[V8] What were they thinking?

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Thu Jun 1 20:30:23 EDT 2006

OMG!  Unbelieveable what some people will try.  Like when a buddy of  
mine picked up a good running Omni only to have it pouring smoke a  
mile after we pick it up.  By the time we got it home and tried to  
check the oil, I decided to drain the pan of.....

4 Gallons of fresh motor oil!  Seems the guy thought to do an oil  
change after my buddy gave it a once over the day before and either  
forgot to change the oil and just added more or (more likely) mistook  
quarts for gallons!  Another lost evolutionary link found.

Yeah, the motor was toast...

On Jun 1, 2006, at 7:46 PM, Karl D. Middlebrooks wrote:

> ...ks to me about the power steering. So, take a guess:
> Did the previous owner:
> A) Install the wrong rack?
> B) Create some sort of bastardized bracket involving using a brake pad
> as a shim?
> C) Use motor oil instead of power steering fluid?
> D) None of the above, because any of those would be just damn stupid?
> E) All of the above, because the previous owner was just damn stupid?
> If you guessed E, you are correct.
> Hmm, I'm a couple of quarts low on motor oil. Perhaps Aunt Jemima will
> work in here. While I'm at it...lighter fluid sort of smells like
> gasoline. And if it doesn't fit, you must shim it!
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