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Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:11 am

Recieved by email. Worth a good chuckle...

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Dear Walter:

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 the bedroom with a neighbor lady making mad passionate love to her. 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 he'd 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. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore.

Can you please help?

Sincerely,
Mrs. Sheila Usk

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Dear Sheila:

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 jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. 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.


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Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:31 am

 rotfl  This is great!

That columnist has a bright journalistic future ahead of him.
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:45 am

That's GREAT!!! I love it... Walter says nothing that could help her with the real situation.. He sees CAR TROUBLE and begins-a-typin.
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:28 am

Nice one  Smile
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:07 am

Best laugh of the day!!! Big grin I'm passing that on to some friends...
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:32 am

Wow, brilliant Big grin

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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:12 pm

This is the reason why men SHOULD give advice. She forgot all about the real problem.
Just brilliant though. Big grin

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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:12 pm



Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.

Depending on the age of car that would probably not be the problem anyway. I can't speak for the world, but there has not been a car sold in the USA with a carburetor since the 1991 model year.

Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold

Also poor advice. First off what is a jubilee clip? Second; if it did have a vacuum leak big enough to cause the engine to stall it would do that all the time not after it was driven for a while.

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
He sees CAR TROUBLE and begins-a-typin.

Not only did he not help this woman with her husband trouble he didn't do much for her car trouble either.

Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):
Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line.

How would you check that? You would have to flush it. After you flush it you will see crud or not see crud. You just can't look in there. He didn't even mention a fuel filter clogged with debris which is a much more common problem.
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:20 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 7):

Not only did he not help this woman with her husband trouble he didn't do much for her car trouble either.

Are you serious? It's a joke. Everyone knows cars are fuel injected, but take it for what it's worth and laugh.
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:33 pm



Quoting Soku39 (Reply 8):
Are you serious? It's a joke. Everyone knows cars are fuel injected, but take it for what it's worth and laugh.

I was pointing out that this guy didn't solve any problems. Not everyone knows cars are fuel injected. I meet people all the time that have no idea what fuel injecting is or what a carburetor is. I have had people bring me late model cars for repair and say I think the carb needs adjusted and they don't even have one.
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:53 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 9):
have had people bring me late model cars for repair and say I think the carb needs adjusted and they don't even have one.

Or when they want the sparkplugs changed, on a diesel!
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:53 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 7):
First off what is a jubilee clip?

 Wow!

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Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:23 pm



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 11):
Quoting Falstaff (Reply 7):
First off what is a jubilee clip?


I never have heard it called that before. I always hear it called a band clamp or a worm clamp.
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:54 pm

i think thats from the daily sport isnt it?
 
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:57 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 12):
I always hear it called a band clamp

This one time, we used a band clamp, and...
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:39 pm



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 14):
This one time, we used a band clamp, and...

Oh, GROOOOOOAAAANNNN!!!!
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RE: Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns

Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:35 pm



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 11):

I've known that as a Hose Clamp! Used them on my dirt bikes when I was a kid!

Well said Walter, well said (even with the automotive mistakes!)  bigthumbsup 
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