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2023.06.01 14:32 egoproblems What tools should I buy to service my fleet? I’m a woman that wants to start working on my own vehicles.

Backstory: My dad was a diesel mechanic. When he passed, I expected to inherit all his tools. However, someone beat me to the punch and emptied his entire garage before I had the opportunity to fly home and claim the estate. I had to file a police report and because I didn’t know who had access to his home/shop- nothing was ever recovered.
I own multiple vehicles and want to start working on them. This is a way for me to learn my father’s trade but also keep his legacy alive.
I currently own:
2015 Ram EcoDiesel (mine) 2015 Nissan Rogue (partner’s) 1986 Buick Grand National (dad’s)
I would love to find tools that will help me service all of these. I have a set of crescent wrenches and a small set of sockets and that’s it. I would love if you would all help me build out my tool box because I feel like I’m starting from scratch.
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2023.06.01 13:36 pLus_997 My first post! Moscow + Some Random Spots

Ferrari 488 Spider Moscow
Porsche 993 Turbo Moscow
Fisker Karma Moscow
Porsche 911 997.1 GT2 Moscow
Porsche 991.1 GT3 Moscow
Alpina B6 Cabrio E63 Moscow
Alpina B3 E92 Moscow
Ferrari 599 GTB Moscow
Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo Moscow
Porsche 911 996 Turbo Cabrio Moscow
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Moscow
Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo Moscow
Lotus 7 Moscow
Morgan (?) Moscow
Volvo P1800 Moscow
Bentley Azure + Aston Martin DB9 Moscow
Maserati GranTurimo MC Stradale Moscow
Audi RS5 Coupe B9 + Lamborghini Urus Moscow
Lamborghini Huracan Evo Moscow
Alpina B7 E38 Moscow
Ferrari 458 Spider Moscow
Maserati 3200GT Moscow
Nissan GT-R R35 Moscow
Nissan GT-R R35 Moscow
Mercedes S65 AMG W221 Moscow
BMW M5 CS Moscow
Mercedes G63 AMG Edition 1 Moscow
Aston Martin DB9 Moscow
Maserati Quattroporte Moscow
Rolls Royce Wraith Moscow
Rolls Royce Ghost Moscow
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Moscow
Porsche 996 Turbo Moscow
Maserati GranCabrio Moscow
Maybach 62 Moscow
Nissan GT-R R35 Moscow
Mercedes G63 Crazy Colour Edition Moscow
Porsche 911 997.1 Turbo (w Aerokit) Moscow
Ferrari 458 Italia Moscow
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 40 Jahre Moscow
Porsche 911 964 Carrera Moscow
Audi R8 ST. Petersburg
Rolls Royce Camargue Moscow
Maybach 62 Moscow
Ferrari Portofino Moscow
Ferrari California Moscow
Porsche 911 3.0 SC Turbo Look Moscow
Maserati 3200GT Moscow
Nissan GT-R R35 Moscow
Jeep Grand Cheeroke SRT 8 Modified Moscow
Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo Moscow
Porsche Panamera Turbo 970 Makhachkala
Mercedes CLS63 C219 Makhachkala
Mercedes S63 W221 + Mercedes S63 W222 Makhachkala
Mercedes S63 AMG W222 Makhachkala
Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Makhachkala
Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo S Cabrio Moscow
BMW M3 E92 + BMW X5M E70 Moscow
Porsche 911 997.1 Turbo Moscow
9FF Vantage GTR Moscow (First 9FF on street view?)
BMW M3 E90 Moscow
Audi RS6 C7 Moscow
Hummer H1 Yekaterinburg
Rolls Royce Ghost Grozny https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3065721,45.7040795,3a,16.3y,73.38h,84.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sAhOJht_rrEy-ZfjYHwmjPQ!2e0!5s20190801T000000!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu
X2 Mercedes S63 AMG W221 Grozny
Rolls Royce Ghost Makhachkala
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2023.06.01 12:18 AFlippinPancake Finding a Hypercar in the USA, excluding California, Florida and Texas! PT.2

New York is also included in the challenge now, here are my spots:


Aston Martin V12 Vanquish!
Fisker Karma Revero!
Porsche 996 Turbo
Ferrari 458 Spider!
AC Cobra!
Ferrari California
Lamborghini Urus
Maserati GranTurismo
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder!
Mercedes AMG GT S (Phoenix)
Aston Martin DB11 (Phoenix)
Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4! (Phoenix)
Maserati GranTurismo (Phoenix)
Rolls Royce Silver Spur (Phoenix)
Porsche 930 Turbo! (Phoenix)
Porsche 991 Targa (Phoenix)
Porsche 981 Cayman GT4! (Phoenix)
Ferrari 458 Italia!
Porsche 991.2 Turbo S Cabriolet
Aston Martin DB9
beautiful Porsche 911 Targa F-Model!
Lamborghini Urus
Ferrari 458 Italia!
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster!
Alpina B7 F01
Porsche 981 Cayman GT4!
Ferrari GTC4Lusso
Porsche 997.2 GT3!
Bentley Continental GT III
Nissan GTR R35
Ferrari 488 GTB!

North Carolina:

Ferrari F430 Spider! (Charlotte)


Mercedes SLS AMG! (West Hartford)

New York:

Porsche 991.1 Turbo S (Scarsdale)
Toyota GR Supra (Port Chester)
Audi R8 (Great Neck)
Bentley Continental GTC III (Melville)
Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV (Amityville)
Porsche 992 Turbo S (Manhasset)
Bentley Brooklands!! (Roslyn)
Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible!! (Roslyn)
Porsche 964 Carrera Cabriolet (Roslyn)
Porsche 993 Carrera Cabriolet (Roslyn)
Maserati GranTurismo + Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster! (Roslyn)
Mercedes AMG GT (Roslyn)
Rolls Royce Wraith (Roslyn)
Mini JCW GP R53 (Greenvale)

Next post will include some very nice New Jersey and NYC finds!
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2023.06.01 06:00 Analypiss Respect Juggernaut! (Marvel, 616)

Respect Juggernaut

This won’t hurt me! Nothing can!
Cain Marko was the son of nuclear scientist Kurt Marko, who worked in Alamogordo, New Mexico with Brian Xavier. After Brian died in a lab accident, Kurt married Brian’s widow Sharon for her family’s money, resulting in Cain becoming the stepbrother of the Xavier’s son Charles, the eventual founder of the X-Men. Kurt proved to be an abusive father to both Cain and Charles, which combined with Cain’s jealousy over his brother’s telepathy, fostered a lasting resentment between the two of them. After Kurt died saving them from another lab accident, Charles and Cain would end up serving with the army together in Korea. During their service, Cain would stumble across a cave that had a temple dedicated to the powerful mystic being known as Cyttorak. Touching a crimson gem at the heart of the temple, Cain was transformed into Cyttorak’s avatar on Earth, an unstoppable human Juggernaut. Shortly after, the cave collapsed, with Xavier barely managing to escape. Years later Cain would dig his way out and seek revenge on Charles for the perceived slights he had inflicted upon him. In doing so, Cain would come into conflict with the X-Men, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, and many other superheroes before eventually burying the hatchet with his brother. However, despite joining the X-Men and later Thunderbolts, Cain would return to being a villain each time. Throughout his life and various goals and motivations, only one constant has remained for Cain Marko. No matter the obstacle, he will never stop.
This respect thread is abridged due to Juggernaut’s large number of appearances. A full version is available on the Juggernaut Mega Respect Thread, with links to the unabridged sections posted where appropriate.

Key and explanation of periods where Juggernaut was stronger or weaker than normal


Unabridged Force Field and Advancing Sections

Force Field


Unabridged Striking and Lifting Sections


Lifting, pushing, pulling, throwing, grip, etc.

Unabridged Durability Section

Durability w/ Force Field/Armor












Matter Manipulation



Soul/Life Force

Power Absorption/Nullification


Durability w/o Force Field/Armor












Unabridged Endurance, Speed, Skill, and Temporary Powers Sections

Endurance and Regeneration



Temporary Powers


Mystic Abilities


Captain Universe


Once upon a time, there was a man. A man who got everything he wanted. In the end it wasn’t enough. In truth, it could never be enough. No amount of power could change who he was. It could never quench his thirst for power. He was now and forever the Juggernaut. And he would never stop.
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2023.06.01 05:06 rebekahmm01 Key Trouble 2010 Nissan Rogue

My 2010 Nissan Rogue isn’t recognizing my key. It doesn’t recognize when I leave the car with my key. It will continue to beep like my key is inside. I have changed the battery in the key several times, but it still has this problem. Sometimes, it will not see that the key is there to start the car, so I have to take the manual key out to start the car. Any suggestions?
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2023.06.01 01:22 mocha_ninja Lease protection a good thing?

Just got a lease transferred to a new 2023 Nissan rogue. Got a pretty good deal and the sales team were great to deal with. I was offered the lease protection option when signing the docs. It’d was around 1600 + tax and covers $7500 worth of wear and tear. I drive a lot for work and usually carry ingredients. Plus my last car has Multiple dents and scratches (all when I’ve been parked).
Some people said wear and tear is always covered so I did. some people said it isn’t! Would love some info. thanks all :)
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2023.06.01 01:14 krandy3 2016 Rogue SL transmission problems

On about 5-6 different occasions, my 2016 Rogue SL which I bought new has suddenly refused to get out of 1st or 2nd gear. I usually notice it when I start moving from a Red light and the first thing I notice is some hesitation then the tachometer revving and no gear switch as I accelerate. When this happens, I pull over, turn off the car and then start it again and the Rogue works fine like nothing has happened. As mentioned this is a rare one off after owning this for 6.5 years.
I know Rogues have had transmission problems and Nissan extended the warranty to 7 years due to a class action suit. But this seems like it’s a computer issue/bug since it resolves right away after power is turned off/on.
Anybody else encounter this and found an explanation/fix?
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2023.05.31 18:40 FcProvisioning Small upgrade but 🤷‍♂️

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2023.05.31 17:41 HearthArena Audiopocalypse HearthArena Tierlist Update

Hello Arena players,
We are both happy to share our tier list scores for all 38 Audiopocalypse cards that will be draftable in the Arena as soon as the expansion goes live. As with previous expansions, a dedicated team evaluated the cards in great detail. It’s a joint effort and we hope that by putting so much arena experience together, we can minimize bias and the amount of misses that are common during card evaluations. As always, it's our goal to review the statistics within the first week after the set’s release. This may lead to an early hotfix if it turns out that we were wrong about the rating of one or more cards.
Because the mini-set is added to the current rotation, we were already able to update the Hearthstone Arena Tier List. If you prefer a short overview, here are some of our top picks.

Our highest rated neutral Audiopocalypse cards:

Card Rarity Score
Remixed Musician Common 90
Magatha, Bane of Music Legendary 71
Speaker Stomper Rare 71
Elite Tauren Champion Legendary 55
Grimtotem Buzzkill Epic 49

Our highest rated Audiopocalypse class / dual class cards:

Class Top 3 cards
Death Knight Cool Ghoul (89), Hollow Hound (74), Yelling Yodeler (57).
Demon Hunter Remixed Rhapsody (96), Tough Crowd (80), Rhythmdancer Risa (74).
Druid Fanboy (81), Popular Pixie (69), Blood Treant (58).
Hunter Star Power (82), Hollow Hound (65), Yelling Yodeler (57).
Mage Remixed Dispense-o-bot (92), Reverberations (90), Star Power (84).
Paladin Horn of the Windlord (108), Dance Floor (90), Cool Ghoul (90).
Priest Fanboy (81), Plagiarizarrr (77), Deafen (65).
Rogue One Hit Wonder (88), Tough Crowd (80), Plagiarizarrr (77).
Shaman Horn of the Windlord (105), Remixed Totemcarver (91), Backstage Bouncer (83).
Warlock Reverberations (87), Fiddlefire Imp (73), Blood Treant (56).
Warrior Remixed Tuning Fork (101), Backstage Bouncer (78), Jam Session (75).
Although the numbers themselves don’t explain our reasoning behind our scores do not hesitate ask us for an explanation behind a certain rating.
Please note that the HearthArena Companion is also ready for the upcoming meta.
We hope to see you at the stage!
The HearthArena Team feat. BlikNL, Boozor, MissElbo.
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2023.05.31 16:12 julybirds Looking for driver assist that shuts down care if ignore hands free warning (USA)

My husband had a medical incident behind the wheel years ago. Since then, we've owned a Nissan Rogue with ProPilot because, if you ignore the warning to keep your hands on the wheel, it brings it to a stop and turns the flashers on.
The Rogue has unfortunately been a lemon, with an issue where it just stops driving that no dealership or mechanic can figure out, so we're going to trade it in. The problem is--we can find few other small SUVs around this size that will do the shut down like I described above.
The only others we can find are the Volkswagon. Others will just slow the vehicle down, or disengage the system altogether so you're just going to crash.
Update in response to comments: Do you think no one ever drives again after having a heart attack?
Does anyone know of other makes that will do what I described? We've been trying for weeks and find that most salesmen don't even know what we're talking about so it's hard to get information.
Thank you!
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2023.05.31 14:15 throwaway10383873828 cracked touchscreen in 2017 nissan rogue sl?

cracked touchscreen in 2017 nissan rogue sl?
do I have to replace the whole radio unit or can I replace just the screen? I’m unable to use it now to connect my phone or anything. 2017 nissan rogue sl
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2023.05.31 09:58 Pige0n23 Finding a hypercar in the USA (excluding CA, FL and TX) - Part 2

Nowhere near hypercar material, but some mildly interesting spots I suppose.


1 - BMW M3 F80 [Atlanta, 2018]
2 - BMW M3 F80 + Cadillac CTS-V [Atlanta, 2016]
3 - BMW M5 F10 [Atlanta, 2015]
4 - BMW M6 F06 Gran Coupe [Atlanta, 2014]
5 - Mercedes-AMG S 63 W222 + Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe C205 [Atlanta, 2018]
6 - BMW M3 F80 [Atlanta, 2018]
7 - Ferrari California! [Atlanta, 2012]
8 - Bentley Continental GT II [Atlanta, 2023]
9 - Bentley Continental GTC I [Atlanta, 2018]
10 - Bentley Continental Flying Spur I [Altanta, 2018]
11 - BMW M3 E93 Cabriolet [Atlanta, 2023]
12 - Two tone Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600! [Atlanta, 2022]
13 - Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG W212 [Atlanta, 2018]
14 - Porsche 911 991.1 Turbo [Atlanta, 2016]


15 - Alfa Romeo Giulia QV + BMW M5 F90 Competition [Florence, 2019]
16 - BMW M5 F10 [Florence, 2013]
17 - BMW M5 E60 [Florence, 2007]

New Jersey

18 - BMW M2 F87 Coupe [Jersey City, 2018]
19 - Porsche 911 991.1 Carrera S [Jersey City, 2023]
20 - Maserati GranCabrio S [Teaneck, 2020]
21 - Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 [Sea Girt, 2022]
22 - BMW M5 F90 Competition [Tenafly, 2021]


23 - Bentley Continental GTC II + Ford Mustang Saleen S302 Convertible [Worcester, 2019]
24 - Bentley Continental GTC I [Worcester, 2016]


25 - Audi RS3 Sedan 8V [Wayzata, 2019]
26 - Porsche 911 996 Turbo S Cabriolet! [Wayzata, 2016]


27 - BMW M5 F10 [Las Vegas, 2021]
28 - BMW i8 [Las Vegas, 2021]
29 - Bentley Continental GT II [Las Vegas, 2019]
30 - BMW i8 [Las Vegas, 2015]
31 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2005 [Las Vegas, 2009]
32 - Bentley Continental GT I + Bentley Continental GT I Speed [Las Vegas, 2017]
33 - Nissan 350Z Nismo [Las Vegas, 2023]
34 - Porsche 911 992.1 Carrera S + BMW X3 M F98 Competition [Las Vegas, 2022]
35 - Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gran Sport Convertible [Las Vegas, 2022]
36 - Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG R230 [Las Vegas, 2019]
37 - Solar Beam Yellow Mercedes-AMG GT [Las Vegas, 2019]
38 - Audi R8 Type 42 V10! [Las Vegas, 2015]
39 - Bentley Continental GT I [Las Vegas, 2011]
40 - Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe [Las Vegas, 2019]
41 - BMW M6 F13 Coupe [Las Vegas, 2015]
42 - BMW M6 F06 Gran Coupe [Las Vegas, 2022]
43 - Mercedes-AMG GT [Las Vegas, 2022]
44 - Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S [Las Vegas, 2019]
45 - Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder! [Las Vegas, 2013]
46 - BMW M5 E60 [Las Vegas, 2014]
47 - Audi RS7 Sportback C8 [Las Vegas, 2022]
48 - BMW M3 F80 [Las Vegas, 2022]
49 - Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4S [Las Vegas, 2015]
50 - Bentley Flying Spur II [Las Vegas, 2021]
51 - BMW M3 F80 [Las Vegas, 2019]
52 - Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG C215 [Henderson, 2018]
53 - Rolls Royce Ghost + Bentley Continental GTC II [Las Vegas, 2022]
54 - Bricklin SV-1! [Las Vegas, 2022]
55 - Lamborghini Urus [Las Vegas, 2022]
56 - BMW M5 F90 [Las Vegas, 2019]
57 - Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Sedan W205 [Las Vegas, 2023]
58 - Mitsubishi Evolution VIII [Las Vegas, 2018]
59 - Porsche 911 997.1 Carrera S [Las Vegas, 2011]
60 - BMW i8 [Las Vegas, 2022]
61 - Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG C216 [Las Vegas, 2019]
62 - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X [Las Vegas, 2018]
63 - BMW M5 F10 [Las Vegas, 2021]
64 - Porsche 911 997.1 Turbo + Porsche 911 997.1 Carrera S [Las Vegas, 2013]
65 - Nissan 350Z Nismo [Las Vegas, 2019]
66 - Bentley Continental GTC I [Las Vegas, 2017]
67 - BMW M3 E46 Cabriolet [Las Vegas, 2019]
68 - Porsche 911 992.1 Turbo S Cabriolet Aerokit [Las Vegas, 2022]
69 - Mercedes-AMG G 63 W463 2018 [Las Vegas, 2022]
70 - Mercedes-Benz S 55 AMG W220 [Las Vegas, 2013]

North Carolina

71 - Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG W211 + Cadillac CTS-V [Cary, 2018]
72 - Maserati 4200 GT Spyder [Apex, 2016]
73 - Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate W213 [Davidson, 2021]
74 - BMW M3 E92 Coupe [Davidson, 2012]


75 - Porsche 911 G-Series Carrera [Blue Ash, 2018]
76 - Audi R8 Type 42 V10 Spyder! [Springboro, 2016]
77 - Porsche 911 997.1 Turbo [Springboro, 2011]


78 - Jensen Healey [Ashland, 2008]

Rhode Island

79 - BMW M3 E46 Cabriolet [Newport, 2019]


80 - Abandoned Acura NSX NA1! [Blacksburg, 2022]


81 - BMW M5 F10 [Newcastle, 2018]
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2023.05.31 09:32 SOO4R3R-217 My Independent Street View Challenge: Japanese Car Spotting Until A Toyota Soarer MZ20 Aerocaabin or AE86 Trueno Black Limited Is Found - Part 6

  1. Covered Caterham/Lotus 7 (Kodaira, 2018)
  1. Modified Nissan Silvia S15 (Kodaira, 2022)
  1. Nissan Skyline GTR BNR34 (Kodaira, 2019)
  1. BMW M5 E60 (Kodaira, 2015)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V (Tokyo, 2014)
  1. Covered Mazda RX7 FD3S (Kodaira, 2015)
  1. Toyota Supra A80 (Kokubunji, 2023)
  1. Modified Toyota Supra A80 (Kurashiki, 2011)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX (Kurashiki, 2019)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III (Kurashiki, 2011)
  1. Mazda RX7 FD3S (Osaka, 2022)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III (Yao, 2014)
  1. Mercedes Benz AMG GT 43 (Yao, 2020)
  1. Lexus LC500 (Yao, 2022)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX (Koto City, 2023)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX (Koto City, 2023)
  1. Nissan GTR R35 (Koto City, 2023)
  1. Bentley Continental GT Convertible (Koto City, 2023)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (Tokyo, 2023)
  1. Toyota Century G60 (Yashio, 2023)
  1. Mazda RX7 FD3S (Katsushika City, 2023)
  1. Toyota Century G60 (Katsushika City, 2022)
  1. Mercedes Benz G63 AMG (Chiba, 2023)
  1. Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 (Chiba, 2023)
  1. Toyota Century G60 (Chiba, 2023)
  1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Wagon (Narashino, 2023)
  1. Classic Fiat 124 Spider (Funabashi, 2023)
  1. Ferrari Portofino (Ichikawa, 2023)
  1. Aston Martin V8 Vantage (Tokyo, 2023)
  1. BMW X5 M (Tokyo, 2023)
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2023.05.31 02:29 dinktank Should I sell my car?

I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro T with 170k miles (excess on highway) on it in “clean” condition. I’ve owned it for over 10 years now and it’s been very reliable. Nothing but routine maintenance and the occasional alternator (or like thing) needing a replacement which I did myself.
I have a job now that provides me a company truck with all expenses covered (gas, maintenance, insurance). My SAH wife hauls the 2 kids under 2 around in a Nissan Rogue paid off.
We don’t need the Nitro anymore, so I’m asking y’all: should I sell a paid off, reliable compact SUV for $4k or hang onto it collecting dust in the garage? It seems like getting rid of a paid off vehicle for that little of cash is a dumb idea but maybe not?
Financial snapshot: We have a $230k mortgage (purchase price $320k) 2.75% interest so 1500$ in payments that is appraised at $425k currently. No debt. Had an emergency fund but it got eaten up in a remodel that went over budget. We’re currently at $2k in savings. Last two years my income was at 72k, but January I switched careers and am at $115k.
Should I sell it and start my emergency fund with it? Should I keep it around “just in case”? Should we trade in both vehicles and get a used Yukon XL or Toyota Sienna for the growing family?
EDIT: there is talks of a third kiddo in the 3-5 year timeframe, so we talk about upgrading from the Nissan to either a van (Sienna) or SUV (Yukon XL).
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2023.05.31 02:11 bloodstreamcity Transmission

by Brian Martinez
Let me start my story by telling you something about me, the most important thing, in fact: I find things, and I fix them. That’s who I am. If you don’t know that, you don’t know me.
I’m a second-generation auto mechanic, born-and-bred. I’ve been repairing cars since before Ford Pintos were blowing up, when cars were made of steel and Route 66 wasn’t just something for the cartoons. These days I’m fortunate enough to own a shop downtown between two of those chain coffee places. It’s small, sure, but it has a reputation for saving cars so far-gone no one else will even touch ‘em. So if you live in the area, and you’ve ever been stuck with the sourest of lemons, or maybe your kid drove your minivan into the pool, we just might have crossed paths, you and I.
That reputation is what led to me getting a phone call from a guy I’d never met, saying he had something that might interest me. His name was Burt and he’d apparently just purchased a piece of property that sat unowned for the better part of twenty years. I knew of the area he was talking about. It’s out in the hills, where there isn’t much to look at. Most of the land there went to weed years ago; acres and acres of old woods and burnt-down barns just waiting for nobody in particular to see the value in them. And, well, it seems Burt was that nobody in particular.
I honestly didn’t know what Burt’s purchase had to do with me, and told him just that, figuring he must have had the wrong number. But the next words out of his mouth told me he knew exactly who he was talking to.
Apparently when old Burt started walking around his new property, digging around in the dirt, so to speak, he made an interesting discovery. So interesting, in fact, that it got me to grab my keys, hop in my truck, and drive up into the hills without so much as a pause to wash my hands.
Some things, you see, don’t wait for a man to look presentable.
As I drove up into the hills to meet Burt, I started to think about my father and the drives he used to take me on. He liked to get a feel for whichever car he was working on, and those drives, they always ended with a detour into the hills. ‘Nothing tests a vehicle like elevation,’ he used to say, and I have to admit, I still agree with that statement. All those long inclines, sharp turns and fast descents- not to mention the occasional slam on the brakes- really put a car through its paces.
Dad knew a thing or two about cars, even if he knew nothing about how to raise a family.
Other than maybe a slight fear of commitment, the main thing I got from my father was a passion for restoring old cars in my spare time. It’s a hobby of mine, and I do it in the garage at my house. I’m especially a sucker for rare cars, and the rarer the better. That little hobby of mine, more so than my day business, was why I ended up driving out to the middle of nowhere with dirty hands and a head full of ideas.
The road up was just as long and winding as I remembered. I almost missed the entrance for the property, a hidden driveway marked with little more than a broken mailbox and a rotting signpost. The private road got smaller and smaller by the minute until I swore the trees were going to swallow me whole and spit the bones back out.
When I finally reached what could pass for a clearing, a guy with a face like a junkyard dog was waiting for me next to the newest, cleanest Ford pick-up I’d seen outside of a dealership. He introduced himself to me as Eddie, an associate of old Burt. I told him I’d been expecting to meet Burt himself, but Eddie explained that Burt didn’t like to meet new people, and rarely came out in the cold weather. It was a bit raw, I had to admit, so I dropped the whole thing and let Eddie get down to the business at hand.
We left our cars behind and Eddie led me into the woods, where the walking was slow-going on account of the overgrowth of vines and dead branches. I’m not one to spook easily, but the more we walked the creepier those woods got, until I was fairly sure Eddie was going to use that French Mastiff face of his to tear my throat out. But just when I was thinking about turning back and saying screw it to the whole thing, I caught sight of what we’d come for.
The very first car I saw was a white, 1974 Pontiac Trans-Am. It was missing its door and tires, and it was buried under a layer of dead vines, but the body shape was unmistakable. Under the rust I could even see what was left of the telltale Firebird emblazoned across its hood in blue.
I couldn’t believe a car like that was just sitting out in the middle of the woods, waiting for anyone to come along and find it. As I got closer, though, I saw just how bad the condition of the car was. The insides were rotted out from rain and mold, and the floor was so eaten up by rust it was ready to fall out.
Before my brain could process the loss of such a beautiful machine, I caught sight of another car. This one was a Datsun 210 with a tree growing right through the hole where its trunk used to be. Wet leaves and newspaper filled the back seat, and the dashboard was an abandoned nest that crawled with leggy insects.
Old Burt hadn’t been pulling my leg: those woods were a graveyard for abandoned cars. From what I could tell, about three acres of woods were absolutely littered with the corpses of old autos. Some were in pieces, most were covered in dead leaves and rust and all the other things that happen when anything is left outside for years and years, but they were there. The sight of so many classic cars in one place, virtually unknown to anyone, both excited and saddened me.
For close to an hour I walked around random piles of tires and glass to stare at rusted-out Range Rovers and Jeeps with their headlights hanging out like popped eyeballs. Finally, like I’d woken up from a spell, I asked Eddie what Burt expected from me. And that’s when he told me the strangest, most interesting offer he could have told me in that moment.
He said if I could make every, single one of those cars disappear in three day’s time, at no cost to old Burt, I could keep them.
The words nearly knocked me off my feet. I’d have to call in every favor to every salvage yard and tow truck operator I knew, but it was possible. Still, nearly all of the cars I’d seen were beyond repair, even for a guy like me. At most I saw some parts that could be salvaged. Maybe a few of the newer, less damaged ones could be saved. I knew a few guys in my circle who might be interested, and I figured if I played my cards right I could make a few bucks out of the deal to boot- or at least land a good trade or two. Still, there weren’t any cars that I was interested in for myself.
Until, at the edge of the property, tucked away in a spot I’d nearly overlooked, I saw it. It was as if I’d been drawn there. Like I was meant to find it.
The car was familiar-looking, yet like nothing I’d ever seen. Cross a Chevelle Malibu Classic SE with the modern retro feel of the ‘97 Plymouth Prowler, add the large rear spoiler and flared wheel arches of a ‘99 Nissan Skyline GT-R, and you still won’t come close. It looked like something one of the big three manufacturers had made and yet I’d never seen or heard of its like ever before. It had no logos, no hood ornament, no identification of any kind. I practically ran around to the back of it to look for a name, a logo, something to identify it, tripping over hidden rocks and broken glass to do it.
But there was nothing. Nothing to betray the make and mark of the strange car in front of me. I even asked Eddie if he knew what it was. He only shrugged, clearly wanting to wrap up our little outdoor meeting. I half-heartedly agreed. It was later than I’d realized. Between the dwindling sun and the discovery I’d made, I’d started to get a chill I couldn’t shake. I had a bad tooth I’d been neglecting, and even that was starting to hurt from the cold.
So I agreed to Burt’s deal. I shook Eddie’s hand on it and got out of there, giving one last glance at the strange car in the woods on the way out.
The next day, after making more phone calls than a politician on election night, a swarm of flatbeds, wheel-lifts and salvage trucks descended on those woods. For two days they scooped out every piece of metal and glass in the place, while I oversaw the operation like a choir conductor from hell. I directed trucks this way and cutting crews that way. They snipped and cut and tore out every dead tree standing in the way so the truck crews could do the rest. I even got in there myself with the old chainsaw when it was needed.
It was an exhausting two days, but I managed to keep my word to Burt and clear every abandoned car off his property with about an hour to spare. Some of the cars went to the junkyard, others to various garages I’d made arrangements with.
I was dead on my feet by the time I got home. I was ready for a shower and a bed, in what order I wasn’t sure. And yet a crackle of energy went through me when I saw what had been dropped off in my garage.
My mystery car. Without the shadows of the woods hiding it, I could see it had been painted silver before the rust took over. It had been a fast sucker once, like a bullet to a werewolf’s chest. That had been a long time ago, and yet I sensed there was still some life in the old girl. I wanted so badly to start digging around under the hood, to see what I could find out, but my legs were ready to collapse and my eyes could barely focus. Intending to wake up early and hit the garage, I stumbled off to bed.
You know that feeling you get when you realize someone’s been talking to you for the past minute, thinking you’ve been listening, and you only just figured it out?
That’s the feeling I woke up to.
I sat straight up like a vampire rising from his coffin. My bedroom was still dark, which meant it was the middle of the night. In my half-sleep I tried to make out the clock on my nightstand but couldn’t read the numbers, so I fumbled for my glasses and shoved them on. It was just past two in the morning: way too early, even for me. No way was I getting up, strange feeling or no.
I was about to take my glasses off and lay back down when I heard the reason I’d woken up.
A man was in my room, whispering in the dark. I lunged across my bed and turned on the lamp, nearly knocking it over. I didn’t have a weapon, but if I could see the intruder I could do something about it. I spun back, back to the whispering, to see who it was, to shout at them or jump on them, whatever I had to do to save my life from the psycho in my bedroom.
But the room was empty. Just me and a pounding heart.
I was so confused, I jumped out of bed and tore around the room, making sure no one was hiding, but I didn’t find anyone. I was alone.
Then I heard it again, and I knew: the whispers were coming from down the hall.
With bare feet I followed it, trying to make out what it was saying, but it was too low to understand. I grabbed a knife as I passed through the kitchen and held it in front of me with sweat beading on my face despite how cold I kept the house.
I followed the whispering to the garage. The overhead light flickered on, lighting up the strange car in my garage. In my half-sleep, half-terror I’d nearly forgotten about it. But there it was, like a bear hibernating in its cave, waiting for the end of winter. It felt alive somehow. Not dead, just asleep and dreaming.
And it was whispering.
I knew how crazy that sounded, how crazy that was, but I swallowed hard and approached the car, knife first. The blade shook in front of me. The whispering got louder the closer I got, and yet I still couldn’t understand the words it was saying. Was someone hiding inside the car? Had I inherited a homeless man when I’d had it towed to my house? If so I had to get him out of there. Get him help, sure, make sure he had a place to sleep, but he couldn’t stay in my garage, whispering through the night. No way.
With my free hand I yanked on the driver’s side door. It didn’t open. Rusted shut. I slowly walked around to the passenger side and yanked again. It opened.
The whispering was louder now, louder but not clearer, like an old television tuned between channels, like a frequency not being picked up, like a…
Like a radio.
The whispers were coming from the radio. I laughed under my breath, realizing how ridiculous I’d been. But then I remembered there was no way the radio could be working. The car wasn’t turned on. If it even had a battery under the hood, it was probably little more than a square pile of rust and battery acid.
I clutched the kitchen knife tight, and with the other hand I slowly reached out to turn the volume knob. I needed to know if the whispers were coming from the radio, and if they were, I needed to know what they were saying. My temple throbbed as the whispers grew louder and louder, louder and louder, louder and-
The moment my finger touched the knob, the whispers stopped.
I felt like I was going crazy. I looked around the inside of the car, noting the strong smell of mildew and animal with a tinge of rotten leather. Other than my own breath echoing back at me, it was silent.
No whispers. No nothing.
I went back to bed, but I barely slept.
The next day was the day I usually took off from the shop, which was a relief since I woke up almost as tired as when I’d gone to bed. As I ate my breakfast, the night before still sat fresh in my mind. But the more I went over it, the more I thought it had been a bad dream, brought on by exhaustion and an imagination run wild. I had to admit the mystery car sitting in my garage had gotten my mind racing faster than a Formula 1.
I’m the kind of guy who likes a simple explanation, something I can touch and feel and, yes, fix, so I started to think that I could have picked up some kind of rogue radio transmission from a trucker, or even a passing plane. The police scanner I owned in my younger days had certainly picked up its share of random broadcasts, and when it comes to working on junkers I’ve learned to expect the unexpected.
After I’d eaten my breakfast and downed my coffee I got right to work on the car. I wanted to clear the air of whatever had happened, and I was dying to see what that baby had going on under the hood. The mystery of who the hell had made the thing was still heavy on me.
But the enigma only deepened the more I looked. Under all that rust and dirt and oil I couldn’t find one damn mark that told me who’d made the car. I almost wanted to say it was a custom build, but the work was too precise, the system too well-planned out to be an after-market job.
I worked on it all day, so wrapped up in it I forgot to eat lunch. I ate dinner like a raccoon digging through a dumpster. Then I worked on it some more.
I was just crawling into bed when I heard it again.
The whispering.
This time I ignored it, hoping it would go away on its own. But it didn’t stop. Not until I got up, walked across my house, went into the garage, and touched the radio. Then, it stopped.
I decided right then and there not to go to the shop the next day. There was just too much work to be done.
I’d been working on the car for four days straight before I got it started up. Four days of stripping and cleaning and rebuilding. Four nights of whispering. I was even starting to hear it during the day, but low, barely audible, like a television playing somewhere in the house.
After I got the engine started, the first thing I did was pull my code reader down from my tool wall and hook it up to the dashboard input. I’d been pleasantly surprised to find an input on the car, even though I was fairly certain it had been built after '96. To my shock the screen filled up with a bunch of random trouble codes I’d never seen before, then went blank. I tried to get it powered up again but apparently the connection had completely overloaded the device.
I’d had the reader for years and it had never given me a problem. I put it down and got back to the car, deciding to stick to the old-fashioned way and get a feel for what was wrong with it. Just like dad used to do.
With my foot on the gas I revved the engine good. It sounded better than I’d expected, like a beast waking up from deep sleep. But there was also something rattling around under the hood, something loose knocking around inside the carburetor or possibly even the manifold.
I tried a few options, opening up this and that, until I narrowed it down to something completely unexpected: the transmission.
With considerable force I managed to open up the transmission, and sure enough I found something inside. Something dark and red. I pulled it out and studied it under the light. It looked like a small rock covered in old transmission fluid. How it got in there I didn’t have a clue. But I decided to clean it off and get a better look at it, in case it pointed to a bigger problem. As I walked it to the slop sink, I noticed the whispering, usually a dull static during the day, had started to grow louder. I could almost make out individual words now. But I ignored it and ran the small rock under the faucet, watching the dark red fluid swirl down the drain.
That was when I discovered something I wasn’t prepared for. The thing in my hand wasn’t a rock- it was a tooth.
A human tooth.
The whispers had grown so loud I could barely hear myself think, barely feel the disgust rising in the pit of my stomach. With the whispers practically shouting in my ear I dropped the tooth and it bounced and clattered inside the sink, coming to a rest near the edge of the drain.
The whispers grew quiet again. A dull roar tickling at the back of my skull. I stared at it, the tooth in the sink, the impossible tooth from the impossible car. I had the urge to throw it out. To get it out of my house and never see it again. But I didn’t do that. I couldn’t tell you why not.
Maybe because that meant touching it again.
Maybe something else.
Feeling like I should give the car a rest, I worked on getting my code reader working again, otherwise I’d have to run to the store and buy a new one. I changed out the batteries and gave it a good, solid whack. A few seconds later I was happy to see the screen turn on. I thought I’d have to do a factory reset to use it again but I was surprised to find it worked perfectly fine. Not only that, the trouble codes it had read off the car were still stored in its memory.
There were pages and pages of codes like I’d never seen in my life, more than I think are even in the tool’s programming. In fact I couldn’t find a single one of them anywhere in the manual. I figured they were probably just random numbers, and yet there was something strange about them, like they had a pattern to them. I dusted off my old computer and typed in the problem codes, figuring if I could get a better look at them I might be able to figure out their meaning. If not, I could at least print them out and show them to somebody who could.
After twenty minutes I’d barely made a dent in typing up all the codes. I gave up on the idea that I could copy them all. I pushed away from my computer and stood up, rubbing my eyes from the strain. Between the glare of the old screen and the noise in my ears, my head was killing me. It all felt so pointless. So inconsequential.
Just before I shut the computer down, I happened to glance one last time at the screen. And when I did, I noticed something that made my skin go cold.
The codes. The pattern. The numbers and letters and spaces between them. They were starting to form a face. A human face, with two eyes and a screaming-
I shut the computer down as fast as I could, then unplugged it to be safe. Then I marched to the garage and disconnected the radio, practically ripping it out of the car.
The whispers stopped.
The house was quiet.
But not for long.
For three days I told myself to get rid of that car, tow it out of my garage and dump it somewhere no one could find it. Maybe even drench it in gasoline and light a match. For three days I ignored the whispers and the doorbell and the phone calls from my shop asking when I was coming back. For three days I buried my head under the hood and worked and worked and worked.
On the fourth day, when the whispers from the radio had grown louder than my own thoughts, louder but still unclear, without words I could understand, I lost it. I threw my wrench at the tool wall, knocking down chisels and socket wrenches and a dozen other tools clattering to the ground. I pounded on my ears, cursing them, willing them to go deaf and stop hearing the whispers.
But they didn’t stop hearing. And the whispers didn’t stop. So I decided. I decided that if I couldn’t stop hearing them, I at least needed to know what they were saying.
I went back to the slop sink. The tooth was still there, perched near the edge of the drain. I’d prayed for it to slip down and wash away on its own but there it was, round and sharp and real as ever. So I picked it up, and the whispers grew louder. Clearer. But still not clear enough to hear. Not enough to make out what the radio was saying. To understand what it wanted from me. It was like a broken antenna, only tuning in half the frequency.
The garage was a mess. I was a mess. Rancid grease stains everywhere. A hole in my tool wall where the wrench had struck it, the ground littered with hammers and screwdrivers and …
Before I could talk myself out of it, I grabbed the pliers from the ground, shoved it onto my mouth, got a good hold of my bad tooth, and ripped it out. It was easier than I expected, but it still hurt, and it bled a lot. But I didn’t hesitate. I pushed the tooth I’d found in the transmission into its place.
The moment I did, it was as if everything came into focus. As if the radio was inside my skull. No, as if my skull was the radio, and I was the antenna. I could hear the transmission clear as day now, a man’s voice inside my head.
Whispering to me.
Telling me where to find the rest of him.
I told you all of this, not because I expect you to believe me, but because I’m about to walk out my door and do something I might not come back from. And if that’s the case, if I don’t return today or any other day from this thing I need to do, I want people to know why.
Because I find things. I find things and fix them. If you don’t know that, you don’t know me.
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2023.05.30 20:08 margmir How bad is this? And how long do I have before I need to get them fixed?

How bad is this? And how long do I have before I need to get them fixed?
Just got my car back from a recall and they gave me this after they inspected my car. It’s so much money so I long do I have to save up?
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2023.05.30 19:12 its__Jason My alternator on my 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is going bad. Are there places that sell a replacement alternator at a discounted price?

I got my alternator tested at my local Auto Zone. The employee that was running the test said my alternator is going bad. What's sucks even more is Auto zone doesn't seem to carry a replacement alternator for my Nissan. The Nissan dealership sells the alternator for about $900 but I want to shop around and see if there are any other places that sell an alternator for less.
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2023.05.30 18:41 pumaxminions $12,000 to put down

I got in a car accident a couple weeks ago, it’s a total loss. I’ll have $12,000 to put down, and I want to get a small SUV. I really like the ford escape, buick encore, nissan rogue, and subaru outback (ideally 2018 or newer for any of these).
I don’t want to spend much more than $200/month.
I think I like the ford escape the most, but I want your opinions
EDIT: thank you everyone for all the advice!! I will definitely steer away from the cars I listed except for the outback. I’m going to keep my eye out for an older RAV4, outback, CRV, or cx-5. I’m a 25 year old woman who doesn’t know THAT much about cars and this will be my second time buying a car so ANY advice is much appreciated :)
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2023.05.30 18:10 Smooth_Carpet_18 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum - Canada

2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum - Canada
Just traded my 2021 Rogue S for a 2023 Rogue Platinum and I have some question after digging up a little bit about some details.
  1. I saw on the website that the Rogue have the keyless tech on all 4 doors, I saw on reviews too, but mine doesn’t have on the back doors. They scrapped on 2023 models or it’s optional now?
  2. How much is it to get the app to control the car with the smartphone in Canada? Is it a subscription?
  3. I realize that my Platinum doesn’t have fog lights, it should be standard or they scrapped on 2023 models and it’s optional now?
  4. I saw the walk around of the 2022 Rogue Platinum on Acceler8 channel that the car has ambient LED lights in the door panel and other places, they scrapped on 2023 models? I didn’t see it on my car.
Thank you!
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2023.05.30 15:48 Definight First Time seeing a cheater. Nosing from start2finish

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2023.05.30 08:50 SOO4R3R-217 March, April, May (and few January) 2023 Spots in Hong Kong - Part 2

  1. Mclaren 720S (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Mclaren MP4-12C Spider (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Maserati Levante (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Nissan Skyline GTR BNR34 (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Mercedes Benz C43 AMG Sedan (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. BMW M5 F10 (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale (Hong Kong, 2022) (Note: It’s a non-2023 spot)
  1. Modified Audi R8 V8 (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Ferrari 458 Italia (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG S (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Audi RS5 Sportback (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Rolls Royce Ghost (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Porsche 991 GT3 RS (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Ferrari 458 Spider with a Speciale Front Bumper (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Bentley Continental GT (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Honda NSX NA1 (Hong Kong, 2022) (Non-2023 Spot)
  1. Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Jaguar XJ Coupe (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Audi RS6 Avant (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. (Proofshot) Porsche 997.2 Carrera GTS (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Lamborghini Gallado (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Jaguar E-Type Roadster (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Mercedes-Maybach S500 (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Bentley Mulsanne (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. BMW M4 F82 and Aston Martin DB9 (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Bentley Continental GT Convertible (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Maserati 3200 GT (Hong Kong, 2019) (Non-2023 spot)
  1. BMW M6 E64 (Hong Kong, 2023)
  1. Heavily-modified Mercedes Benz G63 AMG (Hong Kong, 2023)
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2023.05.30 07:50 danishnoorani1 Bought 2023 Nissan Rogue Sl. Is this normal? Headlights are a bit rough around the edge. And gap between tail lights

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