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TOP GEAR’s The Stig has been revealed

TOP GEAR’s The Stig has been revealed

In a recent article BBC and Top Gear lost an injunction with the Stig, allowing him to release his tell all book about being the Stig for 7 year.  The Stig is no other than Ben Collins, a 33 year old racing driver, but I guess a damn good one at that.

What Color will new Stig wear?

When the last Stig(who wore black) was  revealed, he was immediately killed off in the TV series. He was replaced with the current Stig(who wore white).  Now what color will the next stig be?  I could guess that would go with a Silver/gray Stig or even a Red Stig,  but only time will tell.

Some Say that he is stupid for giving up his job as the Stig so he can publish a book, and that no one will read the book as he killed the mystry of the Stig,  all we know is that he is called Ben Collins….

GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

This is Part 3 you can catch up.
Part 1: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won’t start.
Part 2: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, Won’t start. – Now FIXED in 10mins

I fixed the won’t start issue months ago and the truck was running fine. Now I go out to start it up and it won’t start. I can hear the lift pump running, but it sounds diffrent and runs for longer than normal.

I figured with over 300,000 miles I should replace the lift pump anyway. The local parts place had it in stock for about $50, but I am still not sure what is wrong.

I wait till the weekend and try the truck again. it starts for a second, but then dies. I also don’t hear the lift pump anymore.

I install the new lift pump, and after a few times bleeding the fuel system the truck fires right up. Runs great.

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GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, Won't start. – Now FIXED in 10mins

GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, Won't start. – Now FIXED in 10mins

This is Part 2, you can read more here.
Part 1: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won’t start.
Part 3: GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

I order a remote mount PMD from Pensacola Diesel for $279 to try and fix the problem.
The new PMD came with a 6′ extension cable, Resistor, Heatsink, zip ties and the new PMD.

The 6′ cable is the key to making this a 10 min fix on the truck.   I left the old PMD in place and simply disconnected the harness cable (the hardest part) and Plugged it in to the new harness extension. I ran the new cable down to the bumper (making sure that it clears all moving or hot parts).  I dropped in the resistor, bolted the new heat sink/PMD to the bumper, and plugged in the harness. I then turned the key and it fired right up.  I have put about 100 miles on the new PMD and have no problems yet.

Took about 10 mins total.

I hope to write a new post soon with pictures and more details.

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F1 Response to Pitpass.com

F1 Response to Pitpass.com

I agree that there is a problem with F1. I live in the USA and I record most of the races and watch them later in the day. I fully admit that I have started to fast forward though a lot of the race. I also ask my self why?

Well I think Michael Schumacher has alot to do with it. Ferrari and Schumacher have dominated F1 for so long, that it has become an institution and frankly many of the races were Boring, but we watched in amazement to see if they could continue their streak. If Schumacher was not winning then he was a threat and made it interesting, and if he was out of the race we got a surprise winner in the end. In the past, every race was a win win for lot of fans. If Schumacher won, we were amazed that he did it again, if he lost it was a surprise and we still enjoyed the race.

Now, even though this has been an exciting year with many different lead changes, every time I press play I am pretty much set to watch Ferrari or Mclaren run away with a win. The victories by Ferrari or Mclaren are so much, that it is not fun to watch. Even with BMW catching up. For me it seems like it is just a 2 team race anymore and none of the drivers excite me. I don’t have anyone to root for.

The lack of any real driver interviews about what happened during the race also leave be a bit empty and not really involved. I can’t even root for the underdog as no media covers their story. The teams secretive nature does not allow one to get to know and like any one team or driver.

Other issue for me are:

1. I live in the USA and there is no F1 race here anymore.

2. There are no American Drivers to root for ( not F1’s fault)

GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won't start.

GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won't start.

This is Part 1, you can read more here.
Part 2: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, Won’t start. – Now FIXED in 10mins
Part 3: GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

One of my Vehicles Currently in my stable is a 1994 GMC 2500 6.5l Turbo Diesel.  It has about 300,000 miles on it.  The truck is on loan to be from my father, (Thanks Dad).

A few weeks ago it started stalling right after start up.  After starting and stalling a few times it would run fine.
Last week it started stalling while I was driving
This weekend it would not start.

I went to google what could be wrong. What did I find?
Basically the GM 6.5l Diesel has this issue with stalling.  It can be one of several issues, but it is most likely the PMD (Pump Mounted Driver).

The Lift Pump is working and I am getting fuel out of the T fitting. So I placed my order for a new PMD and relocation Kit.  it should come in this weekend and I should get the truck running.  I will share how things work out.

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