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    gaffertape@the-usa.com
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    Default CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    Sooner or later almost every driver sees a yellow "Check Engine"
    light. This means that the engine needs repair. This is generally a
    minor problem such as a defective emissions control, cracked vacuum
    hose, or a bad spark plug.

    It's a little known fact is that when the engine needs to be replaced,
    the "E" in the word "CHECK" changes to a "U". Thus it says "CHUCK
    ENGINE".

    If you ever see the words "CHUCK ENGINE", you need a new engine
    immediately. DO NOT continue driving. Your engine is trash.

    Take this message seriously. This is not merely a malfunction of the
    spell checker in your cars computer, this is SERIOUS. By the time
    this alert occurs, you are likely missing some pistons, your valves
    fell into the crankcase, there is a huge hole in your block, your
    crankshaft is stuck inside your transmission, your main bearings fell
    out, your engine head came off, or your carburetor got sucked into
    your exhaust manifold. These are all serious problems, and just a few
    of the many terrible things that can happen to an engine.

    I know this for fact. Just last week I was driving down the road in
    my Ford when I saw the dreaded words, in flashing red, "CHUCK ENGINE".
    I stopped the car and called the wrecker. My mechanic later told me
    that my water pump had sucked my alternator into the radiator, pushed
    it thru the 5th cylinder, and it was found embedded inside my muffler.
    I was given the choice to replace the engine, at the cost of almost
    $50,000, or to buy a new car. I am trying to get a second mortgage to
    raise the money for the repair, because I can not afford a new car.

    CHUCK ENGINE is a SERIOUS matter!!!!
    When you see these dreaded words, STOP DRIVING and seek help.



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    Scott in SoCal
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    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    Holy Planned Obsolescence, Batman!
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  3. #3
    trailer
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    DO NOT replace the engine.

    Ford has a special tool to remove alternators from mufflers, part
    #ETA-12333-alt-muff-6522.

    As I recall, there was a TSB for missing pistons. Check with dealer for
    this.

    If you decide to replace the engine, check Ebay. It is a little known fact
    that Volkswagen engines will easily fit Fords, but make sure the fan belts
    fit. Also, some VW aluminum engines were known to rust. Be careful.

    I was a certified Ford mechanic for over 80 years so I know what I'm talking
    about.

    No need to thank me.
    <gaffertape@the-usa.com> wrote in message
    news:l6sfs3tkajrj3prdhd7u0mo06md4etonui@4ax.com...
    Sooner or later almost every driver sees a yellow "Check Engine"
    light. This means that the engine needs repair. This is generally a
    minor problem such as a defective emissions control, cracked vacuum
    hose, or a bad spark plug.

    It's a little known fact is that when the engine needs to be replaced,
    the "E" in the word "CHECK" changes to a "U". Thus it says "CHUCK
    ENGINE".

    If you ever see the words "CHUCK ENGINE", you need a new engine
    immediately. DO NOT continue driving. Your engine is trash.

    Take this message seriously. This is not merely a malfunction of the
    spell checker in your cars computer, this is SERIOUS. By the time
    this alert occurs, you are likely missing some pistons, your valves
    fell into the crankcase, there is a huge hole in your block, your
    crankshaft is stuck inside your transmission, your main bearings fell
    out, your engine head came off, or your carburetor got sucked into
    your exhaust manifold. These are all serious problems, and just a few
    of the many terrible things that can happen to an engine.

    I know this for fact. Just last week I was driving down the road in
    my Ford when I saw the dreaded words, in flashing red, "CHUCK ENGINE".
    I stopped the car and called the wrecker. My mechanic later told me
    that my water pump had sucked my alternator into the radiator, pushed
    it thru the 5th cylinder, and it was found embedded inside my muffler.
    I was given the choice to replace the engine, at the cost of almost
    $50,000, or to buy a new car. I am trying to get a second mortgage to
    raise the money for the repair, because I can not afford a new car.

    CHUCK ENGINE is a SERIOUS matter!!!!
    When you see these dreaded words, STOP DRIVING and seek help.



  4. #4
    Dan Wright
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    note - the chuck engine light can nuisance trip if the O2 sensor that is
    mounted in the gas tank reads too high. Beware..


    trailer wrote:
    > DO NOT replace the engine.
    >
    > Ford has a special tool to remove alternators from mufflers, part
    > #ETA-12333-alt-muff-6522.
    >
    > As I recall, there was a TSB for missing pistons. Check with dealer for
    > this.
    >
    > If you decide to replace the engine, check Ebay. It is a little known fact
    > that Volkswagen engines will easily fit Fords, but make sure the fan belts
    > fit. Also, some VW aluminum engines were known to rust. Be careful.
    >
    > I was a certified Ford mechanic for over 80 years so I know what I'm talking
    > about.
    >
    > No need to thank me.
    > <gaffertape@the-usa.com> wrote in message
    > news:l6sfs3tkajrj3prdhd7u0mo06md4etonui@4ax.com...
    > Sooner or later almost every driver sees a yellow "Check Engine"
    > light. This means that the engine needs repair. This is generally a
    > minor problem such as a defective emissions control, cracked vacuum
    > hose, or a bad spark plug.
    >
    > It's a little known fact is that when the engine needs to be replaced,
    > the "E" in the word "CHECK" changes to a "U". Thus it says "CHUCK
    > ENGINE".
    >
    > If you ever see the words "CHUCK ENGINE", you need a new engine
    > immediately. DO NOT continue driving. Your engine is trash.
    >
    > Take this message seriously. This is not merely a malfunction of the
    > spell checker in your cars computer, this is SERIOUS. By the time
    > this alert occurs, you are likely missing some pistons, your valves
    > fell into the crankcase, there is a huge hole in your block, your
    > crankshaft is stuck inside your transmission, your main bearings fell
    > out, your engine head came off, or your carburetor got sucked into
    > your exhaust manifold. These are all serious problems, and just a few
    > of the many terrible things that can happen to an engine.
    >
    > I know this for fact. Just last week I was driving down the road in
    > my Ford when I saw the dreaded words, in flashing red, "CHUCK ENGINE".
    > I stopped the car and called the wrecker. My mechanic later told me
    > that my water pump had sucked my alternator into the radiator, pushed
    > it thru the 5th cylinder, and it was found embedded inside my muffler.
    > I was given the choice to replace the engine, at the cost of almost
    > $50,000, or to buy a new car. I am trying to get a second mortgage to
    > raise the money for the repair, because I can not afford a new car.
    >
    > CHUCK ENGINE is a SERIOUS matter!!!!
    > When you see these dreaded words, STOP DRIVING and seek help.
    >
    >


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    Tom
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    especially on the early beetle cars.
    "Tim J." <tj66821@usa.not> wrote in message Also, some VW aluminum engines
    were known to rust. Be careful.
    >
    > That's a common misconception. It was in fact the radiators that
    > rusted.
    >




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    Mike hunt
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    The fact that a check engine light is YELLOW indicates it is a warning light
    not a trouble light.



    It has nothing to do with oil pressure or level, the charging system or the
    engine temperature. Those lights are RED to indicate operating under those
    conditions can cause damage and the engine. Operating with a red light
    eliminated is not a good idea



    A check engine light simply indicates the vehicle is operation outside of
    the design parameter that regulate for pollution. The problem can be as
    simple as a bad plug or clogged fuel injector.



    Take the vehicle to a competent technician who has the proper equipment to
    analyze and correct the problem WBM.





    "Dan Wright" <dan.wright@cogeco.ca> wrote in message news:_lYxj.35206\

    >> CHUCK (sic) ENGINE is a SERIOUS matter!!!!
    >> When you see these dreaded words, STOP DRIVING and seek help.




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    ScottM
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine


    "trailer" <st74dummy@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:cFWxj.1894$v47.337@trnddc08...
    > DO NOT replace the engine.
    >
    > Ford has a special tool to remove alternators from mufflers, part
    > #ETA-12333-alt-muff-6522.
    >
    > As I recall, there was a TSB for missing pistons. Check with dealer for
    > this.
    >
    > If you decide to replace the engine, check Ebay. It is a little known
    > fact
    > that Volkswagen engines will easily fit Fords, but make sure the fan belts
    > fit. Also, some VW aluminum engines were known to rust. Be careful.
    >
    > I was a certified Ford mechanic for over 80 years so I know what I'm
    > talking
    > about.
    >
    > No need to thank me.


    WELL, THANK YOU ANYWAY! You deserve it!



    > <gaffertape@the-usa.com> wrote in message
    > news:l6sfs3tkajrj3prdhd7u0mo06md4etonui@4ax.com...
    > Sooner or later almost every driver sees a yellow "Check Engine"
    > light. This means that the engine needs repair. This is generally a
    > minor problem such as a defective emissions control, cracked vacuum
    > hose, or a bad spark plug.
    >
    > It's a little known fact is that when the engine needs to be replaced,
    > the "E" in the word "CHECK" changes to a "U". Thus it says "CHUCK
    > ENGINE".
    >
    > If you ever see the words "CHUCK ENGINE", you need a new engine
    > immediately. DO NOT continue driving. Your engine is trash.
    >
    > Take this message seriously. This is not merely a malfunction of the
    > spell checker in your cars computer, this is SERIOUS. By the time
    > this alert occurs, you are likely missing some pistons, your valves
    > fell into the crankcase, there is a huge hole in your block, your
    > crankshaft is stuck inside your transmission, your main bearings fell
    > out, your engine head came off, or your carburetor got sucked into
    > your exhaust manifold. These are all serious problems, and just a few
    > of the many terrible things that can happen to an engine.
    >
    > I know this for fact. Just last week I was driving down the road in
    > my Ford when I saw the dreaded words, in flashing red, "CHUCK ENGINE".
    > I stopped the car and called the wrecker. My mechanic later told me
    > that my water pump had sucked my alternator into the radiator, pushed
    > it thru the 5th cylinder, and it was found embedded inside my muffler.
    > I was given the choice to replace the engine, at the cost of almost
    > $50,000, or to buy a new car. I am trying to get a second mortgage to
    > raise the money for the repair, because I can not afford a new car.
    >
    > CHUCK ENGINE is a SERIOUS matter!!!!
    > When you see these dreaded words, STOP DRIVING and seek help.
    >
    >




  8. #8
    ScottM
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    LOL good one.
    "Tom" <tjctransport@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:47c87b61$0$25058$607ed4bc@cv.net...
    > especially on the early beetle cars.
    > "Tim J." <tj66821@usa.not> wrote in message Also, some VW aluminum
    > engines were known to rust. Be careful.
    >>
    >> That's a common misconception. It was in fact the radiators that
    >> rusted.
    >>

    >
    >




  9. #9
    Jim
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    That's darned confusing, since I named my engine Chuck (sigh).

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    cselby@mts.net
    Guest

    Default Re: CHUCK ENGINE LIGHT - Time for a New Engine

    Do you not actually read any of this stuff before answering?

    P


    On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:22:14 -0500, "Mike hunt" <mikehunt22@lycos.com>
    wrote:

    >The fact that a check engine light is YELLOW indicates it is a warning light
    >not a trouble light.
    >
    >
    >
    >It has nothing to do with oil pressure or level, the charging system or the
    >engine temperature. Those lights are RED to indicate operating under those
    >conditions can cause damage and the engine. Operating with a red light
    >eliminated is not a good idea
    >
    >
    >
    >A check engine light simply indicates the vehicle is operation outside of
    >the design parameter that regulate for pollution. The problem can be as
    >simple as a bad plug or clogged fuel injector.
    >
    >
    >
    >Take the vehicle to a competent technician who has the proper equipment to
    >analyze and correct the problem WBM.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"Dan Wright" <dan.wright@cogeco.ca> wrote in message news:_lYxj.35206\
    >
    >>> CHUCK (sic) ENGINE is a SERIOUS matter!!!!
    >>> When you see these dreaded words, STOP DRIVING and seek help.

    >
    >



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