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tinmantwo
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Re: Ooops [Re: The_Dog33]
      #662735 - 11/25/16 03:39 AM

In my youth I had a 1960 Chevy with a straight 6, You could about sit next to the engine to change the plugs. Of course you had to do the plugs about every 10K or so, I think the new Fords need plugs at about 100K so there is that.

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Re: Ooops [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662736 - 11/25/16 03:51 AM

100k on a set of plugs? The most I ever heard of was about 20k on iridium plugs.Technology certainly advances faster than I can keep up with it.

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Re: Ooops [Re: The_Dog33]
      #662737 - 11/25/16 04:05 AM

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and by the way, I learned of another brainiac practice on a modern car. A friend of mine bought a pretty nice used Cadilac for a song last week. It wouldn't start. Everybody thought it was the "smart" key, and they only had one. Turned out that the starter was bad. And get this, the starter is INSIDE the engine. You have to pull the intake manifold off to service it!




A very few are smart enough to put an access door for the pump in the floor of the trunk or under the back seat.

Fords like Taurus and Explorer you have to pull the intake to change the sparkplugs.



Agreed, my Volvo fuel pump is readily accessible through the trunk floor. But they rarely fail. Knock on wood.


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Re: Ooops [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662739 - 11/25/16 07:00 AM

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In my youth I had a 1960 Chevy with a straight 6, You could about sit next to the engine to change the plugs. Of course you had to do the plugs about every 10K or so, I think the new Fords need plugs at about 100K so there is that.




And "that" is a lot.
I wouldn't want to have to go back to 1960s & 70s maintenance requirements. YMMV

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Re: Ooops [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #662740 - 11/25/16 09:17 AM

Quote:

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In my youth I had a 1960 Chevy with a straight 6, You could about sit next to the engine to change the plugs. Of course you had to do the plugs about every 10K or so, I think the new Fords need plugs at about 100K so there is that.




And "that" is a lot.
I wouldn't want to have to go back to 1960s & 70s maintenance requirements. YMMV




I would in a second if the low cost of repairs and ease of getting to the parts came with it.

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Re: Ooops [Re: The_Dog33]
      #662744 - 11/25/16 01:08 PM

Electric fuel pumps don't explode because they are enclosed in fuel.
Having no oxygen means no combustion, Air is approx 78% nitrogen and 20% oxygen with traces of other gases. The best thing for an in tank fuel pump is to keep it submerged and this helps keep it cool. My 944 has an external fuel pump mounted next to the fuel tank so it's not too bad to change out.


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Re: Ooops [Re: mcfcinusa]
      #662745 - 11/25/16 01:22 PM

I do a bit of wrenching on cars and have seen some ugly blackened and half melted fuel pumps, shocking that I have not heard of a single fire. The pumps are not submerged in fuel when the tank is on E. None the less they seem to work out just fine. DUH

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Re: Ooops [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662747 - 11/25/16 01:43 PM

Oh arrh....these new fangled fings....I've run good few Guzzi California's and the early fuel Injection ones have a pump and filter external to the tank...much better in my humble.

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Re: Ooops [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #662749 - 11/25/16 03:26 PM

Quote:

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In my youth I had a 1960 Chevy with a straight 6, You could about sit next to the engine to change the plugs. Of course you had to do the plugs about every 10K or so, I think the new Fords need plugs at about 100K so there is that.




And "that" is a lot.
I wouldn't want to have to go back to 1960s & 70s maintenance requirements. YMMV




I do love the reliability and longevity of the modern stuff.

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Re: Ooops [Re: arstaren]
      #662780 - 11/27/16 06:45 AM

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and by the way, I learned of another brainiac practice on a modern car. A friend of mine bought a pretty nice used Cadilac for a song last week. It wouldn't start. Everybody thought it was the "smart" key, and they only had one. Turned out that the starter was bad. And get this, the starter is INSIDE the engine. You have to pull the intake manifold off to service it!




Common practice for some Toyota and Nissan V8 engines as well they mount the starter in the valley under the intake manifold like the Toy Tundra 4.7L.

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