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roadwreck last won the day on March 17 2015

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  1. So the one on my new car is on top of the engine. Haven't had to change the oil yet, but looking forward to having easy access to the oil filter. In other news, I got rid of my dependable & economical Honda Fit for a VW Golf R. I'm an idiot but the car is a riot.
  2. Been MIA for a while so just catching up on things around here. Can someone explain the benefit to this style of canister filter? My wife has a highlander and changing the oil is a pain. I haven't had the issue RG had not being able to get the filter off, but it's still a pain because it feels like you have to be super careful with it and it makes a god awful mess (the new filter comes with a "drain plug" that never goes in easily and ends up spilling oil everywhere. What was wrong with a traditional screw on/off oil filter? The replacement filters on this canister style are just the filter and a couple of O-rings, but they end up costing just as much as a regular filter. 😡
  3. Thanks all for the birthday wishes. I'm getting so old I was even late to my own birthday thread. :\
  4. These are a friend's photos of the totality. That's really what it looks like, no filters or camera tricks. The difference between 98% and 100% is indescribable. Believe me, I was a skeptic and this morning when I saw all the traffic I kind of thought since we'd get 98% here at home that it probably wouldn't be worth it to see 100%. I was so wrong. It's incredible to look up at the "sun" and look directly at it (without glasses) and to see the corona around the moon is mesmerizing. It looks like the moon is on fire. It's just crazy to see. And to see stars in the middle of the day. It's really crazy.
  5. Yea, sticking to the interstate the whole way up would have been miserable. Fortunately we were off on country roads and were moving. Driving through cow pastures and small towns is at least interesting even if it's the long way to go. We stopped just south of the GA/SC border, so we were on the southern side of the totality, and once it was over hopped quickly back on the road heading south to get ahead of the rest of the folks who were north of us and heading back to town. Only took us an hour to get back home.
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