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Old 05-05-2019, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by HeyYou View Post
Drive it till the wheels fall out, bolt 'em back on, and drive it some more..... Yup, I subscribe to that theory as well. I think I have owned maybe 3 vehicles in my 42 years of driving, that were built in the same decade I owned them. (and some of them, that only lasted a few months....) I can't afford payments/insurance on a new vehicle...... At least, not till I win the lotto. I buy used, and EXPECT to sink a couple hundred into them immediately, to get them to a level of reliability I am comfy with. It's worked very well for me.
I agree with this, but it's not only that I don't think I can afford it, but I just refuse to pay good money for the crap they're building / selling today. Besides, there's something to be said for being able to take care of it yourself, becuase there are fewer and fewer these days who can, and that doesn't bode well in the world we live in today.

And yes Ralph, I agree, they can get lazy after many years of use, and I picked up a new one to install sometime this week when the rains get done.

Steve
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by glenlloyd View Post
I agree with this, but it's not only that I don't think I can afford it, but I just refuse to pay good money for the crap they're building / selling today. Besides, there's something to be said for being able to take care of it yourself, becuase there are fewer and fewer these days who can, and that doesn't bode well in the world we live in today.

And yes Ralph, I agree, they can get lazy after many years of use, and I picked up a new one to install sometime this week when the rains get done.

Steve
Unfortunately, I am getting to the point that I simply don't WANT to have to do all the work myself any more...... I am getting old, and have other health issues piled on top of that...... (the health issues being the biggest issue.) I would LOVE to have something with a warranty, that I can just take to the dealer when I have a problem...... but, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:56 PM
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I have never owned a car or truck new enuf to still have warranty left... when I bought my 97 Wrangler in 2000 (remains closest thing to new I ever had, 19 years later I still have this Jeep) the sales idiot said that it still had 3 months of warranty left... went to my parts buddy at the Dodge dealer, he ran the VIN and said it was OUT by 3 months.... closest I ever had to a warranty. though I constantly get those 1-800 calls telling me "my warranty is about to run out... we want to renew it" so I then say "Oh, I didn't know I had a warranty on a 1992 (or a 1996) Dakota.... you serious???? " and then they hang up
 
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:51 PM
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It's 7/8 not 3/4.and PLEASE don't use a BOSCH O2, for some reason dodges don't like them. At best it won't last long, sometimes Bosch makes em run worse. IDK what the tech differences are between brands but there's definitely something.
 

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