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View Poll Results: out of the big 3 what is the easiest to fix
ford 11 22.92%
chevy 32 66.67%
dodge 5 10.42%
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Old 02-17-2004, 07:40 PM
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easiest cars to work on

man i love polls and i have my own opinion on this one but what do you think.

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Old 02-17-2004, 07:47 PM
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Chevy.....all you need is a 9/16 wrench and a hammer.

Sure to get some remarks from the Mopar boys on that one.......hehe
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Old 02-17-2004, 07:50 PM
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hey you need some tape too
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As far as the new cars go, the GMs are easiest for me, the Fords OBD 2 systems are atrocious and the older ones won't give you live data. The Dodges are similar to GMs and not too bad, but that's good cause the Dodges need alot of work.
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i dont care if you are a ford chevy or dodge guy we all agree that by far the new fords are an absolute nightmare to work on.
i mean a common truck like a expidition try doing a tune up on one.
it takes something like 2-4 hours for a freakin tune up
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Gotta love any chevy with a stait 6 and power nothing. You'll never know if they're hard to work on because you never have to work on them.
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:19 PM
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thats not true and you know it!
occasionally you have to change the oil
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Depends on the model.

Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and Toyota are very easy.
Hondas are the hardist cars I've worked on.
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The Dodges are similar to GMs and not too bad, but that's good cause the Dodges need alot of work.
Hey, c'mon.
Have you ever heard of a "Dodge-o-let-me-down"?
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:30 PM
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fast chevy you say mitsubishi is easy?
try doing a clutch and heads on a 92 dodge stealth r/t twin turbo all wheel drive.
halfway through the job you actually think about lowering the car onto your head to end the misery
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word to mitsu !

i use to have a 93' tsi !
good god .. after the timing slipped nd i had to replace the head on it
dsm, fun to drive .. ill pay for someone to work on it
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I would have to say chevys are the easiest to work, but that may be because that is just about all I do work on. However, I did like the 67 Ford Galaxie 500 we used to have. You could change the starter by reaching in from the top.
I also like working on my friend's car. Its a 69 Plymouth Sport Satellite convertible. We stripped the car down to nothing and I learned how to rebuild an engine with that car, how to do most of an interior, and even a little body work.
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ANY V12 Mercedes...try doing the motor mounts..........

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Fords are eaiest.

Less head bolts.

The heads are lighter.

The timing cover comes on and off without removing the pan.

You can take the intake off without removing the distributor.

They are lightweight when taking them in and out of the car.

The valve covers seal up better than Chevys. You get the extra side bolts and bosses. Which brings up a good point. Why don't aftermarket companies make side bolt bosses on their Chevy heads. Then all you would need to do is drill the side of your existing valve covers to match. It would be an easy fix to an age old problem.

The distributor is in the front of the engine and is easy to get to.
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I think if you'd owned all three you wouldn't have chosen chevy. Stock manifolds block the lower head bolts, you have to drop the pan to get the "not very good sealing" stamped steel cover off. THey have 17 unnessisary head bolts. I might add that the valve covers don't seal very well.

Mopars only have ten head bolts, a cast timing cover that doesn't flex at all and seals very well that you can take off without dropping the pan. THey have better sealing valve covers and the magnum heads have 10 valve cover bolts.

I've also owned other ford and chevy products and have never been happy with the engineering (these were 4 popper cars). The dodge mini-van we owned is great to work on, filter can be gotten from the top. Same goes with my jeep. My vote goes to dodge.

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