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Comparison.

Tapatío is still the winner for me. It's at least 4 times hotter, and is more tangy. Still has great flavor.

The Cholula has OK flavor, but it's weak. I find myself having to dump it all over my food, just to satisfy.... It's also quite a bit more expensive than the tapatío.
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Before you balk at the high price of air conditioner repairs...

For many late model vehicles, this is the extent to which the vehicle has to be disassembled just to replace an evaporator core (an item which I'll be explaining in another post here https://plus.google.com/+JasonAnderson/posts/GTK8tW531xJ ).

Once upon a time, A/C repairs weren't as hard as they are today. The evaporator and blower cases used to be easy to access and very modular. The components inside were also easily accessible without much major disassembly.

However... starting around the early 2000's, that all started to change. Especially on vehicles equipped with 'automatic' and/or driver/passenger independent controls. The changes were mostly about space and weight savings, I believe.

What we've ended up with today, for the most part, are vehicles with a/c components that often time require stripping the entire front of the passenger compartment almost down to the bulkhead (or firewall if you prefer). This particular vehicle I was able to get the a/c component case out without completely removing the dash mount bar and harness, but not all are so easy. Sometimes every last bit has to come out.

Let me assure you... Even as much as I charge for this kind of repair. I do not enjoy doing it. It's sometimes a day and a half worth of work. Every piece of metal behind the dashboard is sharp as razors. I end up with multiple lacerations, all over my body by the end. There are dozens and dozens of connectors and wires of all sizes that only have one route to follow. And everything has to go back together and look like I've never touched a thing, and work right the first time. If something doesn't work, I start taking things back apart again, until I've found the problem..... and the second time I have to go back into it, I'm not getting paid for.
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Geez... It's only Thursday.
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+Paul Williams when I checked my time sheets this morning, I found I've done over 50 hours worth of work, since Monday. The week seems to have tapered off since Wednesday afternoon, so I'm getting a small break from the grind.
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Interesting seminar on chrome-moly tubing.
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The almighty Civic

280cu.ft. bottle of compressed argon. The guys at the welding supply store looked at me cross-eyed when they asked me where my vehicle was, and I pointed at the tiny Civic.
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Needs a sticker "NoS" lol
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This is a failed evaporator core.

So this is how your air conditioner works.... The compressor is turned by the engine (or has an internal drive motor, for electrics and most hybrids), which circulates refrigerant (usually R134) through the system.
Directly off the compressor, the refrigerant enters a condenser. The condenser looks like a thin radiator, it's purpose is to condense the pressurized refrigerant to a liquid state, by removing heat.
Depending on the type of system, there will also be a filter/dryer of some sort, to keep the system clean of debris and free of moisture. -- Depending on the type of system it can be before or after the condenser.
The refrigerant then flows through either a thermostatic expansion valve or orifice tube (depending on the system) which is designed to accept the high pressure liquid refrigerant on one side and disperse it as a vapor into the evaporator core. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect for info on how this makes cold)
The vapor flows through the evaporator, which itself is another radiator, of sorts. Heat from the air is absorbed through the evaporator and the the vapor, now charged with heat becomes gaseous and flows back to the compressor....  and in a nutshell, that's how your air conditioner works.

Failure usually happens because....

When the air is cooled off flowing through, the evaporator also acts as an air dryer. The moisture that was being held by the warm air condenses on the cold evaporator. It builds up and flows out a drain that empties out of the bottom of your car.... but because of all this moisture, often times, over the years, the evaporator will corrode and eventually develop a leak. (See the closeup picture, and you get some idea)

These leaks are hard to accurately diagnose, without some doubt. The refrigerant can flow out of the smallest holes, and sometimes even specialized sniffing equipment can't detect the leak. And the evaporator can't be seen until it's removed.

One of the few ways I'm able to diagnose the leak is with my nose. Refrigerant has no inherent smell... But the oil that circulates through the a/c system has a very distinct smell, and usually I'm able to pick up on that. But I've been blessed with a very sensitive nose, and not everyone can pick up on the smell.
Notice on the picture below the small dark spot...  That dark spot is from the oil that's leaked out of the system. It's not much.

Most of the time, the evaporator is a repair of last resort. When a technician has checked everything else for leaks, and can't locate anything visible under the hood in the engine bay(where everything but the evaporator is).
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I don't really care much about Milo, but I don't agree with banning anyone, really for anything, from a social platform.

Even direct threats of violence are usually taken care of by law enforcement these days... Without that kind of platform, there may be no warning.
See http://kotaku.com/man-threatens-pokemon-go-players-arrested-for-terrori-1783824399

My mom was temp banned from Facebook, a short time ago. They never really explained the reasoning, but I'm sure she struck a nerve with somebody, because she's not afraid to piss people off either.
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I suppose the irony is, I kind of always thought that Twitter was where one went to specifically be a douchebag. 😂
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I need to find a chicken, a goat or some other breed of livestock to sacrifice today.
Car battery failed me this morning. Plus I'd opted not to stop for gas last night, because I figured I'd get some in the morning.
So once I finally got the car started, using my home battery charger, I couldn't shut it off again.... I almost did when I pulled up to the fuel pumps, out of habit.
Add to that the pounding headache I already had... not a good morning.
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I told ya to not let your gas tanks get below half. :(
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It's extremely ugly, but this is my very first attempt at TIG welding, ever. Machine running on 110v set at 100amps max, with foot pedal control, 3/32nd E3 tungsten electrode, 3/32nd filler rod.

Took me a few shots to get my helmet lens adjusted where I could see well enough. (cheap Kobalt auto-darkening helmet)

From here on, it's practice, practice, practice.... and I am planning on taking some classes around the first of next year.
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Got my vocab on, apparently.

I flat out guessed at one if never seen before, and i know I got one wrong that I selected the synonym when I was supposed to select the antonym... it starts switching up toward the end.

http://www.arealme.com/vocabulary-size-test/en/

+Janet Anderson​​ will vouch that I frequently use large and/or unusual/uncommon words in everyday conversation.

Having a proverbial dictionary in my pocket these past years, has been awesome. If ever I've run across a word I didn't know, the definition is just an ok Google away!

Edit: Ignore the time on the screenshot. I woke up before my morning alarm. It was too close to go back to sleep, and I wasn't ready to get out of bed yet.
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Well, you beat me. Mine is 22,650.
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My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is INTJ (The Mastermind) I am logical, analytical, and strive hard for a personal level of perfection. I love puzzles, problems, strategy, and order.


I like most music. I am most fond of electronic/dance music and rock. My playlist can often go from Bach or Gustav Holst to Eminem or NWA, or from Daft Punk or Tiesto to Korn or Manson.... and I am a natural born Texan, so it's safe to say,country is sometimes in the mix as well.... I'm least fond of music by boy pop singing groups, and Beyonce.


I'm a Trekkie at heart (Gene Roddenberry's universe, not JJ Abrams), but I love all Science Fiction from the 1950's The Day the Earth Stood Still or Forbidden Planet, to the newest movies coming out. My Favorite two go-to movies are Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home, and Aliens. My favorite book is Sphere.


Politically I would qualify myself as a classical liberal or libertarian. I have friends both ultra liberal and ultra conservative. At times I will post political items that you will not like, no matter your side of the spectrum. Feel free to comment. I value an educated opinion, and a good argument.

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Is smoking marijuana a requirement for working at this McDonald's location? The people working the drive through are always so high, they never get my order correct
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I came for breakfast at 10am. Was served with cold food about 2 minutes before walking out at 11:30am. Yes it was very busy. But I didn't walk out soon enough. I will not be back.
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Woman at the drive through window was talking on her cell phone while filling my order. No straws, no napkins, no ketchup, the wrong sauces for my mcnuggets, half a mcflury and a missing large fries. I wont be going back.
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