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  1. Best Truck Ford or Toyota!

    You won't go wrong with a new Revo. We've got a 2016 and I love to drive it. I often say I'd have one back home in the US too if it was available. In the US I've always had one or two Ford trucks in the garage since 1981. They've been essentially trouble free with the single exception of air bags in the suspension of an SUV. I won't have airbags again. Ford cars for my kids have been more disappointing with some chronic recurring problems like engine mounts. We'll buy a Ranger here next time just to try it. I test drove one before we bought the Revo. The 3.2 liter engine was noticeably more powerful and the larger 18 inch wheels on the WildTrak gave it a better ride. I'm pretty sure a Toyota is more reliable, but I can live with that for a Ford I really like.
  2. Recognized measurements are always made at 10 meters. Still amazingly cold for Thailand. What I’m waiting to hear is that there’s snow on Phou Bia in Laos. Supposedly hasn’t been observed since the 1920’s. Nothing reported that I can find.
  3. Jones is just as big a scumbag as the other 99 he’ll be seated with.
  4. I drew a similar conclusion once. I couldn't understand how Thai food could have been left in my toolbox. It turned out to be a dead rat. Smells just like my mother-in-law's fish sauce only you have to get pretty close to the rat before you can smell it. I told her and my wife, but they didn't laugh.
  5. In shock move, Trump fires FBI Director Comey

    Another little piece of the swamp has been drained.
  6. In shock move, Trump fires FBI Director Comey

    Cheer up. Hillary would have done the same thing.
  7. I hope he enjoys his retirement as much as I do mine. I don't suppose we'll all get to bicker with him on TV.
  8. I just hope they don't do any Thai style electric system modifications.
  9. It depends on your purpose. Do you want to incite fear or convince him it won't matter for a hundred years? Telling him it's about 0.03% of the ice on Greenland and only about 0.3 centimeters spread over the worlds oceans probably won't turn him into a global warming activist. You certainly wouldn't want to tell him that you doubt measurements like this are sufficiently precise to draw any conclusions from.
  10. Cleaning Ladies inside the bathroom

    I think I've gotten used to that, but I do occasionally revert back to US thinking and start to step back outside to let her finish. Ah, but then I remember I'm in Thailand. What I haven't gotten used to is the arrangement in one restaurant we go to from time to time where I have a choice of two urinals. At one you can smile at all the people in the restaurant and at the other you can look through the vent fan and see what the cook is up to. I've seen outdoor urinals both in Amsterdam and in Saint-Denis on the outskirts of Paris. I suppose it's better than having drunks pissing on the walls.
  11. We've lost five in the last four years. Poison suspected. One would escape every now and then and kill a chicken. Found three dead one morning a few days after a chicken incident.
  12. Hilux revo 4x4 2.8g AT

    I don't know. I've never owned a steam cleaner and reliable sources have told me not to point the pressure washer at the engine. I've seen cars that had the paint damaged by a pressure washer. Hey, but the truck still seems fine after a day of heavy use. I still love my Toyota Revo.
  13. Hilux revo 4x4 2.8g AT

    I think that's probably safer than a pressure washer.
  14. Hilux revo 4x4 2.8g AT

    Problem solved. Got it back and everything is normal again. Toyota said there was evidence of water in electrical connections in and around the fuse box. I know the root cause too. When we were trying to clean the dead mouse smell out my wife had our son-in-law wash the car and pressure wash the engine compartment. I saw him with the pressure wand just as he pulled the trigger and starting spraying it toward the engine. I stopped him immediately. He may have only sprayed it for five second (probably in the fuse box/battery area). At the time I was concerned. I looked around and couldn't see anything obvious. It started up and ran just fine for about three weeks, so I figured no harm done. Of course, I can't speak Thai so my wife handled all the discussions with Toyota. I don't think she told them about the inadvisable pressure washing. Hopefully the mouse episode has now run it's course. It's just one of those aw-shits that makes you forever uneasy about vehicle reliability. The whole thing cost us 500 baht. The whole service department seemed to have suspended all other work to take care of ours. When we picked it up today at least 10 guys came out to explain what they did. They asked her to please give them 10's when the survey people call tomorrow and she will.
  15. Turkey's done. When do we kick them out of NATO? I don't even know how that happens, but I'm ready.