[DML] Anyone able to contact PJ Grady?
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I ve left a few emails and a phone message over the past three weeks and can t get a response.

On Thu May 6th, 2010 5:15 PM EDT rob@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>Ahhh yes the dreaded empty tank syndrome that can fool the best of us! That
>can happen when you're using mileage conversion methods (fuzzy math?)
>instead of a working fuel gauge.
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>Peter's description of the symptoms led me to think it was more likely an
>engine issue as it's not often an auto transmission causes an engine to
>stall. When I started the car the pump immediately gurgled with an obvious
>fuel air mixture more befitting the combustion chamber than the fuel tank. I
>didn't want to overlook anything however so I attempted to drive down the
>block a ways. Not a good idea as I almost didn't make it back to the house!
>The vibrating shifter was nothing more than the driveline jerking from a
>severe lack of fuel (a human analogy would be you'd be jerking too if your
>lungs were starving for air!) and the pump noise tends to transfer through
>the frame tunnel so it can be misleading as to its origin. 
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>I'm glad Peter posted before me as I didn't want the collective DML brain
>trust theorizing for long on the most obscure possibilities imaginable over
>a case of "empty tank syndrome". To add a car related spin on the old adage
>"when all else fails read the directions" or check the gas gauge! All is
>well that ends well and I hope Peter has a "Jerry Jug" for some gas cause
>that car isn't making it to no gas station.no Sireee!
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>Rob Grady,
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>P.J.Grady Inc.
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>From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>jtrealtywebspannet
>Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 11:45 AM
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Re: automatic transmission?
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>The pump noise would come from the front of the car, the transmission is
>behind the driver. The pump noise would only happen when the fuel tank is
>low. You might also have a problem in the fuel tank with the pick-up hose.
>it could be partially kinked or leaky and it either can't get enough fuel to
>the pump or it sucks air. Glad it worked out to be something simple but the
>lesson here is to have Rob fix your fuel gauge and check out the pick-up
>hose and baffle in the tank. The "slipping" you felt was the engine bucking
>when it didn't get enough fuel, not the transmission slipping. You are
>really lucky you are close to Rob and he could make a "house call"!!!!!!
>David Teitelbaum
>
>--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com,
>"Cameron, Peter" <cameron@...> wrote:
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>> Rob Grady was out east here on Long Island today, stopped by the house to
>investigate the 'transmission' problem. I wasn't home, but rather over on
>Shelter Island, bike riding with a friend.
>> 
>> We were at lunch when Rob called, with good news and bad news. The good
>news was that I didn't have a transmission problem. The bad news was how
>silly I felt when he mentioned that my gas gauge isn't working. 
>> 
>> Yes, my gas gauge. Yes, it is broken. I use the odometer, top off the tank
>around 200 miles on the trip meter. So either I didn't fill it full last
>time, or the trip meter got reset. 
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>> When one decelerates the gas in the tank moves forward, exposing the
>pickup, and the engine stalls, while at the same time the fuel pump makes a
>cavitation sound that could conceivably be interpreted as coming from the
>transmission. 
>> 
>> Really. 
>> 
>> Thank you, Rob.
>> 
>> ________________________________
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>> From: dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com on
>behalf of jtrealtywebspannet
>> Sent: Tue 5/4/2010 7:06 PM
>> To: dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com
>> Subject: [DML] Re: automatic transmission?
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>> You should do or have done a line pressure check. I would also check all
>of the external adjustments. If that didn't help then raise the car and with
>the wheels off the ground and the motor running in gear, carefully go under
>the car looking for the source of the noise. A partially plugged up filter
>can "starve" the fluid pump causing cavitation making a noise.
>> David Teitelbaum
>> 
>> --- In dmcnews@yahoogroups <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> .com,
>"Cameron, Peter" <cameron@> wrote:
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>> > I'm getting a noise from the Timachne, a new noise, that has me worried.
>I've been driving it regularly since the snow went away, but just local
>stuff around home. I drove it work on Friday, ~25 miles each way. On the way
>home, and near home, I had to slow down for a car making a turn. There was
>an odd sort of vibrating sound that seemed to come from the back of the car,
>and the engine stalled. I restarted, con
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