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Old 06-01-2017, 05:53 PM
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My my my...it's been a LONG time since I visited here! Greetings! <echo echo echo>
 
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:28 AM
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I'm so glad it's Friday.
 
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:12 PM
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Happy Monday, all.
 
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:45 AM
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The Air Force JROTC has a panel of Vietnam Vets in today to present to the students, I spent my prep in there and I'm going back for lunch. Very interesting.
 
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You're...you're still here, EMRT.

Greetings, all!
 
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:28 AM
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<wipes crud from eyes, gulps coffee>

<cough>

<waves timidley>

Hi! I'm still here too...
 
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:22 AM
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I never realized how bad the clutch was in my Mini until I replaced it.
 
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:52 AM
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Greetings, all.

Derek - how many miles on your original clutch? And what was 'different' about the new one? Does it engage at a different point in the clutch pedal travel or something?
 
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:31 PM
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Derek - how many miles on your original clutch? And what was 'different' about the new one? Does it engage at a different point in the clutch pedal travel or something?
68,800 on the car, I assume it was original. I've driven it about 1,000 miles. Clutch pedal was heavy/stiff/had a higher resistance. It felt normal to me because I've driven mostly older trucks and an NA Miata. If I pressed the pedal very slowly it felt crunchy. I didn't think anything was abnormal until my engagement changed almost to the floor one day. That was the TOB collapsing, which was apparently already on it's way out when I bought the car. Still never really made a "TOB sound."

When I went to start the car with the new OEM clutch/flywheel/TOB/guide tube in it, I slammed the clutch pedal down onto the floor because the pedal is so much lighter now. Whoops.
 
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:57 PM
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I know it's been two months, but just a shout out to my MINI buds! Hope life is treating each and every one of you beautifully.
 
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:41 AM
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I know it's been two months, but just a shout out to my MINI buds! Hope life is treating each and every one of you beautifully.
Hiya there Wandrur. Good to hear from you again. How's life treating you?

Wish I could say things are going well in my world...just had some major wrenches thrown in the proverbial fan. Doing my best to keep my head up and see the good things in life. Also took a month off work to clear my head (good thing I saved up all that leave, right?) after things happened. Without saying too much on a public forum, I've decided to utilize some cards up my sleeve and doing my best to make some major changes in life - some changes that I hope lead to happiness. And don't freak out - I'm keeping my MINI.
 
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I hope life shapes up, D. Won't pry, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't curious.

Glad you're keeping the MINI, though!
 
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:36 PM
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*peeks into the thread, grins, waves, and runs away again*
 
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Ohmigod.

RG!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:07 AM
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Winter sucks. I can feel its cold grasp creeping in, in the mornings.

June can't come fast enough.
 
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:50 PM
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Winter is definitely coming too soon, here.
 
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Winter is beautiful and can come and stay as long as it wants.
 
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by AKIndiMini View Post
Winter is definitely coming too soon, here.
From the looks of your average climate data, it never really leaves...

Looks like a pretty place to live, though.

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Winter is beautiful and can come and stay as long as it wants.
I guess it takes all kinds.

I would prefer to not have to effectively shelve my hobbies for over half the year.
 
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Ahhh... winter... the time of long sleeps, toasty fires, books, evergreens looking like they were dipped in confectioner's sugar, shimmering landscapes, and snowshoeing. or the time of everything is brown, frozen and damp and you can't get the cold out of your bones.
I prefer the first and will leave the second soon enough.
 
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:06 PM
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Ohmigod.

RG!!!!!!!!!!!!
DUDE!!! I’ve missed you guys!!! Many hugs and much love!
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:05 PM
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I'm very glad the EMRTers are still out there.
 
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:21 AM
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I watched a Swedish movie, "A Man Called Ove." It has subtitles but I really enjoyed the movie. It's available on Amazon Prime.
 
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:38 PM
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I watched a Swedish movie, "A Man Called Ove." It has subtitles but I really enjoyed the movie. It's available on Amazon Prime.
It's based on a book by the man that wrote "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry." That book... OMG... I finished reading that and I cried and told people I wanted a wurse and no one understood me except other people who have read the book. You have to read it, it was so good.
 
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:12 PM
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What do you guys do to pass the time during the winter months?

Asking for a friend.
 
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:09 PM
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Read. Watch TV. Enjoy the cold/snow/weather by hiking or shoveling or building something.

Bake. Cook. Play music.

Find something beautiful.
 
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