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This might take some time but what I would do is use a vacuum with small adapter like crevice tool and slowly pick away at the threads to remove the paint sucking up all that you pick at. Unless you remove the item completely. I would pour a quart or so of oil through it maybe picking up paint and taking it to the oil pan. Then I would change the filter and ...


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Small paint flecks aren't going to destroy your engine, but there is a small possibility they could do damage or a large fleck could block oil flow. I wouldn't ring alarm bells because of this, but I wouldn't leave it either. There's 2 ways you can get rid of the paint on the threads. The best way is to remove that cover and brush, scrape and dissolve that ...


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I wouldn't worry. The engine has a filter to catch this type of debris. It will be caught and removed at your next service.


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Though I defer to the two previous explanations a third one is also possible because I've experienced this in one of my own past vehicles. I had a small mid-engined sports car that had the radiator in the front and long pipes that carried the to and from coolant round-trip between the front radiator and the engine in the back of the car and during winters ...


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Best case scenario is to always use ethanol free fuel (I use WAWA 89octane Ethanol free, before WAWA came along, I used to have to drive down to the airport to get it) Most of my friends and neighbors have generators as in West Florida, there will be hurricanes and power outages. A way to power portable air conditioner on wheels is my biggest goal, power for ...


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I would agree with cold oil change. I believe that the initial reason for a warm oil change was to coat engine parts to prevent dry start in older vehicles. With today’s milt- viscous oils and modern design and technology this is no longer a problem. Let the filter do the job and practice patience.


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You haven't hydrolocked your engine, which is good. I'd go as far as changing engine oil immediately, transmission (and, if it is separate module, also the differential oil). I'd also check if the radiators are damaged - specifically, if lots of ribs are bent, which will prevent it from cooling off properly. Everything else should be fine for the time being.


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My primary concern would be electronics, if they seem to be working, that is a good sign. Things like the speed sensors on the wheels to manage traction and brake control . And tire pressure. Maybe try hard braking on an empty road to see what happens. There are so many possibilities I think I would just drive it and try to be aware of any unusual responses. ...


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Ok, let's see if I can help! First, let me explain: I own a car repair shop here in Brazil and happened to had a similar problem once with my wife's Kia Cadenza, and sometimes I had to turn the key (not pressing buttons, but the same) like 2, 3, sometimes 10 times until the car starts. I tried to diagnose via OBD2, but no log was recorded whatsoever. So, ...


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Flat-head engines (older lawnmower engines, early car engines) have the valve ports actually in the block face opening upward (the head is an entirely passive piece with zero moving parts except for the coolant). The valve stems go downward into the block, and there are side compartments for access to the valve springs and lifter adjustments. The cam is ...


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No, as long as you are jump starting properly there should be no damage to your car. It's possible that your battery could be drained a bit doing the jump-start, and a low battery could cause starting issues. A way to remedy this would be to drive your car for a bit after doing the jumpstart to make sure the battery is fully charged, or rev the engine for a ...


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An online search lead to, 440 lbs if its a 250cid motor. Closer to 500lbs if it is a 292cid motor. The 292 is about 2 inches longer so it weighs more.


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Basically, you put the oil in a fancy shaped and colored container, which may cost more than the oil itself. Do you think the design of those pretty finger-grips on the handle and the bottle make any difference to they way your engine works? Of course not. But if the packaging was made by Mobil, that makes you believe the contents were also made by them. If ...


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Knowing that a Ford engine has gone 1.1 million miles with proper care; why subscribe to letting you think something other than performing maintenance might lead to a known point where once damage has occurred: one might get the vehicle back into a fully functional operation short of correcting all the damage to the point of all specifications restored. ...


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The purpose of the plastic covers is to clean up the appearance of the engine bay; pull them off, and you will quickly see the maze of wire harnesses that connect injectors, ignition, and an array of sensors = Tha mo-dar shuurz purdeee thar boayy Under hood insulation, while its true purpose is controversial, is listed as "Thermal acoustic liner" ...


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Ethylene glycol is your typical antifreeze. I see on the Halford site you can pull up the data sheet. It tells you in there if it has ethylene glycol. This tells me the "silicate" type is what you need.


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Consequences to the car: None. Consequences to people near, if it inside a garage or closed place: Asfixiation by carbon monoxide.


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That is the sound of the engine hitting the rev limiter and it prevents excessive rpm which can eventually destroy an engine, Some engines, well the early ones, had rev limiters in the distributors and were easily removed / altered. I had to remove one for a customer as the "road" version was limited to 6000rpm, while the "rally" version ...


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Idling a cold engine is bad for the engine itself and bad for the environment. The simple fact that the engine is not on its target operating temperature means that combustion is only partial and toxic fumes are emitted and the internal parts and oil are polluted. Just like the others mentioned, you should drive the car. All parts need to move and tires need ...


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For short durations it's unlikely to cause problems. As others have suggested an oil and oil filter change will remove most contamination, if any got in. It's likely not worth bothering unless the vehicle was driven in very dusty, dirty, or wet conditions However if the dipstick is left out for very long periods of time there is more of a risk of ...


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No severe damage has been done to your engine except for the fact that due to idling for a long time, a little bit of carbon deposits have been developed inside your combustion chambers. You can remove them by driving your car and revving the engine a little bit to increase the pressure inside cylinders and burn unwanted deposits. Never let your car idle for ...


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Prolonged or repeated idling can cause coking and sooting of the cylinders and plugs. This can make it hard to start, taking it for workout for 30 minutes or so will clean that up.


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Short response: No damage - idling a car does not hurt it. Long response: That said, you shouldn't be idling it to warm it up/charge the battery/whatever. What I do with my cars in storage is put the battery on a tender. Then every two weeks or so, turn the key on to unlock the transmission (key on, not start), put it in neutral, and roll it a few inches. ...


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