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I have a 1987 Dakota
there is none. you will have to make a set of adapter plates , get some 3/8: flat steal and make a templet of the bolt holes on the block and then drill the holes in the plate and bolt the plate to the engine and set the engine in the engine bay on top of the mounts and mark the bolt holes were the mounts tuch the plates and then drill them holes and install the mounts then you will have to install a 3/8" spacer in the fan shroud to keep the fan from hitting, also you will need to swap all the sensors from your 87 engine and wirring harness they look the same but the pin location at the ECM is not the same if you plug the 88 harness into the 87 it will not run.......good luck
on Sep 22, 2011
How to write a mini bibliography
Following is the definition:
A bibliography is a list of writings by an author, such as the lengthy bibliography of Joyce Carol Oates, or a list of writings someone uses in a project, like the bibliographyat the end of a research paper. Bibliography comes from the Greek word biblio, or "book," and graphos, which is "something written or drawn."
Mini just means "small".
so........... A mini bibliography about Vehicle Care & Maintenance could be as simple as:
- the owners manual and
- Haynes Manual
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on Nov 30, 2018
Save time and money on an oil change
With the prices that automobile repair centers are charging nowadays one would think that it would be less expensive to "do it yourself" to save a few dollars. Let us compare doing it yourself with having trained personal do the work on your automobile or truck.
To do it yourself you need to have several basic tools. Since you will need to get "under the car" you will need a jack to lift it up. The minimal work would be to lift both front tires off the ground. Yes, you have a common car jack to change a flat tire, but you would need to lift each tire separate and use jack stands to keep them up for safety reasons. And since you would like to keep your clothes clean, a mat or creeper to use to slide under the car to reach the oil drain plug will be needed. Next you need something to catch the oil in after you pull the plug out. Be careful not to lose the washer that is on the oil plug. You will need to know the size of the oil plug nut to be able to get it out. That could take several trips to the tool box to get the right one.
Next, where is that oil filter? Some oil filters are hard to find and harder to reach with the correct tool. Yes, some newer cars have a special tool to remove the filter which in most cases spill oil on the frame and onto the lower engine cover. That takes time to clean it off so that the oil does not drip for days on your driveway. Now putting the new oil filter on may not be as hard as getting it off, but remember to fill it with oil first and lube the o ring gasket. Be sure to check to see that the old o ring came off with the old filter. You will have a problem if you leave the old one on. Replacing the oil pan drain plug is fairly easy if it was not damaged by the last person who changed the oil. If you tighten the plug too tight it will pull the threads and make them weak and they can come apart when you put it back causing them to jam the pan threads destroying their ability to hold the plug tight. To fix that could cost hundreds.
Now, what to do with your used oil? You will need to pour it back into the container it came from and take it back to the store you bought it from. It is considered hazardous material. The oil and oil filter alone will cost you around $18-$20 for the oil and $8-$14 for a filter. Plus the time it takes to go to the store to buy it and then return to the store to depose of the old oil. That does not include your time to do the job. What is your time worth?
You can find quality service centers that have specials for oil changes for as little as $19.95-$24.95. While they are letting the oil drain, they will check other areas of your car for safety concerns. You can save time and money and have more done than just change the oil.
Do I know what I am talking about? I am a retired ASE Certified Master Mechanic with 40 years experience and I do not change my own oil.
Make your own decision.
on Nov 20, 2018 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories
What is hashtag
A hashtag is a tag used on social networks, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as a way to annotate a message. A hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a " # ". Example #yourhashtag.
hashtag for likes
are commonly used to show that a tweet ( a twitter message) is related to an event or conversation, online or offline.
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on Nov 05, 2018
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