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    Exhaust Manifold gasket replacements

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: chevy MODEL:P-30 Motorhome chassis YEAR: 1982 MILES:51.000 ENGINE: 454 CID Minor exhaust leak at rear of right exhaust manifold, annoying noise. Purchased the best set of Fel-Pro exhaust manifold gaskets. When I went to install them...
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    Manual Transmission OIL

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Chevrolet MODEL: Cruze YEAR: 2012 MILES: 45,363 ENGINE: 1.4 L turbo DESCRIBE ISSUE.... GM 2012 owners manual says nothing about changing the manual transmission, but in 2013 and up models, say it should be changed every 45,000 mile using...
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    Are Bruce, Alan and Tony Still around?

    Tim from autoacforum.com helped these guys to start this site, like years ago. Some old timers are still left, but wonder if Bruce, Alan, and Tony are still associated with it.
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    P-30 454 CID fuel feed problems.

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Pace Arrow MODEL: P-30 Chevy Motorhome Chassis YEAR:1982 MILES:52,000 ENGINE:454CID DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Exhaust manifold for this old model has O2 sensors for each cylinder, one plug fell out, what a noise, threads are goo in the manifold...
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    FAQ'S AND TIPS A CLOSE THREAD? On stoichiometry.

    12:1 A/F rato has been proven a long time ago to produce the most power from an IC engine, but the consequence is increased CO and HC emissions. 16:1 A/F ratio has been proven to produce the best fuel economy, but the consequence is increased NOx emissions. So what's the key advantage of...
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    04 Cavalier canister vent valve was really jammed.

    No amount of soaking would free it up, so had to buy a new one. Like to kick the butt of the people that decided to mount it behind the gas tank. Exposed to all this road salt. Never was a problem when they mounted the canister and vent valve high up on the firewall is now. Another...
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    2005 Subaru Cranks, but won't start.

    Friend calls me last night, his lady friend drops off some soup for her, but goes out and her car won't start. Said she had a new battery installed. Like 8*F out last night with ice cold winds, asked how many miles on this car, says 147,000. Was the fuel pump ever replaced? No! Could be the...
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    2012 Cruze 2LT with four wheel disk brakes.

    Never ever ran into this problem before, an erratic brake pedal? One time get a full pedal, next time clear to the floor. Under warranty, Chevy dealer replaced the master cylinder, no leaks, suspected the front cup was leaking. Did not cure the problem. Claim the rear combination parking and...
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    Problem with a snow blower....

    It blows snow, and when you are forced to blow it into a 40 mph wind, blows it right back. Have no idea how to deal with this. A shovel?
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    2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition

    Son is very interested in this vehicle, in celebration of 30 years, offering a lot of free goodies. And with a third grandson, problems in jamming three baby seats in a conventional two seater. Only option he wants is a $995.00 towing package, I agree with this, not that is is going to do much...
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    P-30 Motorhome climate control temperature level adjustment.

    Two minute job? First I prayed it was on the engine, actually way up front ahead of the radiator, wasn't, cable shroud was weak on the climate control side, so the dash had to be removed. To do that, had to remove the engine cover first on to find the squirrels built a huge nest under there...
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    2002 Sunfire 2.2 L OHV MT clutch play.

    Was about 2", now less than a half. Could be problems with the master or slave cylinders, or the clutch disk is worn thin. Wasn't too bad on a Honda, could tell by the travel on the cable, but a bit more messy with a hydraulic clutch. Back in the old days, had a pan that could be removed so...
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    Son has me looking at minivans.

    With the third kid on the way, doesn't have much choice, can't fit three baby car seats in practically any vehicle. So I stopped by my Chrysler dealer. Price range with $4,000 off is from 20,000 to 38,000 bucks. For 20,000 bucks still get seven seats, dual air, and cruise control, and the...
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    2002 Sunfire 2.2 L OHV shop diagonosed with major seizure problems.

    Daughter-in-law's car, let me take a look at it first. Hand turned the compressor disk, rotated fine. Car seemed to run okay with it off, stumbled and surged with it on. Sure sounded like a 4 banger running barely on three to me. Slapped in four new APP104 spark plugs gapped to 30 mils...
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    Touch or Smudge screens as I call them, another short time fad?

    Like the electronic dashes we had to put up with, one little tiny problem, like an inverter transistor burns out, all you see is black. Glad those are history. Or voice commands, your door is a jar. Touch screens are old fashion dirt cheap, printing press operation using extremely cheap...
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    SeaFoam Bug B Gone, another snake oil that works.

    With this new porous water based paints, Cruze is the worse vehicle ever to clean off those bugs, even with three coats of was. Just spray this stuff on, wait a couple of minutes, hosing it off didn't do too much, but with a quick wipe with a wet sponge, all but three bugs required a bit more...
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    Son managed to change the drive belt on his LTX-1040 Cub Cadet.

    Ha, called me every five minutes, owners manual said special tools are required take it to your dealer. First off, dealer wants 40 bucks for a belt, than maybe another hundred bucks to change it. He never got that far. The front engine driven pulley has to be removed, maybe where that special...
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    Goodbye 2000 Taurus.

    Been dealing with this car for the last six years, has close to 1/4 million miles on it. Latest problem is that engine coolant is finding its way into the exhaust and of course experiencing severe misfires. Son just put new tires on it, said your father-in-law can used those, give those to...
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    Easy 2000 Taurus exhaust problem repair

    Happens once in a great while, exhaust system is original, but was making lots of noise. Turns out original pipes are solid, no leaks. But two screws that held the catalytic converter shield to the under body rusted out dropping that shield unto the converter. Couple of fender washers, self...
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    Milwaukee Vehicle Emission Testing, Stepdaughter was shocked to learn about this

    First I asked her, would that have stopped her from moving there? No answer, but how come I didn't tell her, forgot about that. Last July, state had six inspection stations, long lines, was free, and costing the state $600,000 per year. Went private with over 200 dealers and shops. Got more...