Recent content by mpvue

  1. M

    Unilever kills the iconic Breyers Ice Cream brand!

    never much cared for the 'rough' texture of Breyer's, but I don't care for the current crop of 'frozen desserts' on the market either. there are plenty of other choices out there for 'natural' ice cream, Turkey Hill is popular around here.
  2. M

    Can't cut straight with Jigsaw

    I've always found a jigsaws blade to bend slightly inwards when making curves; slowing down helps. for notching for a deck, I would use a sawzall or a circular saw.
  3. M

    wicked oil leak '93 camry, had to go to a pro

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JamesBond</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The crank pulley is easy to remove with a breaker bar and a bump of the starter, so in another 20 years you can give it a shot yourself. </div></div> I've read about that...
  4. M

    wicked oil leak '93 camry, had to go to a pro

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 229</div><div class="ubbcode-body">L4 or V6? </div></div> it's the 2.2 four.
  5. M

    wicked oil leak '93 camry, had to go to a pro

    my 296K mile wondercamry had developed a wicked oil leak on the back of the engine, soaked and destroyed a control arm bushing, and for that it failed state safety inspection. I wound up replacing both control arms, ball joints and sway bar links (good thing, because although they didn't fail...
  6. M

    remind me never to go to small gas stations

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: simple_gifts</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I fail to see where the smallness of their business activity contributed to your situation. </div></div> I should clarify, this was a small dirty repair shop with pumps, not...
  7. M

    remind me never to go to small gas stations

    ok, so I knew I had to get gas, but thought I had enough to get to work, and the light only 'just' came on... anyway, she stumbled a bit coming to a stop and I didn't think I had enough gas to get to the station I usually go to, so I stopped at a closer station. first pump says 'super 93 only'...
  8. M

    100 year old man outlook on oil.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jamesonel</div><div class="ubbcode-body">( 2 men fishing one man says to the other man "my wife is an angle" the other man says your lucky my wife is still alive.) </div></div> I don't get it. what kind of angle is his...
  9. M

    Just had an uncommanded acceleration '11 Ecoboost

    I can always tell the left foot brake people on the road; their brake lights are on <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> VERY dangerous for other drivers, your brakes might not be on, but your foot is resting on the pedal enough that the...
  10. M

    ipad mini. awesome. that is all.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bill in Utah</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When I got my iPad4 I played with the iPad mini. I just don't get the size. I've got a Nexus 7 and that is a excellent form factor if you want a 7 inch unit. The mini is...
  11. M

    ipad mini. awesome. that is all.

    there is always the 'I'm going to wait for the new one' syndrome, but unless there are serious flaws with the 1st version, you have to 'buy in' at some time; there will ALWAYS be a 'new' one. the screen quality is awesome. I think the regular ipad is too big. I played with a friend's nexus 7...
  12. M

    Dodge Dart missed oppurtunity

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Danh</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I guess this isn't too surprising. Reputations matter and the Dart is a marriage of Fiat engineering and Chrysler production quality, both of which are damaged in the US. The Dart...
  13. M

    ipad mini. awesome. that is all.

    never thought about jumping into the whole apple thing, avoided it really. then I went to see how mini the ipad mini is/was. it isn't. it's perfect. wanted the entry level 16g, they didn't have it (of course). but my wife says 'why don't you just get the 32g?' I did. and as I said, it's awesome...
  14. M

    Odd thing that I've noticed...

    I sold cars for a little while, and one thing I learned is that the lender and the F&I guy are in cahoots. the bank never really loses money, they make all their money right up front. another thing I learned is that people buy cars they really can't afford (duh!) and are really only concerned...
  15. M

    Front wheel drive winter tire reminder......

    I agree that all cars should use FOUR winter tires; however, if someone uses just winters on the front of a FWD car, and they take it easy, slow and steady, they will probably be fine. as with AWD and 4WD where people think they are invincible, winter driving requires careful driving, leaving...