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Old 04-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #11
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Along with that thinking they also drive the car longer thinking the same, only to do more damage.

Kinda like these cars, everyone continually overheats them over and over because they see no issue and 'I need the car!' factor and they cannot understand how the system works. They burn engine (and by extension car) down for want of a simple resistor or relay or such. Silly. Some seem to have overheated them over and over like it's normal, what the hay happened to common sense there?

I do no regular scheduled tuneups any longer; only keep track of things like filters and timing belts, tensioners and the like, they often just get changed when close to dead.

Yeah and they won't put $20 worth of fluid in until the trans slips enough so car barely moves. By then too too late.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:20 PM   #12
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The stuff I'm seeing, some of it uses a set of nickel AND a set of platinums... it's even in the 2nd most unread book in the US.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:09 PM   #13
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Lot's of great stories. Maybe I'll start another Topic just for those. I know everyone has some doosies.

My wife's Aunt will drive a car, no matter what noise it is making or what she feels, as long as it goes when she presses on the gas and stops, eventually, when she pushes on the brake. She has cost herself so much by tearing cars apart this way instead of getting a cheaper repair done when the problem first appears.

Some people seem to think when they hear a new noise that "This is just what my car sounds like now that it is a little older" and don't seem to realize that is the sound of the car destroying itself, and they just keep driving it like that.

My avatar is the engine I built for my wife's 1966 Mustang. It is a 331 stroker with custom parts I designed and machined myself. It's got an HEI distributor so that I don't have to mess with points, and a powerful coil.


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