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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 18, 9:34 AM
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BUUUUUUURRRRNNNNNN! so true. I have a 92' Honda accord wagon, and the Mrs a 14' rouge, Japanese cars are the most reliable, plain and simple....
I think all newer cars, foreign and domestic are pretty damn reliable. Where our old domestic iron used to have the kiss of death at around 60k miles, late model gas powered cars and trucks will do 250k, diesels up to 500k. Most will do 100k with little required maintenance.

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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 18, 9:54 AM
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The worst thing i can remember on my own vehicles has been the A/C compressor on my 2011 Tacoma. when you see where that thing is you look at it and go, "now how the hell am i going to get that out of there?" Remove, replace and recharge A/C was an all day deal. I cant remember exactly how it came out, but i remember going in through the wheel well to remove the bolts, and there was alot of 1/8 turns with a wrench due to the location of some of the bolts.

These Ford 6.4/6.7 diesels are a nightmare too. I dont know what we have been fixing/replacing on them, but occasionally i see one on the lift with the front end tore off of it and lots of parts laying around it. it seems like the condenser, charge air cooler and radiator have to come out to do anything in there. That engine was shoe horned into that engine compartment.
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post #18 of 25 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 18, 9:54 AM
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Fortunately, nothing these days requires that level of work. I think since 1994 I can count on one hand the number of things I've had to replace - ignition switch and clutch on my Escort, radiator and water pump on my Saturn, and so far nothing on my F150.

The biggest nightmare has been my 87 Honda, but since that's a race car, I consider that self-inflicted

I finally figured out that if I safety wire the engine and trans mount bolts like they do on airplane propellers, I might be able to keep them from backing out and breaking off or destroying the mounting holes.

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If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

I have to keep reminding myself this isn't a Z16 convertible, Evening Orchid Camaro, or factory 1966 SS427 and get on with it.


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....but they usually dont have to.
RRRRiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Longo Toyota in el Monte Ca has 104 service bays. You think that's all for customer pay's?
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BUUUUUUURRRRNNNNNN! so true. I have a 92' Honda accord wagon, and the Mrs a 14' rouge, Japanese cars are the most reliable, plain and simple....
Then why don't we see thousands of Japanese older cars on a web site, let alone on the roads? Go Karts are also reliable because there's nothing to them either. Just rode and drove half way across the USA in a 16 'Avalon. It did get good mileage and we only had to visit the dealer once with a Maintenance code lit up. 1980's GM technology on the thing. Very vague in what the issue was.
Home after 3500 miles with a back ache from that overpriced uncomfortable POS.

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im not saying American isn't good. my favorite car is a chevelle. I had a customer car one time, 88 suburban, 305,000 miles original engine, hadn't even been opened up, single owner, grandma did all the maintenance on time, treat um right they'll treat you right.
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This is me putting a new headlight bulb in my mother in laws caddy.
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This is me putting a new headlight bulb in my mother in laws caddy.
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LOL, no I just move too fast to be caught on camera.
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Great information shared. . .
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