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SamIam

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Lesson we we learn cost money?

It's like we can never learn a lesson unless it really costs us!

So my pro 1200 se a couple times.

I've refilled radiator fluid and I've since fixed the leak.

But I've forgot a couple times to put the radiator cap back on and drove off.

It's got about a 6 mile range before she blows the radiator fluid out and over heats.


That said I have to add water and more fluid and wait to get it back going.


Well I recently got a po 300 code random misfire.

In my haste I run out and buy $350 worth of new coils thinking that's got be it!


Also going to replacing all spark plugs and wires.


Should've started with spark plugs and wires.

These bad boys are melted on.


Internet guru car guys says yeah overheating can melt some stuff.


Oops!


Well I learned that after I spent the money on coils.


Ps they probably should be replaced.


But that's not the issue.


I hope it's a bad spark plug or wire.
 

Meter Maid

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Had a tile job yesterday, so reluctantly had to fire up my TM.

Battery was dead.

What has not using my TM much the last several weeks meant?

Nothing except for I’m getting more “OMG” texts from my customers than I ever have.

Turns out my customers never liked that hose shit.
 

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Had a tile job yesterday, so reluctantly had to fire up my TM.

Battery was dead.

What has not using my TM much the last several weeks meant?

Nothing except for I’m getting more “OMG” texts from my customers than I ever have.

Turns out my customers never liked that hose shit.
I keep one of these in each of my vehicles. super compact Life saver.

Amazon product
 

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Amazon product

I installed one of these when I set up my transit. It charges the TM battery when I’m driving if needed. It can also jump the vehicle battery with the push of a button. I can run either battery dead and recover in seconds. As long as I don’t kill both battery’s somehow I’m good. I don’t understand why everyone with a TM doesn’t have one.
 
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Nomad74

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Could be but there's still a misfire so hoping spark plugs and wires fix it
Most of the time you can tell if the wires are bad by looking at them, looking for cracks and sparks, and running your hands down them while the vehicle is running. If you get shocked, you know you have an issue. Spark plugs rarely go out and if they do then it means you have bigger issues going on. Now the coils... those are cheap Chinese crap. I believe your van has coil packs for each cylinder.
 
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Most of the time you can tell if the wires are bad by looking at them, looking for cracks and sparks, and running your hands down them while the vehicle is running. If you get shocked, you know you have an issue. Spark plugs rarely go out and if they do then it means you have bigger issues going on. Now the coils... those are cheap Chinese crap. I believe your van has coil packs for each cylinder.
Yes it does$ 350 for a pack of 8 new at AutoZone
 
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Most of the time you can tell if the wires are bad by looking at them, looking for cracks and sparks, and running your hands down them while the vehicle is running. If you get shocked, you know you have an issue. Spark plugs rarely go out and if they do then it means you have bigger issues going on. Now the coils... those are cheap Chinese crap. I believe your van has coil packs for each cylinder.
Fire it up in the dark and watcht the light show.
 
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