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Old 02-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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How not to preheat your engine...

So these offspring of Einstein try to warm the oil in the sump of their diesel to get it started, and...do you hear sirens?
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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They had charcoal and a pan to put it in at the landfill. Can't wait to see what type of BBQ they normally serve. I suppose just plugging it in was out of the question. Glad to hear no one was hurt. Interesting article to say the least.

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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Back when I was about 8-10, I watched my Dad and other men build a small fire under their old farm tractors so they were easier to hand-crank. Never did see one catch fire though. I remember Dad taking a pan of coals out of the coal stove and place under his old 34 Chevy so it would start in cold weather.
Those guys at the dump must have taken a coffee break while they waited for the engine to warm.
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Several years ago I knew a guy who was visually checking the fuel level in his semi-truck and struck a match to better see the level. He had been driving trucks most of his life. After he was released from the hospital he said he had done so before without a problem.
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Those were municipal employees. Your tax dollar hard at work.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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Almost every game at the UGA there is some fan who insists on grilling in the parking lot with the disposabe grill you can buy for a couple of bucks. Instead of pouring water or beer or whatever on the coals and dumping it in a trash can, invariably they slide the thing up under their car (glowing coals and all) to 'get it out of the way'. It is pretty hard for fire trucks to get in the crowed parking lots and put the resulting fire(s) out. I believe the most we ever had catch fire was 3 cars on a windy day. These are Bulldog fans who walked around barking at each other. You really cannot repair stupid, just avoid it as much as possible
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Stupid is as stupid does... now where is that box of chocolates....lol
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In another forum, I chat with a bunch of folks who belong to a group called MENSA, Now, I'll admit I don't belong to Mensa (do not qualify) but hey, they are real people.

I coined a term to cover folks liek the engine pre-heaters (Who by the way DID succeed in pre-heating the engine it appears.) DENSAN.

Menas is the top 2 % in the academic world

DENSA is the .... Other 2 %

A coworker coined a phrase that applies too "Too stupid to live" yup, sure describes these two.
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Some years ago I drove a log truck and many times I'd arrive at three AM at the landing where the logs were stacked ready to be loaded. While I waited the log loader operator built a fire under the diesel engine of the loader to warm it up so it would start. It was also a good time to have a cup of coffee and wait for the sun to peek up. Lots of snow and a few animals lurking about.
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