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Message 1890708 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 2:58:44 UTC

This thread will be a journal of what is going on in my life.
Only positive, supportive replies to my posts are on-topic in this thread.
Posts that are negative or critical will be removed as "off topic" posts.
If you cannot be positive, please do not read my thread or post in my thread.


Lights, camera, action! ;)

I always wanted to say that.
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Message 1890709 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 3:05:49 UTC

Hi Vic!

I like your new thread.
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Message 1890720 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:10:53 UTC

Great idea Vic
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Message 1890724 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:30:34 UTC - in response to Message 1890720.  

Great idea Vic

I can't take the credit Carlos, I was influenced by 8 birdies. Though I can take credit for the clapper.
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Message 1890725 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:31:30 UTC

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Well the $38.91 rim or wheel is not "completeable", the seller said that, this is because the rim/wheel is for a 2001 Hyundai Elantra(not in the ad, just afterwards), and not for a 1999 Ford Escort zx2 sport Hot Coupe, so they want to cancel the sale and refund the money back to My paypal account.

I found that 15x5.5" Ford made Escort zx2 rim again, it's the same type as I use now, it's $60.00 w/FREE shipping, and the rim comes with no center cap, so there goes another $9.44 when I have enough for that, plus $46 for the tire, and $6.00 for mounting and balancing, just so I can have a spare tire for My car, otherwise My car will shred a tire again.

Then I still need to replace 3 more Nankang 185/60x15 tires, which other people have said have given them trouble, as in going flat with no real warning.

I'm lucky I will be able to get My homes gas furnace working on Monday, I just hope this doesn't cross $300.00, since that is all My sister in law could send.

Flue not withstanding.

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Message 1890726 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:32:10 UTC

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Ok, I'm not sure what is going on, but it looks like the seller is shipping that Black Dorman Steel 15x5.5" rim, as I have a UPS tracking number, looks like I will be sitting tight, the aluminum rim may never come about. Go figure. Shipping weight is 19.30lbs.

I also bought some black rubber valve stems, they have not shipped just yet, 4-$1.07.

I'll need to test fit the rim to see if the rim will clear My front disc brakes, it should, but one can never be too careful, so I'll ask My neighbor if He could help with this, at least it will be on the concrete side instead of the rocks.

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Message 1890727 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:32:53 UTC

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I'm waiting for H&B Refrigeration to show up to repair My furnace and fix the flue, I called to confirm that, they'd like to replace My system, I could pay for part of it, up to $300.00, but that is all, I just don't have what they want, I'm hoping they show up and do what I can pay for today.

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Message 1890728 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:33:34 UTC

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H&B refrigeration & service came by, the old A/C coil is clogged, with cat hair and dust, yes I have air filters, good ones, the old A/C coil has to be removed, the old A/C coil is not in use and is obsolete, I was told they might be able to put in a shield around the top of the flue, but altering the flue is out, but removing the old A/C coil is not for today, this takes an hour or so, they thought it was a circuit board or a fuse, today He was in the area, in between calls, He has a refrigeration unit to work on, maybe in a few days My problem can be fixed.

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Message 1890729 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:34:21 UTC

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I was told the furnace would work again, once the a/c coil and cat hair was removed, the furnace was just not getting any air, and that was keeping the blower on, there just wasn't the time for that today, hopefully this won't take more than 1 hour.

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Message 1890730 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:35:29 UTC

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The Waste King garbage disposal is here, it has a power cord attached, and I think I now need someone to do some plumbing work, in the bathroom and in the kitchen, after I get the furnace done, after both are done, then I can see if I have enough left over for a tire and a Ford center rim cap, the 15x5.5" Ford rim will be paid for with paypal credit, I hope I don't need to add any money, but I'll find out after I get the refund back into My account there.

I did get some vacuuming done, mainly near the gas furnace and on the clothes washer and gas dryer.

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Message 1890734 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 4:41:21 UTC
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Copied from the Don't know thread.

they can be washed, though I'm not sure how, and they're not made of paper, no other filter will fit, outside of the type that stops grease, which was previously there.

What would be the reason to have a grease trapping filter in a furnace?

They were advertised as furnace air filters, they fit, plus they are washable.

If the filters are washable, doesn't that suggest they should have been washed?

Yes Nick, but the metal covers aren't exactly a tight fit, and the a/c A frame could have been clogged up from the previous filter attempts.[/quote]
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Message 1890741 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 5:28:46 UTC

Well it looks like I'm getting the Dorman 15"x5.5" Black Steel Rim, as UPS just emailed Me, that the rim will be delivered on Tuesday, I think the refund is out, I won't be able to ship that back, at least I don't think I can right away. The valve stems will be here on Wednesday via USPS, that only leaves a tire and mounting and balancing, though before that I need to ask My neighbor for a favor, to mount the rim on the front left of the car, to see if the rim clears the brake disc and the caliper, the disc should be no problem, the caliper is bigger, but I'll see what goes on then.
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Message 1890742 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 5:33:08 UTC

This thread is a good idea.
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Message 1890764 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 7:19:06 UTC

It is an excellent idea, and not before time. Let's all hope that it works.
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Message 1890769 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 8:23:58 UTC - in response to Message 1890741.  

That might well be a better idea than you might think.....assume nothing. Some years ago, I paid a visit to the Vehicle Workshop for the Council I worked for and arrived just in time to hear a ton of expletives reverberate around the walls. The object of this verbal tirade, was a humble Ford Escort van (of 2002 vintage, I think) and the reason for the 'abuse' were the wheels....in particular, the spare wheel, or more accurately, spare wheels. A seemingly simple front wheel change had turned into a nightmare. A wheel would be put on and seemed to fit fine, but once it was fully tightened, the wheel wouldn't turn. Loosen the wheel nuts a little and the problem disappeared. In the end, something like four seemingly identical wheels were tried, before one was found that turned when tightened. For what seem silly reasons to me, all the spare wheels for the vehicles were kept at the workshop, so, it can probably be assumed that the wheel which did fit, was the one that came with that particular van. There were other vans, which were at least 6 months older, but none of them apparently were 'fussy' about their wheels....any wheel from the newer vehicle (it was the newest) would be fine on any axle of the older vans, but wheels from the older vans would only work on the rear of the newer van, apparently. It suggests that, there was a difference to the calipers, but there may well have been differences to the wheels, or even, both (very small differences, but enough to make the difference).
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Message 1890773 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 9:18:19 UTC

Wheels and tyres are a perennial nightmare Iona.

Many years ago we owned a 1.3 Austin Metro, probably one of the worst cars ever made, even worse than an Austin Aggro!! Nothing but trouble from day 1. But the big problem was that our particular batch had non standard metric wheel rims because the imperial size supplier had production problems, so they bought a batch from abroad. They needed special tyres that were 50% dearer than standard ones. AAARRGGH
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Message 1890817 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 0:32:53 UTC

15x5.5" Dorman rim, Offset is supposed to be 45mm, once tested for clearance for the front brake caliper, this should be the spare rim and tire.
I hope this fixes My lack of a spare tire for My car, which uses a 4x100 bolt pattern.

Of course the valve stems got to Yermo first, they are at the Post Office.

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Message 1890826 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 1:01:24 UTC - in response to Message 1890817.  

I would have gone to a junk yard. They are networked and if they don't have it, if someone else does they can get it for you.
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Message 1890831 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 1:16:12 UTC - in response to Message 1890826.  

There aren't any way out here, that would be almost a 50-60 mile drive, one way, and unless they could remove a 15x5.5" rim from an Escort zx2 Hot Coupe, I'd have made a trip for nothing, since I'm in no shape to spin a wrench, which I could have bought for $67.97 on ebay(rim and cap), it's a long way for a car that was made from 1998-2003, this rim is New, the pic is the best I could do, and the pic is cropped a bit.
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Message 1890861 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 5:36:07 UTC - in response to Message 1890831.  

Good Luck, Vic. :)
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