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    I'm ASE certified Master Tech , and in an effort to try to clean up the image some of you all seem to have about "mechanics" if you post a question here you will know that any answer I give you will be free of motivation to rip you off as you aren't likely to be my customer.

    As today's cars are much more sophisticated than their predecessors one really needs seek expert advice before fiddling with anything or trusting their vehicle to someone who may not be qualified just to save a few dollars.

    Ask anything I'll do my best to help you. Although obviously diagnostic abilities are limited without having the vehicle in front of me.
     
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    Thanks I will keep that in mind...
    When I have some more time, may have to consult you about a 2002 Taurus with an idle problem.
     
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    Is it possible that any cooler car exists than the 1971-1973 'boat tail' Buick Riviera?
     
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    Why the fuck did Ford ever change the 289 to the 302 in '68
    Dumbest move ever
     
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    For flat out cool factor , I'll take a '61 Lincoln Continental convertible with suicide door

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    Even though it's not may favorite car out there, it just screams cool.
     
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    I change spark plugs and PCV valve about every 30,000 miles at my home.

    Is that considered a full tune up in todays cars?
     
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    What about sport bikes?
     
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    Can you answer questions regarding HD Ultra Classics?
     
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    Harleys do not mess up! lol You got a problem, bro?
     
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    I'm not sure why you think it's the dumbest move ever. They are essentially the same engine. The 302 has a slightly longer stroke but used the same pistons as the 289. They accomplished this by using shorter connecting rods.

    This resulted in an engine which was slightly higher revving and thus more street able than the 289.

    The engines are so similar in fact that in late 1967 early 1968 Ford didn't even know for sure which engines were going in which cars. Many models listed as "302" are actually 289.
     

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