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Jan 12
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My colleague’s friend used to have a Mini (the original version) that came with mismatching rear brake cylinders from the factory. He was quite baffled when we was trying to install a repair kits for these. Color coding would have been helpful.

Jan 10
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The first “vehicle” that I drove with a manual transmission was a Stiga lawnmower while being a summer trainee at Nokia Mobile Phones. It didn’t have an accelerator pedal and instead it had a lever in the seat post. It did have clutch and brake pedals though. The shift pattern was linear and I think it had 5 speeds

Jan 1
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The import tax for new cars is based on the CO2 emissions (following the WLTP test protocol) that will give a tax percentage using a table. 60 g/km or less will give a tax percentage of 4.3% (the lowest value in table) and 300 g/km or more will give 44.8% (the highest value in the table). Read more

Dec 27
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In my country (Finland) we have a quite heavy taxation system for imported vehicles. The taxes are based on the CO2 emissions. So a plug-in hybrid system can lessen the taxes substantially. The plug-in hybrid SUVs are currently selling quite well here.

Dec 22
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I vaguely remember a related topic +10 years ago while I was working for the local vehicle administration. I think Japanese vehicle legislation used to have a requirement that the direction indicators cannot be LEDs with quick on/off control. They had to some transition phase. I’m not sure if they still have some Read more

Dec 10
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I’m Finnish. Our language might be pretty obscure and difficult but it has one good thing related to this topic. We don’t have separate pronouns for he/she. We just have one neutral word “hän”. Read more

Dec 8
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I recommend Knipex pliers wrenches too. I own the second largest and the second smallest of them (5 sizes available). Both are with the nice ergonomic grips (see below). At work I also have the smallest size with the regular grips.

Nov 25
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It’s weird that Ferrari didn’t use any fancier components to attach those intake plenums together. I don’t doubt that they couldn’t handle their task of keeping the mildly pressurized intake hoses attached but those $1 screw hose clamps just stick out from the rest.

Nov 11
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I don’t hate the interior but that exterior design is ugly in way that I have problems finding suitable adjectives. I think the design is still well executed but it just conflict really badly with my views on good looking cars. Read more

Nov 11
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In 1986 my father was looking for a new car to replace the aging Volvo Amazon. I was 9 years old and didn’t understand much about cars. We went to check our various cars at the dealerships. I had soon found my favorite. The Lancer Wagon had the coolest taillights that I had ever seen.

Nov 3
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I’m located in Finland. Facom isn’t very well available here but luckily many European sellers are shipping to here. Filling my Facom tool cart is a quite expensive hobby.

Nov 3
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I think that one is also a torque multiplier. So you have hold the long lever while turning the input “socket” with a wrench.

Oct 23
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Michelin TRX was a high performance tire from the 70's. These were designed to be superior compared to the regular tires. Their most notable difference to the regular tires was their metric wheel sizing. So they required special sized wheels (diameters 315, 340, 365, 390 and 415 mm). Wikipedia:

Oct 21
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“U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald found that pregnancy discrimination, illegal under Title VII, “does not protect an employee whose spouse was pregnant.” Read more

Oct 20
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This virus panic has helped me to realized how much I truly hate crowds. I’m fine being with friends or meeting friends of my friends. But not with bunches of complete strangers. Read more

Oct 16
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Shouldn’t any masked hero avoid using the easily recognizable branded apparel?

Sep 23
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The Soviet Union made a quite big bunch of V4s. ZAZ Zaporozhets family was powered by such unit. These were made between 1960-1994 and 3,422,444 examples were made. Unlike the other V4 this is an air cooled engine.