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  1. Quite often in the summer I see ratchet straps on the roadside. I'm not sure if it's operator error, exceeding the load limit on them or cheap product. Check them early and often.
  2. Not to be a downer, but I'm still going to be careful. There will still be carriers in the population and it might flare up again. I'm in the high risk age group so I'll avoid crowds for a while. But I'll feel better going to the grocery store, Home Depot, restaurants, etc.
  3. Rear wheel drive you're limited to little snow or plowed roads. Front wheel drive helps with more difficult conditions. Ground clearance is critical, especially at ramps. If you have a 4wd truck, really how much gas do you save driving the sedan? Is it worth the hassle of getting stuck on the lake in nasty weather?
  4. Cuz you don't have control over how long the starter cranks and I don't know how that's managed with the pushbutton start. You just put your foot on the brake and hit the button.
  5. I have a new 2017 Hyundai Tucson with pushbutton start. Just wondering how well this works at -20 degrees and if it fails to start, what to do? It's my wife's car and she can turn a problem into a disaster pretty quickly. Yes, It's under warranty, but I want to avoid that inconvenience if possible.
  6. Thanks to everyone who replied. Lots of good advice. I'll start with an electrician and go from there.
  7. We came home from Thanksgiving to find that the circuit breaker that the sump pump is on had tripped and the basement floor was wet. We're in the process of replacing the carpet now. We have a pretty high water table and the sump pump runs a lot. I do have a battery backup pump, but once that battery dies, game over. I've been trying to figure out why the breaker tripped. The only other things that were running on that circuit while we were gone were the charger/controller for the backup pump, the water softener (very little amp draw) and the freezer. All the lights were off. There was a storm here with heavy rain and some snow while we were gone and someone suggested lightning may have been a factor, but why that would affect only that circuit escapes me. I've had the breaker trip twice since. The first time I had all the lights on and a fan running. The second time also lights on, running the drill press and shop vac. I've done that many times before with no trouble. Now I'm watching it like a hawk and we're nervous about being gone for any length of time. Questions: 1. If the float switch stuck "on", would the pump eventually overheat and trip the breaker? 2. Would the pump draw more amps as it ages? It's a high-quality cast-iron pump, probably 12-14 years old. 3. Do circuit breakers get weaker with age? I'm also considering getting an electrician in here to run a separate circuit for just the sump pump. I don't want to go through this again.
  8. I've used RockAuto.com. for a few things and been completely satisfied. Personally, i wouldn't spend top dollar for a 1998 vehicle. It's already 18 years old and unless it's a collector car, aftermarket parts will probably outlast it. How long do you plan to keep it? http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/buick,1998,century,3.1l+v6,1313683,body,headlamp+assembly,10762
  9. Yamaha, for one, does. Although I've often wondered what exactly "mounting hole position #2" means. http://yamahaoutboards.com/sites/default/files/bulletins/bulletin_4stroke_midthrustjetport_al_alm_classic165tiller_f50tlr_2011-05-26_alm.pdf
  10. Type "splicing transducer cable" into the Google search box. Not that this will fix the OP's problem, but you can splice a transducer cable. Sounds like his failure is too close to the connector to be spliced. He might have intermittent contact between the pins and sockets in the connectors, or a failure in the cable itself.
  11. Use heat shrink tubing. It stays on forever.
  12. Thanks, Reb. Autocorrect gone mad, Hopefully everyone's aware of the AIS regulations about transporting minnows after they have been in a lake or river. The fines for violations can be far more expensive than buying fresh minnows. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/preventspread_watercraft.html "3. DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water."
  13. http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php I've used RockAuto, no problems, prices seem good.
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