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Offline dazzleman

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Re: My New Car
« Reply #540 on: August 24, 2019, 03:07:28 am »
I would top the car out just to get called into the safety office and find out how fast I went. :devil:

 :lol: Troublemaker.

That reminds me of when they put warning signs along the road telling you how fast you are going.  I usually speed up for them because I want to see the speed shoot up and start blinking.
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« Reply #541 on: August 24, 2019, 07:41:50 am »
:lol: Troublemaker.

That reminds me of when they put warning signs along the road telling you how fast you are going.  I usually speed up for them because I want to see the speed shoot up and start blinking.

I pass one on the way to work every day, but despite my best efforts, it never reads higher than 70. It's like they think nobody would dare go faster than that. :nutty:
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« Reply #542 on: August 24, 2019, 10:12:18 am »
Is there a governor,  or does the car just monitor what you do and report back?

Just because it's a car with city logo and department badging on it and I don't want to get in trouble for people complaining that I was speeding on something.  There's nothing as far as I know to actually monitor that stuff.

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« Reply #543 on: August 24, 2019, 10:37:04 am »
Just because it's a car with city logo and department badging on it and I don't want to get in trouble for people complaining that I was speeding on something.  There's nothing as far as I know to actually monitor that stuff.
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« Reply #544 on: August 24, 2019, 10:42:19 am »
Is there a sticker on the back that says something to the effect...



I want to get one that says, "HOW'S MY DRIVING?  TEXT 'DRIVING REPORT FOR UNIT #29A.7710.337-Vjj' TO 1-900-429-5683
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Re: My New Car
« Reply #545 on: August 26, 2019, 08:58:11 am »
Why is that?

Manage through fear!

No, I really don't drive any faster with them.
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« Reply #546 on: May 19, 2020, 08:59:46 am »
Bump...

Hit the first issue with my Golf this morning. Got in this morning to drive to work, everything came on like normal when I unlocked the car and got in, then when I hit the start button everything died at once. Anyway since I was trying to go to work I just got in to my Z3 and went to work for now.

Car is out of warranty so I am not planning on taking it to the dealer. At lunch I am going to head home and see if I can jump the car (I have one of the portable car jump battery things). I am assuming I will have to get the car towed, but I would at least like to get it in to neutral (electronic parking brake) and/or outside my garage.

I am curious to see if it is a dead battery, bad alternator, or something worse. Car is almost 4 years old so I am hoping to keep it a couple more years before trading it in.

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« Reply #547 on: May 19, 2020, 09:14:27 am »
That doesn't sound good.  Hopefully, it's just the battery.
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« Reply #548 on: May 19, 2020, 12:26:52 pm »
Bump...

Hit the first issue with my Golf this morning. Got in this morning to drive to work, everything came on like normal when I unlocked the car and got in, then when I hit the start button everything died at once. Anyway since I was trying to go to work I just got in to my Z3 and went to work for now.

Car is out of warranty so I am not planning on taking it to the dealer. At lunch I am going to head home and see if I can jump the car (I have one of the portable car jump battery things). I am assuming I will have to get the car towed, but I would at least like to get it in to neutral (electronic parking brake) and/or outside my garage.

I am curious to see if it is a dead battery, bad alternator, or something worse. Car is almost 4 years old so I am hoping to keep it a couple more years before trading it in.

If it's the original battery then it's probably due to be replaced. That's my bet.

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Re: My New Car
« Reply #549 on: May 19, 2020, 12:32:24 pm »
If it's the original battery then it's probably due to be replaced. That's my bet.

Possibly.  My Mustang gives a low battery warning on the dash if you try to start it and there's not enough juice.
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« Reply #550 on: May 19, 2020, 12:33:37 pm »
It sounds like a flat battery to me. The current draw from the starter sucks away all the juice when you activate it.
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« Reply #551 on: May 19, 2020, 12:37:58 pm »
We had a battery scare a few weeks ago with old minivan- it had sat for 3-4+ weeks but after jumping it discovered an overhead light was left on. It seems to be ok now.
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Re: My New Car
« Reply #552 on: May 19, 2020, 01:47:10 pm »
Modern cars get really weird when the voltage goes below about 9 volts. Module communication faults, shit goes nuts.
Not like the old cars.

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« Reply #553 on: May 19, 2020, 02:03:10 pm »
If it's the original battery then it's probably due to be replaced. That's my bet.

You win the bet.  :lol:

yeah it was a bad/dead battery. When I went home at lunch I was able to jump start the car no problem and it would run fine, but the battery wasn't holding any charge (when I turned the car off it would do the same thing again...everything went dead as soon as I hit the start button).

I jumped it again and drove it to the shop my dad used to work at (dad's friend is the owner). They checked it and, if I understood correctly, while the car was running everything was charging up right, but as soon as the car was turned off the battery would be dead. Anyway they put in a new battery and it has been fine since.

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« Reply #554 on: May 19, 2020, 02:08:12 pm »
PS. Mileage hit 19,650 on the drive back from the shop will probably hit 20,000 some time next month, but probably won't get to 21,000 before I hit four years (mid-August).