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Offline thereverendbill

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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #45 on: September 26, 2010, 08:49:07 PM »
yeah i agree pensoil is the worst oil you can possibly use in a car or any engien for that matter and i am going to use sea foam before i do the oil change. i'm using quakerstate in it right now but i plan on changing oils as it is made by the same company as pensoil. just trying to figure out which oil to use now.
i have been using quakerstate in just about everything i have ever owned and i have never seen the waxy build like pennzoil.  i never knew they where made by the same company
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2010, 10:23:21 PM »
yeah i didn't know until a month ago. i was board out of my mind at the parts store when i desided to see what companies owned which brands of oil and thats when i found out they were made by the same company.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2010, 11:00:42 PM »
i started to use liqui moly on my two amc´s  which is a german synthetic oil and it seems to work fine it is a bit expensive but i think they worth it
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2010, 11:16:52 PM »
Nice save man. Our cars are like brothers lol...Both being Limited models but just different colors.  Wow...your car sat for 10 years and fired up...I wonder if mine will too? Mines only been sitting for 6 years tho...what you think?
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2010, 11:43:14 PM »
The mechanic who helped me install a new flex plate in my 86 swore it would never run again... and upon research in it and checking time frames, I KNOW mine sat for ATLEAST 5-6 years...

Its still amazing that mechanic, because he still cant believe it runs like it does  ;D I love these cars!
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2010, 04:16:58 PM »
yeah i didn't know until a month ago. i was board out of my mind at the parts store when i desided to see what companies owned which brands of oil and thats when i found out they were made by the same company.

I like Valvoline VR1 10w30, not as easy to find as 20w50, but it's out there, I found some at Napa, lol. Not to mention it hasn't been stripped of its ingredients, because it's aimed at race/performance engines  ;).
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2010, 10:27:32 PM »
I purchased my Black Limited 84 Wagon with 241,600 miles.  No overhaul.  Everything documented.  I do not know what oil the previous owner used, but I put 10W30 AMSOIL PLUS a quart of Lucas Oil in the change and I have 40 to 45 PSI.  I'm surprised!!  LOT of guys out there say, Chrysler f*(ked up the AMC 258.  Not the same.  I LOVE my Eagles.  ALL oil is synthetic either Mobil or AMSOIL.  My 87 & my newest winter 84. 
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2010, 11:49:37 PM »
Ive had fairly good luck with that royal purple oil $10 a quart, only car it failed me with was my 2001 caddy but northstar engines are built to blow up, used it in my 2002 jeep also and it has 250,000kms on it and still runs good after rolling over!
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2010, 03:36:52 AM »
well while looking at the rear hatch yesterday to try and figure out why it wobbled when i lifted it and found out that someone had tried lifting the hatch more than the hinges would allow and consequently bent in the metal under the hinges. does anyone know if it is repairable or should i just get a new hatch.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2010, 12:04:00 PM »
There are plenty of hatches out there.  I'd personally go for a new hatch.  rather than have one that is bent or twisted in a fashion where it won't seal properly or close the way it should. 
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1987 Garnet Red Eagle Wagon: 70,500 miles
1967 Rambler Rebel 4 Door 290 V8 (original family car) Marina Aqua 142K miles
1985 Eagle Wagon in Autumn Brown 74,800 miles as my daily driver
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2010, 10:50:46 PM »
well i got to thinking (never a good thing) today about what colors to paint survivor. and now not sure if i want to keep her the original colors or not. the new colors i have been thinking about doing are as follow; AMC blue on dark blue, AMC blue on black, or maple red on dark blue. decisions decisions.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2010, 12:45:38 AM »
Match the colors somewhat to the interior. So if you have nutmeg interior, dark brown trim or main coat, etc, looks good that way. Most vehicles are painted to match their interiors in some ways, and teh ones that don't tend to look a bit tacky.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2010, 02:11:17 AM »
i have the same leather seats that you swaped into yours but they need redone. and the rest of the interior is tan.
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2010, 11:46:33 PM »
my 2 cents are get it repainted the same color, that way you don't have to mess with the engine compartment or inside the doors
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Re: meet survivor
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2010, 02:15:51 AM »
well the thing is when i do repaint her i plan on striping her to down to the bare body so the engine compartment and door jams wont be an issue of coarse that won't be for sometime.
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