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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    When this thread first popped up, I bought a new OEM clutch cable and tossed it in the back of my car. Guess I should probably print off the install tips in this thread and toss them back there, too.

    I think it took me a week to get the cable...so the lesson is...don't wait until you need one!


    Yep. The express option for the only place I can find it is 2 weeks.


    And yes, "BFE" is american slang for middle of nowhere...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Erroniously_Spelt View Post
    The express option for the only place I can find it is 2 weeks.
    Wow...that's pretty lousy. You are looking at all the usual places online (Mitsubishi Parts Warehouse, etc.) and not just your local dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    An acronym for American slang meaning: "In the middle of nowhere"
    Ha! I think I figured out the first 2 letters. what's the third?? (Should I ask?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Ha! I think I figured out the first 2 letters. what's the third?? (Should I ask?)
    "Bum F#ck, Egypt". Or, as I usually say, "Bumble F#ck, Egypt".

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    OK, I never would have guessed Egypt.

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    I usually just say BF nowhere. Haven't heard egypt used before. I took the wifes car for a drive to BF nowhere yesterday. Ended up here 52.519262, -116.395245 https://www.google.com/maps/place/52...!4d-116.395245

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    My mom says I'm cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    OK, I never would have guessed Egypt.
    I feel smarter today learning this. I googled it last night, because I was clueless, too!

    BFE is an abbreviation for "Bum F$ck Egypt" or "Butt F$ck Egypt," which is used to denote "out in the middle of nowhere."

    I'll be honest - Now that I know what BFE stands for, I still don't get the connection?

    I am ok with that, too!

    Back to clutch cables - I plan on replacing mine at 100,000 miles, & I will keep the original as a back up. I may not purchase one until I am closer to mileage level. Seems like a good item to buy from a salvage yard. I hate stockpiling parts, & then something happens (smuck a deer & total your car). Then again I may own Mirages for the next 25 years. That's the joy of them sticking with basically the same powertrain in these small cars. Used ones will be around for a long time now.

    Unlike a Pontiac G8, new model and a year or two later Pontiac is no more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    "Bum F#ck, Egypt". Or, as I usually say, "Bumble F#ck, Egypt".

    Might this be a Pacific NW thing? It seems us PNW's have heard it but not elsewhere. If so, interesting.

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    I grew up with the version Bum F*** Egypt and found it readily understood until recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I grew up with the version Bum F*** Egypt and found it readily understood until recently.
    I must live a sheltered life.

    Not the first time I've been clueless about something!



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