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    Fort McMurray Fire 80,000 evacuated

    I hauled a load of cots to the evacuation camp at the Anzac recreation centre. Anzac is a small community to the southeast of Fort McMurray. I didn't see the Fort, but I can sure attest to how insane the southbound traffic was. Every town with a gas station was blockaded with lines of vehicles...
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    I challenge our metal fans to try something new

    This song has been playing a fair bit on Liquid Metal (my favorite Sirius channel) and hey it's just not my cup of tea. That's the beauty of metal though, it's loaded with sub genre's and somewhere you find your fit. Slayer, Carcass and Testament played Edmonton in March and what an awesome...
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    tips for driving at night?

    Some great points on here so far. I'd like to add that fog lamps are to be used only when the road conditions warrant them. I see that overwhelmingly, folks who have fog lamps on their vehicles use them at all times. This is counterproductive on dry roads because the beam pattern of a fog lamp...
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    Something needs to be done with truckers

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OVERKILL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Anduril</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I hate when they try to pass each other on 2-lane stretches of...
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    104 ton (metric) road train starts test period

    I pull doubles here in western Canada, best trucking job I've ever had. Most of us are nightshift. Freight is picked up and loaded into trailers during the day and I get to hook up and haul the loaded trailers by night. BTW, in Saskatchewan we can haul a variety of triples, but the department...
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    Purolator PL24651 6000km

    Purolator PL24651 ran for 6000km (5 months) on a fill of PYB 5w30. Date code F08E30G1. No tears to report. <a href="" target="_blank"><img...
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    MCFL820S 14,200km

    Motorcraft FL820S ran for 14,200km (one year) on a fill of M1 0w20 AFE. Date code 904221417. pleats a little wavy near the seam, no tears. <a href="" target="_blank"><img...
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    Labor Day Weekend plans

    I'm moving into my brand new house and taking two weeks vacation. <img src="/forums/graemlins/25.gif" alt="getdown" title="getdown" height="100" width="100" />
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    Nazi loot train purportedly found in Poland

    I can't wait for pictures, this stuff is just fascinating.
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    Portable air compressor?

    I'm using a VIAR 440P air compressor, and it's awesome. The 77P would be great for a passenger car. Another option for the OP is to purchase a cheap tire pump, and just replace the terrible cigarette lighter plug with longer wire leads and some alligator clips. You will also have to crimp an...
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    Oil catch can

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BitterShard</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It is possible that adding a oil catch can to your engine will not help prevent intake valve deposits (IVD) and could actually increase them. <a...
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    Oil catch can

    I'm also using a UPR catch can on my 5.0L F150, and have been impressed with the performance. After roughly 4000km the reservoir is 2/3 full. I purchased it with the exact same hose you did, and after only one year of service the inlet hose from the PCV valve became very porous and was wet with...
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    Tighter fuel efficiency standards for heavy trucks

    Wow are there some misunderstandings about freight logistics floating about. The transport of consumer commodities is not exclusive to one mode of transport. Freight "logistics" is an assembly line of transport methods and distributors, each playing their role to produce a finished product. The...
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    New Torino?

    That's just a doctored up Camaro.
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    Self Driving 18 Wheeler is now here!

    That video was nothing more than Freightliner marketing. I say test it on freezing rain and that should close debate about it's safety. The only way this could seem plausible and safe would be if the R&D department tested it on a closed course, where they could doctor the odds of its success...
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    What was your first music album?

    I cannot remember for sure if this was the absolute first album I ever bought, but it was definitely the most memorable from that time: <a href="" target="_blank">Bush Sixteen Stone</a>
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    Greece demanding 382 billion from Germany for WWII

    There is no amount of money that can revive Greece. $382 billion would be like putting a band aid on a severed limb, at some point you're still going to bleed to death. Socialism is at the core of Greece's financial woes and the voters have doomed themselves with it. Socialism and the parallel...
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    Eaton Gear Oil Recommendations for the Truetrac

    While I cannot speak from experience for the Truetrac differential, the Detroit Locker carries the exact same lubricant recommendation from Eaton. I'm using Chevron Delo 80w-90 ESI gear oil (which is a GL-5 conventional lubricant) with my Detroit Locker and it's smooth as can be. I did a...
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    Considering a career change, picking up a trade

    As you are an Albertan I will say this: Alberta has a boom and bust oil economy, it has always been and forever shall it be. Almost every job is either directly related to the oil industry, or merely exists as a reflection of it. Do you know who makes money hand over fist when oil prices are...
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    Found a 78 Continental for sale. Should I?

    Different strokes for different folks. I'm into 70's era luxury cars. I used to own a '74 Lincoln Mark IV. It was immaculate (74K miles) and all original except for paint, brakes, exhaust and some of the electronics. If you can't provide covered storage for it, I wouldn't buy any classic car...