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Old 08-25-2009, 02:41 AM   #11
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WTF????? well looking down there from up here,this is looking kind of crazy.Where is all this scrap metal going to be going?Up here? Down to Mexico?How about China?Is it staying in the US? Are all these people buying from the big 3 or elsewhere? What will they make out of these old/not so old cars? I guess im still mangled about that vette,I need a beer! okmaybe2
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WTF????? new cars are junk they dont build them like they used to maybe some are more fuel effecient,but in the long run this isnt good for the enviroment just look at the engine dissablement video alone.Cost is not less to the consumer,warranty maitenance is a total scam,im sure anyone can tell you that who has bought new.Unservicable components in these new cars are JUNK, SUCH AS BALL JOINTS,U JOINTS, AND MY FAVE,WHEEL BEARING/HUB COMBOS My 04 dodge just spit out a front wheel bearing/hub combo,retail this part was 460$,thats per side.Left me dead on the side of the road with 55thousand miles on it.Soon everyone will be driving new toxic plastic carbon cars,makin payments government motors and the bank makin money and these cars depreciate 50% in 4 years. So ill take my old beaters,leave my hemi for the wife and NEVER buy a new vehicle again.Whats next,tractors and boatshttp://[img]http://www.skoolie.net/a....jpg[/img]
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yeah I just found a video that shows how to do it with a drill pump and a small hose... I bought one & tried a few weeks ago, but I was using to big of a hose to get past the valve. I might play around with this tomorrow.

Scan tool would be a pain in the ass since they're all different makes/models... and I don't have a scan tool...

Oh and I agree, it's a shame to see these engines go to waste, but like I said the point of the program is to take these cars off the road, and you're not really doing that if you're just stripping all the parts off it and putting them in an identical vehicle.

I don't think Id' drill near a gas tank . I read where a theif got burned alive doing so just awhile back .
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WTF????? new cars are junk they dont build them like they used to maybe some are more fuel effecient,but in the long run this isnt good for the enviroment just look at the engine dissablement video alone.Cost is not less to the consumer,warranty maitenance is a total scam,im sure anyone can tell you that who has bought new.Unservicable components in these new cars are JUNK, SUCH AS BALL JOINTS,U JOINTS, AND MY FAVE,WHEEL BEARING/HUB COMBOS My 04 dodge just spit out a front wheel bearing/hub combo,retail this part was 460$,thats per side.Left me dead on the side of the road with 55thousand miles on it.Soon everyone will be driving new toxic plastic carbon cars,makin payments government motors and the bank makin money and these cars depreciate 50% in 4 years. So ill take my old beaters,leave my hemi for the wife and NEVER buy a new vehicle again.Whats next,tractors and boatshttp://[img]http://www.skoolie.net/a....jpg[/img]
From a technician's standpoint I've gotta tell you that I LIKE having the assemblies to some extent. I can replace a hub assembly on a car in less than 30 minutes with air and a hoist. I can't even get a pair of tapered roller bearings clean in that amount of time. At the same time, the cars the require that you replace an entire control arm instead of just a balljoint piss me off just a little because it ends up being a control arm/engine/transmission mount. I'm sure someone that is paid way more than you or me has determined that the non-serviceable components are cost saving in the long run. Of course Moog also makes things like control arms with replaceable balljoints to replace the non-serviceable units.
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