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Old 11-29-2012, 12:19 PM
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push start worth trying? (not gonna drive it of course)

or just say the hell with it and leave it there?
If you haven't got any juice to fire the coils and the rest of the electronics, push starting isn't going to do a bit of good. Seems like push starting would only be helpful if your starter was dead, not your alternator.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:25 PM
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:49 PM
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I think I'm going to replace my alternator when I tackle my headgasket project. it has a weird squeak at idle that seems to have gotten worse since I pulled it off to fix the oil filter housing leak last weekend. Still charges fine but that squeak is irritating and makes me think it might not be long for this world. I have a new pulley, but its just a solid pulley so it's not going to fix any squeaking.

EDIT: And my PS pump has a intermittent whine... should probably add that to the list...
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Cool! I'm actually a pretty big fan of the Volt. It's a really great stop-gap until we fully nail the full electric car thing.
I love the volt. Spark EV is coming out soon as well.

I'm really exited for the new fast charge systems. 45 minutes instead of hours.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:53 PM
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:55 PM
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that sucks. ill do something about it next week i guess.

is it a no no to get it jumped started then book it home on the highway? (45mins)


the battery light stayed off as long as the rpms stayed up
Dino, Just a jump start won't get you there since you've run the battery down to nil. A fully charged battery is about 40 amp hour capacity, but the voltage falls below useable before you get to use all of that so in the car you get about 30. That's with a brand new battery, but they lose capacity with age so I wouldn't count on more than 20 amp hours. The car when running probably draws 15-20 amps. Fully charged you should get roughly an hour of running with nothing else but the motor (no radio, lights, etc) so you're on the cusp of either making it possibly being in walking distance when it dies...........
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:05 PM
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I want a Tesla, Elon Musk is a genius. and the Model S is a gorgeous car.
I had a customer a couple weeks ago at Nordstroms who was the daughter of some exec at Tesla. I told her I was a photographer and she gave me her number and told me to call her to set up a VIP tour of the factory or something..

It helped, too, that she was smoking hot and probably 23
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If you haven't got any juice to fire the coils and the rest of the electronics, push starting isn't going to do a bit of good. Seems like push starting would only be helpful if your starter was dead, not your alternator.
Not true! It will be a great work out! Lots of focus on your calves, good cardio if you push it far enough, burn tons of calories if you keep at it long enough! Start the car...............not so much.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:18 PM
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That he is! He negotiated getting the manufacturing plant essentially for free.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37358614.../#.ULfQhVKQHYY
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:19 PM
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Not true! It will be a great work out! Lots of focus on your calves, good cardio if you push it far enough, burn tons of calories if you keep at it long enough! Start the car...............not so much.
Ah yes, I failed to see the silver lining.

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Yep, the Model S is fantastic, and faster than a new M5.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:27 PM
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I had a customer a couple weeks ago at Nordstroms who was the daughter of some exec at Tesla. I told her I was a photographer and she gave me her number and told me to call her to set up a VIP tour of the factory or something..

It helped, too, that she was smoking hot and probably 23
A VIP tour of the factory huh?

So that's what the kids are calling it nowadays.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:34 PM
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Here's an article of Chevy's Volt vs Toyota's Prius from motor trend. The photo shoot was held at my company's solar steam plant in Bakersfield, CA.


Yes, those are some bigass mirrors.
Why do all electric cars have ridiculous looking rear ends? I do like the Volt much better than the Prius though.
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A VIP tour of the factory huh?

So that's what the kids are calling it nowadays.
Plenty of zingers to be had with that one...

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Why do all electric cars have ridiculous looking rear ends?
Usually it's for aerodynamics - an expression of function over form.
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So I reposted my iPhone 4s on eBay last night and this morning I got this.


I am 90% sure that it is a scam. I do not know if I am just unlucky or what but this is the second time a scammer bought the iPhone. If this keeps happening I do not know how I am going to sell it (anyone what to buy an iPhone).
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So no more emails from the guy in Ghana?
Not since I told him that his iPhone had cocaine, ecstasy, semen, and lube on it.


Actually I think this might be the Ghana guy getting revenge on me. The email is similar to Ghana guy and the iPhone was bought only 7 hours after I listed it.
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Pick her up and she stops. Bank down, and waits till I get back in bed. This continues for a few more cycles. I give up, bring her downstairs, sound a sleep! Ugh.... Baby 1. Patrick 0.
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That he is! He negotiated getting the manufacturing plant essentially for free.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37358614.../#.ULfQhVKQHYY
I'm sure Fremont laid a lot of pressure on them to make a deal, the property taxes on the plant are incredible. Fun fact, it's the largest undivided parcel of private land in the Bay Area which makes it invaluable to have a stake in. Plus, it has its own rail lines, is sandwiched between two major freeways that go different directions just a mile from each other (including one going towards many parts suppliers in the valley), and is only about 20 miles from the Port of Oakland.

I'm sure Toyota was willing to do anything to retain a position in the plant, and they get to do it without the drag of the UAW.




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Word. Speaking of, I need to go tour it and see the changes. I went there often enough as a kid I could practically lead a tour of NUMMI operations, I wonder what all it looks like now.

Brittany's dad was in management at NUMMI and did get to tour it, he said its mostly empty but looks stunning.

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Southpark, Now he's just going to d1ck with you and every time you post it he's going to buy it.
If this guy wants to play dirty I will play dirty. I am currently setting up my own mail sever so I can email bomb him back to the Stone Age. Let’s see how he likes having every email account he used with me being rendered useless by a flood of emails saying "FCUK YOU".
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Word. Speaking of, I need to go tour it and see the changes. I went there often enough as a kid I could practically lead a tour of NUMMI operations, I wonder what all it looks like now.

Brittany's dad was in management at NUMMI and did get to tour it, he said its mostly empty but looks stunning.

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I am setting up a tour next year some time. I'll let you know and try to squeeze you in.
You should do it sometime during Oktoberfest in late August when I'm in the area!
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