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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    Quote Originally Posted by jpcturbo View Post
    The Turbo pump should be fine as the regulator sets pressure and the return line is the same as on the turbo cars?

    Jeff Chojnacki
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    Probably worth a try just to know if the regulator could control the Turbo pump.

    I ran a 1988 S15 2.8 TBI 4x4 a few years ago with the windshield washer reservoir/pump.

    At first it wouldn't run with the 35 psi W/W pump without the return line hooked up.

    Once I hooked up the return line I ran it for 2 yrs on the W/W system

    I forgot about this part until I looked at an old picture.

    Believe it or not, I ran it for 2 yrs like that around the yard and the occasional trip to town.

    Thanks
    Randy


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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Johny Dodge View Post
    and google research your meds

    I had three stints done the spring before last (right femoral artery , right hip and left lower aorta )

    they prescribed plavix and me not knowing better went for the generic version - which was a mistake

    taking the generic plavix for about three days I developed a red spotty rash .. and a blister of fluid on my hip
    I stopped taking it for a few days , tried again with the same side effect

    researching the generic plavix brand and the company that produces it I found it's noted that company has a reputation for contaminants in their product

    switched to the "real" plavix" and that issue went away

    then I noted the large number of coronary incidents associated with plavix so I quit it too and made a few lifestyle changes - mostly diet related

    quitting smoking is still getting the better of me but at least it's not 1-2 , maybe part of the third pack a day now (green pack export --A's - so "real cigarettes")

    my father had an issue with his legs swelling during the day , it would go back down overnight

    this went on for years and years until he lost his mobility and I started taking care of him at home

    then he had the issue of his legs swelling and not going back to normal

    the doctor changed him off the plavix and put him on coumadin and weekly inr tests

    not only did the swelling go away , but it never came back - the many years of daily routine of swelling were over

    only real difference was a new doctor and the change in medication he prescribed

    if our family doctor of 50 years haven't past away we might never have seen the issue resolved by the new doctor

    so second opinions really are worth checking too

    and , "weigh" the opinion against the doctor , so to say
    the old doctor was of my father's generation
    the new one was from mine

    sort of an old standard treatment vs a new idea

    apply as you see fit in your case

    to add
    if you're fortunate enough to find yourself in a position to give home care to a parent , even considering the many past differences and arguments - try it I doubt you'll ever regret it

    yes it will be frustrating and as we get really old sometimes our worst characteristics intensify ...

    sitting doing not much for 5 years beyond waiting to hear "JOHN" yelled from the end of the hall is something that although frustrating as hell .. I will always be thankful for that
    "extra concentrated" time together

    and in my case it gave me an interesting "life's ruler"
    same house 47 years later , same lime green bathroom where as a tiny little kid I talk with Dad first thing in the morning as he shaved and got ready for work
    to
    prying him outta bead , hoisting him up and hugging him from behind a I held him up to waddle into the bathroom .. the same unchanged forever one .. and standing in the same spot so he wouldn't fall ..gives one a unique perspective to be sure

    not to get political , but after sitting looking after dad for five years , I was in no position to have to pay for those three stints - yeah I did the cost research..
    our system may be far from perfect but my total cost was a day of my time and the gas it took my truck to get to and from the hospital twice

    I saved the 16 bucks for parking had a buddy pick me up with my own truck that afternoon

    - and they had no idea I needed the stint in the left lower aorta until they had me on the table ready to start - so it was an add on in the moment

    Dad also had a few instances when he had to go to hospital for TCI (?)
    temporary reduced blood to the brain

    if someone says something that makes NO SENSE AT ALL , repeatedly
    call 911

    I sat dinner in front of him and he asked "where's the nickels and dimes ...?"
    over and over
    I've been googling meds constantly and all I am is frustrated.

    Nothing makes sense but something is going on.

    Luckily I don't smoke or drink, I say luckily because if beer tasted like Coca Cola I'd be a drunk!!

    I'm proud to say I cared for my Mother in Law for over 2 yrs, happily answering the same question over and over.

    Thanks
    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by iTurbo View Post
    Sure wish I could take a big road trip up there and knock it out for you Randy. I can't remember the last time I even left Gillette city limits. It would be a nice break from the grind!
    I sure appreciate the kind words and thoughts!!

    I had a rough week but I'm trying to get motivated.

    Thanks
    Randy


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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    I watched a program a while back about a fellow who has parkinson's disease

    his biggest "thing" was going for rides with the wife .. on a tandem bicycle

    he said that more than anything helped him with his motor control which makes sense as he's getting a download or system rewrite / boost from the wife maintaining balance and direction

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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    IT RUNS!!!!

    I finally got the furl pump changed and am very happy.

    I had a friend come over and do the under car part, I would have never have loosened the lock ring.

    He wiggled the assembly out if the tank and we both R&R'd the pump from the hanger.

    It feels good to get some things done again!

    Thanks
    Randy


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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    Great to hear Randy. Keep at it.

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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    Very glad to hear that!
    "growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
    1986 Lebaron convertible to replace totalled 85
    1986 Ford F350 Crew Cab DRW
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    Re: 1988 LeBaron 4 dr 2.5 TBI

    Appreciator the kind words guys, the little LeBaron sedan is a gem!!

    Thanks
    Randy


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    86 GLHS60
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    89 Turbo Minivan
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    Edmonton,Alberta,Canada

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