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Old 09-19-2019, 02:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Brake drag is easy to diagnose at least and usually pretty easy to fix.
Thirty plus years ago, I got thrown for a loop, tho. I had a mechanic look for why my car engine ran unevenly & gave low MPG. Cost me $300 & he still didn't solve the problem. I never thought it was the brakes, because the car seemed to coast pretty good, while in neutral. Eventually, the coast-down DID become more so. I went to Les Schwab for what I thought was an unrelated brake problem. At the time, while other mechanics wanted $300, Les Schwab did it for $160. My new brakes were wonderful, AND the engine ran evenly, with good MPG. Yeah, I didn't see that coming...... & neither did my first mechanic.
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