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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:02 pm

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Someday when it is not raining and you have a couple of hours to spare come down the hill and I will show you how to tune your car. I have new points and condensers if you need them. I stock them and I bet we could scrounge up some plus if we need them. This is not a ten minute tune up we have to let the car cool down. Bring old cloths 10 bucks and I will teach you what to do. NO RAIN I am not going to get wet and my car does not like water either. It can be during the week. I have gloves so you wont get you hands dirty.

This is something you want to do sooner rather than later your car is talking to you. Spend some time or money your choice.

Bring a small note book you should keep track of you valve settings. This is the my last offer........... cheers

Pretty soon my honey doo list will be in effect no more cars stuff. study

I will take you up on that offer just as soon as it stops raining. Promise. Thanks for the help guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:29 pm

Hey Spencer!

I think your signature is incorrect. I don't know.

It is confusing me, and just when I thought I was done with therapy.

scratch

I am confused alot lately.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:54 pm

haha!! didnt even catch that! thanks mateo
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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:13 pm

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Kyle

You may not realize it but a lot of modern cars and trucks need valve adjustment. I know two of my three Honda's require them my Dodge truck requires it. My old 1999 Toyota Camry required them. So my current fleet does require valve adjustment . Most people realize it is required. It is not every 3000 miles but it should be done.

Now brakes, unless they are disk you will need to adjust on your bug.


I think what Kyle was pointing out is the valve adjustments on modern cars are not required as often and not a part of frequent maintenance as that of a VW. He was just trying to stress the importance.

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PostSubject: what ever   Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:01 pm

Just pointing out a lot of cars still need valve adjustment. If you have to adjust you valves the same valves every 3000/6000 miles you have a major problem. A valve stretching or a cam wearing. That is why you should keep a tune up journal. If number three exhaust is always out a thousand or two you better start saving your money.

I always check all my valves once through before I put a wrench on a single valve. If they all feel out you are doing something wrong. You did not start on number one turning the motor the wrong way.

Dont be afraid to try it. You can just check them yourself and bring you car to a tech day and someone would be glad to double check and to assist you to turn the wrenches use the feeler gauges the first time.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:12 am

I can do it, so it has to be easy...

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:45 pm

It's not hard at all. Once he has been taught he'll be on his way.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:59 pm

I think he should invest in a Muir manual.. "How to keep your Volkswagen Alive." It has a lot of great information and easy to follow instructions.

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PostSubject: dann   Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:34 pm

You are so right on that one. I have misplaced mine. Willys ate it.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:26 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:00 am

I have that one, along with the Bently. It's an awesome combo for the basics.

Plus it is actually entertaining to read.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:11 pm

Both are a must have.

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PostSubject: you home   Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:54 pm

Dann driving is not a whole lot of fun right now is it. when was the last time you got out?

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:13 pm

I haven't had Herbie out for a couple weeks now but I have been busy fighting the mountain.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:34 pm

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Dann driving is not a whole lot of fun right now is it. when was the last time you got out?

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Who you asking this question twards?
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PostSubject: dann   Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:40 pm

When ever I watch the news I think of what you go through.

Spencer this is for Dann
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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:39 am

K. Got it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:53 am

Yes the mountain has been quite the challenge lately. I have wore out several sets of chains. I have sat countless hours in traffic and saw several accidents. It is just part of the job and just the time of year. I don't let it bother me too much as I am used to it. I have a couple pictures I will try to post so you guys can see what it looks like up there.

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PostSubject: sun   Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:09 am

the sun will shine real soon
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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:16 pm

Yes it will and you can be sure there will be problems in the valley. There is a lot of snow to melt.

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PostSubject: trash can   Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:35 pm

I left the top off a trash can 30 gallon maybe since Monday pm it is 3/4 full

Next week the hatch will be on

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:42 pm

Yup. The rain has been crazy.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:02 pm

So who wants to help/teach me how to make my car feel better? Neutral
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PostSubject: Spencer   Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:52 pm

The ball is in your court.

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PostSubject: Re: Is she sick?   Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:44 pm

I will take any help that i can get. Smile
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