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Old 09-18-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Good News/Bad News

Well, the good news is that I got my car back. It has been sitting in the yard for almost 2 years (couldn't afford to get it fixed, and we have one that runs) and was taken off to be repaired 2 months ago. For various reasons it took the guy a while to get to it (that's not his regular day job). He knew I wouldn't have a way to get it, so he delivered it this evening. I wasn't home at the time, but as soon as I got home I tried it out.

That's where the bad news comes in. It turned on and sounded so good. I adjusted the mirrors and reset my radio station, while our dog Cubbie tried out the back seat. So far, so good. Then I put it in reverse and it died. I started it up again. I put it in drive and it died. Right now it appears I have an air conditioned radio/CD player. Hopefully it is something small and I won't lose it again for a long time.

So, what's your good news/bad news? Let us know!

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Old 09-18-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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My son just asked me for forty bucks to pay a past due bill. Does that count? Doubt it.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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LOL What counts is up to you! No rules.

As far as the car goes, James is probably right. It is low on gas and has old gas. We'll see what happens!

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:23 PM   #4
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I was thinking old gas could be the problem too.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:39 PM   #5
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I had a problem like that once, that is my car would start up ok, then the engine would cut out shortly. Had to have the fuel filter replaced. The filter will get clogged if the car is consistently run on a nearly empty tank so I was told! The repair didn't take long if it's any consolation.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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I need to do this backwards i.e., BAD news THEN good news.....

I saw my ex this evening.................I'm not married to him anymore
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #7
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We just had the fuel tank, fuel pump, brakes, and who knows what else replaced (well, I guess James knows! lol) so I'm sure that was replaced too. Thanks for the suggestion though. The car has just been sitting so long and it is pretty low on gas.

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #8
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I need to do this backwards i.e., BAD news THEN good news.....

I saw my ex this evening.................I'm not married to him anymore
Yeah, Vicky. That is the right order. I know how you feel.

Oh, Barbara. Too bad about your car. Sounds as though it is possessed by gremlins. Maybe everyone on DC could get together and cast a spell to get your car back to working order. Just a thought.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:47 PM   #9
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I need to do this backwards i.e., BAD news THEN good news.....

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Those would definitely be my thoughts if I saw mine!

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It probably is old gas. Try putting a gas treatment or two in. You can get them at Walmarts.
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