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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
have changed my own oil for 20 years
now and have never had an issue.
I usually wipe the seal where the
oil filter tightens to the engine
but after 2 surgeries in the past
4 months, (discs fused in the neck
and a major rotator cuff tear in
my right shoulder), I replaced the
filter without wiping the seal or
looking carefully at the old filter
because of the lingering pain. I
filled the engine with oil and cranked
the engine to check for leaks and
there were none.
I headed off down
the road to dispose of the used oil
and about 2 miles down the road,
the oil light came on. I immediately
stopped the car as smoke came billowing
out from under the hood. I jacked
up the car when I got home and sure
enough the old oil filter o-ring
was the culprit. Luckily the engine
was not damaged and I was soon back
on the road. I usually clean off
the seal every time and have never
had the old o-ring stick to the engine
Hopefully my story
will help someone else who gets in
a hurry to change their oil, as this
could have been an o-ring disaster.
Randy in Atlanta
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It's Probably Available New
takes a lot of luck to find good
parts for an older vehicle in a junkyard.
If the parts are worn or rusted on
your older car then there is a good
chance those parts are also shot
gone from that same older car perched
on a stack of old wheel rims.
years ago shipping a tailgate from
a scrap yard in Seattle
to replace the rusty one on my mom’s
1986 Ford Bronco in Indiana. Less
than two years later, the replacement
tailgate was sprouting rust holes.
The West Coast is a lot less rusty
than the Midwest, but the rust seeds
planted in every Bronco tailgate
at the factory (especially tailgates
with the spare tire carrier) were
still there just waiting for the
right environment to sprout.
Parts manufacturers do a pretty
good job building the replacement
parts that people actually need.
It is a challenge for the manufacturers
(ACDelco, Moog, etc.) to figure out
what parts to build and for retailers
(RockAuto.com) to decide what parts
to stock. For example, many thermostat
housings last the life of the vehicle.
A thermostat housing for a 1977 Ford
LTD might sit on the shelf for thirty
years. However, many customers would
go away disappointed if 2001 Ford
Focus thermostat housings were unavailable
or out of stock. Thermostat housings
on early Focus models often only
last a few years.
track of commonly replaced parts
is a big deal. The RockAuto.com
catalog actually highlights in bold
print the parts that are replaced
most often. Sometimes this even helps
a problem: “Everybody else
is replacing their headlight switch.
I bet that switch is the reason my
truck’s taillights don’t
incorrectly assume they will have
to scrounge through junkyards
for parts like grilles, fenders,
doors, door handles, etc. If it is
a commonly replaced part on a popular
model then it is probably available
new. My mother sold her Bronco when
it got close to the 200000 mile mark
and bought herself a Chevy step side
pickup. But if I had to replace that
tailgate again, I would buy a new
tailgate (from RockAuto.com!). It
is more work to move the window glass,
etc., but for the same money and
a little more time the tailgate
be brand new, free of dents and rust.
|Steve & Virginia's
1964 Dodge Dart GT
This is our 1964
Dodge Dart GT that we have owned
for a while. It had 63,000
miles on it when we got it. The car
was painted Hazelnut Gold Metallic,
and a new Legendary Black interior
was installed four years
ago. The car runs
great with the original 273 V8 and
push button automatic transmission.
I have recently
replaced all the brake wheel cylinders
purchased from RockAuto.com. A
friend told us to check you out a
couple years ago,
and we have been customers ever since.
I wish I had found out about RockAuto
Steve & Virginia
in New York
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