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Message 1884488 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 16:44:08 UTC

Always be heads-up when you're behind home plate..................
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Message 1884489 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 16:45:17 UTC - in response to Message 1884486.  

Land Rover I am surprised about. Then again it is owned by Tata motors. Ta ta guys :-))
Well, that story dates from about 45 years ago, and it relates to a Series 1 Landrover built in the mid 1950s. I don't think Tata had much influence over the design in those days...
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Message 1884491 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 16:47:11 UTC - in response to Message 1884487.  

My new YG17 car has mostly LED lights, so if any of those blow it's going back under warranty...
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Message 1884497 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 17:10:36 UTC - in response to Message 1884459.  

If you can reach the bulb, fine, go ahead and change yours, I can't even get near the housing, remember this is a coupe, and I'm a big guy,

My Z3 is a small soft top sports car. If you are seriously telling us that you are so disabled and so incapacitated, that you can't change a simple car light bulb, then I seriously question whether you should be driving an um-modified car on the public highway in the first place. I take it that your vehicle insurance company have been made fully aware of your disabilities? Else your insurance could be invalid.

that brings back memories of one of my Cooper S. The smell of burning Castrol R in the morning brings tears to my eyes (as it did then...).

Oh my word!!! Castrol R :-)) We dreamed of having a Mini Cooper S back in those days ....... All I could manage was an MGB GT! These days BMW own it and they have the Cooper, Cooper S, and the Cooper S Works models., all quite many bucks to buy ....

I have OA, 3 dislocated joints, bad knees, and I weigh about 410 lbs, I also have problems seeing under some lighting conditions.

The 3rd/middle/center brake light is barely visible in this photo I fond on the web, My car has cloth seats, beyond that it's no different than My car.

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Message 1884504 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 17:24:13 UTC - in response to Message 1884501.  

I have OA, 3 dislocated joints, bad knees, and I weigh about 410 lbs, I also have problems seeing under some lighting conditions.


Then as before I question whether you should be driving in the first place. And I ask again whether your car insurance company are fully aware of your current disabilities.

I have a disabled license plate on My car, so yeah they know, I have a spotless record.
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Message 1884555 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 20:22:58 UTC - in response to Message 1884496.  

When I came to visit you last Spring you had a 2 litre 6 cylinder Mondeo, a proper British designed car, albeit a LHD model. It drove very well at the speeds that you had it up to :-))


Its a 2.5 litre V6.
And to be honest its the best car i ever had.
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Message 1884571 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 22:01:40 UTC

As to v6 engined cars, My favorite would be the 3.7L Mustang, it gets 31mpg highway, while having 305hp.
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Message 1884593 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 22:53:59 UTC - in response to Message 1884497.  

If you can reach the bulb, fine, go ahead and change yours, I can't even get near the housing, remember this is a coupe, and I'm a big guy,

My Z3 is a small soft top sports car. If you are seriously telling us that you are so disabled and so incapacitated, that you can't change a simple car light bulb, then I seriously question whether you should be driving an um-modified car on the public highway in the first place. I take it that your vehicle insurance company have been made fully aware of your disabilities? Else your insurance could be invalid.

that brings back memories of one of my Cooper S. The smell of burning Castrol R in the morning brings tears to my eyes (as it did then...).

Oh my word!!! Castrol R :-)) We dreamed of having a Mini Cooper S back in those days ....... All I could manage was an MGB GT! These days BMW own it and they have the Cooper, Cooper S, and the Cooper S Works models., all quite many bucks to buy ....

I have OA, 3 dislocated joints, bad knees, and I weigh about 410 lbs, I also have problems seeing under some lighting conditions.

The 3rd/middle/center brake light is barely visible in this photo I fond on the web, My car has cloth seats, beyond that it's no different than My car.

Oh and another thing, the seat frames are made of pot metal, and I already replaced one seat for $170.00 total, I had tore the seat away from the seat mounting rail, all cause I had a leg cramp. And the car was only made for 2 years, 1998-1999, so some parts are hard to find, the drive train and engine were made by Mazda.
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Message 1884606 - Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 0:01:03 UTC - in response to Message 1884501.  

I have OA, 3 dislocated joints, bad knees, and I weigh about 410 lbs, I also have problems seeing under some lighting conditions.

Then as before I question whether you should be driving in the first place. And I ask again whether your car insurance company are fully aware of your current disabilities.

All they should care about is whether he can control the car safely.

Accessing that light appears to require quite a bit of disassembly of the car's interior. Even if I weren't nearly in as poor condition as Vic, I wouldn't have enough confidence in my ability to take it all apart and put it together again correctly with breaking something. And no, before you suggest it, I am not totally mechanically inept. I once replaced the timing belt in a 77 Chevy Vega 4-banger. I just like to know how things are attached and how to reattach them before I detach them, and that is usually not the case with interior parts.

(My insurance company should be aware that I paid off my car. I must remember to tell them.)
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Message 1884643 - Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 4:46:12 UTC - in response to Message 1884466.  

On some cars bulbs can be a right royal pain to do - one of the VWs with a V6 in the front end requires a lot of dismantling to change a side/headlamp bulb - front bumper, grill, bonnet rail, battery & battery box all have to come off as we discovered one day when we attempted to do one in a lunch break - Local VW specialist said "£150 mate, its a four hour job", local VW dealer said "£600 mate, its a four hour job" - and it really did take four hours (excluding resetting the alarm, radio, immobiliser and ECU as they were very unhappy at having had the battery removed).

The other classic is the Toyota V8 (IUZ-FE) that has the starter motor hidden in the engine- apparently around 6 hours work for those doing it for the first time, if you've got every tool you'll need on hand ready to go.

Engine before going after starter motor.


Engine once starter motor accessible.

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Message 1884654 - Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 5:28:41 UTC

My favorite was the Ferrari 308. You had to drop the engine and lift the body off to change the spark plugs. That is why the 30,000 mile service cost $8,000.
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Message 1884659 - Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 5:39:33 UTC
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Then there is the mechanics nightmare car, the Chrysler PT Cruiser, I'm glad I don't have that car...

https://community.cartalk.com/t/pt-cruiser-question/47090

Expect to pay higher costs to maintain and repair the car, also. The PT Cruiser is an absolute pain in the butt to work on. It has the powertrain of a Dodge Neon crammed into an engine compartment that is half the size of the one in the Neon.


And it's even worse for the V6 version, the clearance between the V6 engine and the inside of the engine compartment is 0.6".
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Message 1884660 - Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 5:42:24 UTC - in response to Message 1884654.  
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My favorite was the Ferrari 308. You had to drop the engine and lift the body off to change the spark plugs. That is why the 30,000 mile service cost $8,000.

That's right up there with removing the front end to replace a headlight bulb.

Used to be about 3 screws and the whole assembly would drop out, change headlight, put it back in. Then it was 3 screws, headlight assembly drops out, change bulb, refit. Then it became a case of removing the electrical connector from the back of the light assembly, then remove the bulb. Fit new bulb, re-fit connector and done.
Been having a look around and it appears it's pretty common these days on many makes & models to have to at least remove the front bumper & grille to get access to the headlight assembly to replace the bulb, or remove the front wheel and then pull out the wheel arch sections to get to the light assembly.

I thought it was bad enough when the drive shaft bearings on my 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi needed replacing- used to be a case of pull the drive shaft out of the gear box, pull the bearings out, re-assemble. However on this car the bearings were mounted from the inside of the gear box- so the whole engine had to be detached from the body, so you could drop the gearbox off and then pull it apart to replace the bearings.
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Message 1884675 - Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 8:57:21 UTC

Reading about the problems fixing your cars. Makes mine seem easy. I had a 2003 Chevy Cavalier and a headlight dead. First indication of the problem was a immediate get it done now service light on the dash board. I didn't know what service it wanted until I parked the car in front of a plate glass window at a 7-11 and saw a headlight wasn't shining. Then replacing it was a small bugger. I had to dismount the headlight assembly then dismount the side blinker assembly from that to just change the bulb.

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Message 1884863 - Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 3:20:43 UTC

Still no new credit card. Called again to ask about it; they said it takes 4-7 business days. Also verified that the old one is dead. Guess I'll have to use a different one this weekend.

Drove to the post office to mail the form and payment for my COBRA. Want it in effect ASAP.

Going in Tuesday morning to get my CPAP printed again. Then I should be able to get my DOT card and thereafter my new job.
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Message 1884864 - Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 3:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 1884863.  

Going in Tuesday morning to get my CPAP printed again. Then I should be able to get my DOT card and thereafter my new job.

Wish you the best of luck on getting the new job.
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Message 1884866 - Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 3:30:19 UTC - in response to Message 1884864.  

Going in Tuesday morning to get my CPAP printed again. Then I should be able to get my DOT card and thereafter my new job.

Wish you the best of luck on getting the new job.

Thanks.
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Message 1884892 - Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 11:55:36 UTC - in response to Message 1884866.  

Going in Tuesday morning to get my CPAP printed again. Then I should be able to get my DOT card and thereafter my new job.

Wish you the best of luck on getting the new job.

Thanks.

The kitties wish you luck as well, David.
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Message 1884949 - Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 20:11:03 UTC

My favorite type car, and what I fit in for that matter, a 2012 V6 Mustang, plus it's Black and Blue, so it's already beaten up. ;)

I wish I had the money to buy it, sigh. Maybe one day.

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Message 1885279 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 16:09:46 UTC

New credit card didn't come Saturday, so I'm using my secondary card for this road trip. It's probably in my mailbox right now, while I'm hundreds of miles away.
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