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    when John's friends car fired up for the first...

    when John's friends car fired up for the first time with the miswired MAF and the huge vacuum leak it ran so fat our eyes were burning. No converters, took about 30 seconds with both doors open for...
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    a different perspective on diesel oil in gas...

    a different perspective on diesel oil in gas engines.

    https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/diesel-oil-in-gasoline-engine/
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    I really need to pull and wash the carpet in the...

    I really need to pull and wash the carpet in the Continental. I'm sure its gross. Also faded. It should be that same blue, but its more of a blue-grey. Compared to the carpet in the trunk the...
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    good ones aren't terribly noisy but they do tend...

    good ones aren't terribly noisy but they do tend to make a bit of a buzz/fart kind of noise, especially when its in bypass mode and just dumping to atmosphere.
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    another common place for trans fluid leaks are...

    another common place for trans fluid leaks are the fittings going into the radiator and at the trans end of the cooler lines. Those quick connect fittings fail and weep fluid. With patience you can...
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    I actually just put bigger mirrors on my truck. ...

    I actually just put bigger mirrors on my truck. The stock ones had good field of view but they didn't cover low enough to actually be able to back the truck up. The tow mirrors give me one to see...
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    mostly, which is why I'd be impressed to see one...

    mostly, which is why I'd be impressed to see one of the very odd variants. I drove one once. It worked? Don't know if it was worse than any of the other domestic compacts from back then, but none...
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    one of mine sounded like a drunk with a maraca,...

    one of mine sounded like a drunk with a maraca, the other sounded like a flying saucer in a cheesy sci-fi movie from the 50s.
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    you might be able to make the condenser fit. ...

    you might be able to make the condenser fit. Maybe. Pretty much none of the rest of it drops in though.
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    sad when the "good" parts are 30 year old used...

    sad when the "good" parts are 30 year old used salvage stuff.
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    the square ones somehow seem to look larger than...

    the square ones somehow seem to look larger than they really are. I find it really funny when someone in a modern multi-door full size pickup says something about how enormous my car is. Like dude,...
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    my interest in that sort of thing is largely...

    my interest in that sort of thing is largely limited to "oh wow, been a while since I saw one of those. Anyway..." Most of them don't even get that much notice from me. If I saw something bonkers...
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    honestly the EGR doesn't cause problems if its...

    honestly the EGR doesn't cause problems if its working as designed either.

    the air pump in theory shouldn't hurt, but in reality it doesn't do much of use either, it makes stupid noises when...
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    hm, wonder if I have enough space in the Conti's...

    hm, wonder if I have enough space in the Conti's ash tray area for a triple gauge. Something like those would be not completely out of place with all the other digital nonsense.
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    yeah the intake end seals are a regular issue on...

    yeah the intake end seals are a regular issue on these. The cork ones are trash, get the rubber/silicone ones. The distributor O ring should come in the intake gasket set. Valve cover leaks are...
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    sounds like the same sort of failure the CD...

    sounds like the same sort of failure the CD player in my truck suffered. It wouldn't shut off because it was convinced a disc needed to eject and the motor just ran endlessly. 2-3 days and the...
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    had one pop in my old truck just around the...

    had one pop in my old truck just around the corner from the house. Turned around and came straight back home. At no point had I gotten over 25, and it was only the back brakes so I could still...
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    thats a good point too, if its touching / not...

    thats a good point too, if its touching / not touching repeatedly it will make it shake.

    i get that castings can be off center but the machined surface should be true, unless they center it on the...
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    if you really want to balance it even better,...

    if you really want to balance it even better, attach a weight on the face in the area where it got thinned out. Not sure about welding or brazing for risk of warping the thing but I bet you could...
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    I've also had fairly minimal issue with the EGR. ...

    I've also had fairly minimal issue with the EGR. One car had a leaky valve, replacing it with a good used one fixed it. Another one had issues with the vac reg, it was going full open when it...
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    I think I actually didn't get new screws with the...

    I think I actually didn't get new screws with the Continental either. I didn't re-use them but I may have gone to the hardware store and gotten some phillips head or something that was the correct...
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    double wrench the drain plug if you're worried...

    double wrench the drain plug if you're worried about it. Big wrench to keep the non-removable part from moving, small wrench to pull the plug.
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    I'm in a similar boat, lots of this and that...

    I'm in a similar boat, lots of this and that around. I wish I didn't have to keep it around, but when you can't get it elsewhere I don't want to be SOL. If I could just go to the parts store and...
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    something I find amusing is that people will tell...

    something I find amusing is that people will tell you that rear wheel balance doesn't make any difference on a solid axle car that is used at normal highway speeds. Never even heard of anyone...
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    I sort of have the same feeling for any FWD US or...

    I sort of have the same feeling for any FWD US or Japanese vehicle from the 80s onward. They have zero interest to me unless its something really rare or goofy.
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