AF: Not debt free any more | Page 3 | Allpar Forums
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Not debt free any more

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Beentherebefore, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. aldo90731

    Staff Member Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes:
    20,256
    It was $1.88/gallon at Fred Meyer —the local Kroger grocer— minus my $0.03 discount. I think I saw a $0.20 spread from regular to premium.
     
    #41 aldo90731, Apr 27, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2020
  2. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    5,184
    Likes:
    9,985
    My Mustang drains a battery pretty quickly, about a week. I had installed a cut-off switch, but I left the switch “on” because I was testing the battery every morning to see if it was draining. I seemed to be doing ok, and then I didn’t check it for a week and the battery was completely dead. I have a trickle charger, but I didn’t want to use it with an extension cord until I got a more reliable cord...by the time I did, it was dead and the charger won’t charge it.

    Ugh...I hate electrical problems.

    I’m headed over in a few minutes to get a new battery...the dead one is only a month old!! I’ll ask if it can be saved, but I have a feeling it’s too far gone, sitting fully discharged for probably a week. For peace of mind, probably better to replace anyway. It’s going to the shop tomorrow to diagnose the drain issue.

    Ugh again.
     
  3. Tony K

    Tony K Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2019
    Messages:
    778
    Likes:
    1,080
    I think it's a combination of the standard factors and bank specific factors that they then do an individualized refactoring on - IOW, depending on a number of different criteria, one person's score might rely more heavily on one set of factors, whereas another person's will be somewhat different. The big misunderstanding some are under that may explain the differences is that FICO does not factor in age, employment status, asset, or income. IOW, FICO scores your credit performance, not your creditworthiness potential.

    I've had problems with both of my MOPARS, but apparently it's mostly a function of having old or just bad batteries that leads the computer to outright kill them in a manner of a week or two. Suggest trying merely removing the "Ignition-Off Draw" circuit fuse, and see if that's sufficient to keep the battery from being sapped. The advantage if that works is you don't have to carry a wrench/pliers to do it.
     
  4. codypet

    codypet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,259
    Likes:
    1,211
    This was my understanding talking to the bank about this very recently. The hinted my lifestyle was different when I bought the house vs refi. Well I make more money then back then, I have a better credit score back then. But we also have a child now. I suspect the Mrs being a SAHM and the baby is the deciding factor.
     
    Tony K likes this.
  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
    Staff Member Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2001
    Messages:
    34,644
    Likes:
    20,038
    I have a screw-thing on my Valiant to disconnect it easily when it's not going to be used for a while. It has a small battery drain, nothing beyond spec, but still... I have no idea what uses battery on a 1974 Valiant when the ignition is off. There are no lights on when it's sitting around (the trunk light switch was bad when I got it, I disconnected the trunk light entirely and never restored it.)
     
    Zagnut27 likes this.
  6. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2015
    Messages:
    3,030
    Likes:
    3,887
    Thanks, l currently do my banking at a CU so maybe that will help. My wife, who works in the dental field is 9 years from SS and my main income is from a state pension, plus I work for one of the big box home improvement stores. In a year and a half I'll be 62 and even though it's reduced because of my pension I'm going to start my SS then cut back a bit on my hours at work. I want to finish the house before I become too old to enjoy it.
     
    Tony K likes this.
  7. Bill Sample

    Bill Sample Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    299
    Likes:
    42
    Fuel prices - I'm lucky enough to live near a new gas station that has ignited a price war near exit 28 on I 84 in Southington CT. A new Go Happy opened, prices at a Fleet station down the road bottomed at $1.15.9 - they're now up to 1.25.9. I feel like looking for a Hemi top celebrate!
     
  8. ShawnP

    ShawnP Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2018
    Messages:
    350
    Likes:
    383
    I got mid-grade yesterday in the Louisville area at 1.29 with fuel points.

    I'll enjoy this low gas.
     
  9. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    5,184
    Likes:
    9,985
    That sounds like the one I have. My brother told me about it, because ironically his 94(?) Mustang also drains the battery, and he doesn’t drive it frequently so it makes sense to use a cut-of switch. Here’s the one I have:

    519181E4-FB5C-474A-853B-EF392BBC6825.jpeg
     
    freshforged likes this.
  10. JKU12

    JKU12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes:
    4,044
    Jealous, still almost $3 here for 89. But better than mid 4's! Filled up the Durango for the first time in over 6 weeks just the other day. And that's with the two Jeeps being 100% parked. Crazy times.
     
    aldo90731 likes this.
  11. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2000
    Messages:
    14,318
    Likes:
    3,760
    Prices locally are $1.45ish (87 octane). I've only spent $10 on fuel this month (telecommute daily). Only time I go out is to take daughter to work (twice a week 1 mile away), go to the dump and to the store. Probably won't have to get more gas for another week or so.
     
  12. freshforged

    freshforged Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,863
    Likes:
    2,326
    Had one very similar to this on the old (h)El Camino.
     
    Zagnut27 likes this.
  13. freshforged

    freshforged Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,863
    Likes:
    2,326
    Similar here, I swear, walla walla has insanity high prices—even regionally.
     
  14. plymouth1

    plymouth1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    797
    Likes:
    358
    I just paid $1.75 for Premium 91 octane in Wisconsin. Last week one station in the State made National news as the lowest in the Nation at 75 cents a gallon for Regular grade. Most are around $1.25 gallon
     
  15. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
    Staff Member Level III Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2001
    Messages:
    34,644
    Likes:
    20,038
    That's the gizmo, or at least something similar to it.
     
    Zagnut27 likes this.
  16. tabutler

    tabutler Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    Messages:
    44
    Likes:
    60
    I filled my RAM 2500 6.4 on Sunday for $35. It was 1.359 for mid-grade in Coastal Georgia. Normal fill-up would be over $70. I was very pleased.
     
  17. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    5,184
    Likes:
    9,985
    I dropped the Mustang off this morning to be fixed and they called me a couple hours ago with an update. There were some minor issues with the front suspension, no biggie, and they discovered that the electrical issues were being caused by the Sync module/radio not going to sleep. Ford doesn’t make the necessary parts anymore, but they called around and found what I need and can probably have everything done by tomorrow.

    So, suspension fix is nice. A working radio will be AWESOME. But the fact that I was actually right about it being the Sync module/radio being the culprit...holy cow, I was RIGHT, how often does that happen??!! I may not get to enjoy it for long, because that may just be one of the horsemen of the apocalypse. :D
     
    Dave Z, tlc, aldo90731 and 2 others like this.

Share This Page

Loading...
 We are not affiliated with FCA. We make no claims regarding validity or accuracy of information or advice. Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.