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by dlb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

That snow cat is awesome. It reminds me of the one from The Shining:

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by dlb
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

We have almost 2' of snow here. This was my first time trying the Rav4 in the snow aaaand... ...it's been awesome! Even better than my T4's and AE95's, probably due entirely to the ground clearance. I hoped I wouldn't be able to get out of our driveway to get to work but for better or worse, the Ra...
by dlb
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Snopocolypse Seattle: 2019

We have almost 2' of snow here. This was my first time trying the Rav4 in the snow aaaand... ...it's been awesome! Even better than my T4's and AE95's, probably due entirely to the ground clearance. I hoped I wouldn't be able to get out of our driveway to get to work but for better or worse, the Rav...
by dlb
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: cause of stiff ride?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: cause of stiff ride?

Thanks, gents. Maybe I'll ask at the parts store if they can get me some shocks that give a softer ride.
by dlb
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: cause of stiff ride?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

cause of stiff ride?

Sometimes when the rear tires on my '99 RAV4 hit bumps or potholes, it's as if there's zero suspension in the back. It hits hard and makes a loud BANG. The springs are good and there's tons of ride height back there, and I can't find anything else that is suspect -- all the bushings and whatnot appe...
by dlb
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

Update on this: when I cleared the codes on the vehicle, the CEL stayed off for a few weeks and the rad fan did not keep running after turning the engine off either. Then the CEL came back on, and the fan started running on again. It might just be coincidence but it does seem to point to a link betw...
by dlb
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My new truck with less than 1% plastic
Replies: 18
Views: 1478

Re: My new truck with less than 1% plastic

What is all that fill for, SD? And do all the rocks in the stuff you got make it unusable? That would be a real PITA after all that work.
by dlb
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: solar panel battery charging?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: solar panel battery charging?

Thanks, Tom. I got the idea from a pic of another lumber log cabin so I can't take all the credit for it. Once it's done, I'll take more pics of the interior. Our big concern was not giving rodents anywhere to make nests in the periods when we are not there, so we wanted to stay away from typical fr...
by dlb
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: solar panel battery charging?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: solar panel battery charging?

That's great info, thanks Blackstraw. Here is the solar panel and charge controller we have been using: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/coleman-40w-folding-solar-panel-0112043p.html#srp Looking at the details on that page, it seems like the controller should prevent the battery from overcharging....
by dlb
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: solar panel battery charging?
Replies: 7
Views: 274

solar panel battery charging?

Is anyone here knowledgeable about charging batteries with solar panels? I ask because I had a battery that died either because I killed it by leaving it to charge on a small solar panel for too long, or it was simply it's time to die. I hope one of you smart lads can tell me which it was. Here's th...
by dlb
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: T4WD in Austria only 10,196.91 United States Dollar
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: T4WD in Austria only 10,196.91 United States Dollar

Wow, those are both amazing specimens. the one with the skis is particularly rad. I've never seen the headlight washers.
by dlb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1982 citroen CX athena
Replies: 4
Views: 934

1982 citroen CX athena

https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/32423831

I've never seen one of these and it's so weird and ugly that I find it surprisingly tempting. Wowee.
by dlb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Forum Talk
Topic: Photobucket fix
Replies: 12
Views: 3014

Re: Photobucket fix

FYI, photobucket recently changed their stance on this. All my old pics are now visible on here once again, just with a "hosted by photobucket" logo on them. I'm fine with that, and am happy that the pics are useful to people once again.
by dlb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: favorite tire size for stock rims?
Replies: 56
Views: 9150

Re: favorite tire size for stock rims?

Wow, that's an old quote of mine. I now hate 185/80r13's.

To answer your question, half a mm would be just fine. You won't notice a difference.
by dlb
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: rad fan staying on after engine shut off, even in cold weather

Erp, I'm dumb. You can tell I haven't been working on cars much in the last several years. I was thinking the temp would tell the fan when to turn on and off but yeah, of course that wouldn't be determined by IAT. I'm going to mess around with the code reader and run some other tests tomorrow and se...