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The "40+" "Old Timers Thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jun 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM
    Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    For a camera? Not really.
    One of the best contact cleaners available used to be the old pre-greenhouse laws "Blue Shower".. worked wonders on guitars and amps.
    But it was an aerosol, and the formula was changed in the 90s because of the CFCs.

    Denatured alcohol is decent, that's the only thing I can think of offhand.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    Thanks, I'll give that a try on a microfiber q-tip. There's no visible corrosion on any of the contacts, so nothing aggressive is needed. I've heard of similar problems coming from bad contacts. There's not much else I can do.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2013 at 12:16 AM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    Got my first nasty comment about the Prius. A friend bitched that I never buy American. Not true, but it doesn't matter. I asked him to name some of the great Mericun alternatives to the Prius. No response. I asked him to name some great Mericun competitors to the Tacoma that fit my needs as well as it does. No response.

    As soon as an American company gets their shit together, I'll probably buy from them. Not before. If I could get my wife to agree to it, I'd love to drive the Prius to work for a week and tell everyone I traded the Tacoma in. I had a co-worker tell me that the Tacoma was the first vehicle I owned that wasn't completely gay. Maybe I'll take him to lunch in the Prius.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Oh !! you really DID get a prius......:eek::eek:

    I don't really know shit about them, guess the mileage is good tho'....
     
  5. Jul 1, 2013 at 9:10 AM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    Yup, it's sitting next to the Tacoma. The "appliance" label really does fit the Prius. It's definitely a different experience. There's nothing terribly exciting about the driving dynamics, which is as it should be. I wonder how much of the fuel economy tech has filtered down to other Toyota products. I considered the plug-in version, but the extra cost wasn't justified for our use.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    mommehK

    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    So is it still $5-8k to replace the battery in a Prius?
     
  7. Jul 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    skb7527

    skb7527 Political Correctness Sucks!

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    As of today, I am an official member of the 40+ old timers thread...:)
     
  8. Jul 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM
    mommehK

    mommehK Never let your fear decide your fate

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    Happy happy bday ya old fart! :D
     
  9. Jul 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM
    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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    Happy bday Scott!
     
  10. Jul 1, 2013 at 7:59 PM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    Nope. I've seen prices around $2500 mentioned, but I'm not worried about it. Tests on 10 year old Prius batteries showed no impact on performance. Toyota has been conservative in how they utilize the battery. My hope is that if the battery dies in 10 years, I can find a smaller, lighter, and/or higher capacity replacement for a reasonable price. As many are on the road now, I can see a rebuilder market springing up to refit older models with newer tech.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM
    acdronin

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    Welcome to the grown-ups section of the bar


    Wassup all you other freaks?
     
  12. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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  13. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM
    scocar

    scocar Not one of the 10,000 Baja Edition Elite Guard

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    Just busy kicking Pete in the nuts about his tiny post count.:)
     
  14. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    They fuck over your post count again Pete? Hot enough for you yet Scott?

    Spent 2.5 hours getting into the City for a quick hit job, sold a controller and a bunch of work, rolled out with a nice check, split to the beach for the rest of the day, local transit strike has fucked everything up, glad I don't have anymore jobs in the City anytime soon.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:23 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Had to work Sat , Sun and today WTF
     
  16. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM
    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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    Post count 34?
     
  17. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM
    Kolunatic

    Kolunatic dont tread on me!

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    That's alright,they deleted my pic in Wtf thread in less than 4 min.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:28 PM
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I'M BORN AGAIN

    PRAISE BOB
     
  19. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:29 PM
    acdronin

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    and then the rest of the week right?

    I'm setting up for a hard-core 20 day blast and then two weeks on the beach up in OR
     
  20. Jul 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM
    acdronin

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    damn, you're right, that is nasty
     
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