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    I'm surprised no one has suggested the Honda Ridgeline as the obvious answer to that query. (It's not particularly compact or fuel-efficient, but probably as close as you can get in this market these days.) ------------------------------ Joe Elliott Flight Controls Engineer Boeing Commercial Airplanes ...

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    Hi Dennis I don't have a second S10 sitting around, but I do have 15 years of mileage data.  When I get a year with exhaust mod I will  compare the averages for modified year vs prior year.  I realize this is still not as good as  a ref vehicle because my driving habits probably changed a bit year to ...

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    I've read all of the discussion/replies from the last five days.  Nobody reported following a proper before/after test where the external conditions were maintained and/or compensated.  SAE and other engineering communities provide test standards for performance testing of engines.  One of the items ...

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    Fantastic, thank you very much on both responses, Robert, they are help out quite a bit! ------Original Message------ Digit 11 may also be required - "build plant location."   As an OEM example, we use 4-8 to indicate body type, engine, restraint system type and model.  12-17 ...

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    Hi! Joseph here. I'm an offshore helicopter pilot and regional team lead for my company's electronic flight bag project. I code in my spare time and I'm currently developing some mobile applications with a couple of close friends. I look forward to obtaining an aerospace graduate degree and hopefully ...

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    ​What drives the weight up is the crew cab, four wheel drive and options.  My 2006 Silverado 1500 WT (Work Truck) weighs under 4600 pounds with fuel and driver.   That leaves nearly a ton of rated capacity in its eight foot box.  I pull wagons through mud with two wheel drive and snow tires.  Has the ...

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    ​Mathew the simple answer to tour question is "NO" with regards to the VIN which is a product of NHTSA  You also have public information from EPA through OBD2 however that too is limited. Limited information is stored in the vehicle crash recorder (not on all vehicles) and is accessed by the insurance ...

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