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How do you help somebody when you ask them to use a testlite and check for voltage at the fuse and they keep saying all fuses are fine, multiple times. How do you help them? I know I'm hardheaded and quick to argue, but, I'm trying to do better. If people won't answer your questions, how do you help? Thanks, just sign me frustrated.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 9:22 PM

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  • mhpautos
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G'Day Mr J.

I tell them that power through the fuse must be proved as often a fuse can look ok but the connection at the blade may be suspect and older glass fuses can blow and still look ok. I tell them that to presume something is ok is a fatal mistake in this industry, you must check and prove every step. And in the end if they choose to ignore your advice there is not much that you can do about it anyway.

Mark in Aust.

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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 10:38 PM
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There are people out there who are just hard headed.
I had one whom I had diagnosed as a faulty PCM but he refuses to accept as it is a costly item and we went round the circle a few times.

Prior to accepting that the PCM is faulty, he had the compression out of specs and I pointed it out to him but it was ignored and instead he came back at me and asked if I had read his post while answering.

In the end after replacing the PCM the problem of no initial fuel pump priming at ignition was resolved but there were other problems which he came back and after my last reply, I have yet to hear from him.

I would ask if he had used a test lamp to test the fuses. Just to back up your point, say you have encountered many cases whereby the fuses were the visually inspected but did not yield any fault but testing proved the fuses were bad.

If you think you have met all types of people, wait till you meet the one that makes you pull your hair.

Have a great day to blow away your blues.

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 6:45 AM
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Thanks for the reply, sorry about the late reply. I just found it this morning. Something wrong with my mail. Everything went to spam instead of inbox like it should. You make some good points. Thanks

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 3:06 PM
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Hi, sorry for the late come-back. I just found it this morning, seems like all of a sudden, the mail started going to spam instead of inbox, like it normally does. I could swear, yesterday, there only 1 message in spam and today there is 13 messages going back to saturday. I don't know what happened? After hearing from some of you, I feel better. Have a good day.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 3:22 PM
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Glad to know that it helps : )

For the mails, under the junk email, set sender domain to safe list and it would not occur again.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 4:30 PM
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Ok, thanks, I'll try it. Everything over there, I moved it to the inbox. I thought that would fix it, maybe not?

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 4:50 PM
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You have to inform you program that the sender domain is safe, if not those that seems suspicious would be sent to the spam or junk email folder.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 6:45 PM
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Your last post went to the inbox, like it is supposed to do. I don't know why the previous 13 went to spam. I use hotmail, I don't know how to tell the program to do anything? Maybe it will be ok, now. Thanks

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 7:38 PM

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