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Tcfheckel

Bellevue, WA

When I bought my 1994 T-Bird in February, I said, "I'll drive it for 20 years"! Seventeen years later, it now has 198K+ miles on it. It's been a great car. Too bad a couple of the mechanics haven't been so great! :-)


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I'm entering all of my expenses off a hand written sheet of 20 years. Your system is a great idea, but difficult to use. Can't seem to correct a wrong entry - like mileage. Can't enter new date without clicking every month going backwards. Extremely time consuming. Am I not using it correctly?


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At first was told the crank seal was leaking. Later I found anti-freeze dripping under the car. I do have to add anti-freeze often. Now, maybe the water pump? Mileage is 227,900. I can't afford a new engine(or car). Will repairing afford me more mileage or is engine ready to die? Approx. cost?


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A mechanic said he adds 1 qt. of 20/50 to 10/40 when he changes oil. I asked about the "no Zink" in the new oil not good for older engines. I've used 10/40 for many years, now. Do you think this is a good idea?


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The two seem to be used interchangably? Or am I misreading the terms?


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Ford no longer makes them. Mechanic will repair if I find them.


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Had a multipoint check done12/11/12.Found EGR-No Flow Detected.Could this be the cause? The surging is getting worse over the last few months. Need to fix problem. Had the Idle Air Control Valve replaced in 1995 w/20K miles.It caused a serious lurch at a stop!


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There are 212,000 miles on this transmission. Is there anything special I should do to keep it going as well as the first 212,000 miles?


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2012, 15:30 Enthusiast Here's what he say's - for $270+tax he'll diagnose & fix the problem. If it cost more, he'll let me know how much more! He wouldn't give me a bottom line quote to just diagnose the problem. I find this excessive & questionable. What do you think?


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1st time ever. Drove to mechanic. turned car off. turned car on,everything worked.drove the next day,all worked.how serious is the problem.a guy wants $300 or maybe more to fix it. HELP!


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