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Old 05-19-2021, 05:14 PM
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Sorry to turn this into a flooring thread but is there really a long lasting, durable laminate wood floor, that will not be destroyed by water? I'm not talking about gallons of standing water. I'm talking the mouthful of water the dog lets go every time she takes a drink. Or the little bit of water spilled on the floor when doing dishes. A hardwood floor should be able to take that type of abuse? It's either that or I tile the floor.
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Sorry to turn this into a flooring thread but is there really a long lasting, durable laminate wood floor, that will not be destroyed by water? I'm not talking about gallons of standing water. I'm talking the mouthful of water the dog lets go every time she takes a drink. Or the little bit of water spilled on the floor when doing dishes. A hardwood floor should be able to take that type of abuse? It's either that or I tile the floor.
How about vinyl plank?
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:23 PM
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How about vinyl plank?
I don't think the vinyl plank has the longevity I'm looking for. I want the floor to last until I die, move or WANT to remodel again, LOL.
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Sorry to turn this into a flooring thread but is there really a long lasting, durable laminate wood floor, that will not be destroyed by water? I'm not talking about gallons of standing water. I'm talking the mouthful of water the dog lets go every time she takes a drink. Or the little bit of water spilled on the floor when doing dishes. A hardwood floor should be able to take that type of abuse? It's either that or I tile the floor.
A quality hardwood floor should stand up to minor spills like you're talking about. We have dogs and the water spills at the water bowl that go with it and have no problems. 3/4 solid walnut. Other hardwoods if properly installed, finished and maintained should last a lifetime. The important thing to true longevity is maintenance. Keep the floors clean, put rugs or mats down at sinks or areas of countertops that people frequently stand at and have the floors screened and recoated every five years. That last one is the bitch.
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Took the old beast out for a little ride after the coolant temp sensor was replaced. I hooked up the ODB reader to check out the coolant temperature. At 77 degrees the needle is horizontal. At 111 degrees (after some city driving and idling) it's still horizontal... what a joke. However, it didn't go up over 111 degrees so it seems the cooling system is doing it's work, but I read somewhere over here that it should be 108 degrees? Is 111 within range? During driving it hangs around the 108 but it can go up a few degrees.

As a side note, the SAP is even worse now when warm, it runs ofter and it needs revs to get it to turn off again (code P0115 keeps appearing). O2 sensors seems to work fine, no discrepancies in the readings. Would the thermostat be circumspect?

was a nice evening though...
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:20 AM
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70110 needle should* be at noon.

* It really should sweep with temp but the asinine programming points the needle to noon through any semi normal temp.
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Is your electric aux pusher fan and fan clutch functioning properly?
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??



Moved a fridge and stove.

Getting on I had help. Off I only had an observer but he didn't take a video.

Fortunately these are going to scrap so I didn't have to be careful. One big shove took it down.
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Played with an omni-directional microphone and an iPad app that allows visual representation of the sound at the driver's head. The amp I installed 2 years ago allows 80 lines of EQ including each speaker individually. The end result is that you can set each one up to reproduce the most accurate sound possible.
Then, as my buddy was tuning the sub, I heard the dreaded gas cap rattle. That doesn't happen anymore.

We're not yet done with another day of tuning ahead, at least. It may surprise the reader to know that I am not an audiophile. I *am* a nerd. So the idea of being able to visualize the audio totally cranks my propeller cap.

Also, not gonna lie- I love a project of extremes. Something so cool as a matched read out of the sound against something so easy as some sound deadener on the gas cap. That just taps all the right buttons.
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Is your electric aux pusher fan and fan clutch functioning properly?
The clutch is new and working properly, I haven't heard the electric fan kick in yet but the temp seems to stay stable... do you know at what temp that should kick in?
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