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ski_king
07-28-2007, 12:37 PM
Thanks Al Gore for inventing the internet :rolleyes:

My trusty 97 F-150 with 128K started running rough and then tripped the check engine light.
I had a friend read the code and it returned P0141 Lean Bank 1 and it suggested one or more of the O2 Sensors were bad.
While I am a decent backyard mechanic, after crawling under the truck and checking the location of the front O2 sensors, I determined there was no way I was going to be able to check and change them myself.

Then I went to Google and typed in "P0141 97 F-150 5.4" sure enough, it came back with a lot of hits. A few of them suggested the problem on my truck model was not the O2 sensors, but a bad vacuum fitting on the back of the manifold that is impossible to see.

10 years ago, I would have probobly been out 4 O2 sensors, 8 plugs, misc other parts and 2 days labor to obtain the same result.

Sure enough after checking it out, making a trip to the local Ford parts department and $25, I have a truck that runs as smoooth as the day it was new.

TMCNo1
07-28-2007, 04:17 PM
Yea, isn't it wonderful, just ordered our grandbaby's birthday gift over the internet. Never done that before, WOW, let's see if it ever arrives!

peason
07-28-2007, 04:28 PM
With advice from the internet, I added refridgerant to my toyota van - never done it before. Air conditioning runs fine now. I am no mechanic!

atlfootr
07-28-2007, 04:55 PM
Yeah, w/out the internet there wouldn't be good 'ol MCTT :D

milkmania
07-28-2007, 05:55 PM
With advice from the internet, I added refridgerant to my toyota van - never done it before. Air conditioning runs fine now. I am no mechanic!

with the internet....

I found out that my washing machine has an inferior design
the coupling between the motor and transmission is plastic, bought the part and fixed myself......

twice!

http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cgi-bin/detail.cgi?item=285753A&brand=WPL

JohnE
07-28-2007, 05:57 PM
Without the internet............wouldn't have my boat!

milkmania
07-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Without the internet............wouldn't have my boat!

sometime the internet is a scary place

http://www.bitetv.ca/blog/archives/Kelly.jpg

JohnE
07-28-2007, 06:03 PM
sometime the internet is a scary place

http://www.bitetv.ca/blog/archives/Kelly.jpg

What do you mean?:confused:

:D

TMCNo1
07-28-2007, 06:25 PM
sometime the internet is a scary place

http://www.bitetv.ca/blog/archives/Kelly.jpg


Wasn't she in one of the side shows at the Dixie Classic Fair last year, as the spook in the Haunted House??

milkmania
07-28-2007, 06:52 PM
Wasn't she in one of the side shows at the Dixie Classic Fair last year, as the spook in the Haunted House??

http://www.vtv.lt/images/stories/muzika/ozzie_osbourne.jpg

TMCNo1
07-28-2007, 09:08 PM
http://www.vtv.lt/images/stories/muzika/ozzie_osbourne.jpg



Is that Elvira's sister Admireya :rolleyes: :D or is that Ozzy in his younger days?

Commandohorn
07-28-2007, 11:28 PM
I've seen engine lights come on because the gas cap was not on tight! Computers are a blessing and a curse!