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Basically it boils down to ignorance. They claim it will 1) ruin fuel economy, 2) cause the car to stall frequently, 3) ruin the engine, 4) insert other horrible things here

What really happens is this; your car goes whoosh when shifting. There's no change in MPG because its just the unburnt fuel getting sent through your exhaust, no more is being used, just the unburnt is expelled. No stalling issues for myself or any others running the TurboXS BOV that I can find searching NASIOC. How can it possibly ruin the engine? Impossibru.

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Lol, I read the rest oh the questions though, was that like a 4th grade test or something?
No it is not a 4th grade test but I think that would make it even funnier watching all the 4th graders get confused when some of their friends start laughing at question 20. It is actually a collage course, ESC102 01 Planet Earth to be precise. If you can believe it in high school I took an easier earth science course. The test had questions like
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Plus when you think it can't get any easier you realize that the three wrong answers always go to three different questions. I got a A without even opening the book. Although I do not think pot was ever an answer to a question.
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No it is not a 4th grade test but I think that would make it even funnier watching all the 4th graders get confused when some of their start laughing at question 20. It is actually a collage course, ESC102 01 Planet Earth to be precise. If you can believe it in high school I took an easier earth science course. The test had questions like
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Plus when you think it can’t get any easier you realize that the three wrong answers always go to three different questions. I got a A without even opening the book. Although I do not think pot was ever an answer to a question.
Dude, are you effing kidding me? That's a COLLEGE test?

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Forreal. I never saw a test like that in any of my classes, and I had a couple REALLY lame classes.

Finance Guy, just passed a Sebring vert rental car barely moving along in the #3 lane of a 6 lane freeway. Semi with a full on 53' trailer blew by him on the right and cut him off Reminded me of you.....damn tourists.

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Hey, you will not hear me complaining. I love taking easy courses. I always choose the easiest course that will count for my diploma.

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Nope, I am going to Suny ulster for this year to save money. Then I will transfer to Marist next year.
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Guys, I need some advice. I know everyone has done everything on this forum, so I think you folks would be best to consult.

Right now I'm working at an indie, been there for 2 years, and we get mostly electrical work and domestic/jap cars. I've worked on some euro (vw), and then weird stuff like John Deere gator, ken worth trucks, skidsteers, etc. I really like the place, boss is awesome, don't need my own tools, and I can take off whenever I want. Only problem is, well, I don't make very much money. This wasnt so much a problem when I was 16, but it's kinda becoming an issue now. I have gotten two raises, and while I appreciate it and I'm not trying to say 'I want more', well I kinda need more to keep up with the ever-growing list of expenses.

To cope, I've been considering switching fields. As much technology involved as there is, the money just isn't there. So I've been considering welding, potentially trying for BMW step, and truck driving. I like welding, but not sure how it is as a profession. Same with driving trucks, I love 10 speeds and cummins m11s with air brakes. Hell, I pull around my trailer when I'm bored because I like pulling it again though, I don't know how it would be as a profession. BMW step goes without saying

So, anyone with any advice who has experience in any of these fields? I would have to go to school for any route I chose, so schooling is moot in decision making. Ken, df, any of the seasoned vets?

My dream job would be a custom shop that includes fabricating, working on high end cars, with a bit of other cool things (diesel builds, etc). I like to create things and do things that aren't normal, and make one-of-a-kind vehicles.

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How much are you making now? I've always wanted to drive trucks too, that's why I got my Class A. Turns out there's no money in it, but I still want to do it part time for fun. Easy job too, unless you're a local LTL delivery driver doing your own unloading. Getting the license is super easy if you want to try driving for a while.

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Guys, I need some advice. I know everyone has done everything on this forum, so I think you folks would be best to consult.

Right now I'm working at an indie, been there for 2 years, and we get mostly electrical work and domestic/jap cars. I've worked on some euro (vw), and then weird stuff like John Deere gator, ken worth trucks, skidsteers, etc. I really like the place, boss is awesome, don't need my own tools, and I can take off whenever I want. Only problem is, well, I don't make very much money. This wasnt so much a problem when I was 16, but it's kinda becoming an issue now. I have gotten two raises, and while I appreciate it and I'm not trying to say 'I want more', well I kinda need more to keep up with the ever-growing list of expenses.

To cope, I've been considering switching fields. As much technology involved as there is, the money just isn't there. So I've been considering welding, potentially trying for BMW step, and truck driving. I like welding, but not sure how it is as a profession. Same with driving trucks, I love 10 speeds and cummins m11s with air brakes. Hell, I pull around my trailer when I'm bored because I like pulling it again though, I don't know how it would be as a profession. BMW step goes without saying

So, anyone with any advice who has experience in any of these fields? I would have to go to school for any route I chose, so schooling is moot in decision making. Ken, df, any of the seasoned vets?

My dream job would be a custom shop that includes fabricating, working on high end cars, with a bit of other cool things (diesel builds, etc). I like to create things and do things that aren't normal, and make one-of-a-kind vehicles.

I'll just throw this out there.... Financial analysts make pretty good money.

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Guys, I need some advice. I know everyone has done everything on this forum, so I think you folks would be best to consult.

Right now I'm working at an indie, been there for 2 years, and we get mostly electrical work and domestic/jap cars. I've worked on some euro (vw), and then weird stuff like John Deere gator, ken worth trucks, skidsteers, etc. I really like the place, boss is awesome, don't need my own tools, and I can take off whenever I want. Only problem is, well, I don't make very much money. This wasnt so much a problem when I was 16, but it's kinda becoming an issue now. I have gotten two raises, and while I appreciate it and I'm not trying to say 'I want more', well I kinda need more to keep up with the ever-growing list of expenses.

To cope, I've been considering switching fields. As much technology involved as there is, the money just isn't there. So I've been considering welding, potentially trying for BMW step, and truck driving. I like welding, but not sure how it is as a profession. Same with driving trucks, I love 10 speeds and cummins m11s with air brakes. Hell, I pull around my trailer when I'm bored because I like pulling it again though, I don't know how it would be as a profession. BMW step goes without saying

So, anyone with any advice who has experience in any of these fields? I would have to go to school for any route I chose, so schooling is moot in decision making. Ken, df, any of the seasoned vets?

My dream job would be a custom shop that includes fabricating, working on high end cars, with a bit of other cool things (diesel builds, etc). I like to create things and do things that aren't normal, and make one-of-a-kind vehicles.

Chad...I don't have any experience in these fields...so I can't help you there. But I do emphatically believe that you should do what you love. No regrets. Life is too dam short and unpredictable. If you go the money route (and you don't love it) you'll be old and gray with regrets or potentially scrambling mid-career (or whenever you truly evaluate your life choices) to find a job that better suits you. Trust me, of this I know...

The other option is...until you can find that custom shop....can you renegotiate with your current employer? Your salary should be based (your view of it) on the market rate (what others are paid with similar skills in your locale) and your value to your particular shop. NOT what you owe or what they can afford (trust me, I'm having the same convo with my Mom right now). Have you done any research? If you are not getting paid market, then you got a strong, numbers based (not emotional or I need to pay the bills) rationale for asking for a raise (particularly if you start with I like the shop, I want to stay, yadda yadda). If you are getting paid market, then it's time to find another shop either a) located in a higher priced market b) a shop willing to pay over market or c) another field and/or part time work to supplement.

But when you're negotiating, know what your walk away point is and it's best to have a plan 'b' if it doesn't work. Makes it easier to say no to something you really don't want. Best negotiating takes the majority, if not all, of the emotion out of the situation.

And I guess the other question is...can you find work in a custom shop? Heck, even if you start by answering phones, it's much easier to accept a lower salary if you're doing something you love. Trust me, of this I know too

Hope this helps (and if I'm being duplicative, well, I'm just a girl so I don't know any better )

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Guys, I need some advice. I know everyone has done everything on this forum, so I think you folks would be best to consult.

Right now I'm working at an indie, been there for 2 years, and we get mostly electrical work and domestic/jap cars. I've worked on some euro (vw), and then weird stuff like John Deere gator, ken worth trucks, skidsteers, etc. I really like the place, boss is awesome, don't need my own tools, and I can take off whenever I want. Only problem is, well, I don't make very much money. This wasnt so much a problem when I was 16, but it's kinda becoming an issue now. I have gotten two raises, and while I appreciate it and I'm not trying to say 'I want more', well I kinda need more to keep up with the ever-growing list of expenses.

To cope, I've been considering switching fields. As much technology involved as there is, the money just isn't there. So I've been considering welding, potentially trying for BMW step, and truck driving. I like welding, but not sure how it is as a profession. Same with driving trucks, I love 10 speeds and cummins m11s with air brakes. Hell, I pull around my trailer when I'm bored because I like pulling it again though, I don't know how it would be as a profession. BMW step goes without saying

So, anyone with any advice who has experience in any of these fields? I would have to go to school for any route I chose, so schooling is moot in decision making. Ken, df, any of the seasoned vets?

My dream job would be a custom shop that includes fabricating, working on high end cars, with a bit of other cool things (diesel builds, etc). I like to create things and do things that aren't normal, and make one-of-a-kind vehicles.

I can give some input from indirect experience and some from a "wisdom of age" point of view.

On the truck driving question, I have a good friend that due to lack of work in his chosen field (design/drafting) decided to get his CDL license and drive. He specifically sought out a job with a long haul company so he could "see the U.S." and get paid for it. He makes about $45K a year, but he's not taking every assignment that he could. He's talked to a lot of owner/operators and they do much better than him, but they put in the max allowable hours and then some, and they spend most of their spare time doing the requisite marketing to sign up future loads. If you are wanting to make money so you can do other things like fix up cars, the downside of this profession is you are gone all the time.

On the welding question, I've hired welders over the years and there always seems to be people who claim they can weld, but people that can actually read a welding schedule and do high quality welding have always been hard to find. Getting certified and working your way through the advanced certifications is something you'd want to do to differentiate yourself from your competition. At the last company I worked for we were desperately in need of someone with robotic laser welding certification and never did find someone qualified. My senior model maker and I had to figure it out empirically on our own which was really inefficient.
You might be asking doesn't the robotic welder do the welding? Why do you need a certified welder for that? From a business operations standpoint I need a reliable result, and I need it done as efficiently as possible. The welder in this case must have knowledge of the end weld type required, knowledge of the metallurgy involved, how to write CNC code to program the welder and the ability to develop a weld schedule that achieves the end result but using the minimum amount of time in the robotic welder I just paid $500K for.
Here's some welding cert info.
On the "do I want to chase the money or do I want to chase the fun" question, very few people find careers that allow them to do both. If you choose the fun, do it knowing that you'll maybe want for some things money would buy, but you'll sleep well every night. If you chase the money, you'll have the funds to do a lot of things, but it comes with a price. The price is less time to do the things you want and a stress level that increases with your level of income.
I will step down from my now.
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