must thank all of you at RockAuto.
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1994 Chevy S-10 was completed
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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
was working the graveyard shift as
a paramedic in a rural area of southeastern
Pennsylvania, and we just finished
up on a call around 3 am. We were
heading back to the hospital in our
1997 Chevrolet Suburban, when the
serpentine belt broke about
30 miles away from the hospital in
the middle of nowhere.
to drive on battery power
alone; however, the
current draw was quickly killing
the reserve capacity. I once heard
that pantyhose could
be used as a substitute belt in emergency
situations; however, I never tried
it. Fortunately, our EMS crew that
evening was a female registered nurse...who
happened to be wearing a pair of
pantyhose under her uniform trousers.
A quick trip
to the bushes and she returned with
our "emergency belt".
A quick wrap around
the alternator pulley and the crank
pulley, a boy
scout knot, and we were back in business
with over 14 volts coming from the
alternator. Not only did we get to
civilization in 30 miles, we elected
to go an additional 20 miles back
to our home base...all
on the original makeshift belt.
that year, the nurse who donated
her pantyhose to
the cause gave me my own pair so
I wouldn't have to borrow hers again!
Since then, all of our emergency
response vehicles carry extra
Jim in North Carolina
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I Felt like an
Early this month
I visited Puerto Rico. The warm weather,
sunshine, friendly people, food,
and scenic Old San Juan were much
appreciated! I enjoyed seeing rust-free
old cars and classics tooling around.
Unfortunately, I was also disturbed
to see many '90s and even newer cars
peering at me through yellowed, crazed
headlamp lenses. All that tropical
sun is tough on plastic composite
headlamps. The paint and interiors
often still looked fine, but the
headlamps were nasty. How could those
cars be safe to drive after dark?
I felt like an optometrist surrounded
by beautiful people wearing scratched,
dirty eyeglasses in the wrong prescription!
Puerto Rican and
other cars do not need to peer through
headlamps. With usually just common
hand tools, new headlamp assemblies
can quickly rejuvenate a car's appearance.
Even more importantly, the vehicle
driver will be able to see the road
at night! Cost varies by vehicle
model, but for many cars a new headlamp
assembly is less than $50. Look under
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|Chris's 1983 Nissan Skyline
I just wanted
to show you the car RockAuto is
helping to keep alive.
It’s a 1983 Nissan Skyline
RSX Turbo. I recently imported
it from Japan as the car
was never offered for sale here in
an FJ20 turbo engine that was also
available here. You can imagine what
an issue getting parts for the car
is. But RockAuto is great for cross
referencing parts from other models,
and being able to enter a part number
for my car to see if it comes up
to a common model in the States.
My most recent purchase was
a timing chain tensioner.
Thanks for helping
to keep this old J-Tin running.
Chris in Virginia
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