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post #20581 of 26303
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Dave has a problem. He's very, very hungry and he wants to stop being so hungry. At first, he didn't really know what he wanted to eat, but now he has a strong hunch that it's a fat juicy steak he wants in his belleh. He knows he could simply go to his favorite restaurant and get what most likely would be a very good steak. He doesn't need to do anything other than bring himself and pay a nice premium to get what he needs. It's practically a surefire bet that his "problem" will be resolved if he goes this route. In fact, his pals urge him to because that's what they do when they're hungry.

Or, he thinks, he can cook a steak himself. He finds a lot of handy guides and tutorials online on how to do it. The steps are very straightforward and the difficulty level doesn't seem very high. Sure, execution may suffer because he's never done it before, but a lot of helpful advice and success stories from people who have done it themselves give him the confidence to do it. Plus, it won't cost him nearly as much for obvious reasons. And, this is his chance to finally work on his cooking skills -- something he's been wanting to work on for quite a while.

He realizes he's missing some basic cooking supplies that he'll need to cook said steak. He doesn't have a chef's knife or cutting board. Also doesn't have any salt and pepper, but he knows they sure would come in handy for other meals he may want to cook in the future. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to buy dat shit.

Dave places the order for his materials and tells his peeps of his plans to cook himself a steak. He expresses his hope that this may just fix his problem and that the cutting board and knife could come in handy for other meals in the future. Besides, he explains, if the steak he makes doesn't hit the spot, he'll cave and finally go to that his favorite restaurant.

This one guy, though, questions him and exasperates, "but Dave, that was such a waste of money! What the fuck? Why even order the cutting board and knife? I get that you want to become a better cook, but I just don't see how the cutting board and knife will help you do that. In fact, I think you wasted money on those things because, look at you, you're still hungry at this very right moment."

Dave says, "Well, no fucking shit, Einstein. I'm obviously still hungry because I haven't cooked and eaten my steak yet. I think that's because I'm still waiting for the materials to arrive before I can do any of that. By the way, the analogy you provided makes no fucking sense."

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ramuman, I'm sorry, but that was the stupidest comment I've ever read from you. You've generally been pretty good to me on the forums, but I'm going to call people out when I feel they deserve it.

It's pretty disappointing coming from you because you got swept up with the "hurr durr let's make fun of GF and criticize and question his every move because everyone else is doing it and I can finally feel part of the group" situation.

It's you and brokencycle. You're the two insecure guys in the group who only begin to rag on the one guy because everyone else does and that's the only time anyone will listen to or laugh at what you have to say. Lame. At least you deserve some credit because you contribute your thoughts that are relevant to the matter, regardless of how unhelpful they've been.

But brokencycles? The worst. Idiot just waltzes in and says stupid shit that makes no sense at all. What does my personal investing strategy have anything to do with this? His posts reek of feeble desperation, "hey guys, I can make fun of GF too! Please like my posts!"

Y'all can go ahead and fuck off now.
Thank you. The last couple pages have been, quite frankly, ridiculous. What a pathetic display of mob mentality by people seeking to kick someone down for making an honest effort to fix an issue, just so they can jerk each other off and feel good about themselves. I truly don't believe anyone can objectively say that what I'm doing here is completely insane or stupid. God forbid someone tries to take a step-by-step approach to DIY'ing an issue with their car by seeking online resources.
Yes. Just a regular car jack to lift the car up so I can rest it on jack stands.


How'd you get this riled up with your low testosterone count?
post #20582 of 26303
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


Seems like a possible solution:

 

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What kind of cheap ass jack you cop fam? You don't know how to jack up a low car?

If anyone can afford a "slammed" car, they can afford a decent floorjack. with a lower height. and more rise.

post #20583 of 26303
Ain't gonna lie - it is a shitty jack. But I thought I already said that.


Did anyone else read GF's meltdown and think, man he must have had a shitty day wrenching on his car? laugh.gif

Been there - the experience will teach you to either persevere and reap the satisfaction of a job well done, or realize that this is something you want to entrust to professionals
post #20584 of 26303
I'm surprised it took this long for him to crumble.
post #20585 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I'm surprised it took this long for him to crumble.

When I said this should be a weekend of revelation for GF, I honestly didn't expect him to turn this into Dynasty soap opera level stuff.

We should create a book of proverbs from the GF. It would follow nicely, Confucius, the great Greek philosophers, the gospels of the new testament, and Kanye West.

To GF, it's not that we don't like you, it's that you're posting car error codes in a thread that's about cars we own - which could be loosened to cars we want or have driven and so on and it's on SF.

I know you're also posting this on the relevant car forums. However, those sort of rants make it pretty easy to pick on you. I think a few of us were actually trying to lead you on the right path - in so much as we have never seen your car irl.

I'm glad you're working on your car - I did the same on my first four cars - though they were all simple Japanese cars and weren't made after 2000. It's a learning experience.
Edited by ramuman - 2/21/16 at 7:57am
post #20586 of 26303
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

When I said this should be a weekend of revelation for GF, I honestly didn't expect him to turn this into Dynasty soap opera level stuff.

Yeah, the revelation is that some of you can't just come out and say "I really don't know what could be wrong with your car. My only advice is to take it to a mechanic should you hit a dead end. Best of luck." and instead have to resort to snark, criticism, and snickering at my earnest attempts to troubleshoot my car.

I get that my schtick on this site is to be goofy and say stupid shit that sets others up for more joaks, but good lord, is it that difficult to give a distressed brah in a time of need a lending hand for once (in b4 joaks)?

For you in particular, it quickly became clear to me that you didn't have any useful advice pertinent to my specific situation -- and that's 100% fine. You're not a DIY guy or mechanic, nor am I, obviously. So what started off as me being dumbfounded at the advice you gave ended with plain disappointment in how you, too, got swept up by and hopped on the shit slinging bandwagon.

No, I wasn't trying to clear my codes, "hoping that fixes something." I was pulling the codes, clearing them, triggering the error lights again by driving, and re-pulling the codes so I could see if the same ones would consistently pop up. Some did; some didn't. It was part of the whole troubleshooting process and provided helpful data points to work off of. I was trying to be as thorough as possible with dat due diligence.

Anyway, it's 100% clear to me now that my car troubles only serve as entertainment fodder for you malicious assholes. ffffuuuu.giffoo.gif
post #20587 of 26303
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Anyway, it's 100% clear to me now that my car troubles only serve as entertainment fodder for you malicious assholes. ffffuuuu.giffoo.gif


This was ever in doubt? confused.gif


So what's the final verdict on the issue?
post #20588 of 26303
On a related note, I was heading out to run some errands yesterday morning and this douchebag in a tuner MB C class with stickers everywhere was being a jackass to everyone - cutting them off, then slowing down to race them.

I came back home to drop off some groceries and headed out for a few more errands and saw this:



You can see the police motorcycle and the guy being arrested after putting his car fully into the median. It turns out he was hammered.
post #20589 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

This was ever in doubt? confused.gif


So what's the final verdict on the issue?

We shall see. I still haven't wrenched on my car yet cause my stuff hasn't been delivered yet.

I'm feeling pretty optimistic, all things considered, but I'm going to poast my car troubleshooting shit in the other thrad from this point on.
post #20590 of 26303
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

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For you in particular, it quickly became clear to me that you didn't have any useful advice pertinent to my specific situation -- and that's 100% fine. You're not a DIY guy or mechanic, nor am I, obviously. So what started off as me being dumbfounded at the advice you gave ended with plain disappointment in how you, too, got swept up by and hopped on the shit slinging bandwagon.

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A few of us, myself inclusive gave you directional advice. I don't know what more you wanted online. I told you my concern with a couple of the modules and to take a look at the bus.

I don't claim to be a mechanic and I don't want to be.

You're acting like we're following Ted Cruz on an anthropogenic climate change doesn't exist rally.

By the way, I was one of the few people that told you to take it to a mechanic and said you were in way over your head.
post #20591 of 26303
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

A few of us, myself inclusive gave you directional advice. I don't know what more you wanted online. I told you my concern with a couple of the modules and to take a look at the bus.

I don't claim to be a mechanic and I don't want to be.

You're acting like we're following Ted Cruz on an anthropogenic climate change doesn't exist rally.

By the way, I was one of the few people that told you to take it to a mechanic and said you were in way over your head.

I appreciate the good intentions you originally had. But I cracked after you started slanging shit AND THEN wrote that post that I quoted in my original rant yesterday. That was some of the most nonsensical stuff I've ever read, period.

And only so because of bolded above. You seem fixated on this notion that I'm trying to pull the engine out and bore out the cylinders or some complex shit like that. Niqqa, I'm just trying to jack the car up and take off a wheel so I can clean a sensor!!

JFC.
post #20592 of 26303
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This was ever in doubt? confused.gif


So what's the final verdict on the issue?

We shall see. I still haven't wrenched on my car yet cause my stuff hasn't been delivered yet.

I'm feeling pretty optimistic, all things considered, but I'm going to poast my car troubleshooting shit in the other thrad from this point on.

If you're feeling ambitious and curious, you can swap existing left and right sensors and see if that sensor code follows to the other side.
If it follows, it's probably just the sensor. Otherwise it might be the module. Or you f'd it up when you swapped them.
post #20593 of 26303
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

If you're feeling ambitious and curious, you can swap existing left and right sensors and see if that sensor code follows to the other side.
If it follows, it's probably just the sensor. Otherwise it might be the module. Or you f'd it up when you swapped them.

That's a good, can't hurt, idea. I do know on the F8x, the sensors are matched to the wheel (the transmitter / receiver combo). It works under the premise that you don't rotate the wheels - obviously with all M cars, including the GFs. It's actually simply fixable with a reset of the TPMS inside the car - no need for E-SYS, etc. - and people do it all the time for track wheels, winter wheels, etc.

I don't see the harm in trying and worst case is you get a different error code. If GF goes this route, swap the wheels and drive around for a bit, read the codes, and then try a reset of the TPMS within the car (don't reset all the codes)
post #20594 of 26303

Driving home from downtown LA yesterday, saw one person brushing his teeth in his car, and one lady flossing. Took short video, but you can't post onto SF straight from your comp for some reason

post #20595 of 26303
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Driving home from downtown LA yesterday, saw one person brushing his teeth in his car, and one lady flossing. Took short video, but you can't post onto SF straight from your comp for some reason

 

Probably because they don't want to host all that bandwidth.

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