by LANDIS from Houston, TX 77023
They just sent an email saying the mechanic is on his way. It is only 8:12 am! He is off to a good start. He is supposed to arrive between 9:00-9:30 am. He arrived well before that time! It was not 9:00 am yet! He did a diagnostic and he checked all the work I did. He said I did great work with everything I did. He said the car is very good shape. He said this car is indeed a runner! He checked everything. He checked all the fuses and relays too. He did a complete diagnostic too. He checked fuel pressure, oil pressure, and more. He found out what it was. It had nothing to do with oil pressure or anything. The fuel pump is going out. When he came the car started right up. He said they never go totally out. He said that is why it started when it did. He connected tools I do not have to the Ninety Eight. It is not getting any fuel pressure, and this is why it shut off all the times it did. He fixed one of the spark plug wires too. It was burnt. He jacked the Ninety Eight up and got underneath and checked the wires, the oil pressure sensor/switch and oil level sender for everything and the connections and made sure they have power and were installed correctly.
He said the engine uses oil pressure along with the fuel pressure to start. The fuel pressure is non existent and that is why it would not start.
After all of that, he looked at the Oldsmobile Toronado, my other car . He got the air conditioner to work again. He said the compressor bolt was loose and he tightened it up. He used this huge screw driver device and bent it back in place. He said the shims were loose and he bent them back. It cools just fine now. We turned it on and off several times testing it. He checked the pressure and it was filled with refrigerant. He checked the relays and the fan too. It was all fine. He said it is clear you take care of both of your cars.
He said one thing I will not do is guess and I like to know what is indeed wrong. He said your cars are in good shape. He said you do not need valve cover gaskets. There is no leak. I booked him to return to install the fuel pump I need. I look forward to seeing him again soon in a few weeks.
Today only cost me 70.00. That's it.