Before the big-ticket repair, try doing the simple fix first

  • Article by: PAUL BRAND
  • Updated: August 19, 2011 - 3:50 PM

An older vehicle with an expensive repair diagnosis is a good time to consider the more common causes first.

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enonormanAug. 22, 11 9:43 AM

Maybe you can rub some SeaFoam Trans-Tune on that windshield and it like magic will fix everything. Sand blasting is usually not covered on windshields, and is the cost of a windshield worth your integrity????? Price it from several sources and you will find that in most cases the suggested price is about four times more than the price paid by insurance companies. Your installer should be willing to sell you the glass at the same price that the insurance companies pay, an installation kit, and a half to one hour to install and in most cases at your location. You will be just about as successful in your steering repair when you pour SeaFoam Trans-Tune to the reservoir. If the pump is damaged, it is scored and only a rebuild or a replacement pump will correct this noise. Also make sure that if you replace the pump, you clean and flush the gear and lines of all contaminated fluid as debris from a failed pump will destroy the new pump in a short while. Also a well equipped shop will have a tool that will allow you to evacuate the system, checking for leaks and allowing a fill that contains no air and you do not have to bleed the system.

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donotbugmeAug. 23, 1111:35 AM

It's time for another episode of SEAFOAM KITCHEN! If you've been following the advice in this column, you probably have lots of leftover Sea Foam Trans-Tune on your hands. Don't put any of it in this recipe for SEAFOAM PUDDING. Ingredients: 2 oz. cornflour, 1 pint water, Finely grated rind and Juice of 2 lemons, 4 oz. castor sugar, 2 egg whites. //// 1) In a saucepan put corn flour water and grated lemon rind. Blend and boil stirring frequently. 2) Cook for 1-2 minutes, take the pan off heat and stir sugar and lemon juice. 3) Keep aside for about 5 minutes till cool enough. 4) Beat egg whites till stiff and fold into mixture. 5) In a serving pour wetted 1 1/2 pint mould. 6) Leave to set. //// You'll find you have two leftover egg yolks after making the pudding. You could try using them to fix a power steering problem; they should be just as useful as the Trans-Tune. That's it for this week's installment of SEAFOAM KITCHEN. Thanks for reading.

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donotbugmeAug. 24, 11 9:49 AM

Why will "adding two ounces of SeaFoam Trans-Tune to the reservoir" make the power steering noise go away? The article doesn't say.

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iamsamiamAug. 25, 1111:04 AM

Hmm, somebody seems to have trouble accepting a little whimsical feedback.

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enonormanAug. 25, 11 4:33 PM

donotbugme Looks like a good recipe for lemon pudding but I had to look up corn flour, cornstarch and caster sugar, powered sugar, unfamiliar with the terminology. Also mentioned that paul must not like the posts again and for some reason my post was not allowed.

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donotbugmeAug. 29, 1111:13 AM

enonorman, you're right, I should have taken the time to translate from British to American English. You are correct on the ingredients. Just remember not to add Sea Foam, or Marvel Mystery Oil for that matter.

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