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To welcome Jimbob back, a bikini review just for his eyes only..
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Thanks for the fine welcome home gift. It's good to be back, albeit I sense strange things in the air. Last night, I dreamed that everywhere I went, I'd look back over my shoulders and there were these two giant eyes following me, looking down on me, studying me. And just below the eyes was this sinister grin --- so I knew it couldn't be God. Dunno what it was. Maybe it was just my PTSD kicking in or shorting out. I'm feeling much better today, though, thank you.

However, I think I might be losing it. I was SURE I had posted a pic yesterday. But when I came here today, it was gone. Just gone. Vanished. That made me start mulling over whether or not it may have been some kind of heretofore unknown transgression. But, it wasn't political. It wasn't religious. It wasn't vulgar. It wasn't harassing. It wasn't threatening. We've all seen it before. We've all had fun in its presence. It's made in America and part of our cultural experience. So what, said I, was the reason it was snatched and removed like some great sin to mankind? I know. I'll post it again and let everyone study it. See if you can come up with a reason it would offend. I couldn't. And if you can't, maybe I have completely flipped. 👀 Alas, I digress. Here's the EVIL pic...

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Okay boys and girls, time for another trip back into time. Back when the sky was bluer, the sun was brighter, the birds sang every day and on a calm day you could hear happy whistling in the distance. Time for another fine...

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Was that a Martin Andy was playing?
Nope. A cheap copy. Japanese, most likely. Martin dreadnoughts all have pick guards under the sound hole, unless they're a classical model. That one is patterned after the D-18, but missed the mark. Judging from what I'm seeing and hearing, Andy is just going through the motions and a studio guy is doing the actual playing, From the rich tone, it could be a Martin.
 

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Was that a Martin Andy was playing?
Nope. A cheap copy. Japanese, most likely. Martin dreadnoughts all have pick guards under the sound hole, unless they're a classical model. That one is patterned after the D-18, but missed the mark. Judging from what I'm seeing and hearing, Andy is just going through the motions and a studio guy is doing the actual playing, From the rich tone, the actual guitar you're hearing could be a Martin.
 
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Nope. A cheap copy. Japanese, most likely. Martin dreadnoughts all have pick guards under the sound hole, unless they're a classical model. That one is patterned after the D-18, but missed the mark. Judging from what I'm seeing and hearing, Andy is just going through the motions and a studio guy is doing the actual playing, From the rich tone, the actual guitar you're hearing could be a Martin.
Only a guitar player would know...can say the same thing about pool scenes on TV or in Movies..
 

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JIMBOB BUY NUMBA ONE BABYSAN CAR!

Well, for the first time in a long time my ship came in and I wasn't at the airport. "Thank you for your service" is nice to hear, but being surprised by a wad of cash American money in your bank account is even better. I actually thought I'd have a snowball's chance in heck of success, but apparently Uncle Sam (and the shrink) decided otherwise. They sort of think I left about 70-percent of myself over in some rice paddy 12,000 miles away. But, so long as they keep sending those fat monthly checks, who am I to argue? No, I won't be rich, but let's just say my retirement suddenly became a tad more comfortable.

To celebrate this momentous event, Pearl and I made the pilgrimage back to Serpentini Chevrolet and scarfed up on a new Chevy Equinox LT. It has bells and whistles I hadn't even heard of, but the boys are having a blast putting their finger smudges all over that little screen in the center of its dash. Me? I'm content to just sit back and enjoy the ride. The little booger rides like a full size car, is surprisingly peppy AND to Pearl's delight, it will also haul plywood! I had checked into a late model Subaru Outback, but my research showed that the particular model I'd chosen was a class-A lemon and its 4-cylinder engine was a national joke. So, I blew cold on Subaru in a heartbeat. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet for me!

Since this car is largely the result of my Vietnam service, I decided to give it a name. I'm calling it "Babysan," which is Vietnamese for "little girl." A lot of folks won't "get it," but my Vietnam Vet buddies will laugh out loud at my new Vietnam Veteran plates. That said, here's my new ride!

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Good for you Jimbob. Enjoy it and change the oil every 3000 miles or twice a year to keep that turbo engine going strong.
 

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Good for you Jimbob. Enjoy it and change the oil every 3000 miles or twice a year to keep that turbo engine going strong.
Affirmative on the lube. Valvoline 5W-40 Full Synthetic, here we come!

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Good for you Jimbob. Enjoy it and change the oil every 3000 miles or twice a year to keep that turbo engine going strong.
And if the old turbo advice still holds true, let it idle a bit, like maybe 30 seconds, before shutting it off...prevents "coking" of the turbo bearings. Might even be in that book nobody reads, called an owner's manual. ;)

May the equinox love you long time...:D
 

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I stand corrected!

Turns out, "babysan" is NOT a Vietnamese term. They hijacked it from the Japanese! American artist Bill Hume coined the term (a combo of American slang and the honorary Japanese word "san"). It literally translates to "Miss Baby." And now we know.

More on "babysan" at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babysan
 
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Congrats on the new ride. May it serve you faithfully for many miles!
Thanks, Jerry. The car is a blast to drive. I won't be winning any trophies at the track, but it scoots along pretty darned good. Stats say it tops out at 115, but the speedo claims you can go "160." :ROFLMAO: Life expectancy of the vehicle (according to what I've read) is from between 150K to 200K. Early Equinox's were cheap junk, imho. I test drove one back then and ruined that salesman's day. "So, how did you like it?" he asked, expectantly. "I didn't like it," I replied. "Why not?" he inquired, incredulously. "Because it rides like a doggone buckboard!" I said. Chevy nipped that problem right in the bud, though.

 
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And if the old turbo advice still holds true, let it idle a bit, like maybe 30 seconds, before shutting it off...prevents "coking" of the turbo bearings. Might even be in that book nobody reads, called an owner's manual. ;)

May the equinox love you long time...:D
I just finished reading every single word in my owner's manual today and did not see so much as one word about the turbo. So..........................
 
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RODNEY NORMAN EXPLAINS
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(I must admit that I feel more and more like Rodney did in this vid, every day)...

 

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BEHOLD, THE GLORY!

Forget about what you've heard about the Edsel being a complete flop and a huge joke. Charles Phoenix will set you straight (which is an amazing thing, if you think about it) on this iconic new model, introduced by the Ford Motor Company in 1958. Far from a flop or a joke, Charles will show you why it was, and is in fact, a NATIONAL TREASURE! Enjoy!

 
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Watch this and read the comments...wish he'd turned the sound up..

Why Do You Need To Idle A Turbocharged Engine Before Turning It Off? Hot Shut Downs Explained. - YouTube

Who doesn't love Rodney?
Good information, except he failed to say how long to idle before shutting down. I googled it and here's what I got:

"Drive your car gently for the last minute or two of the drive, or let the car idle afterwards for at least 60 seconds. By letting it run. the oil will continue to circulate and cool down the turbo. One of the main reasons your turbo will die is because of oil 'coking'." --Google

I also made a suggestion to that guy to speak more clearly and not to "trail off" with that soft speak of his. I haven't got my hearing aids from the VA yet! There's a testimonial guy on one of those commercials they run on FOX that does the same thing. That guy trails off like that at the end of every single sentence he utters --- the last three words or so are so quiet I don't hear him at all! Makes me want to smash my TV screen! Or jump inside the TV, grab him by the collar and scream "Speak up, you idiot!" I gently explained the problem and very calmly proposed that the turbo video guy do the same thing.

Thanks for the info, Paul!

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I have a 2018 Equinox Premier Edition (Silver in color) with that engine and it will FLY!! Get it broke in good and “twist her tail”! Old truck driver should know how to treat a turbo too.
My 18 recommends 0-20w oil. I use 0w-20 Mobil 1 every 3000 miles and ACDELCO filter because of the warranty. Good choice In color too!!!
 
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