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Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,738
Posted By DW
What part of “...F-150 with the backup assist...

What part of “...F-150 with the backup assist ...” contained in the OP first sentence don’t you understand? What’s your point? No dog around today to kick?
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,738
Posted By DW
I have been backing trailers for 50 years so...

I have been backing trailers for 50 years so found it unsettling to use new technology. I can say that it is really useful in certain situations.

It is a game changer for ease of positioning the...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By DW
This is the best option if you don’t want to...

This is the best option if you don’t want to incur a lot of cost. Another option is to install a front receiver on your tow vehicle, and use a bike rack on the front. This shifts weight forward on...
Forum: Motors and Props 12-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,411
Posted By DW
I concur. Running the outboard 10 seconds after...

I concur. Running the outboard 10 seconds after removing from the water will not cause wear. Not only does water act like a lubricant, but it would have to boil off before the impeller rubber can...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
I am speaking of RELATIVE difference in mpg. If...

I am speaking of RELATIVE difference in mpg. If the EPA estimates for two engines engine types are 15% apart, the actual difference will be close to 15% even as a drivers driving and cargo habits...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
Another way to do it is to compare EPA estimates....

Another way to do it is to compare EPA estimates. Many have opinions on the validity of those estimates. I find that in certain driving situations I consistently beat those estimates and other...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 12-05-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By DW
DeeZee with matching tailgate match. Inexpensive....

DeeZee with matching tailgate match. Inexpensive. Tougher than nails, impervious to grease, oil, etc. Items don’t slide, but some owners prefer an easy sliding surface to facilitate pushing and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
I confess. I really miss your point.

I confess. I really miss your point.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
It seems you intellectually painted yourself into...

It seems you intellectually painted yourself into a corner. If I wasn’t probably older than you I’d call you a geezer.

Where do you turn next when your 2014 5.0 dies at the arbitrary 300,000 mile...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
I predict a lot of the V8 crowd is going to wind...

I predict a lot of the V8 crowd is going to wind up with the 7.3 ‘godzila’, a throwback to simplicity, likely good reliability and big torque. I predict the V8 will not be an option in the half ton...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
The timing chain on the Ecoboost has been...

The timing chain on the Ecoboost has been redesigned because they had a higher incidence of timing chain problems. How many engines had a quirk in the initial design that was subsequently corrected?...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By DW
I recommend you do a thorough comparison of...

I recommend you do a thorough comparison of password managers and read reviews. I have about 125 passwords so a manager is important simply to handle the volume. Every password I have is unique. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By DW
I installed a rigid, bifold tonneau and it is...

I installed a rigid, bifold tonneau and it is reasonably secure and dry.

If you don’t have a specific need for a CAP, I don’t recommend buying one for one reason: weight. They typically weigh...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
That’s old school thinking. That thinking will...

That’s old school thinking. That thinking will cause one to expect engine failures at the stress points such as the crank, bearings, pistons, etc. Now that there is a 10 million laboratory of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
I owned a V6 NA that blew a rod at 9k miles and I...

I owned a V6 NA that blew a rod at 9k miles and I got a replacement car out of the resolution. Nothing is perfect. Ford has produced on the order of about 10 million turbocharged EcoBoost’s in the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
[QUOTE=Custom Eyes;6375056]And continually with...

[QUOTE=Custom Eyes;6375056]And continually with issues. Declining numbers of issues with the Egoboosts, but still there and many directly related to the turbo charged design.[/QUOT

What are you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By DW
Then tell why you say those things and blame...

Then tell why you say those things and blame Mitch. The bill does nothing to address the problems with or without Mitch.
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By DW
Yes, that is what a grant can do, as I mentioned....

Yes, that is what a grant can do, as I mentioned. There is likely little opposition in concept. It appropriates $100 million. Ultimately, it may be the funding that affects approval by the Senate...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By DW
This HR Bill is bipartisan and if enacted provide...

This HR Bill is bipartisan and if enacted provide grants and loans pertaining to a wide range of catastrophes such including earthquakes, tsunamis, etc., and appears to provide assistance in all...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,232
Posted By DW
There was a lot of chatter about this engine when...

There was a lot of chatter about this engine when the numbers went public earlier in the year. The torque and HP is better than most V6’s and some older V8s.

The puzzling aspect is that primary...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By DW
Per your suggestion I looked for the bill and...

Per your suggestion I looked for the bill and didn’t find it. Perhaps you will link the bill.

I see in the many search hits that Schumer has initiated a study; and made demands on the Corp. and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,599
Posted By DW
I will pile on the gps bandwagon. I almost fish...

I will pile on the gps bandwagon. I almost fish 100% using proven gps waypoints built up after years of fishing experience. Very efficient, and rendering other available technologies irrelevant.
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,113
Posted By DW
I had two Masterbuilt electric smokers. The...

I had two Masterbuilt electric smokers. The electronics went out on both and they were shot. The electronics do not hold up well to the elements and should be stored out of the elements. Mine were...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By DW
The Corp predicts the Lake Ontario water level...

The Corp predicts the Lake Ontario water level will return to normal by summer if precipitation is normal between now and then. Perhaps you can explained the “mitigation” measures his bill would fund...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By DW
As Bobby explained the Commission controls water...

As Bobby explained the Commission controls water level via a dam. Some interests want maximum water reserve held back in the lake, and other interests want the lake level low.

Looking at the water...
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