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2000 Ford Taurus
Property of flainn. Added Feb 6 2016

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Jan 6 2017

By The Book changed the oil and filter while they were replacing the oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket.

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Added by flainn on Jan 7 2017 at 3:48 pm

Had By The Book replace timing cover gasket (was leaking coolant). Also replaced water pump, oil pan gasket, timing chain and gears, and heater core. Heat was barely working before; now it is working great. Apparently the heater core was badly plugged.

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Added by flainn on Jan 7 2017 at 3:47 pm

Aug 21 2016

Oil and filter change

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Added by flainn on Aug 21 2016 at 4:14 pm

Jul 31 2016

Replaced alternator with one from O'Reilly Auto -- lifetime warranty. The battery light was coming on and staying on at 1400 RPM.

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Added by flainn on Jul 31 2016 at 7:45 pm

Jul 22 2016

At By the Book Diesel and Auto Repair: Replaced both front tires with new Powertrac (no warranty) tires 215/60R16 Replaced front brake pades Machined front rotors Replaced front tie rod end Removed fuel tank and repaired vent hose connection Front end alignment

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Added by flainn on Jul 31 2016 at 7:48 pm

May 25 2016

Replaced battery. The old one just gave up the ghost suddenly, and wouldn't recharge even after filling all six sells. Voltage was something like 10.7. Replacement was an EverStart Plus (2-year replacement warranty) from Wal-Mart.

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Added by flainn on May 25 2016 at 7:46 pm

Apr 9 2016

Oil and filter change, Chevron Supreme 5w-30 and Wix 51516 filter. Note that while the owner's manual specifies 4.5 quarts of oil, this Wix filter adds extra capacity; I put in a full five quarts and the engine is still not quite full, but about 4/5 of the way up the hashed area on the dipstick.

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Added by flainn on Apr 9 2016 at 4:40 pm

Feb 6 2016

Flushed and replaced coolant

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Added by flainn on Feb 6 2016 at 5:48 pm

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