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    "Gas prices set to plunge"

    Set phasers on stun.

    Hold up on buying gasoline for a week, and the price could drop by an average 16 cents a gallon nationwide. If you fill up a Ford Expedition, thats a nifty $5.36 in savings.

    Gasoline prices have been sliding steadily for several weeks, and theyre promising to get even cheaper as crude prices fall and the U.S. moves into the summer driving season. Near Houston, in areas surrounded by refineries, the price is about $2 a gallon, according to data from GasBuddy.com.


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    Some good news, finally. I have noticed that instead of going up 20 cents for the summer so foar, it has dropped 20.
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    More cars on the road....say hello to serious traffic...

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    Do you hear that, melting glaciers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Do you hear that, melting glaciers?
    my wife is shopping for a Prius Hybrid. gah! i'm trying to push up up the scale with a new Rav4, which is surprisingly badass.

    her current rig of super unleaded and 20mpg is getting old.
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    "plunge" is a bit of an overstatement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    my wife is shopping for a Prius Hybrid. gah! i'm trying to push up up the scale with a new Rav4, which is surprisingly badass.

    her current rig of super unleaded and 20mpg is getting old.
    I saw the RAV4 ad and was like woah - they've come a long way! - I think there's even a TRD version.

    In hindsight, my remark is kinda jerkish and hypocritical. I just bought a 1991 4Runner for cheap that will run for another 100k. It is a Hybrid in chromatic sense, however - Lots of different colored body parts!. The new tow hitch I put on last weekend and the OneUp USA rack I'm about to get for it will cost more than I paid!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    "plunge" is a bit of an overstatement.
    The adjective "temporarily" was also omitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    More cars on the road....say hello to serious traffic...
    When the prices rose, the traffic didn't exactly decline. So I doubt this is much of a concern.

    I'm good with lower gas prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    "plunge" is a bit of an overstatement.
    Wishful thinking. It's like Bay Area home prices. Fearmongers waiting, waiting for the apocalypse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    my wife is shopping for a Prius Hybrid. gah! i'm trying to push up up the scale with a new Rav4, which is surprisingly badass.

    her current rig of super unleaded and 20mpg is getting old.
    If you are still shipping for a car can I suggest the BMW i3? You can get them used for under $20K. You want the 2017+ with the Generator in the back. They call this a range extender. We just got one a month ago and it's awesome. Has 100+ miles of Electric range and then the Generator kicks in a 6% so you never actually run out of range. You just buy gas if you need it but so far I've only seen the Generator kicks in once. The car is hella ugly but it functions very well. Very quick zippy car that you just get in and go. The No gas to deal with is super convenient and I think the Generator is a BMW 600cc motto motor that only needs service annually. Anyways...it's an awesome car and great value used.
    I'm installing the tow hitch on it so I can attached my bike carrior and use this car instead of my bigass ram 3500 for weekend bike rides.

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    they also only rose to $4. Its not a single factor by any means but it is a contributing factor like end of the school year, and holidays that fall on the ends of weeks and the weather.

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    hybrid as in pushing, towing and driving..JK. Ive had 3 of those and they seem to run a good long time as long as the maintenance is kept up. The 2nd gens are great 3.4L transplant candidates..

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    I never understood the panic around gas prices. They always interview people before holidays...

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    So, gas is $4/gal, will this change your vacation plans?

    "Yeah, money is tight, we'll probably stay closer to home"
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    Maybe I'm just out of touch, but at $4 vs $3, on a three tank round trip long weekend in a 20 gallon American gas hog, that's $60 difference. If just $60 is the make or break on doing a trip, should you really be doing that trip in the first place? Americans are so terrible with finances. People will drive a mile or more out of their way and wait ten minutes in line for a gas station that is 20 cents a gallon cheaper, all to save $4. While they're there, they'll spend $4 on a Monster drink and $9 on a tiny package of jerky.

    Crazy town. If two gas stations are across the street from each other, I'll go to the cheaper one, otherwise, I just pay whatever the price is at the exit I end up taking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso View Post
    I never understood the panic around gas prices. They always interview people before holidays...

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    So, gas is $4/gal, will this change your vacation plans?

    "Yeah, money is tight, we'll probably stay closer to home"
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    Maybe I'm just out of touch, but at $4 vs $3, on a three tank round trip long weekend in a 20 gallon American gas hog, that's $60 difference. If just $60 is the make or break on doing a trip, should you really be doing that trip in the first place? Americans are so terrible with finances. People will drive a mile or more out of their way and wait ten minutes in line for a gas station that is 20 cents a gallon cheaper, all to save $4. While they're there, they'll spend $4 on a Monster drink and $9 on a tiny package of jerky.

    Crazy town. If two gas stations are across the street from each other, I'll go to the cheaper one, otherwise, I just pay whatever the price is at the exit I end up taking.

    For a working family that needs to commute to where the jobs are (rarely near the affordable housing) to put food on the table and pay for health care for their kids, a dollar a gallon can put the hurt on. I'm older now and slight better off, but even as recently at the meltdown in 2009, shit was hard for me and my fam. If anyone told me maybe I shouldn't try to give my kids a vacation road trip because money was tight I'd tell em to f right off. It's usually the better-off that get all preachy about people living within their means. People who haven't struggled. The only way for 90% of people to make it these days in the Bay is to tap into some form of generational wealth.

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    4-Runner oil cooler, check it

    One of my siblings bought a '91 from my buddy after he had let the oil get too low and it went after the bearings and such. Took me forever to swap out the 3VZe engine with a Japanese take-out. Inspecting the oil pan resulted in the multiple broken rings, and then I hit the oil cooler located at the very bottom, it was clogged tight. Wasn't doing it's job at all, no wonder the rings bit the dust.

    Great vehicle, just check that oil cooler and clean out the rad enough to keep things running at the right temps.

    As for gas, don't worry, it will go back up again.

    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I saw the RAV4 ad and was like woah - they've come a long way! - I think there's even a TRD version.

    In hindsight, my remark is kinda jerkish and hypocritical. I just bought a 1991 4Runner for cheap that will run for another 100k. It is a Hybrid in chromatic sense, however - Lots of different colored body parts!. The new tow hitch I put on last weekend and the OneUp USA rack I'm about to get for it will cost more than I paid!



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    Good tips! I might just drop the pan for a look. Luckily this one was a single family truck that appears to have had regular maintenance and the T4R req'd stuff done (head gasket, ball joints, timing chain, etc.) over the years. I'll do my best to keep the oil fresh. Taking her to the Cascadia Full Tilt Enduro at Mt Shasta bike n ski park in a couple of weeks.


    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    One of my siblings bought a '91 from my buddy after he had let the oil get too low and it went after the bearings and such. Took me forever to swap out the 3VZe engine with a Japanese take-out. Inspecting the oil pan resulted in the multiple broken rings, and then I hit the oil cooler located at the very bottom, it was clogged tight. Wasn't doing it's job at all, no wonder the rings bit the dust.

    Great vehicle, just check that oil cooler and clean out the rad enough to keep things running at the right temps.

    As for gas, don't worry, it will go back up again.

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    HAHA It's got the 3.0L which is a fairly anemic design, but with the auto tranny and OD it cruises at 70 on the freeway all day. This is just for dad MTB fun. It has no airbags so wife isn't real stoked about the kids riding in it, which is OK because they don't fit - this thing is tiny inside. I'll have to get a grown-up car again after summer, I'm afraid.


    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    hybrid as in pushing, towing and driving..JK. Ive had 3 of those and they seem to run a good long time as long as the maintenance is kept up. The 2nd gens are great 3.4L transplant candidates..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Good tips! I might just drop the pan for a look. Luckily this one was a single family truck that appears to have had regular maintenance and the T4R req'd stuff done (head gasket, ball joints, timing chain, etc.) over the years. I'll do my best to keep the oil fresh. Taking her to the Cascadia Full Tilt Enduro at Mt Shasta bike n ski park in a couple of weeks.
    Bro, can you really afford that trip?




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    HAHA I will be leaving no generational wealth behind SPEND SPEND

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    Bro, can you really afford that trip?




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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    People who haven't struggled. The only way for 90% of people to make it these days in the Bay is to tap into some form of generational wealth.
    Amen to that. I have never really struggled and have had plenty of family support, but I still could never afford to move back to the Bay Area!
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    I was happy to only spend $56 today on a near empty 19gallon tank in my mid size truck after just spending $48 Thursday last week (point is I've spent $48 in less than a week on gas). Truthfully, I'm not sure how much cheaper it was today though. haha It may have been as much as .20. However, I don't pay attention to gas prices very closely for the simple reason that I need gas. Price aside, I need it. With that said, I'll stay away from the Chevron and similar stations that are blatantly a buck per gallon than other places in town. I'm not going to drive through the city for the cheapest price, but I know the most expensive ones aren't going to get my money, unless I need to get a few gallons to get me through the day until I can get to the known cheaper places.


    Quote Originally Posted by Menso View Post
    I never understood the panic around gas prices. They always interview people before holidays...

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    So, gas is $4/gal, will this change your vacation plans?

    "Yeah, money is tight, we'll probably stay closer to home"
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    Maybe I'm just out of touch, but at $4 vs $3, on a three tank round trip long weekend in a 20 gallon American gas hog, that's $60 difference. If just $60 is the make or break on doing a trip, should you really be doing that trip in the first place? Americans are so terrible with finances. People will drive a mile or more out of their way and wait ten minutes in line for a gas station that is 20 cents a gallon cheaper, all to save $4. While they're there, they'll spend $4 on a Monster drink and $9 on a tiny package of jerky.

    Crazy town. If two gas stations are across the street from each other, I'll go to the cheaper one, otherwise, I just pay whatever the price is at the exit I end up taking.
    A lot of it is just the pure sound of the expense. A $99 product sounds cheaper than a $100 product.

    The idea of 'saving' on gas expenses is notable and common in all walks of life here in the states, evident by people looking for a gas price 0.08 cheaper at a different gas station. Once on an automobile forum a person was asking if they think "we the internet" could make it 60 miles with the light on because they wanted to get the cheaper gas near where they work.

    It's hard to see the difference per tank without doing the math....it is more about "this will cost more than it did".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    I was happy to only spend $56 today on a near empty 19gallon tank in my mid size truck after just spending $48 Thursday last week (point is I've spent $48 in less than a week on gas). Truthfully, I'm not sure how much cheaper it was today though. haha It may have been as much as .20. However, I don't pay attention to gas prices very closely for the simple reason that I need gas. Price aside, I need it. With that said, I'll stay away from the Chevron and similar stations that are blatantly a buck per gallon than other places in town. I'm not going to drive through the city for the cheapest price, but I know the most expensive ones aren't going to get my money, unless I need to get a few gallons to get me through the day until I can get to the known cheaper places.




    A lot of it is just the pure sound of the expense. A $99 product sounds cheaper than a $100 product.

    The idea of 'saving' on gas expenses is notable and common in all walks of life here in the states, evident by people looking for a gas price 0.08 cheaper at a different gas station. Once on an automobile forum a person was asking if they think "we the internet" could make it 60 miles with the light on because they wanted to get the cheaper gas near where they work.

    It's hard to see the difference per tank without doing the math....it is more about "this will cost more than it did".
    This is too hard for my after work two beers in for my brain to comprehend. Will check back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menso View Post
    I never understood the panic around gas prices. They always interview people before holidays...

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    So, gas is $4/gal, will this change your vacation plans?

    "Yeah, money is tight, we'll probably stay closer to home"
    ------

    Maybe I'm just out of touch, but at $4 vs $3, on a three tank round trip long weekend in a 20 gallon American gas hog, that's $60 difference. If just $60 is the make or break on doing a trip, should you really be doing that trip in the first place? Americans are so terrible with finances. People will drive a mile or more out of their way and wait ten minutes in line for a gas station that is 20 cents a gallon cheaper, all to save $4. While they're there, they'll spend $4 on a Monster drink and $9 on a tiny package of jerky.

    Crazy town. If two gas stations are across the street from each other, I'll go to the cheaper one, otherwise, I just pay whatever the price is at the exit I end up taking.
    While I do agree with all of this, as a business owner with a fleet of trucks that get low mileage it's a big deal. Big fluctuations can cost me $1000.00 a month if it swings wildly upward. Those are costs usually not accounted for since jobs were bid many months beforehand. I'm still waiting for my 15,000 pound GVW electric flatbed truck to come to market. The newer diesels are getting pretty decent mileage but the emissions and the related reliability issues with them are getting out of hand.

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    not bad. Not four dollah anymore"Gas prices set to plunge"-screen-shot-2019-06-12-7.47.45-am.jpg
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    Here's a question:

    What type of gas do you put, regular unleaded, mid or premium. And why??

    Does the price of gas affect the type you use?
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    Paid $3.57/gallon at the Costco in S. San Fran this morning.

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    My cars are designed for regular and using anything else is a waste of money. One thing to watch is newer vehicles with direct ejection should be feed top tier gas to avoid a costly cleanings in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tswitz1234 View Post
    Paid $3.57/gallon at the Costco in S. San Fran this morning.
    Is that near Frisco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Is that near Frisco?
    "Frisco"? Boo, Hiss! Where do you live, Missouri?
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    I'm seeing prices around 3.59-3.75 for regular around where I live in Point Loma, San Diego area.
    Wish it would "plunge" some more.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    "Frisco"? Boo, Hiss! Where do you live, Missouri?
    Actually that line of thinking died with Herb Caen. All the FNs and all the cool kids and their moms and dads call it FRISCO


    'San Fran' is the new corollary to that old Caenism

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    Yup, right at the 380/101 interchange.

    I hear Frisco and I think Dallas suburb or the town near Breckenridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Actually that line of thinking died with Herb Caen. All the FNs and all the cool kids and their moms and dads call it FRISCO


    'San Fran' is the new corollary to that old Caenism
    Nope, Never! I also HATE the term "Cali"







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    I'm not from California and I don't like Frisco either. Sounds like something for cooking really greasy fried chicken.
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    HAHA you're probably not down with the 'Sco, the 'Dro, or the 'Meda either.....

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    Nope, Never! I also HATE the term "Cali"


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    Maybe you should tell these guys they belong in Texas or Colorado:

    https://friscohellsangels.com/


    Quote Originally Posted by tswitz1234 View Post
    Yup, right at the 380/101 interchange.

    I hear Frisco and I think Dallas suburb or the town near Breckenridge.

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    You wouldn't understand

    Just in case it's not too obvious, i love trolling ppl whenever this issue comes up....

    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I'm not from California and I don't like Frisco either. Sounds like something for cooking really greasy fried chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    "Frisco"? Boo, Hiss! Where do you live, Missouri?
    You say Missouri as though it's a bad thing. Boo Hiss back at ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Maybe you should tell these guys they belong in Texas or Colorado:

    https://friscohellsangels.com/
    They throw a mean party at the clubhouse every year

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    Agreed & my mom was born in Kansas City MO! The remark sounds like something a San Fran elitist would say.

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    You say Missouri as though it's a bad thing. Boo Hiss back at ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee29 View Post
    You say Missouri as though it's a bad thing. Boo Hiss back at ya
    Ha! Just picked a random mid-West state. Could've been Illinois, if that would make you feel better. (I'm from Illinois, btw)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee29 View Post
    They throw a mean party at the clubhouse every year
    Never went to the party but I have been yelled at by them a few times for riding my bike or skateboard through that little shortcut at the end of 'their' street in Dogpatch. That hood got gentrified AF - haven't been through there in a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    Never went to the party but I have been yelled at by them a few times for riding my bike or skateboard through that little shortcut at the end of 'their' street in Dogpatch. That hood got gentrified AF - haven't been through there in a minute.
    It's been a long minute since I've been back. I couldn't find my bike last time. Those black FXR's all start look alike after you party there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Ha! Just picked a random mid-West state. Could've been Illinois, if that would make you feel better. (I'm from Illinois, btw)
    They do share a border. All good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee29 View Post
    It's been a long minute since I've been back. I couldn't find my bike last time. Those black FXR's all start look alike after you party there.

    Sick bikes - what year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    Here's a question:

    What type of gas do you put, regular unleaded, mid or premium. And why??

    Does the price of gas affect the type you use?
    I use 110 Octane leaded. Price seems kinda high...
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    2000-2004 If you recall there was a huge boom for HD after they launched the Twin-Cam engine. Frisco did a great job capitalizing on the new rider market. Parties, poker runs etc. The Prospect rockers were literately being bid for. If you happened to win the fist-fight beforehand. Crazy times

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    2000-2004 If you recall there was a huge boom for HD after they launched the Twin-Cam engine. San Francisco did a great job capitalizing on the new rider market. Parties, poker runs etc. The Prospect rockers were literately being bid for. If you happened to win the fist-fight beforehand. Crazy times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee29 View Post
    2000-2004 If you recall there was a huge boom for HD after they launched the Twin-Cam engine. Frisco did a great job capitalizing on the new rider market. Parties, poker runs etc. The Prospect rockers were literately being bid for. If you happened to win the fist-fight beforehand. Crazy times
    Now that you mention it I do remember seeing a lot more prospects on the road back then. Wearing baggy fashion jeans and puffy white sneakers with red hoodies under vests.

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    LOL.. Try to keep up. FRISCO is not a location

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    I'm getting one soon as PGE is cutting power to my area for sure later this summer. I'm checking out Hondas before the run on them.

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    I'm getting one soon as PGE is cutting power to my area for sure later this summer. I'm checking out Hondas before the run on them.
    I looked at Powerwall but you really need two of them for it to work, 3 for total redundancy and 2 are $15k after state rebates.

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    Careful folks with the backup generators. If you're just going to have one in the garage that you can pull out and plug in your refrigerator and router, that's one thing.

    Dedicating circuits for emergency power is a whole 'nother ball game. Transfer switches and subpanels (and the associated labor and inspections) get expensive real quick.
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    Some of my, uh, acquaintances, were liking WhisperPower low-RPM diesel gennys for off the grid power needs.

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    I may go partial solar with back up. Seems to be the best solution.
    Solar is available in low $3 per watt now

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    I'm going with the one is the garbage for backup idea -- figure I can take it camping if I ever wanted as well. We'll see how many fire all these cause ...

    North Bay is looking at long outages I'd guess.

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    LOL.. Try to keep up. FRISCO is not a location
    You're correct, it's a fallen flag RAILROAD actually, and they never made it to the City. The Frisco had one helluva a cool paint job on their engines. I suppose a few made it to the Bay Area when the BN took over or as foreign power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Careful folks with the backup generators. If you're just going to have one in the garage that you can pull out and plug in your refrigerator and router, that's one thing.

    Dedicating circuits for emergency power is a whole 'nother ball game. Transfer switches and subpanels (and the associated labor and inspections) get expensive real quick.
    Couldn't agree more, I'm sitting her at my desk looking at a 25kw Isuzu genset we built. Done these over and over. Like Chuck says, just plug a heater or something into it if you need to stay warm, unless you have the bucks for auto-transfer switches and such.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Gas prices could fall to below $2.

    Not for us NorCalers! But good enough for me.

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    Never mind...

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    [QUOTE=Banshee284;14137219]Never mind...

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/13/inves...muz/index.html


    ^^ That escalated quickly. It seemed too early in Summer to enjoy a drop in oil/gas prices so now they have a reason to crank prices back up.
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    Never mind...

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    darn it.

    It was looking good"Gas prices set to plunge"-screen-shot-2019-06-13-7.17.10-am.jpg
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    Orchestrated?
    I've seen enough movies to have that first thought as well.
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    i have not been to the gas station lately..

    how's the plunging going?
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    I think price increases are always orchestrated. These companies are so full of shit. These damn multi-national oil companies that gouge the crap out of us.

    The plunging is going great, or do you mean plundering of the common man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    I think price increases are always orchestrated. These companies are so full of shit. These damn multi-national oil companies that gouge the crap out of us.

    The plunging is going great, or do you mean plundering of the common man.
    #plundering No other word succinctly fits
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    The closest station to my house (1/2 a block) it's 4.36 for 87 Octane this AM. This station is a known ripoff but no plunging yet....

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    I've seen this movie before. Circa 2002-2003. Show us the evidence.

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    There's probably a long detailed answer to this that goes into supply and demand and economics and what not, but if anyone has a layman's answer to this that would be cool.

    Is it too much to ask for consistent gas prices nationwide? I want to go to chevron in California and pay the same price that they're paying at chevron in florida.

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    California has special blends of gas. We even pioneered the use of cool chemicals like MTBE in gas and flame retardants in kids clothing. Never mind we had to remove these things later after they were found to be toxic. It gives the politicians something to do other than working on our real problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    California has special blends of gas. We even pioneered the use of cool chemicals like MTBE in gas and flame retardants in kids clothing. Never mind we had to remove these things later after they were found to be toxic. It gives the politicians something to do other than working on our real problems.

    Don't forget the gas tax that the majority of Californians voted for. Twice.... Though I guess that is a good place for the funding of free healthcare to anyone who sneaks into the country unlawfully.

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    $3.25 at the Stockton Costco.

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    The San Diego plunge has also seemingly 'stalled'............

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    $2.25/gallon in my hometown NC.

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    Do people with private jets notice a drop in jet fuel prices? Heck no!

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    Today. This is with Safeway rewards, but still half the price of everything in the Bay Area.

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    Top ten low price by GasBuddy here in CS at the moment;

    2.50 to 2.59, most at 2.52 to 2.55.
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    Still $3.25 at the Stuckton Costco.

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    Diesel has dropped from 3.15 to 2.80 in just over a week in Scottsdale.

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    hey. my body weight plunged this week!! i'm down two pounds!!

    oh, i like this word "plunge"!!
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    Here in 'Dago, I got gas for 3.69 . It's dribbling downward, and the gal at the station told me it's gonna drop more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayareamtnbiker View Post
    Do people with private jets notice a drop in jet fuel prices? Heck no!
    I noticed. It meant I could fly to Curacao instead of 'just' Aruba, for the same $.
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    Phil Matier of the Chronic says gas will go up a nickel (5.6 cents, actually), beginning of July, due to the new gas tax "we" voted on.
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    $3.25 at the Stockton Costco.

    C'mon down!
    Annnnnd $3.20...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Is it too much to ask for consistent gas prices nationwide? I want to go to chevron in California and pay the same price that they're paying at chevron in florida.
    Floridians apparently don't love taxes as much as Californians do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post

    Is it too much to ask for consistent gas prices nationwide? I want to go to chevron in California and pay the same price that they're paying at chevron in florida.
    Shipping gas all over the country from specific locations will always create disparities in prices. $6/gal or more up in Alaska in remote cities. You'll get a better chance of that with electricity and not having to ship the petroleum products to all the end-user locations, pipelines, gas stations, depots, the tanker trucks, every po-dunk gas station, the holding tanks, etc. Also why hydrogen is a bad idea, all the infrastructure required to pipe, ship, store to all these end-user locations.
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    Cool site, it tells you if you should buy gas now, or hold off: https://www.fuelcaster.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Cool site, it tells you if you should buy gas now, or hold off: https://www.fuelcaster.com/
    Wouldn't your fuel gauge have a say in this decision?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee29 View Post
    Wouldn't your fuel gauge have a say in this decision?
    I don't have a fuel gauge, all I have is an app on my phone that connects to the manufacturer's website, and it tells me how much gas I have left, but it's a pain in the ass to use so I don't use it much. I just guess.
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    I just filled up yesterday, in Santa Cruz...they actually paid me to take the gas ⛽️

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    Wouldn't your fuel gauge have a say in this decision?
    A minority vote only. You're on empty but predictions stay prices will drop next week so you Uber it all week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    I just filled up yesterday, in Santa Cruz...they actually paid me to take the gas ⛽️
    Now that's cheap! 🐦
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    I just heard that a refinery on the east coast blew up, so gas prices should definitely spike on the west coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRP View Post
    I just heard that a refinery on the east coast blew up, so gas prices should definitely spike on the west coast.

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