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Posted by Dan_Thomas_nospam on January 5, 2007, 3:31 pm

Eeyore wrote:


           Can you see that sort of thing successful these days, in an
era where most car owners wouldn't even know where to find the oil
dipstick? Some might not even be able to open the hood. Electronics
have allowed us to abrogate our responsibility to know at least
something about the automobile, so much so that the slightest
malfunction means a tow truck for most folks, and leaves them at the
mercy of the mechanic.
        I dread the day when the manufacturer welds the hood onto the
car after everything's installed. It's bad enough now trying to get at
some stuff.


Posted by Scott Dorsey on January 5, 2007, 4:36 pm

  1. Replace vehicle at 50,000 mile intervals.

"C'est un Nagra.  C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

Posted by clare at snyder.on.ca on January 5, 2007, 10:12 pm

On 5 Jan 2007 07:31:51 -0800, Dan_Thomas_nospam@yahoo.com wrote:


May as well weld it shut on a 24 valve Mondeo/contour/mystique for all
you can reach without dissassembly -

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Posted by Eeyore on January 5, 2007, 11:03 pm

clare, at, snyder.on.ca wrote:


the best

A friend of mine had a V6 Vauxhall/Opel Vectra. For the life of me I couldn't
see how
you could get to anything under there.


Posted by Steve on January 6, 2007, 3:38 pm

Dan_Thomas_nospam@yahoo.com wrote:


Its called a knock sensor with feedback electronic engine management,
and virtually every car now has a system like that... ;-)

  in an

Very true. And sad. I find it ironic that the enviro crowd wails and
moans about exhaust emissions, but doesn't do anything to prevent the
huge waste of good automobiles (and all the energy and pollution
required to produce each one) that are destroyed by owner negligence
every year. At least nothing more than a token "tune your car and
inflate your tires to save the planet!" type ad now and then.

Some car company- I think it was T*yota, I'd expect it from them- had an
ad based on welding the hood of one of their cars shut. Of course it was
tongue-in-cheek, but its amazing how many fools think that way about cars.

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