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Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater
Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater

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The Philosophy of Oil Changes and Inspections
Automobiles of today are far less maintenance-intensive.    Fluids, filters, and spark plugs all last
longer.    Cars once required service
every three months or 3,000 miles.   Now
the most basic service – an oil change – has moved to a 12-15 month or 7,500...
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Air suspension on Bentley GT and Flying Spur series cars
The Bentley GT-series were the first cars from Crewe to use
air suspension instead of conventional steel coil springs.   In doing this Bentley followed the lead of
corporate parent VW (and Audi) along with Mercedes, BMW, and Land Rover.   Air suspension all...
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Vintage Cars and Flood Damage - Can They Be Saved?
Among the hundreds of thousands of cars flooded by Hurricane
Harvey there are some collector vehicles, and owners will face the challenge - what to do with them?    Modern cars are usually insured, and fairly easily replaced.   It can be a hardship, but the...
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Hurricane Harvey and the Flood of Damaged Cars
Hurricane Harvey flooded at least half a millions cars
according to current reports.     Whenever a disaster like this occurs we see
news stories about the financial losses, both for uninsured car owners and for
insurance companies.   We read about the
mena...
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Wiring Damage in Cars - what causes it and what it looks like
When we diagnose electrical problems in cars the most common
finding is failed components.   Light
bulbs come first, followed by motors of various sorts, and then switches and
finally sensors.   We can see burnt out
bulbs but other component failures are of...
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A Death in the Night, and Pause for Thought
This morning I arrived work to a disturbing piece of
news.   “A pedestrian got killed by a car
last night in . . . .”   Our complex is
home to a fleet of emergency ambulances and we hear lots of things, but deaths
still stand out. “She used to live at the S...
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More Questions About the Reliquary
I’ve been asked to discuss some of the
questions I see swirling round the discovery of the reliquary in
Jamestown.   I wrote about the remarkable
find last week on this same blog. The later Anglican church at Jamestown (as reconstructed at the turn of the 2...
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The Reliquary, and burials in the Jamestown church
The Reliquary It’s been several years since the discovery of a reliquary
in a 1609 grave of in the chancel of the recently rediscovered first church in
Jamestown Virginia.   I’ve been surprised
how little discussion this has stirred in the Anglican and Cath...
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Thoughts on Maintenance Costs - to do or not to do?
Several of my recent articles have highlighted expensive
repairs on Bentley and other high end cars.   The response to my articles has been quite mixed.   Some people have accepted my words as advice,
and they thank me for telling them what to expect.   Oth...
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Maintenance Issues on the Bentley GT Series
The GT is without a doubt best engineered and most
successful modern car in Bentley’s history.   The GT is the first Bentley designed by a full engineering team, using
one foundation (VW powertrain engineering.)   The days of grafting together parts from ot...
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