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Eric Wettschreck

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  1. Hi guys. Wifes car. 06 Malibu. 3500. 135 K miles. There is a fairly signifigant thump coming from the rear end while driving. Seems worst at around 40-60 mph, but doesn't go away at higher speeds, just isn't as noticeable. The steering wheel also has a slight wiggle to it all the time. At any given time it will pull slightly to either the left or right, depending on the day. New tires aboot 10,000 miles ago. This car has been through quite a few recalls in the past year. One of them being the the electronci power steering. I didn't notice a steering wheel wiggle after that repair. Just tos
  2. My 90 chev, 1/2 ton, 5.7, with 140-ish miles recently started doing the same thing. I would run just fine by itself but once under load, (towing, up hill), or if I really put my foot into it, it would spit and sputter and backfire out the throttle body. I've seen a couple similar posts in here recently with the same issue. So, here's my story. I went in to replace cap, rotor, plugs, and wires. I couldn't get the old rotor off without a bar. Once off, imagine my horror when I saw this. Yuk. I'm really surprised it even ran. Anyhoo, I replaced the distributer, cap, rotor, plugs,
  3. Down here in dixie.......SW MN, it's touch and go. The lake by my place was 1/4 open a couple days ago. Warm temps and high winds the past few days I'm sure it's more open now. There is still fishable ice to be had down here but it's 50 degrees right now and rain forecasted for tonight. Not good for us. I'm thinking a trip up nort may be in order.
  4. Tom, it really depends on how you want to roll. I built a wheelhouse years ago and use it often. Not yet this year cuz not enough ice. My wife would much rather fish out of the wheel house as it offers creature comforts not available sitting on a bucket. It's a toasty place to sleep and I like the smell of bacon cooking in the morning. When my son in law comes to visit we spend a weekend in the wheelhouse and have fun times. How often you would use it is totally up to you. I like to roam around the lake and find fish but I've noticed as I get older there are times I just want to sit and see
  5. Quote: Anything more than 12 hours though, and I’d be out sweeping the area for a generator to buy or borrow. I have one you can borrow. I bought it aboot 10 years ago just cuz I got it for a good price at a tool sale. Couple years ago during the infamous SW MN ice storms I was without power for 6 days. I also had 2 trees come crashing into my kitchen, living, and dining rooms but that's a different story. It was late April so not real cold. For refrigeration I literally put the fridge in the garage and opened the door. It's normally aboot 10 degrees colder in the garage than outsid
  6. Quote:1970 GTO Judge A good friend of mine in High School had one. OMG what a car.
  7. It's been a long time....Like this is the first time in my life that I"m in the market for a newer truck. Not brand new cuz I'm not dropping 40 large for a truck. So I've been looking around the interwebs at different Chev Silverados years 05 to 13. What in the heck is the difference between the LT, LT1, LT2, and LTZ?
  8. That Hellcat is quite a car but I'm still old skool in a kooky kind of way. I currently own a 68 Fury III. It's no muscle car but it sure is fun to drive. Floats like an aircraft carrier down the road and that power steering is to die for. She's far from showroom but she's all original and I gotta dig that. I can't really say all original. I did replace the starter and I took out the points ingnition and replaced with the electronic conversion. Having said that, my bucket list..... 67 GTO with the Pontiac big block 400. Good lord those are beautiful cars. 68 Camero Z28. To quote Chevrolet
  9. Kahlil better buy Wright a new car. Missed block = safety. Stupid unsportsman penelty = no touchback, good return, Jets score. Holding = pin the Vikings way back to punt. He needs to be promoted to water boy or jock washer.
  10. Quote:There is a plastic coolant elbow right above the water pump. Make sure that the leak is not coming from that. Very common failure on the 3800. There's actually 2 plastic elbows. One of them you can't see very well. To replace both take off the idler pully arm and you'll see the other. Most auto parts stores will sell both elbows as a kit. Do yourself a favor and get the aluminum ones and not plastic. I just had to replace mine a few months ago on my 02 grand prix. Costed aboot 15 bucks.
  11. I've wondered aboot this myself. In the end what you have is a dead deer. Does it really matter if it was shot archery/slug/muzzle loader/over a pile of corn/on top of some smashed up pumpkins/in a hay field/over a food plot? A dead tagged deer is just that. A dead tagged deer.
  12. Possibly shift solenoids????? I'm not real familiar with Ford transmissions tho.
  13. Help me understand. People are against party hunting/cross tagging because of the fellas out there that do it illegally?
  14. I"ve put myself in the market for a new boat recently. After reading all of this I'm thinking aboot staying away from Mercury for a while.
  15. Is the check engine light on showing a code?
  16. A friend of mine just went through this,,,,,,,not the roll over. Good to hear the missus and kids are allright. He brought it into the dealer and it was the TPS. They replaced for free under recall.
  17. I cleaned mine out yesterday. After many years it's amazing what a guy finds.
  18. I'm curious why you guys think I'm defending them. I have never said the DNR is blameless. Actually I said they made mistakes in the past. Learn from them and move on. I can't give you a reason they didn't act 10 years ago or why someone should tag 5 deer in a season because there isn't one. And Buck, I"m not blaming corn. We both know, however, it's a tooth in the gear.
  19. No prob Buck. Anytime. You know you like the spotlight. As far as your pixie dust fairy tale goes, at what point are you going to stop looking at the past and start looking forward? No one is giving the DNR a free pass on what happened years ago, but it's fair to say it does not all rest completely on the shoulders of the DNR. So far we've had tough winters, tough springs, disease, trigger happy hunters, habitat loss, and predators come into play. DNR has zero control over the weather, no control over disease, very little control over trigger happy hunters, not much if any control over peop
  20. I wonder if the heavy June rains and follow up flooding does anything to the herd. I have no information that says yes or no, just curiosity on my part.
  21. Laker, no worries. That's just Buck being Buck. He's an expert at everything including wildlife management, pro sports, how to destroy habitat with a plow, sending ground water to the gulf of mexico, and the environmental benefits of ethanol. We're actually quite blessed to have him around to set us all straight. I can only hope his paychecks are large enough to fairly compensate for the vast amount of 411 he lays on us all, and in a real polite manner to boot.
  22. ^^^^^^^^ This. They're grouping up or already grouped up. When one jumps up a bunch jump up. Good times. Have fun.
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