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Old 11-27-2007, 12:51 PM   #325 (permalink)
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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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04-20-2007, 07:23 Pm

De-exhausted the car today. De-fuel tanked it also. Alert YouTube viewers would have noticed both items in the "drive over" shots.

At one point, as Ivan was removing bits & pieces, he said, "man you don't need tools - you just have to wiggle stuff to remove it from under here." A lot of hardware/unpainted stuff underneath is pretty rusted. We decided the brake lines should also be changed.

And not a moment too soon!

As I rolled the car down the driveway afterwards, the brake pedal went to the floor - one of the rusty brake lines ruptured. Probably from having been disturbed by wiggling/cutting/removing the rusty fuel lines which were held along with the brake lines in common brackets.

So, 2 steps forward, 1 step back.
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