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Old 03-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #11
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A buddy of mine had that happen to his engine bay... with the intake off Shocked There was glass in the whole top half of the engine.
How did he clean it out?
ended up trashing the engine and sold the car
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A friend of mine found out that if you throw a marble into the air intake of a 1987 Buick Century with the Tech 4 2.4L engine, there are grinding noises for a short period of time before glass starts shooting out the exhaust pipe. It ran for a couple of years and was at 243,000 miles when he scrapped it for $80.

So, Haro, did your friend drive the car and let it trash itself?
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the engine never made it back together
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In a way, that'* too bad. Good for the engine, though.

Speaking of ruining things, Paul you really scared me when you wrote you buffed the glass on your roof! Looking back, though, it'* pretty funny.
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Ya, I was making a joke.

Cleaned up perfect and can't tell now.

My light fixture is another story though. Not only knocked off the bulbs but the ceramic holders are gone. Have to buy a new 4 foot double flourescent mercury fixture.
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The amount of mercury in a fluorescent bulb isn't going to hurt an adult. Kids are the real concern with mercury. I can't remember everything my Dad said about how it affects them, but it apparently interferes with nerve development somehow. Adults aren't affected as badly because their nervous system is already fully developed.
My rule of thumb: Lead makes you stupid, mercury makes you crazy!


Glad to see the Bullet got cleaned off all nice and proper. Would be a tragedy otherwise :(
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I was there when it happened, and I'm impressed with Pauls restraint.

Not one foul word was uttered.
However there was moisture around his right eye, he didn't think I seen it, but I did.


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Don't even ask how that happened......although John might snitch on me.
My lips are sealed.

However next July would be a good time for someone to unseal them by plying me with decent beer around a campfire.
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to keep the bulbs from falling out
i zip tie the bulb around the housing
it works for me
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to keep the bulbs from falling out
i zip tie the bulb around the housing
it works for me
Trust me, that would not have worked in this case.
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Ya, I was making a joke.

Cleaned up perfect and can't tell now.

My light fixture is another story though. Not only knocked off the bulbs but the ceramic holders are gone. Have to buy a new 4 foot double flourescent mercury fixture.
You can buy the ceramic holders at a hardware store.
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