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Old 02-21-2005, 01:34 AM   #21
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Sounds like you're in a Catch 22. Not much you can do. I'm sure venting helps, though!
Its even worse than that! ive experienced it its a Catch "we provide the roof over your head and the food at your table for the moment so we win indefinatly"

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"we provide the roof over your head and the food at your table for the moment so we win indefinatly"
I freaking HATE that! I don't want to live here but you won't let me leave, so where does that put me.

My dad now comes to me when he wants his oil changed, since I do the ones on the Bonneville. Since I live in his house, I am supposed to do what he wants. Although I am not allowed to drive either of his vehicles. Go figure, I just work on them, not drive them.


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" Um son my car isn't running right... Think you could check it out"....
10 years and that will be EXACTLY what will happen.

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I just don't know what to tell you bud...
just talking about this w/ other people who have been in similar situations really does help.


My parents came to me with a small list of things that they are going to have done. Its a start I guess.
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Sounds like you're in a Catch 22. Not much you can do. I'm sure venting helps, though!
Its even worse than that! ive experienced it its a Catch "we provide the roof over your head and the food at your table for the moment so we win indefinatly"

yea parents are like that


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Sounds like you're in a Catch 22. Not much you can do. I'm sure venting helps, though!
Its even worse than that! ive experienced it its a Catch "we provide the roof over your head and the food at your table for the moment so we win indefinatly"

Yeah I remember those days... Then Dad figured out that I did know how to work on cars... After that all I heard was, " Um son my car isn't running right... Think you could check it out".... After that all tune ups and other issues along with oil changes were always on me...LMAO..
been there, done that... although it took a little bit more time to convince my dad that i knew more than him about working on cars...
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Well I won part of my battle...

THe Bonne went in today...
1 Lubricate Chassis, check fluid levels, and tire pressure (which I think they dropped and that will ahve to be fixed)
2 automatic transmission fluid flush w/ fliter change and pan gasket change
3 fuel filter removed and replaced
4 supposidily they preasure tested the coolant system too check for leaks and came back with a small one. They "visually" inspeced the outsides of the lower intake gaskets and said that they looked fine.

Bill: 199.32

I guess its a start. My mom said she would have it taken back in for the lower gaskets, A/C clutch regap (it squeels) and possibily the struts (I doubt this one)
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thats great....

if they cant find the coolant leek its probly leaking into the engine, so u need to find the leek, and get it fixed...
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thats great....

if they cant find the coolant leek its probly leaking into the engine, so u need to find the leek, and get it fixed...
They couldn't find the leak. I know it is leaking into the engine, you can smell it in the exhaust.
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thats great....

if they cant find the coolant leek its probly leaking into the engine, so u need to find the leek, and get it fixed...
They couldn't find the leak. I know it is leaking into the engine, you can smell it in the exhaust.
Heya... REALLY good idea and relatively inexpensive

goto http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ and send out for the free oil sample kit.

Next oil change send them a sample to have anylized., its only about $20 and they will send you plain english reccomendations along withthe detailed info. Could save you TONS of money and gives you advanced warning. Im doing it on my next oil change.
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Let the intake/Gaskets fail while your parents are driving resulting in hydroloc... I'm sure they'll love that one... If the hydroloc is worse enough it can result in a bent rod( chances of this happening are rare tho )...

I hope that everything will work out for you..
Yeah... Hydrolock is fun. Bought my car with 98K on it, 900 miles later, go to start my car... *click*. Pulled the starter thinking that was the problem, bench tested fine. Put it back on, *click*. We figured I either lost the timing chain and seized the motor or ran out of coolant and siezed the motor (I'm not dumb, I know if I'm overheating). Good ol' failed upper intake, oh boy did she smoke when we got the new intake on and it fired up.... Should I have replaced the 02 sensor after that?
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Let the intake/Gaskets fail while your parents are driving resulting in hydroloc... I'm sure they'll love that one... If the hydroloc is worse enough it can result in a bent rod( chances of this happening are rare tho )...

I hope that everything will work out for you..
Yeah... Hydrolock is fun. Bought my car with 98K on it, 900 miles later, go to start my car... *click*. Pulled the starter thinking that was the problem, bench tested fine. Put it back on, *click*. We figured I either lost the timing chain and seized the motor or ran out of coolant and siezed the motor (I'm not dumb, I know if I'm overheating). Good ol' failed upper intake, oh boy did she smoke when we got the new intake on and it fired up.... Should I have replaced the 02 sensor after that?
Usually the 02 will live through it... But for how long is the question... As long as you milage stays up as opposed to 13 or 14 mpg in town than I'd say your ok... And yes I have actually seen starters fracture the starter drive housing due to hydrolock... And the smoke was the Converter wet with coolant, takes a while to burn it all off..lol

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heh, i couldn't see the leak from my lower intake gaskets either. kind of hard to do, since you know, it'* darned near impossible for those leaks to become external...

well, in my case. of the 4 gaskets, the ones that were toast in my car were the ones that ride on the valley side of the head. if you could see that leak externally, i'd not only give you a cookie, i think it'd be a little scared to drive my car...
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