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#1 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:11 PM

Forget to turn off the lights when you are finished changing a tail light bulb, and the problem solves itself overnight. 


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:17 PM

 Have you priced batteries lately? I just replaced a set in one of our diesel trucks. I'm a light checkin' mofo.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:21 PM

Nice hack.
The other day I used my portable air pump to add a little air in a low tire and went inside for a minute. I lost track of time and when I remembered the air pump I ran outside. I had almost 90 psi in it lol.
I hope it doesnt weaken my tire or anything..
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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:45 PM

 Have you priced batteries lately? I just replaced a set in one of our diesel trucks. I'm a light checkin' mofo.

 

 

Fecking $100 at Costco.  


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

Nice hack.
The other day I used my portable air pump to add a little air in a low tire and went inside for a minute. I lost track of time and when I remembered the air pump I ran outside. I had almost 90 psi in it lol.
I hope it doesnt weaken my tire or anything..

Any loud noises?


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#6 Dave

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:39 AM

no, everything seems fine.

I't's low again, will be topping it off today.

I am close to getting a new set but want to wait a few months, still have some good tread on 3


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:44 AM

Nice hack.
The other day I used my portable air pump to add a little air in a low tire and went inside for a minute. I lost track of time and when I remembered the air pump I ran outside. I had almost 90 psi in it lol.
I hope it doesnt weaken my tire or anything..

When we where kids we did that to a bicycle tire. Those things a freakin' LOUD when the blow up. 


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#8 Dave McG

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:56 AM

Nice hack.
The other day I used my portable air pump to add a little air in a low tire and went inside for a minute. I lost track of time and when I remembered the air pump I ran outside. I had almost 90 psi in it lol.
I hope it doesnt weaken my tire or anything..

The burst pressure on tires is around 200psi. If it wasn't driven while severely over-inflated, you should be fine.

https://www.cartalk....essure-find-out
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:13 AM

When we where kids we did that to a bicycle tire. Those things a freakin' LOUD when the blow up. 

yes, yes they are :D


Fecking $100 at Costco.  

cheap ass amateur tip

 

I get reman batteries every 4 years for $50 installed at  my local battery shop.


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#10 Dave

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:51 AM

The burst pressure on tires is around 200psi. If it wasn't driven while severely over-inflated, you should be fine.

https://www.cartalk....essure-find-out

 

No, I went outside and heard the pump still running so I shut it off. It took a while to bring that tire back to 38psi though  :D


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:33 AM

I get that you drained that battery leaving the lights on but why do you need a new battery? Charge that one up.

I didn't dive the Miata for about a month last winter due to salt on the roads. The battery was drained during that time. I hooked it up to a charger and it was good to go
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:38 AM

Deep cycling starting batteries really weakens them quickly, cold weather rolling through usually lets you know when your battery has gotten weak. :P

I run AGM in the truck due to the winch, got 7yrs on the last one before beating on it HARD getting my truck unstuck this fall.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:23 PM

Just occurred to me we still have the factory battery in the Outback, will be 9 years in April.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:41 PM

Just occurred to me we still have the factory battery in the Outback, will be 9 years in April.

you should get taht replaced before winter gets bad, that thing is way overdue


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#15 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:51 PM

Seems like 7 years is when I can expect a battery failure almost like clockwork.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

you should get taht replaced before winter gets bad, that thing is way overdue


Perhaps, but it's tested ok and no problems starting in single digit temps. Then again, the wife drives it, so maybe best not to push it.
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#17 TonyBrown

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:00 PM

Perhaps, but it's tested ok and no problems starting in single digit temps. Then again, the wife drives it, so maybe best not to push it.

the problem is that now days batteries fail without warning.  it might give you 1-2 slow starts then its gone.  


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:30 PM

the problem is that now days batteries fail without warning. it might give you 1-2 slow starts then its gone.


This. I worked in a battery plant that specialized in making pretty much every after market brand you can think of. Not made to last.

Edited by LeftyMPfrmDE, 14 January 2020 - 11:30 PM.

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