Did I anger the automotive gods?

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  1. shootbrownelk

    shootbrownelk Well-Known Member

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    Anything that Jesse James had anything to do with can't be worth buying parts from. He was their big promoter some years ago when his stupid Monster Garage was on the air.
     
  2. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    How did you know it broke? Did it make a noise or the tank drop and scrape while vehicle was moving?
     

  3. deingy

    deingy Well-Known Member

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    A. There is no automotive god. The one and only God said we were on our own when we came up with those contraptions.
    B. The entire industry, including AC Delco, is full of supervisors under pressure who pull red tags on suspect material and engineers who approve deviations from spec. without knowing what the results will be. Get it out the door overrides everything.
     
  4. Empty_Holster

    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Really? WOW!!
     
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    Rae Harrison Well-Known Member

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    Todd, I was thinking I have a few things you could fix or even rebuild.:bounce::bowdown:
     
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    As a previous factory trained HD mechanic I can tell you without a doubt that Jessie James is an idiot.
    I wouldn't trust him to build a tricycle.
     
  7. Empty_Holster

    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, come on: tell us how you really feel!!!:bounce:
     
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  8. tedwitt

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    Same thing here, 4 times, the first 2 they checked from their shelf smoked within 5 minuts, the guy would spin them up and call it good.
    I told him, no, give it 5 minuts, the one that passed the test lasted about 7 or 8 years.
    I no longer shop AZ.
     
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    I used to swear by NAPA for ignition parts, back when they sold Echlin, now, everyone sells crap.
     
  10. tedwitt

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    I had one brake years ago, I came outa the and saw my gastank sagging on one side, almost touching the ground.
     
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    flboots Well-Known Member

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    Look on the bright side. You had practice changing the alt. out. :rotfl:
     
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  12. tedwitt

    tedwitt 440 Supporting Member

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    I hear Fram moved to Mexico.
    never use an AC oil filter, open one up and look inside, junk.
     
  13. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Fram isn't any better.
     
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    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Y'all know that NAPA stands for: No Auto Parts Available

    Now, what is a good oil filter available on the market?
     
  15. 68c15

    68c15 TFFWPP President Supporting Member

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    I put 15.52 gallons in my 16 gallon tank. On the way out of the station I heard a scrape-grind sound from back end. I first thought "great, my rear diff is crapping out on me". When I got home I saw the saddle type tank (protected by metal shield) was laying on the driveshaft. New tank straps cost me $52. I've only had the car just over 2 years and so far it has sucked $600 from me, not including the radio
     
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