Recent content by Gale Hawkins

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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It may be that NO engine oil is better than any engine oil. :) Regular Oil changes are not part of the EV revolution. Teslas do have oil pumps and filters. Leafs have a 3 pint capacity to change around 100K miles. When our front cap was missing we cleaned the 2 magnets and drained the 3 pints...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This is the reason some Tesla owners are selling. https://fordauthority.com/2022/08/2022-ford-mustang-mach-e-gt-breaks-world-auction-record/
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    Good morning!!!!

    We had a fast 2 inch rain last Friday morning and somewhat lower temps. Sounds like a cold winter will cool us down. https://www.travelawaits.com/2790145/farmers-almanac-winter-forecast-2022/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This is a concern that is going to sound strange to the kids being born today. https://www.carscoops.com/2022/08/toyota-master-technician-argues-against-10000-mile-oil-change-intervals-with-busted-engine-teardown/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Never does seem to be happening at a faster rate. :) Here is a scientist of advanced years talking about many things including EVs and a coming decrease in power grids being a concern of the future. Most of his peers that I have studied in the past are now deceased.
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    Trailer Purchasing Advise

    I prefer trailers three times the rating of the load. I do not prefer hitching up that heavy of a trailer or paying for the fuel to pull that trailer empty. I buy used and take what I find or is as is. For the non-professional hauler trailers can be a good money pit.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I guess I had missed the Light-year 0 concept car.
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    Opinions on church/dating

    Free Will is not a Right in minds of some. Pushing a log chain up hill can get tedious.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Debugging these LG Chem EV fires concern me as how can one feel confident the fix is fixed. LG Chem batteries are in wide use I expect. While Leaf batteries are known to fail early they don't seem to be a fire Hazzard. When ours got totaled a relay opened to disconnect the battery from the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    More 5030 grid mythology. :)
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Are we there yet? No, but GM is getting closer to self-driving cars GM rules.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That is good news since there is no one buying EVs today because of rebates.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I am fine with burning gas to get from point A to B but it burns my butt to idle for an hour when standing by in cold weather and especially when using AC.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    So the EV could be the lower net cost choice for some perhaps.
 
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