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  • #46
    And take it to a shop that treats your car like a dog(I used to deliver auto parts I know how they treat peoples cars) They break **************** all the time using impact drills and charge you $100 for a $5 part

    We had to fold our invoices up cause if the customer saw how much they were being scammed they'd get pissed real quick


    I'm no stranger to getting ripped off by automotive shops (especially dealerships), but now I have a mechanic that is damn good, damn honest and actually pretty cheap comparitively...he's also a very likeable guy..even if he is a Republican
    Thanks, and rock on!

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    • #47
      I'm no stranger to getting ripped off by automotive shops (especially dealerships), but now I have a mechanic that is damn good, damn honest and actually pretty cheap comparitively...he's also a very likeable guy..even if he is a Republican


      Ahh in that case you're good then, A personal mechanic is awsome, but I will never take my vehicles to a shop though. Most of em are ****************************s too.

      A likable pub? The world is ending
      It is said, to become famous, one must make a deal with the Devil. Well, where is his bitch ass at? I am ready to sign...........in blood.

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      The Pope. God's representative on earth, who is so sure of his faith that he has to be driven around in a bulletproof ice-cream van.

      Or maybe that's just to attract the kids... -Gallus

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      • #48
        Took my Saturn to a local shop on a regular basis, as recommended. Didn't matter. The brakes wore very quickly, and the (now notorious and apt) ring problem revealed itself at 77000 miles.

        I always suspected the brakes were not good. Research says the GM brakes of that time indeed were inferior.... my brake wear on the Subie is normal, so I know I wasn't putting more wear on the Saturn brakes than I ought. But I also am not completely enamored with that shop. So the Subie goes to the dealer's shop.
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        • #49
          Neither are $2000 cars, but I want a decent vehicle for wheelin so I figure I'll buy a ****************ty Wrangler or XJ, and fix it up over time, while continuing to drive my '04 Grand Cherokee... which is too new and useless for off road.


          I got a 89 ford ranger 4x4 for stuff like that, built like a tank, simple to fix, and no electronics! And the best part is that as soon as I save enough I can junk out my 2.9 v6 and tranny along with ac and all the other bs, and put a 302

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          • #50

            People buy newer cars based on looks, but they put a bunch of bull**************** sensors(You DON'T need a cam sensor!!) in them to make you take it in more($$$), they're built with **************** plastic, and in general are ****************. They won't be around in 20 years.



            I think the purpose of the cam sensor is to alert the ECU that the timing belt has slipped.
            Signed,
            F.U.

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            • #51
              Wrong answer, Felix. The cam sensor tells the ECU when to fire the plugs.
              Signed,
              F.U.

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              • #52
                I just noticed I still have a bumper jack laying around Those things are dangerous as hell don't care much for bottle jacks either.
                It is said, to become famous, one must make a deal with the Devil. Well, where is his bitch ass at? I am ready to sign...........in blood.

                Khemical Official Myspace Page

                Reverbnation

                The Pope. God's representative on earth, who is so sure of his faith that he has to be driven around in a bulletproof ice-cream van.

                Or maybe that's just to attract the kids... -Gallus

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                • #53
                  Sorry to break into these stories.
                  I was a pro tech. MB, BMW , RR, Bentley.
                  Anyhow....

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                  • #54
                    Unneeded in a standard engine. But the moment you introduce variable valve timing, the cam sensor becomes critical.
                    Wrong answer, Felix. The cam sensor tells the ECU when to fire the plugs.
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                    • #55
                      Took my Saturn to a local shop on a regular basis, as recommended. Didn't matter. The brakes wore very quickly, and the (now notorious and apt) ring problem revealed itself at 77000 miles.

                      I always suspected the brakes were not good. Research says the GM brakes of that time indeed were inferior.... my brake wear on the Subie is normal, so I know I wasn't putting more wear on the Saturn brakes than I ought. But I also am not completely enamored with that shop. So the Subie goes to the dealer's shop.


                      Get some Ray Bestos pads, Unless you brake badly they'll last a long time.

                      I put the RB advanced technology rotors & pads on most of my vehicles and haven't had a problem with them ever.
                      It is said, to become famous, one must make a deal with the Devil. Well, where is his bitch ass at? I am ready to sign...........in blood.

                      Khemical Official Myspace Page

                      Reverbnation

                      The Pope. God's representative on earth, who is so sure of his faith that he has to be driven around in a bulletproof ice-cream van.

                      Or maybe that's just to attract the kids... -Gallus

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                      • #56
                        Unneeded in a standard engine. But the moment you introduce variable valve timing, the cam sensor becomes critical.


                        Yes, as is the crank sensor.
                        But they only need to mark a spot. Like TDC
                        The computers control the curves.

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                        • #57
                          Neither are $2000 cars, but I want a decent vehicle for wheelin so I figure I'll buy a ****************ty Wrangler or XJ, and fix it up over time, while continuing to drive my '04 Grand Cherokee... which is too new and useless for off road.


                          I got a 89 ford ranger 4x4 for stuff like that, built like a tank, simple to fix, and no electronics! And the best part is that as soon as I save enough I can junk out my 2.9 v6 and tranny along with ac and all the other bs, and put a 302

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                          • #58
                            Took my Saturn to a local shop on a regular basis, as recommended. Didn't matter. The brakes wore very quickly, and the (now notorious and apt) ring problem revealed itself at 77000 miles.

                            I always suspected the brakes were not good. Research says the GM brakes of that time indeed were inferior.... my brake wear on the Subie is normal, so I know I wasn't putting more wear on the Saturn brakes than I ought. But I also am not completely enamored with that shop. So the Subie goes to the dealer's shop.


                            Install Performance Friction street HP pads or Hawk on the Saturn.
                            Originally Posted by Papa Grizzly


                            Auntie Em just piddled her knickers.









                            Originally Posted by 55gibby


                            It's OK that you're a dumbass... but it's not OK that you're boring. If you're going to be stupid, a least be funny









                            Originally Posted by Hoddy


                            First off, I'm not Hoddy, and secondly as far as groveling is concerned, probably about as much as Johnny66 or Daddysguitar did when they were banned.

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                            • #59
                              No.

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                              • #60
                                It's gone now. I liked it; it was an incredible mileage machine and was generally serviceable.

                                But I'm glad I've got the Subie. The handling difference is like night & day.
                                Install Performance Friction street HP pads or Hawk on the Saturn.
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