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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-24-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Joe Blowe
No, not AutoZone. Incorrect tool. Read...

No, not AutoZone. Incorrect tool.

Read through these: http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/search.php?searchid=248345
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-23-2005, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By Joe Blowe
It may seem futile, but I derive a certain sense...

It may seem futile, but I derive a certain sense of satisfaction by reporting a-holes to a certain 800 smog hotline. (PM me if you don't already know.)

I know, I know... I'm just adding to the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-17-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,731
Posted By Joe Blowe
Picture, thousand words, etc.

Picture, thousand words, etc.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By Joe Blowe
Dream wagon?

'85, 21 bids, already at $8700!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6330&item=4529787281&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-25-2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Joe Blowe
Cost benefit arguments of diesel-hybrids v....

Cost benefit arguments of diesel-hybrids v. gas-hybrids aside, most articles I've seen on diesel-hybrids state that they only achieve a usual 25% increase in fuel economy over today's diesel engines....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-22-2005, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Joe Blowe
(I sense my wife's ears are burning as I type...

(I sense my wife's ears are burning as I type this message...)

I'm in Torrance. Where 'bouts you located? General area is fine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-20-2005, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By Joe Blowe
Is Daisy originally from San Diego, or did she...

Is Daisy originally from San Diego, or did she come from another part of the U.S.?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By Joe Blowe
I wish a thread like this was around 18 months...

I wish a thread like this was around 18 months ago. I searched at the time, and found maybe a few more members that liked the HDs over Comforts. Wagon experiences were few. Live and learn.
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By Joe Blowe
I've had Bilstein HDs on my '82 wagon since...

I've had Bilstein HDs on my '82 wagon since August 2003, and have put a little over 5,000 miles on them. (Yep, 5k miles in 18 months... :o )

For the first month or two, I kept thinking that I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-16-2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,227
Posted By Joe Blowe
I'm curious about what the quote would've been if...

I'm curious about what the quote would've been if the shop did all the work that you did. Double? Triple?

And a general question: If one were to do all of the prep work, what kind of quote...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-14-2004, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,368
Posted By Joe Blowe
"Anybody seeing the same pattern in their areas?"...

"Anybody seeing the same pattern in their areas?"

YES! It's quite upsetting in a way -- when I bought my wagon, I had "dreams" of going to the junkyard, rummaging through the stacks, picking off...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-21-2004, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Joe Blowe
This Doesn't Taste Like Diesel Fuel

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,120538,00.html

Friday, May 21, 2004

A Scottish thief tried to siphon off someone else's diesel fuel but ended up getting a mouthful of raw sewage instead....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2004, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Joe Blowe
You're right. For as "common" as diesel pumps...

You're right. For as "common" as diesel pumps are around here, you would think the landscape would be littered with diesel-powered cars and pickup trucks.

But in L.A., gasoline rules. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-19-2004, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Joe Blowe
LA Times on the CDI

http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-hy-benz19may19,1,4138299.story?coll=la-home-highway1 (free reg. req.)

FYI, I drive through the L.A. port area (Alameda corridor), and have...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-28-2004, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By Joe Blowe
Nothing important to add here, but did run across...

Nothing important to add here, but did run across this article today:

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Shoppers: You can judge a car by its sticker
Don't just tear it off and toss it. That label is a vehicle...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-21-2004, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Joe Blowe
the seller is most likely selling it to a local...

the seller is most likely selling it to a local party. that's how i snagged my wagon: found it on ebay, contacted the seller and asked if he wouldn't mind a private transaction...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-20-2004, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Joe Blowe
Wagon on eBay

Hey everybody, checking in after a long absence. My wagon is running good, no complaints, just thought I'd pass this along:
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-04-2003, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Joe Blowe
How much for the headrest?

How much for the headrest?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-04-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,426
Views: 94,137
Posted By Joe Blowe
Thought I would take this opportunity to pass...

Thought I would take this opportunity to pass along an anouncement: GasPriceWatch.com (http://www.gaspricewatch.com) is back online! They were offline for quite a while, and it was one site that I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-11-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Joe Blowe
Re: Diesel on Chrome

I'm not sure if you've tried Blue Magic Metal Polish Cream (http://www.bluemagic.biz/catalog/index.html) yet, but I've had very good results using it in that exact same spot you mentioned. It's a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 04:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,440
Posted By Joe Blowe
I have also resorted to driving around town in...

I have also resorted to driving around town in "S" -- been doing it for about 6 months now.

Loss of fuel economy: About one mile to the gallon. Gain in wagon happiness: Priceless.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-05-2003, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By Joe Blowe
Maybe it's all the additives that are floating on...

Maybe it's all the additives that are floating on top of the fuel, and you're finally able to use them as the tank gets near empty.


:D
Forum: Detailing and Interior 11-01-2003, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Joe Blowe
May I ask which compound you're using? Is it...

May I ask which compound you're using? Is it Menzerna or Einszett by any chance?
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-30-2003, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By Joe Blowe
When I want to pull up one of the best...

When I want to pull up one of the best oil/concrete threads in this forum, I just punch the following into the ShopForum search engine:

WIFE KILL CONCRETE

;)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2003, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Joe Blowe
Plantman, There's something about that...

Plantman,

There's something about that picture of yours that really accentuates how MASSIVE that car is!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-27-2003, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By Joe Blowe
First few paragraphs are available online: ...

First few paragraphs are available online:

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/investing/articles/0,15114,517706,00.html

Heading off to the mag stand to read the rest...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-25-2003, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Joe Blowe
Thank you for posting that. From all the...

Thank you for posting that.

From all the articles I've read on the Internet, in magazines, etc., I thought that the engine in the Sprinter was damn near bullet proof.

What does this say about...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 02:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,735
Posted By Joe Blowe
Funny you should mention that, it's one of the...

Funny you should mention that, it's one of the many reasons I love my car. I've got the original Blue Plates, early 1 series. (I'm one of those Blue Plate/Black Plate fanatics.) Although I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,735
Posted By Joe Blowe
Ooh, somehow I knew you were gonna ask that! I'm...

Ooh, somehow I knew you were gonna ask that! I'm really terrible (lazy?) about things like that :rolleyes:

I saved the original pics from the eBay auction -- if I find them sometime soon, I'll...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-21-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,735
Posted By Joe Blowe
I found my wagon on eBay. It was a local seller...

I found my wagon on eBay. It was a local seller and when I contacted him and asked if I could take a look at the car, he told me to come on down for a test drive.

After I sized her up and felt...
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