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I made an inside joke about yer trip. I responded as park the escort and buy an RX7, and some guy totally flipped and the two of us got in a flame war, so they deleted yer thread sorry about that man, but you should really get yer engine rebuilt or something before you consider taking that car cross country, cuz in its condition it wont make it. Oh, and in case i dont see you in the next couple of days, you need to find a work order for the shop work you just had done, cuz i got to thinking and did a little research to see if i was right, and i think they just totally blindsided ya with BS. If you read this any time soon, gimme a call.

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Well, shit happens...I was blindsided with BS when my timing belt went. 2000 dollars & four weeks w/o a car later, here I am a little more wiser in the ways of my 1.8. So now I hope you realize why I got a little upset about your joke to him, even if you do know him. I just don´t appreciate people bashing on OTHER peoples cars like that. I get it a lot about my car. If you don´t drive it, don´t talk smack about it. It´s probably not in the best of condition but I don´t think it could really be that bad of shape to go cross country in it. I get better gas mileage when I sit at higher speeds for extended periods of time. Engines like that. Hence the reason you see higher mileage specs for Highway driving from car manufacturers.
You don´t know me and you don´t know what I know about my or any other car. So, again, I hope you realize why i went a tad bit over the edge when you called me ignorant. If I don´t know what I´m talking about, I won´t say it. Either that or I´ll look it up and prove it. I think if he wants to go for a trip, let him go. Be a true friend and help him out so that he doesn´t get stranded in Minnesota. Don´t tell him he can´t do this because YOU don´t trust HIS car. That´s just not right. I hope this doesn´t start another flame war because I was bouncing off the walls I got so pissed about what you said. Can´t we all just get along? :-?
 

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Well, unfortunately, his car wount make it across country without a rebuild. I do most of the work on his car and know it pretty well. It leaks from the front main seal pretty bad, i mean like 3 quarts a week, And unfortunately hes run the car hard several times with only 2 quarts-1 1/2 quarts of oil, and it burns oil, and whoever had it before him didnt take care of it very well. I mean, when he got it it was running a bit rough so he wanted me to change the plugs for him, and one of them wasnt even screwed in, and the rest were loose as hell and caked in carbon, and the whole front end has been chopped and replaced, and not very professionally done either. He´s only had the car a few months and as of recently its having a lot of problems, so without at least a rebuild the car wont last another year and a half to be able to go on the trip. Oh, and if you do know a lot about them maybe you can support my theory, he just took his car to the shop about a week ago cuz i guess it was missing pretty bad, so after he got it fixed, he came and told me about his car running bad and that he took it to the shop. And he told me that the valve cover gasket was bad, and it was leaking oil into the fourth cylinder, so they replaced it and all his plugs and wires. Well i wasnt really paying any attention at the time, but i later thought about it, and unless his car has some sort of setup ive never seen before, the valve cover gasket couldnt leak oil into the cylinder, maybe down the side of the engine, but definately not into the cylinder. So I´m thinking unless they changed the valve seals and he misunderstood, which i dont really see happening, that they just thoroughly ripped him off.

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Uhm. Sorry to get off topic but I was pretty sure highway MPG was higher because you´re constantly moving.
Highway = Zoom zoom
City = Zoom stop
 

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04-03-2003 at 17:07, Mibz wrote:
Uhm. Sorry to get off topic but I was pretty sure highway MPG was higher because you´re constantly moving.
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Yes, you basically just restated my entire point.

and unless his car has some sort of setup ive never seen before, the valve cover gasket couldnt leak oil into the cylinder, maybe down the side of the engine, but definately not into the cylinder.

Actually, it is still possible. The spark plugs come into the cylinders from the top, through the valve cover. Oil and even water can get into that, if the spark plugs weren´t tightened down the way you said they were then it´s very possible to get stuff into the cylinder head. :-?
 

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and unless his car has some sort of setup ive never seen before, the valve cover gasket couldnt leak oil into the cylinder, maybe down the side of the engine, but definately not into the cylinder.

Actually, it is still possible. The spark plugs come into the cylinders from the top, through the valve cover. Oil and even water can get into that, if the spark plugs weren´t tightened down the way you said they were then it´s very possible to get stuff into the cylinder head. :-?
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Yeah i know that the plugs are on top, but they werent loose at all this time. I´ve done a bit of work to the car already, the loose spark plug issue was months ago and since taken care of, when it started missing this time, the plugs were perfectly tight and nothing was getting in. With the way its been burning oil, im suspecting that the valve seals are going bad, and the shop knows that, but just fed him BS about the gasket so he´d have to come back eventually, but i wont know for sure until i talk to him and get a copy of the work order from the shop.

Im faster than the speed of rice.

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