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Clod    Posted 08-21-2004 at 20:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nobody knows everything about everything. (except my boss) Let's use an example here.You have a 1998 Chevy half ton truck..Eventually you will have a malfunction and maybe not know how to repair it. You may spend a good deal of money on it, Because of being ignorant of what needs to be done to get the truck running properly. For fifteen bucks you can buy a manuel on that same truck at the major auto parts stores.Or maybe you have a Toyota? Spend that fifteen bucks and be able to get an idea of your troubles. Most machines that are manufactured at high prices like ,For example, Case backhoes, have manuels for them .D 4 Cat dozers have them too.If you spend twenty thousand dollars on a dozer, why not spend a few more dollars for the repair manuels? Some think the factory who built the machine knows nothing about them . I know a man who thinks he knows more than the designers and builders.He accused me of loseing two cam bearings to a Perkins diesel engine I took apart. because there is two places that looks like there should be cam bearings there.He knew there should be four bearings instead of two.


ron,ar    Posted 08-22-2004 at 07:36:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
you should have told him them cam bearings got lost with the rest of your mail:^)


big al    Posted 08-22-2004 at 03:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
well that was all over the map.


Bob/Ont    Posted 08-21-2004 at 20:19:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, when all else fails, Read The Manual. Oh by the way how did you lose the bearings that don't exist?
Later Bob


Clod    Posted 08-21-2004 at 20:25:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was this way Bob..I have overhauled hundreds of Perkins engines! I know you lost those bearings! You better get to looking for them or you will be looking out that gate by quitting time.So I says..Call Houston and ask the folks who sell those Perkins engines.Eventually he got very quite.


Burrhead    Posted 08-21-2004 at 20:54:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod if yer talking about the *service engine* light most times you can take a battery cable off and leave it off awhile and the computer will clear itself of the code.

According to the mech at Keating in Winnie that light is sposed to go on about every 25,000 miles so you'll come in and get it scanned. He's the one that recommends taking the cable off overnight.


steve19438    Posted 08-22-2004 at 08:50:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my kids 96 blazer has the check engine lite on. chevy dealer says it won't pass inspection cause it is running rich, supposedely the injection system is crapped out. how can i argue with that????


Burrhead    Posted 08-22-2004 at 10:47:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Steve unhook the battery cable over night and it will do like Deadcarp said. It resets the computer.

From what problems I have had I would think you have a bad oxygen sensor.


Clod    Posted 08-21-2004 at 21:32:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,,I dont have that truck I made that up for an example Burrhead.But I do have a Dodge van.It has a Chekalowsovakian engine in it.When I run it hard down the highway the little lighted sign comes on and says >>>CHECK ENGINE!<<<


deadcarp    Posted 08-22-2004 at 07:35:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our windstar has a kinda pesky "check engine" lite too - every so often i hafta unhook the battery ground to let its puter reboot.
Technology frustrates everybody but one can take advantage of it. For example Suzn hates remotes with a passion, but took to drooling over those Roomba vacuums that work by themselves. Once i mentioned they come with a remote, she gladly stuffed a new bag in her Eureka again. Now's the time to replace its belt. :)



hay    Posted 08-22-2004 at 02:58:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
seems like everything i have has some sort of 'little light' to remind me of something like check engine or fasten some kinda belt or turn off/on something. don't know what i would do nowadays without being reminded of that. back 30 years ago i did not have any reminders, but i never missed them either. besides what the heck can i do under the hood now anyway when the 'check engine' light come on? need a expensive test machine to do any computer electronic diagnosis anyway.


Burrhead    Posted 08-22-2004 at 09:37:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hay I went to Autozone and got the scanners for my Fords and the kids Chrysler an Chibbies.

They were about $30 each but I can scan the vehicles and fix it at home now.

They wanted $900 at Chevy to repair my dotters car but I bought the scanner and counting the cost of the scanner and all it did'nt cost but about $80 to fix it.


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