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Re: car dead, dust related?

My citation died about a year ago and wouldn't start. If it did start it would run extremely rough with no idle. I had to leave the car where it broke down in
Dennis Bryant
4:47 PM
#38700
 
38699

diagnostic manual PDFs

Over the years, I have sometimes wished I had a PDF of a repair manual, something other than the Factory Service Manual, which I have a paper copy. The FSM is
Brandon Van Every
3:08 PM
#38699
 
38698

Re: car dead, dust related?

     A couple tricks that I remember...... 1. Disconect the battery.2. If the vehicle is older and has a mechanical fuel pump disconect the incoming fuel
bill munsch
Aug 27
#38698
 
38697

Re: car dead, dust related?

Still got a dead car. '84 Citation II V6. Precipitating circumstances: rolling down a mountain forest road mostly in neutral, banged the underside a few
Brandon Van Every
Aug 27
#38697
 
38696

car dead, dust related?

I punished my car on bad National Forest roads this weekend. The cooling system was already known to be in less than stellar shape, but it seemed to be
Brandon Van Every
Aug 27
#38696
 
38695

Re: car dead, dust related?

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 12:36 AM, Brandon Van Every ... Read a wikipedia article about the basic idea / theory of flooding. Reminds me
Brandon Van Every
Aug 27
#38695
 
38694

Re: flushing the cooling system

Haven't posted in a while. Too much "spam" coming through the site. Still hate myself for selling my II.  Anyway....Someone REALLY should buy the 1983 X-11
brian neal
Aug 17
#38694
 
38693

Re: flushing the cooling system

     One nice thing about the cooling system on these old cars is they are very simple to work with.  In the past what I have done is to first drain as
bill munsch
Aug 17
#38693
 
38692

Re: flushing the cooling system

Ok, I'll poke around in the morning when my radiator cap is cold. I haven't actually noticed any leaks since my lower hose leaked last summer. Fixed that in
Brandon Van Every
Aug 7
#38692
 
38691

Re: flushing the cooling system

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM, bill munsch oki9501@... ... I'll consider that. That kind of surgery will have to wait until I'm back in Winston-Salem
Brandon Van Every
Aug 7
#38691
 
38690

Re: flushing the cooling system

There are two things to flush so to speak, first being the radiator and second heater core.  Myself, what I would recommend is to first remove the lines from
bill munsch
Aug 5
#38690
 
38689

Re: flushing the cooling system

Try not to over think this.Check the gasket on the radiator cap for cracks and pits. They will cause a loss of pressure and reduce the temperature that the
Dennis Bryant
Aug 3
#38689
 
38688

Re: flushing the cooling system

I agree. If something fails at 14-16 psi you have a real problem. This isn't a lot of pressure. Think of it this way if you filled you bike tires up with 15
Gordon Aycock
Aug 3
#38688
 
38687

Re: flushing the cooling system

When the cooling system was new, it was designed to operate at 14 - 16 lbs. If the system has a leak in it,you'll never obtain that pressure with a pressure
dwaynekeep@...
Aug 3
#38687
 
38686

Re: flushing the cooling system

You seem to be saying that if I apply 14..16 PSI to the system and there's any kind of problem anywhere, something will blow up and I'll have a lot of tedious
Brandon Van Every
Aug 2
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