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  1. johnbryanpeters

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    Went to leave work Friday at about quarter after five and the van wouldn't start. Had to leave it in the unattended parking lot at work over the weekend with bike, gear, tools, etc. inside.

    Got to work today, put in some dry gas (of course the weather failed to get up to anywhere near feezing), waited an hour, tried to start it, no luck.

    Called the dealer, they send a tow truck which doesn't show up until 2:00 PM.

    Only good part so far is that nobody broke into the van over the weekend and stole anything.
     

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  2. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Try some wet gas??




    (wtf is "dry" gas?)
     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Just a smidge of vermouth.
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    That could be incredibly embarrassing and uncomfortable.
     
  5. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    A shart powered car...now that's fresh thinking.
     
  6. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    TN's car won't start when it's really cold. I don;t know what we are going to do when we both start driving to work.
     
  7. SilentJ

    SilentJ trail builder

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    Does it have a block heater?

    Oh, and JBP, try peeing on your manifold...works every time. Report back with NO pics, please.
     
  8. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    That was no fault of Swedish Pride. She hadn't been started in days & it was -5 outside. Don't hate on SP. :D

    IRB-FTW!!!!!
     
  9. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Driving to work?

    I can hardly remember doing that...
     
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    laura DH_Laura

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    Once the snow thaws I'll be riding every day. I landed a job 3.5 miles from the house!!!!
     
  11. johnbryanpeters

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    Fuel pump. S'posed to cost a little under a grand to replace. Don't know if that includes the tow.
     
  12. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    A grand for a fuel pump?

    They dont call it the "stealership" for nothing. Not saying DIY, but I bet you could get joe sixpack to do it for 2fiddy. Get the part at Autozone for $30?
     
  13. johnbryanpeters

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    Don't know. DIYs possible but with morning temperatures somewhat under zero F I aint going to try to drop the damn fuel tank with all that entails in the parking lot with the north wind blowing.

    I like factory parts. They work. AutoZone parts work. Maybe. At this point I can afford to just get er done without making a project out of it beyond cadging thirty mile rides from my buds at work.
     
  14. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I actually just googled that part in general for a chevy astrovan...around $300? Maybe Im thinking fuel filters are $30.
     
  15. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Bike pumps are $30, not fuel pumps.

    :D
     
  16. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    The ones for ford Rangers range from $30-$40.
     
  17. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Sweet.

    While you're looking at parts lists, how much for a new "DOOR AJAR" sensor?

    So far that's the only thing wrong w/ my truck. The dome light stays on too long because the truck thinks the fvcking door is open. This only happens when it's cold (below 40f)
     
  18. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Is it (the sensor) like a little button inside the door? Maybe sticking when it gets cold out? Hit it with some lube and see what happens.
     
  19. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I assumed so. No button, but there is this small paddle like lever thing.

    I hit it with spray lube. Nothing.
     
  20. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    lol...yeah if you were near me I would just charge you a meal...it's not that hard and should probably only take about 2 hrs at the very most!...D
     
  21. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I just went out and looked at mine (1994). It's a little black button about halfway up the door frame (front side) that I can push in w/ my finger and the dome light goes on and off. Not sure why anyone would change that design, but...can you move the "paddle" to and fro?
     
  22. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    oh nad I wouldn't buy an OEM pump...that's where you get screwed...there are plenty of good after market pump out there...that are no where near as expensive. Of course I'm only going off what it cost to work with import cars...maybe domestic vans have different costs...D
     
  23. johnbryanpeters

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    So about 2.5 miles from my house I could get a bus; it has a bike rack, so if I managed to get there at 06:30 and if the bike rack's free (good bet if it's zero...) for three bucks I would be at Cherry Street in Burlington where I could just miss the bus to Colchester and either wait half an hour for a bus to a few blocks from where I work or freeze my extremities off riding another three and a half miles to work.

    Then when the dealer called I could do a ten mile run to pick up the van...

    Or get Eric to come down from Monkton and pick me up and get the dealer shuttle to pick me up at work...

    Decisions, decisions...
     
  24. johnbryanpeters

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    There are quality aftermarket parts and there are junk aftermarket parts. Unfortunately I have gotten so far from auto wrenching that I don't know schist from Shinola. Dropping a gas tank covered in frozen slush in cold weather is absolutely the sux.

    Plus, I'm supposed to be using that time attending to the needs of my customers.
     
  25. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Heh heh...

    The problem started with 95 and later Rangers.

    The switch was moved to the latch inside the door. I need to get some dry lube to fix it.

    http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/105594-96-ranger-dome-light.html


    Why did I not find that on my last google search...:rant:
     
  26. johnbryanpeters

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    $1,095.45

    That is all.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    damn!...no grease!!:plthumbsdown:
     
  28. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    I thought this thread was going to be about Siegfried and Roy's comeback... :disgust1: