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Old 05-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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New here - From Nova Scotia, Canada

I'm new to this Forum, just joined today. Already did my first Post on the TJ Wrangler Form.

Am a Moderator on another Forum dedicated to Chrysler Minivans, and a member of the Dodge Forum as well.

Came across this site while doing a search pertaining to my fog lights wanting to stay on.

The Jeep has been good to me. Other than a blown socket for the right front park/signal lights, a blower resistor, the notorious rear sway bar links and the notorious right front sway bar link, plus some work done under warranty, the Jeep has been trouble free.

Do most of my own work like brakes, fluid/filter changes, sway bar links, blower resistor, installing trailer hitch, serpentine belt, and the like. I have the front sway bar link down to 15 minutes with the right tools and no jacking required.

The Jeep was purchased used with 15,000 kms on it in 2004. It has the 4.0L work horse engine, 5 speed manual, 7 speaker sound system with the subwoofer, sound bar, two tops, carpets and self dimming rear view mirror.

My work on the Jeep, in the near future, will be fixing the problem with the fog lights wanting to stay on (new multi function switch ordered for that), checking out an intermittent problem with the compass/temperature display lighting in the self dimming rear view mirror (will involve removing the mirror), changing axle fluids, transmission fluid, and transaxle fluid plus some painting touch ups.

I'm looking forward to sharing with you guys and was attracted to this Forum because it sticks to the basic Jeep rather than covering all lines.

Cheers and Happy Jeeping.

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There was another guy from NS posting here starting a few weeks ago. And if I could remember his name, that would be even more useful.

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Ah, sort of found him. MUD D. BOOTS. But he's from Newfoundland. And I understand that Newfies and Scotians hate each other and fight on sight, right?

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Old 05-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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There was another guy from NS posting here starting a few weeks ago. And if I could remember his name, that would be even more useful.

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Ah, sort of found him. MUD D. BOOTS. But he's from Newfoundland. And I understand that Newfies and Scotians hate each other and fight on sight, right?
Thanks for the welcome.
Nova Scotians are placid for the most part, but tend to fight well in war and hockey games.
As to your Nova Scotians versus Newfoundlanders, only if a Nova Scotian has to attend one of those Newfoundland "screech in" ceremonies, do things get rough. The Americans (see below) can be blamed for that tradition. Then again, I've seen the Cape Bretoners of Nova Scotia do a "screech in" ceremony.
The mentality has something to do with living on an island. You can live on an island all your life but if you weren't born there, you're not accepted. Being "screeched in" helps get around that.

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Legend has it that Demerara Rum, from the West Indies, was very popular in Newfoundland. It was brought in, bottled, and sold in an unlabeled bottle (everyone knew what it was).
During World War II, the Americans set up bases in Newfoundland. One night, an American serviceman was out drinking with some locals. Eager to try the traditional drink of the province, he took a shot of the unnamed rum. When he was able to breathe again, the American let loose a loud noise that was later described as some sort of horrible "screech". The name stuck.
(Nowadays, instead of the original West Indies rum, Jamaican rum is used, which is much less likely to make anyone actually screech.)
The “Screech In” Ceremony
Every Newfoundlander knows what a "Screech In" Ceremony is all about. It is the only way that those not lucky enough to be born a Newfoundlander can become as close as possible to being a Newfoundlander, without having to die and be reincarnated as a Newfoundlander.
This search list has some interesting information on the ceremony, including videos. Enjoy.
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Nova Scotians are placid for the most part,
I think that pretty much describes most Canadians.

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The Americans (see below) can be blamed...
You could have just stopped there. We get blamed for everything.

Screech ceremony sounds like fun. Maybe get Hilldweller to bring some moonshine up for the next one.
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My lovely wife is 100% Newfie !

What a great place it is, beautiful, but once you've seen moose, rocks, trees, ocean, and icebergs it's time to go home !
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Thanks for all the "welcomes". You're from all over the continent. That's a Jeep wave, the best I could muster up from the list.

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My lovely wife is 100% Newfie !

What a great place it is, beautiful, but once you've seen moose, rocks, trees, ocean, and icebergs it's time to go home !
Depends when you see the moose, "In your headlights" may not be the best. I remember working at the Ferry Terminal in North Sydney (ferry to Newfoundland) eons ago and seeing the moose hunters going through in the Fall. They would be lined up in the parking lot with their very expensive RVs, all psyched up to go moose hunting, some from as far way as Texas.

Was your wife a Mummerer? Then there's the tradition of hanging an inflated brown paper bag in a doorway, which I first saw in NL, Saint John's actually, in a Deli where I enjoyed a jiggs dinner. Does your wife know what that paper bag is about?

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