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Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 09-14-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

Sunday Morning - Velvet Underground
Forum: Engineering/Technical 09-14-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By MagicRat
Re: mechanical fuel pump question

This keeps fuel circulating to prevent fuel overheating and vapor lock.

Cars that do not have such a return- line simply have the pump maintain pressure in the line, using a diaphragm and a...
Forum: Sierra 05-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Oil pressure

Your oil pressure readings are fine. Completely normal for an engine with some miles. I do not think you need to change the pump at all. Yes, a new pump may get you a bit more pressure, but that will...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 05-06-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M: - Simon and Garfunkel
Forum: Engineering/Technical 05-06-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Did I permanently damage my Cherokee fuel pump?

It would be possible to solder the broken fuel pump tab back into place. But this is best done with the fuel pump removed from the tank.

However,for that much effort, you may as well replace the...
Forum: Engineering/Technical 01-12-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,983
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Pitting in Cylinder?

As rust goes, thats nothing. If this were my engine, I would grab my home and hone the cylinder, lightly, just enough to get rid of the worst of the rust, then put it together and drive it.

If no...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 01-12-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Love comes to everyone!!!

Sorry, but us car guys can afford either cars or loose women, but not both.
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 166,158
Posted By MagicRat
Re: What song is playing right now?

"The Saints are Coming" - Green Day...... and some Irish dudes
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 166,158
Posted By MagicRat
Re: What song is playing right now?

"The Saints are Coming" - Green Day...... and some Irish dudes
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-16-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-16-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando
Forum: Dakota 10-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Torx size question

A Torx socket set is pretty cheap and quite handy. Buy the set, it will be useful in the future.
Forum: Lebaron 10-06-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By MagicRat
Re: crysler lebaron 1979 vibrations

Does the vibration happen when the car is not moving, but the engine is running? Then possibly the flexplate is improperly balanced.

If it happens when moving, then there might be something wrong...
Forum: C/K 10-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By MagicRat
Re: '89 C2500 rear brakes lock up

To be fair to GM, many manufacturers did this on live axles for years. I recall its a "semi-floating axle"

One can get offset replacement bearings that ride on the remaining undamaged part of...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"A Fistful Of Dollars" (theme) by Ennio Morricone
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-06-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Word Association Game (Part IV)

produces lots of little ferrets
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 10-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 166,158
Posted By MagicRat
Re: What song is playing right now?

Les Jaguars - Guitare Jet
Forum: Classic Cars 09-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By MagicRat
Re: How to maintain a vintage car

I have a 1984 Toyota Supra, which is similar.

Really, a vintage Toyota is easy to live with. Most parts should be widely available. These cars were well made and very reliable.

They loved to...
Forum: Malibu 09-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By MagicRat
Re: malibu classic wont stay running

Did you scan the ECM for trouble codes? If yes, what did you find?
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 09-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Bitter Green" - Gordon Lightfoot
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 09-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Forum: Escort 08-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Should I keep car declared a Total Loss?

Totally agree. Your car's mileage means its approaching the end of its useful life. This car is mostly worn-out and has no special-interest or collector value, so there is no reason to keep it.
Forum: Continental 08-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By MagicRat
Re: I think the tow guy broke my spinnaker!

Does the key rotate back all the way to the locked position?

If not, did he step on the brake pedal when moving the gear shift lever? The lever is not supposed to move unless the ignition key is...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 08-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Green Onions" - Booker T and the MG's
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 08-10-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Word Association Game (Part IV)

Flying French folk musicians?
Forum: Engineering/Technical 08-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Superfast lowering spring wear?

You don't mention the car, but sometimes installing lowering springs changes the suspension and steering geometry. You may simply need an alignment.

Also there may be other mechanical issues like...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 07-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 07-07-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Glass Onion" - The Beatles
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 05-19-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Word Association Game (Part IV)

"Wilsonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!"
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 05-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Heart of Gold" - Neil Young
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 04-13-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By MagicRat
Re: See what Country song was #1 on the day you were born

What's He Doing in My World - Eddy Arnold
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 04-13-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Yawwwwwwwwwnnnnnn... Who's still around?

Me.

But since it takes me about a month to reply....shows you how often I visit :(
Forum: Engineering/Technical 03-30-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Whistling sound after 30 minute driving

It sounds like a bad bearing on one of the engine's accessories. Most engines use a rubber belt on the front or one side of the engine. The crankshaft rotates the rubber belt and provides power to a...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 03-08-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Word Association Game (Part IV)

Yup, fun - all alone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5v_aEO7pSk
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 03-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Night Train" - Visage
Forum: Cars in General 03-08-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By MagicRat
Re: How important is a great sounding car?

A hydrogen -powered car would most likely be a fuel cell (electric) car, because it would be far more efficient than internal combustion, and thus, virtually silent.

But I see your point about...
Forum: Engineering/Technical 03-08-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Wayward wheel

Since the inner and outer tie rod ends are not broken, either they came unscrewed (indicating improper assembly) or the threads pulled out, indicating a faulty part.

Shorod correctly suggests the...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 03-08-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Because The Night" - 10 000 Maniacs
Forum: Cars in General 03-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Tapping Sound Coming From Engine - Anyone Give Suggestions?

Please do not post the same question in multiple locations.

Here is the current thread with a brilliant reply :)
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1125679

This thread...
Forum: Golf 03-05-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Loud tapping Sound Coming From Engine area - Anyone Give Suggestions?

Please do not post the same question in multiple locations.

Here is the current thread with a brilliant reply :)
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1125679

This thread...
Forum: Corvette 03-05-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 948
Posted By MagicRat
Re: wanting to swap 350 in my 82 corvette with an lq4

Please don't post the same question in multiple locations.

Here is the current thread on this subject, with an astoundingly brilliant reply. :)...
Forum: Engineering/Technical 03-05-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Tapping Sound Coming From Engine Bay - Can Anyone Give Suggestions?

That noise on the video is most likely looseness in the valve train, such as an improperly adjusted valve, damaged lifter etc. since its a sharp rapping sound that was RPM dependent.

Problems...
Forum: Forced Induction 03-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By MagicRat
Re: swapping factory 350 in 82 corvette for lq4

This would be a complicated swap due to the electronic engine controls and numerous differences between it and your stock 350. You would spend countless hours and lots of money adapting engine...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Original Owner selling MINT 1976 maroon Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham

The post is 9 years old. I think the car is long-gone by now.
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 03-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

'Hey Tonight' by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Forum: Cars in General 03-02-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Grabbing brakes

Which brakes are grabbing and rubbing? Just one wheel? Or both front wheels? The back wheels?
The way to tell is to apply your brakes hard, when stopped. Then drive for a couple of blocks when the...
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 03-01-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"Hey Hey, My My" - Neil Young.
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 02-28-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

" My Bologna"- Weird Al Yankovic
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 02-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 14,766
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Word Association Game (Part IV)

Just don't do a Pee Wee Herman.......
Forum: COMPLETELY off-topic 02-28-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,099
Posted By MagicRat
Re: Song Title Game (Part V)

"My Way" - Frank Sinatra
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