Monthly Archives: February 2011

Repairing the Taurus: Lower Intake

This is the third, but pos­si­bly not final install­ment of our 2002 Tau­rus repair adven­ture.  Here our goal is to get at the gas­kets between the low­er intake man­i­fold and the cylin­der heads.  Poor run­ning at idle often indi­cates vac­u­um … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repairing the Taurus: Spark Plugs

Replac­ing the spark plugs used to be a chore that occurred every few oil changes at best.  It used to be one of the eas­i­est repairs for the do-it-your­self handy­man.  Spark plugs are, by nature, on the out­side of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repairing the Taurus, A Multipart Series: Overview

I’ve just fin­ished a long car repair adven­ture span­ning 4 days. There were times that I feared that we would fail (even though fail­ure was not a viable option) and the whole prob­lem spanned sev­er­al months from start to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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This is not the Blank You are Looking for… meme

This is not the blank you are look­ing for. Right off the bat this makes me feel guilty because I’m end­ing a sen­tence (and a title) with the word “for.” (there I go doing it again.)
Sur­pris­ing­ly my wife doesn’t … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Crosby vs. Henderson: it’s not about the Hockey

The radio is rem­i­nisc­ing about the last Olympics and Canada’s nation­al pride (hock­ey) this morn­ing. In par­tic­u­lar they’re dis­cussing “where were you” in regards to Crosby’s goal… As if it has that scale of impor­tance to Cana­di­ans in gen­er­al … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repo Man for Two Months

I’ve made a deal with a land­lord to eBay the remains of a com­pa­ny that they left behind in the space they used to occu­py. It means that I’ll once again be com­mut­ing into the big city (Toron­to) every day. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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UBB in Canada: What next?

I think a seg­ment of the Cana­di­an pop­u­la­tion would be hap­py if the whole UBB issue went qui­et­ly away.  Peo­ple who watch Bell and the CRTC, how­ev­er, know that this is not the case.
For those who haven’t read or heard the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Snow Day

This post is going to ram­ble a bit — and bare in mind that I’m plan­ning that at the out­set.  Fore­warned is fore­armed.
Today was a snow day for most of South­ern Ontar­io.  Some parts of the province get reg­u­lar snow … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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