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Old 05-01-2013, 06:11 AM
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Good May day everyone.

Looks like Gerry was left behind. I'm sure he'll find his way here.
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Good morning and have a productive hump day on this first day of May, Jim and MN. Enjoy the snow
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Good morning and have a productive hump day on this first day of May, Jim and MN. Enjoy the snow
Good morning Jim!

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Good evening guys.

I understand Jim. I just replaced the motorcycle battery on the K1200 1 1/2 years ago. It was over 10 years old. The truck batteries I just replaced last fall were the originals the best I could tell. The snowmobile battery was one year old this winter. Dead as a door nail...
The golf cart doesn't surprise me, but the Mustang is annoying as hell. I got over 10 years out of the batteries in my '97 P-Stroke, but I've had this Mustang for not quite 3 years and have already had the battery replaced once. We'll see what the dealer has to say today. I'll check the warranty before I complain too much.

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I hope my Mustang battery is still good. It sat on a trickle charger all winter.
Think I'll start doiong this from now on. Dead batteries suck!
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Good morning fellas.

Happy May 1st! Let the warm weather reign!
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The golf cart doesn't surprise me, but the Mustang is annoying as hell. I got over 10 years out of the batteries in my '97 P-Stroke, but I've had this Mustang for not quite 3 years and have already had the battery replaced once. We'll see what the dealer has to say today. I'll check the warranty before I complain too much.



Think I'll start doiong this from now on. Dead batteries suck!
Just make sure the 6/12v switch on the trickle charger isn't flaky and defaults back to 6v.
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Just make sure the 6/12v switch on the trickle charger isn't flaky and defaults back to 6v.
My chargers are 12v only. At least I can't eff that up.
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Good morning MN!! Welcome to May and Hump day all in one!
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Good morning guys. Its snowing like mad here. Maybe that old saying that if May comes in like a Lion it will go out like a lamb will hold true. No wait, that is two months off.

I wonder if water from the river is bad for a radiator? I changed the water pump and thermostat in the Chevy last night. I flushed out the old coolant and added new stuff. Apparently there was a big air bubble in the system and on the way to work it overheated and pushed out the bubble and a bunch of coolant. I had .5 gal of antifreeze with but had to add 2 gal of river water to it so I could make it to work. Good thing I was by the river.
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Good morning and Happy May 1st!

Lee, if the river water is good enough for fish & turtles it's good enough for a Chevy.

We have to put a trickle charger on the car in AZ or unhook the battery or it is dead as can be after a few months of sitting. Too many parasitic things in todays cars.
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Good morning guys. Its snowing like mad here. Maybe that old saying that if May comes in like a Lion it will go out like a lamb will hold true. No wait, that is two months off.

I wonder if water from the river is bad for a radiator? I changed the water pump and thermostat in the Chevy last night. I flushed out the old coolant and added new stuff. Apparently there was a big air bubble in the system and on the way to work it overheated and pushed out the bubble and a bunch of coolant. I had .5 gal of antifreeze with but had to add 2 gal of river water to it so I could make it to work. Good thing I was by the river.
Good morning Lee! I would say just about any water is good enough for a Chevy! LOL

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Good morning and Happy May 1st!

Lee, if the river water is good enough for fish & turtles it's good enough for a Chevy.

We have to put a trickle charger on the car in AZ or unhook the battery or it is dead as can be after a few months of sitting. Too many parasitic things in todays cars.
Good morning Jay!
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Ahhh...what a lovely sight. Looking out the window at snow falling on May 1st. Maybe Dave has something with the whole "I'm moving" thing...
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Good morning everyone! I think Mother Nature is experiencing an identity crisis. Anyone got any good drugs?
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Ahhh...what a lovely sight. Looking out the window at snow falling on May 1st. Maybe Dave has something with the whole "I'm moving" thing...
Of course it is real nice down there until a hurricane hits and destroys your house! I will take the snow any day over that.

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Good morning Michael!
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