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ke70dave

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  1. I am excite. Hows ol mate with the self tappers. Got to be kidding.
  2. Yer looks similar i think. That says 100degc. Mine was definatly for hot oil so could be 150-200deg. But that stuff would do for what parrot wants (though it doesn't specifically mention vacuum)
  3. Years ago I bought some seriously gnarly high pressure and high vacuum and resistant to everything hose from a truck spares shop...it was red. I used it for an oil drain on a turbo though.
  4. Do we need a government in this crazy time? absolutely. Unfortunately i think the main issue we have lies with the Media. We are continually bombarded with covid related stuff that, for the general population who just gets their news from the media, are left confused due to the inconsistencies, confusion leads to frustration, and frustration leads to hate, and hate leads to suffering (bit dramatic, but i decided to include the yoda reference....) It seems (as well all already know), that every piece of information presented by any media is done so with some sort of bias. And then those in charge will modify the information they present to keep the media on their side and you end up with just bits and pieces of information spread around. and as you only see half hte picture all the time, perceived inconsistencies come up and all well and wel see paragraph 1. Even if you go looking for actual scientific information it is hidden away between opinions, biases, political games. I have family who work in the medial industry and i understand the risks but its just so disappointing to see a relatively small nation being so divided. You've got premiers playing political games over boarders, other premiers having a dig at them, i just don't think i've seen much evidence for "We are in this together" from the top. You Victorians are in a real pickle at the moment, but i think its worth questioning the numbers as ultimately the numbers are the thing that is being used to justify the actions of the government. I don't see much transparency. if they came out tomorrow and said "oh so the actual people who died of covid 19 is less than half the reported numbers, the rest all had *insert terrible disease* as well, would the restrictions/actions be different. Maybe. Maybe not. As someone who works in engineering so deals with risk analysis all day, it seems that there is not much actual consistent risk assessment going with restrictions. And im not sure who's fault this is. but rules are all over the place. some shops have rules, some do not. From the start i think the messages from the powers at be have been inconsistent, and it should surprise me, but i know how government departments, but its been quite an eye opener as to what level of communication you get in an event like this. And maybe there is more going on in the back ground, but as a casual observer it all looks quite disorganised. And the inconsistencies will only make people take it all less seriously. I actually don't see how we can return to any sort of normal without the vaccine, if it exists. and even then, the vaccine wont work on everyone, going to have to rely on herd immunity and all that, which will take time. So arguable we will be dealing with covid-19 for many years to come. Lastly, man i do not want to be in charge right now. Every decision is a "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. And even if you chooser the less or two evils using risk analysis techniques, the media will crucify you no matter what decision you make.
  5. Ok that's much better:) Nice touch on the badges. I like it.
  6. Died of covid. Died with covid. Small change, big difference.
  7. $20 can buy many peanuts! Fundamentally there is nothing wrong with what you are doing if you get them certified. Even fia cert is a good start. Without a cert they are only good for racing sims.
  8. Caldina cameos throughout! That looks like a super fun park. So many jumps.
  9. I work for a fuel's company and we love a good marketing campaign. The additives from a cleaning perspective have some merit. But any efi system basically pre ~2005 doesn't have the smarts to take advantage of additional octane over what it was originally tuned for. My e30 (1985.... but on megasquirt) I have tuned it on 98 (admitedly not on any dyno just by the feel of the pants). And I did put in 91 once and it certainly didn't like it that much. I mean it drove fine but the economy wasn't there or the throttle response. When you start playing with tuning engines its amazing the difference a degree or two makes. And this is how modern ecus take advantage of higher octane, i believe they actively increase timing slightly and listen for knock. Old ecus tend to have a maximum present timing and then just reduce that if knock is detected.
  10. You set your expectations too high.
  11. Nope. Spacer will make it worse. 8" is too big anyway. Aim for 7" with some decent 195 wide rubber.
  12. 15x8 0 will stick out 25mm more than the green car above (Assuming that is 15x8 +25), which i reckon will hit.....everything.
  13. Nicely done. For what its worth my bmw trigger wheel has its missing teeth 82deg btdc so 78 will work perfect!
  14. Plenty of places for water to go on that tyre. Should be a nice compromise for what you need it for. I recently got the cheapest Nankangs I could get for my daily drive subau impreza. And its amazing how much grip "normal" tyres have these days. Especially in the wet. Admitedly the tyres I pulled off both the e30 and subaru were very old and completely buggered. So its an unfair comparison I suppose:p
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