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      https://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas/consumer-i...

      https://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-gas/consumer-information/consumer-resources/staying-safe-pump

      There are plenty of warnings at the pumps in my area. Not certain if they are Federal, State, or...
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      Static electricity. I'm assuming that pipe has...

      Static electricity. I'm assuming that pipe has plastic on it too.

      That's one place you really do not want to get shocked as you open the gas cap.
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      Working at the BMW in the mid 80's, we constantly...

      Working at the BMW in the mid 80's, we constantly broke 2ft Snap On 1/2 breaker bars while removing the front crank bolt. Car on the rack, cheater bar almost touching the ground. Two people on the...
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      171 121 253F ...

      171 121 253F

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Valeo-883437-Radiator-VW-Part-171121253F-OEM-Replacement/224192100258?epid=75065501&hash=item3432e3f7a2:g:5Q0AAOSwKGRfhOzh

      $75 plus shipping. There are a...
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      Not to wish you any more bad luck, but if you had...

      Not to wish you any more bad luck, but if you had a peg leg to match your eye patch, you would fit in most automotive dealership service departments. I suspect with your age, you could easily be the...
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      Cabriolet. With that selling price, you can't...

      Cabriolet. With that selling price, you can't butcher the name.

      That's what you can do when you work hard for a living. Waste it on silly toys.
    7. @Brian Notice how I mentioned over torquing a...

      @Brian Notice how I mentioned over torquing a gasket, not fastener. Using an in/lb torque wrench can help those that cannot determine what tight is. This would certainly prevent broken fasteners....
    8. Although it's not right to have debris in the oil...

      Although it's not right to have debris in the oil pickup, Ive seen way worst that did not cause an oil warning light issue.

      Did you ever check the pressure with an external gauge?
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      New parts are always assumed to be good parts....

      New parts are always assumed to be good parts. The biggest fear from mechanics. That is why I've always believed in diagnosis. If the diagnosis is sound, follow it. I went through 4 brand new AMG...
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      Thousands. Rarely does anyone rebuild an...

      Thousands.

      Rarely does anyone rebuild an engine because it costs too much. Rebuilding would be boring the cylinders, new pistons, possibly machining the crank, new bearings, complete valve grind...
    11. You can't over torque the gasket with torque...

      You can't over torque the gasket with torque limiting studs or in case of the rubber version, torque limiting gaskets. That's the purpose of the spacer on the stud or gasket.
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      Who knew? Honey, you told me to get rid of that...

      Who knew? Honey, you told me to get rid of that car in the back lot. I sold it for $70k, are you good with that?
    13. There are plenty of parts in a car like that....

      There are plenty of parts in a car like that. It's easier to swallow when you think of it this way....$40 to drive your car, bargain at twice the price. I'm looking at some brake cables for my...
    14. Once the transmission and engine are properly...

      Once the transmission and engine are properly torqued together and the bolts of the mounts attached, I would remove the engine support before tightening the mounts to spec. Shaking the engine to...
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      There is not many Cabriolets left with that...

      There is not many Cabriolets left with that little miles except the ones that were rolled back.
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      Who in their right mind would buy a 85 Cabriolet...

      Who in their right mind would buy a 85 Cabriolet new and park it? Then expect to make money because it will be a collector car? What a gamble. I wish I had that kind of money and storage space. I...
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      Agreed, once you get a good relationship with...

      Agreed, once you get a good relationship with anything, it's hard to change/start something new.

      I try and treat all my clients cars to get to 200k as cheap as possible. Most of the time, the car...
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      Good oil is good oil. A lot like beer. There's...

      Good oil is good oil. A lot like beer.

      There's nothing wrong with believing that the stuff you use is the best. It probably is for you. What's always weird is when people insist their product is...
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      https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/zevo-5029/lighting---electrical-16777/headlights---fog-lights-25139/headlight-bulb-11519/f5abcf842030/sylvania-l6024-basic-led-sealed-beam-headlight-bulb-pack-of-1...
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      Funny how things work out. Unfortunately the...

      Funny how things work out. Unfortunately the blood pressure was raised, but it's blowing cold in your favor.
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