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Bradenton, FL

I'm retired from the FAA in Washington, DC where I worked as an Operations Research Analyst. I now live in Bradenton, FL. I have done most of my own automotive repair and maintenance over the years and still do some. I have a '98 Ford Taurus and a '99 Ford Escort ZX2. My wife has a '11 Camry. I do board sailing on ocasion and that's my favorite thing.

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My highly reliable 1998 Taurus with 180k had an overheating problem a couple of months ago. It finally got so bad that I couldn't drive more than 5 miles without it running low on coolant. Rather than diagnose it myself, I took it to an expert backlot mechanic. The problem was a worn out coolant fan. He replaced the whole unit for $200. It now runs great again. So check that out before doing engine work.

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