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    Figuring out how things work / looking to rent a clue. Can l buy a vowel?

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  1. robert k

    Dirty fuel to make a come back

    I unintentionally got half a tank of the cheap stuff last time. I was on a long drive today and noticed no difference. Of course my L300 has a euro2 engine in it. I used hi silver diesel for years in heavy equipment, have seen many people put it in their diesel pickups and never saw a problem because of it. As for JJ's motorhome, you might add a quart or two of motor oil if you have no choice but off fuel. #2 is only, injection pumps lasted a long time with it. #1 is a lot less oily. Fuel systems for 1980's Freightliner trucks was assembled with pipe dope on threads and #1 diesel dissolved the pipe dope and made them leak. I repaired many of them in the 90's.
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    Globe's Mobile WiFi Ripoff

    I just put Globe load on my phone and pay as you go, 5 php per 15 minutes, unlimited in that you won't be throttled, you still only get whatever speed is available. I was able to download Skyrim Elder Scrolls V, 10 GB in about 40 minutes with speeds ranging from 1.5 -3.2 mbp/s so 15 php. Turn it off when you aren't using it. Globe does my heavy lifting. Just put load on your phone, don't! select a promo and turn data on and you are automatically on pay as you go. I use a dual SIM phone and Smart works best for me day to day with the Giga50, 1GB data plus 300 MB YouTube, plus the current free hour of YouTube. Once again, turn off when not using. The thing about the Smart Giga promo is the data rolls over as long as you register again before the previous promo expires. I just registered again and I have 3.5 GB of "shareable" data at the moment. I also recommend using Smart load cards of 500 php denomination because there may be(85) free texts, I believe I have about 500 texts at the moment just from loading the phone over the last year. This fits my lifestyle for now and may be at least a workable option for the OP for now, IE, pay as you go on a phone for globe. Many plans seem to be about providing the least while extracting the most. Hope you find something that works for you.
  3. If it's not mandatory, should be fine.
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    Hard Hit By The Rain!

    Queeny, I'm near Naga CamSur on Luzon and while we get rain, not evidently like OMW is experiencing. No flooding here as far as I can tell.
  5. I manage my affairs from the Philippines. I don't Actually do business IN the Philippines. I do have two personal assistants/keepers. Just in case I go all Johnny Weissmuller. I gave them the slip Friday as a test and told them they have to be more vigilant.
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    Bought another scooter...

    I had a Suzuki GD 110, reliable economical little beast. Hand clutch as they say here. I let the gf ride it and that's how I learned it would run upside down.
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    How did you decide to move to the Philippines

    To start with, I find that business drags me back to the US every year, although I try to spend most of the year in the Philippines. I first visited in 2012 at age 47. No regrets. I couldn't have come sooner, some would say I should have waited, but I did it my way and everything turned out okay. I had things slow cooking financially in the US and I couldn't have pushed it faster if I were there and the wait, even on a shoestring was more pleasant in the Philippines.
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    Easiest Excerise for Health

    I believe walking is the best exercise, not the most enjoyable or the fastest. I like me to walk fast enough to feel some burn. I drive to different areas sometimes for a little variety in the walk. It ought to be good for some me time also. What if you said, Honey, I'm going for a 10 km walk! Want to come along?
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    How Safe is Philippines?

    No, I wasn't assuming malice. I do have to tell you Dave that I admire you telling about the scam. Most people would keep it secret instead of " telling the truth to shame the 😈".
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    How Safe is Philippines?

    Dave, spending 780k php out the door on a new car, a durable good is hardly bragging. Modest car that it is also. Reliable all time of day transportation is important to me. If I absolutely had to have a McDonald's double cheeseburger, I would have to catch the bus to Naga before 8 pm and I would be staying overnight or taking a taxi home without my own transportation. I'd have had my old car fixed if I hadn't had abysmal experience with mechanics working on it (Toyota Tamaraw). I had the same experience with my Jeep 4 years ago, take it to be fixed, have to tell them how to fix it, repair whatever else they messed up after getting it back(brakes). I took my Jeep to the radiator shop with a simple leak at the water neck. Got it back with 3 of 4 hose clamps loose and 3 leaks. Not bragging, I just consider a new vehicle a necessity for me. I thought the story of carrying the purchase price of the car around was humorous in an, is it safe thread? It tickled my sense of the ridiculous.
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    How Safe is Philippines?

    No, actually all my long suffering, hard work and perseverance has paid off. Kilograms? You are thinking too small. I am still the modest fellow I always was though.
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    Express lane fees

    Before and after the abolition of the Mandatory! express lane fees, I was going to the Dumaguete office. Ask any expat who was using that office in 2014. Express lane fee and then you wait 4 days. Many would just leave their passport at the office for 2 months.
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    How Safe is Philippines?

    And to think I was walking around today with 850k on me in a backpack. The car was finally delivered. The dealer was dragging their feet (does it really take 5 hours to turn over a car?) So I went to SM mall for lunch. I opened the backpack for the guard and he didn't even look, that or he's bored with seeing 1/2 kilo of thousand peso bills. If I had the problems some people in the Philippines describe? I'd move.
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    Express lane fees

    I'm okay with a choice of express or not. I just extended for 59 days today for 3,150 normal speed. I received a chit saying I could pick up my passport in 7 days, which is fine with me, not going anywhere this week. I don't miss the extortion of the express lane fee of the old days, especially since it took days to get your passport back anyway. What is the difference between having to come back in 4 days or 7 days? Neither is convenient. For a time last year I had the best of both worlds, 1 hour service with no express lane fee! Too bad someone had to clarify the situation!
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    Quality At Cdr King

    I brought all the flash drives and micro SD cards I thought I would need and even a 256gb flash drive, just because. Half of the ones I got were Amazon add on items, too cheap to sell by themselves because of postage costs. It's a plan I have not regretted.