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    98 Mustang GT stalls out

    I am trying to diagnose a friends 98 Mustang GT 4.6L, VIN: X, around 148k miles. A week ago the Mustang was hit right rear quarter panel. the Inertia switch flipped like it was supposed to. It was towed away. I got to the car and pushed the button in and Car fired right up. Purrs like a...
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    how does a battery charger charge?

    I've been having a nagging question for a while... I tried googling this and didn't get the answer. Let's say you have a dead battery and put it on a charger at say 10amps. The charger's amp draw needle swings over to 10. and the charging begins. As the battery is charging up,the amp draw...
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    '12 Fusion using Wix 51068 filter w/Magnefine adap

    I did my oil change on the 2012 Fusion 2.5L. I bought a Magnefine oil filter particle catcher a few months ago and finally hit close to 10k on the MC 5w20. The first report from blackstone recommended I goto 10k & see what happens. (I haven't posted the report yet). Well I know i'm around...
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    switch to pennzoil PP Ultra 06 Saturn Relay

    I took the plunge and have installed PP Ultra with the Pureplus in my 06 Saturn Relay. The van went 2200 miles and according to my wife, she was able to go from the SF Bay Area to Bend Oregon on 1 tank of fuel! With about 3 gallons out of 25 remaining, the van did very well! Usualy it has to be...
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    Import Motor Oil Specifications

    I found this article in my email box, thought I'd share it because it gives a lot of good information! (I hope it's in the right forum!) ------------------------------------------------------------ Autocare Pro Newsletter By Larry Carley Technical Editor Oil is the lifeblood of every engine, so...
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    '00 Firebird oil change update.

    Several months ago, I did an oil change for a friends 2000 Firebird with the v6. We used Mobil Super 5000 10w30 and a Wix 51036 (longer version). The car went 5700 miles. Used 1 quart of oil at 2100 miles.. Essentialy, the engine's much happier. The dosing of MMO and frequent filter only...
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    OBD evap monitor not setting!

    I'm officially frustrated and losing patience. my 06 Saturn Relay 3.5L (same as the chevy Uplander) is making me lose my mind. last week the check engine light came on. checked code, it was p0171. Under the hood, the rubber pcv elbow was leaking vacuum. I replaced it. got my Equus obd scanner...
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    2000 firebird 3.8L sludge & a/freeze journey (long

    So I'm a super stoked today.... a few months ago my barber was talking to me about her 2000 Firebird 3.8L. It's at 139k right now. Not really been taken care of, at all. her dad did the maintenance on it, and very little at that. So she asked me to look. So some of the issues were, after 1...
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    still clean MTC [email protected]

    It's been a few months, my 2012 Fusion 2.5L is up to 6800 miles on MTC 5w20. The dipstick is still at full mark, and oil is just a sneeze darker than clean. I think I'm gonna wait til 7500 before I change it out. I got my blackstone oil kit the other day, so hopefully I don't mess up collecting...
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    Extended OCI's Taking Their Toll On Engines

    Article from AutocarePro.com ---------------------- Auto manufacturers, in general, are continuing to reduce vehicle maintenance requirements by extending oil change intervals. However, many vehicle owners are forgetting to check their engine’s oil level between oil changes. The most common...
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    03 Saturn Ion tranny troubles

    I need advice.. google searches have yielded very little... 03 Saturn Ion-1, has the CVT automatic, only 47k on it. My Mom drives it only 7000 miles a year, if that. 2.2L ecotec, engine's good, tranny no longer is. MIL light came on, codes are: P0700 -- Transaxle Control System Malfunction...
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    rear diff clicking sound

    On my '93 Ranger 4x4 which has LSD. I changed the oil today finally. I was looking at the back tires and leaned at the right rear wheel and heard a squeak. I went to the left side, no squeak. Pulled the right wheel off, and inspected, brakes were good, but when I moved the axle, it made a...
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    New oil change invoice requirements for shops.

    {from Babcox publications} Your customer invoices might have to list the ­engine oil type, brand and other related information, ­according to a new recommendation by the U.S. Commerce ­Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Conference of Weights and...
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    fram's new mobile eduction truck

    This link to the article is pretty intersting. It kinda tells me the desperation fram has to make everyone know their products are on par with everyone else's. First the youtube video attempting to prove how strong the OCOD is made, how much pressure it can allegedly handle.. and now they...
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    synpower or M/C?

    My 2012 Fusion 2.5L is only 400 miles away from needing it's oil change. It has 38k on it, I'm the 2nd owner. I bought it from a Ford dealership, they went through and tidyied everything up, and changed the oil in it. It has a Motorcraft filter in it, so I know that parts good. I have no idea...
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    bad mileage from 99 Ranger.

    My Mom has a 99 Ranger with the 3.0L Flexfuel with 57k miles. My Dad never maintained anything until it was broke, and even then he's try and leave it broke. I've been helping my Mom as much as I can fixing all the broken stuff around the house, and there's a lot. The pickup runs great, only has...
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    01 Explorer key&remote programming

    a friend just bought a 2001 Ford Explorer XLT and received 1 key and 1 remote. off ebay I bought a keyblank and keyfob so I could get another set working. Well the auction was fine, but the guy who sold the keyblank and keyfob was mistaken. 2 keys (for some weird reason) are required. Is...
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    homemade bug repellents

    I can't afford to have Clarke Pest Control come out & spray their "green" bug spray around my house anymore. The guy said it was Green and I could drink it, but wouldn't want to. I've been looking everywhere on the internet for a green formulation I could make myself with home based products...
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    New Pennzoil Platnum HE Oil filter

    The new Pennzoil Platinum HE oil filters are engineered with an exclusive synthetic-blended 2-ply gradient density filter media designed to remove 99% (ISO 4548-12 at 30 microns) of engine oil impurities while trapping on average over 10 grams of contaminants based on industry tests (Based on...
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    Chrysler MS9933 is equal to....

    possibly ATF +4? Got a 99 Cirrus 2.5L v6, manual states mopar power steering fluid, so that's useless. Amsoil's site says ATF +4, Alldata says MS9933 which upon all the research I've done, was only a factory fill and is not supposed to be mixed with +4. Every Dodge site I've visited is merely...
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