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Yes, perhaps I didn't explain things well enough,...

Yes, perhaps I didn't explain things well enough, the shop isn't a large floor space so I tried to make it versatile so to speak, the upper half/ lower half is separated by a wall with a door way...
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Hey thanks everyone for the responses, our place...

Hey thanks everyone for the responses, our place in a mountain valley at 7000 ft and was built in the mid 40's as a fishing cabin. It has grown with time and owners and after we bought it we built a...
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Shop heating

We have a place in the mountains and our shop gets pretty cold in the winter, I have used electric space heaters but it becomes expensive if your outside much. The building the shop is in has a hot...
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You need to get the timing set properly, most...

You need to get the timing set properly, most engines especially from that era don't tolerate a blind guess about ign timing. You can re-establish TDC with a pencil and a socket on the engine...
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When was the last time you checked the coolant...

When was the last time you checked the coolant level, it can happen that an engine low on coolant can not register accurate temperature and as well there may not be enough coolant to fill the heater...
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Sounds like you are on the money there. I would...

Sounds like you are on the money there. I would think the Moog parts will give you good service with that type of treatment. I don't typically buy low line steering or brake parts as they need to...
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We have a high mileage GMC Jimmy and the wheel...

We have a high mileage GMC Jimmy and the wheel bearings have all gone bad but at the proper mileage. i replaced them all with the jippo wheel bearings found on the internet and usually within 15000...
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OK, here's the deal with grease fittings..... at...

OK, here's the deal with grease fittings..... at least German ones. Some ends have sealed boots and some fit tightly around the tapered pin and are loose at the large end being held by a spring wire....
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If the relay stayed engaged continuously when the...

If the relay stayed engaged continuously when the key was in the run position the battery would stay charged where if the key were off or in the acc. pos. the batteries would be electrically separate
09-20-13, 05:46 AM
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Thank's Chandler, my wife is the purchasing agent...

Thank's Chandler, my wife is the purchasing agent for a good sized developer and it is one of her responsibilities to inspect work done on their jobs. They typically do developments ranging from 30...
09-20-13, 02:03 AM
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Soap dish/ shelf installation

We hired a co. to install the tile in our shower/ tub because we wanted it to be done right. The tile guys set the tile yesterday including two Daltile corner soap dishes. They are the large ones...
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The reason behind using a fuse is to protect an...

The reason behind using a fuse is to protect an electronic device or the wiring from damage caused by a sudden spike in current. The device cam with a fuse assembly, what was the fuse rated at, thats...
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The switch you displayed is designed for an...

The switch you displayed is designed for an electronics application as in a Radio Shack kit or something like it. The typical use in an automotive application will be in my opinion to harsh. There...
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Those look like pop rivits to me, I would attempt...

Those look like pop rivits to me, I would attempt to use a small drift punch and knock the center pins out first if possible as they are harder than the rivit shell. If you can accomplish that...
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Catalytic converters are known to have issues...

Catalytic converters are known to have issues when the monolith breaks apart and pieces will actually turn sideways. That is uaually accompanied with a loss in performance as it restricts the free...
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I'm not sure what you are calling a groaning...

I'm not sure what you are calling a groaning noise, a hydraulic noise made by lets say a low fluid condition to me is a groan but there is also a kind of a groan made by a bad lower ball joint during...
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I bought a power probe several years back and...

I bought a power probe several years back and don't grab anything else anymore. It will check for lower or ground or it will supply either at the operators request.
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Well there you have it, it came down to education...

Well there you have it, it came down to education of the mechanic. He now understands what he or she is supposed to do as he likely had to do it for free. Glad to hear it works well now.
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The manufacture has recommendations based on...

The manufacture has recommendations based on service, normal and of course and heavy as mentioned in heavy dust areas. I would follow that premise as they are the ones warranting the car so they tend...
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Not sure that lazy could even apply to a mechanic...

Not sure that lazy could even apply to a mechanic working in Southern Ca as we all worked on a flat rate system. As for the issue training or a lack of training is more often the usual culprit. My...
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That was likely a front bearing but who knows.

That was likely a front bearing but who knows.
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A 99 would have a single sensor usually mounted...

A 99 would have a single sensor usually mounted on the pumpkin area somewhere and to the front sensing off the input shaft or pinion shaft. Look for the wires coming down from the chassis.
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There is a bucket of things that could cause...

There is a bucket of things that could cause noises as the vehicle accelerates. First thing I would do is see if the cooling fan spins freely when the engine is off. I have seen many that freeze up...
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I think a new balancer is likely 5 grand now days...

I think a new balancer is likely 5 grand now days and they don't miss much in fact they have a road load mode which takes a little longer but they put a load on the tread as it sits and measures any...
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