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  1. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    Somebody quote this.
  2. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    I better be #1 and not #2.
  3. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    I have my accountant pay everything off after 32 days. Then you get the CC rewards and build some credit. The interest on 2 days is minimal.
  4. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    The top 20% have no concerns over money. The Covid era produced over 7 trillion dollars that needed to find new homes. There is still a lot of money that needs to find an asset.
  5. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    We're humans, we have a very narrow range of comfortableness...40-80 normally. Why do you think people spend so much money on UTV's with heat and AC? It will take a lot to convince me that being exposed to snow, wet, cold, and wind are just an individual thing. Kind of like pissing on my leg...
  6. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    Every picture you post shows you freezing your ass off. Comfort is a big part of it. I use a Toyota truck in the winter becase...it has the best heater ever. But you bundle up...
  7. Snobdds

    Are ATVs/UTVs overpriced?

    Yes they are overpriced, but if you need one, you need one. When everything has gone up by 30% in 3 years...it's going to be no different for ATV/UTVs.
  8. Snobdds

    Anyone ever do a memorial scholarship endowment?

    The other big area of need is post college. Like I said, there is so much money out there for school. I doubt 20k is going to move any needle. However there is very little money out there to start life with. That is where reality and lack of money collide. Start a fund for kids who...
  9. Snobdds

    Table saw versus track saw

    Track saws are more for finish carpentry only. A worm drive circular saw is much better for cutting sheets of plywood. Table saws suck for cutting large sheets of plywood, they are great for ripping trim and dimensional lumber. I use my battery worm drive and trim saws for 95% of cutting...
  10. Snobdds

    Booking Hotel rooms

    LOL...you must not travel overseas a lot. When we travel, we always say we are Spanish or Dutch, depending on the situation. There is a very clear American Tax levied on Ameicans...
  11. Snobdds

    I didn't know where to post this so here goes

    Why does every EV design look like :poop:.
  12. Snobdds

    Anyone ever do a memorial scholarship endowment?

    Honestly...I would do it differently. There is so much money for school out there. If a kid puts any effort into applying for scholarships, they will get some. What the wife and I have noticed with kids in college, they have nothing to live on and develop life experiences with. They need...
  13. Snobdds

    Anyone mow hay yet?

    All my meadows are super dry this year. Lots of wind and no rain really dry them out quick. The neighbor who does the haying is afraid to put any Nitrogen down, he's afraid it will burn it up too quick. The fires this summer are going to be bad...
  14. Snobdds

    Not Enough Babies?

    Immigrants are being allowed in to try and tame inflation. They are being used to constrain wage growth. It's a sinister play by the elites to get cheap labor. Due to this, they will never be allowed to gain home ownership running on the hamster wheel.
  15. Snobdds

    Not Enough Babies?

    Wait until the boomers die off...there will be so many houses available that values will crater. The higher it goes, the bigger the fall...
  16. Snobdds

    Not Enough Babies?

    Importing immigrants to keep the cost of labor down to tame inflation, is this admins preferred way to deal with things.
  17. Snobdds

    2022 Bronco sport review

    Never follow the recommended oil change intervals with a turbo motor. Change it at 4k miles, max.
  18. Snobdds

    2022 Bronco sport review

    It's actually spelled... Soi boi...
  19. Snobdds

    Monkey Wards 8Hp 5Spd rear tine

    Make sure the coil is not grounding out before you start throwing parts at it.
  20. Snobdds

    Toothbar for GC2300

    I just made my own. I purchased some teeth, welded them onto a bar with some side supports and done. They work amazingly too.
  21. Snobdds

    Eh?

    That's code for...were you not entertained?
  22. Snobdds

    Turbo and Oil question, non tractor

    Pull off the air filter housing and piping to the turbo...wiggle the compressor wheel. If there is any play...it's gone. You should also be able to spin it with out feeling any crunchiness. I have no idea if this turbo is just oil cooled or both oil and coolant. But a lack of both screams...
  23. Snobdds

    Ram vs Dodge/Chrysler - how complete is the separation?

    More internal bearing surface with the V. Don't need a long stroke to get the same power. Can use more of the RPM band. Cooling doesn't have the cavitation issues with a long block. V motors are best served by a turbo supplying each bank, therefore they can be smaller and spin faster allowing...
  24. Snobdds

    Ram vs Dodge/Chrysler - how complete is the separation?

    It's also the cheapest to build...you forgot that.
  25. Snobdds

    Ram vs Dodge/Chrysler - how complete is the separation?

    Mine have been fantastic. I don't know where that leaves the conversation.
  26. Snobdds

    Ram vs Dodge/Chrysler - how complete is the separation?

    You sound like the expert on V configurations...being bad.
  27. Snobdds

    Used hydralic fluid and diesel for trailer deck?

    Use it, It doesn't make it slicker after it dries, it dry.
  28. Snobdds

    Ram vs Dodge/Chrysler - how complete is the separation?

    Your right. I guess Daimler did not allow Chrysler to use that transmission.
  29. Snobdds

    Coolant Replacement Question

    Drain coolant Fill with Distilled water Run to get it hot. Drain again Fill with new coolant at 50% of capacity. Fill to top with distilled water. If you really want to do it right, add one more distilled water flush. Coolant is just as important as oil for engine health. Coolant turns...
  30. Snobdds

    Ram vs Dodge/Chrysler - how complete is the separation?

    Mercedes Benz designed that transmission, back when Chrysler and Damiler were partners. The wife had an 8 speed in her ML500 back in 2006, when it first came out.
  31. Snobdds

    Massey Ferguson GC1700 tail lights repair

    I just put black zip ties on them. If I hit a tree, the zip tie breaks before the light does. I just Zip tie them back on. The zip tie is now the sacrificial lamb, not the light.
  32. Snobdds

    Battery powered chainsaw

    Batteries continue to be the limiting factor in every situation. There is a hard and true law in the battery game right now and it's weight. The bigger the battery the heavier it weighs. So these saw are going to be forever constrained by size as long as the battery tech is where it is now...
  33. Snobdds

    What to do with the money?

    I quoted 2rocks.
  34. Snobdds

    What to do with the money?

    I can tell you are not a business man with no concept on reinvesting the profits...
  35. Snobdds

    What to do with the money?

    After tilling get a soil sample. Using the money go get it tested. Once the results are back, go get the amendments with the money. Go spread them. Tell the lady you need to invest in job security. Leave it at that. She will have a great garden that needs tilling next year.
  36. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    He sure has the social angle down though... We know what that implies...
  37. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    But yet somehow you glossed over your chart that segregates by democrat and republican to make an underhanded point...Casual mistake I'm sure. The S&P is more a reflection of where all the printed money by the fed has trickled down too. Our debt is 36 trillion and were adding 1 trillion every...
  38. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    Say it with me... The stock market is not the economy. An adage as old as time...
  39. Snobdds

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Nice job. You will not regret a penny spent on that.
  40. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    Yeah...right. .
  41. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    That was all part of the plan...
  42. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    We could wipe out all personal debt and personal wealth and give everyone 25k to start fresh. In 5 years the poor would be poor again and the rich would be rich again. There is a whole bunch of people that blame the system for their circumstances instead of blaming personal behavior...
  43. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    I really can't believe there is any investment in CA real estate. High prices, terrible laws, police don't even care about property crime...but weather. Weather I hope has deep pockets.
  44. Snobdds

    Poulan BP 655

    It all good. I did use some 3mm tygon for the fuel lines and that dictated I use the small fuel filters. I was able to find a NOS air filter that must have been plated in gold for the price it was. Luckily the fuel cap and the air vent in the cap was good and released vacuum. I found a NOS...
  45. Snobdds

    Just another junk chainsaw

    I thought it was normal for a person to put a few gallons in the truck before filling up the jug with non E fuel to purge the lines. I mean, that is the common sense thing to do...
  46. Snobdds

    Ireland

    Ireland and Scotland are so underrated. I absolutely love those two places. I'm seriously considering buying a small cottage with some land in Scotland for retirement. Not to do full time, but a good month there a year would be nice.
  47. Snobdds

    Long term planning of selling your home?

    I have yet to come up with a scenario where prices correct significantly (more than 10%), that doesn’t involve both a recession + stock market correction (25%+)If we get those two concurrently, Real Estate deflation is on the table...Without those, I think we grind sideways No one wants to...
  48. Snobdds

    Long term planning of selling your home?

    I don't see a crash coming. The fed has too many financial engineering tools to prevent that from happening. There is over 5 trillion sitting in money market and CD's waiting to park it in a long term asset. The only thing that will turn this market is a huge die off in baby boomers. Once...
  49. Snobdds

    Old trucks can still tow! My numbers

    Yes, he's over on gcwr. Even a 7k trailer puts him over. Half tons just don't have the gcwr to handle big trailers.
  50. Snobdds

    Real estate General topic

    What an achievement.
  51. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    As an actuary for health care, I see what injuries have the most frequency and severity. For kids it's trampoline accidents, followed by organized sports injuries, and then car accidents. You have little johnny avoid those three things, you will eliminate 95% of all risk to little johnny...
  52. Snobdds

    Anyone here own a Takeuchi mini ex ?

    I don't own one, but they are well made Japanese units. I will buy a takeuchi something one day.
  53. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    This entire thread has your panties in a wad...you have some great self awareness on display.
  54. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    So now your balls drop. You want to play tough guy?
  55. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    I had a little ATV I use to bomb around the ranch on, at like 5. Rolled that sucker at least a dozen time. My parents didn't even make me wear a helmet, plus I had a single shot .22 on my shoulder. Then I upgraded to a 1972 Chevy 2500 truck at age 10. I hit more damn irrigation ditches...
  56. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    Damn, maybe you need to be wrapped in bubble wrap too, along with the kid.
  57. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    Yeah...lets put bubble wrap on them and mow down every obstacle in front of them. Protect them instead of teach them is a recipe for disaster.
  58. Snobdds

    I hate to see this...

    Growing up on a ranch...we learned how to be around and operate machinery at a young age. We were fine and better off for it. Damn, we're getting soft.
  59. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    Bingo! That's California, and the people in power know what large concentrated numbers will do. Rinse and repeat for the larger US demographic.
  60. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    But look at those limits...
  61. Snobdds

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Remember the construction company that bought CASE Electric backhoes, then they had to buy huge diesel generators to charge them all night. I know someone has the picture.
  62. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    This is a typical policy
  63. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    No...every policy has a medical limit.
  64. Snobdds

    Question for those who live in California

    A point that has little bearing on the realities of today...
  65. Snobdds

    Cool Nature Photos

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    Online real estate pictures

    Just wait until you see your realtor in the morning light... :devilish:
  67. Snobdds

    Online real estate pictures

    Twilight photography is really the beer goggles of real estate :ROFLMAO:
  68. Snobdds

    Stihl or Echo top handle saw?

    I have a stihl ms151. The little thing rips. Buy once, cry once and it's too expensive to be cheap.
  69. Snobdds

    The Resting Place.

    I guess I'm too young.
  70. Snobdds

    latest Ford Bronco? Need reviews.

    I live at elevation. I waited years for a twin turbo gas platform. Every truck I have has turbos expect one... my 88 toyota pickup....it gets a pass. Every truck I ever buy going forward will have turbos. They are mandatory for this altitude.
  71. Snobdds

    latest Ford Bronco? Need reviews.

    Did you take an Adderall?
  72. Snobdds

    The Resting Place.

    Um...who is that?
  73. Snobdds

    The Resting Place.

    The latter. He had very good attorneys.
  74. Snobdds

    The Resting Place.

    You'll be here all week, right.
  75. Snobdds

    The Resting Place.

    *allegedly
  76. Snobdds

    Trailer wood deck treatment: Brush on used oil, linseed oil, sealer stain, unicorn tears...?

    I also use NEW motor oil and enough diesel fuel to make it come out of my pump sprayer. I have never replaced a trailer deck. I apply it every spring. I use the cheapest motor oil I can find.
  77. Snobdds

    Solar Eclipse...

    Definitely not an irrelevant throw...:cool:
  78. Snobdds

    Solar Eclipse...

    Nasa beat everyone's photos...
  79. Snobdds

    Solar Eclipse...

    Grand Canyon
  80. Snobdds

    no Questions?

    I think Arly got some great answer to his questions...It's too bad he dismissed all of them.
  81. Snobdds

    Returning batteries for warranty claim

    You need more puish out of that alternator. It needs to charge over 14 volts.
  82. Snobdds

    no Questions?

    Since Arly packed up his things and went home... The question was something along the lines of: Electric Riding Mowers and are they practical or are they a not?
  83. Snobdds

    no Questions?

    So the reason this thread peak my interest is the old lady wants to get a battery zero turn. She loves to mow the grass. I just shook my head and said, what every you want, however we're not getting rid of the John Deere mower. She is going to find out the difference between a cheap homeowner...
  84. Snobdds

    no Questions?

    It's the only way they can justify it to themselves.
  85. Snobdds

    no Questions?

    Then get the gas ;)
  86. Snobdds

    no Questions?

    The real question is... Are you buying the for a quality and practical lawn mowing experience or are you buying to fit into a newly created religious sect? If the former, get a good quality gas machine that has a very fast blade speed. If the latter, get the one with the biggest EV sticker...
  87. Snobdds

    How many acres do you own?

    I am an acuturay and I do get it. I never fit the mold of an actuary, I kind of fell into this. Probably why they quickly promoted the one actuary that could hold a conversation and was not an introvert. I have a lot of actuaries under me that can barely spell their own name, but can do...
  88. Snobdds

    How many acres do you own?

    I have not. My current reading is an actuarial report on the mechanics of level funding in small and medium sized groups. Then I have to figure out how to develop a model that rates groups correctly so all Blue plans can rate consistently. I guess someone has to do it.
  89. Snobdds

    How many acres do you own?

    It could be picture perfect or it could be a struggle. But I love it...
  90. Snobdds

    How many acres do you own?

    There are more cows in Wyoming than people. We only have 500K residents, so that means there is a lot of land. The ranch use to be much larger, over a million acres. It's hard to mange that much land. Hell, I struggle with what I have. I'm not a rancher. I manage risk for the BCBS...
  91. Snobdds

    How many acres do you own?

    56,000 acres... I can't even begin to see my neighbors.
  92. Snobdds

    Poulan BP 655

    @xyz123 Since you are the poulan expert. I just picked up this Poulan Pro 655 with the Boost Port. The guy I bought it from did not think it was a boost port model, but I sent the pictures to a friend and he confirmed the BP. Anyways...I have some questions for you. I need to know if the...
  93. Snobdds

    The Life of a Custom Mowing contractor

    Cheatgrass is viewed as an invasive weed here. The state pays me each year to spray it. I just hire a guy in a helicopter to spray everything.
  94. Snobdds

    Need some suggestions on how to fix water getting into my new building.

    Your only real solution is to put in gutters, commercial, and get the water away from your building. Then make sure that water is dumped well past the building. I personally like large overhangs, but you're past that point now.
  95. Snobdds

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    That is a great take on it.
  96. Snobdds

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Natural disasters did not just start in 2023. There are well established disaster factors that are pretty good. Even if a given year has more than average, it's only a marginal increase from trend. The biggest factor going into the rating is replacement cost and repair cost.
  97. Snobdds

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Location.
  98. Snobdds

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Insurance is not rated based upon your actions alone, or lack there of. Insurance is a pool of money, used to protect against loss. It would be natural to rate the pool, not the individual. It's called community rating and it strives to rate the exact pool you're in. For example: Sex...
  99. Snobdds

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    State farm lost 6.3 billion in 2023. With cars costing what they cost today and repair cost being crazy...it's going to go up a lot more in the coming years. The replacement cost on a house today is around 50% more than 4 years ago. Guess what has to happen? People love the equity the...
  100. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    The US never pays down the debt. They just roll it over into newly issued bonds. This works when the interest rates are kept artifically low. Now, however, interest rates are high and the fed is rolling over long and short term bonds at this higher rate. We put off the bill collector for a...
  101. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Here's the kicker... It sounds like many of the employees who are going to be sacked, are/were Immigrants themselves who have been working for Tyson a long while. So they're being replaced by "Newcomer" illegal immigrants willing to work for less. :ROFLMAO: With unchecked illegal...
  102. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Our entire machine code fed into computers is binary...one's an zeros. Why is breaking down something to a binary level bad? Why are grey area's good?
  103. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Even links get sanitized...LOL. Snipping FTW>
  104. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Forced adoption and mandating a market...what could go wrong? We can't afford another 4 years of this... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/*****-admin-finalize-major-gas-car-crackdown-warnings-from-automakers-energy-industry
  105. Snobdds

    Perma-Chink for deck stain?

    I have really grown to hate pressure treated wood. I have found using kiln dried wood with a good, coating of oil preservative, holds up just as well as pressure treated wood. The new PT formula doesn't really do much anymore, IMHO. I have a trailer deck that I put all 2x8 pressure treated...
  106. Snobdds

    Clearing weeds in driveway

    I've tried everything on my driveway. I just use a heavy land plane and every two weeks drag the driveway. I still get grass creep, but what do you do.
  107. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    In my opinion, the technology just isn't practical. The batteries are huge, expensive, and don't store enough energy.The use case for EVs is really inner-city commuting. That's it. We'll never replace ICE engines until the industry admits some hard truths and gets serious. The infrastructure...
  108. Snobdds

    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    Is that just the trailer? Most trucks are rated higher than that for GVWR.
  109. Snobdds

    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    It tell the enforcement cop you are not commercially hauling goods. It's not against the law for a company to haul materials for a job via trailer, nor would you need to get a CDL. If the truck and trailer are less than 26k GVWR, they shouldn't be messing with you. I would fight it and I...
  110. Snobdds

    Pulled over for a one-ton truck pulling a water pump in CT.

    Next time put a "not for hire" sticker on the truck...
  111. Snobdds

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    EVs have been the most disastrous centrally planned industrial policy in US history.
  112. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The market...
  113. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Well Tesla is going to have to carry the entire EV industry here soon... Lets see if they can manufacture demand when the market has spoken...
  114. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Non-obvious deflection...
  115. Snobdds

    My beloved Duramax needs help.

    My stuff sits for months on end, I do keep the equipment in a climate controlled shop. I think the reason why my stuff never gets algae is due to Wyoming's super dry climate. I never hear of people using biocide. I even asked the guy that delivers my fuel if they use it and got a confused...
  116. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Is it misleading that all legacy automobile makers are abanding the market? Just a year ago these same people were proclaiming the ICE dead by 2030. The 180* change in a year is pretty remarkable.
  117. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Let's not touch that bottomless rabbit hole...
  118. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Somehow you missed the purpose of the article, pure EV makers and legacy automakers are heading in opposite directions...which is a 180 from just a year ago.
  119. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    legacy automakers do not agree with this sentiment.
  120. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You mean pure EV companies aren't scaling back, while legacy automakers with ICE are? No way.
  121. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    When CNBC runs this article...the world has changed. https://www.cnbc.com/2024/03/13/ev-euphoria-is-dead-automakers-trumpet-consumer-choice-in-us.html
  122. Snobdds

    Want cream with your coffee

    You put pex on a hydraulic hose? I've now seen it all...
  123. Snobdds

    My beloved Duramax needs help.

    Also, fuel systems are expensive...it's the one thing to constanly monitor on high pressure fuel delivery systems. I will die on the hill that HEUI is the best fuel system. It's not fragile and can supply enough fuel for any lite duty truck. Common rail is nice and clean, but damn is it fragile.
  124. Snobdds

    My beloved Duramax needs help.

    You need to get a reading of what your fuel pressure is doing. Is it dropping off under load or is the regulator going bad? I'm not real sure if Dmax have a fuel pressure sensor, but they are not hard to add. You need to see in real time what your fuel is doing. That could point to a lift...
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    California Drought

    You chum the waters anytime you want.
  126. Snobdds

    California Drought

    An argument fit for a strawman...
  127. Snobdds

    Purchased a New Massey

    I like masseys. Good tractor and good choice.
  128. Snobdds

    California Drought

    I applied that logic to climate change a long time ago...
  129. Snobdds

    California Drought

    Bruce, I like you...but
  130. Snobdds

    California Drought

    You should have just posted... Trust the science. Wasn't that the rallying cry, until it wasn't. LOL.
  131. Snobdds

    California Drought

    Never trust someone that sell solutions to unsolvable problems.
  132. Snobdds

    California Drought

    I'm being somewhat deft, I know what a climate proxy's intention is, but once again...it's a tangent thing to stand in for actual data.
  133. Snobdds

    California Drought

    I have no idea what a "climate proxy" is. Is that like a Reddit subforum chart?
  134. Snobdds

    California Drought

    The best we can do to answer the burning question of past temperatures.. is generalizations.
  135. Snobdds

    California Drought

    It's still a tangent metric to populate a model.
  136. Snobdds

    California Drought

    If by "science" you mean models...then you would be correct. Always remember, there is no hard data...only assumptions.
  137. Snobdds

    California Drought

    There is no conclusive way to measure temperature prior to 1900. It's an estimate from a model. Models are nothing but assumption generators relaying upon tangent information. It's amazing people think we can tell the temperature of the earth 5000 years ago.
  138. Snobdds

    California Drought

    You make great arguments.
  139. Snobdds

    California Drought

    I never through I would find the one guy that believes the weatherman. Today is that day.
  140. Snobdds

    California Drought

    They get their talking points from the bubble they surround themselves with.
  141. Snobdds

    Student Loan Debt?

    What's the solution to this...DON'T BE AVERAGE Over educate yourself Over safe Over invest And most importantly...live below your means.
  142. Snobdds

    Student Loan Debt?

    The asset prices were low back then. Now we have super high asset prices and 3x higher financing prices from the 15 year average. It's a cocktail for disaster.
  143. Snobdds

    Student Loan Debt?

    That is a good visual of why the younger generation will never own homes. You have to make so much money today to afford a starter home. Something will give. But it will only happen when the boomers are gone and there is then a flood of houses on the market.
  144. Snobdds

    Vive la France

    The EU has been captured by globalist linked to the WEF. The WEF are not good people.
  145. Snobdds

    Determining Acceptable Value of Inherited Real Estate?

    I would put down the options on paper and hand them out. Tell them to not decide today, but to speak amongst themselves and their council. Put a two week decision deadline on the options. 1. Sell house at appraised value 2. Improve the house with an equal share in the reno cost. 3. Let it...
  146. Snobdds

    New Diesel Truck-- Buy Now, or Wait?

    There is a reason pensions went away. However I'm curious how a pension that stopped funding at 51 can keep up with inflation in '24? I'm an actuary, so I like to hear real life feedback on the old system to see if it keeps up with the times, or does a market based approach win out...
  147. Snobdds

    New Diesel Truck-- Buy Now, or Wait?

    Mercedes is backing off it's plan to sell all EV by 2030. Why, because the demand is not there. IC will be around a long time, even if Gavin wants otherwise.
  148. Snobdds

    New Diesel Truck-- Buy Now, or Wait?

    OEM's are seeing the EV demand plummet. .gov can not force a market. A showdown is coming.
  149. Snobdds

    Ignore a thread

    For some it seem to be a monumental task...
  150. Snobdds

    Ignore a thread

    @Muhammad 👮‍♀️
  151. Snobdds

    Ignore a thread

    I don't know what to tell you... Forums are designed to not limit what threads are available to view. It takes some effort, on the user end, to not click on a thread that dosen't interest you.
  152. Snobdds

    Ignore a thread

    Just don't click on the thread... Ignored thread is now unlocked.
  153. Snobdds

    Buying Advice Tier V emission standards soon for new diesel engine tractors?

    Stop bringing politics into it. :rolleyes:
  154. Snobdds

    Buying Advice Tier V emission standards soon for new diesel engine tractors?

    Tier 4 removes about 95% of the particulate matter. Tier 5 only gets another 2.5%. Just like in anything, you will never get to 100%. The last 5% is always the most costly and hardest to obtain with greatly diminishing returns. So they are going to nuke life as we know it for 2.5%. We are...
  155. Snobdds

    UTV shopping - ROXOR?

    There is no way that thing is DOT approved. I think it's sold as a "kit" car. I don't think you can even register them to get a plate. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  156. Snobdds

    Echo 2511T is an amazing saw!

    You haven't lived until you've ran a reed valve, boosted ported, American big block from the 70s. It will give you a tingle you've never felt before.
  157. Snobdds

    Echo 2511T is an amazing saw!

    If it's a true 2 stroke, then it needs some back pressure to have cross scavenging. If saw is a strato design (most saws after 2010), then it's a loop scavenging and not much back pressure is needed.
  158. Snobdds

    Echo 2511T is an amazing saw!

    I have a mcculloch SP 125 that can be heard miles away once it hooks up into a big log. Its fun to run a saw tuned to make the most power possible, instead of designing for emissions and noise reduction. I have a stihl 090 and a Husqvarna 2100 that also are pre emission designs that just...
  159. Snobdds

    Banning a member

    I have nobody on ignore. It's the internet...the whole idea is to be in the train wreck...then just respawn.
  160. Snobdds

    Echo 2511T is an amazing saw!

    My stihl comes with a 1/4 pitch chain. It's narrow and fast. It easily hangs with a ms261 in wood less than 10 inches. Infact...I bet it will cut a 10 inch log faster than a 261. In wood over 10 inches, it will loose. I use it for limbing.
  161. Snobdds

    Echo 2511T is an amazing saw!

    I have a stihl ms151. I love that little thing. It punches well above it's weight.
  162. Snobdds

    Got asked to bid a very unusual project

    You have to be a government employee with this type of mentality.
  163. Snobdds

    Got asked to bid a very unusual project

    A long reach dredging excavator is still your best option.
  164. Snobdds

    Got asked to bid a very unusual project

    That might take 10 years before the funds are raised to fund the project.
  165. Snobdds

    Got asked to bid a very unusual project

    Put in a temporary "floating barrier dam" to prevent dislodged debris from floating down river. Rent a long arm boom excavator and proceed.
  166. Snobdds

    Dog stories

    That's was rude of you.
  167. Snobdds

    Searching for a truck I may never find?

    But also correct.
  168. Snobdds

    The Resting Place.

    We had a mechanic on the ranch that smoked filter less camels, one after another. Smoking did not kill him, prostrate cancer did. He was well into his 80's when he died. Genetics dictate health.
  169. Snobdds

    Searching for a truck I may never find?

    You're not thinking this through... You and all the other people think 6.0 are trash and sell them for super cheap. Buying cheap allows you to put some money into it, make it reliable, and tailored to your needs. You then get something that is solid, capable, and purposeful. If you go GM...
  170. Snobdds

    Searching for a truck I may never find?

    Analysis paralysis... Get a ford 6.0 and actually make money plowing instead of paying for a unicorn. Cheap and incredibly durable, once a few kinks are worked out. Plus you get a real man's front end. The choice is incredibly easy...
  171. Snobdds

    bar oil test

    Plus, nobody is drinking the used oil. If it was so bad, I'm sure big brother would make oil change places a haz-mat facility.
  172. Snobdds

    bar oil test

    What he didn't test for is the chain delivering the oil to the length of the bar. Stihl chain has proprietary oil passages that deliver chain oil all the way down to the sprocket. I did not see him test the temp of the sprocket, the most important part of a bar. Plus you can tell bad bar...
  173. Snobdds

    Everyone needs chickens, pigs and dogs

    How does one remember all the laws imposed by the state, for those living in California. I have to assume the law of diminishing returns applies here. California will be an administrative state before long.
  174. Snobdds

    Just another junk chainsaw

    So what do you do with that if you don't own a 655BP?
  175. Snobdds

    Cummins fined $1.675 Billion for gaming their diesel emissions.

    The EPA is at the point where current technology has eliminated 95% of the pollutants. They are hell bent on getting that last 5%. Everyone knows the last 5% is the costliest and hardest to achieve. That is a bunch of bureaucrats with too much time looking for a problem to solve.
  176. Snobdds

    Cummins fined $1.675 Billion for gaming their diesel emissions.

    That is not how markets work. Buy the rumer and sell the news. Go look at a chart and pay attention to August 1st. That is when the stock took a hit. This came out in August. Yes, this .gov is trying everything they can in 4 years to kill diesel. The problem is, they are trying to...
  177. Snobdds

    Removing Oil stains on asphalt driveway

    Go get a weed torch and burn the oils off. When I got my garage coated with an epoxy coating, they took a torch and burned away all the oil. I know it's asphalt, but it's made using high temperatures to bind the bitumen.
  178. Snobdds

    omaha Steaks

    If you think Omaha steaks are expensive, wait until you see what Kansas City steak company charges. Or if that is not enough, go see what Snakeriver farms charges. I always love this time of year. I get a lot of corporate gifts and they always give out the best.
  179. Snobdds

    Weak trailer brakes. Sure could use some ideas here!

    Grounds. Check with a power probe your getting an actual ground at your grounds.
  180. Snobdds

    Will UAW Strike?

    Me too. Wtf is going on.
  181. Snobdds

    Will UAW Strike?

    Dumping high cost labor is a direct result of the UAW deal. Investing in more automation is a direct result of the UAW deal.
  182. Snobdds

    Will UAW Strike?

    Layoffs are not putting resources where it's more profitable. It's cost cutting. :rolleyes:
  183. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    I put maybe 3000 miles a year on mine, and very rarely drive it in the winter. I change them every year along with the oil. Never had a problem.
  184. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    Maybe ford owners just know how to prevent the problem in the first place. Kind of like not needing abortions because we know how to prevent the problem before drastic measures need to be taken. :cool:
  185. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    A superior design in every way but flowing the fuel required to meet rated HP and torque numbers. The switch to the CP3 also came with a software update to detune the truck.
  186. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    if the problem is the same, then as long you address the proper solution, the outcome will be the same. The solution for ford was to keep the better pump and revise the fuel filter to catch more water and replace at shorter intervals. Same outcome.
  187. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    go dump a cup of water in your tank with the cp3 and lets review in a month. both have the same inherent problem.
  188. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    again...it root cause is water in the fuel. It's been a thing since 2011 for all three that run the cp3/cp4.
  189. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    My understanding is the CP4 is highly sensitive to water in the fuel, where the CP3 is not as sensitive. However, they're both extremely sensitive in contrast prior methods of providing fuel to the motor.
  190. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    What made Cp4 fail on Rams and not fords or chevy?
  191. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    But but but Ram... I know.
  192. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    But one is more so...
  193. Snobdds

    Maybe a new truck Ford or Dodge?

    Ram will always be is the economical choice if on a budget.
  194. Snobdds

    RAM 4 year , 50K mile review

    Didn't you replace the CP4 to a CP3? :censored:
  195. Snobdds

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    copy and paste word salad...
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