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Old 01-05-2008, 07:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Base Metro - '96 Geo Metro
90 day: 54.24 mpg (US)

Neon ACR - '98 Dodge Neon ACR

Banana Slug - '64 Volkswagen Bug

Spirit - '92 Toyota Class C Motorhome Winnebago Itasca
90 day: 17.26 mpg (US)
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Lightbulb Aha!

I'll bet you're on to something on that jumper wire -- timing way off -- cam belt jumped a tooth thing. I asked the guy I bought if from if the timing belt had ever been changed, and he said he didn't know. I think that means "no." The car had been in his family since new, so he probably should have known if it had been changed. I plan to change it to be sure anyway, so I'll get right on that.

And no, I didn't jumper that diagnostic plug. I didn't know what plug it was referring to. Since, I have picked up a Haynes manual for it. New timing belt, first of next week!

Thanks again; you guys are great!


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