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Old 07-05-2019, 05:55 PM   #301 (permalink)
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Possible! I'm at latitude 44.59 N.

Extra fun fact: When I was a kid, I clearly remember the geography class where the teacher dropped the bombshell that the southernmost point in Ontario is further south than California's northern border.

Mind = BLOWN.
My house is at 46.92, so yes I am indeed further north than you are.

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Old 07-05-2019, 06:09 PM   #302 (permalink)
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The 45th Parallel run just North of Salem, OR. There's a sign on I-5.

"5440" or Fight"
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:52 PM   #304 (permalink)
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Mine hasn't busted yet, and it's pretty old ... 16 or 17 years, I think. I am mentally prepared for catastrophic failure. Beads everywhere!

I move it from car to car. And I really only tend to use it for 2 or 3 weeks a year when it gets hot & humid.
OK. That explains it. I gave up on those decades ago. Yes, chasing beads all over the car. I use these mesh ones year round because I seldom find car seats with enough lumbar support. https://www.amazon.com/Multi-use-Lum...ateway&sr=8-16
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:31 AM   #305 (permalink)
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parting gift: tank record




Yay! The Irksome Metro is off the road until late fall! Driving the 30 year-old MPGiata feels like the height of refinement by comparison.

As a parting gift, the Metro's last fill was 77 mpg US = 3 L / 100 km. Best ever.


Amazingly: nothing new broke during this tank.


I thought the previous fill-up might have been a little short (because it was also a record), with the result that this week's fill would come in lower to even things out... but nope! My usual 3-click method filled it to the top of the neck.

Impressive for a piece of @*$&!
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:34 PM   #306 (permalink)
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RE92 past its best-before date

This happened sometime since July, while the car sat parked in the driveway:




Let that be a lesson to you all!

It's still holding air... but I suppose it's time to put the next set of new-to-me RE92's on the car, eh?

I'm putting the irksome Metro back on the road in a couple of weeks. I've almost forgotten how much I dislike it!
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:19 PM   #307 (permalink)
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Haha, wow. That is horrible!
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This happened sometime since July, while the car sat parked in the driveway:
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Let that be a lesson to you all!
Don't park your car?

Things go downhill when parked, but that is ridiculous.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:46 PM   #309 (permalink)
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It was facing south... but I blame chipmunks.

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