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Charlie's Aspergers (and General BS) Thread!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by PennSilverTaco, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Dec 29, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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    Jimmyh

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    Get off my lawn.

    :)
     
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  2. Dec 30, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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    File IFR "... Intercepting The Localizer"

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    I believe he has Asperger's Syndrome. His stories/ membership on TW are a way for him to 'socialize' with people and not be withdrawn as it's known to be for these folks.

    The stories are harmless and well told.... Keep it going OP.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    October-November 2009:
    Within the first 600 miles, the transmission started slipping out of park seemingly at random. Took it to the dealer we bought it from and they couldn't "recreate the problem." Took it to a dealer closer to us (Thompson) and they fixed it within a day.

    Summer 2011: Factory radio would turn on and off at random. One notable time I was making U-turn in the parking lot of the local post office and I had the radio off. I had Jimmy Buffet in the CD player, and all of a sudden "Margaritaville" started blaring without warning and scared the sh*t out of me. Took it to Thompson and they replaced the whole radio under warranty.

    January 2012: HVAC blower motor started making an intermittent clicking noise. Took it to Thompson and the whole blower motor was replaced under warranty.

    Sometime in mid-2012 (don't remember when): Radio started acting up AGAIN! Took it to Thompson thinking it was the actual radio again. Thompson once again was ready to replace it under warranty and ordered a new radio. They then discovered that the AUX input was bad and replaced that under warranty.

    The bumper-to-bumper warranty covered ended in September 2012. Ironically, in spring 2013, I ripped the entire factory system out and put in an aftermarket Pioneer system, making all warranty work on the factory system pointless.

    February 2014: Master cylinder failed, luckily while I was stopped. The pushrod jammed and locked the calipers in place. The rear wheels would move when I hit the gas, but the front wheels were locked. Had to call AAA and have the truck towed to Thompson. $1,200 for a new master cylinder.

    September 2014: Something got screwed up with the gear lever interlock that caused my truck to "resist" shifting from park into reverse or drive. Powertrain warranty was still good at this pint but unfortunately this $100 part wasn't covered.

    Anybody have weird things happen with their truck?
     
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  4. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    ?
     
  5. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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    Just the issue with the secondary air injection system that seems to be particularly troublesome to 2012s.
     
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  6. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    I would first like to point out that this truck was parked on the street near a very close friend's house. Most of my friend's neighbors know me and like me, and know that photography is a hobby of mine. Normally I would not take so many pictures of someone's vehicle outside of a car show, but this truck was here for days and I wanted to get pics before it got towed away...

    I posted these on the "Let's see those wrecked Tacos" thread, but I decided to give them their own thread just for the heck of it. I spotted this Taco parked on my friend's street several days in a row back in December 2015 and decided to take a few pictures. My Tacoma has it's share of dents and scratches, but I'd say it's in "Good" condition. I have seen many Tacomas that were involved in accidents and have damage concentrated to one area of the vehicle (two areas if it was hit and pushed into something). This truck seems to have damage just about everywhere, from numerous accidents. I believe this is a 2011 based on the front end design, but it looks much older than that based on the condition.

    This angle shows the extent of the damage to the right side of the truck (broken and taped right taillight, dents and rust on rear bumper, scuff on left rear fender near taillight):


    Up close pic #1 (Busted window, large rusty gash in C-pillar, dent above fuel door, scuff on left rear door):


    Up close look at the rusty gash in the C-pillar:


    Another pic of the left rear door scuff plus scuffs on left rear fender flare:


    At least $1,500 in damage (probably more) to left front (front bumper dented in, left front fender crumpled, scuffs on bumper and fender flare, hood slightly damaged); Also note that inspection stickers were expired by more than a year at the time pictures were taken:


    Up close look at left front damage:


    "Head on" front view, showing additional scuff marks on right side of front bumper:


    Damage to the right side not as bad, just a few scuffs and dents:


    Scuff on right rear door and right rear fender, couple of dings on lower cab corner:


    Busted right taillight:




     
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  7. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    I know it sucks to see Tacomas like this but you don't know their personal situation
     
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  8. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:34 PM
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    Wow that's impressive :annoyed:
     
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  9. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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    That ripped hole in the C-pillar is impressive.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    ...and people think the mall is a safe place to wheel
     
  11. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:44 PM
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    This. After all, we've seen a panhandler drive a new 2015 Taco...
     
  12. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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    TashcomerTexas

    TashcomerTexas Bwaaahh Stutututu vs Weeeeeeee

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    Lol let alone take full out frontal-reso pics of their truck.
     
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  13. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    I blacked out the license plate...
     
  14. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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    TashcomerTexas

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    It's not that, it just gives a creep factor to it.
     
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  15. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:50 PM
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    I actually think this truck was abandoned. These pics were taken before that, but at one point it sat in the same spot for like 2 weeks, getting hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. Then one day it was just gone. I really do think it was abandoned...
     
  16. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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    Is unsafe*
     
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  17. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    It's also possible someone couldn't make their payments and just abandoned it or is hiding it in plain sight. At the Lowe's near my house, there's an older Chevy Aveo that's been sitting in the same spot for months. Inspection stickers are still valid, but the license plate and all 4 hubcaps are missing. The license plate frame advertises one of those sketchy "Buy Here Pay Here" car lots.

    The first thing I wonder is who the hell finances a Chevy Aveo?
     
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  18. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    most of the people don't care about their trucks like we do. Specially construction guys. They just want a truck to take them from point A to B , with a bunch of heavy stuff on the truck bed . Truck pays off at the end of the year is what matters.
     
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  19. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    How about the dude standing around taking 30 pictures of someone elses truck. That sticks out more than anything
     
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  20. Dec 31, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] On the spectrum...

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    I see work trucks that are beat up but nothing like this... Fenders get bashed in, bumpers get twisted... But no holes in the body or busted windows...
     
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