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Many generations of rodents have given it their best, but AMC wiring (technically AMG) must not be tasty to them, either, so for the most part, the underhood scenario remains intact. The batteries are at least 12 years old but still going. (Somewhat strong, actually, unlike the company that sold them.) The Link-Arc (now Premier) 160-amp alternator surely helps, as does a BatteryMINDer solar pulse charger. The 232 may only have six beats to miss, but other than the occasionally ticking lifter, it rarely does. Probably because we've spoiled the thing and changed the oil at least three times since 1992.

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