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    At the shop, we have probably $25,000 worth of...

    At the shop, we have probably $25,000 worth of scanners, plus the $200-$700 per month updates for each one. All newer vehicles have multiple modules that are multiplexed through multiple networks...
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    I've got a rant to vent. Why did some...

    I've got a rant to vent. Why did some manufacturer's decide to eliminate radiator petcock's? Used to be, you'd open it up and neatly drain the coolant into a pan. Now you have to disconnect the lower...
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    Didn't really get that far with any off season...

    Didn't really get that far with any off season Aspen project. A little in the trunk but it reminded me I need to get some Velcro tape and no way I'm going out to Menard's right now to get some (12...
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    We have salt spread by the tons and worse, much...

    We have salt spread by the tons and worse, much worse, a liquid brine solution. That stuff causes corrosion 10 times more severe than plain rock salt does. It's a different kind of corrosion/rust...
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    If we can get the cars out by the end of May,...

    If we can get the cars out by the end of May, we're doing good. It's not that there's snow or anything but the roads are crusted with salt and there's sand/small rocks everywhere. We have to wait for...
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    Sadly, I won't be driving the Aspen for at LEAST...

    Sadly, I won't be driving the Aspen for at LEAST another 3 months, more likely four, hopefully not five though.

    Yeah, those meddling kids are always finding a mystery to solve, lol!
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    I'm confident the higher speed (above 45)...

    I'm confident the higher speed (above 45) vibration will be gone now and cautiously confident the car will stop good and stop straight. Also, once I get it down to work and do an alignment, it should...
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    I can't wait for spring, or rather the day when...

    I can't wait for spring, or rather the day when it's warm and the salt is washed away AND the street sweepers have sucked up all the sand and rocks. Then, the Aspen can come out (Mustang also). After...
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    Speed bleeders on the way from Summit. Balanced...

    Speed bleeders on the way from Summit. Balanced the rear tires and they were as far off as the fronts were. Makes me sure the balancer I used when I originally mounted them was f****** up. I know...
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    Yeah, I figured you had cleaned it up. Looks like...

    Yeah, I figured you had cleaned it up. Looks like the majority of vehicles around here (white) right now. Doesn't really pay to go to the car wash, it'd be filthy again before you got back home :( Of...
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    With all that salt, it won't be rust free for...

    With all that salt, it won't be rust free for long!:biggrin:

    So, you like cars with big butt's, you cannot lie.:buttmoon:
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    Just when all the primary roads and most of the...

    Just when all the primary roads and most of the secondary ones were clear of snow and ice (and salty water and slush) from the last snow storm,,,,,,,,,,it just HAD to snow 2" this morning and slop...
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    Going back to Trap's original posts with the...

    Going back to Trap's original posts with the Mustang II, happened to run across this on CL of all places.

    https://lacrosse.craigslist.org/cto/d/sparta-1978-ford-mustang-cobra/7035819515.html
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    The balancer I used wasn't very old...

    The balancer I used wasn't very old but,,,,,,,,,,thinking back, there were a couple of cave men working there who had the attitude of, it's not mine so why should I care so who knows. Worked there 5...
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    I hate to say it but, my car has had a tire...

    I hate to say it but, my car has had a tire vibration from day one, I just never got around to rechecking the tire balance. I suspect the balancer I used was out of calibration or, I made a big error...
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    I really need some new tool storage at home. What...

    I really need some new tool storage at home. What I have is pathetic and a piled up mess. Actually, the whole garage is a cluttered mess right now. First thing this spring, both cars go out and start...
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    I think that's what I'm going to get. The...

    I think that's what I'm going to get. The pressure bleeder works great but using it without getting fluid on anything is about impossible. At work it's no big deal, just spray it off with the water...
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    Unfortunately, yes. Ibuprofen is my best friend...

    Unfortunately, yes. Ibuprofen is my best friend and yes, I'm careful to not take more than the dosage info says on the bottle.

    Now I can put the front tires back on the F. Actually remembered...
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    I turn 56 next month and combined with 35 years...

    I turn 56 next month and combined with 35 years of being an auto tech, it takes it's toll. :(
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    Sad part is, my hands have been cut and scraped...

    Sad part is, my hands have been cut and scraped so much over the years, most times the only way I know I'm injured is when I see the blood on something and then have to search to find where it's...
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    Finished the longest oil change in history this...

    Finished the longest oil change in history this evening on the "F". Started Sunday, finished Wednesday, lol.

    Here's why I take the p.s. and auxiliary belts off along with the fan and shroud. Also...
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    It's a 500" (stroked 440) big block. I use the...

    It's a 500" (stroked 440) big block. I use the small diameter filter (large dia hits k-frame) but it still won't fit through the bottom because of the t-bars so, out from above. I thought about a...
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    Thanks, I'll check that out. It's almost like...

    Thanks, I'll check that out. It's almost like they make it so difficult to find on purpose.
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    Got to love dissimilar metals when you add an...

    Got to love dissimilar metals when you add an electrolyte (salt water) and poof,,,,,,,,,,instant battery and corrosion.:icon_mad:
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    As a matter of fact I do. Ebay seller ID:...

    As a matter of fact I do.

    Ebay seller ID: orangenblackhd

    No idea what I bought from him but his card was in the box.
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