I am thinking about filing a class action lawsuit against
Chevrolet for knowingly installing substandard brake
rotors in 200X Chev HD pickup trucks. Mine has 24,400
miles with soft rotors beyond refurbish specs. Most of
those 24,400 miles were highway miles.
I tried to "buy American". That doesn't work any more.
Brakes are not covered by warranty, but most of the rest
of the truck still is.
Chev sold me crap. I bought it new. Never again!
I have a 2000 Silverado K1500 it has 159, 100 miles and still has the
original front brake pads and rotors. I did replace the rear pads around
85,000. The truck was inspected four weeks ago and the pads were still OK
although they are getting thin. I plan on changing the pads next week but my
rotors look fine. My driving is mostly country (not as hard city) and about
I don't have to be the first one away from the light, but I like to be!
Bottoms Up Divers
I'm 67 and no kid, especially behind the wheel. I've had
lots of vehicles over the years and never a brake failure
like this. My 2002 Tauris has 85,000 miles on it and I
replaced the front and rear pads/shoes for the first
time so I'm no 2 footer.
The rotors on the Silverado are pitted with elongated
1/8 inch holes 1/4 inch deep and, according to the Chevy
dealer today, "rotted away" (he meant rusted away.)
The dealer has convinced Chevrolet to replace the rotors
under warranty. Saves me attorney fees.
I'm springing for new pads. They're already there working
and might as well have all new brakes.
Chev sold me crap. I bought it new. Never again!
How would you have any inkling of any idea that would even remotely
lead you to believe that he is a two footed driver. Pure and
unadulterated speculation on your part.
The facts are that GM has produced over the years some crappy brake
designs. Case in point is my 1998 Suburban 2500. The front rotors are
undersized and the proportioning as it came from the factory, relies
too heavily on the front brakes to stop, leading to premature wear and
tear on the front rotors.
These are facts, not speculation.
On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 14:54:57 -0500, "Steve Barker"
After 30+ years of retail auto service, if you have warped rotors at low
mileage, you can just about bet you'll find the left side of the brake pedal
pad worn off. No speculation, just real world experience.
"Steve" < email@example.com> wrote in message
What's wrong with top posting? Personally I like it. The Reply is right on
TOP and you don't have to scroll all the way down though the Quote you
already know what it says. You can just read though the message a whole
lot faster, which means I can go though a lot more messages a lot faster.
Someone complaining about Top posting is just LAME.
on Thursday 26 July 2007 10:22 pm, someone posing as Steve took a rock and
etched into the cave:
...in a ng, top posting is bad style, because one must scroll all the way
down to the bottom of the message to determine what the reference is.
Snipping and bottom posting is much more preferable.
on Wednesday 01 August 2007 04:13 pm, someone posing as Stormin Mormon took
a rock and etched into the cave:
As someone who has been posting to usenet under various nymns and socks
since '89 or so...
...and as someone who generally receives - and responds to - upwards of 300
emails a day at work, here's my take.
Bottom posting is excellent for asynchronous newsgroups such as this where
people like me check back every few hours or days and just want to be
reminded to what the person writing about. Hence the <snip> tag.
I - like many others - do not thread my headers and wouldn't know the
referring post if the author did not at least include a portion of the
previous post(s) when replying.
Top posting is excellent for email, such as at work.
I currently am a manager over an IT group with a staff of roughly 60
supporting 1500 employees with about 800 PC's, 60 Servers and roughly 300
TB of online storage.
I get about 300 emails a day, many of which I handle on my small form factor
blackberry. (I currently have an 8700c.) I just looked and noticed I've
received and replied to 32 emails since coming home this afternoon.
I much prefer top posting in this situation because my emails are often back
and forth and very rapid in response. Only when I'm replying in-line do I
bottom post on emails. Even then I'll snip out the irrelevant or outdated
material to keep the email body as small as possible.
I did try bottom posting for awhile but found it awkward and hard to ensure
emails got sent correctly. Besides, we haven't upgraded from Windows to
Linux yet, so we're still using the outdated Outlook 2003 clients.
Now back to our regular discussion of the coolest trucks in the world! This
reminds me, I love the horn on my AV. I used it several times today to get
the attention of idiots throwing their cigarrettes out the window. Normally
I don't mind, but with only 2" of rain in the past 12 months, this could
cause a major problem.
People like perfectreign think they are insulting someone by scolding them
for top posting (it was a general rule 15 years ago). Then they go into the
message properties where the news reader of the poster is often listed. If
it's OutlookExpress they then scold you again for using a microsoft product.
It was a sad joke several years ago.
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