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Old 09-29-2002, 10:41 PM   #61
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So I got a friend in Jiffy Lube , seems they got a machine that tests your oil and in 10 mins tell you whats wrong with your car . From airfilter to head gaskets it examines the oil for any thing other oil any finds out what it is then gives you the possible part it originated from . Cool!
So all we need is that machine.. the ones that probs the rad fluid ( to find leaks if any of coolant system ).. air comressor... cherry picker.. car hoist.. crap full of toolss... drool drooll.. ... sounds like a dream garage...

Will.. as soon as I get the cable... I"ll disect it out and see what we can do.. however.. I just don't know how complicated the interface box itself really is... cross your fingers...
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Don't understand your question. It,* new cost 38,000.00 just came out not like the old ones this one tells you if your o2 sensor is bad ,air filter , oilfilter,anything...
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I hate to burst people'* bubbles around here BUT there is a catch! The Scan Tool itself is cheap as it comes "BLANK" or w/o software! The software needed to make it work is where they get you & this software needs to be constantly updated too or it becomes useless as it'* under a certain time limit & then expires.
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Bummer. It'* off to the dealership I go! (If I whistle I'll sound like a Snow White dwarf..."Hi ho, hi ho) I'm tired, can you tell?
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Bummer. It'* off to the dealership I go! (If I whistle I'll sound like a Snow White dwarf..."Hi ho, hi ho) I'm tired, can you tell?
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I called to make an appointment and the fella I talked to made it sound like they were going to charge me 50 bucks to stand around, blink at my car a few times, say "Yup, it'* a Bonneville all right" and then start racking up the cash when they start actually doing stuff. This should be fun. Are all service guys like that, or did I just happen to pick a gem?
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When I get that feeling in my gut, I'm either hitting a dip in the road at high speed, or I'm thinking about finding a better shop. Nail them down to specifics. How much, how long it will take. If they won't go there with you, go somewhere else, and tell THEM how you were getting jerked around at the other place. Tell them all you want is an extraction of the codes, nothing more. Act like you know what you're talking about! Mechanics can smell money......
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Hmmm. So I shouldn't say "metal thingies" then. I'll find out what'* going on. I can be somewhat persuasive sometimes. Just codes really shouldn't take that long. I wish I had a dealership closer to where I live, but the nearest one is about 45 minutes away give or take. And the one where they are really spiffy is about 2 hours away, depending on traffic.
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It should take 5 to 10 minutes, and they can do it in the parking lot. You might even be able to persuade the 'right' shop to do it for free.....with a little charm
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It should take 5 to 10 minutes, and they can do it in the parking lot. You might even be able to persuade the 'right' shop to do it for free.....with a little charm
I'm still sticking with the Oil Sensor idea, if it is saying check gauges and then stalling... Do you notice it leaking oil at all, Amy? Make sure you check it before you go out anywhere, because it will only run so low then it won't start at all, and it would suck to get stranded somewhere. Let me know. I'm just waiting to rub Drifter'* nose in it if it is jk
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