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syednuman
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Jul 23, 2012, 11:48 AM

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Hi I have been planning to get HID headlamps installed on my car for sometime can somebody help me by providing some information regarding the normal lifespan of HID headlamps and how can it be prolonged?


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Jul 23, 2012, 11:58 AM

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normal lifespan of HID headlamps and how can it be prolonged?


Don't get them wet and don't turn them on.



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Jul 23, 2012, 4:47 PM

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That's a great idea. If you don't turn them on, they should last forever.

You should contact the manufacture of HID headlamps and ask them your questions. The internet is full of information about HID that should answer your questions.





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Jul 23, 2012, 11:20 PM

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He knows. It was something about leaving them in a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnalls front porch,

T



syednuman
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Jul 25, 2012, 9:31 AM

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Hey guys I was just looking for some reviews from the pros...and Discretesignals I think this forum is a also a part of the "internet" so why not get statistical data from u guys??


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Jul 25, 2012, 9:45 AM

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Sorry, we joke around a lot around here and your right, this forum is definitely part of the internet. Hopefully someone can answer your question in here.

I've read that they usually last longer than regular bulbs if you don't have water leaks or you get your finger prints or oil on the bulb during installation.





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Jul 25, 2012, 10:10 AM

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We are part of the web so should know?! OMG - one of untold zillions of sites, pics, lies and who knows out there?

Quick look up found lifespan expectancy all over the place in hours or converted to miles of use. IMO, hopeless information designed to sell products and would and do claim about anything.

For my own purposes the decision would be how invasive it is to do this factoring in how much I really need more light within local legal limits.

Saw this kit..........



Just what I would want is more junk to mess up and have no headlights at all!

My gut instinct says doing this is AYOR and expense to undo it if it doesn't work out as desired as I don't even believe the claims of other lighting life either,

Tom



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Jul 25, 2012, 6:47 PM

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If you looking for statistical information on the longevity of light bulbs, you really need to get information from an engineer. Your question may not be answered on here considering this is an automotive repair website full of rednecks, hillbillies, #$%^&%$s, and people who haven't showered in days.





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Jul 25, 2012, 6:59 PM

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But I used really good soap at that shower so it balances out, right?


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Jul 25, 2012, 7:13 PM

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No it doesn't balance out since you were bathing in Nigerian waters.





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Jul 25, 2012, 7:16 PM

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Yeah, but there wouldn't be as many Rednecks and Hillbillies there so it might balance. #$%^&%$s are everywhere so that's a wash.



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Jul 26, 2012, 12:17 AM

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Given the choice'es i guess i'll be a redneck . I bathe regularly in the spring ,not at the spring ,"during" the spring ............... BTW , FYI My son has a set on his dodge dually . He does a lot of night driving in the wee hours . he has had 1(one) transformer fail in bout a year of driving..


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syednuman
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Jul 27, 2012, 12:55 AM

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lmaoSly.....u guys just made my day.....I am seriously thinking bout getting a bath right now.....thanks for the info.


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Jul 27, 2012, 12:59 AM

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Now I come to think of it aren't there any Engineers among the car enthusiasts of this world and don't they ever bath in this for....oh sorry I mean don't they login...Angelic


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Jul 27, 2012, 3:26 AM

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We are all professional techs here and if you know anything about techs, then you would already know that you won't find any engineers around here. We don't think too highly of them.



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then you would already know that you won't find any engineers around here. We don't think too highly of them.


Ya, especially ever since they had came out with this nightmare.







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Jul 27, 2012, 5:20 PM

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Yeah, i'll put this engine right up there with the Aerostar.







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Jul 27, 2012, 5:25 PM

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This one is right behind it. Especially if you have to remove the upper intake to get to the rear valve cover or you have to replace those famous exhaust manifold studs that snap off. Very rare to see one of these floating around that doesn't have an exhaust leak.







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Jul 27, 2012, 5:29 PM

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Popular engine for bad lifters too.



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Jul 27, 2012, 5:36 PM

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I honestly don't know how them guys at Nissan/Mercury dealers for those years made it. I'm sure some of them ended up in the nut house. We did one exhaust manifold job on one and ended up having to drop the engine from the bottom. Boss said never again after that fiasco. When you have one that has a coolant hose blow out underneath the intake, it's a rat race just to find the hoses.

We don't do oil leaks on Northstars if it is a half block. It goes down the street. That is just a comeback guarantied. Done plenty of coolant crossover gaskets, valve cover reseals, and those rubber intake inlet gaskets you have to rip the intake off for.





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Jul 28, 2012, 11:42 PM

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Lets not forget the T&C where you have to pull the pwr side mirrors to facilitate removing the evap. We should start a hall of shame.


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syednuman
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Jul 30, 2012, 9:09 AM

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OMG.....read a notification on the net that HID headlamps are being banned as per new MoT rules and regulations....is it true guys????


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Jul 30, 2012, 9:13 AM

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That's determined by your individual state.



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Jul 30, 2012, 11:41 AM

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It was here in MA once and currently not but don't count on this state to stay consistent with anything. Don't own one but see them on newer BMWs no doubt factory equipped and would be very tough to rescind it on what was once legal by car makers.

Forgot what your car was now but if all else fails with legalities there are better bulbs or noted that just plain new ones are brighter than working older ones.

Hate to see you have to undo it for that!

T



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Jul 30, 2012, 4:34 PM

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I don't think the OP lives in the USA if he is mentioning MOT.





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