Originally Posted by cobalt327
We'll just have to disagree on this. There are a LOT of things the factories don't do. But that does not mean the things they don't do aren't things that will improve performance. It is all a matter of cost.
If, on cast iron blocks, they would add just 50 cents worth of nickel to the mix, the resulting product would be superior in every way to what we have had to deal with. But 50 cents times 2 million cars equals 1 million dollars. They will only use what is absolutely necessary to get the job done for 100,000 miles, to the end of the warranty period.