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Maybe I should pull my Fiero from hibernation
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Sorry...one Pontiac per day is my limit.

BTW...nice video in the OP.

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Sorry...one Pontiac per day is my limit.

BTW...nice video in the OP.
I have the engine out for an overhaul on that one. I should have it on the road by the end of this summer.
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I fixed it!
I think some moisture built up and didn't allow for firing while the engine was getting flooded with gasoline every time I cranked.
It must have been when I moved the car into the garage and didn't warm the car properly; I simply started it, moved it then shut it down. That's a big nono with rotaries, it will lead to flooding.
I removed the spark plugs and poured a little engine oil in the holes then manually turned the engine. I then removed the fuel injection fuse and turned the engine with the starter and sure enough all sorts of liquids came out off the holes.
I cleaned the plugs a little ( I will put new ones during my next tune up) put them back (fuse too) and then cranked the engine over and over until it started. Holy SMOKE! Smoke everywhere, pouring from the exhaust like a liquid. After it cleared up I drove the car like I was in a hot pursuit. Red lined it a few times just to hear the buzzer. All is good.
It's lined up with the others for a communal car wash for this afternoon.
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I fixed it!
I think some moisture built up and didn't allow for firing while the engine was getting flooded with gasoline every time I cranked.
It must have been when I moved the car into the garage and didn't warm the car properly; I simply started it, moved it then shut it down. That's a big nono with rotaries, it will lead to flooding.
I removed the spark plugs and poured a little engine oil in the holes then manually turned the engine. I then removed the fuel injection fuse and turned the engine with the starter and sure enough all sorts of liquids came out off the holes.
I cleaned the plugs a little ( I will put new ones during my next tune up) put them back (fuse too) and then cranked the engine over and over until it started. Holy SMOKE! Smoke everywhere, pouring from the exhaust like a liquid. After it cleared up I drove the car like I was in a hot pursuit. Red lined it a few times just to hear the buzzer. All is good.
It's lined up with the others for a communal car wash for this afternoon.
So you are getting laid again.......
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So you are getting laid again.......
Ah, the 190E was fixed a month ago... The toilet hasn't been clogged up since
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Why? Isn't Taco Bell just a Mexican Phone Company?
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Why? Isn't Taco Bell just a Mexican Phone Company?
I like your thinking on this issue. Perhaps you have read of my plans to lens a horror epic which features pay telephones rather heavily. No reason not to take the whole thing on location SOTB. Actors and locations probably go for pesos down there.

Sounds like everything is settled except for the age old question...

subtitles or dubbing?

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