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Old 04-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I do use old timing belt to keep those timing belt pulleys from moving for example, also works as oil filter opener etc. You can also cut old belt and put bits on floor and it works as antislip, also you can use bits to protect floor if you need to put down something heavy, great also when put into corners of boxes, prevents issues with sharp corners.

Bit boys told me that it is great for adult activities, but I would not know of those, honest

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Old 04-20-2012, 11:34 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I know what you are saying to a point, but in post 31, wasn't a lack of PM the cause of all of the drama and expense of the tow bill?
Who redoes their battery connections on a time/mileage schedule? You do them when they look bad, replace the battery, or give trouble. It gave trouble. Once.
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From being a retired master electrician and current engineer, I clean, maintain at every oil change (about 1 a month) and clear coat them to protect. Just what I do, plus the extra time working on that gains me one extra barley pop.

I drive mine about 250,000 miles then sell them as starter cars to teens and I get top dollar for what they are because they have no rust and no known issues. Just how I operate and am comfortable. I know guys that haven't changed the oil in their ride in 40,000 and swear it is fine, I just am not comfortable doing that.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Who redoes their battery connections on a time/mileage schedule? You do them when they look bad, replace the battery, or give trouble. It gave trouble. Once.
I clean battery connections early and check wiring, as that is easy way to avoid winter starting issue.

At spring I do brake service, even I don't feel anything when driving, they are binding a bit as during winter they are not used enough and salt, water, etc causes sliding bits to stop sliding quite often during the winter.

3 million currently, but this article is giving some insight how to make car last that long:
Irv Gordon 2.6 million miles Volvo 1966 P1800 Volvo Downunder Spares Gerry Lister Spare Parts

This summarizes some event and has some video too:
Classic Volvo Restoration.com | About Irv Gordon And His 3 Million Mile Volvo |

If he can make his car last so well, then we can do the same with our cars using same principles. It would be ecological to not buy new to throw away after a while. I dream that one day even in here we could just swap improved tech bits in and drive much longer with vehicles.

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