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  1. Wicked_Sludge

    Dell laptop battery and general battery confusion

    maybe its the lack of sleep, or maybe dell is lying....but heres my deal: old dell inspiron notebook. original battery died after so many years. took it apart to find they used 8 slightly-larger-than-AA-cell batteries to make the pack. thats fine, the computer is plugged in most of the time, so...
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    Infuriating water leak!

    Passanger rear corner of the cab keeps getting soaked. First i thought it was the 3rd brake light, then the rear window, now I'm thinking its the body seam where the back, side, and top of the cab all come together. today i layed packing tape down over the body seam in question and the leak...
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    USB head unit + USB hard drive install

    i described this install in another post and by request, here is the full install with pics of my USB deck and 40 gig 2.5" laptop hard drive (sorry if this turns out to be waaay too long). head unit: panasonic cq-rx400u hard drive: western digital 40 gig (old, laying around) external USB...
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    Help! Computer guys!

    Ok, for the 3rd time, im trying to setup my home network. heres what i have: an XP home laptop w/wireless card an XP pro desktop a vista (sorry, i didnt mean to swear) basic desktop a router i want to plug the 3 computers into the router and have the 2 desktops be able to use the laptops...
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    Quick Windows Question...

    does windows turn off hard drives while in stand-by?
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    5 valve engines...

    was messing around on google and happened across this: i guess it doesnt surprise me that someone did it, i just never knew such a thing was in production until just now. after doing some reading up, it looks like a bunch of the jap. companies, volkwagen, and a few others have all produced 5...
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    Rich, no HEGO switching...

    working (again) on my '89 escort. while driving i get random 41 and 42 (rich and lean) codes. back-probed the O2 while idling and the thing is pegged over 1 volt (closer to 1.1, sometimes even 1.2 :icon_confused:). no O2 switching. even unhooking a vacuum hose wont bring it below 0.9v or so...
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    What Wicked_Sludge has been up to:

    yeah, im still alive. as some of you know, i no longer have internet access at my house, so i only get to check TRS when i drag my butt down to the library to steal wifi. things are still going pretty good. the ranger has been running and driving great since the safeway fuel incident. had some...
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    no longer an advocate of ABS (carnage pics)

    I used to be "all for" having ABS....and for that matter i still think its a good thing for most people....but i no longer trust them (sorry, co-workers tiny cell phone pics): the first pic is a roll-around tool cart...or thats what it used to be. the second is the hood of an '07 'stang...
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    Alright tech. heads...gyro powered cars!

    Me and a fellow co-worker got to BS'ing today and i was telling him about those little wind-up cars that have a heavy, gryo-powered wheel that you wind up on a special base then set them free. i remember these things would haul ass and go forever and we got to wondering if it would be possible...
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    crap. bad gas...

    filled the ranger up today and my girlfriend and i went out exploring a few back roads. upon coming back into town, we were accelerating into traffic when the truck just quit..like someone had yanked the key from the ignition. got it pulled over and after some tinkering, hit the schraider valve...
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    Dome light info (of interest to standard cab guys)

    if your interested in "upgrading" your dome lights. for gen 3 rangers (and possibly other years, i dont know for sure), ford had 3 different interior dome lights: a single bulb, used in base model pickups only a dual bulb, used in most standard cab pickups a triple bulb used only in super...
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    Home networking help

    ive got a laptop with wireless card. ive got a desktop. ive got a hub and cables. im trying to allow the desktop to access the internet through the laptops wireless connection. with the hub hooked up, ive got lights on the hub and on the back of both computers showing the connections are...
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    Thats not a Hemi....

    caught this in the wal-mart parking lot a few days ago maybe he should have a doctor check that out....cause we all know thats not a real Hemi...
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    Ford Ranger hats?

    ive scoured the web and come to the conclusion that they dont exist. theres explorer, expedition, "trucks", f-series, taurus, and of coarse mustang.....but no ranger ball caps. i was thinking maybe a ford oval, and under that "Ranger" in the script found on the side of gen 3+'s....either that...
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    My baby....and my girlfriend too!

    here's the best of what we came up with today. i accidentally turned the flash on for this one, made kind of a neat effect: I think i'd like this one best if that damn honda hadnt made it into the frame: Mary likes this one best: i forgot to turn the damn date off, so if any of...
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    More Escort Issues

    a while back i had a post going regarding my '89 escorts widely inconsistent fuel mileage. one tank i would get 34+ (reaching as high as 39 a few times) MPG, then the next i would only get 25...with no major changes in driving style (i run a vacuum gauge on this car). i eventually came to...


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