Ah I see now how its done after reviewing all of your photos. The original OEM Clock Face is removed and replaced with a Clear cutout from a CD Case and the "New Roman Numeral Clockface" is applied behind the new clear cutout.
I have a 2001, do you remove the Chrysler Wing logo emblem sticker from the original OEM clock Face and apply to the "New Roman Numeral Clockface" ?
300kam by 300michael Apr 25, 2002 (01:35 pm)
>>The surface area comes into play here too. More smaller holes can allow the more air to enter then fewer larger holes. << Not exactly. If you had, say, a 5" x 5" opening, the most flow would occur with one 5" x 5" hole. Each time you divide that space, you lose the area of whatever you're dividing it with. For instance, but a piece of window screen in that hole, and you reduce the flow by 50% or more. If you have two air filters with the same surface area (ie: their total size if you were to unfold the fabric/paper), the only way one will flow more than the other is if the "holes" are bigger. The surface area of a K&N filter is virtually the same as a modern factory filter. K&N filters do indeed have bigger "holes" than factory paper filters. They compensate for this by oiling the fabric, which grabs the particles out of the airstream. So, in theory at least, a clean, properly oiled (NOT overoiled, which is common) K&N air filter *should* flow a bit more air than a stock OEM paper filter. But here's some food for thought: I race motorcycles, and we do a lot of tuning on my sponsor's DynoJet dyno. We've found on a fuel-injected engine, replacing the OEM air filter with a properly-oiled K&N filter often results in a *loss* of one or two hp (this being on a 600cc SuperSport racebike making about 100 hp at the rear wheel.) Swapping a clean, dry (not oiled) K&N filter for an OEM filter generally causes no change in hp output, and sometimes a small bump. Quite a few mc racers run dry K&Ns. Another data point. A friend is an engineer at Cummins engine, and he showed me the results of extensive testing they did on K&N filters with heavy earthmoving equipment. They found that under normal jobsite conditions (ie: very dusty) the engines using K&N filters showed more wear (mostly valve seat and cylinder wall) than the control group, which used paper filters. Keep in mind that the filter expense for a company maintaining a fleet of heavy equipment is very high, so my friend at Cummins said they were actually hoping to see the K&N filters do better, as it could reduce operating expenses considerably. It wasn't to be, however. With all that said, I have K&N filters in all my 4-wheeled vehicles, including the '99 300M I recently purchased. I'm not driving in jobsite conditions and it's cheaper in the long run vs. buying paper filters. But best off all, I put the sticker on the airbox, tell the kid at Jiffy Lube about it when I'm in for an oil change, and he doesn't drag me out into the service bay to show me the dirty airfilter that really should be replaced for $$.
Ahhh........... I feel so much better now. My original Chrysler dealer, Madison Chrysler/Plymouth in Madison, CT just called. At first, I wasn't going to answer the phone because I saw who was calling, but I QUICKLY changed my mind!
How funny, after all these YEARS, they know my phone number! Too bad they never used it when they SHOULD have!
He wanted to know if I still had my 300M. That was about all he had the chance to say until I finally told him what I think of their dealership, their owners and their factory rep!! I was very nice, but he got a short recap of 3 years frustration in about 3 minutes! I'm sure he's sorry he ever called this number! At least he knows exactly how I feel and why I would NEVER recommend his dealership to ANYONE- friend or foe! Must have taken his dinner break now! )
Also never heard another word about that $175.00 bill that Chrysler Financial sent me a while back. I never called them to inquire about it and they never called me or sent another bill. Can't wait until this comes to a head as I am sure it will!
My ears are ringing now. Bet they're having a big discussion about me! Good. I hope they remember EVERY word that I said because I meant every last word!
Thanks for the tips re <rant type="paranoid"/>. I'll try to remember that for next time!
Try this: download his file and save as "Rich Text Format". I think you'll find that it is indistinguishable from the same document in .doc format, except that it is only about 10k instead of 27k.
Also, while you are correct that Word Pad will handle the .doc, and Word Pad is distributed with Windows, that doesn't help those folks not running MSFT OS's. I'm quite certain we have posters here running on Macs, and I'd be surprised if we didn't have a Linux user or three as well.
Mike, this is not a slam to you. As I said, it's great you've gone to the trouble to compile and maintain the list and provide it on your web site. But why would you want to exclude anybody from taking advantage of it? It's not a big deal to me, and thus I've already wasted too much of everybody's time with it, but sometimes I just can't help myself. It's sort of an illness; please forgive me!
#17011 of 26385 fastdriver - So nice to finally vent
Apr 25, 2002 (2:27 pm)
Ahh, I know exactly what you mean and how it feels. MCI/Worldcom tried to screw me over once with a high bill due to a mistake they did. Fortunately good old Pac Bell came to my rescue. Not only did I write a nasty letter to the president of MCI but whenever they are calling me these days and asking me to switch, they get to hear my story And then at the end I tell them: No, I don't mind paying more for AT&T...
ok, good points. I have not tried to actually save this doc as rtf, but agree with you that it is more portable this way in a sense that you can read it on almost any platform. its just that whenever you have a lot of formatting, tables, etc in a word doc, it usually looses formatting stuff when you save it in simpler format (rtf..m, txt, msword 95/97)....
Blonda, you're right, SM. I am on the 15 south M-F. Monday & Tuesday, afternoon and early (5:30ish) the other 3 days. My LS is silver with chrome wheels and Borla exhaust tips pointing down. I look for you and Big Red every time I'm on the 15 in the CM area. Ain't the 15 grand?! Where else can you go 90 and hardly get noticed!?
I was think of getting a few of our club members together and crashing your Carlsbad party, but I didn't want to spoil your fun . The biggest reason I opted for the Lincoln (besides I bleed Ford Blue) over the M was the FWD issue. I'd had it with cars that had so much weight up front that they plowed instead of turned. I'm not trying to start the FWD/RWD war all over aagin, just personal preference. And to be fair, I never drove the M. I saw the LS at the car show in 98 (?) and fell in love with it. The M is definitly one of the best looking cars out there! I hope DC doesn't go the way of Olds and make all their cars look alike, just a different size.
Enjoy your M's and keep up the interesting reading!