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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Eric started a thread Could be Worse... in Motor Mouth
    A good friend of mine called me a couple of weeks ago, worried about her '92 Toyota truck. The transmission was acting up. She couldn't shift it into...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    Subaruís Outback wagon is known for being able to get you there - just not very quickly. It was one of the first high-riding wagons with...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    Eric started a thread Minding Your Mood in Motor Mouth
    Memory seats are nice. But how about mood minders? In-car sensors that assess your state of mind via eye movements, facial expressions, gestures -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    Eric started a thread Our Worser Half in Motor Mouth
    Government is like a bad marriage you canít get out of. An arranged bad marriage you didnít even once upon a time think was a good idea that turned...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-15-2020, 04:11 AM
    I am fairly sure it was an old bottle of Dextron "multi-vehicle" perhaps was a Dextron 3. I went to buy a quart each for my Jeeps yesterday, and...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-15-2020, 04:07 AM
    I told the shop that I didn't care if my RV sat there for a few months before they get to it. I just came back from an RV trip and it will be at...
    11 replies | 444 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    01-14-2020, 07:24 PM
    I've added external pumps to retrofit electric pumps to older vehicles. However, those usually have 30-40 psi. I'd go back with another stock type...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    01-14-2020, 07:22 PM
    Usually, Mopars use Dexron transmission fluid. There are several versions of it out now. Do NOT put FoMoCo ATF in as that will mess the unit up. When...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    01-14-2020, 05:59 AM
    I take your point, Don. In that case your proposal for an external pump is a good one. Ken.
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-14-2020, 05:02 AM
    One person, (from the RV Forum), had the fuel pump crap out five times in 15 years in the Express Van. Around every three years, as an average....
    11 replies | 444 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    01-13-2020, 03:08 PM
    Hope the shop gets your RV back on the road quickly, Don, if the vehicle is a 2000 model then the pump (assuming it hasn't been changed) has...
    11 replies | 444 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-13-2020, 12:43 PM
    I just remembered what the bottle of tranny fluid said "multi-vehicle transmission fluid". But is an old Jeep one of those "multi-vehicles"? When I...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-12-2020, 06:19 AM
    Eric started a thread Coonman's Tax Relief in Motor Mouth
    Car dealers are amateurs when it comes to the bait-and-switch. The true masters of this art are politicians - such as Virginia Governor Ralph...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-12-2020, 06:14 AM
    When hybrid cars first appeared almost 20 years ago, their main draw was that they used much less gas than other cars. They were slow, but you saved...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 07:19 AM
    220K miles - that engine is almost run/bedded in then, Don. :D. i shall keep my fingers crossed that whatever it was you put in the box was...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-10-2020, 06:54 PM
    Ken, The reason I asked was because of my old junky 1997 Jeep (with ~220,000 miles / 350 KM), that I don't really care much about. I notice the...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 06:27 AM
    Adding, or filling with, the wrong fluid is not good news and can quickly wreck the transmission as different vehicle manufacturers rely on...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 02:36 AM
    If your put in Ford ATF in a Chevy (or other such mixes) what is likely to happen? IOW, what happens if you add in the wrong type of ATF? And...
    11 replies | 444 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    01-04-2020, 04:19 PM
    We have thrift shops here too. Places like Goodwill are actually for profit but are considered "non-profit" due to being a sheltered workshop. The...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    01-04-2020, 03:20 PM
    A brilliant idea, Grouch. Over here we have 'Charity Shops' where one can donate virtually anything that someone, somewhere, might like. They...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    01-04-2020, 01:56 PM
    I'd like to have folks here help me start a new Internet Challenge. Most of the ones I've seen are pretty silly. Tide Pod challenge? A table spoon of...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    01-03-2020, 07:22 PM
    A retake on an old bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUG5VMd4TFU
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  • grouch's Avatar
    12-25-2019, 10:27 AM
    grouch started a thread Wasted trip in Grouch's Garage
    I spent 3 hours yesterday driving to a Children's Zoo. When I got there, it was closed because many of them had escaped. Merry Christmas anyway. ...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    12-25-2019, 05:26 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Wasted trip. in Grouch's Garage
    Sad! the only way to stop them escaping is with heavy chains and chocolate. I like kids but, mind you, I could not eat a whole one. A Merry...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    12-24-2019, 06:42 PM
    grouch started a thread Wasted trip. in Grouch's Garage
    I spent three hours driving to a Children's Zoo over the week end. When I got there, I found out it was closed as most of them had escaped. ...
    1 replies | 205 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    12-22-2019, 07:12 AM
    Ken started a thread The festive season. in Motor Mouth
    No matter your color, race or creed may I wish all our readers and members joy and happiness over Christmas and the New Year. Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    12-20-2019, 11:55 AM
    My youngest niece is VERY petite. She's not malformed, just a very petite woman. (4'9) When she started driving, Indiana said because of her size,...
    1 replies | 351 view(s)
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