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    We regularly get a heavy rain on radar and not a drop touches the ground.

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    I've seen that also. Rain on radar but the humidity level is so low, it evaporates before reaching the ground. Weather is a strange thing. The one I hate however is "no chance of rain, it'll be clear and sunny today, all day", and then it pours that afternoon. Makes me nervous about taking the Aspen to work every time I hear that on the forecast in the morning.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    More than once I've been caught out with a no rain sunny all day forecast. Get on a communications tower climb and have to get down as fast as possible when nearby lightning starts suddenly. Not a good time. One star. Would not recommend.

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    Took the Vette out and ran into a problem,,,,, The engine just fell flat and would not run, the oil pressure was up ~ 50. Later this week after some tests at the VA I'll pull the MSD blaster and test it; there is a procedure on YouTube. I pulled two plugs on each side and they are soaked with fuel and pitch black. So definitely the plugs are fouled and need to be replaced. The radiator fluid is green - so hopefully the head gaskets are OK. If I can get it running I need to get a look at the oil - hopefully no chocolate milk, but I bet it is fuel loaded.


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    Well that Blows....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle Trap View Post
    Well that Blows....
    Just a typical day in my life........


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    Well hopefully it's nothing but a simple failure. Oil change may be in order regardless.
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    Times like this I miss B3R

    What a great shop to deal with.

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    Put the NGK F4 V-Power plugs in the Vette -- what a horrible task! Just trying to work around the headers was a bear. There is hardly any clearance for the ratchet.

    The torque spec for the plugs are 17-18 foot pounds. On the first plug I set the wrench to 16#, and never reached it. It just felt like way too much to me; I could not bring myself to do it with the aluminum heads.

    Tomorrow I will install the new MSD Blaster coil and coil wire. I want to change the oil before turning it over, just in case I washed down the cylinders with fuel. Since I cannot get under the car I ordered a dipstick pneumatic pump to change the oil; I got the unit that can operate with compressor air or hand pump. That is the problem with a car 3" off the ground. Next house I will definitely have a four post!
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    It always does seem like too much torque. When changing plugs at work, the spec (usually anywhere from 12 to 20 ft lbs for aluminum) always seems way tighter than you'd think. With plugs though, under torqued is almost as bad as over torqued. Of course over torqued rolls the threads and the next time the plug needs removed, it comes out hard the whole way. If you're lucky the threads can be saved with a thread chaser. That happens WAY to often (plugs installed too tight).
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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