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Knock Sensor replacement Chevy 2003 5.3 litre

The wonderful county government (under pressure from EPA) is going to revoke my registration if I don’t get emissions test done this week.

Can’t pass emissions test because check engine light is on and has P0332 code (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)).


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Add a second time zone to Outlook display

From Microsoft page:

Add a second time zone

Two separate time zones can be displayed in the Calendar. The two time zones can be, for example, your local time zone and the time zone of a city that you often travel to. The second time zone is used only to show a second time bar in Calendar view, and does not affect the way in which Calendar items are stored or displayed.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. On the Calendar tab, under Time Zones, select the Show a second time zone check box.
  4. In the Label box, type a name for the additional time zone.
  5. In the Time zone list, click the time zone that you want to add.
  6. If you want your computer clock to automatically adjust for daylight saving time (DST) changes, select theAdjust for daylight saving time check box. This option is available only in time zones that use daylight saving time (DST).

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How to Pronounce Chinese Names


How to Pronounce Chinese Names

I see names like ‘Qin’, ‘Xu’, ‘Zhu’, and I am not sure how to say Chinese names like these.
What you see is pinyin, literally ‘spell out the sound’.  It’s a system for romanizing Chinese ideograms, used in mainland China for Mandarin, a.k.a. putonghua.
Different systems are used in Hong Kong,Taiwan, and Singapore, where the following is not applicable.

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Combining Wind Power with Solar Chimneys


Solar Chimney

Combining Wind Power with Solar Chimneys

Copyright  EnergyPulse © blog:

“Solar chimneys, solar towers and the vortex engine are among the more recent proposals by which to generate electric power from solar thermal energy. A scale model solar chimney of 50-kW output has operated for several years in Spain, while a scale model of the vortex engine is being tested in Utah.”

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