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Mechanic for 01 Buick that won't rip a woman (me) off

2023.06.07 04:14 arkrunningbear85 Mechanic for 01 Buick that won't rip a woman (me) off

Hello Charlotte, I am in desperate need of a mechanic to look at my '01 Buick Century Custom. I was originally going to take it to Firestone but I've seen bad remarks about them here on Reddit (plus they are slam packed busy) I need a mechanic that 1.) Won't rip me off because I'm a woman and 2.) Can diagnose and fix my car the same day. I don't have the luxury of drop off and pick up days later.
It is an '01 Buick Century Custom. 92,000 miles Bought it a few weeks ago, it's ran great but is starting to have issues. It had sat for a long time, barely moved, before I bought it. Issues are, -Car sometimes won't start or bogs on the start, unless I press the accelerator. (Spark plugs or fuel filter maybe?) - Slow acceleration. She'll get there but I have to put the accelerator to the floor if I want to pass somebody on the 485 for example. - Front brakes are starting to make noise (rubbing sound, not a grind or squeal) -Possible failing relay or fuse. Sometimes the turn signals won't work, but if I put the hazards on for a second and then try, they'll work. One day, while trying to use turn signals, I heard a rapid clicking under the steering wheel where the relay is.
Other than that, she's a beautiful car and I love her.
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2023.06.07 04:06 mike758 Is there a way to get my air cooled motorcycle to stop shutting off at lower RPMs after a little while?

I have a 1980 Yamaha XT250, the thing runs great. Only issue I’m having is I’m trying to practice figure 8s for my motorcycle license and after about 5 minutes the bike starts shutting off a lot. I usually have to let it sit a few minutes before it starts back up so I think it’s overheating. The spark plug looks a little lean so I richened up the fuel mixture a bit which might have helped a little bit. I’m not sure if there’s anything I can do to prevent this, maybe I should keep going more rich?
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2023.06.07 03:53 lrp8228 Re-occurring check engine light

My car is a 2008 Toyota Camry, with 200k+ miles on it. For the past month the check engine light will come on, I take it to the mechanic, the issue seems resolved, but then the light comes back on within a day or two. It seems to be an issue with the evap system (that's the code anyway); they have replaced every component of the evap system trying to resolve this issue, but with no luck.
Most recently, the light not only came on, but started flashing. They replaced some spark plugs and other components.
As I write this it is back in the shop, waiting for them to determine what to repair next, but they are getting as puzzled as I am.
Anyone have any thoughts about what could be wrong? Thanks,
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2023.06.07 03:53 azulapache11 How do I go about making a purchase from The Samba? I do not see a ‘Add to cart’ or ‘purchase’ button anywhere. I’m new to the Samba

How do I go about making a purchase from The Samba? I do not see a ‘Add to cart’ or ‘purchase’ button anywhere. I’m new to the Samba submitted by azulapache11 to beetle [link] [comments]


2023.06.07 03:40 AwesomeTreehouse Trying to Figure Out a Timing/Starting Issue - 92' 240, B230

Trying to Figure Out a Timing/Starting Issue - 92' 240, B230
I recently replaced my front engine seals and timing belt and, after putting everything back together, my car was starting right up and idling nicely but there was some brief hesitation when opening the throttle a little. That isn't something it used to do so I worried that the timing was maybe off by a tooth or so.
I decided to go back in to check the timing and replace the old rusty harmonic balancer while I was at it. I also replaced the spark plugs wires with nice Bougicord ones. Now, with everything lined up as it should be, the car will crank but won't start.
Here's what I've tried:
  • Triple verified that the position markers all line up after rotating the crankshaft two full rotations.
  • Tried advancing the intermediate shaft forwards and back 1-2 teeth to see if that had any effect.
  • Put the old spark plug wires back and checked the new ones for continuity.
  • Cleaned the distributor cap and rotor (which are both only 2 years old) with contact cleaner.
  • Tried setting the harmonic balancer to 10 degrees instead of 0. I did this because the old one lined up to the 10 degree mark with the engine at top dead center. I assumed the old one had shifted over time as they're known to do. This made no difference though.
I'm really not sure what the issue could be and what else to try. I thought that lining the camshaft, intermediate shaft, and crankshaft up with their respective marks should be all I need to worry about as far as timing. Especially since a 92' has ignition timing adjusted by the ECU.
Any ideas?
Harmonic balancer at the 0 degree position.
Crankshaft with the harmonic balancer removed. Note the keyway and notch lining up to the mark on the engine.
Camshaft at top dead center.
Intermediate shaft lined up with the mark on the rear cover.
Distributor pointing towards #1.
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2023.06.07 02:48 NightStripe Moped won’t start, battery good

Hello, I’m new to this subreddit but a friend recommended it to me. I have a 2015 Wolfe Islander that won’t make a noise or have try to turn over. I’m at a loss of what to do and I’ve gone through my usual fixes.
Some background: this is a hand-me-down moped going between graduate students when they first arrive until they get a car. I got a car now so I wanted to continue the tradition of then passing it to another student or onto someone else since I won’t need it anymore.
About a month ago, someone hit the moped while it was parked in my apartment community and just set it back up. I didn’t notice the damage until I took the cover off and I had to fix it before even trying to put it back on the road. Previous to that it sat for three weeks because I was out of town helping other students with their projects. But I had just replaced the drive belt due to the previous one snapping during the last ride. It worked well after that repair.
So I figured while I worked on it, I’d charge the battery. I fixed the lights that got busted, I replaced the break fuel side handle, got new break fluid, and I unfortunately can’t do anything about the damage to the paint or the plastic body. I went to try to start it today so I could spend the summer riding it and making sure it was in good condition before passing it on, but it won’t start. The battery is fine, all the lights work, but it won’t even try to start. I’ve had a cold engine before especially when I got the moped during COVID and didn’t go out that often, but it at least tried to turn over. I don’t know enough to find out if it’s a spark plug issue, a fuel line issue, or what else it could be. I’ve tried to look online but I get led to posts about other brands of mopeds or even motorcycles which didn’t help. I am Hoping somewhere here might be able to lead me in the right direction. I’m still looking through YouTube to hopefully find a tutorial.
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2023.06.07 02:35 SignificanceNo79 can i use the engine on the left to replace the one on the right for my 2000 mustang gt, even if the spark plugs and coil packs are different ?

can i use the engine on the left to replace the one on the right for my 2000 mustang gt, even if the spark plugs and coil packs are different ? submitted by SignificanceNo79 to MechanicAdvice [link] [comments]


2023.06.07 02:18 Long-Eye6728 For Olivia 💕💖💕

For Olivia 💞💖💞
[https://youtu.be/lT0Hbzh8J_U]
Hi! It’s Elizabeth Holden/Violettas. Okay so this is a long one (and I had to post from a different Reddit username) , but since Olivia has had to deal with so much shit lately, I’d just like to support our girlie and say this…
So in 2012 I was sexually assaulted at college twice, and then in 2013 twice again. The first one was a random guy at a frat party who groped and “”humped”” me for 20 seconds in the middle of a full room of people, and since I use a wheelchair I was an easy target, and everyone just stared and laughed at me. The second, third, and fourth time were by the same guy in a devastating-for-me, fucked up, fake thing he called “”friendship””. Let me add I was also going to BYU, and he told me I was bad for him and not churchy enough to ACTUALLY date, and because of that, me just existing in front of him was making him do bad things, and if I wanted to be a “good friend” I could never speak to him again. I had a horrible sense of self worth, and because of my disability I felt like no one would ever want or love me, so I just accepted what he was doing as the best thing I would ever get.
Around this time, I started writing music and performing in the local music venues. I finally found an outlet and community, but there was one problem: BYU guy was also in the music scene. He would intimidate me to not go to venues, even when he wasn’t playing, he would try to become friends with my new friends, he was ruining the one thing I had. I told the local music venues what he did and they were like, “well he’s in a popular band here so idk what we can do, sorry :/“.
I was so angry that at the last spring semester I was there for, the last one I could actually tolerate (he was still going there), in my art history class i wrote a song about being assaulted. The gist of it is that when there’s a sparkle in someone’s eye, it usually is alluring, and always a positive thing. But the one in mine will blow you to pieces, when i open my mouth I’m gonna take you out. I never ended up recording it (which means it’s copyright claim free baby! Play it all you want!!) but all these years later (I wrote it in 2014) I still think it was one of my best, most meaningful and poignant songs I ever wrote. Eventually in 2015 I founded a music collective for women and non binary musicians to make a safe space for ourselves, and THEN we blew his ass up (and then shit got so fucked up and he got a lawyer who said he would sue us for libel and then all my friends hated me because they had no money to be sued for, and then i was suicidal etc etc. rash time, but everyone knew about what he did in the end so…..good?)
Olivia has been dealing with so much shit lately with all these manosphere guys targeting her specifically, as well as other women like Olivia and me who have been sexually assaulted. Especially lately, she has been the main voice of reason why these freaks that keep popping up more and more shouldn’t be interviewed/given airtime/debated and no such idea should be entertained. The shit we all have to endure makes me SO fucking angry. I wanted to do some little thing to help, so I dug through the internet to find some scrap of this song still existing somewhere. Someone recorded me the only time I ever sang this song, in the same venue where he hung out and played shows at too.
Olivia, we all love you to death, and I’m SO glad you’re on the podcast, fighting tooth and nail for us sometimes. You’re a ray of sunshine, a constant support system, and you are so courageous, dazzling, smart, and kind. Thank you for representing for all the girlies and SA survivors in the family, saying what they need to hear, and what we need to hear. We love you bestie❣️💞💖💜💖💞❣️💕💓 🖐🏻✊🏻🖐🏻✊🏻🖐🏻
Elizabeth 💜
So they didn’t start recording until a few seconds into the song, so here are the full lyrics:
I wanna scream, I wanna scream Cut through the wall, back through to me Cause on the other side, you’re gonna listen You’re gonna see who you’ve been kissing
The spark in my eye will blow you to pieces The spark in my eye will Blow you to pieces
Do you remember that night? Cause I remember that night You smothered me, put me out of sight Covered my face, muffled my screams But you didn’t realize you lit a fuse in me
And I’ve been seeing you all around But one of these days I’m gonna knock you to the ground
The spark in my eye will blow you to pieces The spark in my eye will Blow you to pieces When I open my mouth I’m gonna take you out When I open my mouth i’m gonna take you out
You want a Mrs who’s gonna be submissive With praises and poetry rolling off of her tongue To lobotomize, sodomize, infantilize Remove her need for lungs
The spark in my eye will blow you to pieces The spark in my eye will Blow you to pieces When I open my mouth I’m gonna take you out
The spark in my eye will blow you to pieces The spark in my eye will Blow you to pieces When I open my mouth I’m gonna take you out When I open my mouth i’m gonna take you out 💜
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2023.06.07 01:55 Friendly-Ambitious Let’s get back to giving value to this group- Here are 3 businesses making a killing in different industries

I have been obsessed with finding unique businesses making money with simple things.
I thought why don’t I post here without asking for anything in return.
Yes I can plug my newsletter and Twitter but not before 15 days of pure value.
Here are my day 1 findings:
1/ A World Clock Site Making $4.9M a Year
Timeanddate. com has a lot of features such as:
▶️ Current time and time zones,
▶️DayLight saving time worldwide,
▶️ Countdowns, timers, time converters,
▶️Calendars & holidays worldwide,
▶️ APIs.
——
Turns out that selling watches is not the only way to make millions telling people the time.
2/ JiggyPuzzles - Making $4M a year selling Puzzles
Jiffy Puzzle existed.
But the founder, Kaylin Marcotte made it sexy again.
Company famous to have gone to shark tank
Got a few shark on board to invest.
Now they added:
▶️ Subscription service
▶️ Partnerships with various retailers
——
The brand is super popular amongst parents who are searching for innovative and stimulating toys for their children.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel but just make it look better.
3/ FastGrowing Trees ~ Making $20M shipping trees online
This company is banking with their online trees and plant shop.
You can order all kinds of trees from fruit trees to palm trees, they have it all.
They get a crazy amount of traffic on the site, estimated 5.9M monthly visits.
Who would have thought that one day we would be buying trees online?
—— This could either spark the right idea in your brain or just good to know that these businesses exists
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2023.06.07 01:54 MTLItalian 2018 2.4 TLX slow weak start

2.4 TLX with 50000 KM or 31000 miles had a weak start this evening like it was slow, the car started normally this morning. The battery was changed a year and a half ago at the dealer and the car has no lights on the dash when starting or after. This has happened 2 or 3 times in the last few months but went away for a while. I don’t think it could be the starter or spark plugs due to the car being lower mileage and the battery is less than 2 years old. Any idea what or can be?
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2023.06.07 01:02 Sticky_V My 2000 Nissan pulsar running rough (again) is there anything I can try myself before I return to the mechanic?

My 2000 Nissan pulsar running rough (again) is there anything I can try myself before I return to the mechanic?
I had my 2000 Nissan pulsar CJ-I "fixed" last week as it suddenly started running really rough at idle.
She's old but this is the first real problem she's had.
They replaced 4 spark plugs, new air filter, sprayed carb cleaner to remove build up, Replaced cracked distributer cap And it was working and sounding great for 4 days.
Now it's back juttering anytime I'm not accelerating ( the same as before I took it in)
Google telling me I need to do a carb/trottle clean? Again?
Or is there anything else I should try before taking back in?
TIA
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2023.06.07 01:00 blackmambasniper Dealer wants for $1600 for Control arm...

Long story short, I have a 2013 Nissan Altima and the control arm is starting to go bad.
Whenever I break suddenly you can here like a noise creaking.
I went to my Nissan dealer they said 1.6k for both front control arms.
Does anyone know where I can find a control arm Driver and Passenger for cheap? The labor is something I can find on my own.
I don't need it to last me forever I just need it until October because that's when I will most likely sell the car.
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2023.06.07 00:29 MarsupialNorth7860 17 Sonata Hybrid with Cylinder Misfire (spark plug ?)

Skip to bottom for the short and sweet version.
My car is under 100K miles and under warranty. I even got a class action paper sent to me about the engine issues. This all comes to me as I'm getting a cylinder misfire code.
Husband previously changed the spark plugs with what the dealership called cheap, copper spark plugs. I asked what dealership-approved spark plugs need to go in, and they gave me a list.
My question is: Is there a big enough difference between the cheap spark plugs and the $30 specialty spark plugs that would stop the engine misfire issue (if it is indeed a spark plug issue)? Or is this simply going down the line and fixing things unnecessarily to rule things out? Is a spark plug not just a spark plug?
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2023.06.07 00:17 PaxDragoon Assistant Coaching Candidate: John Hynes

John Hynes, a nice Rhode Island boy, was a college teammate of the likes of Chris Drury, Shawn Bates, Jay Pandolfo, and Mike Grier at Boston University back in the day. It must be rough, having two former teammates be NHL GMs.
But we're not talking about the Rangers and the Sharks. We're talking about the Minnesota Wild. So John Hynes, what do you have for us?
Hynes was the head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2010 through 2015. Bill Guerin was a director of player personnel for the Penguins organization during that time, and GM of the Baby Pens starting in 2014, so that's where the personal connection between the two is from. During his tenure, Hynes made the playoffs each of the five seasons, and did not once lose in the first round. Made the third round in 2012-13 and 2013-14. Over those seasons, Hynes had a hand in developing guys like Conor Sheary (1 season), Bryan Rust (1 season), Matt Murray (2 seasons), Brian Dumoulin (3 seasons), and Robert Bortuzzo (3 seasons). For all his AHL success, that's not terribly impressive.
Hynes was hired to take over the New Jersey Devils, starting with the 2015-16 season. The 2014-15 Devils were 25th in points, 28th in goals for, 14th in goals against (net difference of -33), had the 8th ranked power play, and 21st ranked penalty kill. Year One of Hynes in the NHL saw the Devils move to 20th, 30th, 8th (net difference of -20), 9th, and 8th. The big takeaways is the team defense tightened up. Frequently, good team defense comes at a cost of offense, so the improvements were marginal. Not to mention he took over a team fresh off of losing Zach Parise to free agency, Ilya Kovalchuk to the KHL, and Patrik Elias to Father Time.
Over the course of his entire time with the Devils (2015-2019; I did not include his partial 2019-20 season), they had the 27th ranked offense, 21st ranked defense, 17th ranked power play, and 4th ranked penalty kill.
They made the playoffs once, during Taylor Hall's MVP season, and lost in the first round. Players like Nico Hischier, Jesper Bratt, Damon Severson, and Pavel Zacha all had their formative seasons under him.
His time in Nashville fared much better. He inherited a solid defense corps with the likes of Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and Mattias Ekholm; solid goaltending already from Juuse Saros; and the All-Star collection of overpaid pivots with Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen, and Kyle Turris down the middle. For the most part, the team did well, losing in the qualifying round during the 2020 bubble playoffs and making, though losing in the first round, the following two seasons. A furious finish that went down to the wire with largely an AHL roster was impressive, but it was too little, too late, and new GM Barry Trotz wanted his own guy, so John Hynes is available.
His Predators ranked 15th in points during his three full seasons, 22nd in scoring, 15th in defense (a net of -4), 18th in power play, and 15th in the penalty kill. Those are very Minnesota Wild rankings. It sounds like Hynes has a system, and will plug players into said system. He doesn't see what he has and construct around that. He takes what's he's given, and pounds them into the roles that are set in his system. Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, and Matt Duchene all had career years under him, and none of them could replicate it the following season. That's troubling.
Also: Eeli Tolvanen. The former first round pick was waived because Hynes wouldn't use him. In his last 88 games with the Preds, he had 13 goals and 27 points. In 48 games after the Kraken claimed him, he had 16 goals and 27 points. You've got to be able to put your players in positions to succeed.
Hynes has a reputation for being very well-prepared, able to sell players on what he's doing, and an absolute hatred of He-Man.
As an assistant? It feels more like Guerin would be doing him a solid by keeping him employed than actually improving the staff. AND if Evason would be fired, I'd hate for the Wild to go "next man up" with John Hynes, of all people.
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2023.06.07 00:16 Blown_motor Car needs to be jumped every couple of days but alternator and battery are new.

Car: Nissan Altima (4cyl) 2006 Mi: 230,626
Problem: Car will get jumped then dies a couple days later
Voltages while engine idle •Battery: 12.6 •Alternator: 12.6
Voltage with all accessories on and @ 2k rpm •Battery: 12.6 •Alternator: 12.6
Both checked with a multimeter
•Checked ground for Alternator and its good same for Battery ground •Checked fuses there also good •Dropped Battery off at shop to see if it could hold a charge and they said it was holding it
And not sure if this info is of any use but i also tried using an obd2 scanner to check Alternator and battery. The Alternator failed the test and as for the battery the scanner said it was unable to complete the test for it (never had it tell me that before).
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2023.06.07 00:09 Ev0333338 Noob question

Noob question
New spark plugs for a 07 gixxer 750. Ik it takes cr9 spark plugs however there is a option for cr9ehix9, creia-9 and cre9eix. What’s the difference there all CR9 plugs
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2023.06.07 00:01 Repulsive_Patient389 Piston Crushed Spark Plug

I was out trail riding, quad randomly cut off and wouldn't start again. I wasn't riding it any harder than I normally would. When I tried to restart it, the quad sounded as if it lost all compression, wasn't even trying. Loaded up, got it home, pulled the spark plug to do a compression test and the bottom of the spark plug is crushed and theres an imprint of the plug on top of the piston you can clearly see looking down the spark plug hole. Pretty sure there's pieces of the plug down in there also because there's scratches on top of the piston as well.
I can't really tear into the quad much more until this weekend, I know I'll probably at least need a new piston and rings now, possibly machine work. But I'm looking to get some ideas on where else I should be looking for issues in this situation. What could've caused this to happen? Quad is a 2002 Kawasaki Mojave 250.
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2023.06.07 00:00 DONT_READ_THIS_OKAY WHO BEGAN THE CARNAGE IN UKRAINE?

WHO BEGAN THE CARNAGE IN UKRAINE?

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You may say this is an easy question to answer, that clearly Russia began it with its invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022. However, if so please hold that thought while we examine two historical and undisputed events.
The first is the carnage which took place on Kiev's Maidan Square through the winter period of 2013-14. This period was marked by extreme savagery and although it is very likely that the more psychopathic members of Ukraine's 'Berkut' special security force began it with unnecessary violence against the protesters of that time it soon developed into an all-out war where the preponderance of the violence was carried out by an influx of particularly violent extremists. At that point onward until the fall of both president and government anything that could be used as a weapon was, including the burning down of buildings, toxic sprays, heavy chains, clubs of all descriptions modified for maximum effect, Molotov Cocktails, hunting rifles and handguns.
While all this was going on various officials of the United States were on hand to lend support.
Ultimately, in a final outbreak of unconscionable violence a group from another nation (Georgia) arrived to effect a false flag event, shooting down scores of protesters. This was the most grievous first instance of the kind of violence which led us to where we are now in Ukraine.
The second outbreak followed soon after when the people of eastern Ukraine in the region known as the Donbass took matters into their own hands on seeing what had transpired in Kiev and began surrounding and taking over as many administration offices and functions as they could. You must understand that Ukraine is a nation divided in so many ways and in ethnic terms virtually divided in half, with one side speaking Ukrainian and looking west and the other speaking Russian and looking east. You may say the uprising in the Donbass was illegal. Those who did it would point to the recent insurrection which brought down the president and government ask you if what happened THERE was legal? (The president and government who had been overthrown by a West-approved and supported insurrection/coup/example of people power - however you wish to name it, were both democratically elected.) At any rate, no one died during the takeover of all administrative functions in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of the Donbass. A great many died in Kiev. Both among the ranks of protestors and among the police (17 officers died trying to maintain control).
So where does the violence which descended into carnage emerge from in this case? On Kiev’s Maidan Square we saw the arrival of violent militias who took over from the earlier, relatively peaceful protesters. After bringing down the president and government they turned their attention to the east, to the Russian-speaking Donbass region.
It was a week or two after the bringing down of the president and government that the response came from Kiev to the appeals of those who had taken over in Donetsk and Lugansk looking for the autonomy to run their own affairs. (The main areas of concern for them was to preserve their language (Russian), maintain their long-held affiliations and good relations with Russia (inter-marriage being very common among them) and to preserve also their entire culture which also included honouring the memory of the Soviet Red Army liberating the country from the Nazis.
The extremist minority in western Ukraine, many of whom were and still are within the Ukrainian military held an opposing view, that Hitler and the Nazis had been beneficial to the Ukrainian nationalist cause. This prompted an extremely violent urge among many of them who considered their fellow Ukrainians in the east to be Russians, traitors to Ukraine and they gave them the pejorative, generalised name, 'Moskals'.
So, where did the violence emerge from? The next major event in this saga saw Kiev send a large military force, perhaps with the initial purpose to merely intimidate the leaders of the autonomy movement in the Donbass. However, with an incident or two of violence at the checkpoints they set up these sparks led to the fire of general violence which led to the mass shelling of the urban areas of Donetsk and Lugansk. The worst of this shelling took place in 2014 and 2015 when random mortar shells landed indiscriminately among the civilian population. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 civilians, innocent men, women and children died up to 2022, the majority of whom died in the first years of the conflict. Gradually, what was termed a self-defence force was formed, some of whom travelled from Russia and elsewhere round the world. They began to deter the extremes of random shelling of the villages, towns and cities of the Donbass they saw occurring.
Once the self-defence forces of Donetsk and Lugansk regions were fully formed and mounting a fierce resistance against the Ukrainian military and militias the heavy bombardments seen during 2014 and 2015 diminished greatly, though they have continued on a sporadic basis and continue to this day and presently to a greater extent somewhat mirroring the events of 2014/15.
So, in order to fairly judge who began the carnage in Ukraine please bring into consideration all the factors above when attempting to answer the question of who began all this that we see occurring in Ukraine today. Always keeping in mind the goals of the people of the Donbass and that of the Russian Federation that remained true from 2014 to 2022, to attain a level of autonomy to preserve a way of life and language. Violence was not seen by them as the way to achieve this but ultimately defending against violence proved a necessity.
Finally, there is the question of the threat of violence which was implicit in Kiev rejecting the Minsk Agreement peace and reconciliation process. Kiev essentially said Minsk was dead, that though they had promised to speak directly to the leaders of the two autonomy-seeking republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and, though they had promised these regions would receive special status where they would have a high degree of autonomy, they had decided they would do neither.
The Ukrainian army had been added to consistently since the year before Russia's operation bringining it up to NATO standards, military vehicles and the most advanced weapons had been delivered in their hundreds and thousands right up to the borders of the Donbass republics seeking autonomy. And official statements from Kiev gave every indication that a military offensive against the two republics seeking that autonomy could not be far off. The amount of shelling by the Ukrainian military soared through the first weeks of February 2022 and an attack appeared imminent.
It was around this time also that President Zelensky of Ukraine talked of regaining nuclear status. All the signs were there that the Ukrainian regime had abandoned any thought of solving the situation in a peaceful way through dialogue leading to a compromise and stable agreement that would leave the republics within Ukraine but having the degree of autonomy they required to guarantee their way of life could continue.
In addition to the above, Russian military intelligence caught wind of an official plan to initiate such an offensive. Soon after, Russia recognised the republics and then in the days following mounted what it calls its 'special military offensive' on February 24th.
Scan back and forth from the winter of 2013 across the historic timeline, look into the kind of ultraviolence that took place on Kiev's Maidan, attempt to imagine how those in eastern Ukraine felt when those they had democratically elected to power were removed and think too of the manner of their removal. Consider what the people of eastern Ukraine were facing as they heard of a law to downgrade their language and replace it and all else they were hearing from those they knew very well meant them no good and only harm. Consider also if military force and violence was appropriate in dealing with a bloodless revolution to establish right of autonomy in these extraordinary circumstances.
After reading all of the above and doing your own research to determine how true the facts as stated are it is to be hoped that you will then be in an excellent position to finally decide exactly who began the carnage in Ukraine.
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2023.06.06 23:58 wadenelsonredditor 12 Most Common DIY Electrical Mistakes

  1. Poor technique using wire nuts. Not twisting them hard enough! Proper technique requires a good bit of hand strength!!!
Improper technique can burn yer house down.
DIY's --- learn about and consider using Waygos instead!
2) Poor technique stripping wire, resulting in nicking the conductor.
3) Poor technique wiring switches & outlets resulting in loose connections, using backstab connections, etc.
see: https://www.reddit.com/electrical/comments/129nmiwhich_configuration_is_correct/
4) Replacing a 15A breaker with a 20A breaker (without upgrading the wiring). Google "Fire, recipe"
Almost burned their house down... Tagged in a swamp cooler, upgraded breaker w/o upgrading the wiring...
Neighbor DID burn their house down --- Xmas eve --- old, incandescent Xmas tree lights --- and plenty of outlet strips. They were visibly flickering, indication of arc'ing.
5) Tagging on additional outlets, etc. to a circuit already loaded to its limit.
Gotta laugh. Here I am teaching this shit and plugging in a refrigerator revealed an overloaded circuit in my own house last month! (Previous owner's work, not mine!)
6) Running high load appliances --- window AC's, space heaters, microwave ovens on circuits already heavily loaded. Or using extension cords not rated for the load.
7) Not recognizing when it's time to call in a licensed electrician, instead trying to solve everything via Youtube tutorials, electrical**, etc.**
8) Use of the wrong gauge wire. Often by previous owner. Or current owner trying to wire an EV charger. Trying to "Save money."
8.5 Losing protective grounds because of PEX/Sharkbite used during hot water heater replacement.
9) Incorrectly wiring subpanels
Why Neutrals and Grounds are Separated in a Sub Panel excellent video EVEN IF you already think you know it all.
"Electricity returns to its source NOT by the "path of least of resistance" but by EVERY available path in proportion to the resistance of that pathway. e.g. copper plumbing pipe, etc.
10) Having insufficient knowledge about how to shut off and test a circuit resulting in sparks and or shocks before attempting to work on a circuit. E.G. using a "chicken stick" without TESTING it first on a live circuit.
11) Not having a licensed electrician or other qualified individual LOOK OVER your work before energizing a new or modified circuit.
12) Buying a house with aluminum wiring.
13). The biggest. Not knowing what you don't know.

More for you DIY's to read and learn about:
Understanding ground versus neutral
How to Learn a bit about DIY electrical - Time/Life books, etc.
Why are there three prongs?

Sparkies, please feel free to add in the comments common mistakes YOU see in DIY wiring!
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2023.06.06 23:50 Friendly-Ad3555 Considering trading in for a car with no payments

I owe about $15k on this Nissan Altima 2.0 sr vc turbo. Car has about 66k miles. What is the price range I should look for if I want to trade this car on for a car with no payment?
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2023.06.06 23:34 JohnDoee94 Have differential fluid and spark plugs for a gen 5 2.5 Outback for sale, anyone interested for a discount ?

Bought 2qts of Valvoline full synthetic gear oil 75w90 and 4 NGK laser iridium SILZKAR7B11.
Gear oil is $18/ea and plugs were $50 for all 4 so I paid $90. I’ll sell to anyone for $50 plus shipping. I’m in SoCal so you can also pickup if you’re local for free.
I was going to do these myself but ended up doing it at a dealer after I needed a repair and they offered a discount to perform the rest of the 60k service.
Let me know if you’re interested !
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2023.06.06 23:30 OntologicalMagic42 Best location/method for installing front license plate bracket on 2012 Nissan Versa?

I recently moved to a state where front license plates are required. Unfortunately, my 2012 Versa doesn't have a bracket on the front. I'm looking at different mounts online to install and since I'm sure I'm going to be the last owner of this vehicle, I'm fine with drilling holes in the bumper if needed, since my top concern is function (so I'm concerned about blocking air flow, for example.) But I want to make sure it's mounted on the best location. I know some things about cars and have done several repairs on my own (even replaced the spark plugs by myself a few years ago), but I won't pretend to know enough to be sure that I'm making the best decision on the bracket placement on the bumper without asking others who are more familiar. Thanks so much for your help!
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