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Date:         Sun, 14 Nov 2010 10:36:02 -0500
Reply-To:     Brian Honan <cartruckbus@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Brian Honan <cartruckbus@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      nuts
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Last week I got in my GL after work and the gas pedal felt a little funny. I drove down the street thinking something must be up with right where the pedal connects to the throttle cable. Lucky I was on a side street when the pedal sticks to the floor and the van is beginning to accelerate. With a knee jerk reaction I put the van in neutral then pull over and turn the key. I look under the van at where i thought the problem was and everything seems fine? so I think follow the throttle cable. I open the engine hatch and low and behold there is a large walnut jammed in the throttle body. That was an easy fix that actually gave me a laugh. However today I open the hatch to my westy different van and there sitting right at the throttle body was a nut! it looked like a Brazilian nut. It was not big enough to cause a problem. I actually cracked it open and ate it!

Brian Honan

Harrisburg PA where there are lots of nut bearing trees.

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