erikv11

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  1. Conclude that there is corrosion inside the cable, where it connects to the lug. That's why I suggested you check it. The corrosion causes the resistance to go up, which causes amps going through to go down and the wire to get hotter, which causes the resistance to go up more, etc. So when it's been driven for a while it can't pass enough amps for the starter (V = IR). The problem is the positive cable at the battery lug. Go ahead and install the POS, non-OEM part from FCP, it will be better than the corroded original one in there. That will fix it.
  2. The positive cable they sell is lightweight gauge and has a pretty junky cable end. Same part if you buy it from Volvo - the cable is part of the harness so there is no actual replacement. By far the best bet is to fashion one yourself, or buy a heavy gauge generic one. The other thing I have done is rig it up so the old cable and new junky one are in there together in parallel, yes there is room on the starter for both lugs, but this looks pretty ghetto. Mostly irrelevant if you are replacing them but I wonder if the problem is corrosion in the cables where they connect to the lugs, this is pretty common. Are the cables (especially positive) heating up near the connector after running for several minutes? Like maybe by disconnecting the end you flex the oxidized cable under the insulation and re-establish connection.
  3. It wasn't today, and my car is (always) dirty but, I recently installed a hitch on the S60R. Now I am not stuck using the beater wagon to move the bikes around.
  4. 2018 was the stock market's worst year since 1931. Does Dumpster still get credit? Or are you going to change your story to some other mindless, canned, crap.
  5. Put new struts, mounts and spring seats in the 95 this weekend. Bilstein TC and kept the original R springs.
  6. Factory collar or had you already done work on it?
  7. I was going to say the cabinets are nice but the garage is way too clean.
  8. There is also a Photobucket fixer plugin for Firefox, e.g. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fixer/. No, I don't think there is one for Safari.
  9. But c'mon, hopefully people don't really think school shootings are the only ones that count? As mentioned, the problem is gun violence. School shootings are a symptom. If you want to think about numbers of shootings look at something like http://www.gunviolencearchive.org. We are two months into 2018, and the USA is sitting at 9000 incidents, 2400 deaths, 4000 injuries. For more shooting rates fun facts consider https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/15/586014065/deaths-from-gun-violence-how-the-u-s-compares-to-the-rest-of-the-world . The good news is, the death rate by violent shooting in the US is still less than in Iraq! Unfortunately however, the rate in US is twice as high or higher than places like Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Pakistan. etc. etc. lots of good company there. Or maybe we should pat ourselves on the back for still having a lower rate than El Salvador, even though we are the undisputed champion of the world in guns per capita (https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/americas/us-gun-statistics/index.html).
  10. Ummm hello, we're doing that right now. Fair enough on the first point. Common ground on the second, I agree.
  11. Even LEOs failed to respond properly this time, and I'm sure it's not the only time. Can we really expect "trained" personnel on site to do any better? More importantly, and I seldom say this but Che you are just plain wrong, dumping more weapons into the soup is not just wrong it is absurd. Regardless of who is carrying them. So let's see first we arm/protect/harden the schools, then maybe the next soft target so every public event (concerts, sports, parks, etc), then the next ... Feed the beast or starve it, which makes more sense? It's admirable to suggest ways to curb school shootings, unfortunately that kind of thinking is going after a symptom not the pathology. Go for the bigger picture. the comment about kids being killed by their parents gets closer to the underlying issue. The issue is gun violence. Let's get rid of gun violence by pitting it against gun violence? I think not.
  12. Another GREAT day for the gun culture and assault weapons! Shoot 'em up, fellas!
  13. OK, so this is what gray looks like, we now have (1) regulating guns is pointless because people will always be able to get a gun if they really want one (3-D printing, internet, etc), but on the other hand (2) once we start regulating guns at all, before you know it no one will be able to get/have a gun (confiscation), and now we flip to (3) the big picture is that guns will never be taken away anyway, so why try? Based on 2 out of 3 (so far), I will infer that even you might agree that all things considered, no one is going to get their guns taken away by gun control. Welcome aboard, let's start with some basic legislation. The point of the car analogy is that we have rules because common sense says we need them and overall they work reasonable well, although recent events give cause for concern. Incidental harm (drunk driving, asleep at the wheel) is an ongoing issue with ongoing attention. I'm sorry but that's not how it is with guns, the rules are not working, they are failing miserably. Or wait, is this also not a fact, but just my opinion: are the rules working, and the level of gun violence is tolerable? The truck bomb is irrelevant to the gun argument, it is a distraction that changes the subject. The fact that other bad shit happens is irrelevant to the gun discussion. If you want to push for truck control or fertilizer control, go for it I will not gripe about guns while you do it.