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  3. Hammer

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    A 107 (5.9) today. (too many cashews again.) Fundad, yes, I forgot that today's vehicles have that "Service" light on the dashboard to tell you when to change your oil. What I don't like about that, is that when you take the vehicle in to get the oil changed before the "service" light comes on, they won't reset the service light, so it will come on sometime later on, even though you've had the oil changed. On my Durango, if the service light comes on, I just need to push the "Start" button without putting my foot on the brake, and that will cause the "Accessory" light to come on. Once that light comes on, I just need to full depress the gas pedal slowly, three times in less than 10 seconds, then turn the ignition switch to off by again, pressing the "Start" button without putting your foot on the brake, and that will reset the light. (and the dealer wants to charge us how much to do that?)
  4. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    6.6 Happy Holiday
  5. TX_Clint

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    81 today
  6. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    104 today.
  7. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    94 today.
  8. FunDad62

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    130 Happy country-in-turmoil Independence Day to everyone in the USA. To everyone else, happy Saturday! 😀 @Hammer - The owners manuals these days will not give an oil change schedule. They tell you the dash info screen will let you know when to change it. Most go by a percentage, starting at 100 and decreasing as you drive. It was tough for me to "wait" until my car told me because I grew up old school changing the oil myself every 3,000 miles. I love the synthetics now.
  9. Diana_CT

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    156 I was thinking where did this reading come from, I didn't have anything high carbs... but then I remembered the chocolate milk shake. We (I have company for the weekend at the cottage) went into to P'town (Provincetown) and we walked around the town. Everyone was compliant with the requirement of wearing masks, it was from what I saw was 100%. The restaurants were open with outside dining, and most of them have patios overlooking the harbor. Thursday we ate at a restaurant on the pier in Wellfleet just down from the road from the cottage, I like their New England Clam Chowder because they don't use any flour or corn starch to thicken it, a lot less carbs. On the agenda for today... roasting on the beach.
  10. Hammer

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    A 103 (5.7) today. Fundad, that's correct. The owner's manual for your car will tell you when to change the oil, but the numbers that they give are very conservative. When they first developed synthetic oil, they tested it against regular motor oil. They had two identical car engines mounted in a lab, and they ran these engines non-stop for 75,000 miles in the lab. When they tore down the engines to inspect them, they found that, normally, there are the manufacturer's ID makers in the engine that typically wears off in the first few thousand miles. Those ID markers were worn off in the engine that used the regular motor oil, but they were still there in the engine that used the synthetic oil. That was an unheard of thing, but it showed the researchers just how good the synthetic oil was. If you only drive your car for 1,000 miles a year, then check your oil at the end of that year. If it uses synthetic oil, and it looks milky white, that means that it has water in it, so it needs to be changed. If it doesn't look milky white, then there is no need to change it. Of course, if you want to change it anyway to give you peace of mind, then go ahead and change it.
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  12. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    6.1 A Shih tzu I once had had to stay in hospital overnight, so I came home , took my pillow case off its pillow & returned to the vets with it for them to give to her. The vet commented on how she had snuggled into it. Ive had some wonderful dogs.
  13. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    A 100 today. early shopping and walking. too fat, Atkins shake.
  14. FunDad62

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    123 Most newer cars will tell you when to change the oil based on your driving habits.
  15. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    87 today. @IrinaHarr - That makes sense about Bella but those clothes can sure get funky lol...
  16. IrinaHarr

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    Bella likes the feel of being close to her human My 8-weeks old westie puppy I had 18 years ago was whining in her kennel at night (separation anxiety) and I was told to put my old T-shirt I wore that day in the kennel for the night to keep her happy. Worked like a charm! No a peep all night 🐕 133 today for me.
  17. TX_Clint

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    92 today
  18. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Thursday, July 2 5:25 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 117 Breakfast: avocado, Dang That's Good! chocolate sea salt bar, coffee 12:03 PM (before lunch): 102 Lunch: salad (leftover grilled stew beef, two slices Dubliner, olives, lettuce), SlimFast keto bar (whipped peanut butter chocolate) 6:26 PM (before dinner): 92 Dinner: homemade queso burrito (shredded cheese, leftover stew beef, sauteed mini bell peppers), 1 oz. pork rinds, Truly Spiked & Sparkling seltzer, coffee with heavy cream 8:58 PM: 100 Average for the day: 103 Macronutrients: 56 grams carbs (30 grams fiber), 127 grams fat, 104 grams protein Calories: 1,817
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  20. Hammer

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    An 84 (4.67) today. Ran, it's not necessary to change your oil that often. They recommend every so many miles or every 6 months, but with today's cars that use synthetic oil, you can change your oil every 25,000 miles if you use a true synthetic and not a synthetic blend. Since we have a yearly safety inspection in my state, I usually get my oil changed when I get the safety inspection. I also had to change the tires on my VW Jetta TDi last year, as they were dry rotted. (They were 8 years old and only had 24,000 miles on them.) The tires on my Dodge Durango are a concern for me, since I don't drive it much and the tires will probably dry rot also.(they won't be cheap, as they are 18 inch tires.) This is why I let my friend borrow it for hunting season and tell her to put some miles on it. I'd rather the tires wear out, as opposed to dry rotting.
  21. adiantum

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    6.7 body thermostat still out of order & it feels great, yesterday went from 12C to 25C ...53F/77F FunDad, we call 18wheelers a semi trailer. I've also hit a telegraph pole & damn that hurt. I was T boned so hard that it put me on the footpath into the pole which in turn pushed me back onto the road. I blame that for my painful hips . The cat Bella = true loyalty !! Ran.. I didnt know an oil change was to be made that often . Ive booked my car in for one next week.
  22. ran23

    Amazon practices

    Almost shiny stuff. My first China order from Amazon was Titanium utensils/chopsticks. Well made and still in use.
  23. ran23

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    105 today early, wife had Lab tests at 6:30. Hammer, I also put very little mileage on my truck, a Toyota 2007 Hilux Surf/4Runner, 4.0 L petrol V6. Last year I changed out tyres with only 20K on them. Last year, Cooper Discoverer A/T 3. I average maybe 2 oil changes a year, with less than 1,000 miles driven, but 5-6 months. How about you?
  24. TX_Clint

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    88 today.
  25. meyery2k

    Amazon practices

    In general, I have to agree that many products manufactured in China are of inferior quality and usually priced so. If I buy with that expectation, then I am not disappointed. The item fails, I exclaim, "Cheap Chinese crap!", my daughter clucks at me not to say Chinese, and into the trash can it goes. One surprising exception is my wrist GPS. When I ride, I wanted a wrist GPS that could also store my riding data. Garmin and Wahoo products, while excellent, cost far more than I wanted to pay. I can use my phone but the battery will drain and the phone is more useful as a phone in an emergency rather than as a GPS. Fitbit, while fairly inexpensive, connects to the phone and uses the phone's GPS which drains the battery. I came across this product called Amazfit that was a rather largish watch sized GPS and exercise tracker for $150. I had a bunch of Amazon points stored on a Visa card so I would end up spending about $20 for the thing. I saw it was made in China. Researched it a bit and, while it did everything I would like at the right price, it had very mixed reviews. I ordered one expecting a cheap piece of junk. I was surprised because right out of the box it had a solid feel. Not too heavy but not flimsy. I have had it for one year and through all the rain, sun exposure, salt air, and falls, it actually still works. Once in a while they will update the app (Android) and something goes wrong with the app but they seem to fix it within a few days. While I would still prefer a Garmin or Wahoo device, if anyone is looking for a cheap tracker, this one works quite well as long as you go in knowing what to expect. The more expensive devices will pair with power meters, cadence meters, and all kinds of other gear that I don't use. It is also a decent heart rate monitor. One thing I have learned in cycling is that it is very easy to overspend on shiny stuff. Generally, just sticking to good basic items is the way to go.
  26. meyery2k

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    101 today. Bella might get mistaken for the wash. She is sleeping in my dirty bike clothes (yuk).
  27. IrinaHarr

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    122 today. I always wanted a bat-mobile
  28. FunDad62

    2020 Morning FBG readings

    116 - get to knock off work at 1:00 today and with tomorrow's holiday and a vacation day on Monday, I have a 4-day weekend. @adiantum - There used to be a car like that here. It was a Subaru Brat I believe. My ex-father in law had one. As for 18 wheeler's, over here they're referred to as tractor-trailers or semi-trucks. I used to ride in one in my younger years and even drove one a few times. I hit a telephone pole trying to make a tight turn. Lol. And I used to drive fire trucks when I was a firefighter. @Hammer - That's a good looking vehicle. I've never owned a Dodge but I've always admired their vehicles appearance.
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