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RE: Trump slaps big tariffs on imported solar panels

Maybe he is just trying to get some of the Solyndra money back.
mich800 01/22/18 06:31pm Technology Corner
RE: 2019 Ford Ranger Reveal

I am shocked Ford decided to move forward with the US Ranger without unanimous support from the internet jockeys.
mich800 01/22/18 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's turn in the barrel / emissions court

Can anyone confirm the software for Ford was written by the Russians? :B Unfortunately that confirmation was in Hillary's deleted emails. :B
mich800 01/21/18 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's turn in the barrel / emissions court

I would suspect the EPA is trying to justify its existence. You would think if they really did cheat like this lawsuit claimed they would be all over this. But this is just a private lawsuit.
mich800 01/21/18 03:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford's turn in the barrel / emissions court

Old news...Ambulance chasing law firm.
mich800 01/20/18 11:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: HP vs Torque

I put the hammer down on my Hemi 6.4 and even with the trailer hitched, I get pressed back in the seat a little, not as much as when I'm unhitched, and nothing like the Corvette which had a smaller engine --------------------------------------------------------------------- You can look at YouTube and see unmodified Ford 6.7's beating muscle cars in short drag races: Youtube There are a lot more like it. There is a button on the dash that when in the normal position prevents you from laying a down trail of rubber. Forget what it's called-Traction Control? I'd rather not leave a 1/4 inch if those expensive tires behind so I haven't tried it. Your Ram may be the same. If you really think that truck is unmodified I have some oceanfront property for sale in IL. It's DPF must be broken! :B (1.) Modified (2.)Ford 6.0 with (3.)no traction control. Next batter.
mich800 01/19/18 04:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: uninsured moterist rant

In this state, no insurance = no registration sticker. You seem to be forgetting the 7 day policies sold around here. Pay to get the insurance paper long enough to get tabs. These are not the insurance companies that notify the SOS the policy has lapsed.
mich800 01/18/18 07:46pm General RVing Issues
HP vs Torque

For the horsepower does not matter it is torque that accelerates debate. Video
mich800 01/18/18 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

I feel like I am watching Good Will Hunting. As long as the fuel differential remains in the 20 cent range the payback on the baby diesel will remain over 50k miles. This is longer than most hold onto their vehicles. There are good reasons to purchase the baby diesel option but saving cash is not one of them for those that don't keep their vehicles long term or put a lot of miles on them.
mich800 01/18/18 09:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram Reveal

We have a stop start 2018 equinox. It is easy to fool the car so it stays running. I like running better but it does start in an instant. chevman In the FCA vehicles if you don't just turn it off with the button you can just not push too hard on the brake pedal after stopping and it will not activate. Is the GM similar? And I didn't mean to imply the FCA vehicles do not start instantly but that when using the starter you definitely know when it restarts.
mich800 01/16/18 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram Reveal

Don, So the E Torque generator/motor is assisting the engine via the serpentine belt? Yes. Where most will notice it is during stop starting. No more shaking restarts. It is very smooth and seamless restarting. Interesting.... I suppose this is going to be a standard feature? Not sure about a standard feature. I think most will not even realize it is there. For me the real benefit is fixing the biggest complaint of the stop/start function which is the abrupt and sometimes harsh restarts. These do not feel like a gas golf cart restarting like many other vehicles. It is very smooth and with the radio on I wouldn't be surprised is some didn't even realize the vehicle shut off at a light.
mich800 01/16/18 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram Reveal

Don, So the E Torque generator/motor is assisting the engine via the serpentine belt? Yes. Where most will notice it is during stop starting. No more shaking restarts. It is very smooth and seamless restarting.
mich800 01/16/18 12:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Well, today it happened!! ~Updated~

I'm brand loyal when the brand I buy doesn't fail. That's how a company makes me want to buy another one. Treating me decently when a known problem rears its ugly head, rather than fixing said problem before I have to deal with it doesn't make me brand loyal, it makes me look for alternatives. I have no real favorites when it comes to trucks, I own a Ford and a Dodge. Might want to take up walking as they all have known failure points.
mich800 01/15/18 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Well, today it happened!! ~Updated~

Thanks to everyone with well wishes for my dilemma. Dealer got it all tore down (cab is 9 feet in the air!!) and diagnosed the problem. CP4 exploded taking out the injectors and filling the fuel system with metal filings. I can't believe how Ford Motor Co and Lithia Ford of Boise treated me!! So very surprised after all the horror stories of not covering these. Everything covered, no problem!! Gave me a new 4x4 F 150 loaner. So relieved. But I would never trust that truck again. And if I lost another pump I bet it would be a real problem to get it covered again. I went back yesterday and got a '16 F250 6.2 GAS. CC, 6.5 box, FX4 loaded Lariat. Real Creampuff with 14K miles. I thought I was really going to pay for this but I was more than ecstatic with the deal. Today I am driving a beautiful Pearl White Lariat while the old one is still in the shop with all it's guts out!!! How do you spell relief? :B Happy that you are happy DJ...though, you did really ruin the day of those who dislike Ford. I picture them all sitting around with crossed fingers that this would turn into a post on how Ford denied you warranty coverage, stole your wallet, and kidnapped your first born. But seriously, glad you are happy how it ended up. I'm not a Ford hater but there is no way in heck I would go from a new diesel to a new gas and be happy. That's some brand loyalty right there. Whether the OP needed a diesel or not he bought a diesel for a reason, became scared of it so instead of trading for a more proven reliable diesel he dropped his standards to step down in trucks. I know he traded for a more optioned out truck but if that's what he wanted I don't know why he didn't do it in the first place. OP, I'm truly happy that you are happy with your outcome just seems like a crappy deal to me. Ask yourself why are people brand loyal? Because they take care of them properly when things go wrong. Sounds about right in this case.
mich800 01/15/18 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Theft protection

Having been through this here is my take. Put on whatever locks and theft deterrents to slow down or stop the lazy or opportunistic thief. But if it is targeted it will be gone. So if you want it back or have a chance of finding it using a lowjack or some other GPS tracking device/service is your best bet.
mich800 01/14/18 10:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone planning to buy an iPhone X?

Almost did but got an 8 Plus instead. Partly because I like the big screen. Partly because vendors tend to hold some good stuff back from a much hyped new product like the X. Then, once the initial excitement dies down, an XS or X2 or something will come out. I’ll upgrade again in a year or so. I thought the x and 8+ were very similar size screens.
mich800 01/14/18 09:50am Technology Corner
RE: 2017 Ram Laramie Option

So one has heated/cooled seats but only activated in uconnect? I remember some complaints where there were no hard buttons for those but don't remember if it was on the Rams or Jeep vehicles.
mich800 01/14/18 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: LLC buying an RV

Shouldn't be a problem. You will most likely need to sign a personal guaranty or primary on the loan even if it is through the business. So you will still have that financial liability even if every thing is registered to the business.
mich800 01/14/18 08:31am Beginning RVing
RE: The problem with dealers and warranty repairs

What I describe is but a small microcosm of the warranty system of major manufacturers. Anyone with even a base understanding of the actual warranty reality would laugh at your guy's claims and assertions and be greatly offended. Sure there are dealers that cheat and or do a very poor job just like every other profession. In reality, pulling the wool over the manufacturers eyes does not last very long. You either do it their way or you do not long exist! I agree your your analysis 100%. Some are confusing ones expertise at fixing things with expertise on the financial or administration process. When you think of it critically it is somewhat of an absurd statement that the OEM's have no control over what and how much is paid for warranty claims.
mich800 01/14/18 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford finally releases specs for F-150 3.0L diesel

So the engine that is most powerful/less efficient is only purchased 33% of the time and customers opt for cheaper less powerful/more efficient engines options 67% of the time. See what I did there..... And none of that is relevant to the 3.0 diesel as it is less powerful and more expensive. Not sure where this discussion is going. Purchasing the diesel in the half ton variants for fuel economy is similar to purchasing an extended warranty in that you are paying more up front in anticipation of a payoff at a later date. If you keep it long enough and fuel prices do not do something stupid you will come out ahead. Simple as that.
mich800 01/12/18 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
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