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Old December 9th 2003, 23:28
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funny things that happened

so here goes a post for to list funny or stupid things they did to their cars that turned out ok in the end.......

so i changd my oil, new fan belt installed, and i put in new spark plugs. fired her up and she purred nicely, even ran better. so tonight on my way it was raining lightly, so i took it upon myself to spin a few tires. well after one little spin i noticed i lost power. i thought i might have fouled the plugs, but then it really started running rough. i kept driving it would clear up. well when i got to my parents house it started to idle better. on my way home i still noticed it lacked power. so all these nasty ideas went running trough my head of what i broke. when i got home i decided to check things out, come to find out the number 3 spark plug wire had somehow come off. i was only hitting on three cylinders. i re-attached the wire and all was well. back to wheel spining power, but only when its wet..

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Old December 11th 2003, 02:08
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It's amazing how much one spark plug can affect the power and smoothness on an engine. A wire popped off on my truck's engine (a V-8) and I thought the worst, too. I couldn't believe that one out of eight down would cause me to downshift for passing on the highway at 65 mph.

I'm glad your fix was that easy as well.

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car fell over.

I got a funny story for ya. I was on my way to school when I was 17 years old. I had just taught myself to drive a week earlier, after fixing my VW. I was making a left turn onto a 4 lane highway when I decided to power shift in the middle of a rain water puddle. I ended up sliding backwards in the north bound lane while the car was pointed south west. I slid off the road and into some grass and when I thought it was going to be OK the tires dug in and over the car went. So there I am sitting in the car with it parked on the drivers side door thinking to myself that this is really going to ruin my day. I shut the engine off and proceeded to climb out the pasenger side door only to be yelled at by some lady telling me " your car will explode, get off it". So to make her happy I jumped down off my car only to see the police and the paramedics rushing down the road. I wasn't hurt so the paramedics left and then I had to think of a good excuse to get out of a ticket, I came up with " The tire deflated causing a loss of control" they didn't buy it. The tow truck came and pulled my car back up on all four wheels and then went to back up to the car to tow it, I said "Whow, hold on , where are you going with my car, I'm going to drive it to school." The driver and the cops thought I was nuts but I was late for school. I pulled my flat tire off and punched the crushed fender back out then replaced the tire with my spare. I started it up and after the smoke cleared it ran like nothing ever happened. All that I broke was a mirror and a flatened rear fender, which I fixed at school, the mirror cost me 5 bucks. Anyway the cops were so ammused by the whole situation that they didn't give me a ticket as long as I promised to fix my tire marks in the grass, I fixed them that day after school. One of my many funny VW stories. I could go on but I'm sure your tired of reading this by now.
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lol. try that with a honda.
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HAHAHAHA. CRAZY MAN, CRAZY!!

You got lucky....Kinda!



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VW...........Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.:silly:
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Of coarse they do...thats what they were made for, right



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If its got wheels and an engine I can crash it.
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heres another crazy one for you.........

for some reason, brakes like brake fluid, and seem to work better with it than with out. did you guys know this? it seems for the last few weeks i have had no brake fluid in my system. and i wonder what was happening to my brakes. lol. anyways they are properly adjusted and bled, but now i have problems finding the brake pedal, beacuse its where it should be, and not lying against the firewall like the past few weeks. so until the next idiot episode.

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