Based on your experience as an owner.
An owner who doesn't know the difference between an axle bearing
and a wheel bearing.
What state do you live in?
Why are you asking an auto mechanic for statistical data?
Could you possibly be any more absurd?
I am giving you the benefit of my observations, fuck me that I
didn't know to keep detailed records starting back in 1979 when I
first worked in a dealership.
I'd really like to give you the statistics for 1983, it was a
harsh winter, but I was a little busy fixing vehicles, I didn't
have time to stand there with a clip board with my tie tucked
into my shirt.
Tell ya what, -YOU- invent the time machine and we'll both go
back together and you can watch over my shoulder. Sounds fair to
Apparently, something that is bursting your bubble big time.
You've added no comments so I'll just assume that there is no
disagreement and you actually learned something.
Read again, pay more attention to where I say "the number of lock
out hubs I've replaced during my years in GM and Ford
Since the size of the vehicle has nothing to do with the fact
that added components and complexity adds to the likelihood of
more frequent failure.
Why would you even bother to ask given that earlier in your
reply, you expressed dissatisfaction with my methods of recall.
You'll just have to use your imagination since I can't produce
the laboratory grade test results tabulated on a fleet of Cray
super computers amatorized according to congressional voting
districts and cross checked against blood type.
No, but you probably do since it seems to have upset you so.
So, go buy a Super Duty with vacuum locking hubs and get back to
me in a few years and tell me all about "silly" when your truck
won't pass an emissions test because the seals in the vacuum hubs
are leaking and setting lean trouble codes. (but I'm thinking
this might be a bit over your head)
Luckily, I'm not a whole lot concerned since it's quite apparent
that your experiences are (to say the least) limited.
While that statement in and of itself is true, that doesn't
necessarily make it the case in this instance.
Snocone has a habit of picking out what -he- considers a flaw
based upon fourth hand information and then preaching it like
it's gospel. He's a self proclaimed master mechanic who's
publicly admitted to farming out his leaking intake manifold
gaskets (2 times on the same truck), beating Dana rear axles
together with a hammer and numerous other atrocities too horrible
to repeat here. (IOWs, he's a shit kicker)
Even if what he is saying were true, based upon what we both
agree on, he deserves a double measure of the same 'no
credibility' ploy as you've attempted to use on me.
Get a job as a mechanic, join i-ATN, then do a search.
You not being in the right position to be aware does not equal me
Or; state your occupation, number of years of experience,
percentage of work hours doing driveline repairs/overhauls, brand
sponsored and/or aftermarket certifications and which training
centers you've attended and/or taught at.
He's unfazed, takes the flaming in stride. I don't know him, don't worry
about him, don't really care whether he's an idiot, or not. It's very
sporting-like to rile punks though, just seems like the right thing to
do. And they enjoy it, I've been told so.
So you're some kind of hermaphrodite/platypus character, huh?
Make friends with a few animals. Then you will become a cheerful man
once more and nothing will be able to trouble you. -- Albert Einstein
Yup, get use to it.
You still don't get it do ya troll boy? Let me help you out a bit. Most of
the folks at this ng and others realize that the Idiot is well, a idiot.
They also seem to realize that your a ass hole. As such, your pretty much
ignored,. you try but you fail. You might as well go back and bury your face
in the Idiot's lap. It will give you something to do and keep the Idiot
occupied . Sort of a win win for the pair of you and the reader's of this
ng. Swallow it all troll boy, don't make a mess..
lmfao. holy jumpin and down martha. barrow, you gotta be kidding. you
are the biggest troll around........well steve b may be a very close
ssecond, but you are still number one. you should be happy though, at
least you made it to number one at something.
Great points, all. Really great post. That's the only industry where it's
considered essential to torment your customers. The dealers always believed
in business as usual at all costs. I don't understand it either. They're
crazy. I won't ever go to a dealership unless it's closed! I'd probably
buy a new car every year if they weren't so awful. As it is, I just have
too much self-respect, and I never buy any.
But remember the dealers aren't really under the control of Ford and GM.
Ford may be dying a grisly death, but it's not like they can tell their
dealers what to do. The dealers will have to act out of enlightened
self-interest. It's not Ford that's insane about that particular issue,
it's the dealers.
At my company we treat our customers like gold. We're scared not to.
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