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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 19, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Mechanics Make Lousy Therapists

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Dear Everett,

I hope you can help me here.

The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching
the TV as usual.

I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt.

I walked back home to get my husband's help.

When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbor lady.

I am 32, my husband is 34, and we have been married for twelve years.

When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months.

I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago, and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless.

I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. He won't go to counseling and I'm afraid I can't get through to him anymore.

Can you please help?

Sincerely,
Beth in Nashville Tennessee


Dear Beth,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine.

Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line.

If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires.

If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.

I hope this helps.

-Everett

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 19, 09:23 AM
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Experience...... It's what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
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Re: Mechanics Make Lousy Therapists

Good job Everett getting to the root causes. 😆

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Oh wait, is this our "Everett"?

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Sorry, but Everette missed it completely. More than likely the car's just out of gas.

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....x2 !

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So Beth. What did you end up doing with the wayward husband??? Haha

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Obviously your husband drives a furrin' vehicle. If he had a classic Camaro, he would be in the garage foolin' around with something of substance, class, and beauty. Let's face it, loose women are easy to find, not so a 68 Camaro RS convertible.
My wife wanted to divorce me when I took 3 months off to build our 3rd rag top. I could never afford 3 women, but I still have 2 Camaros and a Corvette - all the thrill I need.
If that doesn't work, a 3# beater and a torque wrench to adjust and tighten up the nut are in order.

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So Beth. What did you end up doing with the wayward husband??? Haha
I haven't seen him in ages.

He just suddenly disappeared while we were camping out in the wilderness.

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Air - fuel - spark are all needed for combustion.
Replace the missing side to the triangle and all is well.

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Sound advice at a local muffler shop

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