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diesel is teh hawt!

Whee. Another long weekend.

Sat: Began 10:30AM, Ended 1:30AM (sunday morning)
Sun: Began 10AM, Ended: 11PM

# of bottles of beer consumed: Approx. 18 between 4 people.

Spent almost all of it working with Greyson's TDI Jetta Wagon. We basically are turning it into the sport wagon that's only offered overseas. So.. it got a new front end, new headlights, new springs, shocks, swaybar, intercooler, boost controller, interior bits and pieces like a short throw shifter, W8 overhead console, shift knob and boot, rims, tires, tail lights, headlight switch...

Basically a complete makeover. And no, it doesn't look like rice. This is all OEM stuff, stuff that should be sold on models here in the US.

RANT: Unfortunately us americans have no desire to havefuel efficient vehicles that can actually go fast and handle well. What's funny is that for years, car makers have tuned engines that cater to "american tastes" by offering lots of low end torque and less high end. There are no engines that are torquier than TDI diesels.

But, then, to offer such nice choices in cars would imply that the general american car buying crowd actually uses their head when it comes to selection. Something no car salesman here is prepared for. Don't believe me? Go to a car dealership sometime and see just how little choice you can make before the dealer is sliding you paperwork to sign.

We had fun! I'm so sore. :P

On another note, I'm starting a new method of eating today. I basically picked up some meal shakes (slim fast optima) and will drink 2-3 of them a day in combination with a slightly smaller lunch/dinner in an attempt to eat 5-6 times a day. I think this will greatly help my hypoglycemia (low blood sugar condition similar to diabetes except that I have enough insulin for 3 people to live off of) and overall create a healthier feeling. The slim fast shakes taste good, have lotsa vitamins, and pack some nice calories. Please note: This is NOT a diet plan, I am not trying to lose weight. @ 152lbs and 11% bodyfat, I'm not complaining about my shape. I just want to feel healthier with less cranky spells from my blood sugar tanking. I'm told that the 6 small meals a day can make you feel great so.. I'm giving it a try.

Lastly, the humor test. This thing is dead-on with my opinion of myself, so kudos to the test maker.
the Prankster
(39% dark, 39% spontaneous, 11% vulgar)
your humor style:

Your humor has a slightly more intellectual or even conceptual slant to
it. You're not pretentious at all, but you aren't into what some would
call 'low humor'. This isn't to say you wouldn't laugh at a good dirty
joke, but you'd definitely prefer something clever to something moist.
You probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly
likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways,
yours is the most entertaining type of humor.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Conan O'Brian - Ashton Kutcher

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 6% on dark
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 56% on spontaneous
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You scored higher than 0% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

- Keman


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Jul. 25th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
it was fun too,.. mmm beer.

yes, the mazda 6 wagon is total hotness mmmmmmm... thats hot.
Jul. 25th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
Diesel fuel costs as much as *premium* gasoline at the service station. No fucking way I'd pay those kinds of fuel costs.
Jul. 25th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
Um. If you pay a bit more per gallon, but get twice the miles per gallon, doesn't that mean you're actually paying LESS for gas?
Jul. 25th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Well, the TDI wagon we're working on, stock, gets 62 mpg @ 62mph on a blend of biodiesel.

The owner of that car is going to be building a simple machine that builds biodiesel from lye and waste restaurant frier oil for around 50 cents a gallon. The most expensive part of that machine is an old, used water heater. It doesn't get any easier than this, but the oil companies sure DONT like it. :P

Still think it's all that bad?

- Keman
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Jul. 25th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
We finished putting the new one on yesterday. It's an OEM part from VW, sourced from the sportwagon overseas. It just needs to get painted and have the body shop do their magic to make the gaps all line up right. With the new front mount intercooler it looks very mean looking. Almost like an audi S3 wagon.

- Keman
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Jul. 25th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
are you saying my ass is big? :P

yeah, thats on the way too. im trying to track down the lower valence off of a 4 motion wagon. but i have to get the whole thing cause ours are a lot different to meet 5mph crash standards (ie, full of foam)
Jul. 25th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
*adds mean looking head light thingys* Tdi goes GGGURRRRR :)
Jul. 25th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
alot of that depends on where you get your fuel from. if you get it from your local fueling station, chances are you will pay more for poor quality fuel because its not used very much. but if you go to most any truck stop, diesel is usually about, if not cheeper than regular fuel.

right now, im paying 2.42 for b50 (50% bio-diesel 50% mineral fuel) premium fuel at that station is 2.49 so its reasonably close.

it more than makes up for it in MPG as well. this summer i got my worst millage out of the car. i have had the ac blasting in stop and go dc traffic for a whole tank full. i went 625 miles on 14.2 gallons, yealding about 44 mpg. if i can keep my foot of the floor, at a reasonable highway speed of 72mph with the ac, i see about 52-55 mpg. no ac at the speed limit 60-65, i can hit mid 60mpg's.

so to me, its worth it.
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