Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    You should get an Xbox.
     


  2. in stitches

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    oh my. with my addictive personality i cant take risks like that. its also why i dont have cable.
     


  3. Fang66

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    An oil change?

    I've never owned a car made after 1974 so don't know about all the fandangle gadgets under the hood these days, but change the oil (maybe filter), check plugs and maybe replace, gap the points and adjust the timing, and maybe tweak the carb. Anyone can do that if shown how once, and it should take less than an hour including going to the shop to buy a filter and plugs. Wear surgical gloves and you don't even need to wash your hands after. Most of the cars I've owned you could do all that without even wearing overalls or getting underneath the car to take out the sump plug. New cars probably even easier because of e-ignition and fuel injection. Bicycles are harder to work on.
     
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  4. oneeightyseven

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    yeah oil changes are easy (I love cars, so I took courses in high school to work on them), but just wanted to boost Thomas a little bit. But to be honest, 80% of dudes wouldn't know how to, nor have the tools to, do it themselves. It's rare to see a dude with a torque wrench, etc. Plus there were some cars that required a tool to take off the oil filter which I assume would cause more problems than its worth for a lot of dudes. I've never had to deal with that though.
     


  5. zissou

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    Fang- I miss the older cars that I used to drive for that reason. Now, I don't even change my oil because I can't get the 6.5 qts of full synthetic + OEM filter for the cost of having someone else change the oil. At least I still have a motorcycle that is older than I am...
     
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    get xbox 360, CoD MW3 and meet me on there biaaaaaatch.
     


  7. in stitches

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    if i really wanted to kick your ass and avoid an addiction, i would just take the flight to cananananananada, and beat you bloody all about your face with your xbox controller, and then go back home.

    :D
     


  8. Liam O

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    left leg is completely numb. no earthly idea why.
     


  9. Harold falcon

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    Does your dealer at least have good coke? I can't imagine any other reason to go there. They are truly scum of the earth in every other respect.
     


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    Special oil filter tool is called a screw driver and a hammer, you pierce the filter with the driver like a vampire's heart and then twist off using the screw driver as a handle. It is actually easier than using the proper tool.
     
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    I guess probably newer cars have longer service agreements these days also so yeah why bother. I have not owned a daily driver car for more than ten years and I sold my last classic car 3 years ago. It's liberating to not have to own a car. I may buy one again in the future but it won't be for daily transport. Might get a restored 240 Z, also looking at getting a vintage Kawasaki Z 1.
     
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    It sounds like Tuggers Leg Syndrome. You get it from excess tugging.
     


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    Too bad I've only had time to root. No time to tug, sad state of affairs.
     


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    Newer cars are fucking terrible. A lot of them have bolt on undercarriages that serve only one purpose - to prevent the home mechanic from messing around under the hood. And a lot of them require special tools now too, so it makes it more expensive for independent shops to work on the cars.
     


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    Modern bicycles are the same, I have 2 bikes with Shimano bits and 2 with Campagnolo bits virtually none of the tools are interchangeable.
     


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