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Ewww, nasty! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Where did that come from? I know it's not yours, but it's a V-8.

BTW I went by the shop that replaced Chris's engine and discovered that, since they install their parts, they offer a lifetime warranty on NOTHING. Not even brake pads. I told them not to expect to ever see me there again. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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But it was only driven by a little old lady to church on sunday....

This is why "low milage" isn't necessarily a good thing [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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This was a buddy's 289. Quaker wasn't it's only problem. something about a missing rocker stud made it run bad.......

Did you expect lifetime warrenty on the engine? or just the stuff like the water pump?
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I was pricing a fuel pump - seems like mine is getting bad. I think that's the source of the hard starting. But I can still romp it up to 85mph, so I'm not sure. At $175 for a LLT, I'll probably steal the one from my spare tank.
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what causes that nasty gunk? [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Parrafin Wax. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
It's in the base they use.
A "Pennzoil" engine would most assuredly look identical. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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10-4 on the Pennzoil...Valvoline is my choice. I have a '86 S-10 Blazer 4x4 with 234,000+ on it, and my '94 EB Bronco with 115,000+. Other than break-in oil, I have never put a drop of anything in them other than Valvoline. At 3,000 miles you can still read the dipstick on either one of those engines.

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I've had both front and rear pumps conk out at different times. When the rear one's wires cut it off, the bronco would act normally all the way up to 80 mph "IF" you didn't go over part throttle getting there. Step over part throttle and she'd start to fall on her face until you backed off the pedal. Because the filter was so dirty, it acted like a one way check valve for the front pump, and allowed it to run the motor without the rear. Soon as the filter was changed, it wouldn't pump enough head pressure on it's own and then I went looking and found the broken wire to the rear pump.

When the front pump quit a year later, it just quit dead, no warning and I wasn't going anywhere until I changed it, unlike the rear pump which does exhibit hard starting symptoms.

My two cents worth of fuel pump experiences

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