Well, now that I am hung over, and I have a few days off to ponder meaningless things, such as maybe moving to Montreal for my new job, is it true that there are more ppl in the state of California than the whole of Canada? That is mind boggling. How do you all fit in there? I was listening to a few of the comic videos I uploaded here for Canada day in the Jeep Cherokee thread, and I am still stuck on stupid as to how you go about your daily tasks with so many ppl around to deal with. I personally have lived in some of the most densely populated cities of Canada, such as Montreal and Toronto. I have also lived and worked in places were you won't see a person for days, or even if you wanted to, it would take miles and miles to get to anyone if the need be. Maybe that is why I have always found ppl from New York city to be a bit offensive and aggressive, they have no choice. But the ppl I have met from California did not seem to be as aggressive. Must be a cultural thing. Don't get me wrong, I loved visiting the state of new york. But I couldn't wait to get out of Manhattan. My cousin lives there and is raising two boys, and they love it. I especially loved Watkins Glen. Boston and Chicago also were quite the trips. I still wonder at the population density per capita and ask myself, is it worth it to live there when land and space is at such a premium. I have now acquired a POS car just for this endeavor of commuting to the big city of Montreal, more specifically Longueuil. This car was actually heaven sent. A nice and pretty young girl came to the shop with a no start and it ended up just being a stuck starter and I told her we could fix it for cheap. I think she was looking for an excuse to buy a new car. So, long story short, she sold it to me for 200$. A 2004 toyota echo with a brand new set of summer tires, a half used set of winters, a full tank of gas, and the oil change was done the week before I started my new job. The AC works incredibly btw but I probably won't use it on such a chinzy hp car. Also, the clutch was done by the shop where I now work last year. The singer sewing machine as I like to call these cars only has 190000km's on it, so basically not even half through the engine life expectancy of these little japan rice mobiles. So, I was trying to find a starter rebuild kit for this nippon denso. Can't seem to find one. I ask myself, if I can find a rebuilt starter for this car that drives on vapors, why can't I find a rebuild kit myself without having to go through the hassle of E-bay or amazone etc? So, the 150$ to the 10$ question is, is it worth it to even try to get a rebuild kit? The more I think of the car sitting there, the more I got pissed off. So I tore into it just to find the plunger contacts and the brushes were in very good condition, but the main ground strap that grounds the solenoid to the armature/motor was brittle and basically disintegrated in my hands. So, since I value the advice here, where can I find a good engine ground strap kit. My local parts store doesn't have one on hand. Can I maybe use something else, or it has to be a grounding strap? Any advice would be mice.