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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2021, 12:14:16 AM »

     Well, the Crown Vic konked out once with that minimal keychain, but it restarted easily.  However, the car was low on fuel, enough to pop on the Low Fuel light but there should have been a reserve of 3 to 4 gallons.  So, I've been driving with the minimal keychain and have been keeping the gas tank more full of fuel.
     I also sprayed half a can of Gumout down the throat of the MAF and wiped away any gumminess around that throat and flapper.

          No engine dying so far,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
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« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2021, 07:51:13 AM »

...the car was low on fuel, enough to pop on the Low Fuel light but there should have been a reserve of 3 to 4 gallons.
     Problem solved!  At the last gas fill-up, I pumped more gas into the car than usual.  I discovered that when the Low Fuel light came on, the car only had 1 to 2 gallons left in the tank, not the 3 to 4.  The tank float level had changed!  When I had gone around the corner with Low Fuel light on, that 1 to 2 gallons had sloshed to one side of the tank, and there was nothing for the fuel pick-up to suck up.  When I had stopped and the car restarted, the gas had leveled out for the fuel pick-up to get to the 1 to 2 gallons.  In other words, when that Low Fuel light comes on now, I'd really better get some gas into the car and fast!

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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« Reply #77 on: December 08, 2021, 12:47:56 AM »

     When I went to New York/New Jersey in September, I rented a car which was upgraded to a bigger car, a 2018 Ford Fusion.  I drove it around and noticed how quiet it was.  I took out the sound meter app on my cell phone and measured the decibel level at 70 mph on the New Jersey Turnpike.  65-66 decibels!  A full 4-5 db quieter than my 1990 Ford Crown Vic and 1988 Mercury Colony Park!  Well, the NJ Turnpike has a really smooth asphalt surface, and California highways have a noisier, corrugated surface, so maybe that Fusion was 4 db. quieter.  Future goal - get the Crown Vic and Colony Park quieter with sound-absorbing materials.  Smiley

          Maybe not as far as 4 db. quieter but at least closer,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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