes on start up, smells...hard to say, shoot, it's like 12 degrees today! Smells mostly like oil but could have a sweet antifreeze tinge. Pulled the valve cover to inspect PCV baffle = no problem with that. Some kinda milky residue on the valve cover... Are these things prone to some sorta goofy issue?
  9. The virus

    So how's it affecting you? KY seems to be slowly restricting workers. Our walk in work has slowed down, but my scheduled work is still there and I just wash my hands an extra couple times per car. So far, so good.
  10. The virus

    So he can rebuild a Taurus before 3 yo? That's pretty good, but how's he do with an AR platform?
  11. Random thought thread

    If you Nashvillites are near the interstate roads tonight about 6:30, be on the lookout for a blue chevy pulling a trailer full of bronze George Washington on horseback statue. He's headed for Atlanta. It's an eyecatcher. DIsney will give you a free turbo install for a pic.
  12. The virus

    I pray all goes well for your family. At a checkup for my kids the other day the Dr said kids usually have it very mild. (But I'm still gonna wipe down my computer screen after having your post on it. Ick! )
  13. EVENnewestER DD 2018 F150

    New turbos? For a wastegate rod rattle? Did you ask if they'd put the same $$$$ and labor toward a pair of Turbonetics?
  14. Random thought thread

    Nice vid. He seemed to minimize the difference in ring end gap. That's probably 90% of a "break in". A while ago I gleaned some info from a seasoned mechanic about moly rings in a diesel. They sometimes will NOT seat. The guy had to call CAT to ask them how to get them to seat. With engine warm and running fast idle, pour a couple teaspoons of Bon Ami down the intake. He said it worked.
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  16. Random thought thread

    ^ When the "funk" turns into mold you've got the best layer possible. (I saw a 70s corvette with that layer and a roots blower street race in Memphis once. It won.)
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  19. The virus

    Several posts ago I mentioned my wife's friend from Ecuador. Well, I sat down with her husband and discussed the situation in Ecuador. He said folks there are very close to each other in physical location and most folks work for what they eat, meaning they don't have the ability to sit at home AND eat. So they didn't social distance. The big cities reported a few thousand deaths from COVID, but deaths were WAY above normal. The "authorities" that would come to homes to pick up the bodies of the deceased got so far behind that people were wrapping the bodies in bags and putting them outside for days before pickup. He thinks the deaths were way under reported. But, he thinks most of the city got it, got over it, and now that other places have gotten a second spike, things there are normal. In other words, he thinks they got herd immunity.
  20. The virus

    The folks that said "Covid will go away after the election" were a tad off. It seems like lot more folks around here have gotten it/gotten rid of it lately.
  21. WTB: Chrysler 3.8lL

    Looking for a 3.8l engine from a Chrysler minivan, 2009 model.
  22. Random thought thread

    Fake news maps! http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Western-Kentucky/Semi-Driver-in-Lyon-Co-Crash-Blames-Google-Maps.aspx
  23. Disney's Auto Shop Top Tips

    Today I struggled with a Trac-Lok assembly. I ended up using a wheel upside down in the floor to support an axle to hold the diff and allow for leverage to force the diff to rotate and allow spiders to be installed. Youtube doesn't know that yet.
  24. Airplane stuff

    https://www.businessinsider.com/embraer-porsche-duet-private-jet-911-turbo-11-million-pair-2020-11 Matching Porche/Embraer deal. ^ I'm waiting for slightly cheaper set, like a rusty Pontiac and a kite.