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Old 04-14-2005, 03:02 PM
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The turbulance behind the car on the road shold do a good job of breaking the stream into a mist.....Diesel is less mean.......but it you use brake fluid make sure you keep the back of your car well waxed....incase any of that turbulance gets it on the back of your car. You won't know if it will till you try it however.
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:19 PM
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Yep, brake fluid will strip the paint.

That's what I want to do, but, I need to make it look like a professional installation with the w/s jets permanently mounted on the back panel in the trunk. Then route fuel oil from under the hood into the trunk via plastic tubing.
You could also consider a intermittent contact switch under the dash somewhere wired to a spare electric fuel pump and a trunk mounted reservoir.

BHD makes a good point about the developmental stage of this project. I was going to suggest a friend following you in a dirty car and try the system with water but the viscosity of the brake or diesel is different so the spray pattern might vary.
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:21 PM
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Whatever happened to just ignoring them, waving friendly, or giving them the finger? Spraying stuff at them wiil at the very least make the situation worst, or worst case cause an accident, in which you'd be at fault.

Only time I use the horn is when I'm at a turn with an green arrow and the person in front isn't paying attention. Even then I give them a few seconds to figure it out.

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Old 04-14-2005, 03:30 PM
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Spray 'em with WVO. Let that stuff sit in the sun too long and it reeks.
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:35 PM
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I laid out plans and seriously did everything right up to the point of actually installing it......I still have a Windshield washer pump in my toolbox......yes it has been rolling around in there that long.

If I had to deal with enough idiots then I might install one....but at this time its so infrequent its not worth my time.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:05 PM
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If you were to squirt the "wrong" person, you might end up with a situation WAY out of control. The gratification may be very short lived. It would be difficult to explain that you squirting them was "accidental". Or if the cops found it. You would probably want some sort of temporary setup that could be quickly removed.
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I assumed at first you guys were being tongue-in-cheek about spraying stuff, but I worry someone out there would do that. You could get somebody killed doing that sort of thing. I don't think tailgating deserves the death penalty. Particularly if I happen to be the one they hit head-on when I am passing in the opposite lane and they swerve over because they can't see.

If you want to send a message in a similar manner, why not put an oil nozzle in the exhaust pipe and dump smoke out? That will surely annoy them, but wouldn't be likely to completely impede their vision.
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I assumed at first you guys were being tongue-in-cheek about spraying stuff, but I worry someone out there would do that. You could get somebody killed doing that sort of thing. I don't think tailgating deserves the death penalty. Particularly if I happen to be the one they hit head-on when I am passing in the opposite lane and they swerve over because they can't see.

If you want to send a message in a similar manner, why not put an oil nozzle in the exhaust pipe and dump smoke out? That will surely annoy them, but wouldn't be likely to completely impede their vision.
Either brake fluid or diesel would wipe clean with the wipers......adn its transparent.....nobody is sugesting you spray old motor oil.......or paint

And I doubt there is a law against mounting such a kit......they can't charge you if its not illegal.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:18 PM
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.....And I doubt there is a law against mounting such a kit......they can't charge you if its not illegal.
Thats because the diesel forum is relativly new, we havn't had enough time to give them a reason to make that law yet.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:20 PM
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Thats because the diesel forum is relativly new, we havn't had enough time to give them a reason to make that law yet.
I was talking state or federal law.....you are talking forum rule.......


Its not like we are talking trunk mounted rear facing cross bows or spike strip deployment devices.
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I'm not thinking of using a firehose back there.

Just a little shot from the pump and some mist will hit the windshield. The dork will need to divert his attention to the wipers and his following distance will increase.

The argument can always be made that the old stinky diesel puts out all kinds of pollutants, including raw fuel on occasion. Don't drive so focking close and you would not have been hit with it.
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And anyone that whines about it would have to explaine what they were doing 2 feet off your bumper at 55 mph.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:45 PM
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I just complete ignore them or when I'm in a good mood give them weird faces, this really pisses them off!

Used to get really aggressive; with the finger as favourite tool of communication, but at the end the only looser would be my self, driving in anger for an other hour or so.

I don't get aggressive in a supermarket if someone does something stupid, so why would I behave like that when I'm sitting save in my car?
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:24 PM
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I just complete ignore them or when I'm in a good mood give them weird faces, this really pisses them off!

Used to get really aggressive; with the finger as favourite tool of communication, but at the end the only looser would be my self, driving in anger for an other hour or so.

I don't get aggressive in a supermarket if someone does something stupid, so why would I behave like that when I'm sitting save in my car?
You too live in LA and you know how people drive around here. They are jackholes. Even when you're driving perfectly normal someone else has to come along and mess with you in a rather harmful way. Such as going down the 5 and some idiot approaching you at 100mph (I was going 70mph in the 2nd lane over from the right) decides to park his car in my bumper so close that I didn't see any hood of the car behind me. I tap my brakes cause the traffic is piling up ahead and then he proceeds to speed past and then mash down on his brakes and then start swerving in front of me and doing all of these ridiculous turns.

Another example was my girlfriend driving our Miata who very nearly got clipped by a lifted Navigator going 60+ on a street swerved to avoid being run over and clipped the curb at 40mph....and so we rarely drive the car and probably are going to sell it because it's just plain hazardous to own it!

I bought my w116 largely in part to the fact that the bumper is like a steel 4x4 bolted to the back and it's won my heart over twice cause it was tough enough to take 2 collisions with no damage.

In the 2 years I have been here I park my car with ample space on either side. USE my turn signals, don't run red lights, speed excessively, drive on the shoulder, make U turns on red lights, run through the intersection 3 seconds after the light has turned red and honk at the car in front if they don't floor their car 2 picoseconds after the light goes green. I even pay my insurance AND have current DMV tags!

As a result my GF and I have been rewarded with 2 accidents (both not our fault), one keying, tons of near misses, 2 non damaging collisions, and my whole car being stolen with BOTH sets of keys from a building robbery that we were in!

I can't imagine anyone else having all this happen to themselves and their cars and not be ticked about it.

Sorry for ranting. I try to stay low profile but even then, I feel I have had a LOT of car related problems being in LA.
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