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#2485 of 4850 Re: This is going to rattle a few cages [isellhondas]
Apr 30, 2013 (8:04 pm)
Perhaps. It depends on the degree of injury during install. In using 3 years I was trying to be more than fair with potential life expectancy from a botched install. Had I said 2 months with a 90 day wty and went back for a claim, who pays me for the time (and cost outlay) invested to go through the whole be-without-the-car-process all over again? As jus t one example. I could have used any number of of other examples far more complicated than an oil pan re and re.
FWIW, I used that example because in the past I PAID to have that very job done. It didn't last, but did last outside of wty. The next one, I did MYSELF. Took me 7 hours (I don't have anywhere near the tools, including a lift, at my disposal, that the shops have) but lasted till I sold the car 8 years later and is probably still not leaking because I invested a lot of time with the details.
I thought I had gone to a lot trouble to portray my point. Still...it looks like I failed..at least for some..
#2486 of 4850 Re: In a related topic... [busiris]
Apr 30, 2013 (8:09 pm)
they'll find far more graduates leave the US after graduation than in earlier years.
This same thing happens in Cda. Especially in the medical field. My tax dollars educate them...then they go to.....the USA (or back to Asia) to realize their profession.
#2487 of 4850 Re: This is going to rattle a few cages [steve_]
May 01, 2013 (4:29 am)
Ouch, just dropped a monkey wrench on my big toe. Your worker's comp is paid up, right
Tis but a flesh wound, fight on nave.....
#2488 of 4850 Re: This is going to rattle a few cages [thecardoc3]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 01, 2013 (6:40 am)
My lawyer says you have unsafe working conditions (greasy, slippery, unteathered tools) and OSHA is coming by this afternoon. See you in court.
May 01, 2013 (8:03 am)
I am completely scratching my head on this one:
"i have a 2003 ford expedition that will sometimes not shut off when the keys is turned off i have to slam the driver door & then before it will start again u have to repeat openeing & shutting the driver door, when this happens you can hear a clicking under the dash."
My only conclusion is that the slamming of the door is merely setting up some kind of vibration in the ignition switch wiring /????
#2490 of 4850 Re: In a related topic... [fintail]
May 01, 2013 (8:53 am)
It is interesting to watch China evolve. Lots of potential, but also a very delicate balancing act, which could tumble with terrible blood loss. As it stands now, it is a bit of a mirage or house of cards.
China has 2 major issues its going to have to deal with in a big way...
1- Significant pollution and the health issues created by them, which also relates to the next item, which is...
2- The repercussions caused by its "1 child" policy. For the current younger generation, there is 50 million more males than females. Add to that anomaly the Chinese custom that children take care of their parents, and you now have basically 1 wage earner taking care of 2 aging adults (4 if married), whereas in the past that responsibility was spread across several children.
So, it seems we aren't the only country that devises and implements half-baked ideas only to find out we missed a lot in understanding the problem in the first place.
Gonna be interesting, that's for sure...
#2491 of 4850 Re: In a related topic... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 01, 2013 (8:57 am)
I agree but I'm afraid much of the former "nation building" has been badly eroded by the flood of recent immigrants who don't bother learning English.
When my father came here from Norway at age 16, he HAD to learn English quickly and he did! He wanted to be a part of the "melting pot" and become an AMERICAN.
I'm afraid we have lost much of this concept.
#2492 of 4850 Re: Here's One for Doc [Mr_Shiftright]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 01, 2013 (9:13 am)
Vibration or an electrical contact in the door somewhere that's triggering something?
One test would be to pound on the dash to see if that lets it start. Where's the big hammer? (not the one that fell on the other guy's toe).
#2493 of 4850 Re: In a related topic... [busiris]
May 01, 2013 (10:26 am)
The gigantic culture of corruption and alarming socio-economic gap won't ensure future stability, either. Even worse than here on those counts.
If anything, it just adds to the mutually assured destruction we have made with our "partner".
And I agree with isell's latest point about demographics - we live in the same are and see similar things, and it aint pretty. At least mechanics will have to know passable English, anyway.
#2494 of 4850 Friends' Mechanic Dilemma in TX
May 01, 2013 (3:24 pm)
So my friend has a '07 Altima that has recently had its CAT converter (warranty) replaced, it has about 65,000 miles with the 2.5 4 cylinder engine.
Some background, apparently, on day 2 of ownership, the engine started smoking into the cabin as he was going down the freeway, and they replaced the engine and CVT transmission in the brand new vehicle. It has been problem free for the last 60K+ miles though, but recently it did need a new CAT converter, a $1,400 dollar repair, but fortunately for him that was recently covered under the long emissions warranty (he bought it in CA).
More recently, he took it to a recommended independent shop because a noise that had been going on for some time around 30 MPH had been getting louder/worse. They diagnosed it clearly on the paperwork as the AC needing replacement and that the compressor was going bad.
$1,400 later he has a great tip top working AC, but the noise is still there. The shop says "OOPS, you need to go to a transmission shop, we don't do transmissions," after the fact. No mention is made on the estimate of a bad transmission.
I think he has the shop by the balls, and could argue that he owes them nothing since they didn't get rid of any noise being the original reason he took it to them. They misdiagnosed in my opinion because the paperwork clearly says the AC is causing the noise according to their tech.
However, in the interest of fairness, I told him that it would be fair if they returned maybe 20% since his AC probably was starting to go bad, and he did notice it was now "tip top." I said perhaps the shop made an "honest" error. He suggested they do a free 30K maintenance on their other vehicle, and I thought that was a fair proposal. He said initially the shop felt they did nothing wrong, and that they got defensive when he used the words "misdiagnosed." I told him to tell them he relied upon their estimate to get the car fixed and get the noise taken care of. Now he might need to spend 2X more if he needs a rebuilt CVT.
Turns out he might luck out as Nissan apparently extended the warranty on the CVT's to 10 years or 120K miles.