hi george - i had a 5.0 that didn't leak on the drive nor smoke, yet
used oil when traveling. the black light tracing showed the gaskets
were leaking on about 8 different places on the engine but only when it
was going down the road. i say that last part because there was no tell
tale sign on the driveway. after replacing the gaskets, the oil problem
also, when you say "check engine' light came on, i'm assuming it is the
amber light. this would be something the computer picked up on coming
from one of the sensors. since you said you were pushing it hard, it
could have been something as simple as an O2 sensor temporary going out
prostate cancer got me in 2003. had the RP. things were going well
until december, then the psa started to rise. they done another psa
test and it's dropped, so now i have to bite my nails for 6 months till
the next test. i'm a regular member of the alt. support group.
if i may - be allowed to stand on my stump here and say to all the guys
and the women who love their men. have the psa test ran starting by age
40 or earlier if there is history of prostate cancer in the family.
don't take the answer from the doctor that your psa is normal. you need
to know what your number is. it is super important. prostate cancer
does not give up a single thing it takes from you. it is not like
smoking and you quit, the body will heal itself to a point.
the psa test is a simple blood test. it should be less than 1.0 if you
have a healthy prostate. as you age, it will grow and be the source of
problems from slow urination to pelvic pain. it's not fun.
it grows only two times in your life. once as a teenager. then it
grows after age 25 and continues to grow for the rest of your life.
they should tell every male this fact in school.
prostate cancer is curable if they can catch it in time, but it not
curable after it gets into the lymph nodes and spreads through the body.
prostate cancer doesn't hurt at the beginning so you have no warning
until it's too late.
does it happen to the young? we have a man who got his physical on his
40th birthday and found out that he was in the advance stages of the
disease and had no symptoms. a man (age 42) found out he was fatal and
had a 2 yr daughter and was told that he may not live long enough to see
her start kindergarten. i could go on, but this is not to preach.
i just wanted to say. this newsgroup is about cars and doing things to
fix them and to do preventive maintenance and make them run the best
that they can. should we not do the same with our own body? so, unless
someone informs us about what to look out for and how to check it, we
if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
well, i'm done. thanks for hearing me out and may everyone have low
psa's and a great car to drive.
knowledge is power - growing old is mandatory - growing wise is optional
"Many more men die with prostate cancer than of it. Growing old is
invariably fatal. Prostate cancer is only sometimes so."