I don't think sooting will be in my future. This is the 3rd gasket some folks put on my automatic. First 2 were NAPA rubber, this one is VW brand. Shoulda bought a manual. And it may be on a car lot soon. If not then there's always a conversion: $800 to start.
I need to pull the heads and either a head gasket is blown, a head is cracked, the rings are shot, or all three.
I got partly done removing the windshield wiper unit today. Gotta love minivans.
I got another cheap chrysler van, a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager Cross
Country conversion, so I stripped the Grand Caravan and scrapped it
Have you not learned your lesson?
Anyone interested in an '87 RX-7 NA 5sp? Wife hates it. I'm nearly done working on the engine electrical (TPS/grounding/etc). Today I'll take $2k, once the engine work is done, it goes up. Once I finish the cosmetics (repalce seats, new sterio, etc...) It goes up to #6k. Right now it's in the perfect stage for being street ported or turned into a drifter. Get it cheap and install all of the cosmetics you want. I'm only returning the car to stock condition except the sterio.
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Have you not learned your lesson?
These minivans are the only cheap, fuel efficient vehicles that I can use to carry Hammond organs or a crap ton of photography equipment in. Sometimes I need to carry 5 CD duplicator towers (ATX sized packaged in bigger cases) along with two 5x7" Dye sub printers (larger than ATX towers in even bigger cases) and three 8x10 olympus printers (case takes up same size as the 5x7") along with hundreds of CDs and cases, two laptops, two CRT televisions, blank media, and people in the same vehicle.
What else am I going to do with hardly any money? I could use a trailer but I've been rained on before, and a covered trailer with a 4 cyl. 5 spd SUV would not be fun, and it would be more hassle. To me it would also be a less elegant solution.
Plus the new van is a fricken high top! It's awesome. I can almost stand up in the back.
Hey, whatever works.
I took no joy in scrapping it but it was my project and nobody would have adopted it, and I lost all interest in rebuilding the thing when the not-wrecked Voyager found its way to me.
My friends dad however, as you may notice, had way too much fun watching them remove it from his trailer.
WHEW. realy didn't know that this citroen bx:
had been introduced by volvo 5 years in advance as 'tundra'
though this one was never sold to the consumer, probably too much of a revolution to volvo; though it was a revolution to Citroen too, most probably the most boxy car citroen ever made...
wow...that brings back memories... the citroen bx... the car that starts rising when you start it up... ah and drives like a dream, until the hydraulic system goes... taking out your BRAKES!!!!!!
and the handbrakes don't work well enough to stop the car. Scariest piece of $#!% ever!
the bx wasn't the first citroen to have that system.
I think at least the ds in the late 60'ies had it.
and as every technical system, its due to fail if not servicet correctly...
btw, seen the comercials for cars turning their headlights when you turn?
while they did do it with wire (instead of turning off/on clusters of leds, like the current systems do) citroen had that in the 60i'es also...
First I'm thinking the lady didnt like the car and is using the uproar as an excuse to trash her car and blame toyota and she'll probably get away with it.
The guy with the runaway car might be an idiot, but I think he has a point:
A friend of mine has a new 2010 prius and after hearing that story I realized something. The prius is probably the first car where the only thing you actually control is the steering. Everything else is run by computer.
The engine/power is a switch you press, the tranny is all driven by a stick which is attached to nothing but a computer.
And well, I thought there was a law that said you couldn't disconnect the brakes, but in order for the regenerative breaking to work, you kind of have to, so in fact, the computer can disable your brakes.
And the last resort... the emergency brake.... there isn't one. It's a button you push, which again is run by the computer, and you probably can't press it with any effect while the car is moving.
There is no park gear, not that there's any pin to jam into the transmission.
So really, I can see the thing being a runaway death trap, because if the computer get's confused, there's no manual physical way to force it to stop except by running into something.
You can keep your hybrid thank you very much.
Fake? will this see the light of day somewhen?
Subject: big tall van
Does anyone need a large van to haul a piano in? A dealer buddy in Hickory has a extended length Dodge Sprinter turbodiesel on his lot.