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  1. #1

    Aug 2006
    WHAT KIND OF TREASURE ARE WE HUNTING TODAY ?
    MINELAB E TRAC, EXCAL2,QUATTRO,WHITE 6000 DI PRO SL,EAGLE SPECTRUM,SILVER UMAX ,BANDIDO UMAX VARIOUS VINTAGE
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    OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    The economy is poor.many need to keep that car on the road longer.today i found out a tip i had never heard of before. i was driving my old ford down the road and hit a pothole. with many govts strapped for cash lots of roads are in bad cond. potholes abound. anyway a short distance later my car lost all power. i had to pull over and call for roadside assistance.i really didnt put 2 and 2 together.not associating my problem with the pothole. an honest tow driver diagnosed the problem immediately. i said i checked the throttle body fuel injection and the car isnt getting any fuel.i guess the fuel pump quit. i was looking forward to losing several days off my vaca and a few hundred dollar repair bill. he sez,have u checked the fuel cutoff switch? the what? THE FUEL CUTOFF SWITCH. APPARENTLY ,even cars 20 plus yrs old .if it has electronic fuel pump many have this switch. designed to shut the fuel pump off in case of an accident to help prevent fire.which i guess is a good idea.HOWEVER, IT CAN ALSO BE TRIGGERD BY HITTING A LARGE POTHOLE. try losing power in traffic after hitting a large pothole.not too safe. I THOUGHT I KNEW A LOT ABOUT CARS.BEEN WORKING ON AND MESSING WITH MY 48 YRS.BUT I DIDNT KNOW THIS. after tipping the towman, he showed me where is located and how to push reset button. my car started immediately !! and he sez. MANY CARS GET JUNKED or have fuel pump replaced at big expense when all they really need is to have this switch reset. MANY DISHONEST SHOPS WILL SIMPLY RESET BUTTON AND CHARGE FOR FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT. MY car is a 1989 ford escort.the button was in the trunk between the carpet and wiretied to the inside body. i want to share this with everyone.but since im not into blogging elsewhere .only on treasure sites,i post it here .if ur into car sites or somethin help spread the news about this.this took me awhile to write .i aint a good typist.but if it help save one person some money.well worth it.

    i wonder how many other hidden secrets like this the newer cars have?
    maybe many more mech compitent people might know about this but the avg person doesnt. i looked in my owners manual and it sez zip about this.i think this info should be in the owner manual
    SPINNER VALUE KEY: RED is METAL DETECT.LT  BLUE is AUCTION. DARK BLUE is GOLD MINING.GREEN is THRIFT STORE.YELLOW is GEM GRUBBIN.PINK is COIN ROLL HUNT.BROWN is BEACH AND SHALLOW WATER HUNT.ORANGE JUNK PICK AND OR METAL SCRAPPING

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2004
    Troy X5
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    mine(2001 cavalier) has a collision/shut off also
    its a cable with a blue handle on the left side fender well, between the carpet and fender
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2008
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    good to know....thanks

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Bounty Hunter Land Star
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    Re: OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    Being a female, yes, I knew this.

    When my car died on us several years ago that was the first thing I tried, but still had to get towed home. After 2 or 3 weeks with car still being down, we got a part from the junkyard. Car started up and ran fine that day. Took it up north the next day and had to get it towed back home. Brother in law ended up dropping the gas tank and replaced fuel pump and filter. Since then the car has been fine except you got to watch the miles so you don't run out of gas. Something happened when the work was being done and my gas gauge is off a little. I got the parts at cost from auto part store and labor was free.

    Nice to have a hubby and other family members that are mechanics. Saves us ALOT of money.

    Sue

  5. #5

    May 2005
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    Re: OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    scrounger,

    thanks for the tip.

    have a good un.......
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  6. #6

    Dec 2007
    Tierra del Fuego
    Tesoro.Fisher.Garrett
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    Re: OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    Thanks for the tip scrounger...

    I'll go drive mine through a big pothole to see if it works.

    Best
    rmptr
    I am a pathological liar and a functional illiterate.

  7. #7

    Aug 2006
    WHAT KIND OF TREASURE ARE WE HUNTING TODAY ?
    MINELAB E TRAC, EXCAL2,QUATTRO,WHITE 6000 DI PRO SL,EAGLE SPECTRUM,SILVER UMAX ,BANDIDO UMAX VARIOUS VINTAGE
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    Re: OBSCURE TIP CAN KEEP UR AUTO ON THE ROAD

    it takes a very big pothole to set this off. depending on the sensitivity of the device which varies by manufacturer,condition of the vehicles suspension,and age. i dont recommend trying to set it off.
    SPINNER VALUE KEY: RED is METAL DETECT.LT  BLUE is AUCTION. DARK BLUE is GOLD MINING.GREEN is THRIFT STORE.YELLOW is GEM GRUBBIN.PINK is COIN ROLL HUNT.BROWN is BEACH AND SHALLOW WATER HUNT.ORANGE JUNK PICK AND OR METAL SCRAPPING

 

 

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