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HELP PLZ Skeet's stuck in Missoula, MT...


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#1 baccaruda

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 11:31 AM

(1987 hitatchi carbed wagon, 5 speed)

Well, I thought the high idle/no idle had been fixed by a few rounds with a can of carb cleaner.. last night I kicked Skeet out.. I mean, sent him off :D .. right before he left the engine started idling at THREE thousand, so I waved the carb cleaner at it again and it went back to 1500rpm, which we had decided would serve as "normal"..

and I just got a call from him in Missoula. Seems the car quit and he had to tow it to a shop :eh: called Hellgate Conoco..
the car would only TRY and run if he was pumping the gas pedal like a sewing machine.. He looked into the carb at the primary while his travelling buddy tried to start it, and only a little gas would come out of the jet and then stop. I showed it to him when the car was running well so he knows what to compare it to.

I suggested a new fuel filter, even though it has a new Napa filter.. last night we put a bottle of Gumout carb cleaner in the tank in addition to the half tank remaining of Seafoam treated gas.. maybe it's cleaning too well and blocked the filter? I told him to suggest the fuel filter to the mechanic (and to avoid Fram for just about everything..) other than changing the filter, maybe the fuel pump itself, or cleaning the carb out some more, i don't know what to suggest, and i can't poke at it myself if he's in montana and I have to work in an hour :moon:

If anyone in/near Missoula can lend a hand here, it would be greatly appreciated.. he and I are both leery of a gas station repair shop especially since Skeet isn't local.. but he did call around and couldn't find a better place to go.

Skeet's cell phone # is 270 996 2500... posting here won't be too useful as I'll be gone for work in a few minutes and i doubt that Hellgate Conoco has internet access in the lobby... please please please and thank you.
My cell phone # is 509-263-3853 if anyone would rather call me for some reason.

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 01:20 PM

hmmm I have "free" long distance here at work. I'll give him a call and maybe we can atleast think some things over.

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 01:23 PM

Ok just got off the phone with skeet. SOunds like the shop is taking good care of him there. They found the base gasket for the carb was literaly falling apart. He said they were gonna fix it and charge him a fair price.

I think he needs a nap though as he hasnt slept in 24 hours! :eek:

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 08:04 PM

cool, and nice follow up....

sure is nice to see people lookin out for each other

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 09:20 PM

hi Morgan.. thanks for calling him. He said he was too tired to remember what he said you you but he remembers telling you it was underway.. thanks again.

I told Skeet to have them check the timing as my timing light turned out to have died in storage or something. i guess i had the distributor off by a tooth.. i tried that and didn't get it to work, but we got 30mpg for 725 miles with no overheating problems so it couldn't have been too bad :banana:

He stopped at a hotel room in Missoula to catch up on sleep so no worries there.

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:59 AM

he's lucky hes at hellgate conoco..they are an honest shop..however if he's looking for a good, honest subaru mechanic in missoula, tell him to give Kent Bros Automotive a call...
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Posted 19 September 2003 - 02:38 AM

Hi Blue Train.. thanks for the endorsement! I told Skeet and he was glad to hear it..

He'll be rolling out in a few hours. Hopefully this will be the only HELP ME thread for this trip :D

thanks for the input guys.

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Posted 19 September 2003 - 07:36 AM

Missoula????? WOW!!!!:eek: That must be the place that eats Subbies..... When Tim and I went to Washington a couple years ago for the meet that is where we lost our Timming belt.. :eek: It was a week-end and no one could get to it till Monday!!! (We went to the subaru dealer) So Tim and his friend bought the belt from the dealer changed it right there on the street... Sorry to hear about Skeets mishap glad to know hes being taken care of and I agree it is good to have you guys here... Like Iv always said the people here on the board are the BEST Vicky

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 04:34 PM

At home, alive and well. Thanks to everyone who looked out for me, you have no idea how much it means to know people have your back.

Full report later, after I get some sleep :D

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Posted 20 September 2003 - 09:45 PM

darn, he made it back.. I mean, Glad to hear from you! how was the rest of the drive? you should have a nice pork chop sandwich before you go to bed. PORK CHOP SANDWICHES!!!




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