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#1 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:01 PM

A post on here reminded me of something that happened a few years back..

 A guy I know got a used Murry mower and called me to ask what to do about a rough idle(mower had been setting up for some time)I told him 1st thing I would do is put some Seafoam in the gas and run it a little while and see if it helped.

....I totally missed his comments"You did say Seafoam right?"...this it turns out is a location problem..you see I live well inland and my closest water is a creek...this guy lived right on the beach and needed help changing a light bulb...at any rate..he called me back and said he put the seafoam in the gas..and now it wont run at all...I bet you folks can figure out where my advice went wrong?


Edited by Auburn, September 29, 2014 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:38 PM

hah never thoughtof that


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:40 PM

I can say that I would have never thought of that....

 

You know what happens when you assume...


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:43 PM

I went back and added the words Fuel treatment in front of Seafoam. Thanks and I never thought of anyone actually adding seafoam from the ocean in their gas tank.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:44 PM

I bet that will teach him to want free advice! Reminds me of a time when an Amish asked me to come check out the coolant leaks on his power unit. i never saw an engine with that many cracks. I asked if he had antifreeeze in it over the winter. He assured me he didn't need antifreeze and it shouldn't be a problem. After all....he used water from the creek out back the barn and that creek never freezes!!    :wallbanging:

 

PS I handled the post for you.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:57 PM

Does this forum have liability insurance to cover advice?


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:23 PM

I bet that will teach him to want free advice! Reminds me of a time when an Amish asked me to come check out the coolant leaks on his power unit. i never saw an engine with that many cracks. I asked if he had antifreeeze in it over the winter. He assured me he didn't need antifreeze and it shouldn't be a problem. After all....he used water from the creek out back the barn and that creek never freezes!!    :wallbanging:

 

PS I handled the post for you.

Hahahaha...and thanks for the fix!!I will be more careful!


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 04:19 PM

Amish,  coolant leaks on power unit,----  I thought maybe his horse was sick, LOL.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 08:36 PM

Amish,  coolant leaks on power unit,----  I thought maybe his horse was sick, LOL.


Most of them only leak out of the bottom side...
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 11:00 AM

I couple of my dads old quotes came to mind
"Its hard to help the helpless" and "You cant fix stupid"
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Posted October 01, 2014 - 08:25 PM

I couple of my dads old quotes came to mind
"Its hard to help the helpless" and "You cant fix stupid"

Ditto.






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