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I just traded a bks fun kart for a riding mower and snow blower
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:06 AM
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You know, sometimes life sucks. I go to sleep and either an ant wakes my butt up at 3:00 am biting my groin, or I wake up to see a whole mass feeding on my bleeding feet!!!!!!

IDKY I'm getting eaten up by ants!
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You know, sometimes life sucks. I go to sleep and either an ant wakes my butt up at 3:00 am biting my groin, or I wake up to see a whole mass feeding on my bleeding feet!!!!!!

IDKY I'm getting eaten up by ants!
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I got a crap snow blower now dangit engine is a ticumseh that gets no spark and the forks for holding it or whatever are broken
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So you need a new ignition coil, might be lucky and find a new one. However, Tecumseh has been out of business for 10 years now.
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What a seriously wierd and totally cool intake manifold..
I love those things the old 300's... Dual cross ram induction...
Fricken cool.. From the days of cool...

I kinda wish I was Able to keep my '63 300...
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I know right! Clearly not beautiful, but Im sure I can repair that flange easy enough.
Not something you see every day.


I wish you were able to keep your 300 too.
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Oh chrikey... Broken flange... That sucks...
I didnt see that...
That'll be money to get a castiron welding guy to fix that...
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You know, sometimes life sucks. I go to sleep and either an ant wakes my butt up at 3:00 am biting my groin, or I wake up to see a whole mass feeding on my bleeding feet!!!!!!

IDKY I'm getting eaten up by ants!
I think its about time for some pesticide
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The best ant poison for lawns we've found is the Spectracide stuff, and for indoors, just put a little Hot Shot bait trap with a drop of honey on top.
Presto! No ants!
Oh wait, these options are probably too expensive for Poboy!!
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Borax and sugar... quick and easy ant killer... inert and safe......
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I think its about time for some pesticide
I have Zevo, and spray my feet when I catch them being swarmed. It still sucks, my feet are bloody. My feet are one step away from needing to be amputated (maybe)..

I have some good comprehension socks, but there's a problem. Ummm...these are Copper Fit,, and supposedly easy on, easy off. The problem is this; I have size 12 feet. Now, that's NORMALLY . With the edema, my right foot is about a size 13, and my left a 14.

So, mens large are 10-12, so, these:"easy on, easy off " compression socks don't exactly slip on and off easily .

I also have Revitive, but it seems like it's going to take a while to work. I also have compression boots on the way.
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Holy crap man.... Really sorry to hear that......

The SDS say not to have skin contact... especially in cuts or bleeding...
https://images.homedepot-static.com/...a1914bca0f.pdf


Seriously try the borax/sugar mix....
Mix 1/2 C sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp Borax, and 1.5 C warm water. Soak cotton balls in the mixture, and put them out near the mess of ants. The sugar attracts the ants, and they'll take the Borax with it back to their home.
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Holy crap man.... Really sorry to hear that......

The SDS say not to have skin contact... especially in cuts or bleeding...
https://images.homedepot-static.com/...a1914bca0f.pdf


Seriously try the borax/sugar mix....
Mix 1/2 C sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp Borax, and 1.5 C warm water. Soak cotton balls in the mixture, and put them out near the mess of ants. The sugar attracts the ants, and they'll take the Borax with it back to their home.
Thanks, I'm going to quit spraying my feet directly.
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Oh chrikey... Broken flange... That sucks...
I didnt see that...
That'll be money to get a castiron welding guy to fix that...
Ahh its not too bad, and its aluminum. Ive tigged cast before, not pretty but it worked. Im gona use a splat-o-matic this time.

I think it will work out well enough.


I have a couple cast iron welding rods... ohwell. haha
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Got some decent news today, since I'm the only one at the dealership doing new car inspections, I can now finally have over time again. Only reason that I can is, I have about 40+ cars to do and I'm busting out about 10 or so in my 8 hour shift. Granted that also depends if I have to remove tires from a Jeep Cherokee (had 2 so far this week, brings me to 10...no prize yet lol), or if I have a DTC (Diagnostic trouble code) that is active and won't go away and I'm stumped as to what to do.

Yesterday I got pulled to the side by one of the car delivery truck drivers, because Chrysler has been charging them $300 per tire that I've had to change out. Now from the information I have now, it's just myself that has been finding these tires that are damaged. No other dealership in Minnesota, Iowa, North/South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, and other parts of Nebraska have found any damaged tire. The vast majority of our vehicles are transported by one company, very few co.e from a different one. I was able to inspect the car transport trailer and did not find any sharp burrs on any of the ramps. I asked about the train cars and those have a flat surface and they use a locking wheel chock that holds the tires in place and lock into the train car. There is nothing in the rail yard that can damage the tires like I have been seeing.

So this tells me several things:

1. I'm the only one it seems to be doing my job at finding damaged tires/or others are finding them but they feel like it's not a big deal.

2. The damage is a similar spot on every tire, shallowish cut 6"-8" long, 1/16"-1/8" deep, it's either above the Continental name or ProContact.

So either we're the only ones that care or care too much about it. It also appears that it's happening either at the tire factory or at the Jeep plant.
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Now this Redeye was an 8 speed ZF8HP automatic and it will not last for long, behind any rendition of the Hellcat or Demon, in that it'll grenade after a lot of hard launches or beating it to death. Drive it like a granny and use the black fob, it'll be fine.
From what I read on the FB Dodge groups the trans is pretty bullet proof in the Hellcat, not so sure about the Demon. I guess anything built for track use like a Demon will eventually have trans problems.

Does Dodge warranty it if it blows on the drapstrip??

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Chevy may release an electric Camaro soon, or it's gone for another 10 years
I've seen that. Also read that Dodge is doing something with a hybrid transmission as well.

A 500+hp car plus an electric motor is going to be pretty insane on torque I imagine.

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I don't think a weight reduction is comin' out anytime soon on the Charger/Challenger as Dodge is releasing it's Widebody style here very soon, and I doubt they'll get lighter.
I mean hey, Dodge engineers don't really worry about weight.
No, in the next gen Charger/Challenger they are supposed to lose some weight from what I have been reading/hearing. Quite honestly, I don't think they are too concerned about it seeing how well the cars are doing right now.

What the heck is the dig at the Dodge guys supposed to mean...? I feel like you talk crap on Dodge for no reason...

We get it, you don't like Dodge. When you can drive legally get back to us lol.

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The only weight reduction will be when both cars are pulled from production. I have a feeling that Chrysler will be on the verge of bankruptcy within the next 10 years again...seems to be the trend with this manufacturer. Hope to be out of this dealership before then.
Have you not heard that the next gen are supposed to be losing some weight?? I see it some on FB.

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I dunno I wouldnt mind having one....
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So the funny thing is that the dealership will not tell you is, there is no warranty on any Hellcat or Demon powertrain at all. Yes it is built like that from the factory (Hellcat and Demon engines are all hand built), but they do not warranty any of it. Unless there is something truly wrong that is a manufacturing defect, you're pretty much S.O.L and even then it's a crapshoot.

A lot of the fit and finish on FCA vehicles really isn't that great. I've had 2 vehicles that probably should have the driver side window switch set be replaced, because the switches did not sit flush with each other well. One of them sat maybe a 1/16 of an inch higher than the other...it was quite noticeable if you slid your fingers over them. But, my dealership didn't want to warranty them out because, they'll wait for a customer to complain about it. I wasn't even allowed to make a note of it on the checklist.

If anyone is thinking about working at a dealership as a technician, don't! It just isn't worth it. If you like working on cars, get ASE certified and work at an independent shop. You'll probably get paid better and get treated better. That's just my biased $0.02.
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So the funny thing is that the dealership will not tell you is, there is no warranty on any Hellcat or Demon powertrain at all. Yes it is built like that from the factory (Hellcat and Demon engines are all hand built), but they do not warranty any of it. Unless there is something truly wrong that is a manufacturing defect, you're pretty much S.O.L and even then it's a crapshoot.

A lot of the fit and finish on FCA vehicles really isn't that great. I've had 2 vehicles that probably should have the driver side window switch set be replaced, because the switches did not sit flush with each other well. One of them sat maybe a 1/16 of an inch higher than the other...it was quite noticeable if you slid your fingers over them. But, my dealership didn't want to warranty them out because, they'll wait for a customer to complain about it. I wasn't even allowed to make a note of it on the checklist.

If anyone is thinking about working at a dealership as a technician, don't! It just isn't worth it. If you like working on cars, get ASE certified and work at an independent shop. You'll probably get paid better and get treated better. That's just my biased $0.02.
A warranty on a "street legal race car"?
An electric Camero

I tow a lot of FCA vehicles (for various reason)

I got a question for ya: (maybe you can find out for me)

I have run into issues when towing some of the newer Dodge/Chrysler vehicles.
The ones with the rotary transmission selector.

If the vehicle is not running & you shift it into neutral (to roll it onto the flat bed) it shifts itself back into park, automatically (everytime)
& they don't have a "mechanical" lever on the side anymore
(that you can just disconnect & manually shift the trans into neutral)
...they are totally electronic, now

Is there some kinda "towing bypass" switch or procedure?
...to move one of these type vehicles, when they don't run?
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