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  1. The bowl problem, is most likely your grommet. Juices can get in between the bowl and grommet causing it to slip, perhaps get a thicker grommet or your can switch to paper towels, that will eliminate the problem. As far a cleaning, make sure you're at least rinsing it out after every session. I scrub my hookah about once a week with a stem and base brush. You wan tot clean to prevent ghosting and some nasty build up, so you can have the cleanest smoke every session. To prevent rust and such make sure it dries well. If you're having trouble putting the stem into the base, youre base grommet is too big. Perhaps go to a local shop with the set up and see what they have that fits better. EDIT: Any pictures of your new pipe?
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  2. Post what you find to be your most exciting moment in your hookah career... For me, it's gotta be either obtaining/smoking for the first time my dream hookah, my Al Nawras Solid Brass Syrian, or the first time I smoked Tangiers Indian Summer.
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  3. Give 'em what they really want, but are afraid to ask for -- front row seats at the honeymoon!
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  4. Ordering stuff online. For a long time I just dealt with local shops, bought the things that they had (after smoking only nak and el basha for 2-3 years, it blew my mind when I found a local place that carried AF). When I started buying things online and signed up for HF it opened an entirely new world of products/brands to me. It hasn't always been an easy road (fuck you, Canada Customs), but as someone who loves experimenting with new things and trying new things, it has changed the part of my life involving hookahs drastically. I now have an amazing selection of hookahs in all styles from all over the world, a big stock of different tobaccos and an intricate knowledge that would not have been possible without the internet. I've come a long way from my one little syrian pipe and smoking mainly Nak DA (I still love you), and I still find myself being surprised by how much I have learned and how much I still have to learn.
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  5. [quote name='cotsi95' timestamp='1336674964' post='547071'] Also if your trans has burnt up clutches a tranny flush can make the tranny stop working completely. The old fluid has partcles suspended in it that if the clutches are worn actually help them grip. If you flush that fluid it can make the clutches slip completely. It's a 50/50 shot on if it will fix or kill the trans. Tranny rebuilds are usually in the neighborhood of 1,000-2,000$ from a good shop with a decent warranty. My advice is take it to a good trans shop and see what they say. From experience (4 trannys on my jeep) your clutches in the trans are shot. Usually when this happens it will only work sometimes and when the trans gets hot and the fluid thins out the clutches slip. As for the tie rod/ brake question look on autozone.com and just buy them locally. A tie rod is simple to do with basic tools. Just make sure you count how many turns the old one takes to take off and put the new one on the same amount. Brakes are also extremely easy to do. You can save some money and just have them turned if they are not warn down to bad or warped. Usually costs 10$ a rotor. A little trick on disk brakes is to push the piston back inside the caliper with some clamps. This way you wont need to rebleed the system afterwards. Any other questions? [/quote] Spot on, The new fluid will have a lower friction coefficient, un-noticed slip will turn to crazy-slip. I just thought of a possibility, pretty unlikely, but since someone has been digging around under the hood - be sure they didn't cock-up the shift cable, especially the little nylon & EDPM composite one that holds the cable as it enters the transmission. A miss-adjusted/damaged cable would result in the valve not opening completely, slow shifts/partial shifts would occur. The PCM would not return an err on a linkage problem. Remote possibility: Do the brakes feel mushy? At idle does the heater take an unusually longer time to switch from air coming out demister to coming out the floor outlet? Don't dump any miracle-in-a-can into the gearbox, I know it's tempting, Some of them will actually make the trans shift clean - only for a while - but they will compound repair cost. Disc brakes, yes, compress the pistons before removal, if you are servicing the rear, where is the handbrake actuator system located? Some close the caliper, and you need to manually return the piston to home (new pad) position. The task can be simple, or simply a pain in the plums. Don't be afraid of brake work, it's easy, or maybe more accurately, simple; heavy, filthy, nasty, but mechanically simple to do. As for tie rod ends on a ford edge, it's really hard to replace them - mainly because a Ford Edge doesn't have any!!!!
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  6. The issue with the bowl on the stem could be the grommet, but it could also be an oddly shaped bowl. I have a mod bowl that is kind of oval shaped on the bottom and it wont seal on ANY grommet i have, other than paper toweling it. BTW, if you dont know how to use a paper towel as a grommet, you just wet a strip of paper towel, and wrap it around the stem/hose/whatever you are sealing, then you put the bowl on. it works great, and is form fitting. I clean my hookah very rarely, but you really SHOULD clean it ever time you use it, or at least once a week. Just to be certain it doesn't rust/deteriorate. The base grommet issue.. It sounds like the grommet is a bit too large for the base/stem combination. I'd suggest looking for a grommet that fits a little better, or rubbing a little water on the grommet before sliding the stem in usually works for me. I've never used chapstick as skeet suggested, but I'm sure it would work pretty well
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  7. Tangiers Marathon session at lounge with my boys! oh and the moment I realized Eric doesn't hate me.
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  8. Honestly, I wouldnt get them anything personally. You should just get an eight ball for your bachelor party.
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  9. Thanks...it hurts
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  10. Well at least it ended sooner rather than later where it could have been much harder of a split (divorce is much more of a bitch than simply breaking up is I imagine). This only means she wasn't the right one. The right one is still out there and you will find her soon enough.
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  11. Also if your trans has burnt up clutches a tranny flush can make the tranny stop working completely. The old fluid has partcles suspended in it that if the clutches are worn actually help them grip. If you flush that fluid it can make the clutches slip completely. It's a 50/50 shot on if it will fix or kill the trans. Tranny rebuilds are usually in the neighborhood of 1,000-2,000$ from a good shop with a decent warranty. My advice is take it to a good trans shop and see what they say. From experience (4 trannys on my jeep) your clutches in the trans are shot. Usually when this happens it will only work sometimes and when the trans gets hot and the fluid thins out the clutches slip. As for the tie rod/ brake question look on autozone.com and just buy them locally. A tie rod is simple to do with basic tools. Just make sure you count how many turns the old one takes to take off and put the new one on the same amount. Brakes are also extremely easy to do. You can save some money and just have them turned if they are not warn down to bad or warped. Usually costs 10$ a rotor. A little trick on disk brakes is to push the piston back inside the caliper with some clamps. This way you wont need to rebleed the system afterwards. Any other questions?
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  12. [quote]I'm going to stop wasting my breath on people who have their heads stuck so far up some holes and are too afraid to actually do some research.[/quote] You must breathe pretty hard while typing if that's an issue here. Maybe it's from all those arrogant assumptions you're making about what research other people have and have not done. [quote]I won't be replying back to here as there is nothing more to say. [/quote] That is excellent news. The less anti-vaxxers speak, the better for [url=http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html]everyone.[/url]
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  13. [quote name='DrSmokes' timestamp='1334371830' post='544876'] Did you know that the litigations against him have been dropped [i]because his studies were actually scientific?[/quote][/i] Simply, flatly untrue. The main study re: MMR was [i]not[/i] scientifically rigorous or valid. Only 12 children were included in the study, and their records were faked to begin with, and did not match up with their previous records. The majority of the children had shown signs of autism prior to the examination. More importantly, since then, studies have been conducted in nearly every first world country, from independent (read: Non-"Big Pharma") sources, much more rigorous than just 12 children with faked records, and have consistently, repeatedly found that there is absolutely no connection whatsoever between the vaccines and autism. [quote]Just because he was on the payroll of a lawyer doesn't mean shit.[/quote] It doesn't mean "shit." It does mean that the doctor's motivations are at best questionable. However, you are right to point out that this doesn't necessarily mean the study is invalid. However, the actual facts of the case do this already. [quote]All the studies done for drugs are paid for by the pharma company wanting to sell them...[/quote] Not true. Pharmaceutical companies do test their drugs, which is required of them by law. Independent studies, however, are also conducted all the time, for various reasons. [quote]Good luck trying to find a scientific method study done with drugs.[/quote] Toss a rock at a medical journal; you'll hit one. [quote]Man, you guys really need to do some of your own research and not listen to what other people say.[/quote] Mirror, sir; mirror. [quote]99% of the medications on the market aren't even scientifically studied correctly.[/quote] Pretty sure you just pulled that one out of thin air, but I'll bite. Source? [quote]And if you think that anti-vax people are causing diseases,[/quote] It's a plain fact. They are causing diseases. Because of them, vaccination numbers have dropped significantly in the US and UK. We have lost herd immunity on, for example, the measles, which has caused many, many illnesses, as well as some deaths. [quote]There's tons of information showing exactly why vaccines don't work, showing correlations to many other diseases, and all the information on ALL THE TOXINS you are injecting directly into your blood stream.[/quote] Yes, I am aware that anti-vaxxers like to twist actual facts and make up others, as well as express their ignorance about medical science, loudly and publicly. I've been exposed to a woeful amount of it over the years. Fact is, it's all bogus. The "toxins" bit there is particularly laughable; do you even know what a vaccine is? Or what a toxin is?
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  14. Indeed. There was one doctor who generated most of the vaccine/autism crap - because he was being paid to do so by a lawyer who was running a big lawsuit. He invented data, twisted data, and came up with a set of conclusions in his study that had nothing to do with the truth. In the end, he will be a worse mass-murderer of children than anybody in history. Z
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  15. [quote name='DrSmokes' timestamp='1334246368' post='544714'] [quote name='Captain Ziad' timestamp='1334196884' post='544662'] DrSmokes - therapy is available. Get help now. Z [/quote] It's people like you that need to do a lil reading every once in a while. I have to do research, as I'm a health care practitioner. I can't help it if I've looked passed the smoke and mirrors and fear mongering of the government, big pharma, and the medical establishment. But thank you for your concern, I'm doing just fine and will continue to be fine. [/quote] Yeah, no. Vaccines save lives. People who aren't vaccinating their children due to this poisonous conspiracy fear mongering is causing thousands of pointless illnesses, and so far has cost hundreds of people in the US and the UK their lives. The appearance of HIV had nothing to do with vaccines. Every independent, scientifically rigorous test ever conducted has consistently debunked this anti-vax nonsense, and the rest is nothing more than paranoid conjecture, and it's killing people.
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  16. DrSmokes - therapy is available. Get help now. Z
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