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Old 03-20-2005, 01:52 PM
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Mechanic in a Bottle

I notice more and more the stars of Two Guys Gararge show products that can be bought over the counter to solve specific ailments in engines, fuel systems and hydralics. My dad always chided me when I used these because they only band aided the problem. I guess I took his advice because I find that in most cases rather than use the product I will fix the problem. Have these products gotten so good that they are worth the small investment or are they still a tempory fix to what will eventually need to be fixed. The brittleness in seals sludge and varnish in the engine is a main issue for me.

I also purchased over the net a program for OBD-II that hooks right into my laptop. It works great. Anybody else have any issues with these. Would like to see a show that deals with more internet access for products and uses.

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Old 03-20-2005, 11:09 PM
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What program did you buy?
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:48 AM
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:24 PM
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The web page for the OBD-II that I purchased is as follows:
http://www.obd-2.com/
It works great and gives you lots of info. Has some self diagonstic features also.

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Old 03-22-2005, 01:38 AM
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Welcome to the best forum for all makes of auto needs and questions.
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:24 AM
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referring to the title of this thread-mechanic in a bottle-i guess that's synominous(sp?) with snake oil?
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Our engines lifeblood are fluids, now I'm not saying all that hype stuff works, but there are some good supplements out there. I.E., fuel injector cleaner (not always needed but does sometimes does the trick, Drygas (If you get some bad gas with water in it, it will surely get it out), Radiator flush (gets the gunk out prior to changing out that neglected antifreeze) What I'm saying is that sometimes they work, and sometimes they are worth a try.
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It's never good to drink while working on a car. Oh.......wait.......I see. It says mechanic IN a bottle, not mechanic WITH a bottle. Sorry.
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