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Re: Pentosin and magical
So> Hey all...
So> I'm a touch nervous here.
So were many of us after reading your post, I suspect.
Please take this in the spirit intended, but don't
poke around under the hood adding or replacing anything
until you get a better understanding of how things work.
I'd highly recommend a book like the Time Life "How
you Car Works" or some such title. The principles
involved aren't very complicated, and you seem to want
to know. Find a decent mechanic and have him explain
things to you when you take your car in for that
IMMEDIATE brake system flush. I don't know what
damage may have already been done, but I've found that
Pentosin will swell some rubber seals that arent'
made for it. I replaced the rubber leaking seal on
the reservoir cap with a brake MC rubber seal, and
within a week it had swollen to 2 times it's original
size after exposure to Pentosin.
You're not alone, I personally have witnessed:
Someone removing all the tranny pan bolts on a Ford to
"change the motor oil".
Bought a Caddy once with a "blown motor" for almost nothing,
when I drained the oil to remove oil pan and check to see
how bad the jugs (cylinders) were scored....the drip pan
started overflowing (pan held 6 quarts). Nice shinny new
oil filter....seems the gas station he took the car to
for an oil change (slip was in glove box) changed the
filter, added 5 quarts and didn't drain the pan at all!
After draining and adding oil car ran like new.
While fueling in a self serve gas station I watched with
perverse fixation as a TFBGC (Trust Fund Baby Girls Coed)
filled the hydraulic reservoir of a Jaguar with Anti Freeze.
I was going to inform him not to start the car, but he
made a very snooty remark...so I kept quiet.
I could go on....
... Hm..what's this red button fo|+>*++NO CARRIER
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