Ashley P

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  1. NewEST DD 1985 LTD WagonTF????

    Off Thank you. You've made my minivan a couple steps cooler.
  2. Back in the game I guess..

    And if the CVT keeps it at peak HP it'll move the car fastest. I've admitted that the CVT is the ultimate trans. But I'll balk at any automatic with planetary gearing beating a manual. There's a power loss due to planetaries to potentially exploit.
  3. Back in the game I guess..

    No. Independent repair. Which tests do you prefer?
  4. Back in the game I guess..

    Must have the wrong manual mods....
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  6. Disney's Auto Shop Top Tips

    I was thinking about this today. I installed my X hundredth Chevy 6.5 diesel injection pump. "Book" and "teachers" taught me to bleed the system by cracking lines at injectors and cranking over and over until fuel leaks, then tighten and it might start/run. Today before bolting the pump down, I connected the fuel supply and all wiring, then spun the pump with a drill. The ECM thought the engine was turning so the pump started pumping fuel after several revolutions. I installed the pump and the engine fired up almost as easily as it would on a cool day. Moral: Ruts are easy to get stuck in, try to keep your mind flexible.
  7. Random thought thread

    I learned two things at Ross' birthday get together tonight: 1) that I'm a pretty good baseball player IF I play against mostly children, on a small field. First swing knocked the tennis ball over the 125 foot fence and started jogging around the bases not paying any attention that... 2) my son is a tad competitive, 'cause he climbed over the 4' fence, got the ball, and had it back into the infield as I lolly gagged around 2nd. DOH! It's sure good to have a 12 yo that's about 18 months off chemo and doin' great.
  8. A/C leak detectives give me advice

    lol My wife notices things, but the poor thing is married to a procrastinating slacker.
  9. A/C leak detectives give me advice

    You know what's better than fixing the truck? It's having a wife that noticed the hissing and didn't ignore it. Many drivers run stuff into the ground before having it towed.
  10. Random thought thread

    Forging tools.
  11. Random thought thread

    So I'm watching this vid for circular saw tips, and about 5 minutes in I notice the background ....must find more vids!
  12. Fox Mustang: Next Purchase

    *Ashley P waits for someone to turn that last comment around on John C.
  13. A/C leak detectives give me advice

    I think it would have to be a terrible leak to make it to the condensate drain. A leak like dumping can through it in a day. Maybe. For the last 10 years my coworker does 95% of all AC work, but I don't think he's into the rear evaps (on GMs) as much as condensers.
  14. 2012 Ford 6.7 diesel....junkI

    Dorman makes a FICM board that has worked in the handful of times I've installed them. Pretty simple to pull "degas" bottle, FICM, and swap boards. Dorman 904-229 I think