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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Let's get the ugly part confirmed -- that would be me.

The good. Mrs. Mongo took me to the pharmacy; and I picked up some of the eye drops Paula has suggested. We got home just fine.

The Bad. Mrs. Mongo headed out for a second errand. Car would not start. I dx'ed it as the battery with a possible alternator failure. AAA to the rescue: Alternator theory correct. The Acura MDX is on a flatbed headed for a dealer and a new alternator. I bet that's $700 out of pocket!

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Yeah lets hope they don't have to hoist the engine to replace it.



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(09-26-2015 02:58 PM)AlanE Wrote:  Yeah lets hope they don't have to hoist the engine to replace it.

Seems like they have to do that just to check the oil!
I miss my '57 Ford.

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RE: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
My next car, if I ever get one again, and it is not either a Jag or an Aston Martin, will be a Tesla. But since I never need a car, I don't have one. What appeals to me about the Tesla is the lack of engine - somehow, I just like that.... not much on the design of the bloody thing (couldn't they have hired a good British designer? Class and style?), but no engine. Kinda like a go-cart, but one that moves..... Na-na-na-na-naaahhhh.....*

*If you get the reference, currently unpopular so I understand...
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All electric cars have limited appeal in the US. There is a significant cost in wiring a home charging station.

In the US, there are 3 states that have taken exception to Tesla's direct to customer sales model.
IMHO -- such state laws fly-in-the-face of the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Hybrids are semi popular -- still the cost premium when compared to the same car with a gasoline engine limits the hybrid market.

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RE: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
How about VW with cheating software
We don't want CPAP manufacturers get any ideas or maybe too late for that Dont-know

As for cars, last month replaced my Honda Jazz with another one
FYI, Honda Jazz known in US as Honda Fit
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(09-26-2015 06:57 PM)zonk Wrote:  How about VW with cheating software
We don't want CPAP manufacturers get any ideas or maybe too late for that Dont-know

As for cars, last month replaced my Honda Jazz with another one
FYI, Honda Jazz known in US as Honda Fit

One of my former colleagues has a VW Passat TDI that falls into the "cheat" category. Many US VW TDI owners will not answer any recall. However, here in California, they will hold the owner to getting the recall done or no license plates.

Honda is a very popular car in the US. Their reputation surpasses that of comparable Japanese and Korean cars. Although Hyundai is doing quite well in the US.

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If the battery was flat dead, you'll need a new one unless you like to live on the edge. The high CCA batteries hate to be totally discharged and respond by swelling up and ruining their plates, thereby reducing their capacity for that time when you really may need it.

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(09-26-2015 07:41 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  If the battery was flat dead, you'll need a new one unless you like to live on the edge. The high CCA batteries hate to be totally discharged and respond by swelling up and ruining their plates, thereby reducing their capacity for that time when you really may need it.

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Done and done. Alternator plus battery $900.
If I flatten a starting battery once, it gets replaced.

I have no idea how I could get away with recharging a dead battery back in the 60s and get more life out of it. Must have been different grids and separators in the old tar top batteries. Back then, a dead cell was much more common.

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RE: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Going off-topic a bit but nevertheless related to cars and cheats

Car-makers' rush to add wireless features has left cars open to hackers
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consu...ijfbi.html

Samsung Smart TVs will listen to, capture and transmit your private conversations, company warns
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consu...3a84o.html

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