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    1. Thread: Oil Prices

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      Declaring something as unequivocally "false" is...

      Declaring something as unequivocally "false" is really a sign of a lack of nuance on your part. Rarely are things true or false in investing, unless you believe investing and economics is an actual...
    2. Thread: exhaust smell

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      Take a look at the exhaust manifold cover. Often...

      Take a look at the exhaust manifold cover. Often oil seeps out of the intake boot on to the manifold and then burns once its hot. I put a zip tie around the connection to keep it tight and it seems...
    3. I bought the GAP fan and its worked well for a...

      I bought the GAP fan and its worked well for a couple years now. I think they are well built for the price. I replaced the rad too, with OEM, and its good quality unless you are racing or...
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      I wasn't implying you shouldn't hook them up, I...

      I wasn't implying you shouldn't hook them up, I was just saying be prepared to be underwhelmed if you get it working. Sounds like you have already experienced the lackluster heating element. I've...
    5. Thread: Oil Prices

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      Actually this was an energy mutual fund in a 401k...

      Actually this was an energy mutual fund in a 401k so there was little choice being the only fund with any oil stocks. The only caveat was there was an early redemption fee of 2% if sold prior to a...
    6. Thread: Oil Prices

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      Me too. I bought an energy fund when prices went...

      Me too. I bought an energy fund when prices went low and sold at the peak and made some good return. Now that commodities in general are in the doldrums, buying oil funds, gold, and perhaps...
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      I would have thought all the wiring would be...

      I would have thought all the wiring would be there regardless of whether the car had heated seats and simply bound up if not used. I wouldn't think they specified whether a car had heated seats that...
    8. I bought a new set a while ago when you could...

      I bought a new set a while ago when you could still get them from the dealer, and I think I paid $125 each which is outrageous of course for a strip of rubber. I have one Corrado with them on, and...
    9. Thread: Shift knob

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      No probs. Not sure what that is but I hope it...

      No probs. Not sure what that is but I hope it works!
    10. Thread: Too hot?

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      Well I have one thrashed Corrado, but the other...

      Well I have one thrashed Corrado, but the other is quite pristine, and the previous owner who bought it new took fanatical care of it. No way I'm going to thrash that one. What's interesting to me...
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      Just another example of the maxim "Speed doesn't...

      Just another example of the maxim "Speed doesn't kill, speed differential kill".
    12. Thread: Too hot?

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      You don't need an aftermarket radiator with all...

      You don't need an aftermarket radiator with all the problems that involves. A new stock rad will probably bring temps down to the normal range. I agree that using lower temp tstats and...
    13. Thread: Too hot?

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      Interesting information. I haven't found this to...

      Interesting information. I haven't found this to be true with my two cars with VR6 engines. One has 200k and the other 110k, and the engine plastic parts and hoses have held up very well. One rad...
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      I think if he had a leaky head gasket but didn't...

      I think if he had a leaky head gasket but didn't know it, his knowledge isn't enough to be able to change the head gasket at home over a weekend. Its a lot of work and you never know what you'll...
    15. Thread: Too hot?

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      Interesting. My original housing came off...

      Interesting. My original housing came off recently and at 110k looked close to brand new. I was shocked but there it was. I am going to reuse it. I don't think the new ones are the same plastic....
    16. Thread: Oil Prices

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      Oil Prices

      Anyone care to comment on the recent drop in oil prices and why this has occurred? I know many assumed demand from India and China was the cause of the doubling of pump prices, while I maintained it...
    17. Thread: Shift knob

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      Hold the ring around the shifter boot so it...

      Hold the ring around the shifter boot so it doesn't spin, and twist the knob to the left until it comes off. If its all stock it threads on/off. When you pull the knob up once its unthreaded, the...
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      This is a common symptom with the VR6 engine of a...

      This is a common symptom with the VR6 engine of a leaky head gasket. Instead of completely failing and mixing oil/coolant, the gasket leaks combustion pressure into the cooling system,...
    19. Thread: Too hot?

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      Do you see any coolant leaking out the reservoir...

      Do you see any coolant leaking out the reservoir cap? It might be a leaky head gasket putting extra pressure in the cooling system making it run hot. See any white smoke out the tail pipe at...
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      Oh silly me...

      Oh silly me...
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