SOOOOO, I know I post rarely these days ( life got busy as , well, you know ), but here's a scary Diplomat story. Our HOA did their semi yearly parking assessment, and ticketed my two Diplomats, both for expired tags. I didn't jump right on it as I figured I had a few weeks before enforcement ( tow Trucks ) would happen, but damned if they dind't get my white Diplomat. The poor car has been sitting for quite some time, but once I realized that they had towed it, I woke up and within two days got my car back, putting it on a private lot until I can make arrangements to get it serviced and running. Seeing that car on the flat bed made me realize how much I love these cars and how much I want to get them back up and running. The white Diplomat (1983) is my old Nassau County ( New York ) Police car and my 88 Diplomat is a Baltimore County Police car. The 88 was spared a tow job after I told the HOA that they got their point accross and the cars woud be parking lot worthy. The two day tow and storage fee was $320., but I know if I had kept the cars in better condition they would not have bothered with them. So, both cars are safe and sound and I think I learned my lesson. Don't mess with the HOA ( Home Owner's Assn) because they always win. On a lighter side, we tried to start the 88 but she would not turn over. Got her a new battery and used starter fliud, but no luck....Any ideas ?