Black electrical tape over it
@Dr Orpheus, Ok. I taped over my engine. Now what?
@PBnJ, wait for your car to break down obviously
@Midnite St0rm, now you need to check the oil. If it's full or half, get it all out. You don't need that, that's just wasting oil. After that remove the sparkles of the car, you don't need those either. Then try to jump start the car. Tell me of it worked.
Change the blinker fluid
@Nudity Industries, I watched videos of that prank yesterday, I'm quite surprised how stupid people actually are. You don't need to change blinker fluid, it's always the same. Duh idiots
I only check it if it stops going forward
Get OBD1. Then the check engine light doesn't come on until the motor falls out or it needs an LS swap.
@thegermanman927, OBD1? What decade are you living in?
@Not him again, the one I was born in
@Not him again, The one where my Omni is my project car and my Buick is a DD.
@thegermanman927, before OBDII, the interfaces to the CAN bus in cars were proprietary. I.e. For a 1994 Ford Taurus, you would need a special tool to read codes from fords EEC-IV system. But nowadays, all codes are in unison. Code P0400 in my ML350 means EGR valve problems. So does P0400 in a Lexus, Toyota, or Kia. Pretty cool.
@Diabolik, most basic codes are yes but the nice thing is if you know the tricks you can get codes from most obd1 cars without specialty scanners. Obd2 is nice except when you start having emission troubles.
@thegermanman927, even still with obd2 it's easy to deal with emissions. Clear the dtc's and drive the car until all the monitors are set. Once they are set don't turn off the car and have the emissions done. Most dtc's won't come back on until a drive cycle is completed
@The Poll Man, depends on the manufacturer. Ford's are somewhat like that and so are Chevy's but Chrysler products last I knew were so many key turns until readiness. My OBD2 subie pos was wonky. I would randomly set from anywhere in the range of an hour to a week of driving. I know with VAG cars you can force the readiness with VAGcom if I'm right. This is why I love OBD1 because I don't have to worry about it. Plus my check engine light can be on and still pass inspection and emissions as long as it's not blinking.
P.s. The subie might have only been weird now that I think about it because it had the fuel tank from my Ford Escort.