Good advice BM of course. However, I fear that poster was trolling for
hits after your earlier advice to provide full disclosure on requests
for help. And everyone knows those Taurus transmissions are nearly
bullet proof anyway.
When you only see one posting out there and no previous postings, it
means something. It could be that the poster is one of the group and
doesn't want to fess up to needing advice or is afraid of being flamed.
Or he could be trying to trick us. It could be a troll. There's always
that outside chance that a guy was desperate and opened up a new
account just for the purpose of addressing this one problem.
I just kinda smelled a fish.
Eh... I'm aware. But I always give em the benefit of the doubt.
And everyone does their first post sometime.
I also belong to a soccer MB that uses really old HTML scroll-off
software and while you have to register to post, you can stick in any
username you want on any post, thus a lot of guys have fun with 'shape-
shifting' as the Brit denizens call it...
It only works once or twice till you get the idea to do 'view source' and
check their IP's. But I dont usually bother even at that... unless I
get a burr up and then I astound 'em by telling them what city they live
near and who their ISP is.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
By the way, I came up with that 100,000 mile car lifetime number
because Clay Ford Jr. quoted it a couple years ago. That's sort of the
basis of the 100K emissions warranty too I believe. They can and do go
lots longer, but engineering shoots for that mark because they plan on
you being out of it by then. I too remember when engine rebuilds were
common at 50K and valve jobs even more often. Many two-ply tires would
not last 20,000 miles. Newer is better in many ways.
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