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    Code 300 - random misfire

    That much is true. I just don’t know the exact location of the pump relative to the intake. If it’s on the bottom, then yes it would be pressurized all the way. If it was further up and the pickup tube was lower, then there would be suction. Either way, above half a tank no random misfire. Below...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    The sending unit...
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    overclocking, should I have done it?

    Dude, everything you said here is a completely foreign language to me! I've a few friends who can and do speak that language, so I just tell them to fix it so it works. Fairly decent arrangements - I fix their cars, they fix my computer! One guy even gets me upgraded computers and software...
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    Finding cool used stuff.

    I'm on facesuck quite a bit, and they have a marketplace feature. I've found some good stuff on there. Actually found a radial arm saw for free. Guy posted that it worked until it stopped working. Brought it home and discovered that the safety interlock key was loose. Tightened it up and it...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    Also, I think I may have "found" the random misfire that has been a continuous problem for awhile... Had a tech mention that there "might" be a hole in the pickup tube, at about the half tank mark. When the fuel level gets below the hole, air gets sucked in which lowers the amount of fuel and...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    This car will probably haunt me even after death! Car now has a cylinder 1 misfire. Plug 1 had some crud on it, so I replaced all 4 plugs as a potential cheap fix, cleared the code, came right back. Swapped coil 1 with coil 2, cleared code and #1 came right back. Checked compression, 3X...
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    Oil leaks into intake into carb

    Yeah, um no. It’s an 87 that’s probably been beat by a few kids.
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    Oil leaks into intake into carb

    Who knows why they wouldn’t. Definitely beginning to sound like a money pit from what people are saying...
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    Oil leaks into intake into carb

    Have no idea what the setup is. All the guy put in his online write up was "free car"! That and the mention that it is sucking oil into the intake, which then enters the carb...
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    Oil leaks into intake into carb

    Have no idea as of yet. That was all the info the guy provided! Definitely free is a good starting point, but not if its going to be a money pit! Don't even know yet if my son would be interested in the car. I was asleep when he got home.
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    Oil leaks into intake into carb

    Looking at a free car (they do exist!). Guy has no clue what the problem is, other than stating oil is leaking into the intake and going down the carb. My first thought would be a bad intake gasket. Thoughts? No idea the mileage or any other issues. Looking for a cheap first car for my son...
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    Jeep high mount brake light not working

    Hi mount brake light is out on my friends jeep. He bought a new unit, and it doesn't light up! He will most likely be over to my house Sunday and I'll be taking a look. My first step is to verify he's actually got juice at the connection. As it's an LED, I'm thinking low wattage. Once I've...
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    CEL is on when it's off...

    That is definitely an "intermittent" problem!
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    CEL is on when it's off...

    Sure! Why not? Never too old to learn something new...
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    CEL is on when it's off...

    This will be a "have you ever heard of this before" thread... Friend of mine has a 2002 Volvo, was a freebie, had been in some type of accident, was repaired, ran for awhile, then given to my friend as a second car. He is going to junk it soon, so not looking to actually repair it... Here's...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    I am surprised as well...! Last time I cleared the codes was in January, and haven't had to do it anymore. An earlier post had suggested that keeping the tank a bit over 1/4 might help, which I thought to be ironic as the wife likes to drive till it hits E, then wants her 6'4" husband to take...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    Wow! Just realized I never posted back on here to this thread! Couple cans of seafoam, and the wife has been keeping the gas tank above 1/4, and the check engine light has been off now for several months! It even passed the NYS inspection earlier this month with flying colors!!! Probably just...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    Yellow jackets and hornets are not the same. Equally nasty... Car is definitely drivable, just that stinking check engine light coming on! NY inspection is good till next year, so I have time to keep playing with it...!
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. Life interrupts the best of plans. Still having the same issue, although it did go away for about a month after I cleaned the MAF. Air filter is relatively new. My biggest problem is having the car here when I'm home! The boy has soccer...