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Yes, the starter could catch fire or it could be completely destroyed if it remains engaged while the engine is running. Check to make sure that the ignition key is returning by itself to the RUN position after you release the key from the START position. If it is not, turn the key back to RUN after the engine starts, and the starter should disengage. In ...


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It sure sounds as though your engine overheated. Possibly due to air in the system, a stuck thermostat, or something that resolved itself as you continued to drive. But the damage may have already been done and the white smoke, which I assume was water being drawn into the combustion chamber, indicates that your cylinder head may have warped. This ...


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1) CRC makes an QD Electrical Contact Cleaner. It's available at most auto parts stores. This will work fine for cleaning electrical terminals. I like to use that and a brass brush to clean terminals. 2) You can usually buy a starter rebuild kit. Check RockAuto.com. Up to use to decide if the price/effort is worth the hassle or if replacing the starter ...


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One thing you didn't mention was the coolant hoses. If they are are blocked or kinked in any way that would cause overheating. Is the coolant mixed to the correct concentration and the right quantity ? When changing everything in the cooling system you most times get air pockets in the cooling jacket that need to be bled out. These air pockets cause hot ...


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I realize that this is a very late response, but the 93mph limit is due to the 8810 RPM limit of the motor, not an otherwise safety demanded limit. I doubt anyone will be able to bypass this, nor would it be safe to do so. Computers in the cars are far more integrated these days, we can't just hack them like we used to.


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Used it a lot back in the early 70's, seemed to be common knowledge in all the Dealerships and was Very effective at removing carbon deposits on the pistons and cyl. Head areas.


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