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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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i absolutley hate working on them have one in the garage now.. wow what a bitch to just change a oil pan gasket.. gotta do all this other crap just to do it.. prolly worst vehicle to work on.

Now question is.. Is that the worst vehicles to work on?
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I don't enjoy working on anything post 1970s, everything i have worked on that is newer pisses me off.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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lol yea i know what ur sayin.. but if u have ever worked on a cadillac damn u gotta remove motor and tranny and subframe from car just to take and do a oil pan gasket
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Since you clearly aren't spending much time on spelling, grammar, and punctuation... you should have all of the time in the world to work on the car
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yea just was hoping it was gonna be a quick job, quick money. but nope
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:21 PM   #6
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Since you clearly aren't spending much time on spelling, grammar, and punctuation... you should have all of the time in the world to work on the car
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lol wow guys.. not even what the post is about lol.. but ok
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lol wow guys.. not even what the post is about lol.. but ok
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lol there isn't any in it. Booblinker we see your good at english. laugh out loud!!
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lol there isn't any in it. Booblinker we see your good at english. laugh out loud!!
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There are no "It will only take a minute" jobs anymore. One thing I learned over the years that if someone says it's a easy job, it'll only take a minute, plan on it taking half the day and include mucho cussing.
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Newer cars are not designed to be worked on. You as the driver are expected to drive it till it breaks then take it to the dealership and pay two to four grand to have a new engine or transmission installed.

Well actually you are expected to replace your car every 5-7 years. Go out and buy that new shiny toy now before your old junk ends up costing you more in repairs. Let us crush all those all junk cars that get 5mpg less fuel mileage for you. Enjoy our inventory of cars weighing 4000 pounds designed to be scraped after a hit in a parking lot.

People wonder why I hate newer cars so much. The fact is I love the technology of newer cars. I just hate the fact that they are very temperamental in terms of reliability. Seems no one wants to pay for a quality product any more. Why buy that $30,000 car when you can simply buy the $11,000 one and replace it in 5 years. Everything is under warranty or extended warranty after all.


I have not worked on to many hard to work on cars because I think about that when buying them. I remember being at the auto-show in 2005 and shaking my head looking at the superduty engine bays.
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HAHAHA. Schweeb is still a dweeb. I love it. Called out by SS of all people. What chu got to say now Schweeb? Mr.Perfact spelar and grammor guy.
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have fun doing that job again because the oil pan gasket doesn't leak on thoses its almost always the gasket where the block splits at the crank.
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have fun doing that job again because the oil pan gasket doesn't leak on thoses its almost always the gasket where the block splits at the crank.
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lol yea i know what ur sayin.. but if u have ever worked on a cadillac damn u gotta remove motor and tranny and subframe from car just to take and do a oil pan gasket
It's called a lower crankcase half gasket. If memory serves me correctly the factory service manual states to replace the main beraings and bolts.
I spent 10 yrs at a gm/cadillac dealership, I say when you own a cadillac you own the cadillac problems & prices.
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Yes, you use a period to end a sentence in a paragraph. When it's a brief statement on a forum, in a text, on Facebook, etc... It's generally acceptable to drop the period, as it doesn't aid in readability in any way. I have in the past conceded that there are items of punctuation that don't add to readability, that are not strictly necessary in the less formal forum environment - but, they are few and far between. Note how these sentences all end in a period since this is more of a paragraph.
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lol yea i know what ur sayin.. but if u have ever worked on a cadillac damn u gotta remove motor and tranny and subframe from car just to take and do a oil pan gasket
Those are good paying jobs, last one we re-sealed IIRC was billed at almost 30 hrs.
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ive never actually done one of them we tell customers at our shop to go to the dealer for those jobs
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If you're intelligent and know what you're doing, newer cars aren't all that hard to work on. Especially when it comes to drivability. Hook up a scan tool, get the code, check a few things with a multi-meter, swap a part and you're done. Personally I'd much rather deal with that then dick with a carburetor for an hour.

Any GM 4WD vehicle requires even more items to be taken off to perform the repair you're talking about. Actually, damn near any 4WD vehicle requires it.

High end European vehicles are a pain to work on though. Several Audis require the bumper covers to be removed just to swap an alternator.
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