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by ClutchFork
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Help--Taillamp Won't Light
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Help--Taillamp Won't Light

No way! Autonomous refuse truck? That is really scary. Why is that guy in yellow suit running away from it. Truck must be backing up to load him as refuse?
by ClutchFork
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55231
Views: 1403598

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I think they are taking this autonomous vehicle thing too far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... SZPNwZex9s
by ClutchFork
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Help--Taillamp Won't Light
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Help--Taillamp Won't Light

All fixed. Stopped by the shop this morning and they fixed in in an hour. $50. They put a jumper wire for the bad taillight and re-did a connector that was corroded, so likely now will have full battery voltage at both taillights. They looked up the wiring diagram and said there are four hot wires (...
by ClutchFork
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Help--Taillamp Won't Light
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Help--Taillamp Won't Light

I tested in the socket with the running lights on using a multimeter. The bulbs have dual filaments and contacts on both sides of the base. The one side of course was no power because the brake pedal was not depressed. Your idea makes sense and should be fairly easy to trace wires across the bottom....
by ClutchFork
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Help--Taillamp Won't Light
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Help--Taillamp Won't Light

So my right tail light on the 2001 S10 won't light. The bulb is fine. The brake light in same bulb (3157) works fine. I tested and the left, which lights, has 11 volts, but the right side which won't light, has 9 volts (switched bulbs to be sure I had a working bulb). Thinking how my household LED b...
by ClutchFork
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Forget the Bob the Oil Guy site, much better at Noria Forums for oil discussions.

https://forums.noria.com/
by ClutchFork
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

eye think what i'm knot getting is how much he has to pay to buy it back. they only charge like $1900 to buy it back from the insurance company? eye guess the process is jest two fore wren too me. ore may be eye'm knot a wake any moor. haz bin uh bizzy weak end knot even half oveur. The buyback was...
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Car was deemed a total loss by the insurance company. I am buying it back, I get net $4,100 to fix it on my own. Can't complain when I paid $3,500 for it! :D can you please explain this to me? you are implying you are potentially gaining money, when it sounds like knot? i don';t get it. the one tim...
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Cow-Man's Challenge Finally Answered
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Cow-Man's Challenge Finally Answered

I give the guy a LOT of credit for tearing into such an exotic car and for the ability to get the job done. Nice work. This should become a major industry in the United States to convert many cars to manual. Unfortunately most people don't have a clue as to the benefits and joys of manual transmissi...
by ClutchFork
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

I'd always heard that the dual spark plugs were put in in an effort to bring nocturnal emissions into regulations. If you have two plugs sparking, you can have shorter distances for the flames to travel and this can help reduce the tendency for spark knock, so it lets you run more compression ratio...
by ClutchFork
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

tankinbeans wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:04 am
I'd always heard that the dual spark plugs were put in in an effort to bring nocturnal emissions into regulations.
Ok, I think I recall that. Same thing the old hydrocarbon-hog 4.9L inline six required two cats inline to bring it into emissions compliance.
by ClutchFork
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

I asked because you said the S10 got mangled. :? The mangle was limited to the front right. The two truck driver hooked up and pulled it out enough to get the fender off the tire, so ClutchDisc could drive it home. Then we cut some away to make more clearance for the fender opening. We added a coup...
by ClutchFork
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

I only ever drove a 96 Ranger with the 2.3 and THAT thing was a dog. If you so much looked at a mild hill in 5th gear you were fucockte and had to go into 3rd. I would have been scared to drive that thing with an autotragic. That was the old 2.3. Not sure what the camshaft set up was, maybe rubberb...
by ClutchFork
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

tankinbeans wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:33 am
Sounds like Disc was born under a bad sign.
I can't resist posting this video (I guess there is just no way to make a video actually appear on this site):

[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/BKY8KIt9kqc[/YOUTUBE]
by ClutchFork
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 81
Views: 1959

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Did you get replacement for the S10?. ClutchDisc sold me the S10 back when he bought the Focus. He hated to see it go out of the family. At that time I was so frustrated with the Ranger's clutch hydraulics problems I was happy to make the switch. Now I love the S10 and would not go back to the rang...