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Date: Monday, June 09, 2003 9:37 AM

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Topics in this digest:

1. LED Dash Update
From: "Mike" <>

2. A few probs: shifting stiff, wont go(sometimes) dot 4 leak? , gas, temp sensors
From: "steve" <>

3. Contents of Oil Pan (Engine Failure)
From: "cruznmd" <>

Message: 1
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2003 21:59:41 -0700
From: "Mike" <>
Subject: LED Dash Update

Hi List,
My LED's came the other day I installed all 15 of them. I Left the incandescent bulb in for the Battery light, until I can determine that the power resistor from Jamstrait will make that LED work.
Tonight was the first time I drove my car at night. And I love the red dash illumination. It really makes the dash gauges look updated. I thought I was in the Fast and the Furious for a moment. 

Before I installed the red LED's I installed the white ones for the illumination. And they look allot better than the incandescents. They stock bulbs are more of a dull yellow compared to the clear white illumination from the White LED's 

I added more pics of the dash in the photo area in yahoo groups
I'm waiting for my LED dome lights to arrive, when they do I will keep you posted if they work or not.


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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 20:04:13 -0000
From: "steve" <>
Subject: A few probs: shifting stiff, wont go(sometimes) dot 4 leak? , gas, temp sensors

Bought April 2003
Previous Owner only drove it 600 miles in his 15 years of owning it. 
He took good care of it.  It only had 16k miles when i got it.  

Current Problems Known-----------

-5th gear is not easy to shift into. you have to slam it in after 55+ 
speeds it seems.

-Sometimes I cannot get it into 1st gear or reverse.  I can feel it 
rubbing against the spinning gear inside. Warren at DMC Texas said 
the hydraulic fluid is leaking and there's a 154$ peice to fix that. 
First of all, how full it the resuvior suppost to be? I got some more 
dot 4 - the resuvior was already almost full, i only put in maybe a 
table-spoon. it still does it sometimes, i filled it to right up 
before the bottle neck.   remeber it only has 16k miles.

-Engine Temp does not register
(sensor? or thermometer itself)
Where is the temp sensor? can i clean it?

-Gas tank meter only shows up to half tank at all times. ???

-Wobbly steering at 55+ speeds
(probly just alignment?)

Thanks email me at


Message: 3
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 21:00:52 -0000
From: "cruznmd" <>
Subject: Contents of Oil Pan (Engine Failure)

I drained my oil pan to examine the contents before I started the 
head gasket replacement.

There was around 2 gallons of fluid in the sump. It was the 
consistency of water (or thinner) and just -rushed- out of the pan. 
It smelled like fuel and had a greenish tint like anti freeze. I'm 
glad I didn't run the engine long when all this happened. This stuff 
had almost no viscosity, or lubricating properties.

Does this jive with anyone's symptoms of blown headgaskets?

#5335 -MD


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