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Fifty150

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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Pig in a cooler   
    I'm not sold on those pellets.  I prefer real wood over lump charcoal.  I prefer real wood over pellets.
     
     

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    Fifty150 got a reaction from i86hotdogs in KC Hilites On A '16 Cargo   
    Very nice. I used the same inexpensive license plate holder to mount a LED light bar.

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    Fifty150 got a reaction from Humphrey's Van in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    Go with the class 3.  You don't want a class 2, only to have to buy all new accessories, since you already have what you need for a 2" receiver.  
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in How to Install Latest TCM/PCM calibrations on 2014 TC   
    I was under the impression that computer updates were proprietary, and only available at dealerships.  That's why we don't see every corner mechanic offering computer reflash.  I don't think it's as simple as downloading a tune file online, then uploading it yourself.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from TCjeff in Most expensive repair?   
    I have the least amount of miles. 2016.  38,XXX.   Oil changes. 1 transmission fluid exchange. Several sets of wipers.  New air filter. 
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    Fifty150 reacted to G B L in 5W-30 Synthetic Oil Use   
    Hey we are all locked down what else do we have to do?
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from mrtn in 5W-30 Synthetic Oil Use   
    Is this the start of yet another discussion on motor oil?  There's a heated discussion on every other car forum.  Weight.  Brand.  Then the science of formulation.  People will post their used oil analysis.  Post photos of their oil filters cut open.  Reference all the videos on YouTube.  And everybody wins.....or there's no winner.....and we all feel good about continuing whatever it is that we are doing.  Not often, do you see someone online "see the light" about someone else's choice of oil/filter/oil change interval - then profusely apologize and vow to follow the leader.  But it could happen.  I might switch to 4 quarts of 10W40 every 3,000 miles, as opposed to recommended in the owners manual, because that's in the fine print of the oil change coupons.  
    In all honesty, I don't think there will be any real difference.  By the time your engine reaches over 100,000 miles, then 200,000 miles, there's no way to tell if it made any real difference.  I don't think you'll drive the car until the engine fails.  Most modern cars have engines that outlast the car.  My 97 Explorer "old tech" engine and transmission had around 500,000 miles when I got rid of it, and the engine and transmission were in great condition.  The rest of the car had way too much rust, was leaking in the rain, the interior was completely worn out, the headliner was falling down, the carpet kit was destroyed, the windshield had so many scratches that it felt like driving drunk - the engine and transmission outlasted the car.  
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Partition for a TC Passanger   
    I don't know if a tailgate net will contain dogs in a Transit Connect.
     
     
     
     
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from Humphrey's Van in Curt Hitch Class 2 or 3?   
    Go with the class 3.  You don't want a class 2, only to have to buy all new accessories, since you already have what you need for a 2" receiver.  
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Can second row seats be installed in cargo models?   
    Best to check with local highway patrol 1st.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from mrtn in Shelter In Place   
    Where I live, we have been staying home since Monday.  Mayor's orders.  Today is Sunday. Anyone else sitting at home?
     
    Boredom has set in. I'm now thinking of performing unneeded service on the cars.  Oil change, spark plugs.......For no reason.
     
    Then there is no eating out. I have had to make my own food.  Today's meal was born out of cabin fever. 
     
    I like steak and eggs. 
     
    I like tomato beef. 
     
    I like tomato and eggs.
     
    Then there's my lunch of all 3 combined.
     
     




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    Fifty150 got a reaction from mrtn in Shelter In Place   
    Where I live, we have been staying home since Monday.  Mayor's orders.  Today is Sunday. Anyone else sitting at home?
     
    Boredom has set in. I'm now thinking of performing unneeded service on the cars.  Oil change, spark plugs.......For no reason.
     
    Then there is no eating out. I have had to make my own food.  Today's meal was born out of cabin fever. 
     
    I like steak and eggs. 
     
    I like tomato beef. 
     
    I like tomato and eggs.
     
    Then there's my lunch of all 3 combined.
     
     




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    Fifty150 got a reaction from mrtn in 1.6 Ecoboost van, 90% ready to pull the trigger   
    Brembo are good.  I think more than double what low price brakes cost.  
     
    I was recently on the phone with a tech support guy from Centric.  He told me that for most cars, OEM type rotors are the best.  Drilled and slotted rotors do not stop better from 60-0, pads don't wear as well, you can't resurface them, and they can warp & fracture.  According to the tech support guy, even their own brands of drilled and slotted rotors were just clever marketing, as people pay more because they look good. 
     
    All these years, I have been spending extra money.  Wasted.  
     
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Intentionally leaving FOB inside my 16 TC XLT and using my other FOB to gain entry?   
    Let all the air out of all 5 tires. 
     
    Or an old school, hidden, kill switch.
     
    Or make a hat with the tinfoil your burrito came in, to keep the government out of your brain.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Citroën Berlingo   
    I'd be interested in the new Suzuki Jimny.  Looks like a lot of fun.
     
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from KevinRollin in Hatches or access panels in rear interior side panels?   
    More fun for Customs and Border Protection agents.  
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from KevinRollin in 2016 Driver's Foot Rest   
    Your plan A should be to buy the correct floor mats.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Disable auto door locking?   
    I love being able to do that. My favorite feature.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from OLDSCHOOLFOOL in CD player removal   
    I think you're referring to the dash kit for installing an aftermarket radio.  Sure, I guess you could put in a box instead of a radio.  But as yet, nobody manufactures or sells a radio delete kit.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from OLDSCHOOLFOOL in CD player removal   
    I guess you will have to fabricate that yourself.  I haven't seen a radio delete kit with a dashboard cubby hole.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Disable Perimeter Lighting   
    Notice how many are in commercial use, and there's nobody on this forum who owns 10 or more vans.  
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Disable Perimeter Lighting   
    Install LED lamps which have a lower amp draw.  Lights will still be on.  But the amount of electricity used will less than half.  Most of the 3 watt and 5 watt lamps can be replaced with LED which only require about 1 watt or less
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in turn off or shorten duration lights are on   
    High beams and signal lamps do not turn on either.
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in Disable Perimeter Lighting   
    Nope. It can be done. There's 1 way to do it.  You have to get a software update.  Then the computer can be reprogrammed.  While you are already at the dealership, let them do it. Unless you enjoy doing it yourself.
     
     
     
     
    Unfortunately, that's step 1.
     
     
     
    I gained 3 horsepower, and now get 36 MPG
     
     
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    Fifty150 got a reaction from jrm223 in 2019 TC Wagon Backup assist Fault   
    Will your dealer give you a new van for the mud on your mirror?
     
     
     
     
     
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