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September 6th, 2015

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From:makovette
Date:September 6th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
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What's the news on the truck? Curious minds are curious :D
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From:jakkal
Date:September 6th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh, the tune up fixed it. I guess it was a bad spark plug or wire.
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From:makovette
Date:September 6th, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Excellent news,glad the parts worked and the shop did things right.

Curious, what did the parts costs and labor costs add up to?
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From:jakkal
Date:September 6th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
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The parts were $106, the installation was $240
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From:makovette
Date:September 6th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
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TreeFiddy to get the beastie on the road again, not cheap, but certainly not too bad considering it's a damn good machine.

Glad it's running strong once again. You may find your gas mileage is modestly improved too.

Consider pouring in a can of this into a full tank of gas when you have $7.00 or so to burn: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002JN2EU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Idea is to clean gunk off the back of the intake valves and clean out any varnish gunk that is blocking the fuel injectors.

Cya!
Mako


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From:jakkal
Date:September 6th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
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You're the third person to recommend that stuff. I actually tried to find it at Walmart this weekend, but they don't carry it.

I was going to get it for the Olds, since it's been sitting for over a year with the same gas in it. I need to pump it out and refill the tank.
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From:makovette
Date:September 7th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
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Consider getting a can per car. It's not like zOMG! my HP doubled! But is surely does get the engine back to near like new performance levels.

I have had been adding this to my Harley this week in fact. Given the improvements in smoothness, idle quality and a nice kick in the pants throttle response improvement I noted on my ride home a little while ago, the injectors and valves were way past due for a blast of cleaner.

Mako
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From:jakkal
Date:September 7th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's probably a good idea.

Do you have any recommendations for dealing with a car that's been sitting for a year? We've already checked the oil, it's a quart low so we bought a quart for it.

I bought a gas pump and a gas can to get rid of the old fuel. Should I put more fuel in then seafoam?

Is there anything else I should do for it?
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From:jaguar_warrior
Date:September 7th, 2015 01:29 am (UTC)
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B12 Chemtool in the pour in can is just as effective and about 33% the cost of Seafoam. Working at NAPA, they clue us in on their marketing and Seafoam is making a hard push in the DIY crowd through paying Youtube users and others to demo it. Pretty basic solvents in the long run, can help a lot, but never a miracle by any shot. As for using it, you can pour it in the tank, or pour it very slowly into the intake as the engine is running. More effective the latter way, but also a bit of a pain in the ass.

Edited at 2015-09-07 01:30 am (UTC)

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