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@ Jetlink « Wed 12:57:08 am »
Live from El Paso, Texas.
@ Jeff L « Wed 12:00:05 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ Jetlink « Tue 10:17:02 pm »
Live from the Phoenix pilot lounge.
@ Jetlink « Tue 10:15:38 pm »
Chip wrote:
~Z~ wrote: any of you guys playing this popular "wordle" game?
absolutely not
Capitol Nope.
@ redside20 « Tue 9:29:57 pm »
what? i cant communicate effectively on a forum? what am i missing here?
@ David Collins « Tue 9:11:05 pm »
@ Chip « Tue 9:10:31 pm »
@ Chip « Tue 9:10:29 pm »
@ Chip « Tue 9:10:28 pm »
@ ~Z~ « Tue 8:33:09 pm »
Sounds like something Stellantis would do, not Ford, since they make the Dodge Ram and all :)
@ Chip « Tue 8:07:06 pm »
Lol ford is going to still try and Ram a vaccine mandate down our throats
@ Chip « Tue 8:05:20 pm »
~Z~ wrote: any of you guys playing this popular "wordle" game?
absolutely not
@ AARR « Tue 7:27:41 pm »
has started a new topic: GTW HO Scale Gondola Decals
@ sparrow24 « Tue 7:05:54 pm »
I started last week. Usually do it while having coffee in the morning.
@ ~Z~ « Tue 6:39:41 pm »
any of you guys playing this popular "wordle" game?
@ CSXBOY « Tue 2:58:46 pm »
has started a new topic: Strike on BNSF?
@ ~Z~ « Tue 2:21:14 pm »
has started a new topic: Autonomous Pod Train - intermodal
@ AARR « Tue 1:50:47 pm »
And none of the ADBF railroads are loading containers
@ David Collins « Tue 1:50:44 pm »
@ AARR « Tue 1:50:26 pm »
Me neither, ~Z~. I don’t know if he’s saying this is a proposed service or current operation. And DCON doesn’t have a yard at Mt. Elliot.
@ ~Z~ « Tue 1:06:46 pm »
unable to translate AARR
@ David Collins « Tue 12:32:08 pm »
Is the MIGN realistic in your opinion AARR?
@ David Collins « Tue 12:28:24 pm »
@ AARR « Tue 11:24:47 am »
Someone read redside’s post and translate what he is saying
@ redside20 « Tue 11:16:09 am »
@ David Collins « Tue 11:15:52 am »
Half days all this week
@ David Collins « Tue 11:15:48 am »
Just drove home for the first time from school
@ redside20 « Tue 10:43:50 am »
has started a new topic: NS customers in Adrian MI
@ David Collins « Tue 10:01:08 am »
@ David Collins « Tue 9:57:14 am »
@ ~Z~ « Tue 9:03:39 am »
94 and 196 aren’t great this morning, but snow is supposed to be clearing out soon
@ Jetlink « Tue 7:35:05 am »
Then on to Midway for worky. Picked up an extra two day trip this week. Double time for all open trip pick ups. Was off anyway all week so why not.
@ Jetlink « Tue 7:34:44 am »
Lunch in st joe again with my college buddy. Thwb
@ Jetlink « Tue 7:34:13 am »
@ David Collins « Tue 7:04:08 am »
:lol: :lol:
@ AARR « Tue 6:49:50 am »
Double LOL
Jetlink wrote:
Trainman2223 wrote: "If It Ain’t Broke, You’re Not Trying" - Red Green
@ AARR « Tue 6:39:17 am »
Finger numbing cold this morning
@ AARR « Tue 6:39:05 am »
@ Talk « Tue 12:03:13 am »
@ Jeff L « Tue 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ Jetlink « Mon 11:28:22 pm »
Trainman2223 wrote: "If It Ain’t Broke, You’re Not Trying" - Red Green
@ Trainman2223 « Mon 9:44:58 pm »
"If It Ain’t Broke, You’re Not Trying" - Red Green
@ Chip « Mon 9:37:36 pm »
For more lessons in auto repairs learned the hard way by Chip consult this chat whenever the heck I have something to say on the matter
@ Chip « Mon 9:35:45 pm »
Also get rid of the liquid under the battery tray before the battery shorts out and your car burns to the ground
@ Chip « Mon 9:31:58 pm »
Those lubricants are why it’s critical to flush (or at the very least drain and refill) your coolant system at the manufacturer recommended interval. Not only will the coolant lose its ability to absorb and transfer heat away from the engine like it’s supposed to (you’ll notice your cabin heater doesn’t work as well as it once did too), it could lead to a much more costly repair of a new water pump and/or a new engine entirely.
@ Chip « Mon 9:27:24 pm »
~Z~ wrote: drove it for about 20 minutes, and the smoke seemed to get less intense as I was finishing up. I’ll do some exploring for a bit tomorrow and hope it’s all done steaming.
Even if it looks like it's dried/evaporated it could still smoke. There's chemicals in coolant that act as lubricant for the water pump, as well as the Ethylene Glycol which is the antifreeze component of coolant and leaves an oily residue when it dries. The latter is what’s causing the smoke.
@ David Collins « Mon 8:51:02 pm »
has started a new topic: NS Roadrailer service coming to an end?
@ ~Z~ « Mon 8:34:04 pm »
drove it for about 20 minutes, and the smoke seemed to get less intense as I was finishing up. I’ll do some exploring for a bit tomorrow and hope it’s all done steaming.
@ ~Z~ « Mon 8:32:42 pm »
Thx Chip - they did say a lot of coolant was splashing on the exhaust manifold. When i got done driving it, saw liquid around the bottom of the battery tray, so fluid went everywhere it appears.
@ David Collins « Mon 7:20:24 pm »
Got 97.2 on my segment 1 drivers Ed test
@ Chip « Mon 6:48:40 pm »
White smoke is not unusual after an event like that Z. It’s just residual coolant burning off of the exhaust manifold. It should go away after a few miles of driving once the engine comes to temperature if it hasn’t already
@ amessmann « Mon 5:11:54 pm »
has started a new topic: Brighton MI's Former Industries
@ GTW Dude « Mon 4:30:53 pm »
Problem is most of my coaches are NYC and GTW 1954 scheme and I think the geeps when delivered were equipped with steam heaters if I’m not mistaken
@ GTW Dude « Mon 4:30:20 pm »
I was thinking of buying 2 of these 3 > CN 1954 Scheme > CN 1960 Wet Noodle scheme > NYC Steam heater
@ GTW Dude « Mon 4:29:26 pm »
Should I pull the trigger on a couple Rapido Steam heater cars with sound?
@ AARR « Mon 4:08:25 pm »
Sounds good ~Z~ (pun intended :) )
@ ~Z~ « Mon 3:32:39 pm »
also walked to the car repair shop, picked up the vehicle today. they say it was just a blown radiator hose. drove around a bit, temp staying where it should. Had a little white smoke come out when i parked it...think it’s just leftover fluid that basically went everywhere in the engine bay. gonna try driving it around a good amount tomorrow and Wed and make sure it’s not still having issues.
@ ~Z~ « Mon 3:31:00 pm »
have some nice settings on them that seem like they’ll help in noisy areas to be able to hear the person in front of me speaking.
@ ~Z~ « Mon 3:30:32 pm »
picked up my new hearing aids today. they thought we can do without ear molds, but based on the audio feedback I can hear, I think I’ll get a set of molds done. had to on my current pair, so assumed I’d need to on this set as well.
@ Jetlink « Mon 2:07:00 pm »
I like teaching. Twas rewarding.

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