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    I'm having trouble with a search. Sometimes search just doesn't agree with me . Maybe some of the "super searchers" (DH, Clinto?) can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

    I was trying to look up 6.2 engine cans. I typed "6.2 engine can" in the search field and I get this on the page- " The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search: can" . So I got about 1,000 or so hits when only using the terms "6.2" and "engine". First, why won't it let me use "can" as one of the terms and second, how do I get around this?

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    This is a problem I frequently run in to.

    Is it a specific thread you are after or are you looking to learn about the cans?
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    Are you doing a general search, or in the CUCV forum? that will knock a few posts off.

    As for the word can, a lot of searches, need 4 letter word to look for
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    I know a good "can" when I see one!
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    Guy that knows a bunch more than me said to try this when doing a Search. In between the main words type in a + sign.

    So in your case I tried 6.2 engine + can and got 518 posts. Maybe try 6.2 engine + container and see what comes up.

    I had this sometimes work and sometimes not, but I think it has alot to do with the choice of words ya use too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clinto View Post

    Is it a specific thread you are after or are you looking to learn about the cans?
    A local guy has got one for sale and I was wondering if I could get a read on what they were worth (if a multifuel would fit it would already be mine ).

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    OK, great. Since I rarely look for 6.2/CUCV stuff (I loathe the things and their British wiring) this will be a good challenge.

    This thread is a great idea and could become really informative.

    First, I tried "6.2 AND worth" and filtered the answers to just the CUCV forum. I got 3 pages of results and none looked like a good chance of answering the question.

    So then I tried "6.2 AND value" and got the dreaded "The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search: value" response.

    Now I am really having to ask myself "how would the most common phrases concerning engine cans and their values be worded?". So I tried "6.2 AND engine AND paid" hoping I would catch people talking about cans they had bought.

    This only netted me 7 possible matches but one thread did make me think about rephrasing the search as a container instead of a can.

    So then I tried "6.2 AND metal" hoping I'd catch people referring to the cans. This provided 2 pages of results but nothing of value.

    Next I tried "6.2 AND shipping"-this got me 2 pages and one thread where I saw people referring to the cans as crates. Made mental note.

    So............... still not getting anywhere......................... so I tried a new tack......

    I tried "paid AND engine"-nothing good.

    Then "paid AND shipping"-same.

    Now, at this point, I'd probably give up. I am sure that there is a thread (or threads) where people have discussed what they paid for cans, but without knowing the author and the search engine not recognizing the word "can" the odds of finding it are slim.

    Now, I did all these searches only looking in the CUCV forum-it is possible the answer is in a conversations (or other) forum thread.

    My recommendation? And this is what I'd do if I had this question..... Post a new thread and if someone out there gives you a link to a pre-existing thread, either delete your thread and take the convo over to the existing thread or ask a mod to merge them.

    Thanks for asking!

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    Thanks Clinto. I really didn't aim for you to go through that much trouble.

    Even though you didn't find any relevant threads, I did learn something about searching by seeing your thought process. I'm sure what you and Srjeeper said will help me in future searches.

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    Clinto basically said and did everything I usually do, so I didn't post.

    Sometimes when I search, I find info and learn things I wasn't looking for. It is almost always rewarding, in some way.(even when I don't find what I was looking for)
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    Quote Originally Posted by doghead View Post
    Sometimes when I search, I find info and learn things I wasn't looking for.


    I've been seaching for something before and find threads that had nothing to do with what I was searching for. Before you know it, I'm on a whole different subject and don't even remember what my original search was about.

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