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#1207 Aug 22, 2014
Truths wrote:
found out it needs near a thousand dollars worth of work ...on the front end /c:
I let my son used a cheap used car, about $2500. A couple of years later it started having engine trouble. The garage guy said $200 to fix the top of the engine, we said OK.(Push rods) Then he said found new problems need $200 more (a very good mechanic and honest so this is not about that.(rocker arms and bearings. We said OK. Later he found more problems up stairs in the engine, we approved another $200 for $600 total.

After a put together, started engine and he heard more noise, called me to come over and hear. We are out $600 so hate to lose that kind of money, so said go ahead and look for other problem. He found major problems and said a lot of money needed, or buy a junk yard engine. We hated the idea of a junk yard engine, as it may be only a few hundred miles from having a similar problem to the top engine problem we just paid for. Hate to have a high dollar fix as the car is not worth much more.

So told him just a quick low cost temporary fix while we save up for another cheap used car.(wife had a crash about 6 months later (with no insurance as it was a very old car).

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#1208 Aug 22, 2014
Old Sam wrote:
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....we've been there and the hoh rainforest quite a few times......fished lake crescent three times, with no fish to show for it......there is a reason those trees are so tall and the 'brush' is so thick..........
You got the double oo this time...Keep playing...

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Since: Feb 07

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#1209 Aug 22, 2014
Concerned_American wrote:
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I let my son used a cheap used car, about $2500. A couple of years later it started having engine trouble. The garage guy said $200 to fix the top of the engine, we said OK.(Push rods) Then he said found new problems need $200 more (a very good mechanic and honest so this is not about that.(rocker arms and bearings. We said OK. Later he found more problems up stairs in the engine, we approved another $200 for $600 total.
After a put together, started engine and he heard more noise, called me to come over and hear. We are out $600 so hate to lose that kind of money, so said go ahead and look for other problem. He found major problems and said a lot of money needed, or buy a junk yard engine. We hated the idea of a junk yard engine, as it may be only a few hundred miles from having a similar problem to the top engine problem we just paid for. Hate to have a high dollar fix as the car is not worth much more.
So told him just a quick low cost temporary fix while we save up for another cheap used car.(wife had a crash about 6 months later (with no insurance as it was a very old car).
UGH- I know what your experience was like.

This truck was bout a year ago June 20th..the engine blew the very night we bought it--- we got a junk yard engine- but they didn't hook the computer up right.... so months later we had to pay over 800 dollars for THAT to be fixed .WOuldn;t pass inspection with out it.
Now its the front end wheel assembly.

I don't carry collison anymore on my newest vehicle...it's a 2005 but I have comprehensive with $50. deductible..just in case a deer or something hits me.

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#1210 Aug 22, 2014
Double 00's for Ssam--- extra credit points added to your account (c;

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#1211 Aug 22, 2014
Happy vacation Deb~

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Since: Jun 08

fixin' to get cold here again

#1212 Aug 22, 2014
Debra27 wrote:
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have not been to Lake Crescent yet...may look into it
....CLEAR water......first time i fished it, i kept gettin' a strike in the same place cast after cast....no joy on the fish.....as i left that spot i climbed up the bank and looked back and saw a big tree stump out in the lake where i had been fishin'......i'd hit that stump and it felt forevermore like a fish, just messin' with me.........we also enjoyed drivin' around hood canal........lots of places to buy oysters......the 'hamma hamma oyster mama' was a favorite..........

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#1213 Aug 23, 2014
and then Sam gets double 12's, he's on a roll!

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#1214 Aug 23, 2014
we are enjoying the journey - even though the final destination is still a ways off

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#1215 Aug 23, 2014
Hope everybody is enjoying their weekend..be safe and God bless..Smile too..:o)

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#1216 Aug 23, 2014
Nice conversation~

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#1217 Aug 23, 2014
Good reads~

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#1218 Aug 23, 2014
<3 for youz

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#1219 Aug 30, 2014
a whole week of silence

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#1220 Aug 30, 2014
this site looks different on my computer, have they been 'adjusting' again?

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#1221 Aug 30, 2014
two last days of vacation

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#1222 Aug 30, 2014
well, I have 3, but only two with grandson :)

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#1223 Aug 30, 2014
he told me this morning "thank you for having me stay with you for ten days, grandma"..so sweet

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#1224 Aug 30, 2014
I had planned to go to the beach and we still have not done so

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#1225 Aug 30, 2014
and now, we have rain....maybe it will clear?

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#1226 Aug 30, 2014
maybe we will go in the rain

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