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The new thing for thieves is to steal the registration stickers on the rear license plate of your vehicle. Saves them lots of money and costs you a bundle to replace them.
There is a legal way (at least in Calif. Don't know about other states) to prevent that from happening. Use a box cutter or razor blade and cut thru the stickers on a diagonal both ways, creating an 'x' type pattern. You'll only need 2-4 cuts in each direction to accomplish this task. You won't be able to see the cuts from a short distance and the stickers are not illegible. They'll look almost as if you didn't make the cuts.
It prevents the thieves from trying to peel off the stickers, can't be done.
 
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An elderly friend of mine now deceased, had a dead beat son-in-law who routinely lifted her stickers for his drug running truck.
She did this and never had a problem again.
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Another tip....make sure your partner/friend knows how to "Add Oil" to your engine!

 
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Another tip....make sure your partner/friend knows how to "Add Oil" to your engine!

Why make a partner/friend add oil?
 
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Could be driving when low oil pops up?.....all in fun.
 
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Another tip....make sure your partner/friend knows how to "Add Oil" to your engine!

I don't see a problem.
 
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Ha Ha ...depends what your looking at.
 
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When starting car restoration always start with the brakes. If you dont badness can happen, at least in my experience.
 
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I agree.
Starting is good.
Stopping is mandatory.
Ask the kid who made a soap box racer and forgot to install a brake. Wait, you can't because he's not alive.
 
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In modern cars w/high tech infotainment systems.... before shutting the car off adjust settings for how you want them when you restart the car. (like parking at night and re-starting in the morning because it takes 20 seconds for the infotainment & HVAC to boot up)
 
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Originally Posted by Jayt2 View Post
The new thing for thieves is to steal the registration stickers on the rear license plate of your vehicle. Saves them lots of money and costs you a bundle to replace them.
There is a legal way (at least in Calif. Don't know about other states) to prevent that from happening. Use a box cutter or razor blade and cut thru the stickers on a diagonal both ways, creating an 'x' type pattern. You'll only need 2-4 cuts in each direction to accomplish this task. You won't be able to see the cuts from a short distance and the stickers are not illegible. They'll look almost as if you didn't make the cuts.
It prevents the thieves from trying to peel off the stickers, can't be done.
We dont have stickers anymore. The car authority send you a bill, you pay, thats it. If a lic plate recognition camera or a roadside stop picks you up unregistered it is very expensive (2-3 times reg costs) plus inconvenience while car is off road. Was the same in Europe back in the early 2000s when we lived there.
 
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On the XK8, after pressing AC recirculating air button, it auto switches back off. To stop this, press and hold the recirculating button, until you hear two beeps
 
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Originally Posted by yarpos View Post
We dont have stickers anymore. The car authority send you a bill, you pay, thats it. If a lic plate recognition camera or a roadside stop picks you up unregistered it is very expensive (2-3 times reg costs) plus inconvenience while car is off road. Was the same in Europe back in the early 2000s when we lived there.
Same in Qld. The Police cars are equiped with licence plate recognition cameras. They kwow all your rego,licence and driving history details just from following you.
 
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Same in Qld. The Police cars are equiped with licence plate recognition cameras. They kwow all your rego,licence and driving history details just from following you.
And your mother's maiden name, last 4 digits of SS# and what you had for breakfast.
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tips thread, its can be interesting.
 
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Such as there are people who are well versed in the structure of the car in this thread, I want to share a link with you. What can you tell me about this article? It is quite short, and illuminates only the negative side of the turbo. Are there really more disadvantages than advantages? And from a small survey, is there a turbo on your car?
 
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If it isn't broken, why on earth are you trying to fix it? Leave well enough alone.
 
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Automotive tip of the day: To avoid causing a road rage incident, GET OUT OF THE PASSING LANE!!!
 
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When electronics work they're great. When they don't they ain't worth the plastic they're made from! Gol Dang Futchin Electronics!

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